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The Colonial Darlinghurst British Indian Cuisine

8.6/10
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118 Crown Street, 2010 Darlinghurst (NSW)See map

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Enjoy 30% off the a la carte menu when you dine with us. Drinks remain at full price. Offer available on the booked time slot, not valid in conjunction with any other special, promotion or coupon. NO BYO!

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

Reviews

8.6/10
Fabulous323 reviews
8.9/10

Food

8.4/10

Service

8.2/10

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  • Grace Ng

    30 November 20215 reviews

    9.5/10

    Friendly service, great food, best tandoori chicken.

  • Ayesha F.

    28 November 20213 reviews

    10/10

    This restaurant is an absolute gem. Service is always perfect and the food is outstanding. I has a lovely, warm ambience and is a firm favourite :)

  • Eddie C.

    27 November 202110 reviews

    6.5/10
  • Raquel A.

    27 November 20213 reviews

    7/10
  • Yesse S.

    19 November 20211 review

    10/10

    The best place ever to have indian food! Thanks for the delicious food and the great time i Always have in this place.

  • Pranay U.

    14 November 2021180 reviews

    10/10

    Most amazing Indian food! Vibes are great abs authentic taste! Recommended!

  • Robyn M.

    14 November 20213 reviews

    9/10

    Very interesting food with a good drinks menu- Kingfisher on tap is a winner. Friendly wait staff. Will be back

  • Bibi S.

    23 October 20211 review

    10/10

    This was our second visit, the foods were scrumptious. We couldn’t get an early booking but it’s worth it. We really enjoyed the yummy dishes. We will be back for sure. Thank you for everything

  • Tiger Z.

    23 October 20211 review

    6.5/10

    Food was nice but there was a cockroach crawling on the floor ;<

  • Eva L.

    29 May 20215 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

  • Adya g.

    19 May 202123 reviews

    8.5/10

    Delicious food... loved everything!

  • Bhavika P.

    19 May 20213 reviews

    10/10

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

  • Adya g.

    21 April 202123 reviews

    9/10

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

  • Paulo F.

    31 March 20213 reviews

    9.5/10

    Curries were delicious and full of flavour. Highly recommend

  • Aya H.

    31 March 20215 reviews

    7/10
  • Ben T.

    29 March 20218 reviews

    7.5/10

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

  • June T.
    June T.

    21 March 202127 reviews

    8.5/10
  • Xiafei XI

    18 March 202116 reviews

    10/10

    Great food and service, will come back

  • Sheetal P.

    13 March 20212 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

  • Sharron X.

    8 March 20215 reviews

    8/10

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

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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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