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AU$4 - AU$18
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Fusion, Indian, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 14 December 2023 via mobile

I visit this restaurant quite regularly with my friend. It is consistently great. Vast menu, tasty food, great value and lovely service. Would highly recommendMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Sam Mehanna, Marketing at The Colonial British Indian Cuisine Neutral Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2023

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you're a regular visitor and consistently enjoy our vast menu, tasty food, great value, and lovely service. Your recommendation means the world to us! We look forward to welcoming you and your...More

Reviewed 27 August 2023

Best Indian in the lower north shore ! Favourite Indian in lower north shore! Food is delicious and service is great!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Sam Mehanna, Marketing at The Colonial British Indian Cuisine Neutral Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2023

Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We count ourselves lucky for customers like you. We look forward to serving you again in the future!

Reviewed 22 August 2023

We had a fantastic family lunch at the restaurant. The atmosphere, attentive staff, and delicious dishes made it a wonderful experience. The Amritsari Fish was perfectly cooked and extremely tasty. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Sam Mehanna, Marketing at The Colonial British Indian Cuisine Neutral Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2023

Hey there! We're glad to see you enjoying our food and service. We hope to see more orders from you so that we can provide you with exceptional taste and top-class service everytime!

Reviewed 22 August 2023

My experience at The Colonial was simply outstanding! The delectable food and the warm hospitality of the staff created a perfect dining ambience. A must-visit for anyone seeking an unforgettable dining journey in Sydney.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Sam Mehanna, Marketing at The Colonial British Indian Cuisine Neutral Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2023

Hey there! We're glad to see you enjoying our food and service. We hope to see more orders from you so that we can provide you with exceptional taste and top-class service everytime!

Reviewed 22 August 2023

Unforgettable Night with Friends! Our dinner at the colonial was absolutely amazing. Loved the food. Quick service.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Sam Mehanna, Marketing at The Colonial British Indian Cuisine Neutral Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2023

Hey there! We're glad to see you enjoying our food and service. We hope to see more orders from you so that we can provide you with exceptional taste and top-class service everytime!

Reviewed 4 July 2023

Food portions were generous and all just delicious! We especially enjoyed the Bombay beef. Manager and staff were friendly too.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Sam Mehanna, Marketing at The Colonial British Indian Cuisine Neutral Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2023

Hey there! We're glad to see you enjoying our food and service. We hope to see more orders from you so that we can provide you with exceptional taste and top-class service everytime!

Reviewed 12 June 2023

i have been here about 6 times since our first visit. the food is amazing here and service is always spectacular! the food comes quickly unless it's a busy night. very family friendly restaurant with pictures on the walls talking about the history between britain...and india. would definitely recommend coming here. probably the best indian cuisine i've ever had!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Sam Mehanna, Marketing at The Colonial British Indian Cuisine Neutral Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2023

Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We count ourselves lucky for customers like you. We look forward to serving you again in the future!

Reviewed 15 January 2023

Our entrees were very bland and surprisingly chicken pakora, surely a simple, standard dish, was inexplicably unavailable. Our curry mains were excellent. Prices were reasonable but service was offhanded and underwhelming.

Date of visit: January 2023
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The Colonial Restaurants, Owner at The Colonial British Indian Cuisine Neutral Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2023

We're so sorry to know that you didn't have a good experience ordering from us. Here at The Colonial, we put customer satisfaction as our top priority. Do let us know how we can correct this and make it a better experience for you!

Reviewed 7 December 2022 via mobile

We often enjoy an Indian meal and tonight we had one of the best: a vegetarian platter for entree then Railway Goat Curry and Lamb Saagwala (both with medium heat) with cheese & olive naans and steamed rice. Plus a palate cleansing apple cider. The...flavors were exquisite with the perfect blend and amount of spice. We're regulars here but tonight was one of the best. Highly recommended. But make sure you ask for medium heat (or hotter if you're adventurous) to get an authentic experience. You'll feel like you're in Mumbai.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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The Colonial Restaurants, Marketing at The Colonial British Indian Cuisine Neutral Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2022

Thank you for dining with us and taking out the time to provide positive feedback. We will keep consistent with our service so that you can enjoy our tasty Indian curries every time! Kind Regards, The Colonial British Indian Cuisine Restaurant

