The latest city-based eateries to set up shop along the shore
There’s no dearth of places to eat along the coast. From spots like Lydie’s that warrant a detour, to global chains like KFC and Domino’s Pizza that are ideal to grab and go, there’s plenty of choice. Now, city restaurants are cashing in on the stretch that boasts a concentration of expats, international schools and the ever-growing IT tribe. Read on:
Double Roti, Neelankarai
Six months after their launch in the city, Double Roti opened their second outlet in Neelankarai, in the same premises as Gormei Market. “We had a lot of people from this stretch coming to our outlet in Teynampet. Plus, there’s a huge expat crowd here,” says owner Japtej Ahluwalia, adding that the young families have been enjoying his range of burgers and fries. Don’t leave without trying the Area 69 (beef and bacon) or the Mexican Wave (vegetarian) burgers. A menu reboot is expected across outlets in December or January.
Meal for two at approximately Rs 800. Details: 42874587
The Kati Roll Shop, Okkiyampet
It’s been a year since Arnav Bajoria introduced the city to his brand of chunky kati rolls in The Kati Roll Shop. After Gopalapuram and Besant Nagar, this young entrepreneur expanded to OMR just weeks ago, with the same take-away format that he follows at his other outlets. “This was a good choice primarily because of the IT crowd. There’s also a large North Indian crowd along this stretch,” says Bajoria, who recently introduced kebabs on his menu and promises Indo-Chinese rolls like Szechuan chicken and chilli paneer in the future.
From Rs 50 onwards. Details: 7299245500
● Barbeque Nation opened its third branch in the city in the last week of March, in Thoraipakkam, on the OMR. The buffet restaurant, whose live grill concept has a following across the country, has included a few specials like the Nellore fish curry during lunch hours, for the benefit of the IT crowd that frequently eats out at lunch time. Details: 30205538
● Even ice cream chains seem to be cashing in on the stretch, with Amadora having opened at Akkarai in the first week of March. Offering close to 20 flavours like salted caramel and filter kaapi, they charge from Rs 200 onwards a scoop. Details: 9940463512
Pics: A Raja Chidambaram