10 Best Budget-Friendly Lunch Buffet Places In Chennai
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If you're in the mood to indulge in some serious eating, check out these top buffets in Chennai, where you can eat to your heart's content. With a wide range of soups, appetizers, main courses, desserts, and beverages, these buffets offer a variety of cuisines and prices to suit your preferences. So, get ready to loosen your belt and enjoy the feast! 

Top 10 VFM Lunch Buffets for Office goers in Chennai 

Sigree 

This restaurant has been rated as one of the best places for team lunches. It has a nice ambiance and ample seating space, coupled with a relaxed atmosphere. We went there for lunch and sampled their buffet, which was excellent. On their menu, you will find, Paneer Rawalpindi, Tandoori Kebab Platter, Kulfi, Dal Makhani, Garlic Naan, and Kebabs. 

Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/hkaVqHszshaZLz4J8

Phone number: 09884423007

USP Dishes: Paneer Rawalpindi, Tandoori Kebab Platter, Dal Makhani

Available Cuisines: North Indian, Kebab, Mughlai

Type: Veg and Non-Veg

Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner

Timings: 12:00 pm-3:00 pm; 7:00 pm-11:00 pm, Monday to Sunday

Address: Lot No 473, New Door No.17, 19, 21 Old No. AA24 AA, 73/5, 2nd Ave, Near Roundtana Croma Building, Annanagar East, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600040

Cost for two: Rs 1,500 (Mid-range)

27 Culinary Street 

It is an exclusive restaurant that serves delectable food in a retro ambiance. The comfortable seating area, courteous staff, and live kitchen make it a place to be. On the menu, you can savor Chocolate Roll, Chocolate Panipuri, Dessert Jar, Chicken Honey, Tandoori Prawns, and Grilled Pineapple. 

Phone number: 09962512610

USP Dishes: Chocolate Roll, Chocolate Panipuri, Dessert Jar, Chicken Honey, Tandoori Prawns, Grilled Pineapple

Available Cuisines: South Indian, Pasta, Street Food, North Indian

Type: Veg and Non-Veg

Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner

Timings: 12 Pm-7 Pm, Monday to Sunday 

Address: 27/28, Dwarka Colony, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Near Syndicate Bank, Mylapore, Chennai 600004 

Cost for two: Rs 950 (Mid-range)

Mainland China 

We were hankering for some good Chinese cuisine, so Mainland China was the ideal destination. We savored their extensive range of dim sum, soups, and appetizers such as Chicken Lollipops and Seafood Wontons. Along with the main course offerings like Chicken Fried Rice and Hakka Noodles. We then headed straight to their delectable desserts, such as Coconut Caramel Pudding and Chocolate Rolls. This restaurant serves an impeccable Indo-Chinese feast! 

Phone number: 09042212345

USP Dishes: Jasmine Tea, Jumbo Prawns, Dim Sum, Sweet Corn Soup, Crab, Buffet

Available Cuisines: Chinese, Oriental, Asian, Seafood

Type: Veg and Non-Veg

Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner

Timings: 12 Pm to 11 Pm, Monday to Sunday 

Location: Door 5, Old 11, Cenatoph Road, Alwarpet, Chennai 600018 

Cost for two: Rs 3,000 (Mid-range)  

AB’s Absolute Barbecues 

Absolute Barbecues is a great place to eat because the atmosphere is friendly and the service is great. There is a live grill, the service is excellent, and the hospitality is good too. On the menu, you can savor Chicken Biryani Buffet, Russian Salad, Tandoori Mushroom, and Peshawari Chicken Tikka.

Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/8TMx1iXrXsRHXafF8

Phone number: 07337383762

USP Dishes: Juicy Tandoori Chicken, Lamb Kofta, Peking Duck, Grill Platter, Schezwan Prawn, American Potato  

Available Cuisines: Biryani, BBQ, Kebab, North Indian

Type: Veg and Non-Veg

Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner

Timings: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM  

Address: Shop No.102 Door, 2nd, 3rd Tower Victorie, 45, Gopathi Narayanaswami Chetty Rd, Lakshimi Colony, T. Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017  

Cost for two: Rs 500 (Mid-range)

The Waterfall Restaurant 

It is a romantic restaurant with nice decor and a lot of places to sit inside. There is also valet parking. They also have a separate kids and disabled area. The live entertainment and music shows are the cherry on top. On the menu, you can try their buffet, where you will be served starters like Chicken Manchurian, Chili Fish, Dragon Chicken, rice and noodles, the main course, followed by dessert. 

