Have you been craving the aromatic spices and vibrancy that Indian cuisine offers? Well get ready to put yourself in a curry coma, or should we say korma, because we've compiled a list of the very best vindaloo Newcastle has to offer you!
KINGS XI INDIAN RESTAURANT (Hamilton)
The new kid on the block, Kings XI, provides a warm and ambient environment for its patrons. Decorated with tasteful decor and dark wood fittings, the Hamilton restaurant serves up high quality, Indian cuisine. Try the chef's speciality keema, a traditional meat dish that is topped with seasonal vegetables, green chillies and an array of Indian spices. While you're there, grab yourself a cocktail at the impressively stocked bar; the tangy Bombay lime is a good palate cleanser!
Location: 100 Beaumont Street, Hamilton NSW 2303
GANDHA'S INDIAN RESTAURANT (New Lambton)
With its unassuming front, you've probably walked straight past this Regent Street restaurant without even noticing it. Next time, make sure you head in and pick yourself up some richly flavoured Indian. Start with some naan fresh from the tandoor while you wait for your fenugreek flavoured fish and notoriously spicy mustard seed and chilli flavoured lamb quilon. Add some side dishes of katchumber and bean sprout salad to cut through the heat.
Location: 103 Regent Street, New Lambton NSW 2305
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SAPPHIRE INDIAN RESTAURANT (Merewether)
This elegant Merewether restaurant really is a standout gem in Newcastle's food scene. Offering a fine dining experience without the price tag, everything about the restaurant from the decor to the food is done well. Head in for generously served entrees like samosas in homemade pastry, spicy fried veggie manchurian and chicken pakora. If you think you can manage it, unfasten your belt and order some lamb saag and chicken tikki masala for your main course.
Location: 367-369 Glebe Road, Merewether NSW 2291
HERITAGE RESTAURANT (Newcastle)
A classy fusion of old and new, Heritage Restaurant combines the best of traditional flavours with western culinary tastes. Somewhere between casual and fine dining, this all-day, harbour-side restaurant has all of the Indian staples, as well as a few interesting dishes such as a jack-fruit curry flavoured with a range of aromatic Indian spices. Dig into an extensive range of dosas, Indian savoury pancakes that are served with a range of fillings as well as sambar and chutneys.
Location: Shop 2, 5 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle NSW 2300
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THE BHAKTI TREE (Mayfield)
The Bhakti Tree Indian is a vegetarian and vegans very own Garden of Eden. With a range of flavourful curries, this place is heaven on earth for anyone who is sick of the paltry and bland token vegetarian offerings available at most venues. Load up on a range of curries and south Indian specialities like idlli and uttapam in the quirky little venue. Once your stomach settles, get ready to say your hare kristna's and join one of a nightly yoga or mediation classes that take place at the venue.
Location: 410 Maitland Road, Mayfield NSW 2304
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