Our Table Menu

The Best British Indian Cuisine in Neutral Bay & Darlinghurst. The Colonial Restaurants serve a unique menu inspired by the Anglo- Indian curry houses in the UK in stylish and fashionable Sydney locations.

Vegetarian Entrees

Pani Puri Shots

Fresh mint, rock salt, lemon, lime, green chillies and masala blended together and served in a shot glass.
$ 6.00

Vegetable Samosa

Lightly spiced potatoes and peas filling wrapped in homemade pastry and served with tamarind sauce.
$ 7.00

Onion Bhaji

Fritter of onions and spring onion (deep-fry) served with mint chutney.
$ 8.00

Paneer Pakora

Cottage cheese slices deep fried with authentic spices and chickpea flour.
$ 13.00

Olive Paneer Tikka

Overnight marinated cottage cheese pieces with Afghani spices and olives, grilled and served with mint chutney.
$ 13.00

Tandoori Mushrooms

Marinated mushrooms in yoghurt and spices then cooked in a clay oven and served with mint chutney.
$ 10.00

Spring Roll

Indian cottage cheese, freshly chopped mixed special spices and spring onion wrapped with vermicelli and deep fried.
$ 6.00

Aloo Tikki

Potatoes, onions and special spices combined into a croquette and deep fried, served with mint chutney.
$ 8.00

Non-Vegetarian Entrees

Tandoori Chicken Tikka (GF)

Boneless chicken thigh fillet marinated in yogurt and spices, cooked in clay oven, served with mint chutney.
$ 13.00

Tandoori Chicken (GF)

Chicken on the bone marinated in yoghurt and traditional spices, cooked in tandoor served with mint sauce.
$ 14.00 -Half $20.00 - Full

Tawa Goat (GF)

spicy grilled goat pieces cooked with yoghurt, ginger, green chilli and special spices.
$ 20.00

Masala Squid

Deep ocean squid marinated in our unique homemade special spices served with mint chutney (deep fried).
$ 14.00

Keema Samosa

Pastry stuffed with lamb mince, baby peas and potato served with tamarin sauce (deep fried).
$ 9.00

Chicken Malai Tikka (GF)

Chicken cooked in a marinade with yoghurt, cheese, coriander and colonial special spices.
$ 13.00

Salmon Tikka

Marinated salmon with yogurt and curry paste, served with brown rice.
$ 15.00

Seekh Kofta (GF)

Lamb mince, herbs and special spices cooked in a clay oven and ser ved with mint chutney.
$ 13.00

Chicken Pakora

Crispy bite-sized chicken pieces deep fried with authentic special spices and chickpea flour.
$ 13.00

Amritsari Fish

Fish fillets marinated in a special blend of special spices, coated with chickpea flour and served with mint sauce.
$ 14.00

Garlic Tandoori Prawns (GF)

King prawns marinated with whole spices, herbs, yoghurt then char grilled in the tandoor and served with mint chutney.
$ 14.00

Adraki Lamb Cutlets (3 pieces) (GF)

Lamb cutlet marinated overnight with Kashmiri spices, garlic and ginger - skewered and grilled in tandoor served with mint sauce.
$ 16.00

Chilli Chicken

Stir fry chicken pieces tossed with onion, capsicum and infused with a chili sauce.
$ 14.00

Colonial Platters

Vegetarian Platter

Vegetable samosa, olive paneer tikka, onion bhaji and kaju kebab.
$ 14.00

Non-Vegetarian Platter

Adraki lamb cutlet, chicken tikka, seekh kebab and keema samosa.
$ 16.00

Seafood Platter

Masala squid, fish amritsari, garlic tandoori prawn.
$ 18.00

Colonial Specialty Dishes

Anglo Indian Duck Masala

Pot roasted duck pieces with onion, ginger and black peppers, cooked in its own fat. A recipe influenced by the "British Raj" in India.
$ 26.00

British Fish Curry (GF)

Boneless fish pieces cooked in our famous and exclusive Goa coconut flavoured sauce.
$ 24.00

Prawn Malabar (GF)

Prawns cooked with special spices, coconut cream, mustard seeds, tomatoes and chili.
$ 24.00

Butter Chicken (GF)

Mild marinated chicken fillets cooked in a clay oven then prepared with creamy tomato and cashew nut sauce.
$ 22.00

Chicken Tikka Masala (GF)

Marinated chicken fillets cooked in a clay oven then prepared with capsicum, onion, tomato and master gravy.
$ 22.00

