Ever since the first location opened back in 1995, Gurkhas has blossomed into a popular chain of Nepalese restaurants with branches all over the Melbourne area, winning the hearts of many of the city’s spice seeking foodies with its authentic dishes and friendly service. You’ll find the Brunswick outlet situated on Sydney Road – and you’ll want to book a table at Gurkhas to find out for yourself what all the fuss is about.
Full of authentic Nepalese flair with traditional wooden furniture and orange feature walls, Gurkhas over in Melbourne’s Brunswick offers a cosy setting to dine in, and on the menu you’ll find time-tested Nepalese dishes as well as some Indian classics. Nepalese food may be slightly overshadowed by the neighbouring cuisines of India and China, but when you taste Gurkhas’ authentic offerings you’ll understand that it deserves more recognition. No trip to Gurkhas would be complete without sampling Nepal’s most famous dish, momos – little dumplings filled with meat or vegetables served with tomato chutney.
Other must-try dishes include the dal bhat masu (a Nepalese platter of lentils, spinach, meat and your curry of choice served with rice) and the kachilla curry (a spicy meatball curry with aromatic herbs and spices). Some rato mohan (fried cottage cheese balls soaked in sugar syrup and sprinkled with coconut) or khir (a creamy Nepalese rice pudding) is the perfect way to end your trip to Gurkhas on Sydney Road in Melbourne’s Brunswick.
Amazing food and service - got the sample all you can eat and couldn't even finish the first serve of main course. Worth every cent
Great food and friendly service. The Goat Curry Vindalo was sensational as were the scallops. The Chicken entree and BBQ mushrooms were also excellent. Highly recommended
Friendly service, we all ate the vegetarian banquet option. Their was a great variety of dishes and it was all delicious and plenty of it. Yum.
Restaurant is very good with clean, peaceful environment and friendly service. Sample night was really good offer as it contained lots of items for only 22 $. Highly recommended restaurant for Nepalese cuisine :D :D
Always willing to attempt something different, I was pleasantly surprised with the Nepalese experience. Our group opted for the $40 ph banquet rather than pick through the extensive menu. Courses arrived well spaced & provided much discussion during consumption with everyone in agreement about presentation, amount & quality. We left well satisfied but could only wonder why this unassuming beauty was so quiet. Try & be impressed!
Gurkhas was excellent! Food was delicious and service was great, the only negative thing i have to say is that the food took ages to come out but it was heaps busy at the time so that could be why :)
Friendly, efficient staff, magnificent food and very reasonable prices. We had a great evening in Brunswick and would recommend Gurkhas to anyone looking for a great dining experience at a more than reasonable price.
The food is still fantastic. I've been coming here for many years for birthday dinners, catching up with friends and the like. The service this visit was a bit patchy, but not terrible, some things were just a bit slow.
Food was great. Service was nice! They seemed a bit understaffed but handled it anyway. They also had a song to play nice and loudly for our birthday girl.
Arrived an hour late which was not a problem for them and the food was fantastic. Amazing. I will be there again on my next visit to Melbourne.