Freelance writer with a BA double majoring in Literature and Australian History who loves finding random places of social or historical treasure whilst travelling around visiting festivals, markets and quaint cafes with my husband and baby
Warner's Bollywood Indian Restaurant is very authentic. For those who have been to India, you'll know what I mean. But for the majority of people who haven't been lucky enough to visit the exotic land of contrasts, where all life begins and ends, then I'll go into more detail.
Bollywood movies play from the television over to the side and add to the atmosphere.
If you're familiar with Indian tradition, then this is all very Indian. The somewhat plain table and chairs decor decorated with a bit of sequined cloth, a scattering of fairy lights and Bollywood movies.
The beauty of this restaurant is not the decor, it's the food. The food is fantastic. On the evening we went we had the Saagwala Lamb and the Mutter Paneer. The servings looked deceptively small but with a little rice, were so large that I couldn't finish mine. Hubby finished his, but was barely able to move after it as he was so full.
For entree we had the mixed platter. An assortment of Onion Bhaji, Chicken Pakoras, Samosas and other tempting items. Each one in itself was tasty. Add some Pappadams and different sauces and you've got a fantastic meal.
The full menu is here. They serve different meals like goat, a dedicated Thai menu and obviously a lot of vegetarian dishes. Takeaway is available.
Desserts offered are Gulab Jaman and Rice Pudding. We tried each and they were great.
All in all, this was a great dinner. We have tried a lot of Indian food, and travelled through India a fair bit, so we were pleasantly surprised at the quality of these meals. The decor isn't as attractive as it would be if there were carved timber furniture and exotic furnishings. But the flavour of the dishes outweighs the simplicity of the decor.
There seems to be a good takeaway trade here too. While we ate there were a lot of people coming and going grabbing their dinner to go.
This restaurant is situated in the Warner shopping complex, near the other restaurants and takeaways. It serves a need for a good restaurant in the Warner area and has plenty of parking.
One thing I noticed when we were there though, the waitress won't bring you your next dish or assist you while she thinks you're still talking or eating. They seem to be very big on not disturbing you so you can have a nice dinner date. So if you find you're waiting a few minutes too long for your next course, just get the staff's attention. Chances are the next course is hot and ready waiting for you to call for it. All in all, a good dining experience.
Situated at Shop 1, Corner Old North Samsonvale Road, Warner shopping Centre, Warner. For opening hours, see their website.