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The Colonial Neutral Bay, Neutral Bay (NSW)
The Colonial Neutral Bay, Neutral Bay (NSW)
The Colonial Neutral Bay, Neutral Bay (NSW)

Indian

The Colonial Neutral Bay

8.5/10
420
1 Grosvenor Street, 2089 Neutral Bay (NSW)See map

Average price A$35 Accepts Yums

-30% off the "à la carte" menu!

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-30% off the "à la carte" menu!

Enjoy 30% off the a la carte menu when you dine with us. Drinks remain at full price. Offer available on the booked time slot, not valid in conjunction with any other special, promotion or coupon. NO BYO!

Restaurant menu

Average price A$35
Vegetable Samosa
A$9.9
Lightly spiced potato and pea filling wrapped in pastry and served with tamarind sauce
Onion Bhaji
A$9.5
Fritter of onion and shallots served with mint chutney (deep fried)
Paneer Pakora
A$14.5
Cottage cheese slices deep fried with authentic special spices and chickpea flour

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Railway Goat - The Colonial Neutral Bay, Neutral Bay (NSW)
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Reviews

8.5/10
Fabulous420 reviews
8.8/10

Food

8.2/10

Service

8.2/10

Ambience

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  • Elizabeth K.
    Elizabeth K.

    January 18, 202312 reviews

    9.5/10

    I was pleasantly surprised that the food and service were excellent at the Colonial. We had the samosas, butter chicken and naan. The naan was particularly tasty. All staff were attentive and friendly. It wasn't too busy so service was quick as well

    The Colonial Neutral Bay (Owner)

    Hey there, Elizabeth! We're glad to see you enjoying our food and service. We hope to see more orders from you so that we can provide you with exceptional taste and top-class service everytime!

  • Chikki A.
    Chikki A.

    December 28, 202256 reviews

    10/10

    Great food. Nice atmosphere. Friendly service. We will come back.

    The Colonial Neutral Bay (Owner)

    Hey there! We're glad to see you enjoying our food and service. We hope to see more orders from you so that we can provide you with exceptional taste and top-class service everytime!

  • Annette H.
    Annette H.

    December 10, 20224 reviews

    6.5/10

    Food was good, service inattentive

    The Colonial Neutral Bay (Owner)

    Hey there! We're glad to see you enjoying our food and we're so sorry to know that you didn't have a good experience with service. Here at The Colonial, we put customer satisfaction as our top priority. Do let us know how we can correct this and make it a better experience for you!

  • Tor P.
    Tor P.

    December 8, 202221 reviews

    8/10

    Good food. Took advantage of 30% discount on à la carte menu. Very good incentive.

    The Colonial Neutral Bay (Owner)

    Hey there! We're glad to see you enjoying our food and service. We hope to see more orders from you so that we can provide you with exceptional taste and top-class service everytime!

  • Mark H.
    Mark H.

    December 7, 202239 reviews

    10/10

    We often enjoy an Indian meal and tonight we had one of the best: a vegetarian platter for entree then Railway Goat Curry and Lamb Saagwala (both with medium heat) with cheese & olive naans and steamed rice. Plus a palate cleansing apple cider. The flavors were exquisite with the perfect blend and amount of spice. We're regulars here but tonight was one of the best. Highly recommended. But make sure you ask for medium heat (or hotter if you're adventurous) to get an authentic experience. You'll feel like you're in Mumbai.

    The Colonial Neutral Bay (Owner)

    Hey there! We're glad to see you enjoying our food and service. We hope to see more orders from you so that we can provide you with exceptional taste and top-class service everytime!

  • Jayne B.
    Jayne B.

    November 29, 20224 reviews

    7.5/10

    Food was delicious as always but service was poor - staff were more focused on Uber Eats orders than restaurant guests. There were only 3 tables - so little atmosphere in the restaurant

    The Colonial Neutral Bay (Owner)

    Hey there! We're glad to see you enjoying our food and service. We hope to see more orders from you so that we can provide you with exceptional taste and top-class service everytime!

