On a chilly winter’s evening, nothing warms you up quite like a spicy and vibrant Indian curry. Let us take you on a journey of our very own spice road, as we explore some of Launceston’s finest Indian restaurants and takeaways.

On a chilly winter’s evening, nothing warms you up quite like a spicy and vibrant Indian curry. Let us take you on a journey of our very own spice road, as we explore some of Launceston’s finest Indian restaurants and takeaways.

SPICE ON CHARLES

Relatively new on the scene, Spice on Charles has cemented itself as a firm favourite amongst locals since it opened its doors 6 months ago. Owners Bali and Jai Singh are on a mission to introduce Launceston to Indian flavours made from scratch and this ethos shines through in their flavoursome dishes.

With family members working at every level of the business, diners are treated to a personalised experience in a modern and welcoming atmosphere, with waitstaff taking the time to explain the stories and history behind the dishes.

“We’d like to invite all the Indian food lovers to give us a try and we promise you, you will be glad you did!” - Bali Singh

OUR PICK | $50 takeaway meal pack including 2 curries, 2 samosas or onion bhaji, rice, naan bread and pappadams

TRY | Bali recommends their signature Fish Chettinad, Lamb Nawabi with coconut rice and homemade Pistachio Kulfi, a traditional Indian dessert, Kulfi is denser and creamier than ice cream and this pistachio confection is equally delicious!

DINE IN, TAKEAWAY, DELIVERY, UBEREATS, MENULOG

PALKI INDIAN RESTAURANT

Yorktown Square's Palki Indian Restaurant has been serving up authentic North Indian Cuisine for just over a year. Owner Sachin and his Head Chef father are not new to the restaurant game, with well over 20 years combined experience under their belts.

We recommend dining in for the full experience, waitstaff don traditional outfits and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming, you’ll be forgiven for thinking you’re on an exotic holiday!

For those wondering about the hallmarks of North Indian cuisine, think moderately spiced, meaty curries laced with yoghurt or cream and a plethora of breads - from flaky parathas, tandoori roti and hearty woodfired naans.

Private parties are also a specialty, a dedicated area upstairs allows catering for groups of up to 40 people.

Our pick | Saag Paneer (puréed spinach with cottage cheese) and Dal Makhni, Northern India’s best selling dish (Black lentils soaked overnight and simmered cooked with butter, herbs and spices).

Try | Sachin recommends Methi Chicken (chicken cooked with fenugreek and herbs and spices) and Goat Curry (boneless goat cooked to perfection the Northern Indian way).

DINE IN, TAKEAWAY, UBEREATS

NANGLO AUTHENTIC INDIAN & NEPALESE CUISINE

Having opened in late March, Nanglo on George Street dishes up authentic Nepalese and Indian cuisine and provides excellent value for money.

For those not familiar with Nepalese food, we recommend trying one of Nepal's most famous dishes, Momo. These dumplings are a flavour bomb and one of Nanglo's specialities.

Our pick | Takeaway lunch deals including 2 curries + a naan and rice for only $9.99!

Try | The Nanglo 'Taste of Nepal' specials ranging from $16.99 to $21.99

DINE IN, TAKEAWAY, DELIVERY THROUGH UBEREATS, EASI APP & MENULOG

BENGAL TIGER

Specialising in seafood and vegetarian Indian cuisine and serving all of your favourites, Bengal Tiger offers dine in, takeaway and delivery from 4.30pm to 10pm daily for those after a late night feed.

From gluten free to vegan, the team at Bengal Tiger go out of their way to accommodate dietary requirements - for curry lovers dining with someone who can't handle spicy foods, they'll even make your companion some chicken and chips!

Our pick | Seafood - Try the Prawn Goan Curry or Fish Bhuna.

INDIAN EMPIRE

Indian Empire on George Street serves generous portions in a warm and friendly atmosphere 7 nights a week. An added bonus is their BYO wine option, although a well stocked wine list is also on offer.

When dining in be sure to try their aptly named Royal Feast, at just $44.90pp (for a minimum 2 people), you'll sample vegetable samosas, chicken tikka with fresh mint sauce, a selection of 4 curries served with garlic naan, pappadams, saffron basmati rice, and kulfi for dessert.

Our pick | Keema Samosa (mince with onions, spices, mint and coriander wrapped in golden pastry).

HARI'S CURRY

Under new ownership, Spice on Charles' sister restaurant Hari's Curry on York Street offers a great selection of curries for hungry diners 7 days a week. The new owners are proud to produce everything from scratch and popular dishes like Lamb Rogan Josh and Butter Chicken are always piping hot and ready to be taken away. Some simple seating is available for those wanting to tuck into their feast without delay.

Our pick | Grab a vegetarian samosa - the perfect accompaniment to go with your curry!

SRI NARAYANA

Conveniently located in Morty's Food Hall, Sri Narayana is the perfect place to grab a quick Indian takeaway or casual lunch or dinner, with a good variety of curries like Butter Chicken, Lamb Rogan Josh and Korma ready to go.

You can also get Mango and Almond Ice Kulfis for dessert.
Delivery is available via UberEats.

Our pick | Deliciously creamy Mango Lassi, a sweet and refreshing smoothie made with mangoes and yoghurt

ALI'S ASIAN CAFE

For a quick and casual lunch at an affordable price in the heart of the city, look no further than Ali's Asian Cafe, across the road from Target in Charles Street.

This unassuming cafe offers a small but curated selection of curries that have been mastered, with piping hot curries ready to go, starting at just $7 to takeaway.

Reviews rave over their butter chicken, with many stating it is the best they've tried.

Our pick | Butter Chicken, (all the good reviews can't be wrong!)

Next time you're in the mood for curry, why not try one of these Launceston Central City businesses... You'll be guaranteed a meal to warm you up during the winter months!