Urban Tadka

A resort-style Indian restaurant hidden in Terrey Hills.
Gary Brun
June 02, 2023


Framed by the elegance of the Australian bush, Urban Tadka in Terrey Hills exudes earthly paradise the moment you enter the doors. The expansive dining room, with teak finishes and wooden floorboards, calls to mind a traditional Indian restaurant tucked away in a tranquil, resort-style setting. 

Urban Tadka has received numerous accolades, including two Savour Australia Best Indian Restaurant in Australia titles as well as The Good Food Guide's Reader's Choice award for Best Restaurant. You need only skim the menu to understand why. 

Artfully arranged in eight different categories, it kicks off with 'Unusual Sides' and 'Small Plates', featuring delights such as pickled onions with garlic chillies and macho lahosari — a fried fish dish from Lahore served with a unique mix of herbs and spices.

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Mains are divided between 'Land', 'Ocean' and 'Earth'. Highlights include gosht khurmani korma, a 15th-century recipe of grass-fed lamb, cashew sauce and dried apricots, and the range of seafood – mussels, lobster, prawn and barramundi – all cooked in traditional styles with a modern twist. Vegetarians can indulge in a mix of cottage cheese, aubergine and potato dishes. Indian cooking is so vegetarian and vegan friendly, and Urban Tadka offers stacks of delicious options.

The drink list is also long with house cocktails including a sharabi lassi made with Baileys, Malibu and a house mango lassi. There's also a strong focus on mocktails including a boondi masala chaas, a salted drink similar to a lassi but more watery. The wine list features many Australian classics as well as French rosé and Italian prosecco. 

With a timeless ambience and a menu centered around the spices that define Indian food, Urban Tadka is ideal for intimate dates as well as vibrant functions. For larger tables, a banquet menu is also available. 

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