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Nelveli front view

About Us

Nelveli is the pure vegetarian restaurant that is started by four young entrepreneurs who wanted to cater traditional south Indian vegetarian food as a fine dining experience. The recipes are long time favorites of our region, practiced and perfected just like our ancestors'. The restaurant, at the same time  does cater to novelty dishes and keeps the interest to taste good food kindled in everyone's soul. The restaurant is nestled in one of the most beautiful Besant Nagar's green covered roads. The proximity to the beach and food makes a compelling reason to come and dine at Nelveli.

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Fine Dining

Nelveli Dining Place

Nelveli is a small, cosy atmosphere accompanied by original flavors prepared with fresh ingredients. Nelveli will be one of your dining experiences you never forget, where the food and service are simply out of this world and the restaurant itself is an exciting and special place to be.

Signature Dishes

kali Recipe

Try the ragi mudda / kali thali to know the real taste of ragi in its original recipe. Try our Urad Dal Mudda Halwa to know the sweetness rendered by jaggery.  Sip our panagam to know the medicinal value of the drink and why it is in our heritage. Take a bite of our baby corn fritters to let the flavours dance on your tongue. In short, come and celebrate food!

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Nelveli Inside view

Besant nagar is one of the most exciting place to visit and it mesmerizes anyone who drives in the green corridors of the neighbourhood facing the sea. Nelveli is located near the bustling streets, yet has a wide road accessible for street parking. You will find this to be a surprise where you reach here. 

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  • review rating 5  Excellent taste.... Innovative dishes.... Ambient surroundings.... Nominal rates.... Overall a very good place to eat with friends and families...... Especially try the ceylon paratha and Rose petals ice cream

    thumb s.vinaik krishmanurthy
  • review rating 5  Good food. Tried the 7 taste uthappam. It was worth it. Price is affordable.

    thumb Aniruddha Choudhary
  • review rating 5  A good veg restaurant in city with a relaxing ambiance.. good mix of healthy food and regulars.. you will love it if u like south Tamilnadu style food..

    thumb Kishore Mohan
  • review rating 5  Very good and tasty traditional food. Good ambiance and kids will like it. Enjoyed the hospitality. Loved the ragi ball and natural flavored ice creams.

    thumb Prasanna Padmarajulu













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Fresh and Healthy Food Available



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  • review rating 0  Excellent food, friendly staff, beautiful ambience. Perfect atmosphere and food for having a good afternoon or evening with friends and family. Innovative, tasty desserts must be tried. We have also had 2 family functions at Nelveli. The assortment and quality of food is top notch. An innovative kollu halwa , beautifully decorated, was made specially by the chef when we requested for a South Indian sweet instead of a cake.

    thumb Shobana Muthukrishnan
  • review rating 0  best veg restaurant to dine ... excellent food..

    thumb Arun Esr
  • review rating 5  A sudden find, but was an absolute find. This place serves amazing food. Everything was brilliant. It has a calm and cool ambience. The best part was the AC restaurant, where a typical house was amazingly converted into a neatly arranged dining place with superb art works. This is a place absolutely worth for the pay. Dosa varieties were top class.. Must try : cream of spinach, stuffed Ceylon parotta, dosa varieties and Rose petal icecream. A define place to enjoy a calm n peaceful family dinner..

    thumb Rohith Iyyappan
  • review rating 0  I love the food quality and Taste.

    thumb Marimuthu Sivaperumal
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Opening Hour
12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
We are active in social media. You can find us on below addresses.
No 36, First Main Road,
(Near Besant Nagar bus depot)
Besant Nagar, Chennai -90