The newest addition to Sydney’s fine dining establishments is Manjit’s @ The Wharf.
For over 30 years, Manjit’s name has been synonymous with Indian food in Sydney. With restaurants in Balmain and the Concord Function Centre, Manjit’s @ The Wharf is its newest extension. We recently got to sample the innovative menu which is unlike any Indian restaurant in the world.
Head chef Varun Gujral has created a menu designed to give modern Indian cuisine a boost and reflect the creativity of modern Indian chefs. The menu features an extensive list of entrées – so extensive that we opted for the Mixed Entrée Platter to kick things off. This is a great starter and gives you a chance to sample some of the menu’s culinary delights.
The platter consisted of: Bharrah Kebab (lamb cutlets marinated with yogurt, garlic, ginger, lemon juice and red spices), Amritsari Machhli (market fish fillets marinated with garlic, ginger, chilli, tamarind, and coriander coated in chickpea batter and shallow fried until crisp), Banjara Tikka (tender grain-fed chicken fillet marinated with yogurt and spices, broiled in the tandoor oven and finished with puree of cauliflower, fresh lemon and coriander), and Dilbahar Tikki (potato dumplings filled with spices, lentils, beetroot powder and sweet and sour green chilli chutney).
Each item on the menu had a particular spice to it which only added to the flavour and made for an all round delicious entrée. It also wasn’t too heavy on the stomach leaving room for the mouth-watering mains that were to follow.
With 20 mains to choose from, it was daunting trying to narrow the vast selection down. But the first main we opted for was the Jhinga Malabari – a gentle and aromatic curry. It featured tiger prawns lightly sauteed and finished with a creamy coconut reduction spiced with carom seeds, capsicum and fresh lime. Beautiful and delectable!
The other main we ordered was the Machli Tamaterwalli. This was quite a scrumptious dish and one of the highlights of the night. It contained an Australian market fish with a sauce of fresh tomatoes, garlic, coriander and finished with garam masala. While it was quite spicy, it was absolutely delicious and had us licking our plate clean.
With beautiful views of Darling Harbour and an attractive menu to choose from, Manjit’s @ The Wharf makes for an outstanding dining experience.
Manjit’s @ The Wharf restaurant
49 Lime St, Kings St Wharf, Sydney.