The ambiance of the place is quite good with spaced out tables and the lush green courtyard..You can sit indoors or outdoors around the pool.We got a pool-view table.We were offered a lunch for 2 as a prize for the '100 by Taj' contest organized by Taj.A lunch buffet for 2.
It wasn't a great spread but it was free for us so we did not mind much.
The soups were supposed to be served at the table but they weren't there even after ten min we had to remind them.We had to ask them for breads and the live counter.They just came to clear the plates.The service was a let down.
Soups were better part of the spread.There was an option each for veg and a non veg .The chicken soup had spinach and tiny tender chicken pieces in a clear chicken broth.Chicken was tender and went well with the spinach.The veg soup on the other hand was a peas soup it was just average, nothing spectacular.
There was only one starter in the non veg section.The chicken did not seem fresh and lacked complete flavor and taste.
Coming to the main course-there was one fish curry,lamb curry and beef.Fish was tender but lacked the flavors.The minced lamb in curry was good but could have been better.
The dessert counter continued the theme of purely-average. It was conservative choice of standard brownies and mousses. There was malpua, payasam and a Bengali sweet; to appeal to those seeking Indian sweets.
A meal for 2 would cost you around 2500INR.
Address-Vivanta by Taj Connemara, 2, Binny Road, Egmore, Chennai.