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6 Budget Restaurants In Chennai That Will Leave You With A Sigh Of Relief

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It’s that time of the month when your pockets are facing a bit of crunch and your loved ones are waiting for you to take them for the usual weekend restaurant outing. Of course we don’t tell them a ‘no’ but, we look around to find restaurants that fit our pockets. To make things easier for you, here are few budget restaurants around Chennai for you to pick from.

  1. Firdouse
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Varieties on your platter!

This is the place to go when you want to have buffet served to you at your table. They specialize in North Indian, Mughalai, Chinese and South Indian cuisines. Firdouse, located at Saligramam is famous for its barbecue, tandoors and kebabs. They serve everything right from starters to desserts and have a pleasing ambiance.

Cost for two (approx) – Rs 600

Lunch & Dinner Buffets – Rs.400/Rs.450 (Weekdays/Weekends)


  1. Peaches’
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An Indo-Mexican Twist!

A vegetarian restaurant located at Velachery is a must try for all veggie lovers out there. The restaurant is known for its North Indian, Mexican, Mediterranean and Italian cuisines. At Peaches, you can try the desi versions of international cuisines like a Gobi Manchurian Burrito and a Paneer Tikka Burrito.

Cost for two (approx) – Rs 850


  1. Shanghai Annaachi
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Chilli Chicken

When you want to try food which is both of a Shanghai (Chinese) style and of an Annaachi (South Indian) style, Shanghai Annaachi is the place to visit. This restaurant serving both Chinese and South Indian cuisine is located at the heart of the city, Nungambakkam. They have a warm ambiance and appetizing food in their menu to keep your taste buds tingling.

Cost for two (approx) – Rs 750


  1. The Bayleaf
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Chicken Roll

Want to try the flavors of Kolkatta right here in Chennai? Step into Bayleaf located at Gopalapuram. They have a good variety of the famous Kolkatta Kathi Rolls, where you have an option of going in for a single filling or a double filling. The other items in the menu include parathas, chops, tikkas, kebabs, mouthwatering desserts like jalebis, rasgullas and more.

Cost for two (approx) – Rs 800

Check out what you just can’t miss at The Bay Leaf on the Relishious App.


  1. Hotel Junior Kuppanna
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Savor some of the best and flavorful biryanis at Hotel Junior Kuppanna. It is located at T. Nagar and Virugambakkam wherein, you get some of the authentic Chettinad dishes like Chukka, Nalli gravy, Aathu kaal paya and so on. The dishes are nominally priced. All the dishes in the restaurant are served on a banana leaf for that extra South Indian flavor.

Cost for two (approx) – Rs 650


  1. Tasteation
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Indie Fondue

This is another all veggie restaurant located at Kilpauk and they specialize in North Indian, Mexican and Mediterranean cuisines. They have a good collection of dishes under the Indian category ranging from Dal Tadka to Aloo Jeera. They are famous for their Water Chestnut and Babycorn in Honey Chilly Sauce. Also try their Indie Fondue and Poution.

Cost for two (approx) – Rs 600

Check out what you just can’t miss at Tasteation on the Relishious App.


Do these leave you with a sigh of relief?

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Sonali Divya

Sonali Divya, bachelors in Food Science and Masters in Journalism, is a budding content writer. Loves creativity, to think out of the box and a major foodie who lives to eat. Her pass time includes cooking, designing and dancing. She aspires to shine in the area of writing.