Quick facts

Chennai

Formerly known as Madras, Chennai is the capital city of Indian state Tamil Nadu. Accolades for being the soul of South India, Chennai exhibit a scenic conglomerate of urban villages and a variety of neighborhoods that will pleasantly surprise you. Chennai has kept the artistic and culinary tradition of South India intact. With such enthusiasm and life that's far away from the hustle and hassle, the city is full of contemporary restaurants, luxe hotels, quirky cafes, and swanky clubs to explore. 

Population

7.088 million

State

Tamil Nadu

Culture

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Language

English
Tamil

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must see

Food and Beverage

Budget Eats

Hola
Hola is the casual dining restaurant that’s famous for serving traditional dishes baked in Mesoamerican style. It is spacious, warm, and welcoming to the residents and tourists alike. Hola is famously known for its sea view that only accentuates the setting.

Must Try: Mutton Lasagne &Sauteed Mushrooms
Location: Besant Nagar

Madras Masala
Chennai is full of surprises, and Madras Masala is one among them. Reincarnated from its former Continental-focused lifestyle, Madras Masala offers a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes along with tasteful all-day snacks.

Must Try: Great Biryani
Location: Gandhi Irwin Rd, Egmore

 

Not So Budget Friendly

Raintree
This 25-year old wood-ceilinged South Indian restaurant is famed for being Chennai’s most-visited dining place that serves traditional flavors of Tamil Nadu’s Chettinadu region. Enjoy dining in its leafy garden that’s well decorated with water lilies, especially when the weather is in the mood.

Must Try: Chettinadu’s chilli-laden
Location: Vivanta by Taj, Binny Rd

Cooper 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 specialties mingle with biryanis, chicken kebabs, chargrilled prawns and fluffy-fresh naan.

Must Try: MachchiTikka & Paneer Kebab
Location: Cathedral Rd, Gopalapuram

Hola - While Hola is a casual dining restaurant it has dishes from Mexico, Italy, and other Continents which is known as a meso-american style of cooking. It is spacious, warm, and welcoming to the residents and tourists alike. Hola is famously known for its sea view that only accentuates the setting.

Open Days: Monday to Sunday

Time: 11 AM to 11 PM

Location: 6/1, 2nd Floor, 4th Main Road, Besant Nagar, Chennai

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