There are Indian restaurants, and then there’s Bay of Bengal. Established way back in 1990, this Glenelg establishment has been whipping up some of the area’s finest curries and Indian specialties at their lovely premises on Partridge Street. Featuring a gorgeous indoor dining area complete with beautiful Indian artwork and a charming outdoor dining space, the restaurant is a household name throughout Adelaide thanks to its friendly service and its fresh, delicious South Asian cuisine.
The food was a mixture of stale and poor quality and fresh and tasty. It was like they mixed last weeks leftovers with newly prepared food. The entrees were oily and overcooked. We waited for over 30 minutes to get our first drink as no one seemed to know what to do when we asked for wine, so we had to wait for a particular waiter to arrive for his shift. Very disappointing.
We love this restaurant but last nights meal was a bit of a let down! I love the beef madras and although the beef was still really tender the sauce was runny and nothing like all the times I have had it before. Service was slower than usual as well. Not sure we will return for a while now.
We were welcomed by staff who were attentive throughout our meal. The food which was delicious was brought in good time. Overall a good experience.
The friendly folks at Adelaide’s Bay of Bengal are proud of the amazing food they offer. Featuring something for everyone, whether it’s for curry heads, spice lovers or vegetarians, the restaurant is welcoming to anyone who walks through their doors. Open for dinner seven days a week (from 6pm to late), Bay of Bengal can be found on the corner of Partridge Street and Broadway in the heart of lovely Glenelg.
The best way to enjoy an all in one curry experience at Glenelg’s Bay of Bengal is to take an individual banquet, which allows you to choose your own curry, vegetable side dishes and entrees alongside a side of bhatura bread and chutney. The a la carte menu is extensive and full of great options, including mains like lamb rogan josh, beef madras, chicken vindaloo, or machchi tamatar ki kari, fish cooked in a green curry base of tomatoes, fresh coriander and spice. There’s plenty more to explore at this Adelaide legend – after you book ahead, of course.