When: Friday Mar 8th 2013, 6.30pm
We've lived 2 mins away from The Curry Club for 3 years and have passed it on the way home all the time. Finally tried it yesterday and can say that it was definitely worth the wait! Attentive, friendly and; most importantly, accommodating staff. The food is not greasy nor over creamy and is the closest we have found to authentic sub-continent food which has a "home-cooked" feel. (We both come from sub-continental backgrounds).
We had the Non-Veg banquet each, which on the menu states that it comes with 4 entrees and 4 mains. Because we were only two people, they adjusted the banquet menu for us and even let us replace one of the pre-listed dishes. Super accommodating! The banquet also comes with as much Naan and Rice you could eat! We couldn't eat any more than the two serves of Naan they brought out (Garlic Naan & Plain Naan) and the one medium serve of rice, but the free option for more was yet another pleasant surprise.
For the starters, we had a quite nice chaat (Palak Patta Chaat), which is a traditional Indian roadside snack food. The best way to describe chaat is to say that it is a chaotic mixture of papad (fried crisp bread), onions, chickpeas, coriander, yoghurt, tamarind and a whole lot of other stuff (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaat). Having had many chaats in our lives, I would say that it was tasty however, there was possibly a tad too much yoghurt. This could be how it is meant to be but personally, we felt it was a bit much. Presentation was brilliant though. The second starter was Lamb Seekh Kebab. Nicely spiced but not too hot. Decent meat quality.
For the mains, we had Paneer Lababdar (our requested replacement) and this was tasty and not overly creamy. Quality of paneer was also good and not chewy, rather soft. Our other main was the Lamb Do Pyaza, which was VERY nice. They had melted capsicum and braised eggplant throughout the sauce which really added to the delicately spiced dish. Lamb was tender and again, meat quality was good. Condiments were Garlic and Plain Naans which were medium sized and good eating. Rice on the other hand was a bit dry but with a curry, one wouldn't notice.
Price-wise, it was best we have seen comparative to other Indian restaurants in Perth. The prices are lower but does not detract from the quality of food. Value for money!
One thing worth mentioning is that the service was excellent. Friendly from start to finish and extremely accommodating. Very nice people and good conversations were had. The exterior can be off-putting for some people and it needs some revamping.
After years of trying average Indian places in Perth, looks like we've finally found our regular and local Indian restaurant. They do takeaways too and the prices overall are definitely comparatively cheaper than the other exorbitant Indian restaurant prices around Perth. Don't be influenced by the look and feel of the exterior (which needs work), the food and service which await you inside is worth it.
Address: 5/275 South St, Hilton
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat, 5pm-late. Sun, Lunch-Late
Curry Club Indian Restaurant - http://www.curryclub.com.au/