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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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Ranked #72 of 2,593 Restaurants in Chennai (Madras)
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW 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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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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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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I was in awe to see such a sprawling place bang in the middle of the city. The décor is extremely tastefully done. The crowd is very classy. The food is quite good. The place would have been perfect if they could serve alcohol. It is quite expensive but worth the money purely for the ambience. And the pastry shop... More 

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Chennai
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77 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The old amethyst was set in and around an old colonial bungalow and in a lush green setting. I take my family there regularly to soak in the ambiance. They have now moved out moved to a bigger place which is green and nice but the fantastic old ambiance is a shade down but still a nice place to lounge.Lots... More 

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

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