British India

Ever since we arrived in Adelaide, the three of us had been dying to try British India – a Indian-British fusion restaurant in the city. So, with time running out, we decided to make the long awaited trip.

The restaurant is all dark mahogany, animal heads and rich paintings of the British soldiers and Indian Maharajas. We were lead through a maze of dimly lit tables and chattering diners and were seated next to the fire, left to peruse the mouth-watering menu.

We ordered a rich merlot from the Barossa Valley to toast our year abroad which we sipped on before our starters arrived.

Before long, we were joined by the most delicious fare. Crispy Pork Belly with apple sauce and pork jus.

Bagain Stack Eggplant Fritters piled with tomato, sesame and tamarind confit, with yogurt sauce.

Lamb cutlet spiced, marinated and baked, served with apple and date coleslaw.

They were all incredible and I could have just been given mounds of each to keep me quiet all night but as soon as we’d polished off those delectable bites, the mains were swiftly brought out.

Butter chicken.

Braised Beef Cheeks.

Beef Quoorma.

We decided the butter chicken was the best but both the beef dishes were still delicious.

In fact, this was one of the best meals I’ve had in Australia. There’s not a lot of Indian restaurants in Adelaide – Chinese, Japanese and South East Asian cuisine are much more popular in ‘straya – but this place really goes above and beyond.

If you’re around, this is a MUST. It’s not expensive despite the high quality and the staff are friendly and attentive. Easily the best Indian I’ve had in Australia and one of the best I’ve ever had. Find them on Morphett Street and check out the full menu (and their sister restaurant Thali Room) here!


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