Spice Theory is a new Indian restaurant in Turramurra. The restaurant has contemporary Indian styling and the space has a fresh , clean and bright aesthetic. It has a sophisticated ambience to it and will appeal to the north shore diner.
The owner Kalaish is a delightful host, and his 30 years experience certainly shows in his hospitable nature. He has owned 8 restaurants throughout his career, originally hailing from Bangalore and thus you will find this to be a genuine and traditional Indian restaurant.
We were glad to see this place is BYO which made it easy for us to bring our favourite wine.
The food comes out on heavy plates (stoneware) which we found to be a nice touch.
The food here is quality Indian fare. The appetisers brought out by Kalaish included Pappadums with Mint sauce, Cucumber Raita, Mango chutney and Tomato chutney which was a lovely mix of dips to try.
The delicious starters included the “Dani Poori Chaat”, a lovely small crispy puffed bread. Served chilled, it’s very light, mild spice and delicate to taste.
The entree was the “Mini keema dosa”. Dosa are often a popular Indian choice and this large amazing pancake, filled with minced lamb was outstanding.
We then chose from the menu two dishes, including the Beef Korma and Fish from Pondicherry. Both dishes were delicious. The beef was tender. The korma sauce was delicate and full of flavour. The fish was noticeably very fresh, with a mild curry sauce. Again, very delicate and flavoursome. These were well above the curries we have tried before. There’s clearly a lot of experience from the chefs here.
Accompanying the mains was plain and garlic naan bread and it was perfectly cooked. Eat it alone or use it to mop up your curry sauce.
There’s also plenty of vegetarian options and other non vegetarian favourites like Biryani, butter chicken, vindaloo and Rojan josh.
If you’re after a group catch up or party they have two banquets to choose from: vegetarian or traditional.
We found this to be some of the highest quality and tastiest Indian we’ve had in a while. We thoroughly recommend a visit here
The locals are in for a treat. If you’re not in area, make it a destination to visit.