Prems Graama Bhojanam

For some authentic grameen bhojanam. Its traditional with a twist and has some very interesting recipes made from not so interesting ingredients. Very much cost effective too.

What – Traditional South Indian

Where – 19, Sardar Patel Road, Next To GRT, Adyar, Chennai, Contact No. 044 30853709

When- 12 Noon to 3 PM, 7 PM to 10 PM

How Much – Rs. 300 for 2 (approx.)

Alcohol – No

Must Have Dishes – Regular Meals, Uthappams

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Olive & Basil

Super cost effective place. Great Service and some tasty food. Although, the surrounding amibiance might not motivate you to visit the place, you should break free from the usual stereotype of a glass door entrance to a restaurant!

What – Thai, Chinese

Where – 26, Sardar Patel Road, Adyar, Chennai. 044 30853608

When-  11 AM to 3:30 PM, 7 PM to 11 PM

How Much – Rs. 600 for 2

Alcohol – No

Must Have Dishes – Dragon Chicken, Dragon Paneer, eight treasure hot pot

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Cleo’s Grill & Café

For those late night cravings, its more than just a café. Probably one of those rare places that’s open till 3 am, great place for chicken based Chinese dishes.

What –  Grills & International cuisine

Where – 115, 4th Avenue, Indra Nagar, Adyar, Chennai, Contact No. 044 30853769

When- 12 Noon to 3:30 PM, 6:30 PM to 3 AM

How Much – Rs. 1,200 for 2 (approx.)

Alcohol – No

Must Have Dishes – Chilli Garlic Chicken, Chicken fried rice, hoisin chicken gravy

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One place which is exclusive veg and has done great justice as well. Great ambiance, tasty food, best for a weekday lunch.

What – Indian / European Veg Only

Where – 17/18, Sardar Patel Road, Above GRT Jewellery, Adyar, Chennai, Contact No 044 33011518

When- 12 Noon to 3 PM, 7 PM to 10:30 PMWhat –

How Much – Rs. 900 for 2 (approx.)

Alcohol – No

Must Have Dishes – Fondue, Big Nachos, Quesedillas

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A fine dining experience at a very affordable cost. Quick Service and a great buffet menu as well.

What –  Veg/Non-Veg Fine Dining / Buffet

Where – 15, 1st Floor, Sardar Patel Road, Near Ramkay TVS Showroom,Adyar, Chennai Contact No. 044 30853952

When – 12:15 PM to 3 PM, 7:15 PM to 11 PM

How Much – Rs. 1,500 for 2 (approx.)

Alcohol – No

Must Have Dishes – Dal Sigree, Kadhai Paneer


Cheesy Juicy Burgers

For the lip smacking burgers and sandwiches on a hungry evening. A cute place to hang out with friends, and very much cost effective.

What –  Quick Eats

Where – 30/B, Opposite Bril Ink Company, L B Road, Thirvanmiyur, Adyar, Chennai,

Contact No. +(91)-8939888880

When- 10:30 AM to 11 PM

How Much – Rs. 300 for 2 (approx.)

Alcohol – No

Must Have Dishes – Spicy Cheesy paneer sandwich, A CJB special – The Boss burger


That Madras Place

For some yum pasta and yummier desserts! Do not be afraid to indulge, and a very interesting place with madras themed doodles all around.

What – European Cuisine, Desserts

Where – 34/29, 2nd Main Road, Kasturibai Nagar, Adyar, Chennai 600020, 044 30853819

When- 12 Noon to 9:30 PM

How Much – Rs. 1,100 for 2 (approx.)

Alcohol – No

Must Have Dishes – Beef Mince with Fries, Chicken Ravioli, Theobroma cake, Nutella chocolate Cake

That Madras Place Adyar

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Bombay Brasserie

For some calm, finesse and fulfilling food! A great place to dine in, located at the heart of Adyar, this place has become the talk of the town for its unique atmosphere and some great food that leaves you coming back for more.

What – North Indian Cuisine

Where – Villa 77, 1st Main Road, Gandhinagar, Adyar, Chennai, 044 24913443, 044 24914554

When-  12 Noon to 3:30 PM, 7 PM to 11:30 PM

How Much –  Rs. 1,500 for 2 (approx.)

Alcohol – NO

Must Have Dishes –  Galawati Kebab, Nariyal aur Subz shorba, Gun powder Potatoes, Paneer Tikka Butter Masala


Azzuri Bay

The perfect venue for that perfect date. Overlooking the Adyar River, this place is known for its rooftop dining and some great food to go with it.

What – South Indian, European, Continental

Where – 13, 1st Crescent Road, Gandhinagar, Adyar, Chennai

When- 12 Noon to 3 PM, 7 PM to 11 PM

How Much – Rs. 1,000 for 2 (approx.)

Alcohol – No

Must Have Dishes – Hunan Chicken Gravy, Mutton Keema Dosa, Veg Soring Roll

Azzuri Bay Adyar

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Rain Forest

Known for its unique forest-y ambiance, it’s quite difficult to get a table on a weekend. A great place for some fun family time and some good food.

What – North Indian, Chinese, Continental

Where – 41 & 42, 1st Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai. +91 9840999555

When- 12 Noon to 3 PM, 7 PM to 11 PM

How Much – Rs. 700 for 2 (approx.)

Alcohol – No

Must Have Dishes – Butter Chicken, Chicken Steak


PS: The restaurants have been listed in no specific order.