I'm a mother, wife, writer and online store owner. I've lived in the southern suburbs of Adelaide all my life.
Published May 2nd 2012
Kathmandu Palace in Glenelg is a restaurant cosy enough to feel romantic but vibrant and friendly enough to feel comfortable dining with a group of friends or your family.
The tablecloths are spotless, the cutlery shines and the lights aren't blinding - but it's also not so dark that you get up to go to the toilet, come back and realise halfway through dessert that you've been sitting at the wrong table and your date left in disgust half an hour earlier.
Nestled away in Nile Street in a renovated house across from Coles, Kathmandu Palace offers a range of different meals with authentic flavours and friendly service.
Although I am hesitant to compare the two, the best way I can find to describe Nepalese food is to liken it to Indian food.
If you love Indian food but you're looking for something a little different, possibly a little lighter, Nepalese food might just be for you. I have always been a fan of Indian food for the spices, the texture and let's not forget the bread; and after visiting Kathmandu Palace, Nepalese food is high on my list of favourites.
If you are vegetarian (or even if you're not and you're wanting to try something meat free) I can highly recommend the main dish 'Khursani Paneer' accompanied by fluffy basmati rice and Cheese Roti (described on the menu as 'Luscious cheese and red onion roti from the charcoal clay oven').
My friends tell me the meat dishes are perfectly cooked with just the right mix of spices and even though I don't eat them, I can appreciate that they look and smell great.
As well as beef, the menu also offers chicken, prawns, goat, lamb and for those a little braver they even offer buffalo. The full menu is available here: Kathmandu Palace Menu
If after all of this you're not too full, peruse the dessert menu, it won't take long to find something to convince you there is still some room left. The menu may not be extensive but I think there is something for everyone from Baileys Almond and Vanilla Ice Cream, Golden Honeycomb and Fresh Fruit to 'Laal Mohan' which is described in the menu as 'Sweet sponge milk dumplings immersed in saffron, cardamom and rose water syrup'.
Kathmandu Palace is open for lunch Thursday and Friday from 11:30am to 2:30pm and dinner Tuesday to Sunday from 5:30pm onwards. Whenever I go there the restaurant is always busy so I would recommend you make a reservation by clicking here or by calling (08) 8294 8224.
Take away is also available and can be ordered ahead on the above number.