• Malabar

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Fine dining South Indian cuisine. Has separate vegan menu. All vegetarian dishes on the regular menu are marked to denote if dairy can be removed. Staff is knowledgeable about dishes and understand what vegan means. Kitchen is willing to make changes upon request to suit needs. Sample vegan choices include: garlic pepper rasam, patti samosa, a few kinds of dosai, matthanga kootu, mendakkai masala, dal makhani, mixed vegetable curry, pickled veg and accompaniments. Open Mon-Sun 5:30pm-10:30pm, Wed-Sun 12:00pm-2:30pm.

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5 Reviews

First Review by Cycliz


Points +13731

04 Jan 2022

Nice food but how many times do I have to say vegan?

I really felt like Indian food and this place was open (unlike many others) and within walking distance. It’s a fine dining establishment and most people were a bit dressed up. I had forgotten to do this but certainly wasn’t the most untidy person there 😂 I had made an online booking with a note stating vegan, and this was acknowledged by the staff who greeted us at the door. We looked at the online menu and ordered samosas and cauliflower bonda for entrees, as well as the vegetable curry and vegan butter chicken, again emphasising vegan. Our entrees arrived - with a yoghurt-based dipping sauce, which was not confidence-inspiring and turned me into an even more annoying vegan, reminding wait staff each time food was to be delivered to the table. The samosas and bonda were fine, but we were not offered a vegan alternative dipping sauce. Apart from this mistake, service was generally polite and accommodating. The curries were delicious, particularly the butter chicken with its tomatoey sauce, although it was significantly more expensive than the vegetable curry. We stayed for the only vegan dessert, mango kulfi, which was a nice finish to the meal.



Points +700

03 Feb 2020

Indian Vegan options

Very pleasant to sit.
The butter chicken is ok, a bit sweet.
The mixed vegetables are nice.


Points +58

24 Apr 2019

Vegan menu, amazing staff, delicious food.

This place was gorgeous. The waiter serving us was so helpful, they have an entire vegan menu which was so friken good, the pinot noir was vegan, I checked it on barnivore and the after dinner mints were also vegan, which he came and told me after he saw I didn't eat it. Just a really good experience 😊

Pros: Heaps of vegan food, very helpful staff.


Points +23

08 Feb 2019

Tasty Indian food

We have had dinner on a friday night, the place was packed, yet the service still good. The food was very tasty, I would definitely recommend this place to anyone. It has a vegetarian section on the menu, not marked which ones are vegan, but It does have Dairy and Gluten marked with the dishes on the menu.

Pros: Great atmosphere and good service.

Cons: No clearly marked vegan dishes.


Points +324

22 Jul 2018

Delicious Indian cuisine

Malabar has a separate vegan menu with a good choice of dishes.
I particularly love their dosa (thin pancakes filled with potatoes onions and spices) and recommend going if only for these.
Bookings recommended.

Pros: Separate vegan menu, Great service

Cons: A bit expensive

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