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.

D├ęcor / 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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