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dined on Fri, 29 Mar 2019

Delicious Indian Cuisine! Very friendly service. Great place to dine and catch up with friends on a Friday night/Weekend being located in the buzzy suburb of Darlinghurst, only walking distance from Sydney Hyde Park. Only down side was that our booking was not received by the restaurant via "The Fork" so beware. Lucky there was a table available.

dined on Fri, 1 Feb 2019

Great 50% off Dimmi offer. Would’ve also paid full price!

dined on Fri, 25 Jan 2019

Easily the best Indian restaurant in Darlinghurst! Love this place :)

dined on Sat, 13 Apr 2019

Great food and value for money

dined on Fri, 1 Mar 2019

Great food. Best Indian Food we have found after 40 years in Sydney.
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dined on Fri, 8 Feb 2019

Amazing food, very good service. We got the dimmi 50% off, so even better

dined on Wed, 30 Jan 2019

Great Indian food.

dined on Mon, 21 Jan 2019

The Colonial consistently delivers the most delicious British style Indian food. The food is always fresh and the service is friendly and professional. We have been coming here for years, a quality and authenticity rarely matched in Sydney. They make the food mild if you prefer. A great place for groups too.

dined on Sat, 19 Jan 2019

Although the food was tasty, the waitress (the only one at the time) was not very hospitable, not only did she take the wrong order down but it's like she wasn't working or didn't want to. The next waitress that arrived was more pleasant and friendly.
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About The Colonial Darlinghurst British Indian Cuisine

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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