Pile Your Plates High & Pig Out At These Epic, Bottomless Buffets In Chennai

Shruti posted on 25 July
Looking to unleash the glutton in you? If you’re bored of the same old meal for lunch and dinner, drop by one of these places and serve yourself a mix of everything from soups to dessert. Loosen those belts and stuff yourselves silly with these big, fat buffets across cuisines and budgets. Don’t hold back!

Mainland China

If you’re craving Chinese and loads of it, look no further. Dig into their spread of dim sums, soups and starters like chicken lollipop and seafood wontons. There’s main course too obviously like the chicken fried rice and hakka noodles but we suggest moving straight onto their desserts like coconut caramel pudding and chocolate rolls. But this is more like Indian Chinese food on offer, so don;t go expecting authentic Chinese here. Price: INR 479 plus tax for vegetarians {weekdays} and INR 699 plus tax for non-vegetarians {weekdays}
Casual Dining

Srinivas Towers, NBR 5, Cenotaph Road, Adjacent Toyota Showroom, Teynampet, Chennai

3.9
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Cleo's Grill & Café

This popular restaurant in Adyar is known for its continental food and also serves up a fusion buffet. There’s tandoor and Chinese fare in store. Start with a welcome drink, slurp on Manchow soup and get assorted starters {fish, chicken and mutton} and there’s naan, biryani, noodles and roti for main course with a selection of gravies. They have four kinds of desserts — tuck into chocolate mousse, carrot halwa, phirni or ice cream {or would you have a bite of them all?} Price: INR 576 for vegetarians and INR 681 for non-vegetarians {all days}
Casual Dining

115, 4th Avenue, Indra Nagar, Adyar, Chennai

3.9
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Barbeque Nation

Its famous DIY grill & dine experience is enough to rope you in. Chow down on BBQ prawns, Cajun Baby Potatoes, corn and kebabs and when you’re  done getting high on biryanis and rich gravies, check out their live kulfi counter — the paan flavoured kulfi is a bestseller, topped with gulkand and sweet beetle nut. Read more here. Price: INR 649 plus tax for vegetarians and INR 749 plus tax for non-vegetarians {lunch on all days}
Casual Dining

Shri Devi Park Hotel, 1, North Usman Road, Thyagaraya Nagar, Chennai

4.2
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Annalakshmi Restaurant

Although it’s exclusively vegetarian, this Egmore restaurant has an opulent ambience that everyone is going to gawk at. And don’t worry, the food here is pretty popular too. You can choose between south and north Indian dishes — so take your pick. Devour dal, sabji and pulao with special Indian sweets and if you love your local faves, try the kuzhambu and varieties of rice. Price: INR 525 {lunch on all days}
Casual Dining

Sigapi Achi Building, 1st Floor, 18/3, Near Rani Meyyammai Hall, Rukmani Lakshmipathy Road, Egmore, Chennai

4.5
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Sera - The Tapas Bar

If you want to head to a bar and enjoy a buffet with drinks, drop by Sera. These guys offer lunch buffets with mostly continental cuisine only on weekends and on Sundays you can nibble on salads, pick from 20 starters and six main courses and there’s dessert too! If you choose the buffet with alcohol {the one you obviously want}, you get either three imported drinks, or three cocktails or three glasses of wine. IF you want more alcohol, go for the unlimited alcohol offer at approx. INR 2,000. Price: INR 997 without alcohol, INR 1,640 with alcohol, INR 2,000 for unlimited alcohol
Fine Dining

71, Cathedral Road, Gopalapuram, Chennai

4.2
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Chap Chay, The Rain Tree

Here’s a buffet of a different kind. The peeps at Chap Chay offer an unlimited stir fry buffet. You can mix and match your favourite veggies like zucchini, bok choy, peppers, sweet corn, onions, edamame, lotus root, mushrooms and more with different meats. To this, choose from 18 different sauces classified under super spicy, ambrosial, and classics. Toss your favourite kind of rice or noodles into it and you’re sorted! For more deets, read here. Price:  INR 1,099 plus tax {all days}
Casual Dining

The Raintree, 120, St. Mary's Road, Alwarpet, Chennai

4.4
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Bazaar - Grand by GRT Hotels

Once you’re done falling in love with the ambience of this restaurant in Grand, check out their buffet spread. It’s a multicuisine restaurant so you get everything from Chinese to Indian to continental. They have a salad counter with eight kinds of salads and desserts include payassam, halwa and ice-cream too! Go here when you’re in the mood to splurge a little. Price: INR 1,099 +tax on weekdays, INR 1,249 +tax on weekends {for lunch}
Fine Dining

Grand By GRT Hotels, 120, Sir Thyagaraya Road, Thyagaraya Nagar, Chennai

3.4
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Spectra - The Leela Palace

If you don’t mind going beyond your budget treat yourself at the gorgeous Leela Palace. Step into the luxurious Spectra, their multicuisine restaurant and dig into all kinds of food including south Indian and even Japanese! Do save room for desserts like lemon tarts and tiramisu {the menu keeps changing everyday though}. Weekends do get packed for lunch and dinner, so make sure to book your table in advance. Oh, and you get unlimited beer for Saturday lunches! Price: INR 2,100 +tax {Saturday including unlimited beer}, INR 1,850 + tax{ Monday to Friday excluding beverages} Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments below!
Fine Dining

The Leela Palace, Adyar Seaface, MRC Nagar, Chennai