Enjoy a curry at Flavours of India

Flavours of India is a family owned business at 25 Anzac Road, Browns Bay. They are fully licensed, but also offer BYO (wine only – with a corkage charge). There is seating capacity for up to 50 guests and plenty of free parking available at the front of the restaurant.

The décor is simple, with a warm atmosphere. I booked our table for two in advance, which turned out to be a good idea because when we arrived the restaurant was full. (Although there is additional seating upstairs, which I’m told would have been made available if required.)

The atmosphere was bustling. Not only was the restaurant humming, but the kitchen caters for takeaways too. So, there were customers phoning in orders and collecting, as well as a delivery service. The menu is varied offering a wide selection of delicious Indian cuisine. There are meat, poultry, seafood and vegetarian dishes to choose from, with various degrees of heat.

The wine list is limited, but with a BYO option (and there are two supermarkets nearby, which couldn’t be handier!)

To start, we sampled the reshmi kebab, which is chicken marinated in yoghurt with mint sauce on the side, followed by the vegetarian pasanda (a mild curry with seasonal veggies and a creamy cashew nut and coriander sauce) and a hot lamb madras with tomato, coconut and chilli gravy. Our main dishes came with rice, and we chose a garlic naan bread too.

The meal was superb! The mains took 30 minutes to arrive, but in between we shared the starter. The chicken, freshly prepared, was piping hot and more than adequate for two.

Everything tasted freshly made, full of flavour and the bread was straight out the oven. Very authentic Indian food.

Our total bill was $56 for two (including a glass of Montana Chardonnay and two Kingfisher beers) which we agreed was reasonably priced and excellent value for the money.

We’ll definitely be going back, and this place is perfect for a casual dinner with friends.

(First published and permission to post by ShoreLines Magazine)