Chennai (Madras) restaurants

Top Choice Multicuisine in Chennai (Madras)

Amethyst

Set in an exquisitely converted warehouse with a wraparound verandah from which tables spill out into lush gardens, Amethyst is a nostalgically posh haven that's outrageously popular with expats and well-off Chennai…
Top Choice North Indian in Chennai (Madras)

Peshawri

Perfect for a five-star splash-out, the ITC's signature Northwest Frontier restaurant serves inventive, flavour-popping creations at intimate booths alongside a glassed-in kitchen that gets you right in on the culin…
Top Choice North Indian in Chennai (Madras)

Copper Chimney

Meat-eaters will drool over the yummy North Indian tandoori dishes served in well-lit, stylishly minimalist surroundings, but the veg food here is fantastic too. Jain specialities mingle with biryanis, chicken kebab…
Top Choice Indian in Chennai (Madras)

Annalakshmi

Very fine South and North Indian vegetarian fare, plus glorious fresh juices, in a beautiful dining room decorated with carvings and paintings, inside a high-rise behind the Air India building. Buffet lunches and di…
Burgers in Chennai (Madras)

Double Roti

'Double roti' refers to burger buns – the semi-open kitchen at this always-packed, super-casual, industrial-chic cafe plates them up with fun, flair and buckets of flavour. Lemonades and milkshakes are served in jar…
Keralan in Chennai (Madras)

Enté Keralam

A calm ambience seeps through the four orange-toned, three- to four-table rooms of this elegant Keralan restaurant. Lightly spiced pachakkari vegetable stew is served with light, fluffy appam (rice pancake), the All…
South Indian in Chennai (Madras)

Junior Kuppanna

From an impeccably clean kitchen (which you're welcome to tour) come limitless, flavour-packed lunchtime thalis, dished up traditional-style on banana leaves. This typical, frenzied Chennai 'mess' also has a full me…
South Indian in Chennai (Madras)

Southern Spice

Silver palm-shaped plates, wood-carved pillars, candlelit tables and flower bowls recreate a swish South Indian palace setting for some of Chennai's finest South Indian food. Glammed-up thalis come in veg, nonveg, s…
Asian in Chennai (Madras)

Chap Chay

Zingy Thai curries, delicately flavoured dim sum and outstanding, unlimited build-your-own stir-fries set the scene at this classy (but pricey) pan-Asian restaurant, tucked into the basement of the ecofriendly Raint…
Cafe in Chennai (Madras)

Writer's Cafe

Half Higginbotham's bookshop, half casual cafe/restaurant, this is one of the best spots in Chennai for inexpensively priced, finely prepared, international food – from pastas to Thai curries and chicken with gravy …