About House of Shalimar

The people of Geelong love a good curry, and House of Shalimar is a popular choice when looking for a fix. Located on Mercer Street, House of Shalimar is decked out in traditional Indian decor for an authentic dining experience. Begin your meal with the chilli pakora and mushroom crisps, the Bengali beetroot kebab, or some onion bhaji. Then move on to one of House of Shalimar’s authentic Indian curries. From the konkan egg curry (a special South Indian curry with boiled eggs packed in onion, tomato, mustard seed gravy with a hint of tamarind) to classics like vindaloo, korma, madras and butter chicken, there’s something to suit all tastes on the menu at Melbourne’s House of Shalimar, with plenty of options for vegetarians too. To guarantee a table, make a reservation in advance.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 5:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Address

House of Shalimar
68 Mercer Street, Geelong West
Geelong 3220

Menu Highlights

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Entrées

Onion Bhajji

Onion rings, coated in a chickpea batter and fried
A$8.00

Manchurian (v/c)

Vegetable (or chicken) dumplings stir fried and tossed with capsicum and onions in garlic soya sauce.
A$13.00

Prawn Koliwada (Chef’s Special)

Bombay’s Koli (fishermen) Wada (district) recipe: a bowl of delicate, crispy morsels with tamarind and date chutney.
A$17.00
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Soups

Tomato Soup

Cream of fresh tomatoes with spices and finished with fresh coriander & cream
A$7.00

Monchow Soup (v/c)

A wonderfully warming soup, with egg ribbons (optional), shitake mushrooms and fried noodles on top.
A$8.00

Shalimar Murgh Ka Shorba

A novel, all-Indian rich soup with the dynamic flavor of whole spices and vegetables cooked in chicken stock.
A$9.00
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Mains

Konkan Egg Curry

Special south Indian curry with boiled eggs packed in onion, tomato, mustard seed gravy with a hint of tamarind.
A$16.00

Keema Matar

A classic North Indian dish with traditionally flavored minced beef and peas sautéed in a thick mixture to create stimulating flavors
A$16.00

Chef’s Special Mutton Aloo

A family recipe with potato chunks and goat cooked in coconut milk and curry leaves in dum.
A$17.00

Shalimar Tandoori Murg Masala

Tandoor-grilled chicken (with bones), simmered in satin smooth tomato gravy, rich in cashew and made piquant with dried fenugreek
A$20.00
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Seafood

Machhi Curry

A hearty fish curry with fish fillets, whole spices, tamarind and the warmth of cinnamon.
A$18.00

Malabar Prawn Curry

A delightful gentle and aromatic curry from Kerala with prawns cooked in a mix of fresh ground spices, kokum, coconut and jaggery.
A$19.00

Shalimar Samundri Khazana (Serves 2 People)

Whole snapper deep-fried and tossed with fresh-diced bullhorn chili, tomato, onion and garnished with coriander leaves.
A$28.00
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Curries

Machhi Shimla Mirch Masala

This marine delight comes with fish fillets cooked in a thick sauce of aromatic spices with diced bell peppers, tomato and onion.
A$18.00

Malabar Prawn Curry

A delightful gentle and aromatic curry from Kerala with prawns cooked in a mix of fresh ground spices, kokum, coconut and jaggery.
A$19.00

Shalimar Samundri Khazana (Serves 2 People)

Whole snapper deep-fried and tossed with fresh-diced bullhorn chili, tomato, onion and garnished with coriander leaves.
A$28.00
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Rice Dishes

Lemon Rice

Basmati Rice cooked with mustard sees, curry and lemon
A$5.00

Kashmiri Pulao

Basmati rice cooked with dry fruits, nuts with a touch of saffron.
A$7.00

Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani

An inspiration from the Mughal royal kitchen this exotic Indian dish consists of rice and chicken soaked in aromatic spices cooked under dum.
A$16.00

Samundari Pilaf

Saffron hued aromatic basmati cooked on dum with fish and aromatic spices.
A$18.00
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Vegetarian

Shalimar Tadka Daal Spinach

Lentils flavored with fresh baby spinach, ground spices sautéed in butter
A$15.00

Navratana Korma

An assortment of vegetates and nuts cooked to perfection.
A$16.00

Amritsari Paneer

A famous dish from Amritsar (North India) with homemade Indian cottage cheese mashed and combined with aromatic spices cooked on a wok. Topped with butter and fresh coriander.
A$17.00
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Desserts

Gulab Jamun (With Ice Cream)

Milk and Flour fried dumplings, soaked in sugar syrup
A$7.00

Kulfi Faluda

Pistachio-Almond native ice dessert served with chilled vermicelli (corn flour) noodles
A$8.00

Ice Cream Sizzler

A unique sizzling dessert of brownie and vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate sauce.
A$10.00

2 House of Shalimar Reviews

Wonderful
5.5/6
2 Reviews
Service:Excellent
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Value for money:Great value
Atmosphere:Excellent
Food:Outstanding
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"Excellent"6/6
Kate K.2 months ago · 1 review

Loved it, great food, great service. We had our baby with us and they were great with the little one too. Would definitely go back.

"Great"5/6
Madeline W.a year ago · 1 review

Food is really good, flavours are authentic and the best chicken 65 I've had since India itself. Atmosphere is really lovely the place looks stunning, really comfortable and spacious.