It's time for vibrant colours, eye-popping fireworks, twinkling lights and delicious food! Ready? Then check out our favourite Melbourne Indian eateries to celebrate the annual Hindu festival Diwali.
There is nothing typical about Horn Please.
There is something special about the Horn experience, one that offers delicious food with authenticity in a fun, exciting atmosphere. The food at Horn Please is both simple and delicious, made from premium ingredients and prepared with love in what one can only describe as warm and welcoming.
Starting with Indian street food, followed by classic and not so classic curries, naan from the tandoor and homemade kulfi ice cream. As the chef behind Daughter-in-law, Mrs Singh, and Mr Brownie with Chef Jessi Singh, Chef Amar shares his love of Indian food, which comes from his humble North Indian background.
You must try Colonel Tso's Cauliflower, a seriously awesome fusion dish, as well as the Coconut Fish Curry.
Tandoori Den- CAMBERWELL
Since it's opening 40 years ago in 1981, Tandoori Den has consistently served an authentic North Indian fare, and in 2021, it still holds up. There are plenty of vegetarian options on this menu, and there's a page specially dedicated to tandoor bread that's made fresh in-house.
The traditional menu consists of all our favourite Indian hero dishes, butter chicken, rogan josh, and vindaloo, but their desserts are amazing.
There is always a dilemma choosing between Gulab Jammun or Chocolate Naan and Ice Cream.
Select from their menu or let them feed you with one of their many banquette options.
Mr Brownie- SOUTH MELBOURNE
In addition to Mrs Singh, Daughter In Law, and Horn Please, this is another Jessi Singh establishment. The four-level Mr Brownie is a pub, bar, and curry house all in one and is already receiving a reputation as the ultimate foodie destination. A speakeasy-style bar in the cellar, a beer garden, and a rooftop terrace make the evenings that much more memorable. Drink up if you're here because there are delicious cocktails on the menu. Did anyone say LYCHEE MARGARITA?
Indian gastronomy fuelled by charcoal and cocktails. Whether you have dietary restrictions or not, Bhang is another great Indian restaurant in Melbourne, but you guys already know that. So we're going to recommend you try Old Monks Beef Ribs rum-soaked and braised with a side of Charred Broccolini with garlic, chilly and almond cashew korma and wash it down with a Bira 91 Summer Larger...yup, tried and tested and f'n fantastic!!
Daughter in Law is Jesse Singh's latest Lively and playful venture in Melbourne's CBD, serving up 'unauthentic Indian cuisine.' to suit almost every dietary requirement, so adapting traditional curries to modern diets is done really well here.
Suppose you're up for a little culture blending. In that case, this is a must. Think Hiramasa King Fish Cevece, Unauthentic Butter chicken, and Tripple cooked crispy potatoes with garlic and cumin, and for those looking for traditional dishes, there is plenty on offer.
Everything about the dining experience is impeccable, from the decor to the food. Chef Adam D'Sylva is well known for his contemporary interpretation of Indian cuisine. There is no denying the Pani puri, crispy parcels filled with seasoned potato, mung beans, date and tamarind chutney with aromatic water are among many of the must-try signature dishes, not to mention the melt in your mouth Avani's lamb curry with coconut and black cardamom.
Tonka's extensive wine list makes it easy to pair any dish with the perfect wine. If you're unsure, the restaurant's sommelier is on hand and to offer excellent suggestions.