From Prison Cells To Central Perk: Dine At These Quirky Themed Restaurants

Anna posted on 20 September

Ten-Second Takeaway

We may love our homely food {in the form of thayir saadam and idlis} but we’re also open to trying out new experiences. Check out this list of fun, quirky theme restaurants in namma Chennai.

Thirsty Crow

This new resto-bar is one of a kind, especially with the steampunk theme that not only features on their logo, but also all through the restaurant. The walls are adorned with gorgeous art and if you look up, you’re greeted by the open ceiling of coloured pipes running throughout the restaurant.

Their menu features delicious options from Mexican dishes like Vegetable Quesadillas to Asian starters like Balinese Chicken Satay and Wasabi Prawns. For mains, select the pasta of your choice and customise it to your heart’s content.

Bars

54, Valluvarkottam High Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai

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Sitcom

The name says it all! Inspired by the best sitcoms on television — Friends and The Big Bang Theory – the restaurant’s walls are covered in posters of the most popular lines by everyone’s favourite characters. It’s a very relaxed vibe at this new café and their menu is chock-a-block with delicious things from breakfast to Pan-Asian cuisine and delicious milkshakes and other desserts.

Cafes

145, East Coast Road, Neelankarai, Chennai

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Ciclo Café

This cycle themed café in Kotturpuram is definitely the kind of place everybody should visit at least once. Not only do you get to pick and choose from a long list of great Continental and Italian food, you also get to stare at beautiful bicycles hung up all through the restaurant. Even the lamps have cycle wheels in them! And that’s not all, order yourself a portion of the French Fries and get it served to you in a cycle basket, because how else does one serve fries in a cycle themed restaurant?

Casual Dining

47, Gandhi Mandapam Road, Kotturpuram, Chennai

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Superstar Pizza

Is there anyone more famous than Rajinikanth in Chennai? Most probably not. Which is why this pizza place is only dedicated to the Thalaivar. The walls feature art of Rajinikanth, posters and even some of his famous lines from his movies. The pizzas are also named after some of his famous lines as well as his movies, splitting them up genre wise from Action Scenes to even Guest Roles – which is mostly pastas. For a Rajini fan, this is the perfect place to be. And if you’re not a fan, you will be when you’re done with your meal.

Cafes

20, 5th Avenue, Besant Nagar, Chennai

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The Miner Diner

Most of us have never been inside a mine before, so it’s obviously unknown what it looks like down there. But walk into the Miner Diner and you get a feel of it. Brick walls surround the entire restaurant, the ceiling has burlap sacks and kerosene lamps everywhere. Their menu features a wide range of dishes that you’ve probably never had before — especially the waffle pizza or the waffle sandwiches!

Casual Dining

31, Anderson Road, Cochin House, Nungambakkam, Chennai

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Haunted

This Anna Nagar staple is one of the most interesting themed restaurants in the city! The name says it all, obviously, and the experience is just as exciting as you’d imagine. The dark walls and the dim lighting give you the shivers, but the multi-cuisine menu {north Indian, Chinese, Arabian and Burmese to name a few} looks inviting. There’s crooked frames and cobwebs on the wall and some creepy looking residents at the restaurant {do you see them too?} but hopefully the food isn’t as gruesome.

Casual Dining

273, F-13, New 71, 2nd Main Road, Anna Nagar East, Chennai

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747

Yes, as you can imagine, the theme of the restaurant is the inside of an airplane! Even the staff are dressed like flight attendants and serve you in style, to make you feel like you are on a plane, flying to some exotic destination. And just to make your journey even more comfortable, their menu features everyone’s favourite north Indian dishes like Tandoori Chicken Tikka and Bhindi Fry, while also featuring Chinese and Thai dishes like Shanghai Chicken and Chakay Pow.

Casual Dining

11, 3rd Floor, Ramaniyam Isha, Block 1, Thoraipakkam, Chennai

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The Waterfall

If you’ve been looking for a beautifully themed restaurant for a romantic dinner, this is it. With a view of an indoor waterfall, this restaurant sets the mood for any kind of evening. The soft sounds of the waterfall coupled with music make it quite the experience. And you can either enjoy a delicious biryani together or try something different from the Chinese section of the menu and end it all with a Waterfall Special Dessert Jar!

Casual Dining

18, L.V Prasad Road, Dhanalakshmi Colony, Vadapalani, Chennai

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Kaidi Kitchen

Now this is truly a brand new kind of experience. Styled like the inside of a prison, Kaidi Kitchen has their staff dressed up like police officers and inmates. The tables are nicely spread out and for the full kaidi experience, you can sit at one of the tables inside the prison cells. Don’t worry, they won’t lock you in there. The menu is purely vegetarian, catering to even Jain customers on special request. And the food fills out different cuisines with nachos and tacos being served alongside momos and spring rolls. They’ve even got kebabs and pasta salads to choose from.

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Casual Dining

20/3, Bishop Wallers Avenue, Mylapore, Chennai

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