Regarded by food critics as one of Australia’s pioneering Indian restaurants, The Tandoor Indian Restaurant is pretty clear in its aims. Building a reputation for excellence since 1981, The Tandoor has been showered with accolades and awards, and welcomed some famous faces to its Prahran premises. The Tandoor knows its strengths and it plays to them. Their selection of clay oven classics is extensive, from the kebabs that come out of it steaming to the naan breads that wipe up the sauce. Head down for a feed at their Commercial Road restaurant in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs to be treated to an Indian feast you won’t forget in a hurry.
There are plenty of curry houses in Melbourne, but few of them can compete with The Tandoor. One of the oldest Indian restaurants in Australia, their speciality is, of course, the tandoor oven, and they give it a good workout every night from half past five. Their kebabs, paneer and fresh breads come clattering out the clay oven and onto the plates at a rate of knots, and they keep coming until you’re full. Visitors to The Tandoor on Commercial Road in Prahran will enjoy an Indian feast of epic proportions and the satisfied customers that have graced The Tandoor’s dining room include Imran Khan, Elton John, Cliff Richards, Elle MacPherson, Sir Bob Geldof and Barry Humphries!
The Tandoor Indian Restaurant has received positive notices in The Herald Sun, The Age Good Food Guide, MIETTA’s Eating & Drinking Guide, the 3AW Good Food Guide, Lonely Planet and many more awards besides. Of course, the tandoor at The Tandoor is the star of the show, but that isn’t to denigrate the other delicacies that are on offer at this Prahran restaurant. Their curry selection is extensive as well, with all the usual Indian favourites – and a couple of house specialities as well – and a huge range of fish curries that are lesser seen in the Melbourne area. In fact, the only thing you might struggle to find at The Tandoor is a table: so make sure you book one in advance!
Well located to popular St Kilda Road and Chapel Street district, the food was very nice and the service was exemplary. The wait staff and owner were very attentive during the evening ensuring everything was ok. The presentation and taste of the food completed the perfect evening for us.
Fantastic service. Delicious food. Great value. Highly recommend this restaurant for both eat in and take away. Staff are lovely and food is great. Thanks.
Food was very good, but service a bit slow due to a large group booking taking up the waiters time. Would go again - nice for a weekday meal