About Chennai Express

    Chennai Express first opened its doors in November 2018 when entrepreneurs and chef-patrons, Sagar Barlawar and Vamsi Madireddy began their new venture offering authentic South Indian Street food to, south of England, Basingstoke. Originally from Hyderabad, India, famous for its street food and biryanis, Sagar and Vamsi also hold degree in Catering Technology and Culinary Arts awarded by the Osmania University (India).

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    • If your booking is for today, please contact us directly at 01256591059
    • Online booking is not available for lunch services and group bookings of 9 or more..
    • 2 hours is the allotted time for every registered booking.
    • For late arrivals, we may hold the table for maximum 15 minutes.

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      Chef Patrons

      SAGAR BARLAWAR AND VAMSI MADIREDDY

      Chennai Express exhibits the expertise and passion of chef-patrons, Sagar Barlawar and Vamsi Madireddy. Originally from Hyderabad, India, famous for its street food and biryanis, both Sagar and Vamsi have been in the forefront of culinary industry dedicating over 20 years each in the kitchen. The gastronomic duo developed interest in cooking at an early age watching their mums cook and assisting during family gatherings and festivals. While they enthusiastically witnessed the magic of spices at festive events, they equally enjoyed savouring exceptional food in the vibrant streets of Hyderabad. Their love for cooking eventually turned into a career, thanks to the Bachelor of Catering Technology and Culinary Arts (BCT&CA) de

      SAGAR BARLAWAR AND VAMSI MADIREDDY

      Chennai Express exhibits the expertise and passion of chef-patrons, Sagar Barlawar and Vamsi Madireddy. Originally from Hyderabad, India, famous for its street food and biryanis, both Sagar and Vamsi have been in the forefront of culinary industry dedicating over 20 years each in the kitchen. The gastronomic duo developed interest in cooking at an early age watching their mums cook and assisting during family gatherings and festivals. While they enthusiastically witnessed the magic of spices at festive events, they equally enjoyed savouring exceptional food in the vibrant streets of Hyderabad. Their love for cooking eventually turned into a career, thanks to the Bachelor of Catering Technology and Culinary Arts (BCT&CA) degree from the famous Osmania University in Hyderabad.

      After association with renowned establishments in India including the famous Taj and Oberoi hotels, both Sagar and Vamsi then arrived in the United Kingdom to expand their career in global hospitality sector. The colossal passion for cooking not only rewarded with a successful career but also contributed to the settlement in the UK. While permanently residing in the South of England, they noticed that most Indian restaurants in the South are run by Bangladeshi owners offering the westernised version of Indian cuisine. As foodies themselves, Sagar and Vamsi used to travel to London seeking for authentic Indian food. They also discovered that many authentic food lovers had been visiting London just for a meal. Capitalizing on this gap in the local market, Sagar and Vamsi eventually opened Chennai Express in 2018, bringing the tastes of authentic South Indian Street food to the South of England with an aim to transform the perception and experience of Indian cuisine in the UK. Under their leadership, Chennai Express has managed to scoop various prestigious culinary awards and achieve excellent ratings on social media.

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      Chennai Express Lunch Specials

      Available from Tuesday to Sunday 12.00 PM - 3.00 PM

      • Classic South Indian Vegetarian Thaali

        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

         

      • Curry and Rice Lunch Deal

        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

        Testimonials

        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

          nickh909

          Tripadvisor

        • 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

          chriswood0894

          Tripadvisor

        • 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

          Google

        • 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

          Google

        • 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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