A delicious aroma is the first thing to strike you about this small Bourke Street restaurant. The food does not disappoint either. Butter chicken is their signature dish, but other classic Indian favourites like lamb rogan josh, tikka masala and their tandoori dishes are also delicious.
Plenty of extras and side dishes can be mixed and matched to any main – dahl, roti, salads, chutneys and naan – all for extremely reasonable prices and great for sharing. There are also heaps of vegetarian options, and a wide variety of beers and wines to accompany your meal. The service tends to let the place down a little, which is a shame.
The staff could be friendlier and more organised, and there is virtually no booking system. Ordering is also pretty sketchy – the waiters offer table service, but it’s probably safest to go up and order from the front counter. Still, this is a family-friendly and cheap dinner option with good food overall.
14 Bourke Street, Melbourne
(03) 9654 5714,www.redpepperindianrestaurant.com