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Non veg buffet dinner in Chennai with price

Discussion in 'Tamil Nadu' started by Dhanush, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. Dhanush

    Dhanush New Member

    I would like to know where in Chennai I can find a restaurant which has a non-veg buffet option. I as well as my parents are fond of non-veg food, and we want to go out for together for a non-veg buffet dinner in Chennai and would also like to know the price of the buffet.

  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello, @Dhanush, welcome to the forum!



    Just this 2015, Chennai has made it into the Top Ten Food Cities of The National Geographic. Chennai ranked as the second on the list, after Louisville in Kentucky. The reason why Chennai has made it into the list? It's because the famous Chicken 65 originated from the city. When it comes to the cuisine in Chennai though, it is very varied. If you want to sample only South Indian dishes, there are many restaurants around Chennai that can give you an authentic experience of that. But if you want to taste international and other regional cuisines, there's a variety of restaurants in the city that can also cater to your foodie needs. And when it comes to buffets, you have lots of options in the city too. Buffets are best for people who want to try not just one dish, but a lot of them, it can give you a great overview of what the South Indian cuisine is all about.

    Best Non-Vegetarian Buffet Restaurants in Chennai (With Prices)

    1. Absolute Barbecues (T. Nagar) - Absolute Barbecues has two branches in Chennai, one in T. Nagar and another in Velachery. Out of these two branches, the one in T. Nagar is rated slightly higher although the two restaurants offer the same kind of service and cuisines. The dishes offered here are that of North Indian, European and Mediterranean. Ambience is very pleasant with cushioned seats, wooden furnitures and of course, a wide buffet spread. Absolute Barbecues might just be Chennai's most popular buffet restaurant, primarily because they cater to both the vegetarians and non-vegetarians. The spread is well-thought off too, from the starters, up to the customised grilled meal, to the main course and the desserts. The starters section has a wide variety of meats like chickens, rabbits and quails. The customised grill meal is also known as the Wish Grill, where you can mix and match meats, rice or noodles plus a sauce of your preference as well. By the time you get to the main course, your tummy might already be begging you to stop but you just can't and must try dishes here are the chicken biryani and dal makhni. Of course, what's a buffet without desserts? The crowd favourite in the dessert section is their ice cream, which is of the cold stone variety and you can add as much sprinkles that you'd like. Make sure that you reach the restaurant early or even book a table in advance as this place is always crowded.
    • Non-Vegetarian Buffet Timings - Lunch from 12:00 to 15:00 (Monday to Sunday) and Dinner from 19:00 to 22:00 (Wednesday to Sunday)
    • Buffet Rate - Lunch at Rs. 701/person and Dinner at Rs. 844/person
    • Address - No. 45, Victory Apartment, Ramasamy Nagar Main Road, Ramakrishna Nagar, T. Nagar, Chennai
    • Contact Number - 044 3372 0501
    2. Coal Barbecues (Velachery) - Yet another barbecue restaurant is Coal Barbecues, located in Velachery. Ambience-wise, this restaurant takes it up a notch. The decors are very refreshing, with the use of bricked elements in the walls along with the quirky quotes framed against them. Aside from that, seating areas are not cramped at all and you can spend precious time chatting with your friends or loved ones without being sneaked upon by others. Just like the former buffet restaurant, you also have the same setup, starters, a customised grilled meal, main course and desserts. The cuisines are almost the same, North Indian and Mediterranean, with a mixture of Asian and Arabian dishes. For the starters, the best non-vegetarian ones are their prawns, kebabs and chicken. The restaurant also changes the Chef's Special starter every week so there's something new to look forward to each time you go here. The main course mostly has Indian dishes, like the cult favourites Lucknowi biryani and chicken dum biryani. Last are the desserts which are also quite good but the stand outs are their gulab jamun and jalebi. With the delicious meals they serve and the unmatched hospitality, Coal Barbecues is a must-visit restaurant for the buffet lovers in Chennai.
    • Non-Vegetarian Buffet Timings - Lunch from 12:00 to 15:30 (Monday to Sunday) and Dinner from 19:00 to 22:30 (Monday to Sunday)
    • Buffet Rate - Lunch at Rs. 649/person & Dinner at Rs. 699/person (Monday to Saturday) and Lunch at Rs. 749/person & Dinner at Rs. 749/person (Sunday)
    • Address - No. 17, 7th Cross Street, Rajalakshmi Nagar, Velachery, Chennai
    • Contact Number - 044 3301 1572
    Coal Barbecues

