At these times of Covid pandemic most restuarants have suffered in more than one way. Woodlands Hotels, a pioneering venture in city of Chennai has had its share of woes. Firstly they had to close down their famous stand alone Mathura Restuarant on Anna Salai ,for they had to lay off most of its cooking staff all above 60 as per directive of Corporation health dept due to covid 19 pandemic . They also had to shut down the Tanjore restuarant in their main hotel premises on RK salai for months on forcreaaons same or some other. Now they have reopened this Tanjore restuarant in GF after many months behind the area, where they once had their main hotel reception . This move is welcome as elders who patronized this no frill south Indian Plantain leaf Thali (More like home food) restuarant , need not climb one flight of stairs as the old one was located earlier in the first floor .The old one was ofcourse more spacious. The new space is cramped and seating numbers are down. But my peeve today was that a restuarant of such repute, is not strictly adhering to covid protocols specified by Govt . No temperature is recorded of guests at the entrance. Most seem to ignore mask wearing. In fact the server who attended on us had to be ticked off to follow protocol as he was not wearing the mask covering his mouth and nose. No Servers wore any gloves and some items like Pappad & sweets are served with plain hands . Social distancing are also not as specified . The food usually bordering on average to Okay today was surely below par ,perhaps due to lack of their experienced chefs . The cost of this no frill thali meal only has gone up from Rs150 to Rs 200. Honestly after having had lunch in this restuarant , I file this report with prayer that all will be well for I am 72 with diabetes and has fortunately had the first shot of covishield vaccine this month beginning . The management will do well to ensure protocols are strictly adhered to by their serving staff or close the restuatant as it can become a place, where infection can take off . Personally I will not be visiting this restuarant again ,during this covid times specially , when the virus is beginning to lift its ugly head once again ,thanks to people forgetting to follow protocols .