Reviewed 22 November 2022

Dealing with the Restaurant owner Dolly Kaur has been a nightmare . In all the years I have been working in hospitality she would have to be the most unprofessional caterer I have come across . We had a Diwali event scheduled in our office...a month ago and had used B.C. Indian restaurant for our office catering . On the website she had these entree cups which looked amazing and thought how wonderful to have these on that day . Instead we got a substandard delivery of food and presentation and a total rip off !! I even gave her the choice to come back or give us a refund . She ended coming back to Re cater for us 2 weeks later . Yep you guessed it !! …another disaster . She got the catering wrong . Finally to rub salt in the wound , she has not given us a tax invoice nor receipt of the original bill ( which she said we would get a 50 % discount) and she would forward this to our business account. This has not happened. Please do not use this business for office catering . Kind regardsMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 8 November 2022 via mobile

We made a reservation for 7pm, for a birthday celebration, on a Monday night. Ourselves and another family were the only people in the restaurant. Service was shocking. Waited 15 minutes to order, over 1 hour for the meal, roti was burnt and cold. No...side dishes, like chutney, mint etc. We were told they were licensed but had no white wine. We brought our own, then we’re charged $28 corkage. We had to ask for water, ice, and the bill! Just no attentive staff. We asked to speak to the manager and we’re told he was away, and there was no manager. As a restaurant chain they really need some quality focus on staff and service delivery. Such a disappointment.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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The Colonial Restaurants, Marketing at The Colonial British Indian Cuisine Neutral Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2022

We're so sorry to know that you didn't have a good experience ordering from us. Here at The Colonial, we put customer satisfaction as our top priority. Do let us know how we can correct this and make it a better experience for you!

Reviewed 25 January 2022 via mobile

Generous starters and the best chicken tikka masala I’ve tasted for a long time (other places make it so sweet, too watery etc.). My partner ordered a HOT vindaloo which didn’t disappoint…. finally a place that isn’t afraid to ramp up the heat! The service...was impeccable, the venue cosy and we had a lovely chat with the owner afterwards. Looking forward to many more visits. Thanks for a lovely evening!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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The Colonial M, Owner at The Colonial British Indian Cuisine Neutral Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2022

Thank you for dining with us and taking out the time to provide positive feedback. We will keep consistent with our service so that you can enjoy our tasty Indian curries every time! Kind Regards, The Colonial British Indian Cuisine Restaurant

Reviewed 7 January 2022

This was exactly the experience I was after, that nostalgic blend of British Indian food that reminds me of Indian food served in London. The menu is authentic and the flavors just right. Would visit again for sure.

Date of visit: December 2021
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The Colonial M, Owner at The Colonial British Indian Cuisine Neutral Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2022

Thank you for dining with us and taking out the time to provide positive feedback. We will keep consistent with our service so that you can enjoy our tasty Indian curries every time! Kind Regards, The Colonial British Indian Cuisine Restaurant

Reviewed 23 October 2021

Ordered a curry and rice for home delivery. Was a generous serving - 1 portion enough for two persons. Downside was booked 7pm delivery, driver couldn’t find apartment, so I had to wait on the street for 15 mins to direct him and wave to...flag him down. Received order just before 8pm. Current wait times in Oct 2021 are 2.5 hours if you order online - they open at 5pm and first delivery is 7:30pm. Would order weekly if delivery turnaround was better.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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The Colonial M, Owner at The Colonial British Indian Cuisine Neutral Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2022

Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to provide your feedback. We apologize for the last order not being as expected. We consistently try to improve our service so that you can enjoy our tasty Indian curries every time! Please feel free...More

Reviewed 2 October 2021

Yummy food, warm and cosy feeling, excellent service. Request the chef to make authentic style if you want to try real indian stuff

Date of visit: May 2021
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The Colonial M, Owner at The Colonial British Indian Cuisine Neutral Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2022

Thank you for dining with us and taking out the time to provide positive feedback. We will keep consistent with our service so that you can enjoy our tasty Indian curries every time! Kind Regards, The Colonial British Indian Cuisine Restaurant

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The Colonial British Indian Cuisine Neutral Bay is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5