2. Wharf, Radisson Temple BayYou’re on the edge of the ocean with stunning views and yet you’re ensconced within the comfort of an elegant restaurant under a thatched roof that merges with the beach. The Wharf might be a longish drive from the city but the views of Mamallapuram’s historic Shore Temple and a great blend of seafood and grills make it well worth it.Address: 57, Kovalam Road, Mahabalipuram
3. Up North, Raintree Hotel Anna SalaiThere are many places you can order a butter naan and a Dal Makhni in Chennai but it’s unlikely these restaurants will be able to match Up North’s dining experience. It largely stems from this cleverly named restaurant’s location – in the heart of Chennai with uncluttered views of the city lights. The menu stays in a predictable zone; sometimes it’s nice to be on a romantic date and dig into comfort food.Address: 636, Anna Salai.
10. Aqua, The Park ChennaiA downtown location, a shimmering pool and cabanas that are almost a world unto themselves. The Aqua has long been one of Chennai’s ‘go to’ outdoor dining options with its laid back vibe. And just in case you want a change of scene, A2, the restaurant’s indoor twin is a few steps away and a world apart. Distress Chic and an eclectic menu that includes an assortment of Sushi Rolls. Address: 601, Anna Salai.
About the Author:Ashwin Rajagopalan is a cross cultural training expert and lifestyle writer. When he's not writing about food, he thinks about gadgets, trends and travel experiences. He enjoys communicating across cultures and borders in his weekday work avatar as a content and editorial consultant for a global major and one of India's only cross cultural trainers.Disclaimer:The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author. NDTV is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information on this article. All information is provided on an as-is basis. The information, facts or opinions appearing in the article do not reflect the views of NDTV and NDTV does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.
About Ashwin RajagopalanI am the proverbial slashie - a content architect, writer, speaker and cultural intelligence coach. School lunch boxes are usually the beginning of our culinary discoveries.That curiosity hasn’t waned. It’s only got stronger as I’ve explored culinary cultures, street food and fine dining restaurants across the world. I’ve discovered cultures and destinations through culinary motifs. I am equally passionate about writing on consumer tech and travel.