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“A good place to relax over a drink.”
Review of Westminster

Westminster
Ranked #125 of 6,828 Restaurants in Chennai (Madras)
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Alwarpet
Description: An elegant bar, with an aristocratic feel for the class and feeling of restful drink
Reviewed October 27, 2013

I've visited Westminster perhaps 15 times over the past 6-7 years. My most recent visit was about two months ago, with my wife and another couple.

Long years ago - say 1993 - this place had the edge over the few such other bars in town, because it had a nice secluded feel to it. But it unravelled, because when I made my reacquaintance with Westminster about seven years ago, it seemed like mobs from the lumpen element had made the place their own.

After that, I only went when necessary - like with a hotel guest. All along, the spirits as well as bar snacks were quite acceptable; it was the crowd which had become most avoidable.

About two months ago, I revisited as one of a party of four, as stated earlier. We had time to kill before our dinner reservation, and out of an absence of choice we headed to Westminster. A pleasant surprise awaited : probably because management had abandoned its "cheap money" policy of the past, which was attracting jumped-up adults, the atmosphere now was decidedly agreeble. The airconditioning of the W'minster was wonderfully bracing - always a strong point with it, even in the doldrum days of the past. Service, alcohol, short-eats : all fine.

As recompense for the improved air, the bill alas also packed a healthy punch. But to be fair, W'minster is not alone in Chennai in this. A whole lot of others are looking for wipe-out it seems, the way prices for an evening out at a five-star hotel are skyrocketing.

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2  Thank LeithCastle
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

This place is like a stones throw away from our home and we keep going there every so often. The place is usually jam packed when there are cricket matches going on. The food platter is not so great but is good for a quick filler. They serve some amazing Chips & Party Mix when you place your order and so if you are still hungry, they have Indian & Continental Option to choose from. We ordered Tortillas and they were served to perfection.

Very very nominal in pricing. They are open late at night and is the best place if you make a last minute plan.

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2  Thank apsleo86
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Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

Relaxed atmosphere, good collection of whiskey and wines....... Well attended staff and nice quiet place to hang in or for discussion

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Thank dbs8001
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Posh , calm , relaxing place ,Decent music , efficient staff , good food...overall had a very good time ...

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Thank Tanyakot
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Stylish and well kept bar. Came here with a group of friends and thoroughly enjoyed my evening. The staff was friendly and helpful and the service was impeccable. Good food and equally good collection of malts.

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Thank Lotika D
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