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Whites Road, Next To Corporation Bank, Royapettah | Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Madras) 600086, India
+91 44 2835 3581
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Set in a verdant garden and verandah of a beautifully restored old...
Set in a verdant garden and verandah of a beautifully restored old warehouse, the Wild Garden Cafe at Amethyst is an oasis in the heart of the city. Our menu offers a carefully curated selection of standard options as well as daily specials. Upstairs, the Amethyst boutique showcases some of India's leading designers across textiles, jewellery, accessories and accents for the home. Bloom, the flower shop, has an exotic and beautiful range of flowers and foliage. Amethyst offers an entire shopping and dining experience.
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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 47
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    Very good
  • 27
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  • 6
    Poor
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best place to relax in Chennai

I always go to Amethyst to relax, have coffee, catch up with friends. Surrounded by lush gardens it's an oasis of peace in the city. Downstairs is a coffee shop. Try their yogurt mouse with figs and honey , especially if you are health conscious. Don't forget to visit the boutique upstairs with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I always go to Amethyst to relax, have coffee, catch up with friends. Surrounded by lush gardens it's an oasis of peace in the city. Downstairs is a coffee shop. Try their yogurt mouse with figs and honey , especially if you are health conscious. Don't forget to visit the boutique upstairs with pricey outfits and some gorgeous jewelry by... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Garden setting is perfect for whiling away an afternoon. Service and staff is prompt but unfriendly. Food is ok at best

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Yes it's the garden that really does it.Green in so many shades.I go there with my kindle and spend hours reading or talking to friends. Good food and drink too. And a few cats sunning themselves or hiding among the plants.The owner is passionate about cats and has a few here (and about seventy or eighty more in her shelter... More 

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Brentwood, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

I visit Amethyst every time I come to Chennai. It is an oasis with its beautiful gardens, lovely food and relaxed atmosphere. Good way to spend a quiet afternoon in a busy city

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Chennai (Madras), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Have been to amethyst a few times now, and it's really an oasis in the hubbub of Chennai. Whilst on a busy road, its lovely garden in a clean sanctuary, fresh & light. Food is good - particularly if you have a sweet tooth, and whilst service can at times be a little slow its evident this is simply representative... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Amethyst allows you to get away from the chaos of Chennai. It's an oasis. The greenery has been created to remove all the stress of modern day Indian cities. The verandah harks back to old colonial bungalows that now exist only in the hill towns in India. The food is good but not great and so is the service...efficient but... More 

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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This restaurant's major drawcard is its lovely garden setting, away from the mad Chennai traffic. The menu is good but the food, when it came, was rather mediocre. The big disappointment was the indifferent to almost hostile service. We eventually had to find someone to give us a menu, and then getting an order in took another trip to the... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Yes a premium restaurant with greenery around and with a good ambience. You will be surpriced to see such open space and trees/plants aound with good space for parking in the centre of the city. food was good @ Premium.

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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The only thing going for the place is the setting. It is tranquil. That is where the positives end. Just had lunch with the family. Not sure what the role of the staff who seat you are because you are basically left to find your own seat (which we did). Then we order, pretty simple, 4 meals, 4 drinks. The... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you are looking to get away from the noise, crowds and pollution of Madras city, go to Amethyst cafe. Its a huge garden filled with trees and plants and you will feel relaxed right away when you arrive. The coffee and tea selections are great. I didn't try any of the food but the options seem good. This is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Whites Road, Next To Corporation Bank, Royapettah | Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Madras) 600086, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Chennai (Madras)
  • Phone Number: +91 44 2835 3581

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

Set in a verdant garden and verandah of a beautifully restored old warehouse, the Wild Garden Cafe at Amethyst is an oasis in the heart of the city. Our menu offers a carefully curated selection of standard options as well as daily specials. Upstairs, the Amethyst boutique showcases some of India's leading designers across textiles, jewellery, accessories and accents for the home. Bloom, the flower shop, has an exotic and beautiful range of flowers and foliage. Amethyst offers an entire shopping and dining experience.

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