Indian fire, spice and sitar

Story and photo Lesley Hannaford

Now that the cooler weather is well and truly here, certainly come 5pm anyway, our thoughts are turning to comfort food, open fires and some spice! If you haven’t been already, this could be the perfect time to check out Billi Indian in Billinudgel. A family run restaurant showcasing the best of Indian food with all your well known favourites (hello Butter Chicken..!) as well as dishes for the more adventurous. Spice levels can be adjusted for every dish so you can play it safe or go as hot as you dare. The extensive menu caters very well for meat and fish lovers, vegetarians, or vegans alike making it the perfect choice for groups of friends or families.

The evening we went, the fire was roaring inside, and the outdoor patio was cosy enough for us to go alfresco thanks to the strategically placed heaters. As a group of 10, we opted for the  full range of fish, meat and veg options with some tasty naan and rice on the side. Portions were generous and  they were happy to package up our leftovers for those that couldn’t finish. We were also treated to the authentic sounds of the Sitar  adding to the ambience. Peter plays regularly so it’s worth checking which days he’s there. The service is always relaxed and friendly from Rohit and his team and they’re happy to make recommendations from their extensive menu. Although it’s not licensed,   the Billinudgel pub is located just across the road, so you can easily pick up some wine or beer. We found that a nice cold lager went particularly well with the spicier dishes we opted for. 

And if you fancy getting spicy at home, the full menu is also available to take away. Winner winner! Great idea if you’re here on holiday and can’t face the kitchen!

Next sitar evening will be June 20th so give Rohit a call and book your table today.

Billi Indian. Dinner every day except Monday from 4.30pm. 8 Wilfred St, Billinudgel 6680 3352

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