Top 500 Restaurants in Australia 2014 – The Financial Review | Best Indian Restaurant 2014 – The Advertiser Food AwardsCinnamon Club provides their guests with an award-winning dining experience that’s unique among the Indian restaurants in Adelaide. Priding itself on essentials like friendly, knowledgeable service, a buzzing environment, incredible cocktails and – most important of all – the authenticity of its South Asian cuisine, Cinnamon Club has cruised to the top of many spicy food fans’ restaurant pick-lists. The restaurant’s Norwood premises, on the corner of The Parade and Queen Street a block back towards Adelaide city centre from Portrush Road, sets a stunning scene.
Cinnamon Club is a crucial addition to the buzzing retail, dining and entertainment precinct of Norwood, located down The Parade from the Hoyts cinemas and across the road from the Patch Theatre Company – this is a great spot for an Indian meal before the show. Waltz up to the restaurant’s covered streetside seating area (there’s also a terrace round the corner on Queen Street that’s great for casual drinks or alfresco dining), step inside and you’re immediately taken in by the atmosphere. A large colourful mural of Ganesha rendered in a street-art style lines one side of the dining room, facing the long, sit-down bar where Cinnamon Club’s mixologist’s work their magic. Fire up the appetite with a tall drink like The British Raj (Pimms and gin shaken with passionfruit, mint and lemon, and topped up with ginger beer) or the Cinnamon Club Painkiller (Bacardi and pineapple, coconut cream and fresh orange) – these cocktails and more are famous in Adelaide.
From there, Cinnamon Club caters to a variety of dining styles and tempos – close your eyes and point at the list of quick bites to surprise yourself with a number of authentic Indian starters (we recommend the South Indian favourite chicken 65 with fried curry leaves), or opt for a mixed platter for two – the ‘extravaganza’ is a lavish entree loaded with various tandoori meats, chicken and seafood or there’s a generous vegetarian option. We love how Cinnamon Club has curated what counts as one of the best South Asian restaurant menus in Adelaide, showcasing a genuine consciousness of regional Indian cuisines. There’s street food from Mumbai, South Indian dosa served from the hot plate, the classic Hyderabadi biryani and an Anglo-Indian chicken tikka biryani cooked with 32 ingredients, tandoori balchao beef tikka from Indo-Portuguese Goa or the Afghan-influenced Kandhari murgh tikka, and many more from the special menu billed as ‘a regional culinary journey through Royal Indian Cuisine’. Truly a superlative Indian restaurant in Norwood and beyond, the Cinnamon Club deserves your reservation!
Food was delicious and the service was outstanding. My third time at Cinnamon Club (first at Norwood, previously eaten at Henley Beach), and food has been great every time. My new fave Indian restaurant.
Extensive menu- so many choices, not your regular Indian! Friendly staff most helpful and attentive when you need it. Loved it. We will be back!
Very friendly stall, lovely atmosphere and very delicious food. Extensive menu with enough variety that it keeps me going back as often as I can.
A delightful meal with Delicious food, the service was personal, friendly and efficient. I want to go there again soon. Nahn bread was the best I have ever eaten.
Cinnamon Club, Norwood Parade ... first visit, 6:30pm on a Saturday ... excellent food and presentation, nicely furbished and decorated surroundings, plenty of friendly and attentive staff ... evidently a very popular place given how quickly the tables filled, plus a busy trade being done in take-away orders. Only let down for us (a couple), but a significant one, is that the place was so very busy and noisy - the noise level was greatly exacerbated by the unnecessarily (very) loud pop music playing in the background ... music was both way too loud and not at all consistent with the India themed surroundings and food. This restaurant perhaps better suited to groups of people? Anyway, unlikely to return here due to the aforementioned issues, however we loved the extensive menu, so will likely try one of the other Cinnamon Clubs in future.
I have formally reviewed The Cinnamon Club on the cultural review website, The Barefoot Review -http://thebarefootreview.com.au I return to the restaurant whenever I can because it provides a joy of thrilling spice experiences. To this end, I have taken to ordering the banquet which offers many small serves of a vast array of the menu choices. They will make it mild, medium or hot, according to diner preference. I like it hot and am not disappointed. There are classic dishes and exotic gourmet specials, all prepared with finesse. I still swoon for the flavour of the beetroot vindaloo although the beef was a bit tough last time. Service is swift and attentive. The waitresses are elegant, well-informed and have the slightly haughty air of one who is devoted to keeping the standards high. Which they do. I shall keep returning.
From the moment we arrived to the moment we departed we were treated with kindness and humbleness with service of greatest respect and fulfillment, everything we wanted and more we were given exceptional treatment and felt this is one fantastic place to be, we had the banquet for two, but it could easily be for four , the amount of food was amazing and service was unbelievable. Will recommend this is the Indian restaurant you need to visit and you will not be disappointed......
Had a splendid birthday dinner last night at Cinnamon Club with my dear friend from Sydney. Had old favourites, roasted cauliflower, and potatoes; Tandoori lamb chops; saffron rice. Started with beautifully light Samosas. Complimented by Barossa Shiraz. Could not be bettered.
First time I'd been to Cinnamon Club. The booking was smooth online and the restaurant called me with information, great communication. The food was delicious and the service was good. I'm looking forward to our next visit there! :-)
Lovely dinner with friends at Cinnamon Club. Food was great, highly recommend the lamb chops and the Mysore Dosa. Great staff and service as always. Highly recommend this places and take friends and family often.