If you are the person who judges a restaurant solely on its appearance and the ambience then these 12 restaurants are your place to be.
Chennai’s first flight-themed restaurant that is located in Thoraipakkam, OMR, is a place not to give a miss. If you want to rekindle the experience of an in-flight meal then this is the place you should be in. The attendants of the restaurant are dressed as cabin crew members and the cutlery complements the theme. This restaurant is worth a visit if you are an aeroplane junkie.
Not the mainstream themed restaurant; this Gujarati snack house located in T.Nagar is a heaven for Gujarati snack lovers. If you are craving for some simple home cooked Gujarati food then Amdavadi is in to treat you. The interiors of this place will remind you of villages in Kutch as it takes you on a tour with its palatable food. They offer a plethora of farsan to choose from and leave you craving for more.
Horror themed restaurants are quite a hit in the west; Chennai has one of it too. This as the name suggest, Haunted is a horror themed restaurant that is designed to spook you out. With cryptic writings on the wall and dining tables that resemble Ouija board this place has everything that suggests horror-full experience.
4. Ciclo café
Located in the quaint locality of Kotturpuram Ciclo café is a paradise for cycle lovers. This is India’s first cycle themed restaurant that also has a bicycle store that allows people to buy cycles and its accessories from the same place. They are known for selling finest cycles of the best international brands across the globe. This restaurant is an initiative taken to promote bicycle culture in India by TI cycles.
5. Kaidi Kitchen
this restaurant brings to you an interesting concept of dining like a prisoner. Located in one of the prime areas in Chennai, this place attracts many foodies looking for an inprison experience. They have special dining areas that are designed like prison cells that have jailers serving you food. An experience that is worth the hype.
6. Chokhi Dhani
This list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the ever famous Choki Dhani. This place is a leap beyond themed restaurant as it creates a fun-filled ambience that showcases the best of Rajasthan. This place is a treat to your eyes and delight to your palate.
Another first in Chennai is the Ethiopian-themed restaurant Abyssinian. First of its kind in India, this restaurant is dedicated to serving Ethiopian cuisine as its primary menu. The fine décor, furniture and the utensils used in the restaurant add to the African vibe of the restaurant.
8. The English Tea room
Pastel colours, floral designs, and big windows overlooking the quiet Kasturi Rangan road, perfectly describes The English Tea room. This café serves a wide range of teas, accompanied with muffins and cupcakes just the way the English like it.
9. Animal Kingdom
Animal kingdom is also popularly known as one of the pioneers in starting the theme restaurant trend in Chennai. The stone age theme sets in as soon as you enter the restaurant filled with faux snakes and monkeys hanging from a large tree like structure. A lot of effort has been taken by the management to make it look realistic, which pays off well.
10. Miner Diner
The restaurant scene in Chennai is opening doors to new themes and concepts with great enthusiasm. Miner Diner is a welcoming new change to the mundane palate, their menu comprises of a wide range of pizzas, sandwiches, light bites and milkshakes; everything with a miner twist. This restaurant is decked up with mining accessories like shovels, hats, wheelbarrow sort of tables and a lot more to create the mining scene ambience.
Described as the typical Punjabi house in Chennai this place is set to excite your taste buds with everything in desi ghee and tadka. This restaurant has multiple outlets in the city and aims at providing purely vegetarian Punjabi food. Coloured glass windows that adorn the wall and the lamps that hang from the ceiling never fails to impress the onlookers. Makke di roti and Sarson da saag taste homely only at Pind.
12. Winter Palace
The Winter Palace gives you the feel of a royal Russian restaurant tucked in the premises of Russian Consulate. This restaurant offers both outdoor and indoor seating that will spoil you for choices. Known primarily for serving Russian cuisine this place is a treat for every foodie looking for a laid back dining experience.
These are a few of the many themed restaurant options available in Chennai. Over the past few years due to the immigration of people from different parts of the world Chennai has developed as one of the most culturally diverse city. This change has translated to the food habits of the residents and has made them more accepting towards new age themed restaurants.