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Chimes Indian Restaurant

BalwynIndian
Excellent
4.7/6
21 Reviews

About Chimes Indian Restaurant

Just twenty minutes from Melbourne city centre is a collonaded palace dedicated to the wonders of Indian cuisine. This restaurant the passion project of three skilled culinary entrepreneurs and its premises on the corner of Belmore Road and Balwyn Road are a fixture for the local Balwyn community and curry connoisseurs the city over. Ring in the good times over a casual dinner or a lavish private banquet at Chimes Indian Restaurant and you’re set to experience some of the finest South Asian cuisine you’re likely to find in this corner of the world. From a la carte options to the chef’s signature dishes to an attentive private dining and catering service, everywhere you turn at Chimes there’s nothing but the finest food on offer.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 5:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Address

Chimes Indian Restaurant
170 Belmore Road, Balwyn
Melbourne 3103

Menu Highlights

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Entrées

Lamb Cutlets (4pcs- served on sizzler)

Minced lamb meat blended with onions, special spices and herbs and roasted on a skewer in Tandoor
A$20.50

Fish Amritsari

Fresh fish pieces marinated in garlic, ginger batter and flavoured with spices and deep fried
A$16.90

Spring Roll (4pcs)

Shredding of carrots, sprouts and cabbage in a crispy filo pastry
A$9.50
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Chicken

Murgh Methi Malai

An amalgam of the mellow flavours of fenugreek leaves cooked with chicken and ground spices, made rich and luscious with fresh cream
A$16.90

Chicken Madras

Succulent chicken pieces superbly combined in onion gravy, curry leaves, coconut milk and South Indian spices
A$15.90

Chicken Korma

Succulent pieces of chicken superbly combined in a sauce made from nut and fresh cream
A$15.90
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Seafood

Prawn Malai Mughlai

Tiger prawns cooked with fresh cream, onions and cashew nut gravy with a touch of pepper
A$18.90

Goan Fish Curry

Rockling fish pieces gently simmered in coconut blended with ginger garlic and mildly spiced. A speciality of the West Coast of India
A$18.90

Chilli Garlic Prawns

Tiger prawns pan seared with garlic and chilli paste, a touch of vinegar and soy sauce
A$18.90
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Vegetarian

Kadai Paneer

North Indian dish cooked with cubes of cottage cheese stir friend in a wok with onion, tomatoes, bell pepper and spices
A$15.00

Malai Kofta

Cottage cheese and potato dumplings, enveloped in a subtle gourmet sauce
A$13.90

Dal Makhani

A true labour of love. Black lentils and kidney beans cooked overnight on Tandoor in a mild tomato and simmered with fragrant spice
A$12.00
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More about Chimes Indian Restaurant, Balwyn

Chimes Indian Restaurant spans the subcontinent from its location in Balwyn, an eastern suburb of Melbourne. Focusing on regional cuisines typical of the northern, coastal and southern sections of the Indian subcontinent, choosing from the a la carte menu (packed with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options) is sure to be a culinary exploration you’re unlikely to forget. A good introduction is to be found in the two set banqueting menus, the most opulent of these beginning with tandoori chicken or mushroom, tandoori-cooked tikka of lamb cutlets or the Indian cottage cheese known as paneer, and samosas. From there, wade through a huge array of main courses, from Goan fish curry to navratan korma, beef bhuna to dal makhani, with kulfi for dessert.

If you do choose to go a la carte at Chimes Indian Restaurant, we recommend checking out the chef’s signature dishes. Labouring in his kitchen on the corner of Balwyn Road and Belmore Road, the enterprising and skilled head chef has perfected dishes like the Andhra chicken, tender chunks of chicken deep-fried before being tossed in a wok with curry leaves, onions and crushed mustard seeds, the Chimes tandoori raan (a leg of lamb marinated overnight before being oven-roasted – give 48 hours notice if you plan to feast on this dish!), or the highly shareable Chimes sizzling tandoori platter laden with traditional Mughal-style chicken, lamb and prawns. Melbourne Indian restaurants rarely do it better, so be sure to book your tables at this Balwyn hotspot well in advance.

21 Chimes Indian Restaurant Reviews

Excellent
4.7/6
21 Reviews
Atmosphere:Pleasant
Service:Great
Food:Great
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Very good
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"Excellent"6/6
Danielle B.2 months ago · 1 review

Extremely delicious food, great service. We had a lovely night. A nice, calm atmosphere, so we could hear each other talk. Thank you for having us for a fantastic dinner.

"Excellent"6/6
Moyra N.2 months ago · 1 review

Have dined here many times since discovering how delicious the food is. Have recommended to many people. Chimes never disappoints. Pleasant dining experience with friendly staff.

"Excellent"6/6
DAVID E.5 months ago · 1 review

Despite Quandoo giving us a reservation number the restaurant phoned us a few hours before we were due to go there telling us that they were fully booked, but did squeeze us in provided we arrived at 6.00 pm ( rather than the 6.30 booking ), and finished by around 7.00 pm. Why did Quandoo give us a reservation if the restaurant was fully booked? We won't be using Quandoo again. The restaurant however, was excellent and we will return.

"Excellent"6/6
Elicia T.5 months ago · 1 review

This is the second time we've dined here and the food and service has always been great! I highly recommend the sizzling veggie platter as entree - delicious!

"Excellent"6/6
Heather N.a year ago · 1 review

My visit to Chimes (for the 2nd time) was a great experience, the food exquisite, so delicious and nicely presented, the staff attentive and charming, the atmosphere peaceful and relaxing. its so difficult to find a cafe or restaurant these days which is not noisy...this restaurant is a little haven, so welcome!!!

"Good"4/6
Krista M.a year ago · 1 review

Chimes Restaurant has a well-lit, pleasant ambience. There is good parking facilities in the vicinity. The wait-person was slow at understanding the orders and lacked confidence, and was friendly. The drink order could have been faster and not all the orders came at the same time. The food was good but not outstanding. Overall, the experience was positive and relaxing. I would be happy to return some time in the future.

"Great"5/6
Sanjiva W.7 months ago · 1 review

The food was good. Staff should be trained NOT to sweep crumbs off the tables on to the floor. After diners have finished, the crumbs should be neatly swept off the table, on to a plate and then disposed of rather than being brushed off the table on to the carpeted floor.

"Great"5/6
Sam R.2 years ago · 1 review

Had a nice host that was great with making sure if we needed anything extra. Food was amazing. Flavours and texture and well presented. Been to Chimes, over many times since 2010.. good to see they haven't changed. THanks

"Great"5/6
Greta C.a year ago · 1 review

We love Chimes. The aromas of Indian curries and spices greet you as you enter the dated restaurantThe food is good, service is satisfactory, it is BYO and it is quiet. A great local or a 15 mins drive.

"Excellent"6/6
Mario T.a year ago · 1 review

A very enjoyable night. The food was terrific . A friendly service with the waiter ensuring that each course was served at the right time. We will go back again.

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