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Nilgiri’s, St Leonards.

December 13, 2013

T’is the season to be Bolly, so time for the Christmas bash. Our numbers are down due to festive frolicking so the executive members of the club are off to somewhere a bit special –  Nilgiri’s @ St Leonards – ho ho ho. A lovely summers evening so a brisk appetite-enhancing walk across the bridge to Milsons Point and a hop on the train to St Leonards.


Located  within comfortable walking distance of St Leonard’s train station, Nilgiri’s is an unassuming place in Christie Street. Upon arrival we were ushered upstairs from the brightly lit shop  to the comfortable lounge like surroundings of the upstairs restaurant and open kitchen, with the accompanying aroma’s. It’s a Friday evening and soon gets bustling and busy but retains a certain level of intimacy.

Confident. friendly, and discreetly attentive.The Guru’s many queries patiently and attentively addressed.

A constantly changing menu means one is always up for a fresh experience here. We started with the Pudina Kebab, Palak patte ki chaat (crisp fried spinach leaves) , and Pathar ka gosht (lamb cutlets) All good but the Chaat a bit too tooth breakingly crispy. Mains included Goan prawn, Balti ka bakra (goat), Gosht roganjosh(lamb) and Dal makhani with lashings of Roti. The Lamb and Goat were the outstanding dishes. We concluded with coffee and some excellent Kulfis (date & honey and saffron).

BYO Wine only – we don’t go anywhere that doesn’t really.
2010 Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz (plump and generous)
2010 Possingham Shiraz
2011 Serafino GSM (Fruity)

Not bad at around $70 a head including all the extra’s, deserts and beers.

Overall Score

One of our favorites and a great night out overall. We are coming back to try one of the famous lunch buffets.


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