The next time you seal off a deal, complete a project, or simply want to plan a quarterly outing for the whole team, have dinner at one of these places. Known for its diverse dining scene, there is absolutely no dearth of quirky theme restaurants in Chennai. Explore our list of the most unusual places to dine in Chennai from a restaurant run by artificial intelligence to an ambience to match the prison. The list is a mix of different places – fun, affordable, fancy, big and small. Start planning your next team outing and book a spot at one of these theme restaurants in Chennai.
Robot Theme Restaurant
As you step inside this high tech restaurant, you are transported into an alternate reality of artificial intelligence. Yes, that is India’s first Robot theme restaurant with real robots serving food. You don’t have to interact with any staff and can order food on an iPad. Once your food is ready, it will be delivered to you by a robot. It’s totally bonkers and worth an experience. They serve pan-Asian cuisine. In fact, their chicken momos and spicy chicken pumpkin soup are worth a binge. Hungry already? Well, we have just started with our list! Oh, and do click a teamie (team selfie) with Mr Robot for your next Insta update!
Address: 208/3, Old Mahabalipuram Rd, Kamaraj Nagar, Semmencheri, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600119
Kaidi Kitchen as the name suggests is a prison inspired restaurant. As soon as you enter step the restaurant, you can’t help but notice a heavy jail entrance. Similarly, the restaurant hosts are dressed as jail wardens and the wait staff as prisoners. Even seating arrangements imitate dingy prison cells with black grilled gates. Nonetheless, they serve innovative global vegetarian food and drinks, unlike a typical prison meal. The menu platter includes Indian, Mexican, Chinese, Italian and Lebanese. Furthermore, they also have a party hall in the basement ideal for intimate get-togethers.
Address – 20/3, Bishop Wallers Avenue, Mylapore, Chennai.
Treat yourself to the joy of sitting in a flight and having sumptuous food at this aeroplane themed restaurant, 747 in Chennai. You will find the servers dressed like the flight attendants. Though it is not an actual aeroplane, the feel is nothing less than a real Boeing 747. The white interiors teamed with black furniture and a touch of red and orange appropriately, give the restaurant a classy look. The menu ranges from North Indian to Chinese to Thai cuisine. Hence, you will have enough options to match the diversities of a team! Enjoy the outstanding flavours of their Thai Curry and mutton Badami kebabs.
Address: Ramaniyam Isha, No. 11, Panchayat Main Rd, Sakthi Nagar, Thoraipakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600096
The Moon & Sixpence
Inspired by the English novel by the same name, The Moon & Sixpence is an ode to the Irish culture. It is a fine dining restobar and lounge with typical Irish pub feel. Likewise, the wooden flooring with an antique bar and the décor gives the place a classy look. They offer a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and a hearty menu. In addition, the live music inside the pub is relaxing and refreshing. Enjoy the charm and cosiness of an old-fashioned pub with your team over a few rounds of drinks.
Address: Hotel Hablis, Guindy Industrial Estate, SIDCO Industrial Estate, Guindy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600032
Address: Hotel Chennai Le Palace, 5/9, Arcot Road, Porur, Chennai
Located in Adyar, this is a forest-themed restaurant in Chennai. With animal models and varied vegetation, the interiors remind and give you the feel of being in a forest. Moreover, they serve delicious global food and a wide range of cocktails. In fact, it is one of the few restaurants in the city that is consistent in terms of food taste and service. It is as close as you get to a forest within the city limits. Enjoy a unique experience in this forest-themed restaurant with your team!
Address: 41 & 42, 1st Main Road, Gandhi Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai 600020
US 101 – Be A Sport
What better combination than sports and beer? Taking a break from the regular bars, US 101- Be A Sport in GLM Meridian hotel categorizes itself into a sports lounge and bar! It is one of the finest places to chill out with a group over drinks and live sports. The place prominently displays a collection of awesome sports memorabilia and pictures. Similarly, die-hard football fans can seat themselves on seats named after football legends like Neymar, Messi etc. Likewise, they serve a variety of cocktails, mocktails and continental delights.
Address: No 80A, Chevalier Shivaji Ganesan Street, T Nagar, Parthasarathi Puram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017
Haunted restaurant in Anna Nagar is the new addition to the city’s spooky places. The spacious restaurant spread over two floors is for eccentric explorers who love horror movies and the dark. Encounter bizarre characters and skeletons from the crypt such as the Frankenstein, scary spiders and dolls, a banging coffin etc. Furthermore, the spookily dressed staff sync with the theme of the restaurant. A vast menu of the all-time favourites in Chinese, Thai, North Indian and Arabian is perfect for a thrilling culinary experience with your team. While you are there don’t forget to try their famous Haunted fries!
Address: Block F, F-13, 2nd Main Rd, Block F, Annanagar East, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600102
The Rock is a popular multi-chain wildlife theme based restaurant. It is an ideal venue for a party with a group to catch up over lip-smacking food and beverages. You can choose from a plethora of Asian, Mediterranean and Indian food presented appealingly. Additionally, they also have a buffet spread for lunch and dinner. The ambience is cosy and the large fish tanks incorporated in their decor is quite interesting.
Locations: Anna Nagar, Adyar, Velachery
Ciclo Cafe, India’s first bicycle-theme cafe chain, is a hub for cycling enthusiasts. It offers a relaxed and friendly environment with a cycling lifestyle forming the backdrop of the restaurant. They have tastefully used different parts of the bicycle to decorate the cafe. Even the chandeliers, wall murals and chairs are made from bicycle spares. The menu is a simple cafe food with a good combination of continental and Italian delicacies! Fun fact – you can rent a bike there if you wish to burn the extra calories gained after eating the delicious food.
Address: Old No. 33, New No. 47, Gandhi Mandapam Rd, Chitra Nagar, Kotturpuram, Chennai 600085
The hustle-bustle of a city life often leaves us yearning for the joys of a rustic rural life. Located on the outskirts of the city is Chokhi Dhani, replication of ethnic Rajasthani Village. Spread on more than 15 acres of land, Chokhi Dhani is synonymous with Rajasthani culture, lifestyle and food. From camel rides to live folk dance, it is a place where festivity never ends. The well-known Rajasthani hospitality infused with delicious food makes Chokhi Dhani an unavoidable choice for team outing in Chennai. Relax in open lawns and bond with your team in this beautiful village theme concept.
Address: NH-4, Near Queensland Theme Park, Kevlur Road Tandalam Sriperumbudur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 602105
Inspired by the architectural marvel, Winter Palace, an official residence of the Russian monarchs, this fine-dining restaurant is indeed amazing. Located in the premises of the Russian Cultural Centre, they serve authentic Russian cuisine. For the ease of first-time visitors, their menu has the pictures of the food against each dish. The decor is sophisticated with vintage seats, blue walls and historic paintings. If you’re looking for a different experience and cuisine, this restaurant is a must try. The place is known for its caviar delicacies and soup Lapsha.
Address: 74, Kasthuri Ranga Rd, Alwarpet, Parthasarathy Puram, Teynampet, Chennai 600018
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