No. 179, Lloyds road, Gopalapuram, Chennai-600086


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We bring to you the worldwide cultures of tea in our extensive menu of 63 teas chosen carefully by our in house tea connoisseur. Our eclectic choice of cuisine can leave you spoilt for choice.

Non - Veg Resturant

Dine-In Available

Alcohol not Served

No Home Delivery


American, European, Italian, Mexican, Juices, Thai, Sandwiches, Milk Shakes, Burgers, Snacks, Tea, Soul Food

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Rs 600 For 2 Persons

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Air Conditioned, Take Away, Parking Available, Kids Friendly, WiFi Available, Smoking Area, Table Booking

  • on 30 Aug, 2013

    Swarna V Barath

    Loved the place at first sight. Looked more like a small library cafe but with a more classy look than the cha bar we used to have at this oxford book place. The service was very professional and the waitress knew what she was doing. The crowd seemed very much international too. Lots of sinfully tempting desserts on the menu. The Opera Cake (Coffee) was irresistible not to order and we did not regret it at all! It was purely yummy! The Tiramisu looked very delicious too, need to try it out next time. I ordered the English breakfast with scrambled egg and asked for the sausages to be replaced with hash browns, all yummy, yummy! I didnt quite like the tea which was served in all style though, maybe am just not a hot tea person and had to try it cos of the combo. We also tried the Nacho salad and the Club sandwich layered with pesto, no complaints on anything and cant wait to go back to try more. The mando iced tea and lemon soda were good too. The place is very clean and tidy. An awesome place to hangout in leisure with friends while eating some truly delicious stuff.

  • on 01 Jul, 2013

    Vidhya Narayanan

    Happened to go to Lloyds Tea House with a few friends based on reviews seen on CFG. Vegetarians went in for Roasted Vegetable with Peanut Butter Sandwich, Vegetable Pasta with white sauce, a lemon grass tea, Ice Tea, Pesto Sandwich. The Peanut butter sandwich was just about average. Did not like it much. The Ice tea was ok. The Pesto Sandwhich was good too. Lemon grass tea was definitely good. The place is just about ok. Need more visits to actually do a re review.

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  • on 27 Jun, 2013

    Nagarajan Natarajan

    Cappuccino was good. The 'Ham Cheese' burger was ok. I don't mind getting my hands dirty while having a good burger but the bread was too crumbly. It just fell apart half way through the burger. The minced beef patty was half decent. The flavour was one toned and there was barely any cheese. Whatever sauce they used gave a good taste for the overall burger with tomato, lettuce(i guess) and bacon. And yeah the bacon was extra and it was good. If I had the authority, I would play with the condiments added to minced beef to make it more flavourful. Pupil and Sandys got that right, but both differ in taste. And also I would definitely change the burger buns coz there is always a chance that the patty and stuffings would slide away while you are taking a bite in these buns. Ambiance was nice though the AC needed some tuning to get it right. Service was super quick and pleasant. Burger, extra bacon and cappuccino made a dent of 380 Rs.

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  • on 22 May, 2013

    M. R. Nishanth

    Karthik Ganapathi - The Chennai Food Blog : Lloyd\'s Tea House, Lloyds Road, Gopalapuram http://

  • on 19 May, 2013

    Sharanya Sb

    After all the rave reviews and praises,I finally decided to go to Lloyd's tea house in Gopalapuram.Now, this is my first visit to the place and I had heard so much about it so I was really really looking forward to it.By the time we got to Lloyd's, some fellow foodies were already waiting for us.Without much adieu, we got a few tables together, sat down and after a while of chitter chatter, decided to order. I decided to start with an iced tea so ordered 'Rose Petals' iced tea.Few friends ordered Chamomille, Aromatic Zen garden and a few more flavours. Once the orders for drinks were done, without waiting, we dived straight into ordering main course.We ordered chicken lasagna, veg lasagna , chicken club sandwich , roasted chicken sandwich, prawn pasta , barbequeue fingers and a beautifully presented Zucchini dish. All the dishes were flavoursome, filling and served quickly.I loved my 'Rose Petals' ice tea as it literally tasted like rose petals chilled.. :) The best part of Lloyd's was the ambiance.The place is so well thought about and decorated neatly.The typical old school feel was just lovely.The colours, the interiors and the display of the varieties of tea was exceptional.Another interesting thing was the little tea timer they place on your table.The tiny hour glass is meant to determine the time taken for the perfect tea to be ready. On the whole, a lovely experience dining at Lloyd's and I'd definitely go back to try more varieties of tea and the rest of the items on their menu.I wish my phone hadn't died as soon as we got there, missed out on a great opportunity to click some pictures.

