Restaurants

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 thatched rooftop loaded with low-slung purple-cushioned booths. Expect…
Top Choice Indian in Chennai

Hotel Saravana Bhavan

Dependably delish, Chennai's famous vegetarian chain doles out epically good South Indian thalis and breakfasts (idlis and vadas ₹15 to ₹35, dosas ₹20 to ₹40), filter coffee and other Indian vegetarian fare. This br…
Top Choice Multicuisine in Chennai

Amethyst

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 North Indian in Chennai

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 Continental in Puducherry (Pondicherry)

Villa Shanti

Smart candlelit tables in a palm-dotted pillared courtyard attached to a colourful cocktail bar create a casually fancy vibe at this packed-out hotel restaurant, one of Pondy's hottest dining spots. The building's c…
Top Choice Cafe in Puducherry (Pondicherry)

Domus

A laid-back, health-focused, all-veg hideaway cafe in the hushed garden of a zany design shop, where faded turquoise pillars clash beautifully against red walls. Dig into wholesome muesli breakfasts, build your own …
Top Choice North Indian in Chennai

Copper Chimney

Meat-eaters will drool over the yummy North Indian tandoori dishes served in stylishly minimalist surroundings, but the veg food here is fantastic too. Jain specialities mingle with biryanis, chicken kebabs, chargri…
Top Choice Italian in Puducherry (Pondicherry)

La Pasta World

Pasta lovers should make a pilgrimage to this little Tamil-Quarter spot with just a few check-cloth tables, where a real Italian concocts her own authentically yummy sauces and bubbles up her own perfect pasta in an…
Top Choice Multicuisine in Coonoor

La Belle Vie

With tables on the veranda of a beautifully revamped 19th-century bungalow, La Belle Vie has guests driving miles for its flavour-popping European-Indian food. Gazing out over the Nilgiris beyond a lovely lawn full …
Top Choice South Indian in Madurai

Murugan Idli Shop

Though it now has multiple Chennai branches, Murugan is Madurai born and bred. Here you can put the fluffy signature idlis and chutneys to the test, and feast on South Indian favourites like dosas, vadas and uttapam…