Saturday, July 14, 2007

Dhall Bar

Mr T and I tested out Melbourne's newest veg restaurant tonight: Dhall Bar.

It's located on St Georges Rd North Fitzroy very close to Merri Creek. Don't know the number sorry!

The restaurant has only been open for 2 weeks but there were over half a dozen people dining when we were there and many more coming in for for take away. It's open from 5pm Wed to Sat.

The menu is mostly Indian, and the vast majority of options are vegan and wheat free. The menu also reports that they cook with olive oil in moderation and use only organic vegetable produce. The prices were very good the most expensive things on the menu were $11.50. We had Vadai-white lentil spinach and red onion fritters (2 for $4.00), three dhal risotto with pumpkin and coriander ($11.50), and traditional dosai (made from white lentil and basmati rice pancake mix) with potato and spices ($9.50). The vadai was slightly disappointing but the mains were great. The dosai had just the right amount of spiciness, and the dhal risotto was nice and creamy. The service was unbeatable, we were seated quickly, our water glasses were topped up regularly and we were asked by both the waiter and the chef what we thought of the meals. The interior was a little funkier than other Indian restaurants too, there was candles lit at each table and a few couches.

I look forward to going back with a group of friends and trying a few of the other dishes especially the tofu butter masala and the tamarind eggplant.

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