The Raintree, Vivanta by Taj Connemara

Address: No. 2, Binny Road, Chennai – 600 002 (Landmark – Behind Spencer Plaza)
Email:[email protected]
Lunch: 12:30 PM-3:00 PM
Dinner: 7:30 PM-11:45 PM
Dress Code: Smart Casuals

About the Restaurant

This is our iconic restaurant wherein we serve local chettinad cuisine. This restaurant consists of an outdoor locale as well as an air-conditioned area which has an interior of ancient chettinad house & the painting depicts lifestyle of chettinad people. 

Raintree is the restaurant where we serve you the finest of delicacies from the land of Chettinad. Chettinad is a region of the Sivaganga district of southern Tamil Nadu and Karaikudi is the capital of Chettinad.

Chettinad is well known for its Chettinad cuisine, mansions, and temples.

"Chettiar" means a social caste that specializes in the preparation of food. Chettiars are considered master chefs who prepare food that reflects the excellence that people in Chennai/South India look for in the preparation and serving of food.

Chettinad is well known for its traditional, cultural heritage, art and architecture. It is also well known for its houses, embellished with marble and Burma teak, wide courtyards, spacious rooms, and for its  century mansions.

Highlight of the restaurant is Maami starters, wherein Maami’s will make homemade traditional starters.

Condiment trolley is an additional highlight to this restaurant. Wherein we have 10 types of chutney’s, pickles.

The main spices used in the cuisine are:-Cloves, Marathi mokku, star anise, Kalpasi, fennel seeds, jeera, cinnamon bay leaves, peppercorns, fenugreek, red chillies.

All the spices used for cooking are freshly handpounded and  our chefs are also from this part of tamil nadu

The paintings inside the restaurant showcase the lifestyle of chettinad. They are painted by the famous art director Mr. Totta Tharani, who has won several awards and accolades

Above all the carnatic or the ancient Sanskrit music creates the perfect ambience for a unforgettable  dining experience at The Raintree.
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