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Sydney is extremely lucky to have Balmain’s long-standing and multi-award-winning Indian Palace in its community of fine dining establishments. One of the highest-ranked Indian Indian restaurants in Australia, Indian Palace has been building its reputation steadily since 1984. The menu here is extensive, refined over the years, and prepared using only the best, freshest ingredients by a team whose whose leading lights are three specialty chefs, trained in India’s best five-star hotels. Booking a table at Indian Palace’s Darling Street premises is booking a table at one of the best Indian restaurants in Sydney, if not the country.
What can we say about Indian Palace’s menu? It’s incredibly comprehensive, covering regional specialties from all over India and the subcontinent. Always a colourful affair, dining in here is a sensational experience, whether you’re here on a romantic date or with a group of friends and family. Indeed, Indian Palace can accommodate from 20 to 120 guests, ordering from three banquet menus for a fixed price per head. Banquets here are truly royal, with attentive service, a sophisticated setting, and the ability to tailor dishes to individual needs and desires. Even better, dining at Indian Palace’s Balmain premises down Darling Street is set against the stunning backdrop of the Sydney city skyline.
Some of our favourite dishes crafted by Indian Palace’s expert chefs include the barrah kabab to start, marinated lamb cutlets char-grilled in the tandoor oven, and the tilli prawn, shelled prawns spiced and marinated with ginger, garlic, topped with sesame seeds and grilled in the traditional clay oven. Indian Palace does a great dosai and a wide range of fresh tandoori breads too, but the stars of the show at this superlative Sydney Indian restaurant are undoubtedly the lamb, beef, chicken, seafood and vegetarian mains, each well represented on the menu. The imperious lamb Moghulai korma, bombastic Bombay beef or beef vindaloo, the regional delicacy Delhi chicken curry, Goan fish curry that makes the most of Sydney’s fresh seafood, and a generous selection of vegetarian dishes like the unmissable mumtaj kofta and bhindi bhaji, a stir-fried okra dish that is extremely popular in India (and subsequently Balmain!). Be sure to book a table here down Darling Street well in advance – Indian Palace consistently receives rave reviews from diners and is often packed to the rafters.