Taj Coromandel’s Southern Spice gives diners the chance to sample the best dishes from across the southern states in a setting that befits royalty. Ancient temples and palaces of the erstwhile Pallava, Chola and Pandya dynasties heavily influence the design of the restaurant. Think massive wooden pillars, fine bronze statues and vibrant murals, but with a contemporary twist. The menu comprises a la carte dishes and thalis (set meals). There are also options for light meals or feasts for those who wish to indulge. Either way, finish off with some heavenly elaneer payasam (a vermicelli pudding with tender coconut) or homemade ice cream flavoured with Kumbakonam coffee.