In the heart of Adelaide’s Stepney, Royal Haandi serves high-end Indian cuisine in a relaxed environment. Named after the haandi, a pot of sorts commonly used for cooking in northern India, the restaurant is proud to share its heritage with the locals who love exquisitely spiced and boldly flavoured South Asian cuisine. Situated on busy Payneham Road, just next to Jenny & Gerry’s Bridal House, this Indian restaurant is a popular choice among the city’s gourmets
Fans of Adelaide’s Royal Haandi often describe the food on offer as authentic, refined and satisfying. The dining area, while suitable for a date – there’s even a full bar with a fantastic wine selection – is also laidback enough for a quick lunch or casual dinner with friends or family. With dark wood furnishings, Indian artwork and chic light fixtures, Royal Haandi on Stepney’s Payneham Road provides an exotic atmosphere that pleases all of the senses.
The scent of Royal Haandi’s cuisine alone is enough to transport diners away to another world, but the taste of the food itself is truly spectacular. Begin with a bowl of sweet corn soup or order the vegetable samosas before deciding from a list of mains like butter chicken, lamb vindaloo, daal makhani, bhoona gosht, royal goat curry and many, many more. Seafood options like the prawn masala and Goan fish curry are fresh and healthy, and the biryani varieties are all flavourful and satisfying – the perfect option for when you feel like chowing down on an Indian-version of savoury fried rice. Hugely popular around Stepney, Royal Haandi recommends reserving ahead!