This is the second or third time I am visiting a restaurant like this, quite popular in and around Salem and Erode. It is known by various names – Sattikari, Manpaanai samayal, Naattukozhi Unavagam, and so on. Saravana Naattukozhi Unavagam in Attur was the first time I experienced something like this. Continue reading
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
Wonderful homely lunch at Sandhya Mannpaanai Hotel, bang on the Bypass Road connecting Batlagundu and Dindigul. The place is roughly 10km after Batlagundu, on your left, when travelling towards Dindigul. Continue reading
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
A nice vegetarian meal at Hotel Maris, on R K Salai. Everything from the food to service was good. Continue reading
Dakshina Puram, a place that I’m striking off from my list! This meal is easily one of the crappiest meals I’ve had in recent times. Continue reading
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
My sister’s family were in Chennai for a vacation, so decided meet up at parents’ place and wanted to order a simple vegetarian lunch, preferably a thali.
Normally I am not so choosy that I complain for the smallest of things when it comes to food, but this meal, I felt I should let you know rather than let it off.
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.