Cooking With Passion

    In the light of insight that we earned from our long-term experience in the field of culinary, Chennai Express is our dream come true to provide a homely space where our guests can enjoy all types of food and varieties of traditional dishes. Our team has travelled throughout South India exploring the variance of food. It was evident from the exploration that the food which is prepared by adding the spices and herbs in the right proportion becomes really tasty and healthy too. Healthy in the sense..


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    • For party bookings of 12 or more , please call us directly at 01256 591059. We welcome group bookings for upto 20 guests.
    • Please note that 2 hours is the allotted time for every registered booking.

    Our Special Dishes

      Meet our Chefs

      Our exquisite dishes are prepared by a team of highly experienced and professional chefs Sagar, Vamsi and Nagesh. Originally from Hyderabad, India, famous for its street food and biryanis, our chefs hold an expertise in authentic South Indian cuisine. They have over 20 years of experience each in the kitchen and have worked for highly renowned restaurants and hotels across India and the United Kingdom including the famous Taj and Oberoi hotels.

      Sagar and Vamsi also hold Bachelor of Catering Technology and Culinary Arts (BCT&CA) degree from the famous Osmania University in Hyderabad, India. By the virtue of passion, knowledge and expertise of our chefs, we have not only managed to build up a significant volume of happy guests but also scooped multiple culinary awards and recognitions including the famous Inspire Business Award.

      Award Winning

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      Chennai Express Lunch Specials

      Available from Tuesday to Sunday 12.00 PM - 3.00 PM

      • Classic South Indian Vegetarian Thaali £11.95

        Indulge yourself with a feast of authentic South Indian delicacies served on a platter offering rassam, sambar, poriyal, kolumbu, rice, chapati, yogurt and also a dessert to finish

        Add a bowl of non-vegetarian curry with your thali
        Chicken Curry £2.95 / Lamb Curry £3.50 / Fish Curry £3.50


      • Curry and Rice Lunch Deal £10.95

        Choice of your curry served with steamed basmati rice

        Curry options: Chicken Chettinad , Chicken Korma, Chicken Tikka Masala,Fish Curry, Lamb Chettinad, Malabar Chemeen Curry (Prawns), Paneer Butter Masala

        Delicious Home Made Desserts

        Enjoy the delicious desserts made in house by our chefs for a complete Indian dining experience


        People say about us!

        • Excellent choices for vegans

          We usually take away but eating in is a great experience too. Lots of vegan choice and they’ll adapt to make stuff vegan if you ask when ordering. I think this is our favourite Indian restaurant in the area - the dishes feel very varied and taste absolutely brilliant - full marks to the kitchen. W Read more



        • Beautiful South Indian food

          We visited this restaurant for the first time this evening. The photos looked a bit odd as it was not what you expect to see in a standard Indian restaurant and this was not the standard Indian restaurant. The food was South Indian Street food which proved to be a really scrumptious atlernative to t Read more



        • Beautiful South Indian cuisine cooked fresh

          First time here and it was excellent. Beautiful South Indian cuisine cooked fresh, excellent service, very friendly and the food was delicious. Best chicken curry i had for a long time and my vegan friend was in heaven too!

          Mike Etherington


        • Just awesome south indian menu!

          Impromptu stop enroute to London. Just awesome south indian menu! The size of the dosas will blow you away in a nice way. Very courteous staff and chef. More importantly authentic south indian dosa, idli and fluffy sumptuous and you will be floating :)

          Manish Agrawal


        • Highly recommend.

          Highly recommend. stayed in Basingstoke for a weekend break. Got slightly excited when I found a Southern Indian Restaurant. Booked a table for 5.45 on the Saturday night, so glad I did, as would of been very disappointed, if i had not had the chance to taste such awesome food due to being ful Read more

          Jan Finbow


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