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Great India Restaurant

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Address

141 Manners St
Wellington
Region: Wellington
Licence: Fully Licensed
Cuisine: Indian

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Contact

Phone: 04-384 5755
Fax: 04-384 5755
Website: www.greatindia.co.nz
Email: rakesh@greatindia.co.nz

Great India Restaurant

Open

Lunch 12pm - 2pm
Dinner 5pm - late

Payment Methods: Eftpos
Major Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Diners
Entertainment Gold Card accepted

Comments

Great India first opened their doors to Wellington diners in 1983. In Mercer Street, a very successful restaurant with seating capacity of 60 and no tandoor. To compromise for this, they had amazing new curries, which triggered many taste buds.

With a long history in hospitality, family owned and operated, head chef Champaklal Tailor and renowned tandoor chef is a true master in the art of baking breads.

His wife, Jyotshna Tailor has specialized in the curry section and the tradition has been passed on to their daughter Bhavna.

Eldest son, Rakesh enjoys the public relations scene and covers front of house as maitre d'.

Harshida, Rakesh's wife who joined Great India in 1998 designed the main course for the "Corbans challenge". Samba Masala (Venison Curry) from Nepal-North India was obviously a hit curry.

Great India Restaurant endeavours to be a leader in the art of Indian Cuisine for Wellington, look out for their ads on the back of 40 buses and on billboards at the airport.

OUR AWARDS
Wine and Food Challenge 2003
Overall Winner, Wellington
Best Service, Wellington
Best Wine and Food Match, Wellington
Best Presentation, Wellington

Wine and Food Challenge 2002
Best Overall Service
Best Overall Dining Experience

Wine and Food Challenge 2000
Category Winner

TANDOORI COOKING
Tandoori Cooking is an ancient art of barbecue. Originating in North India. A clay wall oven shaped like a vase with flaming charcoal at the bottom. This is an excellent method of baking meats, poultry, fish and bread.

The meat, poultry or fish is first marinated in a roseate spice mixture, then impaled on 1.5 meter long skewers that are lowered into the tandoor. Sheets of a bread dough, called Naan, are also slapped against the sides of the oven and peeled off when crisply charred and blistered.

Menus

2502_setmenu2.pdf
2502_lunchmenu2.pdf
2502_DinnerNew.pdf
2502_WINE_LIST.pdf

Overall DineOut Score based on 115 reviews

Total7.5
Food7.5
Dessert7.4
Presentation7.4
Service7.8
Environment7.2
Toilets6.3
Child Friendly Yes
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Total9.9
Food10
DessertN/A
Presentation10
Service10
Environment9
ToiletsN/A
Child Friendly Extremely

Visited this fantastic restaurant for a family dinner for my fathers 81st birthday .Was magnificent in every respect, fantastic variety of indian food with the truly outstanding rakesh in charge of service.
Mango chicken was a stand out for the 81 yr old, also butter chicken loved by the 17 yr old. Perhaps the food highlight was 5 different types of naan bread.We also all loved the vastly differing flavours of the dipping sauces that came with the popadams.
Wide variety of ages in our party down to fussy teens, all were well catered for . Cant wait to return.
Andrew

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