Dalchini West End Now Back in Business After Flood-Damage Repairs

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Photo credit: Dalchni West End/Facebook

After months of carrying out repairs due to flood damage, Dalchini West End has reopened and is once again packed with customers and well-wishers.


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The Indian restaurant was forced to close in February 2022 due to flood-and-rainwater damage to its electrical infrastructure, causing an outage, among other things. 

“We understand that our restaurant was a hub for many wonderful family gatherings, events and just a place to escape to wonderful modern Indian cuisine. In this spirit we serve with love to you all, and we are extremely sorry for inconvenience caused by our outages,” Dalchini West End stated. 

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Photo credit: Dalchni West End/Facebook

Announcing their reopening on social media, the owners of Dalchini West End said they can’t wait to welcome customers once again and thanked everyone for their ongoing support, prayers, and understanding.

Dalchini first opened its doors to the public in early 2020, the same month when the first cases of Covid-19 were identified in Australia. 

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“It has been a trying time for us opening in January 2020, directly before Covid. Now the flood detestation to this beautiful city and our restaurant. However, we are committed to our love for fine food and amazing service. We are just about back on our feet,” they wrote on a Facebook post.

Located at Melbourne St, the restaurant calls themselves a ‘Progressive Indian’ restaurant, which means the distinctive taste of Indian cuisines are retained, but they use modernist or avant-garde cooking techniques to transform flavours and presentations. 

Highlights on Dalchini’s menu include Paneer Tikka Masala (paneer tikka tossed with onion and capsicum in gravy), chicken curry, Cheese Chilli Garlic Naan (Indian bread baked in tandoor and glazed with butter and garlic) and Pani Puri Shots (crispy hollow balls filled with mint-water and potato masala).

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Photo credit: Dalchini West End/Facebook

Aside from tap beer, the restaurant also stocked up on wines, with new offerings that include the Pinot Noir from Tasmania’s Dalrymple Vineyards.

Dalchini West End will operate from Wednesday to Monday, 4:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. For more information about their reopening, don’t forget to check out their Facebook page.