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Published May 8th 2013
The Silk Road leads to Hilltop
Dining at the Hilltop Indian Restaurant is a promise of indulgence in authentic Indian cuisine. It's clear from the first mouthful that the chef has taken the time to perfect his dishes, creating delectable meals with a balanced measure of spices that satisfies the taste buds.
Located on Windsor Road in Kellyville, this restaurant is a local secret with ample seating and a separate banquet area for larger groups. The atmosphere is ambient with soft Indian background music and traditional decor including elephant and horse wood carvings, paintings and cushioned chairs.
Complimentary Pappadums with mint sauce are served to start and for those who require a curry with a softer hit, there is always the delicious Butter Chicken. Entrees and sides begin at $2.80 for Plain Naan and $3.80 for a large Samosa, with mains ranging between $10.00 - $20.00 per dish. There are also plenty of vegetarian options available.
A mouth-watering entree of Fish Pakoras & Onion Bhaji Pakoras
The restaurant is a family run business established by head chef, Paul John. Expect excellent service and generous hospitality from the host who personally greets his regular customers with a smile that makes you feel at home. His comment on cooking such exquisite food every time is, "It takes heart. A chef can start out cooking a great dish, but to do it all the time, over many years, it's about having the heart for it." It's an obvious passion and a taste of his meals is convincing enough.
Head chef Paul John, ready to greet his visitors before disappearing into the kitchen to cook a feast.
To get to this restaurant from Sydney Metro, follow Parramatta Road or the M4 Motorway (toll free) and exit at James Ruse Drive. Follow James Ruse Drive northbound. This road eventually becomes Windsor Road. Continue until you reach Kellyville. The restaurant is located on the left and is across the road from Kellyville Public School. An alternative route is the Lane Cove Tunnel and M2 (tolls), taking the Windsor Road Exit. Take note that there is no right turn from the entrance/exit of this site, which can be a little inconvenient, but nothing a 3-point-turn in a side street can't fix.