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“Go - its great!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Flying Elephant

The Flying Elephant
Ranked #15 of 6,589 Restaurants in Chennai (Madras)
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $61
Cuisines: Asian, Italian, Indian, Bar, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Flying Elephant is a celebration of senses in a culinary theatre that offers an array of experiences in a one of a kind vertical dining destination. A celebration of flavours, aromas and design, it offers diners in the country an avant garde multisensory experience. The first of its kind in the country, it offers diners the flexibility of experience and cuisine from a selection of global gastronomies that originate from the kitchens of gourmands & gourmets of countries across the world. Come and experience a world of fine cuisines from our six show kitchens
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
145 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Go - its great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Flying Elephant feels like a real innovation and I loved it!
It starts with the visual engagement of multi level dining with all levels visible from the elegant central atrium. Each level has a range of different seating and eating options from formal, private room dining through to bar stools at high tables for snacking and comfortable sofa styles for more casual eating.
At Sunday brunch, exploring the five different open cooking stations was a feast for the senses before we even started eating. The cooks were happy to talk about what they were doing and really brought the food to life. And when we did start eating it was with the help of excellent waiters who were more than happy to customise each dish and deliver it fresh and piping hot to the table.
Don't miss the satay - prawn, chicken and lamb - a signature of the restaurant. But equally good were Eggs Royale, a thin and crispy based pizza with chicken, fontina and chilli, grilled Basa and rib eye and a refreshing plate of rock melon, prosciutto and manchego. After all of this, dessert was a total indulgence but of course we did indulge - the array is just too tempting. I can personally recommend the vanilla macaroons.
The Sunday brunch is excellent value - the menu is not as extensive as other times in the week but the choice is more than enough. . Wine choices are good and we enjoyed a perfectly presented chardonnay. Just right for Sunday brunch.
A fresh, exciting experience.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank lucy u
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Vimal V, Director of Food and Beverage at The Flying Elephant, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Dear lucy u

Thank you for your comments posted on #TripAdvisor.

We are extremely delighted to have detailed comments of your experience at The Flying Elephant on a Sunday Brunch. The Flying Elephant is engagement of all the senses for all your visits. It is about different experience every time.

We are really glad to know about your overall satisfaction regarding food and service. The team is highly trained to interact with the guests to make it more lively dining option. We are thrilled to have read your comments and it is very motivated to get acknowledged for the same in such a forum.

We appreciate your taking the time to share your comments online. We hope to welcome you back to The Flying Elephant very soon

Warm Regards

Vimal
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English first
Chennai (Madras), India
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“good restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

good restaurant . Very big has about 3 or 4 floors. very pricey. Food was ok, ambiance is excellent. Has a wide range of selections on the menu.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Siraj H
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Vimal V, Director of Food and Beverage at The Flying Elephant, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Dear Sirajahaq

Thank you for your comments posted on #TripAdvisor.

We are really glad to know about your overall satisfaction regarding food ,service and ambience. We appreciate your taking the time to share your comments online. We hope to welcome you back to The Flying Elephant very soon


Warm Regards

Vimal
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great food and Ambiance.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

I went there for dinner with friends. We have heard great things about this place and wanted to try it. The food was AMAZING. Two of us had the non-veg tasting, 1 person the veg tasting, one order of ribs, and one order of pork belly. Everyone was super pleased with their meals. I must say that the veg tasting was the clear winner as every dish that came out was superb and very generously portioned. I cannot complain about the non-veg. I was very full when I left. The pork belly and ribs were very tasty as well as everything we tried. YOU MUST TRY THE CAULIFLOWER CREAM SOUP! Dessert was okay but by that time, we were full. I have been in India for a while and I have foundTHE place when I am craving western food. No offense to my Indian friends, but nothing we had tasted like "Indian"-Westerners, you know what I mean. if wanted Indian taste we would have gone to a place that specializes in Inidan cuisine. I definately recommned this place. I have read reviews complaining about the price but let's be honest, you do not pay anymore at this place than any other nice place at home SO TREAT YOURSELF!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jesus c
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Vimal V, Director of Food and Beverage at The Flying Elephant, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Dear jesus c

Thank you for your comments posted on #TripAdvisor.

We are pleased to have wonderful comments of your experience at The Flying Elephant. The tasting menus are designed keeping in mind to give all the flavours of The Flying Elephant. We are really glad to know about your satisfaction regarding the price as well. Majority of the produce is from the origin sources to ensure right quality like Norwegian salmon, mulwarra lamb etc.

We appreciate your taking the time to share your comments online. We hope to welcome you back to The Flying Elephant very soon
Warm Regards

Vimal
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

This is the Most Amazing Resturent in Chennai with the best Atmosphere.
5Levels of Seating and Privacy. The Hot Mediterrean Platter is Mouthfilling and Yummy.
The Place is best also for Drink and Dance and Live Music.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 321Deepak
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Vimal V, Director of Food and Beverage at The Flying Elephant, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Dear 321Deepak

Thank you for your comments posted on #TripAdvisor.

We are delighted to have detailed and wonderful comments of your experience at The Flying Elephant. We are really glad to know about your overall satisfaction regarding the entire Atmosphere of the place.

We appreciate your taking the time to share your comments online. We hope to welcome you back to The Flying Elephant very soon


Warm Regards

Vimal
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Oslo, Norway
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197 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“A place to party in Chennai”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

For people in Chennai looking for a partyplace, this is a good place to go at night. After dinnerservings, it suddenly transforms into a club scene. The prices are hiiigh, and we used well over 5000rs in a night. But it was a good place to party, with alot of beautiful people. I recommend it for a night out, a celebration, or just a good partytime. The music is mostly commercial western, which is a lil booring for us coming from there, but its ok i gues...

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Henning K
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Vimal V, Director of Food and Beverage at The Flying Elephant, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Dear Henning K

Thank you for your comments posted on #TripAdvisor.

We are extremely delighted to have your comments of experience at The Flying Elephant. We are happy to know about your overall satisfaction regarding party atmosphere during Club Nights. The team is highly motivated reading your comments and would continue doing so.

We appreciate your taking the time to share your comments online. We hope to welcome you back to The Flying Elephant very soon


Warm Regards

Vimal
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