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“The Moon at Sixpence indeed 😁”

The Moon and Sixpence
Ranked #62 of 6 889 Restaurants in Chennai (Madras)
Price range: US$8 - US$22
Cuisines: European, Irish
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Hablis Hotel is strategically constructed in the heart of the business district and serves as a sanctuary for those who are conscious on their well being in their hectic lives. Our property comprises of over 120 stylized living space, a 24 hour dining zone - Skillet, Chennai's only signature Irish themed socializing hub - The Moon and Sixpence, sophisticated banqueting halls, smart conferencing facilities and a business centre. Every room at Hablis is a spacious, charming abode and comprises of all amenities essential to every traveler. We also have dedicated rooms assigned for single women and the special needs traveler. Every space within the hotel has access to free WiFi connectivity. Our banqueting spaces are decorated in a colonial style theme; comprising of 2 Halls and 2 Corporate Function Rooms spread over 4500 sq ft, a 12 seat board room and a 6 seat mini board room. For your convenience, all function rooms are equipped with the latest technology essential for any corporate gathering. We are always prepared for your arrival with airport to and fro travel services, 24 hours concierge and in-room dining services. For those who prefer to ride in opulence and style, we offer limousine services. Your convenience is our business; and we take special care to pay attention to every detail, seen and unseen, to ensure that your stay is customized to your desires. So for a good night sleep after the city break, this is the place for you.
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Interesting name for an Irish pub as Somerset Maugham was English and wrote a novel of the same name.

For those who are inclined toward literature the novel is loosely based on Paul Gauguin the painter. The message is if you look on the ground in search of a sixpence, you don't look up, and so miss the moon.

Enough of literature

The pub is on the first floor of the Hablis hotel. Walking up the stairs one is transported to visions of the late 1800s/earl 1900s with posters on all sides.

The interiors are reasonably bright with a DJ playing mostly pre 2000 hits. The selection was nice but I expected to hear some Irish singers too - Bono or Enya or Sinead O’Connor.

The setting is cheerful with the waiters polite and attentive. The tables are set well apart.

The Kingfisher and British Empire - yes there is a British Empire were served chilled. The starters came and went - onion rings, mezze platter, spicy cottage cheese and some chicken, lamb and prawn.

I can vouch for the vegetarian food with falafel and spicy cottage cheese standing out. I’ve never enjoyed short eats so much as I have here. The thin crust margarita pizza was delicious too.

The conversation was easy, beer cold, service efficient, service crew friendly, fantastic food and very good ambience.

Parking is not a problem as the restaurant is in the Hablis hotel and valet parking is available.

The Indian drinks and food were reasonably priced - I didn’t look at the non-Indian options so cannot comment. Therefore the title

I owe thanks to three gentlemen - Giftson, Navin and Arun for a truly memorable Friday with the lads.

Thank you. You’re the best.

Thank Prasad P
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Went with a friend from UK after reading reviews and was highly disappointed. Place Stinks - Very Poor or No Air Con - None of popular Irish Beers such as Kilkeny or Guiness available. Even popular whiskey Brand such as Black Label or Johnny Walker which were displayed on Menu were not available. We had to move to another place as we didnt want to spoil our evening

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Thank signonsameer
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at this pub. The ambience, the service the food ,the booze and the music... it was all perfect...

Thank akhi29444
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

It was one of those weekday when you bunk office and want to just go somewhere and relax.... We were driving aimlessly and crossed Hablis Hotel.... Both Anjana and me have crazy experience with this place in past.... Decided to go back to this place and revive our memories....

I love the ambience of this place... However we were told to sit in the lounge as the pub opens only after 6pm.... It was a bad start but we were determined to continue our lazy afternoon session....

Ordered for some drinks and starters... The texas fries sounded very exciting while the person was explaining but it was a normal fries with some cheese over it.... I decided to order some irish pub sides. I was served some nicely cooked sausages with some mashed potatoes and onion sauce....It was just wonderful.... The sausage was juicy and well cooked... The mashed potatoes had the right amount of cream and herb marination... Complimented the dish very well... Green peas and onion sauce was perfect sides.... Overall an extremely wonderfully put together dish... Reminded me of my London days....

Wifey ordered some nachos which was also good... Special thanks to Naresh who helped us to customize the food as per our choice...

Overall a pleasant experience and we enjoyed thoroughly... Could have been better had they opened the place before 6pm and played some good English pop music... Will recommend this place to others...

Thank Ashwin J
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

A classic old fashioned bar in Chennai. Have some decent drinks menu. That can be improved to get more of the crowd.
Food was good and service is where they need to improve.

Thank Vishal k
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