  • Brian P.
    Brian P.

    November 18, 20227 reviews

    10/10

    Very welcoming, food great,

    The Colonial Neutral Bay (Owner)

    Hey there! We're glad to see you enjoying our food and service. We hope to see more orders from you so that we can provide you with exceptional taste and top-class service everytime!

  • Damon R.
    Damon R.

    October 15, 20228 reviews

    7.5/10

    The vegetarian platter entree was so delicious, sadly the paneer was over cooked and rubbery. Really loved the tamarind sauce. I ordered a spicy beef Colonial Balti. Too much pepper and not enough chilli. It ruined the flavour. Also the beef was tough so obviously hadn’t been cooked long enough. Drinks were great value. Wonderful Chardonnay and The mango lassi was very good.

  • Frank F.
    Frank F.

    October 11, 202289 reviews

    10/10

    Our last few visits have been very good but this time the food was super good!

  • Lakshmi R.
    Lakshmi R.

    September 25, 20221 review

    10/10

    The ambience, staff, service and food is amazing and superb. I would revisit this restaurant with family and friends with no hesitation. A well maintained hidden gem.

  • Corinne H.
    Corinne H.

    September 24, 20224 reviews

    8/10

    Railway Goat was very tasty. Mango Chicken wasn’t as good.

  • Zoom T.
    Zoom T.

    September 11, 20221 review

    5.5/10

    Staff were very pleasant but the food quality is not as expected. I would not return nor recommend this restaurant purely based on below average food quality.

  • Dee K.
    Dee K.

    August 27, 20221 review

    8/10

    We enjoyed are experience and our meal. Our negative was $7.00 pp for corkage excessive.

  • Shehzad H.
    Shehzad H.

    August 22, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    Excellent customer service

  • Munir R.
    Munir R.

    August 22, 202235 reviews

    7/10

    Good food ,Easy parking and great prices with the discount on fork. They did cater to my gf needs for less spicy and did a good job. I felt the Paneer tikka masala was a bit oily. Shame they dont have Shahi Paneer.

  • Cherry L.
    Cherry L.

    August 17, 202230 reviews

    8.5/10

    The korma prawn & garlic naan are my favorite, definitely will go back

  • Judit F.
    Judit F.

    August 17, 202214 reviews

    10/10

    Consistently good and tasty food and efficient, friendly and accommodating service. This restaurant is now our favourite Indian eatery in Sydney.

  • Fiona M.
    Fiona M.

    August 13, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    Have visited previously. Always good food and service.

  • Quratulain Salim K.
    Quratulain Salim K.

    August 7, 20221 review

    9.5/10

    Amazing flavourful food with the kindest n most attentive staff

  • Tor P.
    Tor P.

    August 3, 202221 reviews

    10/10

    I tried the goat biryani for the first time. The spices were so fresh and gave the dish a real lift. It was a lovely dish and a generous serving.

Tripadvisor reviews

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More information

Opening time
Open today

Monday
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
05:00 PM - 10:00 PM

How to get to the restaurant

1 Grosvenor Street, 2089, Neutral Bay (NSW), Australia

Directions to get there

Please note, BYO is not available with any Special Offer or Yums Reservation

About the restaurant

British-Indian Brilliance

The Colonial offers a new kind of dining experience, introducing diners to the flavours of a long forgotten cuisine in India's North-West Frontier Province. Colonial's interior is ultra-chic - a far cry from your usual Indian take-away and the menu too offers a delicious departure from the ordinary. The cuisine uses a simplistic style of preparation, where chunks of meat, seafood and veg are marinated and cooked in a Clay Tandoor at a high temp. This means they remain succulent and deliciously tender. The rusticness of this fare and the focus of preserving flavour is the highlight of this cuisine. The Colonial revives the age old cuisine and cooking style to bring you an experience which is a feast for the stomach and the soul.

Best Dish: railway goat curry

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Asian, Seafood platter, Christmas and New Year, , ,

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