Railway Goat Curry (GF)

Slow-cooked goat with browned onions, ginger, garlic, black cardamom and cassia bark.
$ 24.00

Bombay Beef (GF)

Tendered beef cooked with onion, tomato and special spices then mixed with potato and garnished with fresh coriander.
$ 21.00

Anglo-Indian Mango Chicken (GF)

Boneless chicken cooked in very mild spices with coconut cream and mango pulp.
$ 22.00

Colonial Mushroom Curry (GF)

Sautéed mushrooms with onions, ginger, tomatoes, wilted spinach and special spices.
$ 20.00

Choose Custom Curry

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Vegetarian Mains

Navrattan Korma (GF)

Mildly spiced vegetables cooked in cashew nut sauce.
$ 16.00

Aloo Gobhi Masala (GF)

The quintessential North-Indian curry, treat your taste buds to this rich, thick & spicy sauce peppered with decadent pieces of buttery cauliflower & potato.
$ 14.00

Bombay Aloo (GF)

Steamed potatoes cooked with garlic and authentic spices, garnished with coriander.
$ 14.00

Bhindi Do Pyaza (GF)

Fresh okra tossed with tomatoes and onion, cooked in authentic spicy sauce.
$ 14.00

Daal Makhani (GF)

Whole black lentils cooked with kidney beans, ginger garlic, tomatoes and fresh cream.
$ 14.00

Paneer Tika Masala (GF)

Cottage cheese pieces cooked in clay oven, prepared with capsicum, tomato and master sauce.
$ 18.00

Amritsari Malai Kofta

Grated cottage cheese, potato, raisins, sultana and cashew dumplings simmered in an almond curry sauce.
$ 16.00

Saag Paneer (GF)

Cottage cheese cooked in baby spinach puree with mild spices, cream and garnished with fresh tomato.
$ 18.00

Paneer Makhani (GF)

Cottage cheese (paneer) cooked with homemade ground spices with tomato and cashew gravy.
$ 18.00

Aloo Mutter (GF)

Cottage cheese and green peas cooked with homemade ground spices in a tomato and master gravy.
$ 18.00

Tadka Daal (GF)

Yellow lentils accented with onion and authentic spices and garnished with coriander.
$ 12.00

Baingan Patiala (GF)

Eggplant fried and cooked with tomato gravy with traditional herbs and spices.
$ 12.00

Colonial Specialty Salads

Watermelon & Feta Salad (GF)

Watermelon mixed with fresh rocket, honey, lemon and mint dressing, garnished with feta.
$ 10.00

Baby Spinach, Mango & Pomegranate (GF)

Baby spinach, mango pieces, fresh pomegranate seeds tossed with lemon, olive oil and yoghurt dressing.
TIP : ADD ANY OF THESE OPTIONAL EXTRAS: Chicken Tikka $4.00 Garlic Prawn $6.00
$ 10.00

Rocket with Balsamic Pear & Toasted Walnut (GF)

Fresh rocket tossed with toasted walnuts, freshly shaved parmesan , served with olive oil and balsamic dressing.
TIP : ADD ANY OF THESE OPTIONAL EXTRAS: Chicken Tikka $4.00 Garlic Prawn $6.00
$ 10.00

Green Salad (GF)

Green apple with honey, cheese, celery, cucumber and lettuce tossed and served with lemon dressing.
lemon dressing: olive oil, honey , lemon juice, honey and chopped oregano
$ 8.00

Kachumber Salad (GF)