    3. Sigree (Anna Nagar) - Sigree seems to be hidden under the radar of most buffet lovers, probably because newer restaurants always come up within the city. Sigree though is a household name already and as such, one of your best options for dining as they always serve authentic North Indian and Mughlai cuisines. The ambience here is very simple with just wooden tables and chairs, along with whitewashed walls. It's not unusual to find families enjoying a quiet time here as well. Their buffet is only for lunch though so make sure you reach them from 12:00 until 15:30 in the afternoon. The restaurant has the usual starters, main courses and desserts when it comes to their buffet spread. There are many varieties of kebabs that you can try but don't miss the malmali sheek kabab, it's incredibly soft, tasty and aromatic. For the main course, again, there are many options but the prawns masala stands out the most. And finally, desserts are quite hard to choose from, but the pastries and gulab jamun are all quite delicious.
    • Non-Vegetarian Buffet Timings - Lunch from 12:00 to 15:30 (Monday to Sunday)
    • Buffet Rate - Lunch at Rs. 604/person (Monday to Friday) and Lunch at Rs. 654/person (Saturday and Sunday)
    • Address - No. 73/5, Second Avenue, Lapis Lagoon, AA Block, Shanthi Colony, Anna Nagar, Chennai
    • Contact Number - 044 2620 1122
    4. L'amandier (RA Puram) - With its bright yellow and turquoise motif, L'amandier would take you to France in an instant. Elements of French architecture like the tall windows, cute little lamps and wooden furnitures are reminiscent of the foreign country. The charming ambience is sure to steal the hearts of the guests but there's more to this restaurant than what meets the eye. Of course it's a given that the menu is also that of the European and Italian cuisine. Can you imagine having a buffet in this quaint restaurant early in the morning? Peaceful, serene, the perfect place to unwind, open a book or just enjoy some solitary time away from the hustle of the city. The breakfast buffet spread is very extensive, ranging from delicious pancakes, made to order eggs and bacon, cereals, croissants, sausages and a wide variety of fruits. If you reach the place during Sunday, they have a brunch buffet as well. With this buffet, you'd be treated to pastas, pizzas, salads and desserts. If ever you want to try something new, maybe authentically prepared Italian dishes, give L'amandier a try and you won't regret it.
    • Non-Vegetarian Buffet Timings - Breakfast from 7:30 to 11:00 (Saturday and Sunday) and Brunch from 11:30 to 15:30 (Sunday)
    • Buffet Rate - Breakfast at Rs. 399/person and Brunch at Rs. 592/person
    • Address - No. 57, 2nd Main Road, Govindaswamy Nagar, Raja Annamalai Puram, Chennai
    • Contact Number - 044 3085 3590

    5. Salt (Vadapalani) - At first glance, Salt would entice the foodie easily. With its mixture of the traditional South Indian style of design and modernity, well-balanced that is, it begs to be noticed. The bricked walls lined with framed photographs, the wooden tables partnered with the woven chairs and the bright interiors lined with other modern decors are sure to take your attention. Cuisines served here are that of the North Indian and South Indian regions of the country. Buffet though is served only during Thursdays and Fridays, from 12:00 to 15:30. The buffet is not that extensive but has a good selection of starters, main courses and desserts. The good thing about their buffet is that you can enjoy every dish because you're not confused with choices. Their kebabs, fishes and chicken lollipops in the starter spread all tastes good. The main course has a wide variety of Indian curries and breads to choose from.
    • Non-Vegetarian Buffet Timings - Lunch from 12:00 to 15:30 (Thursday and Friday)
    • Buffet Rate - Breakfast at Rs. 599/person
    • Address - The Forum Vijaya Mall, No. 213, 2nd Floor, Forum Vijaya Mall, Arcot Road, Vadapalani, Chennai
    • Contact Number - 044 3085 3536
    6. Spectra at The Leela Palace (MRC Nagar) - Don't let the price tag or the name The Leela Palace turn you away. Yes, Spectra might be one of the most expensive buffet restaurants in the city of Chennai, but your money is well-spent here. Ambience is note-worthy as well, as elegance and royalty come into one with this restaurant. The windows have a wide view of the sea, the decors are all exquisite, from the paintings, to the furnitures and yes, even the cutlery screams royalty. Cuisines range from North Indian, Japanese, Asian, Italian, Mediterranean and Continental. Several counters cater to the specific foodie needs. The Chinese counter is a delight for all Asian food lovers, with the assortment of momos, dimsums, steamed vegetables and chicken lollipops. The South Indian counter is also quite extensive with the variety of lentils and paneer. The Japanese counter has the freshest sushis and salmons as well. Dessert options such as creme brûlée, different ice cream flavours and lots of pastries would not disappoint the sweet-toothed individuals too. If you want to have a lot of options when it comes to your food, Spectra can cater to that need as you are spoiled for choices when in here.
    • Non-Vegetarian Buffet Timings - Lunch from 12:00 to 15:30 (Saturday Only) and Dinner from 19:00 to 23:00 (Wednesday and Friday)
    • Buffet Rate - Lunch at Rs. 2,100/person and Dinner at Rs. 1,850/person (Wednesday) & at Rs. 2,400/person (Friday)
    • Address - The Leela Palace, Adyar Sea Face, MRC Nagar, Chennai
    • Contact Number - 044 3085 3796
    7. The Beach Club (Neelangarai) - This cozy house turned into a restaurant is very picturesque as it is located in front of the beach. When the whole restaurant is lit at night, it looks especially stunning. The interiors are beautiful too, as the walls are complete with murals. The restaurant mainly has Continental and Indian cuisines in its menu. Buffet spreads happen only during Saturdays and Sundays though. The buffet is extensive too, with starter dishes, main course meals and desserts. They also have a salad counter where you can make your own salad complete with a variety of sauces. For the non-vegetarians, you have many options here in the main course. Their chicken biryani can rival that of any other restaurant in the city. Their crispy chicken wings also stands out due to its taste and crunch. For the desserts, a must try is the tender coconut mousse, delectably sweet mousse cake served in a coconut, it would leave you wanting more.
    • Non-Vegetarian Buffet Timings - Lunch from 12:30 to 15:00 (Saturday and Sunday) and Dinner from 19:30 to 22:30 (Saturday and Sunday)
    • Buffet Rate - Lunch at Rs. 630/person and Dinner at Rs. 840/person
    • Address - No. 4/33, Beach Road, Kapaleeshwar Nagar, Neelangarai, Chennai
    • Contact Number - +91 90038 77195
    The Beach Club