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  • on 19 May, 2013

    Aarti Krishnakumar

    I am a little tea pot Short and stout Pick me up Pour me out… is a song that comes to my mind when someone mentions Tea. And I hummed this in my head as I walked into Lloyds tea House in Gopalapuram that Thursday evening. Located near DAV school, Lloyds is probably the only café other than CCD on that stretch. It also brought back memories of the old Amethyst [used to be on the road perpendicular to Lloyds] And ever since my 1st visit to Infinitea in Bangalore, I kept wishing for a similar place to open in Chennai.
    As you walk in, the decor and the colour on the walls is what hits you first. Very soothing turquoise/cyan colour on the walls, a small section with sofas covered with map upholstery and a book shelf to separate the sections. There are shelves at the far end of the cafe with a few artefacts, some of which are absolutely adorable and chic. There is a small counter in the middle with a display showcasing the wide variety of desserts they offer,a long with a few trays with Scones, biscotti and the pound cake.

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  • on 17 May, 2013

    Shadir Bughari

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  • on 28 Apr, 2013


    after seeing the reviews at the social sites , decided to visit this place //.... visited this joint on 18th April 2013.... I did not have much difficulty to find this place as already i had seen in the Google Map .... This is at Avvai Shanmugham Road (Lloyds Road) at Gopalapuram....we visited this restaurant somewhere around 1100 am .... My immediate attraction was the theme wall designs.... saw the pastry section ... Decided to have a Fudge Brownie...... they have hundreds of varieties of Tea... We just selected the Green tea... they offer a small instrument , the time selector... ... We can judge 3 minutes, 4 minutes and 5 minutes.... We have to select the brewing time among the three.... The green tea was just OK... But the brownie was wonderful.... but priced at Rs 150 ++............. Though the pastry was good, we did not liked the tea... this place is very expensive for the food they offer .... this is not my cup of tea....

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  • on 20 Apr, 2013

    Roshan Kuruvilla Thomas

    Very yummy pizzas & burgers.. couldnt comment much about their teas as Im not much of a tea person

