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Old 7th September 2012, 19:39   #511
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As you said the Winners Bakery is a public service initiative by some NGOs to help under privileged sections of the society. Oriental Cuisines donated the machinery and trained them. Oriental Cuisines also own French Loaf. Maybe that's the reason for similarity in standards but difference in price.
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I used to get lots of cakes and pastries from winner's bakery Alwarpet for all the birthday celebrations at office. The taste is exceptionally good and they charge almost half of what they charge in French loaf. I think it is also a part of some community development project.
+1. That's an amazing place to get some quick snacks.

It is a Joint Venture between Corporation of Chennai and Rotary club of madras.

Read more about them here http://chennaionline.com/City360/Foo...2912022927.col

Guess there is an outlet in Santhome too!
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And BTW, (this is off topic) DexterMorgan? Big fan of Dex huh?
HUGE fan, counting days for next season which is starting in Sep last week

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I have been planning and planning to visit this place for long. Do they serve alcohol also? And how much does an average meal for two costs? Any pointers on the direction to this place also will be helpful.
It is not a fancy restaurant. It is a sort of beach facing chilled out place, with simple tables chairs on a roof and a small kitchen and bar, maintained by some youngster, visited mostly by college crowd. I used to hang out there a lot with my freinds from Indian Coast Guard.

Not expensive, average. Dont remember actual cost as we usually dont keep an account between us. Whoever has money pays and rest just share it later.

When you enter Mahaballipuram, after passing the entry check post/barries, there is an intersection where right turn goes to bus stand and on left is a temple. Take the next left (there is an ATM on the turn). AT the end, you will hit the beach, park your cars there and walk toward left. And you will find it.

Google 'Bob Marley Mahabalipuram' to find additional info and reviews.

http://www.tripadvisor.in/Restaurant...amil_Nadu.html
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HUGE fan, counting days for next season which is starting in Sep last week
Me too!
Can't wait for september 30th!
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A list from me

Radhakrishnan Salai Music Academy Idly Vilaas
Mylapore Kizhakku Mada Veedhi Kaalaththi Rose Milk
Mylapore Shree Karpagambal Mess - Adai Aviyal
Mylapore Mundakanni Amma Kovil Theru Near Alangara Valaivu - Akshaya Tiffin - Thavalai Vadai (only on Wednesdays)
Saidapettai VS Mudali Theru Maari Hotel - Vadai Kari
Vannarapettai Maniakaran Chettiyar Road New Durga Bhavan - Diamond Dosai
T.Nagar Vijayaragava Road Karaikudi - Pakkoda Kari
Korukkupettai Mannappan Theru Sangeetha Aththo Shop Aththo
Sowcarpettai NSC bose road Cheena Bhai Dosai Kadai Cheena Dosai
Mandaiveli Saint Marrys Road Supam Foods - Kaasi Halwa
Mandaiveli Ponnurangam Briyani (thallu vandi)
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– Radhakrishnan Salai – Music Academy – Idly Vilaas
– Mylapore – Kizhakku Mada Veedhi – Kaalaththi Rose Milk
– Mylapore – Shree Karpagambal Mess - Adai Aviyal
– Mylapore – Mundakanni Amma Kovil Theru – Near Alangara Valaivu - Akshaya Tiffin - Thavalai Vadai (only on Wednesdays)
– Saidapettai – VS Mudali Theru – Maari Hotel - Vadai Kari
– Vannarapettai – Maniakaran Chettiyar Road – New Durga Bhavan - Diamond Dosai
– T.Nagar – Vijayaragava Road – Karaikudi - Pakkoda Kari
– Korukkupettai – Mannappan Theru – Sangeetha Aththo Shop – Aththo
– Sowcarpettai – NSC bose road – Cheena Bhai Dosai Kadai – Cheena Dosai
– Mandaiveli – Saint Marrys Road – Supam Foods - Kaasi Halwa
– Mandaiveli – Ponnurangam Briyani (thallu vandi)
The second item which you have mentioned is he famous for Rose milk? Can you specify where exactly he is in mylapore and any landmark to that place, also what else is good there? Is it a juice shop or an eatery joint?
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Dessert Storm in Chennai : I decided to make a quick sortie on a lazy afternoon in Chennai to discover various desserts.
I headed first to Thirunelveli Halwa Lala kada sweet shop in Wes Mabalam to taste the legendary Halwa which comes from Thirunelveli and packed at sold.
It was excellent from taste point of view, rich ghee and cashew thrown in liberally. I picked up a 250gm packet for Rs.55.
Next to stop was Triplicane Ratna Cafe(from the group of Saravana Bhavan) where i tasted Mushroom Dosa and Filter coffee.
Then i headed to Eldams road to discover the newly opened Dessert Safari.
This is definitly an upmarket eastery with gourmet stuff. I ordered :
- Chocolate Brownie Souffle - Rs.120
- Blackberry Cheese Cake - Rs.200
- Mango Pannacota - Rs.150
There was a broad smile on my face after tasting these desserts. However the presence of facial tissues on the table instead of soft tissues, disappointed me. A must visit again soon as the menu had some interesting stuff.
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Anybody tried 'Bob Marley' in Mahaballipuram? Its a small roof top restaurant (you may call it a shack) on the beach. The owner is a youngster who may also allow to grill yourself in his kitchen. Very casual,cool place to hangout with couple of freinds and spend a nice weekend evening. Cool Bob Marley music, sometimes live performances. I recommend to try its grilled food (non veg).


Definitely recommend a stop-by to moderators who visit Chennai and test drive vehicles for official car reviews.


who may also allow to grill yourself in his kitchen. ......
I recommend to try its grilled food (non veg).

errr How much to let a friend Grill himself?

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This thread's really dead...like many restaurants around the City. Gonna be here for a bit, can the chennai boys get this thread up and running?
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This thread's really dead...like many restaurants around the City. Gonna be here for a bit, can the chennai boys get this thread up and running?
+1 , will be visiting again in a few months and would like to know about anything new worth checking out
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High On Caffeine on LB road.
Good place to hangout with friends. The food is good but the pricing is on the higher side. They took more than an hour to serve the pizzas we ordered but, we made use of that time to play Pool, fusball and Play station!

I'd rate it 7/10

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High On Caffeine on LB road.
Good place to hangout with friends. The food is good but the pricing is on the higher side. They took more than an hour to serve the pizzas we ordered but, we made use of that time to play Pool, fusball and Play station!

I'd rate it 7/10

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Try Dessert Studio on KNK road. That place is too good!!

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Zha cafe in LB road also is a good place. They serve traditional food from old times like goli soda and all
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Has anyone tried food at the international chain 'Nando's' at Phoenix Market City ground floor ?

Have eaten at Nando's while abroad and the food was super yummy.

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Has anyone tried food at the international chain 'Nando's' at Phoenix Market City ground floor ?

Have eaten at Nando's while abroad and the food was super yummy.
That is in Bangalore, not Chennai. And yes, the food is awesome. Must visit and not very expensive either.
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That is in Bangalore, not Chennai. And yes, the food is awesome. Must visit and not very expensive either.
Phoenix Market City has also been opened in Chennai on Velacherry Main Road. Have tried Nandos, amazing food a must visit for chicken lovers.

The other restaurant I tried there was ID (Idli Dosa), very good south Indian food.

The food court in Phoenix is not that good, I prefer Express Avenue Food Coart any day.
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