The name ''SPICE HAAT'' does justice to the place. Decorated very well with different kinds of spices,rooh afza bottles around the bar area, rice puffs around the chaat items. Choose the seats near the balcony for a nice balcony view. Choose a nice comfy sofa area to relax nicely and enjoy your food. A perfect place!! I went for a lunch buffet with a friend and we both got the seats near the balcony. Pretty nice place must say!! The one disappointment I faced was that no welcome drinks are included in the lunch buffet. A selection of veg and non veg soups, a good menu of veg and non veg kebabs for starters which are served on the table. A very good range of salads. You will be left thinking hard where to start from in case of the main course. Keep as much space as you can for the range of deserts. An awesome place to go. Everyone is just friendly. Definitely worth the money. Looking forward to visit again!!
This is surely among the top 2 (confused if Dakshin scores over this) places for lunch / dinner in Chennai, according to me :)
Ambience is THE best. its sprawling, overlooking a landscaped exterior. Has market like ambience with rustic, villager mannequins very realistically placed. I love the way the rustic villager mannequins are fused with technology - a lady has a mobile phone, a villager man has a helmet :-D
Food is overwhelming in terms of variety available. Chaat, beverages, Indian, Tandoori and a HUGE Desserts section.
Chaat counter is awesome. Their golgappas are amongst the best I have ever savoured - and this from someone who grew up in Delhi! Dhoklas are very succulent as well :)
Tandoori is relatively limited - and you have to repeatedly go up to the live counter to order and carry back what you want - its a very attractive live counter though :) Their service is kind of ubiquitous - as in, they don't repeatedly come and ask for what breads we would like served on the table. They kind of let you be - lounge around, slowly discover yourself and partake.
Good choice in beverages.
The predominantly Indian main course is truly a delight. Pretty much anything you can think of is there :) Feast on the paneer, the pulao, the veggies (love that zucchini preparation - still figuring out if its blanched or grilled or what). Live pasta counter :)
The Dessert section is a MUST SEE, MUST TRY. I am a huge dessert lover and this dessert spread is actually - very seriously - deserving to be a main course, in itself. Please go easy on the main course so you can feast on these. I think if you start counting, you will get to 30 - the number of items, minimum. mousse, cheese cakes, pastries, ice cream, sorbets, Indian sweets. Goodness me! and there are at least 6/7 varieties of Indian sweets, at least 4/5 mini pastries, 2/3 types of mousse and cheese cakes each. About a dozen ice-cream flavors (these are like home made ice cream, very natural - try the hazelnut flavor for sure). What surprised me was their Sorbet range - I am, well, a hard core dessert lover and over the years, have never been amused by Sorbet - which to me, was, just crushed ice fused with flavor. Until I tried this lemon sorbet. a must try.
Now for the price. It will cost approx. Rs. 1200 for one person (counting taxes in) for the lunch buffet. Really wish it were a bit less expensive. But I guess, class comes at its price :) Thoroughly worth it. Don't miss.