Phone number: 04423624488

Types: Chicken Manchurian, Chili Fish, Dragon Chicken, Rice and Noodles

Available Cuisines: Andhra, Chinese, North Indian, BBQ, Biryani

Type: Veg and Non-Veg

Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner

Timings: 12 Pm to 7 Pm, Monday to Sunday 

Address: 18, L.V Prasad Road, Dhanalakshmi Colony, Vadapalani, Chennai 600026 

Cost for two: Rs 1800 (Mid-range)

Quintessence Hotel Raj Park 

We went here as a team to celebrate an office achievement and found the staff to be really helpful and well behaved. This place has live music to entertain the guests. They serve a variety of dishes, including smoothies, soups, salads, pakora, kebab, sandwiches, burgers, grills, south Indian platters, and buffets. 

Phone number: 04442257777

USP Dishes: Smoothies, Soup, Salads, Pakora, Kebab, Sandwich, Burger, Grills, South Indian Platter

Available Cuisines: North Indian, Continental, Salad, Oriental

Type: Veg and Non-Veg

Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner

Timings: 24 Hours, Monday to Sunday 

Address: Hotel Raj Park, 180, TTK Road, Alwarpet, Chennai 600018 

Cost for two: Rs 1700 (Mid-range)

Flower Drum 

This restaurant has a nice, easygoing atmosphere, a lot of places to sit, and quick, friendly service. The food quantity is huge, and they also offer home delivery and takeout options. The menu comprises buffets of Honey Chili, Chow Mein, Manchurian, Fried Rice, Thai Curry, noodles, momos, and dessert. 

Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/oP8irLhfTq8DoTmT9

Phone number: 09790488833

USP Dishes: Veg Dimsum Platter, Corn Cornet, Ice Kachang, Dimsums, Thai Curry, Chilli Paneer

Available Cuisines: Chinese, Thai, Asian

Type: Veg

Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner

Timings: 12 pm – 3 pm, 6 pm – 10 pm, Monday to Sunday

Address: 2/1, 4th Floor, Near Signal Junction, Adyar, Chennai

Cost for two: Rs 1,500 (Mid-range)

Mathsya 

We decided to have a lunch celebration at this restaurant and opted for buffets for everyone. We were impressed with the prompt service and good decor here. The crowd is pleasing, and menu options are plenty here. The restaurant serves various vegetarian dishes, including Thai Green Curry, Vada, desserts, pizza, and pasta. 

Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/H9otRfxQJ9gDo23G9

Phone number: 08610171993

USP Dishes: Bisibelabath, Veg Biriyani, Gobi 65, Madras Thali

Available Cuisines: South Indian, North Indian, Chinese

Type: Veg

Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner

Timings: 7 am – 10 pm, Monday to Sunday

Address: 53/26, 1st Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai

Cost for two: Rs 1,200 (Mid-range)

Samco 

This restaurant lies directly opposite the Phoenix Market City Mall. Its ambiance is vibrant, and it can accommodate groups of people and boasts a lavish buffet spread and fusion dishes. The restaurant is affordable and gives you compelling reasons to come here often. Some of the highly recommended dishes to try are Chinese starters like Paneer Tikka, Chicken Lollipop, Shawarma, Grill, and BBQ.  

Phone number: 04448556556

USP Dishes: Veg, Paneer Tikka, Chicken Lollipop, Shawarma, Grill, Buffet and BBQ

Available Cuisines: South Indian, North Indian, Chinese

Type: Veg and Non-Veg

Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner

Timings: 11:30 Am to 1 Am, Monday to Sunday 

Address: 21/33, Main Road, Velachery, Chennai 600042 

Cost for two: Rs 850 (Mid-range)