Grand Indian (Grand Hotel).

The Grand Indian has been a mainstay in Nuwara Eliya’s dining scene over the years, and for good reason. They serve top notch North Indian cuisine at reasonable prices with impressive consistency.

The Food

Nuwara Eliya’s restaurant scene hasn’t seen many new introductions over the past few years but The Grand Indian has been going strong for over a decade now. Their prices may seem expensive at first glance but their menu prices are inclusive of taxes and service charge, so it’s actually pretty tame all things considered.

The menu leaned more towards North Indian cuisine with a decent selection of South Indian vegetarian dishes.

While waiting for our mains to arrive, we tried out their Mutton Samosa (Rs. 250) which actually looked more like little patties. These weren’t golden brown but still had plenty of crunch without being too thick. The mutton filling was minced and full of flavour from the spice mix which had a subtle heat and a good amount of seasoning.


 
Grand Indian’s Lamb Biriyani (Rs. 950) is something I’ve tried three times this year and it’s been on point every single time. This doesn’t come with a ton of bells and whistles but it stays true to the classic biriyani flavours and spices which really bind to the long grain basmati. The real highlight of this biriyani, however, was the lamb which was tender and lightly spicy with a few fatty pieces which were just so tasty.

On the bready end, we got the Cheese Kulcha (Rs. 250) as a change up to the usual naans. The portion here isn’t massive but it actually complemented our biriyani well.

The kulcha wasn’t as thick as we expected, but still had a good amount of cheese stuffed in it which added a welcome contrast against the crispy outer shell.

Our Chicken Tikka Masala (Rs. 750) was a beautiful red curry which was creamy, with a strong flavour of tomato coming through. The boneless chicken was also cooked just right with meat still tender, really taking in the essence of the curry. We’ve had their butter chicken in the past, and comparing the two, I’d say this one comes out on top.

Grand Indian also serves up some of the best kulfi we’ve had in the country, and although that may not seem like much of a compliment considering our generally paltry standards of kulfi, this one is legit. It’s milky and rich, adequately sweet with a noticeable undertone of cardamom and dried fruits.

Ambience & Service

The Grand Indian, located just outside The Grand Hotel’s driveway, shares the space with the Coffee Bar. It’s honestly not the best looking space but it gets the job done. As far as seating is concerned, they should be able to accommodate around fifty, but it’s a closed space so it can get a bit loud when it’s crowded.

The service at Grand Indian has generally been quite quick, with our food coming in around fifteen minutes on this visit. The waiters are a young and friendly bunch that know the menu well enough to make recommendations should you ask them.

Conclusion

If you’re in Nuwara Eliya, Grand Indian is pretty much your only real choice for quality Indian cuisine. They stick to traditional preparations and can go toe to toe with some of Colombo’s best.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp

Highlights.

Latest.

KAMU.

Indulge in the North Indian themed ‘Delhi Bound’ at Harbour Court, The Kingsbury.

Ambience This restaurant offers a sophisticated yet warm ambience, with soft lighting. The bright colored

Highlights Kamu

Caterers for your events 2024

Written by Fathima Rukaiya, When planning an event, finding the perfect catering spot can be

Highlights Kamu

Top Burger Joints of 2024

Written by Fathima Rukaiya, Who doesn't adore a juicy, mouthwatering burger? But finding the ideal

Highlights Kamu

Ramada Colombo: Break Your Fast in Style with a Luxurious Iftar

Written by Shamrina CIt’s that holy month of the year again for all Muslims around

Highlights Kamu

A blissful evening at The Sheraton Colombo

https://www.tiktok.com/@yamusrilanka/video/7350182026114338050 Nestled in the heart of Colombo, the Sheraton Colombo hotel epitomizes luxury and sophistication.

Highlights Kamu

Iftar delights at The Banyan, Heritance Negombo

Iftar delights at The Banyan, Heritance Negombo Written by Fathima Rukaiya, Mad Dogs Bodega, Banyan

Highlights Kamu

Trending.

Introducing ‘Forever Starts Here’—the Wedding Campaign Brought to you by Hilton Hotels in Sri Lanka.

Seize the moment and say 'I do' to selected wedding packages before the end of

Trending

Handheld Achieves Significant Gaming Performance Improvements Through New BIOS and GPU Drivers

Up to 150% increase in gaming performance The gaming performance of the Claw significantly improved

Trending

RTC Magic Million Cup promises racing excitement

The Magic Million Cup 2024, hosted by RTC Nuwara Eliya, and powered by HPSL is

Trending

Layards Wharf by Food Studio opens its doors with exclusive dining experience for guests

Food Studio proudly introduces its third food court at Havelock City Mall, offering a distinctive

Trending

Royal Turf Club Nuwara Eliya Governor’s Cup showcased exciting wins

The hills of Nuwara Eliya came alive to the cheers as jockeys vied for winning

Trending

Hayleys Leisure Training Academy Celebrates Its Second Graduation Ceremony at Amaya Lake, Dambulla

The Hayleys Leisure Training Academy, a pioneering initiative by Hayleys Leisure, held its second graduation

Trending

Yamu Guide.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Shirohana

by Fathima Rukaiya, Mother's Day, a special occasion to honor mothers and motherhood, is celebrated

Highlights Yamu Guide

Steak Bar: A Grand Sunday Brunch at Kingsbury, Colombo

Written by Shamrina C Welcome to the ultimate brunch experience! Nestled in the heart of

Highlights Kamu Yamu Guide

9 Special Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him

By Fathima Rukaiya Are you trying to find the perfect way to show your special

Highlights Yamu Guide

9 Special Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her

Written by Fathima Rukaiya The season of love is upon us once more, and opinions

Highlights Yamu Guide

Romantic Dinner and High Tea date spots for Valentine’s Day  2024

Written by Shamrina C 1. Via Torino Indulge in a fine dining exclusive 3-Course meal

Highlights Yamu Guide

BYOB Bliss: 16 Places to you can Bring Your Own Bottle!

Written by Shamrina C 1. Giovannis Indulge in Italian flavors, grooving music, pet friendly, and

Highlights Yamu Guide