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Lovely India

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350 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4948 2486
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a place to add to your 'must-eat-list' Be sure to book yourself a table as walk in is not guaranteed because it gets THAT busy! A group of 7 of us. All order different dishes to try! Not one of us were disappointed. We order the appetizers (platters for 2 @ $9.90 each) Butter chicken ($19) and most of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

First time clients. Decided to eat at home. Beautiful food. Lovely flavours. Definitely got our business again!!

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Thank Scott L
Townsville, Australia
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Last year I wrote a review which was not particularly good, predominantly due to horrendous service. This year it was like a different restaurant albeit there were far fewer customers. Service was excellent, food was terrific and cost was very reasonable. We asked for hot and it was hot as far as australian palates go. Next time we will ask... More 

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Thank Vanessa K
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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311 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I think we had some staff who were new to this restaurant. Food was fabulous and here hot means hot so take care if you don't want tingling lips. We eventually got the drinks and food we ordered and it was worth waiting for.

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Thank Ikorel
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Onion bhaji was unusual and not very tasty. Poppadoms never arrived. Food very average. Wouldn't recommend.

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Thank Sue P
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138 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Order the platter for two, tasted very bland and poor quality, out of a box, not authentic at all. Chicken "Hot" curry supposedly Vindaloo tasted more like a Phal of peppery hotness. I can handle extremely hot curries but this one didn't taste of anything in particular apart from a peppery hotness. Seriously give this place a miss. Try the... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Vegetarian pakora was so tasty and crispy. Great starter. Goat curry was beautiful and we loved it. Staff were very friendly and good service. Very clean restaurant with a view from the balcony. We made another visit to Lovely India since our first experience was so good. This time we ordered Dal Fry and Dal Saag, very happy with everything... More 

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Thank YumiAus
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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across by day the only Indian in Airlie. Our host Surinder very pleasant with great manners certainly comes with a wealth of experience plenty of choice in the menu all the dishes you would expect and flavoured to suit any palette great portions Friday vibe. A must try especially if you know your curry.

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Thank Lisa C
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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

This was by no means the best or the worst Indian food I've had. The starters for me were slightly below average but the mains weren't bad and the price wasn't too expensive. The service was pretty slow and poor baring in mind when we did go we was one of 3 tables!

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Thank Luke P
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6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We had Indian delivery for dinner, beautiful food however a bit pricey. The chicken wings had a great mint sauce with it. Friendly staff!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 350 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Airlie Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4948 2486

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?