Who doesn’t love food filled with fun? With our work lives turning more hectic and with less time for fun, weekends are meant to be spent with friends in a place that offers something more than just food. Here are some of the must-visit restaurants in Chennai that are sure to give you a wonderful eating experience. We strongly suggest you to visit each of these places at least once to know what’s more special about them than the other players.
#1 Etc Restaurant
ETC restaurant occupies 3 floors in one of the not-so-busy streets of Nungambakkam. They have all the games like the other fun providing eateries have. What makes them unique is their way of representation of games like snake & ladder, ludo & connect the dots are in the form of life-sized boards. The restaurant looks both localised and quirky with green goli soda bottles placed on the walls. Not only this, they also have a separate space for the readers loaded with books. ETC restaurant is located in the middle of the city that offers food & fun at an affordable price, and calls for a definite visit.
Location: No. 7/4, Rutland Gate, 5th Street, Behind Thousand Lights, Nungambakkam
#2 Choki Dhani
It is said that every day is a celebration in Choki Dhani and every single customer is celebrated for their presence. Choki Dhani is a perfect place for enjoying a complete day with your family away from the city howls. While boating, horse riding and camel riding are their hit, the authentic village fair that they organise every evening attracts more crowd to watch the magic shows, puppet shows and acrobatics on a bamboo. And yes, your day gets completed once you taste their typical Rajasthani food.
Location: NH-4, Near Queensland Theme Park, Kevlur Road, Tandalam, Sriperambudur
#3 Mad Hatter’s Tea Garden
Story- telling and craft-making for your kids while you peacefully sip on a hot cup of tea and read a book! Sounds cool, right? The Mad Hatter’s also takes you to its own wonderland with their walls attractively designed with mushroom and flower paints, cushioned garden stools and everything that gives peace around you.
Location: 14, 2nd Avenue, Harrington Road, Chetpet
#4 Zha Cafe
Most people prefer to play board games alongside they eat and Zha Cafe rightly caters to those gamers. From the traditional Pallanguzhi and Dhaayam to the modern UNO and Pictionary, Zha has it all. They are one of the finest traditional cuisines that offers panam kalkandu milk and sukku coffee. Do visit them once!
Location: No 23, Somasundaram Avenue, Porur
#5 Dialogue in the Dark
Dialogue in the Dark, stands out among the crowd as they tend to provide darkness based social and entertainment experience to its customers. You’ll be served by blind people in a courteous manner in a room that is completely bathed in darkness. All your attention will naturally be only towards your meal where you’ll feel the meal, taste the meal and smell the meal in a whole new way than ever. It will be a complete sensory experience for a life time! Give your taste buds this wonderful opportunity.
Location: S30, Third floor, Express Mall, Whites Rd, Royapettah
#6 ECR Dhabba
Away from the city chaos, ECR Dhabba has a vast children’s play zone with tiny rides, go kart cars and a garden that engulfs a small zoo housing rabbits, cats, emus and geese. They also have a cabana rooftop and a beautiful park. Your kids will have really fun time playing around while you treat your stomach with a peaceful feast.
Location: 9/76, East Coast Road, Kunnukadu (Next to Muttukadu Boat House)
Share this list with your buddies and go ahead to treat your taste buds this weekend. If you come across any restaurant similar to the ones listed here, then share your insights with us in the comments section below. Have a fun-food-filled weekend!