Category: Restaurants

Peshawri, ITC Grand Chola, Chennai

Peshawri – ITC Grand Chola, Chennai
(Times Food and NightLife Awards 2014 winner for Best North Indian)

Robust flavour of the North-West Fronties.

Peshawri, one of ITC’s signature restaurants, serves authentic North West Frontier cuisine. It is renowned for its rustic flavours brought alive in simple elegance. Stand by for hearty flat breads combined with slow-cooked lentils, vegetables and meats exalted by freshly ground condiments. Watch these signature dishes prepared in our display kitchen.

At Peshawri, the tandoori cuisine of the North-West frontier of India, finds a new meaning. The haunt of every celebrity passing through, the restaurants have played host to Crowned heads, Heads of State and famous personalities from all over the world. Reveling in the most delicious kebabs found anywhere in the world.

Peshawri, ITC Grand Chola, Chennai

Peshawri, ITC Grand Chola, Chennai


The British demarcated the North-West Frontier Province in the year 1900, which comprised parts of Afghanistan, and the Northwest part of pre independence India. The cuisine has been inspired by the essence of North West frontier tradition, of camaraderie around the warm glow of a campfire – succulent tandoori fare, low on oil and high on authenticity.

The food is cooked in clay ovens or tandoor in the traditional style of the Indian North-West Frontier region. This style of cooking requires great expertise on the part of the chefs, since the meat is not accompanied by any sauce or gravy, but only pre-marinated and cooked before serving. It takes a chef years of meticulous training and dedication to master the technique of the art of making the breads that are so much vital part of the cuisine, or to acquire the ability to gauge spices, mix marinades, and the most vital of all, to judge the heat of the tandoor and the time necessary for each dish to be perfectly cooked.

Décor / Ambience

A unique concept, the restaurant offers a sophisticated yet totally ethnic experience where the kitchen is part of the restaurant. The decor comprises rough-hewn trestle tables and wooden stools complete the rugged look. Copper pots and urns are suspended from the ceiling and pillars; the crockery is earthenware in an earthy ochre colour, while the menu is painted on a block of wood. The chequered apron is also a totally novel concept that has become very popular. The view of the kitchen with the busy chefs adds to the warmth of the restaurant, inviting one to take time off to photograph the activity inside the kitchen. The speed by which the food is cooked and delivered to the tables justifies its claim of having one of the most efficient service.

Hours: 12:30 PM – 2:45 PM; 7:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Cuisine: North West Frontier

ITC Grand Chola, Chennai
No. 63, Mount Road, Guindy,Chennai- 600032
Tel : (91) (44) 22200000
Fax : (91) (44) 22200200

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Food and NightLife Awards 2014

The Winners of the Times Food and NightLife Awards 2014 Are…


Best North Indian
Peshawri (Fine Dining), Delhi Highway (Casual Dining)

Best South Indian
Dakshin (Fine Dining), Saravana Bhavan (Casual Dining)

Best South Indian Tiffin
Adyar Ananda Bhavan (Casual Dining)

Best Chettinadu
Madras (Fine Dining), Parambriym(Casual Dining)

Best Kerala
Ente Kerelam (Fine Dining), Hotel Crescent (Casual Dining)

Best Andhra
Sankranti (Casual Dining)

Best Coastal
Samudm (Fine Dining), The Marina (Casual Dining)

Best Pure Vegetarian
Royal Indianaa (Fine Dining), Kapila Dasa (Casual Dining)

Best Sunday Brunch
Spectra (Fine Dining)

Best Chinese
Stix (Fine Dining), Chao (Casual Dining)

Best European
The Flying Elephant (Fine Dining), Crimson Chakra (Casual Dining)

Best Italian
Ottimo Cucina Italiana (Fine Dining), Dario’s (Casual Dining)

Best Japanese
Teppan (Fine Dining)

Best Mediterranean
Azulia (Fine Dining)

Best Oriental
Pan Asian (Fine Dining), Wok A Toque (Casual Dining)

Best Pizza
Italia (Fine Dining)

Best Thai
Benjarong (Fine Dining)

Best Korean
Inseoul (Casual Dining)

Best Grills
The Wharf (Fine Dining)

Best Sialers
Yoko Sialers (Casual Dining)

Best 24-Hour Dining
The Dining Room (Fine Dining)

Best Coffee Bars/Tea Lounge
Lobby Lounge (Fine Dining), Eco Cafe (Casual Dining)

Best Confectionery Shop
Biscotti (Fine Dining), Ecstasy (Casual Dining)

Best Mithais
Shree Mithai (Casual Dining)


Best Bar
Library Blu

Best Nightclub
The Flying Elephant

Best Restobar


The Holy Smoke Restaurant, OMR, Chennai

The Holy Smoke Restaurant, OMR, Chennai
The Holy Smoke BBQ Live Grill Restaurant Site

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The Holy Smoke BBQ Live Grill Restaurant Site

The Holy Smoke Restaurant,
Plot No. 5/319, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Okkiampet, Thoraipakkam, Chennai 600 097
Mobile: 9566149505, Ph: 044-64506902



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Asiana Place

Asiana Place,
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Asiana Hotel

Stringing together a spectacular selection of 179 rooms and suites, Kohinoor Asiana will take the stage as an iconic 5 star Corporate Hotel in Chennai. Step across the threshold of the hotel and be sure to be enthralled by the striking beauty of the opulent surroundings, which reflect Kohinoor Asiana’s signature blend of elegance, splendor and unmatched comfort.

Personifying indulgent hospitality at its best, Kohinoor Asiana is an exclusive urban haven, where the service is warm and friendly, the facilities are world-class, the cuisine is superb, and the guestrooms are spacious and inviting.

Kohinoor Asiana is strategically located at Semmencherry, Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR), at the heart of the IT Corrridor in Chennai. The convenience of the locale is harmoniously complemented by an exceptional style of personal attention, which is both impeccable and refined, making you feel right at home.

Kohinoor Asiana Hotel, 
IT Expressway, Semmencherry, OMR road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Kohinoor Asiana Hotel:
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PHONE: +91 44 67411000
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Hours: 24 Hours

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PHONE: +91 44 67411000
Cuisines: Lounge
Hours: 4 PM to 12 Midnight

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PHONE:044 47445030
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Opening Hours: 24 Hours
Happy Hours: 11 AM to 7 PM

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PHONE:044 47445030
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Opening Hours: 11 AM to 11 PM
Happy Hours: 11 AM to 7 PM

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