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!
The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable and the food is outstanding. Every time we fo there we try different dishes and haven't been disappointed!
Excellent restaurant. We ordered the banquet. The food was excellent, the service courteous and prompt, and the price reasonable. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
Fantastic authentic food and service. Couldn't ask for more! We will definitely be back. Thank you Cinnamon Club for a wonderful evening when celebrating a special occasion
We have eaten in before and had a few take aways too, The food is great and very good service., staff attentive. Would definitely recommend it.
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! :-)
Fantastic service as the Cinnamon Club. The food is amazing and there is an extensive wine list to accompany it. Had the chicken tikka Marsala does in my last visit which was amazing.
Post cinema snack. Everything was excellent. Samosas were light, fragrant and tasty - not greasy. Potato patties were likewise. Tandoori prawns and a cauliflower and cashew dish, accompanied by roti rounded out the meal. My son had the lamb biryani, cooked to perfection: light fluffy rice, with moist lamb pieces and the heat building throughout the dish - we got to try some :-)