Nutmeg Indian Cuisine
Nutmeg Indian Cuisine is a restaurant specialising in progressive Indian fare – the kind that pushes boundaries to encompass unique presentations of iconic dishes. The venue sits on Sandgate Road in the 281 Albion building – a French door-enclosed space that has been given a chic burnt orange, copper and black colour scheme, spread out across interior and outdoor dining spaces. Nutmeg’s menu encompasses a selection of entrees and curries – the former drawing inspiration from India’s street-food scene, while the latter explores mainstream and unheralded classics. Stand-out selections include the onion bhaji, which takes the form of a cluster of fried onion strips coated in vegan chickpea flour before fried and served in a paper cone, while the succulent Agra lamb kebab is a play on the popular spit-roasted street-food staple, with Kashmiri chilli and garlic lamb-mince skewers cooked over wood chips and served in a smoking dome. A pair of Indian-style sliders are also a sublime snacking option – pepper lamb and battered potato fritters come served on fluffy buns and are bona fide melt-in-your-mouth morsels. As for the curries, slow-cooked mutton curry, fish or prawn malabar and southern-Indian-inspired nilgiri are available alongside butter chicken, paneer butter masala, korma, and vindaloo (plus two Nutmeg signatures – Bombay Chicken curry and a lime-and-chilli chicken curry). Nutmeg’s beverage list boasts a curated selection of drops sourced from across Australia, with a spotlight on wines that pair well with Indian cuisine – think tempranillo from McLaren Vale, a Clare Valley riesling and a pinot grigio from the Hunter Valley. Also of note: Nutmeg Indian Cuisine serves a selection of to-go lunch specials during the day, including curry, wraps and sliders paired with rice for just under $10.