Yes, you did read that correctly – Diamond Indian and Hungarian Cuisine. This is not some novelty international fusion place – it’s not Indo-Hungarian cuisine – and they offer exactly what they say: Indian and Hungarian cuisine. This dedication to each cuisine in its own right makes Diamond on Queens Parade a truly unique venue in Melbourne. From the Indian side of things, they specialise in chicken and fish Manchurian dishes, offer Himalayan dum aloo (potatoes stuffed with cheese and nuts then cooked in a creamy saffron and cashew nut sauce) and boast probably the most scintillating vindaloo in Clifton Hill. Then you get to the Hungarian menu, where a range of delicious goulash, authentic nokedli noodle dumplings, irresistible smoked kransky sausages and some seriously good sztrapacska await you (don’t worry, it’s much, much easier to eat than it is to say).
The Indian food from the menu was superb. The shnitzel was a little dry and way too big. Friendly service and warm atmosphere, however other than the food, there was nothing else Hungarian about the place. Would have been nice to at least have some Hungarian music to balance out the Indian.