Chennai’s pride and joy are in its beaches. The city has gorgeous stretches of sand and water accompanied by the many restaurants overlooking the breath- taking view. Here is a list of the best beach view restaurants in Chennai with mouth-watering food to compliment the gorgeous scenery.
1. BOATS -Based On A True Story, Besant Nagar.
This little resto bar is situated at the entrance of Elliot’s Beach on Besant Nagar. With red and black interiors and quirky décor, the place is the perfect hangout spot. They have an indoor seating as well as an outdoor seating area that overlooks the beach. The place is known for its scrumptious Nachos, Tandoori Platters, Pastas and Cocktails
Cost for two: INR 1600 (Inclusive of Alcohol)
2. MASH, Besant Nagar.
Mash is a cosy little rooftop restaurant located in the heart of Besant Nagar. With a very chilled out and homely décor, this has made its mark as the casual hangout spot, and the best part? It gets beautifully lit up after 6 PM. The food over here is very affordable and extremely yummy, but MASH is popularly known for its burgers. The Classic Veg? Chicken Burger is a must-try here.
Cost for two: INR 800
3. Moonrakers, Mahabalipuram.
A little far from the city, but it is worth it, and hey you and your friends can make a road trip out of it. Tucked away in Mahabalipuram is this small treasure. Although moonrakers does not have a direct view of the beach, it it’s the perfect place to go grab a bite after a quick surf or walk on the neighbouring beach. Moonrakers’ is known for it’s fresh, mouth-watering seafood at extremely pocket-friendly rates. The Jumbo Prawns, Nutella pancakes and mixed fried rice are their best sellers.
Cost for two: INR 700
4. L’attitude 49, Mahabalipuram
Although slightly more expensive, this beautiful restaurant is the perfect spot for a first date or a night out with your best friend! Located in the Grande Bay Resort, L’attitude 49 offers a serene view with the perfect ambience to accompany it. This particular restaurant has an array of cuisines including Singaporean, Thai, Asian, Chinese, Continental, North Indian, and Malaysian. It is best known for its seafood, kebab platters, salads and lip- smacking cocktails, and as it is in a resort you could make a quick weekend get-away trip out of it
Cost for two: INR 1800 (Inclusive of Alcohol)
5. Shiraz Art Café, Neelangarai
Gorgeous food, interiors, art and views, all under one roof. What more could you ask for? Shiraz Art Café is located on the East Coast Road and runs along the serene beach. Another perk of this place? It’s pet friendly, so head out to Shiraz with your four-legged friend for a fun afternoon or evening meal. Shiraz has a limited menu but the quality outdoes the quantity here. It’s famous for its saffron rice, baklava cake, shiraz special house salad and it’s fresh calamari. The sound of the waves makes for a great soothing feel as well.
Cost for two: INR 1100.
6. Amadora Gourmet Ice Cream and Sorbet, Besant Nagar
Chennai’s favourite dessert destination has now opened its fifth branch on Elliot’s beach. This is the perfect spot to get your dessert fix after a meal. Amadora has a line of its own sorbets and some premium ice cream flavours as well. My personal recommendation would be the underbaked cake along with the salted caramel or five bean vanilla ice cream. It is also popular for its freshly prepared waffle cones that come in flavours.
Cost for two: INR 500
So grab your family and friends and head out to these amazing restaurants, enjoy the food and take in the views!