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The Colonial Darlinghurst British Indian Cuisine

8.4/10
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118 Crown Street, 2010 Darlinghurst (NSW)See map

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $35
VEGETABLE SAMOSA
$9.5
lightly spiced potato and pea filling wrapped in pastry and served with tamarind sauce
PANEER PAKORA
$13.9
cottage cheese slices deep fried with authentic special spices and chickpea flour
ONION BHAJI
$8.9
fritter of onion and shallots served with tamarind sauce

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Amritsari kofta, aloo gobi, paneer tandoori

Ratings & Reviews

Very good

8.4/10
based on 310 reviews
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Quality of food :8.7/10
Service :8.4/10
Setting :8/10
  1. Eva L.
    Eva L.
    • 5 reviews
    8/10

    The food was nice but the portion size was quite small for what we paid for. The staff were friendly but the mains took a bit of time to come out

  2. Adya g.
    Adya g.
    • 19 reviews
    8.5/10

    Delicious food... loved everything!

  3. Bhavika P.
    Bhavika P.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    The best Indian food I have had in Sydney. I really enjoyed the ambience and the staff were lovely!

  4. Adya g.
    Adya g.
    • 19 reviews
    9/10

    Absolutely amazing food! I came once to check it out and have become a regular:)

  5. Paulo F.
    Paulo F.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    Curries were delicious and full of flavour. Highly recommend

  6. Aya H.
    Aya H.
    • 4 reviews
    7/10

    The food was nice and tasty. There were only two waitresses and it took a while to get service. The restaurant was very noisy even it was on weekdays. We would order take away or Uber eats from here next time.

  7. Ben T.
    Ben T.
    • 7 reviews
    7.5/10

    Service was a bit slow to start but once the food started coming it was great!

  8. June T.
    June T.
    • 26 reviews
    8.5/10

    My husband and I enjoyed our visit to the Colonial British Indian Restaurant, the dishes were very tasty and comparable to other Indian restaurants in Sydney. Being Anglo-Indian myself I expected to find more dishes that I am used to with the Burmese mix such as panthay know suey and English mix which would have been dishes such as Glassie, Jhal frezi, which is fried meat and fried potatoes, potato chops, a beef stew, kofta curry (meat balls), beef mince curry with fried potatoes and peas, okra (know to Anglo-Indians as ladies fingers) and meat.curry, also various kinds of Lentils. However the dishes we did order were authentically Indian and very tasty, One negative I found is that the Butter Chicken was very sweet, I think way too much sugar. But overall it was a pleasant experience and we will definitely go back and take other family members.

  9. Xiafei X.
    Xiafei X.
    • 12 reviews
    10/10

    Great food and service, will come back

  10. Sheetal P.
    Sheetal P.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Really tasty food, great service and ambience ! The vegetarian options are vast and delicious but the vegan options were surprisingly lovely too. Will definitely be back

  11. Sharron X.
    Sharron X.
    • 5 reviews
    8/10

    The Railway Goat Curry is fiery but delicious! Naan is really soft and fluffy.

  12. Manoj M.
    Manoj M.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Best lamb biryani

  13. Greg C.
    Greg C.
    • 26 reviews
    8.5/10

    Really nice staff and nice food.

  14. Philip B.
    Philip B.
    • 36 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent as always !

  15. May E.
    May E.
    • 43 reviews
    9/10

    Excellent vegan menu with a variety of dishes available. Centrally located in the city.

  16. Noemi B.
    Noemi B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Every time we have a special occasion, we think of this restaurant. Not only are the dishes delicious and well presented, but also the service is excellent.

  17. Sophie S.
    Sophie S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Delicious food & great service. The best authentic Indian in Sydney. Paneer Tikka masala and British Indian fish curry my 2 favourite dishes. Will definitely come here again.

  18. Victoria-Rose T.
    Victoria-Rose T.
    • 18 reviews
    8/10

    Entree portions were rather small for the price and not that flavorful - we ordered autumn special paneer and tandoori mushrooms. Staff were friendly but service was slow. Lots of great options on the menu and very pleased with the vegan and vege options

  19. Andrew B.
    Andrew B.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Polite, honest, service delivered with a smile. Clean and well presented food and really quiet good wine for an excellent price considering the excellent location. Nice job Colonial.

  20. Nicole T.
    Nicole T.
    • 2 reviews
    3/10

    The chicken was grey and very chewy. Told the waitress and waiter and they both argued with us that it wasn’t. They then told us if we wanted white chicken to order something else. The food was very average and service disappointing.

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More information

How to get to the restaurant

118 Crown Street, 2010, Darlinghurst (NSW), Australia

Directions to get there

Darlinghurst, Surry Hills, Sydney City

About the restaurant

The Final Frontier

The Colonial is the second of two uber-popular restaurants, with the latest addition gracing Sydney’s trendy eastside. With rich wooden furniture and opulent chandeliers that hark back to colonial grandeur, the interior really sets the tone for the British Indian cuisine you’re about to enjoy. The food is nothing less than avant-garde, drawing inspiration from colonial times and polishing them off with a contemporary crunch. It actually comes from India’s North-West Frontier Province as it was during British rule. This style is characterised by slow cooking veges and meats in clay pots, producing juicy tender food that retains the freshness of its original flavours. They do an array of tapas, both meat and vegetarian, influenced by flavours across India, as well as rich succulent curry mains. The prices? So good for what you’re getting! Even more so when you remember the magical ambience and fantastic service that comes along with it. Bring your friends; it’s time to do Indian, pommy-style.

Best Dish: Amritsari Malai Kofta

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