Top Choice Multicuisine in Chennai


Set in an exquisitely converted warehouse with a wraparound veranda from which tables spill out into lush gardens, Amethyst is a nostalgically posh haven that's outrageously popular with expats and well-off Chennaii…
Top Choice Multicuisine in Puducherry (Pondicherry)


Deservedly popular for its excellent Continental cuisine, Satsanga, like most places in this genre, offers a full Indian menu as well. It's especially strong on steaks, fish, prawns and pâtés. There are good vegetar…
Top Choice Indian in Chennai

Hotel Saravana Bhavan

Dependably delish, South Indian thali 'meals’ at this famous Chennai vegetarian chain run around ₹80 to ₹100. It's also excellent for South Indian breakfasts (idlis and vadas from ₹33), filter coffee and other India…
Top Choice North Indian in Chennai

Copper Chimney

Meat-eaters will drool over the yummy North Indian tandoori dishes served here in stylishly minimalist surroundings, but the veg food is fantastic too (even some Jain specialities). The machchi tikka – skewers of ta…
Top Choice Italian in Puducherry (Pondicherry)

La Pasta

Pasta lovers should make a pilgrimage to this little spot with just four check-cloth tables, where a real Italian whips up her own authentically yummy sauces and concocts her own perfect pasta in an open-plan kitche…
Top Choice Multicuisine in Kodaikanal (Kodai)

Carlton Hotel

Definitely the place to come for a splash-out buffet fill-up: a huge variety of excellent Indian and Continental dishes in limitless quantity.
Top Choice South Indian in Chennai


Widely considered Chennai's finest South Indian restaurant, Dakshin specialises in the cuisines of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Traditional sculptures and mirrored pillars set the temple-inspire…
Top Choice Cafe in Tiruvannamalai

Dreaming Tree

Super-chilled Dreaming Tree dishes out huge portions of exquisite, health-focused veg fare, prepped with mostly organic ingredients, on a breezy hut-like rooftop with hammocks. Fabulous 'hippie salads' and grilled p…
Multicuisine in Chennai


This 1st-floor cafe feels a continent away from Chennai, except that Chennaiites love it too. Flowery wallpaper, leaves through the windows, wicker chairs, wi-fi (per hour ₹100), wonderful carrot cake and cappuccino…
Chinese in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Shinkow’s Chinese Restaurant

Shinkow’s is an Ooty institution and the simple menu of chicken, pork, beef, fish, noodles and rice dishes is reliably good and quick to arrive at your check-print table.