Tag Archives: lunch

IRCTC Catering on Shatabdi Express from Coimbatore to Chennai

My travel on the Executive Class on Shatabdi Express from Chennai Central to Coimbatore Junction on 25th July 2018 left me with mixed emotions! I just felt like writing about it, and here it is ! Continue reading

Hotel Sri Kamatchi, Pondicherry

Perhaps I went with too high expectations after hearing so much about this place, or perhaps it was their one off day, I wasn’t very impressed with the whole experience! It wasn’t bad, but then it wasn’t wow, I’ll tell you why! Continue reading

Abhinandan, Hotel Ashoka, Egmore

While my friend and I were looking for a place to have lunch in and around Egmore, my friend suggested Abhinandan restaurant in Hotel Ashoka, one of the very old places, still charming in its own way! We walked into a huge property, neat and spacious. Instantly it got my friend nostalgic. He had memories of staying in this property along with his family as a kid during his Chennai visits. Continue reading

Guntur Gongura, Sholinganallur

How can EVERYTHING go wrong in a meal?!?!? This beats me !
To sum up in a line, it would be ‘Average food coupled with bad service and even worse attitude‘ ! That’s my lunch experience at Guntur Gongura, Sholinganallur. Continue reading

Kalpana Andhra Mess, Sholinganallur

This place brings back a lot of memories! It used to be one of our regular lunch places for almost a year during my Accenture days, way back in 2007-2008. Kalpana Andhra Mess is located right outside the old Accenture office, immediately next to the Gateway hotel in Sholinganallur, on OMR. Continue reading

Vijay Mess, Trichy

This place has withstood the test of time and has been there for many years now. I was in Trichy for a Twenty years school reunion and most of my friends were of the opinion that we should eat once in Vijay Mess, in Alexandria Road, Cantonment. Continue reading

Nammaveedu Vasanta Bhavan

Just after finishing shopping at Phoenix Market City, terribly hungry, we barged into the nearest restaurant – Nammaveedu Vasanta Bhavan.  We couldn’t wait any longer, so decided to order whatever would come fastest.  We ordered for two South-Indian Combo Meals since the North-Indian Combo wasn’t available.

Meanwhile looking around, the restaurant sported a red theme – the sofas, wallpaper designs, and plates were all red.  It was nice and very clean though.  The food arrived quite quickly and it included Veg. Biriyani, Sambhar Rice, Curd Rice, pickle, 1 Chappathi, Kurma, Cucumber Raita, Kesari and some awesome appalam.  The food was tasty, no complaints but for some naaru(fibre) in the beans in biriyani.  Rest was all fine.

Now coming to the pricing, it was Rs. 230. This, I felt was expensive.  Agreed, the taste was good, but it was limited.  Saravana bhavan has a quick lunch which is priced at around Rs.100.  Considering the nice AC, cushioned sofas, a little more quantity and an extra chappathi, I felt anything between Rs 125 to Rs 150 would have been apt for this meal.

I wouldn’t  be too keen to eat here next time when I am at Phoenix Market City.

Visited October 2013.