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Royal India Restobar is the go-to place for delicious authentic Indian flavours in an elegantly decorated space. The menu is large with something to suit everyone as the level of heat can be altered to taste. They are fully licensed serving a number of locally produced wines, beers, spirits and cocktails.
We started with a Royal India Gold Platter $20.95 for two that contained sizzling prawns, chicken tikka, seekh kebab and lamb cutlets with sides of mint sauce and tamarin sauce. The lamb saag wala was a medium hot curry full of the flavours of spinach, tomato, ginger and fenugreek and tender chunks of lamb.
Even though the chicken Kashmiri korma was mild, it was full of flavour and we devoured both curries with rice and naan. Finishing on a sweet note, we opted to share a serve of gulab jamun ($6.95) the sweet aromatic dumplings and vanilla ice cream.
The restaurant buzzes with happy customers and the waiters are friendly and helpful. Royal India Restobar has a roaring trade in takeaway, which can be ordered online for pickup. Although the restaurant is quite large, bookings are necessary, especially during times of COVID-19 restrictions.