is nothing like being out with friends Friday night, go pubbing [pub hopping]
or maybe catch a late evening show. But then, by the time you are out, it is
nearly 11 and there are very options to grab a bite from. Well, Main Street in Residency
Towers brings to you the Midnight Buffet. Yes, the doors open around 11.30 and
it goes on till 4am. You read it right. It is the ideal place to head over to
satiate your hunger pangs. Someone might want dosa, while another might want to
dig into a big plate of Biryani while one might long for some pasta or salad. Well,
whatever be your craving, you will find a dish here.
You walk into Residency Towers lobby; look no further, on your right is where you will find the entry into Main Street. The place has been done up to resemble the streets of Europe/UK. There are lamp posts, signage with names of Streets, a poster that says “Doner Kebab’, and even a small TV in the far end of the room. We sat near the far end where there was an ad for Marlborough with the Marlborough man looking straight at us.
The buffet counter is spread just outside the kitchen, so you can actually watch the Chef making a dosa or the tandoor dishes. The buffet starts with a soup, followed by a wide variety of salads, and then the main courses, and not to forget desserts.
You can pick from mushroom salad, pasta salad, green salad or head straight to the main course- a roti or Biryani [veg/non veg] with a dal makhani or maybe the roasted aloo and a dollop of raita. There is also freshly steamed idlis amidst the buffet. Dosas are served on order. These come with 3 varieties of chutney and sambar. The spread goes on, and for those who need comfort food, there is curd rice as well. If you still have space in your tummy, head across to the dessert counter and have a spoon of ice cream or sample one of the many pastries/puddings on display.
What surprised me was that the place was nearly half full. While chatting with the manager, I came to know that they do about 70covers every night, crowd starts coming in around 2-3am. Who would have thought Chennai had such a happening night life!!
But remember, this Buffet is available only on Friday & Saturday nights. You can even glimpse through the buffet menu before stepping in. And it is priced at Rs555 nett
North Boag Rd, Thyagaraya Nagar
Chennai – 600017
Phone: 044 2815 6363