Archive | September, 2011

Haji Ali Juice Centre

17 Sep

The famous Haji Ali Juice Centre is also now in GN Chetty Road – jus opposite to Maverick Gym, near Bharathiraja hospital.
Interiors downstairs as soon as you enter isn’t so inviting; very less space…but a flight of stairs lead you to upstairs with a decent seating arrangement.

Tried Mozarella cheese veg sandwich — nothing great to say about this; possibly some of us have a better way to make the same sandwich at home! 

Then tried Dry fruit cream — dry fruits & milk cream —- though the name sounds interesting, for me it was a major let down. Yes enough of dry fruits to give work to your mouth but the quantity of cream was quite low and nothing impressive about it!

There are different varieties of cream but minimum is Rs. 120/-

On my second visit, tried a Schezwan Roll (called a Roll but doesn’t appear as a roll) & custard apple cream

RATINGS

Food:  5/10
Ambience : 5/10
Service : 5/10
Pocket Friendly : Not Really – Fruit creams are highly priced!
Suitable for :  Quick & Casual Bites
Reservation Required? : No
Will I go there again? : Yes, when I run out of better options.


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Address:
Shop No. 124,
Sterling Point,
Habibullah Road, 
T.Nagar ,
Chennai
Phone: 28342704
Landmark: Near Maverick Gym or Bharathiraja Hospital on GN Chetty Road.

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Zodiac

5 Sep

Zodiac is a Lounge bar in Accord Metropolitan, T Nagar.

Place is quite good….where you can even have some soft meetings over drinks. Starter Peanuts – which is not roasted is not so interesting.


Happy Hours ends by 19h00 and if you are in before that time obviously you get a drink on the house!


Surprisingly this place also has magazines / news papers to read…if you are waiting for someone or even bored with someone…;-)


Will write more on specific drinks, next time when I try!


RATINGS
Food:
Ambience : 7/10
Service : 8/10
Pocket Friendly : As per Accord Standards :)!
Suitable for : Friends gathering, Wednesday breaks from office, casual meetings etc.
Reservation Required? : No.
Will I go there again? : Yes!


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Tinto

5 Sep

Lounge bar @ The Residency, in GN Chetty Road, T Nagar.  Having a mexican decor and style…this is a small place comparatively and they have an area just in front of the TV exclusively reserved for Couples!

Any food you order here will have to come from one of their restaurants and takes awfully long time.


They have live music performed by a Singer…and certainly it was too noisy for the small place!


Not an interesting place to visit!  Possibly, the young bloods will enjoy!


RATINGS
Food: 6/10
Ambience : 5/10
Service : 5/10
Pocket Friendly : Hmmm….yea ok!
Suitable for : Friends gathering, couples dining et al.
Reservation Required? : No.
Will I go there again? : No!


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Sweet Corner

5 Sep

Another Sweet Shop discussion – this is primarily to highlight two of my favourites in their shop.

Never miss to try their thick badam milk with grated almonds on top. You might have tried the badam milk from Shree Mittai…but I would say this stands out!


If you happen to spot “Irani Samosas (small, crispy but very oily samosas) don’t miss to grab them for quick bite. The more you eat them the more you want it!


[Smart move – buy irani samosas from the tea shop next to sweet corner – costs less!]


Haven’t tried recently much of sweets or other items in Sweet Corner….so will write more when I try it!


RATINGS
Food: 8/10
Ambience : 7/10
Service : 7/10
Pocket Friendly : Kind of ok!
Suitable for : Take Away, Quick Eats.
In house seating?: No.
Will I go there again? : Yes.


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Address:
#172 Anna Salai
Chennai -600002
Landmark: Near TVS
Directions: Enter the service lane from Spencers towards Gemini Flyover or via Conran Smith road from Royapettah
Pointers: Watch out for “No Parking Zones” near the shop!

Rajdhani

5 Sep

The newly opened Rajdhani Restaurant at Express Avenue is located at the Food Court at one end of the hall. They serve Rajasthani Thali, costing around 250 Rs. (if I am right!) Food was ok in general.

Rajasthani Kadi was good; one sweet of choice – option given is 2 or 3 sweets to pick from. Loads of ghee 🙂 Sambhar rice as part of thali is quite spicy, from the cloves used.  Starter Paneer tikka and dhokla are good.


Rasagulla did not live up to the expectation….all-in-all ok place to check out.


They also serve thali for take away.


RATINGS
Food: 7/10
Ambience : 6/10
Service : 7/10
Pocket Friendly : Yea ok!
Suitable for : Group dining, family dining, business dining, quick lunches.
Reservation Required? : Not required.  But beware of crowd on weekends.
Will I go there again? : Hmmm…doubtful!


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Address:
Food Court,
Express Avenue Mall
Royapettah, Chennai
Phone: 044-2846 4422, 044-2846 4433

Mahamudra Restaurant

5 Sep

Started by Isha Life, this Restaurant is tucked inside near Rangachari Cloth Store in Mylapore.

Pure vegetarian menu and has some interesting line ups. Go with a good appetite to taste plates of Vaazhaippoo Vadai as starters 🙂 [Each plate has 3 pieces with chutney]   Their Dosa is also quite big. Food quality is good.


Be ready to hear to the hi-class mama and mami conversing in English 😉    Also those “hi-fi english speaking brahmminical teens” in cool T-‘s and jeans 🙂


They have valet parking – so not to worry about parking.


RATINGS
Food: 8/10
Ambience : 8/10
Service : 7/10
Pocket Friendly : Absolute High End!
Suitable for : Group dining, family dining, business dining, couples/sweet heart dining.
Reservation Required? : Not required as far as I know.
Will I go there again? : Hmmm…doubtful!


Additional Details:
Website: http://ishalife.com/mahamudra/
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Address:
Old No. 50, New No. 117, Luz Church Road,
Near Nageswara Rao Park,
Mylapore, Chennai – 600 004,
Phone : +91 44 4353 5555 / 2499 1757
Mobile : +91 95000 31160

Mansukh’s Sweets & Snacks

5 Sep

Located at Ramaswamy Road, T Nagar serves fantastic Rajasthani and Gujrathi food. Quite economical.

Enter from Thanikachalam street, preferably by 2 wheeler or walk 🙂 parking only on the narrow street!

RATINGS
Food: 6/10
Ambience : 7/10
Service : 7/10
Pocket Friendly : Economical
Suitable for : Take Away, Party orders, Dine in, Short / Casual meets et al.
In house seating?: Yes.
Will I go there again? : Yes.

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Address:
No. 10, Ramaswamy street,
T Nagar
Chennai 600 017
Phone: 044-2435 1258, 044-2434 1867

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