Little India is my Favourite Indian Restaurant in the Gold Coast
Here's a review of Little India, my favourite Indian restaurant in the Gold Coast.
Update August 2011
Paul has just reviewed the new restaurant that has taken Little India's position. Check out what Paul has to say about the new Mexican Restaurant in Labrador - Casa Mexicana.
Update January 2010
Paul has just let me know that sadly Little India is closed and for sale due to "Sudden Illness". I am sad to hear this for many reasons. I hope Steve and his family are okay, and I hope they find someone to take on this fabulous little restaurant and keep it as it is.
Finding a decent restaurant on the gold coast can be a challenge, especially when you have been spoilt by living in Sydney or Melbourne, where good cuisine is on just about every corner. Having said that, there are a few jewels to be found in the crown.
One such place is little India on Frank street, Labrador. This small eatery boasts a fine selection of Indian cuisine, coupled with a soft, warm and inviting atmosphere, and a very attentive host. A family run business father at front of house and mum in charge of the engine room.
We like this restaurant for several reasons. It is close to where we live. The ambience is soothing and the food is delicious. Many Indian eatery’s today can’t seem to shake the stereotyped ‘Bollywood’ theme with the blaring music and bright lights. Not so Little India, with its soft muted lighting, and décor. Yes there is Indian music too but at a level that does not intrude on the evening – less is more. Which is just as well, after a busy week the last thing I need is further brain scrambling from a jarring environment.
There is something for everyone at Little India, with a level of spice and taste to suit all. The cuisine is mainly influenced by the Chef who is from the northern part of India so the dishes are spicy without being too hot, which negates the need to serve a fire extinguisher with each meal.
Our daughter has a bad allergy to preservatives and additives so we are particular at selecting places to eat out. Little India seems to fit the bill nicely for us as the food is fresh and we know what she eats will not cause any nasty after effects.
Our favourites are:
The Vegetable Samosas
Naan Bread – plain
I also like a bit of hot stuff too so I occasionally have the beef vindaloo, but probably too hot for the kids. For children we would recommend the Chicken Tikka, Naan Bread and a rice dish.
Whilst Little India is off the beaten track it is well worth a visit. Be sure to call and make a booking. As a bonus there is a bottle shop right next door.
4 stars ****
Little India – (BYO)
07 5531 4770
38 Frank Street
Gold Coast Hwy