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The best South Indian restaurant in India; there, I said it. Let me spell it out for you – the food is better than Dakshin (allegedly, it is an unacknowledged inspiration). At the moment however, Southern Spice stands out from everyone else, not only for its consistently outstanding food, but also the distinct air of chic sophistication, varnished on quintessentially South Indian motifs. The best way to sample food at Southern Spice is to order their unlimited thalis. With almost a dozen permutations, there is something for everyone, including the wine-paired, 30-course Maha Virundhu.
If you have to experience the true glory of southern food in magnificent style then you can’t do better than Chennai, which is home to spectacular regional cuisine. To experience the city the right way, you have to get a taste for the local flavour. Although you can find good regional food in the by lanes of the city, for truly magnificent meal you have to follow our advice. We have for you a spectacular restaurant which specialises in local regional fare of Southern India. ‘Southern Spice’ is pride and joy of Taj Coromandel Hotel, located in Nungambakkam area. Some claim it to be the best South-Indian restaurant in India, which is saying a lot for its reputation. It is a resounding hit with the local foodies who come here frequently to sample the exquisite creations of the chef. All those who have eaten here, come back repeatedly to dine.
It would not be right to say that Southern Spice is only popular due to its mouth-watering food, the restaurant is well-known for its sophisticated appeal too. Very few restaurants can brag about its glamourous yet elegant quotient and Southern Spice is one of them. The moment you step into the door, the grandeur will simply take your breath away with its beauty. The room is fashioned in a typical southern way and resembles a court room of royal palace. Ceiling itself is a charming network of lattice with a distinct South-Indian feel. A grey and brown colour theme works beautifully, but what pulls the room from its monotonous appearance, is a series of stunning Tanjore paintings gracing the walls. For a private meal, slip into their elaborate private dining areas with your dinner companions.
Dining at Southern Spice is a life time kind of experience. It may be expensive, but it is certainly worth it. The chef serves an authentic South-Indian menu which trots all over the area, hand-picking the regional recipes. It’s best to begin this momentous meal with an array of appetizers, banana dosa, kori ghee roast, adai, karimeen pollichadhu, vazhapoo paruppu vadai, vaigai kari sukka and kuzhi paniyaram. Opt for a rayalaseema mamsam biryani or appam to accompany a series of delicious southern curries such as, Hyderabadi Haleem, alleppey fish curry, kadala gassi, scallop moilee, allam kodi kura, pachakari ishtew and Malabar njandu curry. Indulge in their rich toothsome desserts for the perfect finish.
To truly experience the royal hospitality of Southern India, one has to dine at Southern Spice of Taj Coromandel in Nungambakkam. The restaurant is considered as the best South Indian restaurant in Chennai and that is no easy feat. A stunning traditional décor takes your breath away the moment you step across the threshold. Small square tables are put between the tall ornate pillars, breaking the vast room into small private sections. Southern Spice will give you that sophistication, which you need for your date for a Special Occasion. Go to Southern Spice if you want your date to be posh.