Being indoors doesn’t mean you need to strip yourself off the luxury of eating gourmet food. These five fine-dining restaurants in Chennai have amped their services to bring you their signature specialities straight to your home. By Bayar Jain

1. Almaza

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Crafting mouth-watering Nawabi-style food is child’s play for Almaza. From barbecued specialities to everyone’s favourite Biryani, the expert chefs here are guaranteed to take you on an epicurean journey like no other.

Safety Measures: Almaza follows all sanitisation protocols prescribed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and even ensures temperature checks of its staff, including delivery personnel. Riders also thoroughly sanitise their hands before delivering delicious meals to your homes.

How to Order: Almaza has partnered with Zomato and Swiggy to bring their delicacies to you. Alternatively, you can even order on their official website. However, bear in mind that they are currently only delivering to select areas of the city.

What to Order: Rara Gosht, Mutton Biryani, and Bharwan Mushroom are some of the most-loved dishes here.

Price (for two): INR 1,000 (approx.)

2. Punjab Grill


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Every food lover in India is bound to have made a pit-stop at Punjab Grill. Despite the lockdown in place, this fine-dining restaurant is set to bring its delicious foods to its many patrons. While the signature Punjabi folk music ambience may not be replicated, the home delivery menu makes up for it. Whether its individual dishes like the indulgent butter chicken or full-blown thalis, their Punjabi affair blends harmoniously in the safe spaces of your home.

Safety Measures: Apart from yummy foods, you can be assured of utmost safety when ordering in from Punjab Grill. Not only are they adhering to safety and hygiene protocols mandated and advised by WHO, but they are also taking regular body temperature checks of all staff. Contactless delivery and properly sealed and enclosed packages are some of the other safety precautions taken by this eatery.

How to Order: Head to Zomato and Swiggy to place your orders.

What to Order: Some of the most-loved dishes of this restaurant are Biryani, Butter Chicken, Dal Makhani, and Phirni.

Price (for two): INR 2,700 (approx.)

3. Savya Rasa


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Savya Rasa celebrates traditional cuisines of South India and re-crafts them to bring it for wider audiences to indulge in. Authenticity lies at the heart of this restaurant and paying homage to their vast delicacies of the region—their motive.

Safety Measures: Face masks have been made mandatory for all the staff working at the restaurant, while temperature checks are also being undertaken. Not only is the produce sanitised before use, but the equipment used during the cooking is thoroughly cleaned as well. 

How to Order: Their gourmet foods can be delivered straight to your home at the click of a button on Zomato and Swiggy.

What to Order: To get a taste of authentic flavours, consider ordering Elaneer Payasam, Appam or Vasantha Neer.

Price (for two): INR 1,600 (approx.)

4. Kappa Chakka Kandhari


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A restaurant that captures the spirit of Kerala’s food, Kappa Chakka Kandhari is built on the vision of reclaiming traditional dishes for a new generation. Their menu is replete with the nostalgia of home foods, accentuated further with new flavours.

Safety Measures: The restaurant follows stringent hygiene protocols in the preparation, packaging, and handling of all food orders.

How to Order: To get a taste of Kerala within your home, order on Zomato or Swiggy.

What to Order: Although only a select menu is available for home delivery, their chicken curry is crowned as one of the favourites.

Price (for two): INR 1,200 (approx.)

5. Soy Soi


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Although whipping up sushi rolls and dim-sums is no easy feat, for Soy Soi, however, it’s second nature. This restaurant whips up a range of Asian flavours such as Burmese, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Singaporean, Japanese and Malaysian, each injected with bags of flavour.

Safety Measures: WHO’s guidelines and safety protocols are strictly adhered to at this Asian culinary haven. Daily temperature checks and rider hand sanitisation are also the norms here, ensuring you can enjoy their scrumptious food without an ounce of worry.

How to Order: Soy Soi is available for home delivery on Zomato and Swiggy, both.

What to Order: Consider ordering dumplings of any kind, their sweet panna cotta, yum nasi goreng, and rolled-to-perfection sushis for your dose of culinary heaven.

Price (for two): INR 1,400 (approx.)

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