Italiano

Weekday lunch at a locality I don’t visit much as always got me excited. Italiano worked best on two footings, cost wise as well as for cuisine preference. It is a neat place with self-service, their walls are covered with posters all dedicated to the love of food. Unfortunately, they did not have their Panini…

Dallay

When my strict student budget turned into a monthly salary with no baggage to explain my expenses, my zomato bookmarks did not have a price limitation on it! But guess what? Fancy places with no good food never survives! Why flashback story? I went to Dallay in Velachery recently, though the service was bad, food…

Copper Chimney

Never having been to this famous North Indian cuisine restaurant, dining here got me all excited. Being located inside Phoenix mall, the place is tucked on a quite side on the second floor next to chili’s. The place is quite spacious and the interiors & the decor are made up with eye soothing colours with…

Soy Soi

The new fancy place in town is “Soy Soi”, I kept saying their name aloud just because it sounds like a tongue twister 😀 The place is right on the main road and they have valet parking for cars and for two wheeler, the side road can be used. The place is like a dark…

Maggevala

Maggie and a hostelier go hand in hand. The best friend you turn to when mess food is bad! A kind of friend who is always there for you Why the Maggie sentiments suddenly? Well I went to a Maggie centered cafe. Located in Kodambakkam, the place is easy to spot but parking cars would…

Lloyd’s Tea House

Saturday morning quick breakfast before office was the plan! But the delay in getting the food and the empty cafe made me go in a little late to office! Let’s hope no one from office reads this and the grapevine reaches, you know where!  This cafe in Gopalapuram inspires one to travel, that even their…

Calamari

It was our last meal in Goa and we traveled a long way to Candolim beach to eat at Calamari. He hoped it would be good and not expensive! (End of vacation woes)     The place is beautiful with dark blue and white contrasts. Their outside seating opens up to the beach and we…

Orange Wok

Quick lunch was the plan but that did not happen! We went to Orange Wok, in Nungambakkam, above “The Raymond Store”. A side staircase leads you up to the place, which has both indoor and outdoor seating. The place is made up with simple solid colours yet with quirky light lamps. From the menu, we…

The Flying Elephant

The Italian Food festival by Chef Nicola Costa at The Flying Elephant, Park Hyatt, got me sliding out of office as quietly as a cat. They took the liberty to have a set menu and saving us from the gruelling process of deciding what to eat. Well baked Garlic bread was served first with a…

Paprika – Courtyard by Marriot

“Super heroes” Themed brunch! Well it took only seconds for the theme to sink in 🙂 Being grown up have nothing to do with liking superheroes but my mother never ever will agree! Anyway, Paprika in Courtyard Marriot hosts themed brunches and this month it was the “Super Heroes” theme. Their desserts, their waiting staff,…

Cafe 23

Every six months I have an exam where I perform miserably. But I still look forward to it because after the end of the last exam, my school friends and I make it a point to meet no matter what (has worked out till date) And this time we chose Café 23, since it was…

Bike & Barrel

On an invite to the Ladies’ night at Bike and Barrel at the Residency towers, I walked into this pub purely decored around bikes and booze. This place is one of the few pubs in Chennai which is open till 3 a.m and on every Wednesdays, they have complimentary drinks for the ladies. I started…