Hotel Sri Rama Bhavan
In 1933, Hotel Sri Rama Bhavan opened its doors in a modest manner at the commercial heart of old Madras in Thambu Chetty Street, Madras – 600 001 with 4 tables in 16-seater arrangements. Soon the restaurant earned accolades from every nook and corner of Madras. The restaurant continued it’s fame by the frequent visits of several film fraternities and politicians. To name a few the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Thiru. C.N. Annadurai, the renowned poet Thiru. Kaviarasar Kannadhasan, Thiru.Kalignar M Karunanidhi, Mr. Cho Ramasamy and many more were patrons.
Finest South Indian Vegetarian Restaurant
Being one of the finest South Indian vegetarian restaurants in Madras in those years serving hygienic food both hot and clean with close-to- home taste, the restaurant bagged the rolling shield of Chennai Corporation for the best and hygienic restaurant for 2 years (1950 & 1955). The crowds at the restaurant by then had become uncontrollable especially during weekends and festivals.