Maharaja’s Lakeside Indian restaurant, a much loved dining institution located in Sydney’s Hills District, has been serving fine Indian food for over two decades.
Maharaja, also spelled Maharajah, is a Sanskrit title that meanas ‘great ruler‘ or great King. It is a name synonymous to the legend of true Indian hospitality, where food is extravagantly and lovingly prepared, and the guest is treated like royalty.
The team behind the Lakeside Indian have been serving exquisite, authentic Indian cuisine in Sydney for nearly thirty years. Their first restaurant was launched in Kirribilli in 1991, soon to be followed by restaurants at Dee Why, St. Leonards and Rhodes.
If you’re a lover of Indian cuisine, you should also consider Maharaja’s celebrated Indian restaurant in North Dural, named ‘Haveli‘. It has the classic timeless ambience of India and is fitted out with impressively authentic decor.
Other Lakeside Indian Restaurants
Should you ever find yourself on the south bank of the Murray River, south of the border between Victoria and New South Wales, you should try out Yarrawonga’s Lakeside Indian Restaurant.
It is open for dinner every night of the week, and has become a favourite dining institution of locals and tourists alike. Lakeside Indian Yarrawonga has been serving up quality food and friendly service in the north east of Victoria for over twenty years.
Travel approximately 50 kms west of Sydney’s CBD and you’ll find the newish city/suburb of Jordan Springs, NSW, and the Bharat Lakeside Indian restaurant.
Bharat is the official Sanskrit name of India: Bharata Ganarajya (Republic of India). It is a name that every Indian national takes pride in.
The Bharat Lakeside Indian restaurant serves up dishes that are a mixture of north and south Indian fusion, both spicy and mild (for all taste buds). Renowned locally for its signature Biryanis, the house speciality is its Railway Mutton Curry. It’s a must try.
Top Indian restaurants
Still looking for a great Indian restaurant? Take a look at our selection of the best in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Adelaide below.
We’re slowly, but steadily, working our way around the country and will be adding more recommended dining establishments as we go.
At the time of writing (December 2021), we haven’t yet got around to reporting on Perth’s best Indian restaurants, but we are determined to address this asap. (With Covid restrictions, it’s not easy to get into Western Australia at the moment, particularly when you are travelling from Melbourne.)
Covid Lockdowns have hurt the entire hospitality industry, even those that only write about it. Many restaurants and their staff have done it really tough these last 18 months or so, and our problems are only on the minor side. We look forward to getting back into WA and reporting again on the Perth dining scene as soon as possible.
The best Indian restaurants in Sydney
Please check out our selection of the top Indian cuisine establishments in Australia’s largest city here. We particularly love Edgecliff’s Flavour of India, but the city has an awesome selection of Indian restaurants to dine at.
The best Indian restaurants in Melbourne
Melbourne is our home town, and we can be a touch proprietorial about the quality of the restaurants here. However, when we say that Tonka is a wonderful Indian restaurant we’re hardly going out on a limb here. Tonka is celebrated far and wide, and deserves its place as a particular favourite of Eatability.
Tonka is not though, a cheap option and so please check out our full selection of excellent Indian restaurants in Melbourne, before making your final choice.
The best Indian restaurants in Brisbane
We can recommend both Indian Mehfil in Ipswich and Garlic Clove in Ormeau when in, and around, Brisbane.
Now, we know that both these restaurants involve a decent hike from the Brisbane CBD (about 40kms) and so will not suit everybody. However, they both offer consistently inexpensive and flavoursome, Indian cuisine.
The Indian Mehfil chain of cafes around Brisbane (Taringa and Ipswich) can be be relied upon. The pumpkin curry has been a favourite of ours. We think that the CBD Mehfil may have permenantly closed its doors recently, unfortunately. Another Covid restaurant victim, we would suggest.
Check out our top Indian cuisine venues in Brisbane here.
The best Indian restaurants in Adelaide
The ever-popular Jasmin Indian restaurant is an unsurprising choice for great Indian food in the city of churches.
Also consider strongly The Bombay Bicycle Club in the inner northern suburb of Ovingham. Innovative food, great decor and it shares a name with one of our favourite bands too. What’s not to like?
Check out other choices for great Indian cuisine in Adelaide here.