The rolling green hills of the Yarra Valley Parklands on the edge of Templestowe may not immediately conjure up associations with the mighty Himalayas of South Asia. But thankfully there is one way to feel like you are in northern India around here: Base Camp Templestowe. Proudly bringing Birmingham Balti to James Street in the eastern Melbourne suburbs, Base Camp Templestowe is a family-run and family-friendly restaurant combining the famous flavours of the Himalayan region with the intuition of Britain’s multicultural society. Perfected, presumably, in the West Midlands, Birmingham Balti defines a special array of Anglo-Indian dishes, served in trademark small dishes, that ranges from soft and smooth curries to those fiery and sweat-inducing. Base Camp Templestowe is ideal for groups and even fussy eaters since they cater these expert curry dishes – such as a spicy lamb and coriander kakori or famous Nepali momo – to vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free preferences.
Food here is consistently beautiful. Staff are friendly, great value for money. My favourite meal to have in Melbourne is Base Camp’s Kathmandu Chilli Chicken.
We will definitely go back there for dinner, lovely food and flavoursome, polite waiter and waitress. They were reasonable busy and we had no issues with waiting for course to arrive.
Base Camp provide Excellent Food, Great value, great service. YUM. The layout was really nicely done and the hosts were very attentive. Highly Recommend to all