Open from 5pm until 10pm seven days a week, including public holidays, there’s plenty to celebrate at Dera, an Indian restaurant in the Adelaide suburb of Grange. Located across Frederick Street from the Royal Adelaide Golf Club, Dera styles itself as ‘The Hub Of Indian Delicacies’, and its around this ethos that the restaurant has forged its reputation for excellence. Under the guidance of chef Harry Sidhu, Dera offers Indian and Pakistani food that covers all the old favourites with plenty of innovative dishes to keep connoisseurs of South Asian cuisine happy.
The service was excellent, the food was fresh and seemed a lot more authentic Indian. Very enjoyable experience. Not overly expensive I would recommend this restaurant.
This was our 4th visit to Dera. The food was very good, restaurant is modern and the waitress was very accomodating. We will certainly visit again...
Delicious meal and not too spicy . Customer service was awesome as well. Need to improve in your interiors and lighting. I really enjoy the meal.
Dera proposes to transform Adelaide residents’ idea of what South Asian, Indian and Pakistani cuisine is all about. Start your feast with crispy naan pieces and your choice of tastebud-tingling dips, or go for the channa bhutara, deep-fried naan bread served alongside chickpeas tossed in a piquant sauce. Even classic fish pakora are given an update thanks to the addition of Dera’s ‘yum mix’. Whether you’re a Grange local and loyal customer or a newbie to Dera, book yourself a table and get yourself a fantastic feed.
Main courses at Dera include confident interpretations of the classic like lamb rogan josh, korma, and Madras, a host of dishes for Adelaide’s vegetarian set like the aloo baingan, paneer dopiaza, and malai kofta, but it’s the Dera specials that make this hot spot along Grange’s Frederick Street buzz most throughout the week. The achari ghost is a spicy affair, combining lamb or beef with the chef’s special hot curry, while regional Tamil Nadu cuisine is represented by the spicy chicken chettinad. Grab a beef balti (an Anglo-Indian Birmingham classic) or a popular northern Indian goat curry for an extra special meal.