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  • on 15 Apr, 2013

    ChennaiFoodie aka Doc Waz

    Superb food, very average iced teas. http://

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When Qwikys Coffee Pub opened their first outlet in Chennai in the early 2000’s, it was the beginning of a new era in many ways for Chennaites. All of a sudden there was a euphoria amongst the young, whether affluent or not. This in a way marked the beginning of the coffee shop culture in Chennai, which was earlier a concept only akin to 5* hotels. But today Chennai has travelled extensively through the journey of time. To such an extent that the very Qwikys is no longer even present in the Chennai market. Such has been the domination of other café outlets that mushroomed taking advantage of this new found hang-out/meeting place concept in Chennai. But with a café in almost every nook and corner, saturation of these places begun noticeably with a dramatic drop in the quality of their food and service. Cafe’s started to lose their essence and eventually became a place where one would go only if all other options were exhausted. Taking cognizance of this saturation, a team of five closely knit people decided to change the face of café’s in Chennai. With a vision to bring a never before concept in Chennai, Vandana, a home baker decided that Chennaites were ready to experience a true tea house. Backed by Pavan, an investment advisor, Rashmi, an expert in fashion & design, Sunny, the in-house tea connoisseur and Rajesh, the de-facto man in charge of running operations, began a new era in F&B concepts in Chennai. The birth of Chennai’s first dedicated Tea House, the “Lloyds Tea House”, aptly named after the road it is located at while at the same time providing a touch of Englishness, who are known for their beautiful tea houses. The first thing that strikes you as you enter Lloyds Tea House is the ambiance of the place. They have a nice little cosy lounge type seating in addition to the regular seating. A small library but with loads of books on topics ranging from travel to food to designing. Perfect place if you would like to indulge in some me time. The lounge area also has some charming props from the yesteryears. As we were seated, we were shown with two menus, one for the food while the other exclusively for their amazing Teas. We decided to start with some appetizers and ice tea. Followed it up with mains, desserts and hot tea to complete the evening. The evening started with their tea of the month, the ‘Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Tea’. The appetizers were ‘BBQ Chicken Fingers’, ‘Vol au vents’ and a ‘Rosti Platter”. I was just curious as to how the flavour of a dessert can be truly flavoured in a tea but they proved me wrong. Right from the first sip it kept knocking me as a dessert rather than a tea. The flavours were perfectly replicated. The BBQ Chicken fingers was one of the star dishes of the evening and a personal favourite for me. Evenly sliced chicken well marinated and served with a generous amount of sauce that tasted amazing even on its own. The Vol au vents was a puff pastry with mushroom and cheese on the top. One of the softest yet crispiest puff’s I’ve savoured in recent times. The Rosti platter comprised of a hash brown topped with creamy vegetables and loads of cheese. Right amount of crunchiness and toppings to make a good appetizer. With the appetizers done, for the mains we had quite a few dishes. To start with was the ‘Margherita Pizza’. A very simple pizza and they got it spot on, served right from the oven hot-hot. The pizza had a thin crust base with a good balance of tomato and cheese. It was wiped clean in a jiffy by all of us present at the table. But for those who have some aversion towards tomato, I would recommend to either order a different pizza or ask for a slightly less amount of tomato. The next up was their ‘Chicken Cheese burger’. You cannot expect a fast food styled burger in a tea house, can you? The gourmet burger that was served to us was just mind boggling. The patty was amazingly juicy and you could savour each and every bite of it. It is again a must try for all the carnivores out there. Being a gourmet burger, it is served with some wedges for sides which again were less oily while being aptly crispy. This was followed by ‘Thai Basil Cottage Cheese with Rice’ and ‘Penne Arrabiata Pasta’. The Thai curry was different compared to the regular Green, Yellow & Red curries that one is accustomed to when it comes to Thai. It had some strong flavourings that gave it a unique taste. The Arrabiata pasta was accompanied by a portion of garlic bread and a sumptuous amount of zucchini topped with some chilli flakes. The presence of zucchini made a huge difference to the overall taste of the pasta. It provided a peak tinge that differentiated this pasta from the many that I’ve had over the years. The chilli could be too strong for those who are not accustomed to having very spicy food so make sure you ask for a lower spice quotient. With some great food for the mains, we were a bit confused on if we needed desserts or should we go for the hot tea straight away. Giving into our temptations, we decided to have a portion of ‘Tiramisu’ and ‘Almond Coated Chocolate Stick’. The Tiramisu was crowned with soft ladyfinger biscuits which tasted yummy on their own. The Tiramisu once again disappeared as quickly as it was brought it. The Almond coated chocolate stick was a good pairing for the ‘Blueberry Cheesecake Hot Tea’ that was served at the end of the service. What fascinated me the most was the innovative dispenser that was used for dispensing the hot tea. A timer is also provided to indicate how long you need to brew it depending on the concentration level of your preference. Lloyds Tea House really wowed me during my first visit so much that I’ve started visiting more often than other restaurants in the vicinity. Some of my other recommendations are the Franconnian Peppermint Ice Tea, Rose Petal Hot Tea, Creamy Fusili with Mushrooms with Bechamel sauce and the Chicken Philly sandwich. Written by Fazil Badrudeen :