Chennai has the best of southern cuisines, whether on the streets or in restaurants - luxury or otherwise. Traditional breakfast items like soft idlis and crisp dosas sell like hot cakes all through the day, but that aside, Chennai has an elaborate, traditional layout for its meal served on banana leaves. Lunch, especially, comprises rice, the staple food.

    For those looking for a spicy twist to satiate their palette, there is the Chettinad cuisine - known for its spicy and hot flavours.

    The southwestern and southern suburbs of the city such as Nungambakkam, T Nagar, and Alwarpet are particularly known for their eating and shopping destinations.

    You can experience the best of every southern cuisine while you are at The Leela Palace Chennai. We offer a variety of international and regional dining options to choose from. You can savour power breakfasts, chic lunches, formal dinners at our signature restaurants, lounge, and cafe that offer stunning views of the Bay of Bengal. Our chefs can line up the best recommendations. And the food comes with a dollop of warmth and sometimes even a story about how it came into being.

    From spicy Szechwan vegetables and Cantonese chicken to Beijing-style noodles and from the authentic Peking duck to innovative dim sums, China XO is the place to sample a true culinary experience of flavours from China.

    The signature Indian restaurant Jamavar brings a new dining experience to Southern India’s culinary capital. With finest dishes and experiences from the royal kitchens, presented in a traditional yet contemporary ambience with a live kitchen, Jamavar offers a treat for your palate with a fine mix of North & South Indian cuisines.

    Spectra is an informal all-day dining, multi-specialty restaurant. It offers a modern day dining experience with a multi-buffet concept that offers global cuisines from Europe, Japan, India, South East Asia, and the Middle East. Its 7 interactive live kitchens unfold the culinary drama in a spectacular rhythm.

    The Lobby Lounge is ideal for an interesting rendezvous over an invigorating cup of hand-picked single estate teas or single origin coffees while enjoying the mesmerising view of the Bay of Bengal. You can also indulge in our traditional English or Indian High Tea while enjoying the hues from the lounge.

    The Library Blu is the classic citadel for guests with refined and sophisticated tastes. The mysterious blue interiors in the company of warm comfortable chairs create a fine ambience that encourages one to slow down, unwind and enjoy the finer things in life. Coupled with innovative and distinctive cocktails, and an aura of enigmatic grandeur surrounding the place, the setup is perfect for long lingering evenings between old friends and colleagues.

    Our food and beverage venues also offer a host of remarkable curated culinary experiences to choose from.