Long weekend ahead? Got loads of time on hand and can’t decide where to head? Bored of the same old hangout spots? Taste buds craving for something new? Here is a quick look at all that’s brand new and very interesting in the city:
Flower power tea room: Imagine sipping tea out of dainty lil cups and biting into scones topped with thick clotted cream in a garden, by the fire, in an air conditioned room by the beach!! Sounds complicated? Nah. It’s just the new tea room in Chennai! And it’s just wow.
Cuisine: English, tea, desserts.
Vibe : Very English, warm, comforting and English! Straight out of a Jane Austen novel.
My pick : Chocolate cake, Victorian cake and scones.
A meal for two : 600+
Location : Elliot’s beach, Besant nagar.
Burger man : They are back with a bang and with a Uber new look and a healthy New menu!!
Cuisine : Continental, Burger, American, fast food.
Vibe : Young, hip and pacman themed, me likey!
My pick: BBQ chicken burger, chicken boom and the chocolate shake.
Meal for two : 500+
Location : Elliot’s beach, besant nagar.
NSA : No strings attached, Noodles, noodles and more Noddles.. noodles in everything, right from samosa to your pizza toppings! The menu has 11 items and everything is priced between 55-189! Yes. Cross to the heart!
Cuisine : Pizza, fusion food.
Vibe: casual dining/take away.
My pick : Riddle, a medley of fried rice and noodles. No-mo-sa, samosa work aloo and noodles stuffing. Rolly polly – Spring roll with noodles for stuffing!
A meal for two : 300+
Location : Ganapathy ram theater, LB road, Adyar.
Cafe23: Finally, a place in shanti colony that’s worth visiting! The menu is rich in variety, they have covered everything from conti to Indian.
Cuisine: Continental, American, italian.
Vibe : casual, artsy.
My pick: Ferrero rocher shake, the best I’ve had ever. Chicken schitzne.
A meal for two : 600+
Location: Shanti colony, Anna nagar.
BOATS BEACH RESTOBAR : Chennai’s first ever resto bar by the beach! Done up in tones of black and red, the place looks neat. The beach themed knick knacks, the view of the beach is simple awesome.
Cuisine: American, Chinese, finger foods.
Vibes : Casual.
My pick: Machi Carom board, a Sea food platter and Nasi Goreng, a Malaysian delicacies.
A meal for two : 600+.
Location: Elliot’s beach, Besant nagar.
Nasi & Mee: Nasi and Mee translates to “Rice and Noodles” in bhasa and they had me at that!! Nasi and Mee is a breath of fresh air in knk road. Their menu is a cheerful mix of Chinese, Malay, Indonesian, Thai and Singaporean and street food.
Cuisine: Asain, maylaysian, street food.
Vibe: very industrial chic!
My pick : Iced Milo, Nasi Goreng, Chicken Satay, fried ice cream.
A meal for two : 1000+
Location : Knk road, Nungambakkam.
Mashawi : Biryani may be bae but ouzi is soul mate when it comes to food. Ouzi is an middle Eastern dish. Whole lamb/chicken is slow cooked in chefs secret spices, so well cooked that the meat literally just falls off the bones. It’s served on top of aromatic rice, potatoes, eggs and roasted nut.. mmmmmm, words won’t do justice to the dish. It has to be tasted! Now Mashawi is open in shenoy nagar for public. Don’t miss this one. It is delicious and wholesome in every which way.
Cuisine: Middle Eastern.
Vibe : casual/take away.
My pick : Lamb ouzi.
Meal for two : 400+
Location : Shenoy nagar, Anna nagar.
Habanero : Hola Mexican food! After a brief break, they are open in RA PURAM. The menu has more than just your tacos and nachos. They have a bar counter serving some really delicious cocktails and mocktails. The desserts deserve a special mention, they are simply awesome and to die for!
Vibes: Compact and vibrant.
My pick: Sesame lime prawn tostada, the non veg platter – It consists of a burrito bowl, taco (hard/soft shell), mini Chimichanga(deep fried burrito), a portion of Mexican rice, salsa and sauce. Desserts- tres lesches cake, Snicker chimichanga and the sinfully delicious chocolate crumble.
A meal for two : 800+
Location: RA PURAM.
Va pho : Quirk is in and going with it the place looks absolutely funky. The place serves lip smackingly delicious Asian food. The menu is covers a great lot and the food is mind blowing!
Vibes: Quirky, colorful and very retro!
My pick: Thai Ice coffee, Phuket beef Satay, Meat n 9(beef) and the heavenly chocolate mousse.
A meal for two : 1200+
Location: Cathedral road, Gopalapuram.
Deconstructed cafe: Catchy name and the location are two things this one has to it’s advance in addition to a lovely menu. It ain’t the biggest cafe around but it’s perfect if you are in the area.
Cuisine: Coffee, pan cakes, snacks
Vibes: relaxed, chill.
My pick: pancakes and Cheese filled samosa.
A meal for two: 500+
Location: Knk road, Nungambakkam.
There you go, all that I tried and loved and i believe, you will too.. Visited any awesome new place recently? Lemme know, I’d love to try them out!