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The Raintree

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2 Ground Floor, Binny Road, Anna Salai | Vivanta By Taj Connemara, Express Estate, Thousand Lights, Chennai (Madras) 600002, India
91 44 6600 0000
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
genuine southern charm

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
madhav n
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Nicely laid out buffet with variety, choice and priced very affordable. There was sufficient choice of non vegetarian food, vegetarian food and desserts. the service was commendable.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Oh the flavors of Madras! Went with office colleagues. First off ambience: Excellent ambience. Really bringing out the Madras factor- from cutlery to furniture. Had a non vegetarian thali. They offered a great variety. The service was awesome. A very good place to have a patient lunch. fter a long time I had a South Indian thali for my lunch... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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283 reviews 283 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

What a nice ambiance with great taste of South Indian delicacy in the heart of the city. Located in the heritage Taj Connemara Hotel an ideal place to taste the famous South Indian food. A heartiest welcome by the staff with smile really makes lots of difference when you enter to this restaurant. Started with papodum and you can select... More 

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Nice to share experience when i was in Raintree, I had went to Alwarpet Raintree as well as in Anna salai, both there was a warm welcome and nice food .. But you can prefer buffet rather, it will be a bit expensive, but the value is good ..!

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Jiuzhaigou County, China
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We wandered in at 9:30, so there were few diners in the restaurant. This meant that our service was outstanding, though I had the impression it would be very good regardless. I can't speak to the authenticity, but I can say the food tasted fantastic, and measured up to the cost. Lamb was falling apart it was so tender, and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We had a stop over in Chennai and wanted a relaxing lunch. This resturant offered the promise of authentic local food and had great reviews. We sat outside and enjoyed the garden atmosphere, the service and their food very much. We ordered off the menu but you also get a variety of little surprises, three different kinds of tasty papadoms,... More 

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Guadeloupe
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82 reviews 82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Ground Floor, Binny Road, Anna Salai | Vivanta By Taj Connemara, Express Estate, Thousand Lights, Chennai (Madras) 600002, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Chennai (Madras)
  • Phone Number: 91 44 6600 0000

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  • Cuisine: Indian

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