With an enviable location on Tattersalls Lane, just yards from Central Station between Lonsdale Street and Little Bourke Street, Gaylord Indian restaurant has been doling out top-notch Indian food to the curry-crazed public of Melbourne since 1985. Chef Musharraf has been in the business for 40 years: he has the parathas down to pat, the chapattis coming out a charm and the naans: well they’re second to none. And that’s just the bread...
Indian food is pretty ubiquitous in Melbourne, and Gaylord Indian on Tattersalls Lane in the city centre comes right towards the top of the league among the Victorian curry cognoscenti. Their chef has 40 years in the business, and they’ve been trading from their current location – between Lonsdale Street and Little Bourke Street – since 1985, a level of longevity rarely seen in the ultra-competitive world of city centre restaurants. Step inside though, and it isn’t hard to see why they keep packing them in after all these years.
The strength of a good Indian restaurant is, of course, in the curries, and at Gaylord Indian, they’ve got them sussed. From hearty North Indian classics like rogan josh to spicy southern dishes like vindaloo, their menu is a culinary tour of the subcontinent. On Tattersall Lane, the tandoor oven never stops producing top-notch meat and seafood dishes, as well as the essential array of bread with which to scoop them up and dispatch them. Melbourne city centre is an unforgiving place to be a restaurateur, but with food like this, we don’t think Chef Musharraf will be too concerned just yet. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to get yourself a table at Gaylord Indian: unless you book in advance, of course.
The restaurant staff are incredibly friendly, welcoming, and flexible. They made our birthday party so much fun! The food is always amazing. I highly recommend Gaylord's to all my friends!!
Great authentic Indian - will definitely be returning. The Gay Lord special was a personal favourite - the Naans and Lamb dishes are also especially good
Great service with waiters collecting our order very quickly. Food was served very fast and loved that we could change why was in the banquet.
Perfect as always. The staff are always wonderful, friendly and welcoming. The atmosphere is great and the food is fantastic, never disappointed when we eat there.
Fantastic food, atmosphere and service. Perfect for big group (I booked ahead for a Saturday night and the table was ready when we got there) as well as a date night. Great location, very close to CBD bars and public transport. I would highly recommend this gem!
Excellent friendly service and great food. We were a party of 6. We were greeted and taken to our table and offered drinks. And asked what food we would like. They were very accommodating to alter foods to our liking. The food was delicious.
The service was slow. They had to be reminded to bring our rice. We were early and it was only half full for a Saturday night. Food was average, not as flavoursome as some other Indian restaurants in town. But the Kashmiri naan was nice and so was the malai kofta. I have been here before and it used to be superb. Standards have dropped.
They were excellent!! The food was delicious and the service out of this world... ...we loved the authentic décor and the photographs of cricketing celebrities who have eaten here, on the walls.
Great place Plenty of room. Great service. Great value for money. Food....... mmmm........ Food was absolutely beautiful. Good size serves with nice side dishes. Will definitely be back
Amazing service, fantastic food; great place to take a large group of people and relax for an entire evening. Great value and a hidden gem in the city.