Alwarpet. A central part of Chennai city and one of its upscale living areas. It is also the place where the density of restaurants and cafes is so high that everywhere you look there is a place for you to grab a bite. All kinds of cuisines are concentrated in the area and you will be spoilt for choice. One of the reasons it is a great place for restaurant businesses to start is because it is very accessible from all other parts of the city. TTK Road is the main road where most of the eateries can be found, but many others also lie nestled in the leafy lanes.
Take a look at some of the best places to eat here :
The first three places on the list are located in the same building. We always get confused when we go there about picking which restaurant to go into. It is a good kind of confusion.
Batlivala & Khanaboy
40, Maharaja Surya Road, Venus Colony, Alwarpet, Chennai, Ph.: 082205 55448
As you enter this place, you will be hit by a wave of nostalgia. Parsi photos and caricatures along with old posters and a large old transistor radio will make you feel like you are in a Parsi home. The food is eggcellent (Parsi’s love their eggs you see) and the all-day dining menu is very good.
40, Maharaja Surya Road, Venus Colony, Alwarpet, Chennai, Ph.: 082205 55447
Another homely place, this is like walking into a Maratha home where the resident lady will embrace you with her lovely food laced with maternal love. Check out the must eats of this restaurant here.
40, Maharaja Surya Road, Venus Colony, Alwarpet, Chennai, Ph.: 082205 55449
The third place in this building, takes you all the way to Ethiopia. It is a great place to come in as a group because Ethiopian cuisine is mostly based on shared plates.
Royal Sandwich Shop
Shop No.159/160, TT Krishnamachari Rd, Alwarpet, Chennai, Ph.: 098418 91268
The best sandwiches in all of Chennai. That is pretty much all there is to say. The image here is only a quarter portion of their very innovative extensive menu.
146, TTK Road, Alwarpet, Chennai, Ph.: 044 2432 2640
This is the go to place for authentic Thai cuisine. The Pad Thai and the Top Yum soup are the best taste of the original that you will get.
Pantry D’or Cordon Bleu
2/13 AWest Street, Cooperative Colony, Sri Ram Nagar, Alwarpet, Chennai
A continental café that serves great food at affordable rates. The Stroganoff and Steak are must haves.
1ST Floor, No: 146, TTK Road, Alwarpet, Chennai – 600018, Chennai, Ph.: 044 3221 6635
The best sushi and Japanese style teppanyaki in Chennai. Teppanyaki is a highly entertaining style of cooking and you will see lots of smoke, fire and cool tricks used by the talented chefs.
The Old Madras Baking Company
279, TT Krishnamachari Rd, Sri Ram Nagar, Alwarpet, Chennai, Ph.: 044 4208 4422
Who doesn’t love the smell of fresh baked bread? When you pass by The Old Madras baking Company and someone opens the door, you will automatically be drawn in by the heavenly scent of baked goods. You will truly be amazed at how good everything here tastes.
The Raintree Hotel 120, St Marys Road,Alwarpet, Chennai, Ph.: 098123 17745
The unique thing about this place is that they have a DIY wok station where you can ask the chef to create stir-fries of your choice. Visiting this chic dining room is a must for your special occasions.
The English Tearoom
17, Kasturi Ranga Rd, Kasturi Estate, Alwarpet, Chennai, Ph.: 044 2499 6499
This place takes you to a land far far away, where you will not be bothered by any stress or care. A true delight. Read more about the experience here.
11, Bawa Rd, Sriram Colony, Alwarpet, Chennai, Ph.: 044 4210 9990
Located at an old colonial building, this space will fuel your body and mind. Full of greenery and charm. They serve typical bistro comfort food and their Freakshakes are a must have.
The Cupcake Company
No.187, Saint Marys Road, Alwarpet, Chennai, Ph.: 091768 08806
Custom cupcakes, cakes and other desserts from a bright and breezy colour-splashed venue. You must try the Boston Cream Cupcake and the Pink Panther.