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The Colonial British Indian Cuisine, Darlinghurst

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Updated 04/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#229 of 3,601 Restaurants in Sydney
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USD 3 - USD 20
Indian, Fusion
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We this restaurant many times and I must say their service and food is always consistently the best. Food - We love both non veg and veg food. Staff - They are very friendly Service - very quick Hygiene - very good. Highly recommended..

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 29 January 2021

I am writing this minutes after this terrible experience. Our order was wrong anyway, we ordered the Mixed Non Vegetarian Entree, but we got the Chicken Pakora. It was so old and dehydrated like it had been cooked more than three or more times or...left on a kitchen bench for a week, a bit like beef jerky. The most disgusting restaurant experience we have ever had. The rest of it was barely okay. I took a photo, they should be reported to the Health Department, it was so old it must be a health risk if you eat it. We looked at and tried a bit, but it was disgusting. Avoid at all costs!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 8 July 2020 via mobile

We ordered a take away lamb Rogan Josh and chicken bhuna. They were both extremely oily, but especially the Rogan josh. I’m not exaggerating when I say there was about a centimetre of oil on top of the lamb. I’ve never seen such a greasy...curry in my life. There was no actual sauce, just lamb (which was okay), paired with orange grease. The chicken also was not very saucy, just chicken and grease and some onion. No vegetables. Will not be ordering from here again.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 5 February 2020

This is still one of tge best Indian places Ive ever eaten. Authentic and great food, absolutely wonderful food.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 12 January 2020 via mobile

I visited this place on my own, it was just across the road from my hotel so it was extremely convenient for an evening meal. The staff were very nice and professional, the service was quick with minimal waiting for drinks and food. The quality...of food that they serve is top notch, I enjoyed every bite. They make their own naan bread to order and cooked in the traditional way, I honestly don't think I've ever had naan that tasted as good as this one.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 30 December 2019

walked across from our hotel. We'd had a pint outside a pub round the corner the day before and could smell lovely spices and couldn't find where it was coming from. The next evening we walked round the corner and found this restaurant. We had...curries which were cooked at the heat we wanted. One milder and one medium. They were excellent. We were well filled . If we'd had room we could stay and have half race drinks all night. We managed a beer with it . Nice starters tooMore

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 30 December 2019 via mobile

Great little restaurant at the edge of the city offering half price drinks with dinner. We ordered one vegetarian curry and one Rohan Josh and both were superb. The naan and roti were good and rice was plentiful. The highlight for us was the delicious...kulfi which ended and excellent dining experience. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 14 December 2019

Wanted to find a proper British Saturday night curry on a business trip to Sydney. This one read well on Trip Advisor and hit the mark. Good quality ingredients and portion size, attentive service. Could do more with the decor as it's a bit bland.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 13 December 2019 via mobile

Great little and quiet restaurant, staff is really helpful, the food is really good and has a lot of vegetarian options. We came back 3 times during our time in Sydney. Definitely recommend.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 10 December 2019

Excellent and attentive service, with good Kingfisher beer to wash it all down. A great range of dishes, small or large - should meet everyone's appetites. Not necessarily for lingering, though a large party next to us was having a good time.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Colonial British Indian Cuisine, Darlinghurst

  • Yes, The Colonial British Indian Cuisine, Darlinghurst offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, The Colonial British Indian Cuisine, Darlinghurst offers delivery services.

  • Yes, The Colonial British Indian Cuisine, Darlinghurst is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

  • The Colonial British Indian Cuisine, Darlinghurst is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4