We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
2, Ground Floor, Binny Road, Anna Salai, Thousand Lights | Vivanta By Taj Connemara, Chennai (Madras) 600002, India
(+91) 44 66000000
Website
Add hours for The Raintree and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 67 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
India Incredible India

You are visiting Chennai or you have guest overseas visiting you in Chennai and you want a fantastic South Indian meal, head to The Raintree at Connemara Hotel. My wife and me had an unforgetable meal and experience there. You order the Indian set meal and attack the cart with the chutneys and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Alphonse Lae P
,
Malaysia
Add Photo Write a Review

67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Malaysia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

You are visiting Chennai or you have guest overseas visiting you in Chennai and you want a fantastic South Indian meal, head to The Raintree at Connemara Hotel. My wife and me had an unforgetable meal and experience there. You order the Indian set meal and attack the cart with the chutneys and pickles (never tasted so many varieties of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chennai (Madras), India
Level Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The experience starts from the lobby. The lady took us all the way to Restaurant and she was very good in explaining the hotel. I got little worried after not seeing any guest in the restaurant . As I was with my friends family for lunch and wanted them to experience chettinad food, I ordered sea food and some chicken.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We went here for my parents' 30th wedding anniversary. The staff were very helpful, great ambiance, nice Tamil music and great tasty food. They even baked a cake especially for us. One of the best South Indian Chettinad restaurants I've ever been to! Highly recommend it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kanathur, India
Level Contributor
163 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

You are welcomed with jasmine mala strips. Earlier you had seating in the open, but you do get pest who bother you, so the option of sitting inside is available. AS you sit, you are served with different Waddams and thereafter you get a Chutney and pickle trolley. After you have indulged in that you moved on to the next... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chennai (Madras), India
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Visited Raintree after using offer from Citibank Restaurant Week. The service was excellent as one would expect for a 5 star hotel. Both the starters and main course were very good. The deserts were not so great though. It is an expensive restaurant but fortunately our bill was much lower thanks to the offer from Citibank.

Was this review helpful? Yes
India
Level Contributor
104 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Great ambiance. Nicely spaced out tables that ensure privacy while dining. Quiet place. Great service typical of Taj - they try to customize to the extent possible. Never say no is their motive. Great food. One is never disappointed at a Taj outlet, in my experience. This being a Chettinad cuisine restaurant- if you do not like Garlic, stay away... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Navi Mumbai, India
Level Contributor
19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Food was tasty and really good. South Indian thali was really charming and you can enjoy every south Indian food is this thali.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Level Contributor
110 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Across the globe,there is something about the south that is special.In the US,southern acents are softer,the manners more pleasant. In china,women prefer husbands from the south of that country to men from the north,or so they claim. And in India,traditions have been kept pristine in the south,principally in Tamil Nadu,which has a unique culture dating back millenia. There is little... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is a fantastic way to experience South Indian food at its best. We started with some great cocktails and then tried the non-veg set menu, which is like a degustation. The food was stunning and the service was friendly and helpful. It cost about R10,000 (US$160) which was our most expensive meal in India by far, but well worth... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Chennai (Madras), India
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

What a nice ambiance with great taste of South Indian food in the heart of the city, The quality of food and ambiance is very good. we have more option for "desserts". The Service was Nice.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed The Raintree also viewed

Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
 
Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
 

Been to The Raintree? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Raintree

Address: 2, Ground Floor, Binny Road, Anna Salai, Thousand Lights | Vivanta By Taj Connemara, Chennai (Madras) 600002, India
Phone Number: (+91) 44 66000000
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Chennai (Madras)
Cuisine: Indian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2, Ground Floor, Binny Road, Anna Salai, Thousand Lights | Vivanta By Taj Connemara, Chennai (Madras) 600002, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Chennai (Madras)
  • Phone Number: (+91) 44 66000000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Raintree staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?