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5.3 /6 Excellent 31 Reviews

Darbar Indian Restaurant

Glebe Indian $$$ +100
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About Darbar Indian Restaurant

Chic and elegant, Darbar Fine Indian Cuisine is one of Sydney’s most well-respected Indian dining establishments. Located on Glebe Point Road, just a hop, skip and a jump from Glebe station and in close proximity to the University of Sydney, this fine Indian restaurant serves Sydney gourmands, students, and Indian-food lovers from all corners of the city. Open from 12pm to 2:30pm Wednesday to Sunday and from 5:30 pm to 10pm Monday through Sunday, Darbar Fine Indian Cuisine turns all your curry dreams into reality.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 17:30 - 22:30
  • Tuesday 17:30 - 22:30
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 22:30
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 22:30
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 23:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 23:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 22:30
Darbar Indian Restaurant, Glebe Point Rd 134, NSW 2037 Glebe

Further Information

Centrally located within Sydney in lovely Glebe, Darbar Fine Indian Cuisine serves traditional Indian dishes in an upscale environment that never ceases to impress diners. Led by owner Vinay Krishna, whose years of experience make him an expert in the realm of Indian dining, Darbar attracts guests from near and far to sample the high-end biryanis, curries and traditional dishes on offer. Featuring a soundproof basement suitable for private functions and celebrations (for up to 100 guests), Darbar on Glebe Point Road is an ideal venue for your next big celebration or corporate event.

Darbar isn’t your average Indian eatery by any means. Beautifully decorated with brick walls and ceilings, the restaurant has a particular rustic feel that makes it unlike any other Indian restaurant in Sydney. And we haven’t even started discussing the food yet – the cuisine on offer consists of pure, natural ingredients and the freshest seasonal produce. Sample mains like the Apollo fish (ling fish marinated in ajwain, chilli, ginger, garlic, coriander, and jeera) or the keema vada, a special dish made of minced lamb, potatoes, chilli, curry leaf, cashews, fresh coriander and five spice powder, all covered in breadcrumbs before being fried. There’s more where that came from – make a reservation and enjoy the flavours of South Asia at this upscale Indian restaurant in Sydney’s Glebe.

CHEF'S CHOICE

31 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 31 Reviews
Atmosphere: excellent
Quality/Price: great value
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: quiet
Service: extraordinary
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1 review so far 6
03.09.2017 17:14

Great customer service and food! Glebe has loads of good restaurants but Darbar is something else. Fantastic atmosphere and enough space for bigger groups as well.

1 review so far 6
03.07.2017 11:51

Have been going here for years, the service, food, and atmosphere are next to none. It is my go-to restaurant​ in Glebe/City for myself or anyone else!

3 reviews so far 6
29.06.2017 07:54

Wow. This restaurant not only has an intriguing decor but the food was fantastic. Definitely taken on a journey to India via our taste buds. Superb spices and flawless flavours all met with service that was brilliant and making sure we left wanting to come back again sometime. Highly recommended.

1 review so far 6
28.06.2017 09:20

Great atmosphere and amazing food! Loved every dish we ordered. The location in Glebe is great and is near lots of trendy bars for drinks after your meal.

1 review so far 5
09.08.2017 19:50

I have eaten here quite a few times. I first visited when I dined with a party of over 20 people and everyone was happy with the food and the service. Otherwise I've been in parties of three to five people. The experience has been consistently good. The food has always been excellent. I have spent several years in India and the ambience of the old building in which this restaurant is located and the atmosphere in the subterranean space, with the quality of the dining experience and food is like a visit to a great restaurant in Mumbai or Delhi. I'll continue to eat here whenever I'm in the mood for delicious Indian food.

1 review so far 5
10.09.2016 07:54

Not the fastest service but extremely pleasant wait staff. (always a good idea to offer a drink as soon as guests are seated - helps sales and starts the night off on a good note - we waited some time and then had to flag down the waiter). Food was excellent Wait time between order and food arrival was quick. Wait staff were knowledgeable about the various products - even understood the processes of some. Will return -

1 review so far 5
08.06.2016 11:31

Always wonderful food. We were late for our booking and their website says they can only guarantee the table for 15mins after the booking time, but our table was still waiting :) Service was very attentive but not obtrusive. It is a hidden gem! The best dish of the meal was the cauliflower (aloo gobi).

1 review so far 6
22.03.2016 19:55

My guest were very pleased with the service of the friendly staff and the yummy food that was on the menu. We visit this restaurant very often and had previously had an anniversary function too. It's a great place for an Indian cuisine.

1 review so far 6
07.08.2016 16:52

had a great time, great service, good value and most importantly amazing food. And I'm part Indian and therefore a big critic when it comes to Indian food. My girlfriend and I couldn't recommend this place anymore, simply amazing. Thank you Darbar.

2 reviews so far 6
05.01.2016 23:27

This restaurant was great. Food tasted great and they were very accomodating for our triplet 2 year olds. Will come back again. I loved it and so did the kids. Thank you for an enjoyable night

1 review so far 6
26.08.2016 23:26

Good food, great service. We had a variety of dishes, staff gave additional servings to fit a 5-person table and water glasses were kept filled. Less than $50 per head including drinks, entrees and mains.

1 review so far 6
22.10.2016 20:04

Wonderful experience! The staff were all so lovely and really accommodating. The food was divine, with staff helping us make decisions to ensure we had a lovely meal with great variety. Definitely highly recommended!

1 review so far 6
06.08.2016 06:25

Great food, definitely the best Indian food I've had in Sydney! Also really good service. Will definitely be back and would highly recommend. A little bit pricey would be my only downside.

3 reviews so far 6
12.10.2016 21:49

The food was superb and the service was excellent.It is so nice not to be rushed from entree to main to enable you to enjoy the food at a leisurely pace.

1 review so far 6
02.02.2017 08:58

Excellent food and great service in a lovely setting. Less crowded during the middle of the week. We had a fantastic time and will definitely be coming back.

1 review so far 6
01.07.2016 22:26

Food was excellent, lamb chops were so tender, chicken tikka masala very tasty, will definitely come here again, great looking restaurant and freindly service. Top marks for me

1 review so far 4
08.04.2016 11:08

The food is excellent but it can be very noisy. We had a noisy group sitting behind us and found it difficult to hear our friends. Perhaps they can try to separate the groups more when there are vacant tables available.

1 review so far 6
26.09.2016 10:36

Brilliant food - great service. I have had group gatherings there a number of times and it is always a pleasure :) We'll be back (and back)

1 review so far 6
03.06.2016 20:55

The food was excellent with extremely tasty sauces and generous servings. We were served by a very attentive waiter in a restaurant set in the delightful surroundings.

1 review so far 5
10.10.2016 15:16

Fantastic food, courteous and prompt service, great atmosphere. reasonable price for the quality. Whether you want a booking for a large party of intimate dinner , I would suggest Darbar. Highly recommended.