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The Colonial Neutral Bay

Average price $35
8.2/10
228 reviews

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Scores & Reviews

Very good
8.2/10
based on 228 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :8.4/10
Service :8.1/10
Setting :7.9/10
  1. Debbie R.
    Debbie R.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Favourite Indian restaurant in the area. Love the whole English/Indian vibe right down to the way you can order chips with your curry! The service was great. I think all that could be improved upon is the parking. We will be back soon!

  2. Sandra M.
    Sandra M.
    • 3 reviews
    6/10

    Not enough staff as the place was very busy so service was a bit slow to start with but improved towards tge end. The food was good but not great.

  3. Mark H.
    Mark H.
    • 26 reviews
    10/10

    The Colonial in Neutral Bay has been our favorite indian restaurant for many years. We especially love their butter chicken, the vegetarian curries (especially eggplant) and the breads. The atmosphere is good and BYO wine is permitted, but they also have a 50% off promotion for drinks bought there including yummy cocktails. Highly recommended.

  4. Mark H.
    Mark H.
    • 26 reviews
    10/10

    Everything is great. Especially love the delicious, perfectly cooked, eggplant curry (Baigan Patiala) and the many different naan breads (especially cheese & olive naan). And my son loves the butter chicken. Highly recommended.

  5. Niraj A.
    Niraj A.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Great service and tasty food as usual.

  6. Mark H.
    Mark H.
    • 26 reviews
    10/10

    Close to perfection, as good as a great Indian restaurant in a 5 star Mumbai hotel, fantastic curries (loved the eggplant curry & cottage cheese with spinach, and of course butter chicken, with many types of delicious naan). We're regulars of course. Looking forward to next time. Yum!

  7. A A.
    A A.
    • 246 reviews
    7.75/10

    Very good curry and great service, will return to try more other dishes.

  8. A A.
    A A.
    • 261 reviews
    6.5/10

    Meals were nice but a bit pricey for Indian food

  9. A A.
    A A.
    • 242 reviews
    8.75/10

    Amazing food! We keep coming back

  10. Susan C.
    Susan C.
    • 6 reviews
    7.25/10

    The railway goat was tough!

  11. Niraj A.
    Niraj A.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Food tastes amazing & service is great. We went & they had 50% off all drinks excluding cocktails which was great.

  12. Laurie F.
    Laurie F.
    • 23 reviews
    7/10

    Good quality food although the lamb biryani was a bit

  13. Tabitha B.
    Tabitha B.
    • 10 reviews
    8/10

    Fantastic Indian.. we’ll be back soon!

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 248 reviews
    5.25/10

    nice and quiet, good for a casual mid week dinner.

  15. Susan C.
    Susan C.
    • 6 reviews
    9/10

    Always good value and good food. My local!

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 295 reviews
    8.75/10

    The food was delicious and the service just the right balance of attentive but not too in your face. We didn’t feel rushed which is often the way in other restaurants. It was also very much like an English curry place so top marks for that! We will definitely be back.

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 264 reviews
    8.25/10

    Nice food. Service was a little slow.

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 274 reviews
    9/10

    Delicious food and great service

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 262 reviews
    8/10

    The biryani was so delicious! We enjoyed our meal!

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 276 reviews
    8.25/10

    great service and nice relaxing place for indian food.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

1 Grosvenor Street, 2089, Neutral Bay, Australia

Directions to get there

Lower North Shore, Neutral Bay

About the restaurant

British-Indian Brilliance

The Colonial offers a new kind of dining experience, introducing diners to the flavours of a long forgotten cuisine in India’s North-West Frontier Province. Colonial's interior is ultra-chic - a far cry from your usual Indian take-away and the menu too offers a delicious departure from the ordinary. The cuisine uses a simplistic style of preparation, where chunks of meat, seafood and veg are marinated and cooked in a Clay Tandoor at a high temp. This means they remain succulent and deliciously tender. The rusticness of this fare and the focus of preserving flavour is the highlight of this cuisine. The Colonial revives the age old cuisine and cooking style to bring you an experience which is a feast for the stomach and the soul.

Best Dish: railway goat curry

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