Chennai is one of the largest cultural, economic and educational centres of India. In 2015, Chennai was featured in the top 10 Food Cities of the world by Nat Geo and became the only South Asian city to make it to the list. Chennai is the hub of most amazing south Indian delicacies with the most authentic and traditional taste. So, on this Valentine’s Day to help you out, we have decided to compile the list of some of the most loved eating places. You can take your partner there for dinner on the Valentine’s Day to create some beautiful and blissful, lifelong memories.
We have got you covered from Biryani to Seafood. This is only some of our favourites as Chennai being a food centre, we cannot mention all the best places.
Annalakshmi Restaurant is a temple themed vegetarian restaurant that offers northern, southern cuisine and also the Jain cuisine. This is one of the most favourite places of the Chennai people for its authentic and delicious South and North Indian delicacies. The dining hall is very spacious, cosy and well decorated in every Indian traditional tone. Even the hard-core non-vegetarians, couldn’t resist the taste it offers.
The place is located in Egmore, Chennai. Trust us, if you are in Chennai don’t just don’t miss visiting this place. The kind of experience you and your valentine will get from here will be amazing and mesmerizing.
2) Murugan Idli Shop
Murugan Idli Shop was opened in 1993 and eventually became the most famous idli joint, offering casual dining and warm hospitality. If you wish to relish authentic south Indian tiffin cuisine. The idli served here is super soft and fluffy. The restaurant provides varieties of delicacies to try from. It provides tiffin, lunch, beverages, snacks, sweets and savouries too. Many famous celebs have also visited the place and loved the taste. The best part is this place is pocket friendly, you can easily dine out here with your valentine without worrying about bill.
3) Southern Spice at Taj Coromandel, Chennai
Looking for a fancy south Indian Dining? We got you covered. Southern Spice has it all, located at the Taj Coromandel in Nungambakkam, the place provides the best taste. The restaurant got covered you from Kerala’s Kareemeen Polichadhu (pearl spot and shallots wrapped in banana leaf and grilled) to Kori Ghee Roast, a Bunt community speciality spicy chicken dish doused in loads of ghee. The lunch thalis are also a must-try. The place also serves Light meals that provide choices between vegetarian, meat and fish options. The best part is they serve alcohol as well, which will make your valentine’s day special and memorable.
4) Dindigul Thalappakatti
Every place has its own Biryani, just like that Chennai too has its authentic flavour. Dindigul Thalappakatti was set up in 1957 and has by time became the most popular biryani joint. The menu has a varied option to choose from snacks, Chinese and many other but their Biryani takes all the attention. This famous biryani spot now operates over 40 outlets spread across Tamil Nadu and many other countries. The most celebrated dish is Mutton Biryani although mutton pepper fry and chicken curry are also popular choices. You must surely this special cuisine on the special occasion of Valentine’s Day.
5) Ciclo Café
If you happen to be in Chennai, don’t miss this super amazing place. Ciclo café, India’s first cycling café chain has a relaxed and friendly environment with the cycling lifestyle being the backdrop for lovers of cycling to spend time with their families. The place provides simple cafe food but their ambience is the one to be appreciated. Ciclo cafe brings bicycles and its lifestyle to one place under one roof. Most people have been associated with cycling at some point in their lives and they aim to bring that nostalgia back. It would be beautiful to try it with your valentine on the special occasion of Valentine’s Day.
Started in 1951 when there was no proper restaurant in Chennai, this place serves a delicious combination of all the flavours that can exist be it sweet, salty, spicy, umami or savoury. The ambience is not so fancy, yet the food is finger-licking. This place is also the birthplace of the most popular dish Chicken 65 which was introduced in 1965 that’s why the name. The dish encompasses great texture, great taste and is a must-try. The place was even featured in the National Geographic for their iconic Chicken 65 dish. It would give you a lifetime memory, hence visting this place with your partner on the Valentine’s Day is highly recommended.
Chennai is all about its food. You can find the most staple dish of Southern India to North Indian street foods all at these places. So, do not forget to try the authentic food this place has to offer. You surely are going to love all these iconic places. All of them have their own flavours, authenticity and warmth with which the food is served. Trust us, you won’t regret going there with your partner. You’ll get some lifelong memories full of serenity and bliss from these amazing restaurants. Hence, visiting these places on this Valentine’s Day is highly recommended to all the couple out there!