No Frills. All Flavor.

“From the sawdust on the ground to the mounted Gramophone on the walls, Thambi Vilas  is where modern Chennai go to relive the turn of the 19th century. Their dishes are simple, hearty, fresh, and all-around delicious.”

Indian Express


Best Vintage Watering Hole

“By focusing purely on food and ambience, Thambi Vilas provides the authenticity of the Old South without the costumes and playacting of a themed restaurant. You can bring your cowboy boots if you want, but the humble and relaxed atmosphere asks that you come as you are.”



Rebirth of the Madras

“Ms. Vignesh has surprised us with his ability to turn pioneer staples into Southern Delights delights. The signature drinks are not merely couched in nostalgia, but are a genuine rebirth of Southern saloon classics.”




Food Fit for All

"When your meals are accompanied by the long last southern accompaniments, you know you’re in for a treat. The Drinks are expertly crafted and the meals at Thambi Vilas are simple yet decadent. The only thing you’ll regret is not having a nap pod to jump into afterwards."

T-Nagar Times


Best Biriyani Ever

“As a Coimbatore native, I’m very particular about my biriyani. Thambi Vilas know how to make the perfect, authentic biriyani. That’s just one example of the meticulous care Mr Karthik has put into his restaurant."

Food indigo


Amazing Food Selection

“Good food and cocktails are one thing, but this place had me sold me back my childhood. From your regular meals to your craft brew parottas, Thambi Vilas has something for everyone and brings the Madras back to Chennai."

Times of india