Velu Military Hotel still functions in the same location on Eldams road and is managed by Velu Ambalam’s grandson – Selvakumar; the family also opened a second outlet in the Nungambakkam area in Chennai. The fish gravy is still one of the restaurant’s top draws; Velu’s obsession with quality continues to pay even after all these years. It’s not just the fish gravy that hasn’t changed, the restaurant’s interiors are stuck in another time and place. A partial renovation is on the cards but this restaurant is certainly no fine diner.
Enjoy this delectable prawn curry only at Velu's. Photo Credit: Ashwin Rajagopalan