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2, Ground Floor, Binny Road, Anna Salai, Express Estate, Thousand Lights | Vivanta by Taj Connemara, Chennai (Madras) 600002, India
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Ranked #25 of 2,139 restaurants in Chennai (Madras)
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Apr 10, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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94% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Great place to taste authentic chettinad food and the best in Chennai. The presentation is execellent, the explanations on the food served is very good. The service is courteous, staff are warm, makes good suggestion. They are generous, serves more food than ordered. The ambience is not like a Chettinad house. A must visit to taste good quality food.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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95 reviews 95 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I have visited Raintree hotel for my cousin's wedding reception. The ambiance of the hall was extremely good, the infrastructure of the building was really impressive. Staffs working there were so amicable and treated us very well. They have arranged for Buffet lunch & there are lot of varieties of dishes with good taste. Really a good place to arrange... More

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Always good to be in South Indian Metro City. On top added the charm of experiencing one of the most courteous services, thanks to Raintree ! Recommended

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Mumbai, India
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Great place to sample Chettinad food. Really excellent and staff is very good. Quality of food and presentation are excellent. Must visit place in Chennai if you are not from Chennai.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

The rain tree remains exceptional. Right from the ambience to the service, and finally the food - all remain as good as ever. Along with the prawns and lamb, tried the duck roast which was very well made. Rounded off with the heavenly elaneer payasam, their signature dessert. Will surely visit this place again and again

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Hartford, CT
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84 reviews 84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Had a fantastic dining experience. When I ate here, the restaurant was far from full to capacity, and the servers gave me their full attention. The restaurant itself is stunningly beautiful. I was given a plate of poppadum/crackers as a starter, and chose homemade pickles, chutneys and podis from a large trolley, to accompany. Very delicious! I had a lamb... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Yes. I always thought of the Connemara as "just another business hotel" and never set foot there. We went to take a look at the banquets, however, and stopped for a quick bite. The first surprise was the pathway to the restaurant. Flanked by stone pillars, dimly lit.. it was like we were miles away from the city. The restaurant... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Great restaurant. The redone design is more modern and nice. Live music is gone which is a minus but it makes it easier to have a business conversation Very good service. Outdoor seating is nice but Chennai has mosquitoes. So better to be careful despite the great ambience

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Superb décor, Comfortable to sit and eat. Brilliant and attentive staff. A gastronomic tour of the region. Chettinad chicked to die for. We have pickle trays in the UK, here they have a pickle trolley! When we wanted to know how something was made, they immediately sent for the chef who came out and explained what we wanted to know.... More

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Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

took my chennai team head for dinner to have a quite and serious conversation and the place was perfectly suited. it is quite, the food spread is decent (wont say excellent) and the service is good and the attendants are prompt and attentive. the lighting is good and it overlooks the pool and seating is quite comfortable. good for long... More

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