Rain Forest is a restaurant in Adyar that has been open for about two years now. I met two friends there for lunch today.
The first thing noticable is the theme that they have adopted,discernible from the name. The opening was designed like a cave,you enter through a door that has been resembles a few rocks and walk down five steps which seem carved out of stone.
To the left is a small waterfall and the foliage is green though plastic. I can understand the logic behind leaving out the real greenery as there is no sunlight here. The waiters sport shirts that have leopard spots and seem to be from the north-eastern part of India, who look better suited to be natives of said rain forests. The walls have been adorned with wood that resembles bamboo shoots. And the food is pretty decent too. The only thing that marred the entire effect was when they had to settle to provide Xerox copies of the menu since they seemed to have too few of them to give around.
The ratings for Rain Forest, Adyar are:
Overall rating: ♥♥♥♥
However, it is advised that only small groups (four to five members) go here since loud volumes definitely would clash with the ambience that they strive to achieve here. A rain forest is where you prefer to listen to nature around you, not loud laughter and words. The place is open from 12 to 3 for lunch and 7 to 11 for dinner. They are pretty strict about timings here, and discourage patrons from entering after closing times, unlike other Indian restaurants that continue to allow entry upto atleast an hour after closing time.