About us

About Us

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 that the food which is prepared in the traditional way is easier to digest and also the healing property of herbs checks and slows down the process of ageing. We are much delighted to serve food that belongs to this specific class of South Indian cuisine, as the ingredients are rich in antioxidants and anti-cancer constituents. The realization that made us bewitched much towards this culinary branch is that, as we take a closer look at any South Indian dish and do a little research on its method of preparation and the ingredients in it, it is so transparent that every recipe has got Its fat element,

starch content, carbohydrate component and also the elements which helps in the breakdown of these fats to neutralize the scorching impact on the digestive organs. As a result, the food we eat becomes neither acidic and not much basic in nature. One of the merits of regular consumption of this kind of food is that it gives us the pliability of having a lifestyle free from food supplements and neutralizing medications.

The commonly used artificial splicing agents and flavour enhancers simply impart the pungency of food and in the subtle research, it can be known that this hot spiciness will have an undesired impact in the state of mind of the one who consumes it on a regular basis. But noticeably in the spices which are being used in South Indian cookery with the use of red or green pepper that adds flavour and also due to its rich composition of vitamin A, C and antioxidant properties, including beta-carotene, which helps maintain healthy skin and vision. Other splicing agents like herbs which are essentially soothing medicines aiding to the presence of various kinds of probiotic and proactive natural chemicals which our body can easily absorb. Apart from the commonly used spices, these alternatives even though serve as spiciness enhancers, it never inflames the state of mind, on the other hand, it can intensify alertness in the long run.

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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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 vadas..hot 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