    8. The Colony at The Rain Tree (Alwarpet) - Aptly named The Colony, because of its colonial era design, this restaurant is located in The Rain Tree Hotel in Alwarpet. The collection of colonial era artefacts here like the brass statues and jars are very interesting, it takes you back to the bygone era. The menu is a mixture of Indian and Continental, but there are also a few Italian dishes in the mix. Their buffet is a main stay as it happens every day of the week, three times a day. The starters are included in the spread, where you can find salads, chicken and many more cold cuts. The main course are quite plenty too with lambs, prawns and many more that the non-vegetarians can truly enjoy. The dessert section with its cakes, pastries and other local delicacies can be found in the spread. The restaurant also has food festivals happening every now and then which can be enjoyed by true foodies.
    • Non-Vegetarian Buffet Timings - Breakfast from 6:30 to 10:30, Lunch from 12:30 to 15:00 and Dinner from 19:00 to 22:00 (All Days of the Week)
    • Buffet Rate - Breakfast at Rs. 650/person, Lunch at Rs. 1,300/person and Dinner at Rs. 1,400/person
    • Address - The Raintree, No. 120, St Mary's Road, Alwarpet, Chennai
    • Contact Number - 044 3085 3971
    9. Copper Kitchen (Porur) - As we're coming to the end of our list, we have Copper Kitchen, one of Chennai's most affordable buffet restaurants. The restaurant has a very simple ambience, with just wooden furnitures and brown walls. The cuisines served here are that of the North Indian, South Indian, Chinese, Mughlai and Arabian. For those in a budget, this multi-cuisine restaurant is not only affordable, it serves a variety of dishes in their buffet. There are starters, main courses and desserts much like any other buffet restaurant. Starters like the fish masala, paneer and tandoori chicken are the stand outs. For the main course dishes, the chicken almondi and chicken biryani are worth trying out. The dessert spread isn't quite that huge but still would suffice especially for the price. Dishes here are cooked and served fresh so you won't need to worry about the lower price.
    • Non-Vegetarian Buffet Timings - Lunch from 12:30 to 15:30 (Monday to Friday)
    • Buffet Rate - Lunch at Rs. 399/person
    • Address - No. 6/133, Arcot Road, Near Porur Signal, Porur, Chennai
    • Contact Number - 044 3085 3602

    While there are many non-vegetarian buffet restaurants around Chennai, the ones listed above are those that stand out. Whether you have money to splurge or maybe you're in a budget, there are many buffet restaurants in Chennai that are suitable for your needs. South Indian, North Indian, Italian, Mediterranean... You name the cuisine, chances are, Chennai has it. Keep your tummies filled and satisfied with these buffet restaurants in Chennai. Happy eating!