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2, Ground Floor, Binny Road, Anna Salai, Thousand Lights | Vivanta By Taj Connemara, Chennai (Madras) 600002, India
(+91) 44 66000000
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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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
Best mutton curry I've ever had

I used to frequent this restaurant many years ago and was happy to see on this visit that they now have an air conditioned indoor dining area apart from the outside seating as well. The chutney and pickle cart that they bring around with the papad at the beginning of the meal is an innovative... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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97 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I used to frequent this restaurant many years ago and was happy to see on this visit that they now have an air conditioned indoor dining area apart from the outside seating as well. The chutney and pickle cart that they bring around with the papad at the beginning of the meal is an innovative touch. The chicken starter we... More 

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Enjoyed lunch with family. The restaurant is well known for Chettinad food. Good ambiance. Excellent service. Food taste was great. Would like to visit again.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Good food with amazing flavors. the variety of food and courtesy of staff is excellent. the music and ambiance is good

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Malaysia
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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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 

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Adelaide, Australia
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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!

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Kanathur, India
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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 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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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.

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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 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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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.

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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

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  • Cuisine: Indian

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