Delhi By the Way – Sydney Restaurant Review

Delhi By the Way – Sydney Restaurant Review

Delhi by the Way is a relatively new Indian restaurant in Sydney’s Pott’s Point.
When I looked up the address, 42 Kellett st, I remembered that it is in this restaurant 7 years ago my husband and I met for the very first time.

It was a memorable experience for us then to visit the new restaurant which now exists at the same address, in the same building. The same charm and warmth that was present nearly a decade ago.

Dehli By the way sydneyPopular Kellet st location in Potts Point

The staff were lovely and we were seated on the ground floor. The venue also has quite a large upstairs area so can handle a few people.

When it comes to discovering menus, it’s good to go with a tasting platter style. We opted in for a banquet and it became a bit of a feast for us.

Dehli By The Way Restaurant Sydney

A true feast at Dehli By the Way

Before attending Delhi by the Way for dinner, I read a few online reviews and many people recommend the onion fritters (Onion Bhaji) and so we started with that dish (not included in the banquet) and the Chicken Tikka Masala (which wasn’t very spicy by the way, I am a fan of milder food options) + vegetarian samosas. All the entrée dishes were very generous in serving and delicious.

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Beautiful vegetarian samosas

I didn’t expect that we would have so much food but as the menu suggests, a banquet really does warrant what it promises.

In combination with the mains comprising of the butter chicken (Murg Makhani) and Saag Paneer (Creamy Spinach and Indian Cheese dish) + naan bread, we had a lot of food and ended up taking some away. I couldn’t let the thought of this kind of food going to waste.

As the restaurant has a full bar, you have an extensive choice of drinks on the menu and that part of the venue remains unchanged as I remember it 7 years ago.

The restaurant manager offered some desserts to us and recommended that we had the Mango and Raisin Kulfi and the Honey and Pistachio Kulfi/ ice creams.(Delhi Ki Sardi) Both really flavoursome and sweet in their own way. The ice cream was actually a perfect way to finish off a big meal, even though I really had to switch on my dessert stomach at that point.

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Honey and Pistachio Kulfi

Staff were professional and friendly throughout the night, however the service was a little slow and the dinner took approx. 2 hours. (This was a Wednesday night). If you’re not in a hurry, and we were simply enjoying ourselves, the atmosphere is ambient, the staff polite and pleasant and the food homely, hearty and in generous servings. Promise you will not go home hungry! The wait staff also did apologise for the service taking a bit too long so we thought that maybe it was a certain night or the kitchen was particularly busy that night.

Overall my verdict is very positive. The food is delicious and atmosphere ambient. This venue would suit someone going out for a family meal and perfect for date night.

Delhi by the Way

Address: 42 Kellett St, Potts Point
Contact: (02) 9368 0123
Website: http://www.delhibytheway.com.au/
Opening Hours:
Saturday 5–11pm
Sunday 5–11pm
Monday Closed
Tuesday 5–11pm
Wednesday 5–11pm
Thursday 5–11pm
Friday 5–11pm

 

*Article by Julia Kim Murphy (Founder of LIVESHOPTRAVEL.com)
LIVESHOPTRAVEL were invited to dine with Dehli By the Way for an honest review.

 

 

MediTrainean – a Cool Spot to Dine in Crows Nest

MediTrainean – a Cool Spot to Dine in Crows Nest

Looking for a cool new spot to catch up with a few friends, either for lunch or a Friday nights tapas style dinner over a few glasses of vino?
The recently opened Mediterranian style kitchen “MediTrainean” just might be the spot for you. The restaurant is both licensed and BYO and operates from Tuesday to Saturday until 10pm.

 

MediTrainean Crows Nest
Crows Nest Location – MediTrainean Restaurant

 

We dined at MediTrainean on a Friday night. The tables on the left hand side of the, you guessed it, moving train with entree dishes and dips, accomodate 4-5 people and the other side is a bar that gives you easy access to the gliding plates.
For a late Friday night dinner the place was bustling, full of young professionals, mostly in groups, with their own bottles of wine, ready to share a small feast and chat away into the night.
The interior is very casual and hip. The bar is covered in kitchen tiles and bar stools are wooden and rustic looking. The place reminds you of a friendly kitchen with a busy vibe where you can enjoy a quick meal.
The way the dining experience works is you start with entrees and dips from the conveyor belt and order main dishes from the grill and also drinks with the wait staff. Dessert can also be picked up from the train at the end of the meal.

 

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The spread from the train and grill menu

 

The cuisine is mediterranean inspired, the dips have favourites such as hummus and yoghurt with mint.
Slices of flat bread are also circulating on the train for you to pick up and enjoy with the dips.
We get seated and grab some bread, dips and a fattoushe and also a Pearl Cous Cous salad from the train. A waitress comes around and we order some arancini,  lamb skewers, the chicken with lemon, parsley and garlic sauce plus some drinks.
The arancini and the lamb came out first, 2x porcini mushroom and rice balls and 2x lamb mince skewers – well marinated, and grilled. I liked the grilled chicken – the smell of garlic was divine but perhaps due to the busy time, the 2nd meal came out a bit cold.
At the end we decided to seal off the dinner with a serving of baklava.

 

Meditrainean Sydney Food
Food options available at MediTrainean

 

Other items on the conveyor belt which looked interesting – vine leaves, muscles and of course the cheesecake dessert.
This restaurant is by no means gourmet, but if you are an area local, I am sure it will become a regular, cozy catch up spot for you and your friends on weeknights and even lunches for a quick bite and good company.
For menu information and booking options go to the MediTrainean website.

 
 
 

*Article by Julia Kim Murphy (Founder of LIVESHOPTRAVEL.com)
LIVESHOPTRAVEL were invited to dine with MediTrainean for an honest review.