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Swaad India's Zest

Shop 9 271-275 Centre Rd, Bentleigh, Glen Eira, Victoria 3204, Australia
+61 3 8394 6943
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  • Average1%
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“butter chicken” (14 reviews)
“naan” (6 reviews)
“curry” (6 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Shop 9 271-275 Centre Rd, Bentleigh, Glen Eira, Victoria 3204, Australia
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Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Selected Swaad based on the good reviews and our expectations were met and more. We had the platter and tikka chicken for starters. Butter Chicken, Lamb Vindaloo and Masala Fish accompanied with naan roti and rice. Will definitely be back again.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 21 November 2018

The owner is absolutely charming, what a gentleman. The other people who work here are equally delightful and the food, of course, is fantastic. I was visiting family in Bentleigh and their favourite place to go is Swaad and now I know why! The butter...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

I've eaten the ''Westernised'' version of Indian food literally hundreds of times in 20 years of living in the UK, and 10yrs back here in Australia...and this is one of the best I can recall. My first visit last week and I'm struggling to think...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank 68Wildcat
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We’ve been dining in or ordering takeaway from Swaad for a few years now, since they opened in Bentleigh. It’s become our ‘go to’ local favourite for Indian food. Quality dishes, with great authentic flavours & very friendly staff.

Date of visit: May 2018
2  Thank Tourbybike
Reviewed 13 August 2018

This unassuming Indian restaurant in Bentleigh was packed on a chilly Saturday night and I can see why. Prompt efficient service, excellent food, licensed and BYOW make it a winning combination! Tandoori lamb chops were a soft and juicy starter, followed by the most tender...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Julie C
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Thanks Swaad for opening the restaurant on your night off to accommodate our large group. You looked after us with perfect delicious food options and your service was wonderful. Everyone had a great night. Thanks from all of us.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank 810KathL
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

After dining here 5 or 6 times I am enjoying it more and more . The owner is so welcoming and offfers little treats from the kitchen that he thinks we may like . Last week it was Tikka chicken and it was moist ,tender...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank 701janer
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Came here for the first time tonight and found the food delicious and the service friendly. The goan fish had a lovely smokiness to it from the dried chilis- delicious!

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank JennyMelb2013
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We have dined here a few times and the food just continues to ‘wow’ us. The flavors are amazing and the menu is huge. Prices are very reasonable and the service is excellent. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank johnstrahan
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Been twice now. Very popular. Owner is a gem. So friendly and knowledgeable. BYO and licensed. Good menu options with choices not often found in other restaurants. Samosa's lovely. Lamb cutlets as a starter - succulent and flavorsome. Butter chicken is the standout. Mains served...More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank MurielMelbourne
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Sue C
14 May 2018|
Response from Swaad I | Property representative |
Hello Sue. We certainly are BYO and fully licensed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 6 - USD 12
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 9 271-275 Centre Rd, Bentleigh, Glen Eira, Victoria 3204, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Glen Eira  >  Bentleigh
  • Phone Number: +61 3 8394 6943
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