196 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
Price Guide: $12 to $25
LIVE BOLLYWOOD DANCING - EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT
Rising above the bustle of Newtown’s King Street is Posh Spice – a funky new Indian restaurant serving up the best of Northern and Southern Indian cuisine with a side of Bollywood glam.
Indian cuisine in Sydney is soon to heat up with the arrival of Posh Spice in Newtown’s King Street. Forget the usual three-curries-and-rice. Posh Spice is a cut above, dishing up the best of both fine dining and street eats that high-spirited India has to offer. Led by Indian chef Amit Guha whose prior efforts earned him an SMH Chef’s Hat 3 years in a row, Posh Spice features a live Bollywood dancer every Friday and Saturday night. In short, Posh Spice is a bold, ambitious move to introduce Sydney diners to a slice of India.
Head chef Amit Guha, who earned his culinary stripes working in India’s Taj hotel group, serves up modern Indian dishes with a more subtle approach to flavour. “We don’t make run-of-the-mill meals”, said Guha. “We consider ourselves to be an ambassador of Indian food, and we take this role seriously.” Signature dishes include Palak Patta Chaat – batter fried spinach covered in a generous helping of yoghurt and various sauces and Mustard Fish - from Bengal, this dish is a light curry of Ling fish fillet served still-steaming in a coconut shell.
Vegetarians are not left hungry, with fifteen menu options, including Mixed Vegetables Puktan (freshly sourced seasonal vegetables infused with saffron spices). Posh Spice offers Bollywood Banquets for four – available to omnivores and vegetarians alike. “Banquets give you an opportunity to sample our most popular dishes – and at $33 pp, it is great value for money,” said Posh Spice owner, Taran Tamana.
Unlike many of its competitors, Posh Spice buzzes with the energy of modern India. Silver bangle chains adorn the vivid red walls. Flatscreen TVs feature quirky Bollywood idols singing, dancing and falling in love – at full volume.
No night out would be complete without Bollywood cocktails, and Posh Spice does not disappoint. Sex in Mumbai (vodka, peach schnapps, orange and cranberry juice) is a crowd favourite. Posh Martini offers an Indian twist on this cocktail classic, as do other cheekily named Posh Spice exclusive drinks, such as Tendulkar Ballbanger (vodka, sambuca, orange juice), Slumdog Margarita and Butterscotch Bangalore.
$3 corkage Per-head, BYO (Wine Only), Deliveries, Licensed, Takeaway