Hood Food: The Chennai Guide – 7 Delicious Restaurants in Adyar


Named after the Adyar River, this area of Chennai is a neighbour of Besant Nagar and also one of the most expensive places to live in the city. But that doesn’t mean that the restaurants and cafes are expensive and unaffordable. These quaint and colourful restaurants draw in crowds from everywhere, not just the Adyar area. And because Adyar is made up of various neighbourhoods, we’ve broken it down even further. 

When in Chennai, you must stop by these Adyar eateries.

That Madras Place, Kasturibai Nagar


This colourful restaurant in Adyar is the perfect hang out spot whether you’re coming with friends or for a meeting. Everything about That Madras Place is colourful and fun, including the menu which has various European specials for you to choose from.

Cleo’s Bistro – World of Grills, Indira Nagar



Looking for some kebabs and grills? Then Cleo’s is where you need to be. The mixed cuisine includes Pan-Asian food, barbecues and Western. They also have seafood in some interesting avatars.

Waffles Thru The Day, Indira Nagar

waffles thru the day

Obviously what they’re known for are their waffles, but they’ve also got other things for their breakfast spread all day! They’re even open early and have lots of desserts to choose from.

Bombay Brasserie, Gandhi Nagar

Bombay Brasserie

Swing by the restaurant if you’re craving North Indian or Mughlai food and looking for somewhere to go with your friends for a quiet afternoon.

Craveyard Café, Gandhi Nagar

Craveyard Café

As the name suggests, this café satisfies all your cravings with their homemade pizzas and fries, burgers and more. While not ideal to sit outside during the summer, it’s still a quaint little place to check out.

The Stop, Gandhi Nagar

the stop

They call themselves a ‘gaming restaurant’ and that’s pretty clear from all the sports themed things hanging around. They even have a pool table and comfy chairs for their patrons. They’ve got burgers and fries and pastas on their menu.

M’BESSY Kitchen & Bar, Besant Avenue


This new multi-cuisine restaurant is the latest addition to fun and exciting hang out spots in Adyar. The ambiance and their style are what will catch your eye first.