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Amethyst Cafe

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Whites Road, Next To Corporation Bank, Royapettah, Chennai (Madras) 600014, India
+91 44 4599 1633
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

This was a lovely find! It's so hidden even though just off the main road that you don't even feel like you're in Chennai anymore. The food is great and the service is lovely. It was the perfect setting for a nice dinner away from the hustle and bustle.

Thank Charlotte C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017

Found this place through the Lonely Planet guide, wish we'd got around to coming sooner on our trip! A real gem and oasis of calm in this bustling noisy city. Food was excellent value and quality, service was a lot better than previous reviews suggest is the norm, was happy to leave a deserved tip.will definitely return before we leave... More 

Thank sally v
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017

We went for a late lunch and were not disappointed, even if service is a bit slow. The surroundings are a delight with seating in a lovely garden and also an inside room with AC. The menu is an international surprise, with the most carefully chosen options and not the usual things at all although they are there too. You... More 

Thank Derek G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017

Next to all major offcies on Mount Road, Whites Road and Riyapettah it is excellent loacted place for a quick break. It has an open air cafe and also a sit in place. The sit out is like a porch where you cn enjoy nature as you sip your cae. Also a happening place for the fashinistas some exhibition or... More 

Thank JumboMumbai
Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2017

Relaxation in a beautiful environment. Peaceful, amazing food and for shoppers - there's the 1st floor

Thank shivlasaksena
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

I love this place and visit each time I'm in Chennai. The crazy hustle bustle of the city is easily forgotten amidst the lovely gardens, beautiful fresh food and relaxing colonial style surroundings. The cakes are delicious, fresh juices and salads are too and, in my opinion, it's 'safe' to eat raw food here, where I might not in many... More 

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Perth Western Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Stopped in here for a late lunch on the recommendation of our driver. First impressions are very good with lovely surroundings, nice buildings and a real oasis in the middle of busy Chennai. The menu is a mix of western and Indian dishes and I ended up ordering a burger and fries, my wife from the Indian menu. The food... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

This place is an island of tranquility far away from maddening crowd. You may have good food of your choice in an excellent place

Thank fortune2010
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

I visited Amethyst 4 times (lunches and dinner) due to its convenient location, stunning surroundings and most importantly wide selection and fantastic quality of food. The lunches offer huge variety if you are just looking for a salad or something a little larger, and the veranda means you can enjoy it even in the heat. For dinner, it offers a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

I came for an afternoon tea and suffered a serious shopping attack. The boutique upstairs is pretty outstanding, offering a fabulous selection of exquisite Indian clothes in a beautiful environment. The shop assistant was most helpful, talking me patiently through the various designers, some well-established others up-and-coming, all of them top of their game, presenting clothes showcasing beautiful weaving, stitching,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whites Road, Next To Corporation Bank, Royapettah, Chennai (Madras) 600014, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Chennai District  >  Chennai (Madras)
  • Phone Number: +91 44 4599 1633
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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