Best places to eat in Chennai

Chennai in Tamil Nadu has some of the most popular restaurants in South India.

Even though mostly vegetarian fare is served, you can still enjoy some really good non -vegetarian cuisine including North-Indian fare.

Here are some popular eateries where one can go.

1. Zodiac

Zodiac has been adjudged one of best restaurant-cum-bar in Chennai. It has a pleasant ambience with a hint of nostalgia. The pub lunches are quite popular and the food is sumptuous here. It is popular among the city’s foodies due to the combination of decent pricing with large variety of food and drinks.

For reservations, call :(+91) 44 28161000, (+91) 44 43911000

Address : The Accord Metropolitan, 1st Floor, GN Chetty Road, Thyagaraya Nagar, Chennai, 600017

2. Bike And Barrel Bar

This is a unique restaurant where the walls are filled with global memorabilia and interesting signs. It even has a bike hanging from the ceiling and booze barrels form the base of some tables, hence the name.

Go for the awesome food and for a night of chilled out fun with family and friends.

Call: (+91) 44 28156363

Address: The Residency Towers, First Floor, Sir Thyagaraya Road, Thyagaraya Nagar, Chennai, 600017

3. Adyar Ananda Bhavan

A place for authentic South Indian food, they serve really delicious Chaat, South Indian Tiffin, Dosa, Idli, Vada and Chola Puri.

The outlet has some really delicious North and South Indian fare. The best time to visit is after four in the evening and before seven, otherwise the place can get very crowded.

Do try the delicious sweets — Kesar Badam Milk, Kaju Cutlets, Poli; they are one of the best in the city.

Call: (+91) 44 23453031

Address: 70, Main Street, Mylapore, Chennai, 600004

4. Arcot Bar

Arcot Bar at the Trident Hotel has a beautiful décor of paintings of army general which gaze down upon the diners.

A place to chill with your family and friends, you can get all kinds of drinks. From Grey Goose and Ciroc to Corona and Drambuie , you can get everything there.

Do try the delicious Spring Rolls, Fish Fingers or Chicken Tikkas. The sofas are designed to make it a sit-back-and-relax experience.

The recommended cocktails are Rosa (guava vodka mix) and the Tria (vodka based pineapple cocktail). During Happy Hours, between 3:30 PM and 6:30 PM, you will get 25 % off on Indian spirits and wines.

Call: (+91) 98 84302727, (+91) 44 22344747

Address: Trident Hotel, Lobby level, GST Road, Meenambakkam, Chennai, 600027

5. 10 Downing Street

10 Downing Street is a well known boutique hotel, which is frequented by guests and diners.

With a dance floor and a karaoke screen, it is a great place to be. The place has a Ladies’ Night on Wednesday and Karaoke Nights on Thursdays.

The drinks menu is extensive and the flaming shooters are the high point of 10 Downing Street.

Go for their fixed menu option. where you can have a glass of beer, or soft drink or soup and it is followed by different styles of cuisine like Indian, Oriental and European.

Call: (+91) 98 40510203, (+91) 80 56005079


Kences Inn Boutique Hotel, 50, Ground Floor, North Boag Road, Thyagaraya Nagar, Chennai, 600017

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