Copper Chimney use ‘Athithi Devo Bhavah’ as their mantra. That means ‘The Guest is God’, and it is used to exemplify the Indian attitude towards hospitality: that one should treat a guest as if they were god or indeed, given that this is India, gods incarnate. They offer an appropriate foodie temple for hungry Vishnus, Shivas, Ganeshas or any of the others, and a menu that evokes all the best of Indian cuisine. Their masalas are sourced in India and shipped to Australia, and their curry pastes are completely homemade, so you know that your base ingredients are going to be good. Their tandoori dishes are freshly cooked and their curries include all the favourites, with a slant towards the specialities of Northern India. You can find them right at the heart of Canberra’s Civic, on W Row – walkable from The Australian National University, the Supreme Court and City Hill – so book a table and head on over for a superb Indian meal in the nation’s capital.
I have been here once before and thought it was great. I went back last night and tried another entree and main - absolutely superb. I think this may well be the best Indian restaurant in Canberra.
Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Was early for reservation, they sat us quickly at a table of our choosing. Their service was great and the food was sublime. I will definitely be returning there in future.
Excellent Indian food. Beautiful and spicy. if you need less spicy they are very flexible. Wonderful service. Nice space between tables. Humble staff. It is in a great location – surround by car parks. Highly recommended.