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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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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“butter chicken” (12 reviews)
“naan” (6 reviews)
“curry” (6 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Shop 9 271-275 Centre Rd, Bentleigh, Glen Eira, Victoria 3204, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank 68Wildcat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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

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.

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

1  Thank Jane R
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!

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.

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

1  Thank MurielMelbourne
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

One of our favourite Indian places, we usually choose Swaads for delivery when we're hungry but they're a busy bing here! Be prepared to wait, it's usually worth the wait though. The curry magic is fnatastic!

1  Thank Veronica F
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Out of all the Indian cuisine we have tried in the South East this rather understated restaurant tops the lot for quality of service and diversity in taste. There can be a 'saminess' to many Indian dishes where the sauces become homogeneous and a little...More

1  Thank Ram2120
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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