• Bolina Sweets and Indian Restaurant

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Vegetarian Indian cuisine with many vegan options. Also has Indian sweets. Just under half of main dishes are vegan. Roti is the only vegan bread available. Dishes in other menu categories are not marked vegan but may be available - ask your serve. Open Mon-Sun 9:30am-10:00pm.

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14 Reviews

First Review by m2gala


Points +2512

06 Sep 2023

Delicious curries

We loved our vegan curries and roti. Staff were friendly but seemed a bit unsure when my friend asked about allergens. Thankfully no allergic reactions ensued and food was delicious. Portions were on the small size so we ordered extra (or maybe we were just very hungry). No vegan sweets, but we were more interested in curries anyway.


06 Sep 2023


Points +84

22 Jun 2023

Great selection

Tried a couple of vegetarian and vegan snacks among the three of us. North Indian main course options clearly marked as vegan, and most south Indian options can be made vegan (I believe using oil instead of ghee).

Pros: Great food, Affordable thali


Points +13747

30 Dec 2022

Good food in a relaxed atmosphere

We arrived early for our dinner with family and sat in a both to wait. There was a calm, relaxed feeling to the restaurant. When the rest of the party arrived we ordered four dishes, all of which were very nice. The channa masala held its own against others I have tried and the vegetable angoori was creamy and satisfying. The dal fry was delicious and enhances a roti (the only vegan bread on the menu) that wasn’t the best I’ve had, while the vegetable korma was tasty and substantial. We ended up coming here a second time on our way back through Christchurch and ordered mostly the same things, because fewer than half of the mains are vegan. Service was also a bit perfunctory even when the place wasn’t busy.

Updated from previous review on 2022-12-21

Pros: Decent main dishes

Cons: Less than half of main dishes are vegan, Other dishes not clearly marked, Service a bit minimalist


Points +2586

03 May 2022

Tasty food, menu only half labelled

One star off because while the North Indian dishes are well marked as to what’s vegan, the South Indian ones and the entrees aren’t at all - please mark what’s vegan or can be vegan on the whole menu!

Updated from previous review on 2022-05-03

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Tasty food, Cheap meals

Cons: Half the options not labelled vegan or not


Points +414

02 Jul 2020

Amazing food!

The food selections are vast. Plenty of vegan options (on request).

Pros: Many options, Very affordable

Cons: It can get very busy. There’s never a large wait


Points +19

10 Jun 2020

Sweet as

Introduced some non-vego friends & they've been back for more. A nice change from regular desserts.

Pros: Lots of sweets to try


Points +26

28 Jun 2019

Yummy Indian food 👏🏽

Very nice restaurant, really great servings sizes. Many vegan options. Little disappointed that the thali plate couldn’t be made vegan but really enjoyed our meals!!

Pros: Central to the Christchurch city centre , Yummy vegan curries and roti , Clean toilets and lovely service

Cons: Thali plate not vegan and can’t be made vegan😒


Points +56

06 Feb 2019


The restaurant was very authentic. Very cool vibes. It is basically a Indian sweet shop. Only one of the sweets was vegan but it was excellent. We had dinner and we had a lot of vegan options. We had a very good alu gobi and a pretty decent thali. We were the only ones seating in the restaurant but it didn't feel empty because people kept coming in bying sweets. The service was good and the price was fair. Recommended.


Points +1223

27 Jan 2019

Vegan Indian

Food was really tasty, some of the best Indian food! The only reason why I giving them four stars instead of five is that they don't label the vegan dishes on the menu.


Points +17

16 Jan 2019

Great Indian food!!! Very tasty and clean. India at its best ❤️

Very nice workers. Not expensive

Pros: Great Indian food! Very tasty and clean., Workers are very nice, Open up until 22:00. Not expensive


Points +306

07 Jan 2019

Tasted weird

Only three vegan options. We ordered the aloo gobi and veg korma. The korma tasted off to us, like the coconut was sour. The waiter said the chef said this is how it's supposed to taste yet came back later and offered us another dish but by then we had finished our other food.


Points +971

29 Nov 2018

Very spicy

I asked for mild spicy but was impossible to eat. 🙁


Points +36

28 Nov 2018

Tasty traditional Indian with lots of vegan options

The place had a cosy feel with a traditional Indian vibe. The man who served me was really helpful and patient too!

Pros: Lots of vegan options (~40% of the menu), Tasty food, Lots of traditional desserts

Cons: Wasn't busy which gave an avg atmospheres


Points +43

09 Nov 2018

Perfect Indian food

great menu and food 👍

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