Onion, tomato, cucumber salad tossed with Indian spices and herbs.
$ 6.00

Side Dishes

Mango Chutney

$ 3.00

Cucumber and Yoghurt Raita

$ 5.00

Pappadam with Mint Chutney

$ 4.00

Kachumber Salad

$ 5.00

Naan Breads

Plain Naan

Enriched with milk and yoghurt.
$ 4.00

Butter Naan

Enriched with butter , milk and yoghurt.
$ 4.00

Garlic Naan

Enriched with chopped garlic, milk and yoghurt.
$ 4.00

Lachha Paratha

Like roti, a layered-style bread.
$ 5.00

Masala Garlic Naan

Mixed ground spices and garlic.
$ 4.00

Cheese Naan

Naan stuffed with cheese.
$ 5.00

Kashmiri Naan

Naan stuffed with nuts and fruit.
$ 5.00

Cheese & Garlic Naan

Naan stuffed with cheese and chopped garlic.
$ 5.00

Keema Naan

Naan stuffed with mixed ground spices and garlic.
$ 5.00

Herb Naan

Naan infused with mixed herbs.
$ 4.00

Wild Mushroom Naan

Naan stuffed with wild mushrooms.
$ 5.00

Cheese & Olive Naan

Naan stuffed with cheese and olives.
$ 5.00

Cheese & Shallot Naan

Naan stuffed with cheese and shallots
$ 5.00

Sundried Tomatoes & Peas Naan

Naan stuffed with sundried tomatoes and peas.
$ 5.00

Olive & Chilli Flakes Naan

Naan stuffed with olives and chili flakes.
$ 4.00

Aloo Paratha

Unleavened dough stuffed with a spiced mixture of mashed potato.
$ 5.00

Gobi Paratha

Unleavened dough stuffed with a spiced mixture of mashed cauliflower.
$ 5.00

Chicken Paratha

Unleavened dough stuffed with a spiced mixture of minced chicken.
$ 5.00

Paneer Paratha

Unleavened dough stuffed with a spiced mixture of cottage cheese.
$ 5.00

Methi Paratha

Unleavened dough stuffed with a spiced mixture of herb leaves.
$ 5.00

Basil Paratha

Flat bread stuffed with fresh basil.
$ 5.00

Mixed Vegetable Paratha

Flat bread stuffed with mixed vegetables.
$ 6.00

Paneer Kulcha

Refined leaves and flour bread stuffed with cottage cheese and blended special spices.
$ 6.00

Biryani Dishes

Vegetable Biryani

Rice cooked with seasonal vegetables, whole spices, onion, coriander and mint.
$ 17.00

Chicken Biryani

Rice cooked with chicken, whole spices, onion, coriander and mint.
$ 20.00

Lamb Biryani

Lamb cook ed with special spices, chopped mint, fresh coriander and mixed with steamed saffron basmati rice.
$ 22.00

Prawn Biryani

Basmati rice cooked with prawns and served with tomato, onion and cucumber.
$ 24.00

Goat Biryani

Goat cooked with special spices, chopped mint, fresh coriander and mixed with steamed saffron basmati rice.
$ 24.00

Biryani is an aromatic dish infused with mixed special spices and stir-fried with basmati rice.

All Biryani dishes are served with raita on the side.

Biryani dishes can be made: Mild, Medium or Hot

Side Dishes (Rice)

Steamed Rice (GF)

$ 4.00

Pulao Rice (GF)

$ 5.00

Peas Pulao (GF)

Rice flavoured and infused with cumin seeds and baby peas.
$ 6.00

Kashmiri Pulao (GF)

Saffron basmati rice infused with dried fruit and nuts.
$ 7.00

Zeera Rice (GF)

Saffron basmati rice infused with cumin seeds and butter.
$ 7.00

No Indian meal is complete without a sweet dish.
Choose from a selection of popular desserts, some with pistachio, saffron, almonds or even rose syrup.

Desserts

Gulab Jamun

Most popular Indian desert consisting of dumplings traditionally made of reduced milk and soaked in rose flavoured syrup.
$ 8.00

Badami Ras Malai

Creamy milk dessert cakes enriched with almonds and pistachios.
$ 8.00

Kulfi (Homemade) (GF)

Traditional Indian ice cream that is perfect after a hot curry. pick your flavour [Mango or Pistachio]
$ 8.00

Chocolate Mud Cake

Decadently rich chocolate cake served with vanilla ice cream.
$ 10.00

Lime & Coconut Cheese Cake

Layer of lime & coconut with soft cream Neuchâtel cheese on a biscuit base garnished with toasted coconut.
$ 10.00

Sticky Date Pudding

Warm sticky date pudding with vanilla ice-cream.
$ 10.00

Mango Cheese Cake

Cheesecake with a Layer of yellow sponge cake, flavoured with mango mousse puree.
$ 10.00

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The Colonial Restaurants
Authentic British Indian Cuisine

Feast for the Stomach & the Soul!

Trading Hours
Darlinghurst

Lunch:
Monday - Sunday : 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner
Monday - Sunday : 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Neutral Bay

Lunch:
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

(Prices are subject to change without notice)

Contact Us
Darlinghurst

118 Crown Street,
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010

Phone: (02) 8084 6700

Neutral Bay

1/19-21 Grosvenor Street,
Neutral Bay NSW 2089

Phone: (02) 8068 6462