Curryville, Morningside, Brisbane

I’ve been meaning to try Curryville for a while now, it’s my local after all and I’ve heard good things.  

The service is great, they obviously have many return visitors as the waiter was immediately asking us for our orders, we had to send him away three times. 

To me, the best thing about Curryville is their humour. Their menus is one of the most amusing things I’ve read is a long time! Lots of opinions and funny words of wisdom. Check it out. 

We both tried chicken curries. I had the Karahi while Celia had the Balti. We both also ordered garlic naan. 

My curry had quite a bit of spice even at a mild level, I didn’t really dig it. Celia’s was nicer. It had a sweet taste to it. 

I expect garlic naans to be soft and squishy. Moist and covered in garlic. I was surprised to find there’s had a chopped dry garlic on it and had a dry texture. Maybe I’m just used to crappy food court Indian and this is the good stuff but I prefer the former. 

The curries are good size though and are served with rice. They were about $26 each. 

Honestly I probably prefer cheap franchise indian.. It may not be the ‘proper’ stuff but I enjoy it more. Poor form by me? Maybe. 

Where else is good in Morningside? 

The Serve, best Indian in South Yarra!

After walking into another Indian restaurant further up Toorak Road and gagging from the smell, I decided to head back to a restaurant I had been told was the best around by my friend, Ru and her husband, Dave.

Thank goodness we did! Lisa and I ordered the butter chicken to share, two naans and a rice.

I must admit it did take a while for the food to come out but good things take time, right?

We were worried when the butter chicken came as it did look a little small but to our surprise with the naan and the rice we could barely even finish it all! Eyes bigger than our stomachs I suppose.

The naan, oh the naan! It was a damn good garlic naan. Soft and fluffy with just the right amount of garlic. Delicious.

The waiters were very attentive, looking after my always-empty water glass.

Highly recommend for when those curry cravings come along!



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Vij’s – Feasting Friends

I had no idea this place even existed until last night – had no idea what I was missing out on.

From what I’ve heard there’s often a huge wait and you’re lucky to get a table. Now I see why!

Four of us headed there for dinner, the wait was an hour so we grabbed a cider and waited in the lounge. Complimentary tapas are handed out and there’s a great atmosphere.

The host, who I can but presume is the owner was wonderful and attentive. Considering the amount of people dining he still made time to visit out group a few times to ensure all was well.

Eventually we sat down and they were ready for our orders immediately. We shared 2 entrees and 3 mains between us – less would have been fine. I was full to pop and there was still lots to go.

I have had Indian many times before but never like this. It was outstanding. There’s not your usual menu – butter chicken etc but an incredible, modern take.

For starters we shared the eggplant in yoghurt garlic curry and jackfruit in black cardamom and cumin curry. The jackfruit dish was suggested by the server and I am very glad we went with her suggestion. I wouldn’t normally choose it but both dishes were incredibly different and delicious.

Mains! Just as fantastic as the starters, we followed up with shiitake mushrooms and vegetable curry in a lightly creamed sauce, organic chicken breast and thigh in clove, cardamom and yogurt curry with peppers and shallots – and the best dish of the meal was the wine marinated lamb popsicles in fenugreek curry on turmeric and spinach potatoes. The Popsicles literally melted in my mouth.

Being lactose intolerant I was slightly careful with what I ate but with such amazing food it’s difficult to not over-indulge.

Attentive service, fab atmosphere, incredible food – this is one place I will definitely be back to visit.






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