Christchurch City 03-351 9999
- Lunch: Mon – Fri 12noon – 2.30pm
- Dinner: Mon – Sun 5pm – Late
- Business Dining
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Smart casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine
- Seating for: 40
- BYO/Corkage: BYO, Corkage Charge
- Parking: Free Off-Street, Free On-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Delivers: Yes
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Soy-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: None
Indian Fendalton is Christchurch’s funkiest and most authentic Indian restaurant. The menu has been acclaimed by both the Cuisine Magazine and the Christchurch Press.
12 Reviews for Indian Fendalton
The menu has so much choice I couldn’t believe it too which is great if you are fussy, or in the mood for something specific.
We had onion bhajis to start and they are well worth the money. You get 4 big bhajis for $6 and they are indeed big and very tasty.
Everyone I was with loved their meals and said they would definitely return.
The only complaint I would say is that the restaurant is very small so when people come in to pick up or order takeaway, they squeeze between you and the person at the next table which gets annoying after 4 times of having to pull your chair in! And it is cold in winter when the door opens as the place is small so the cold fills the whole room!
Other than that we all loved it and would definitely return!
Sue & Mark
I continue to despair at the extraordinarily limited as well as rich, creamy and sweetened Indian cuisine presented in NZ as canonical. Nothing could be farther from the truth for a cuisine which is as regionally varied and specialised as any nation on the planet. And yet as much as I acknowledge the timidity of kiwi diners, I salute restaurants which gently and incrementally stretch the palates they encounter. Indian Fendalton is not such a place, as much as I might recognise that this is exactly the way most want it. In this instance, this restaurant does just fine and if this all you want or know, so much the better.
Indian Fendalton as most anywhere offers all the favourite Anglicised Punjabi and New World Indian stock standards but in a cosy, pleasingly funky atmosphere with good service. However low my expectations yet wishing for more, I must but criticise their food for lacking a certain care, subtlety, loving attention to detail and most especially time when braising/stewing the cheap cuts of meat reasonably if ineffectively employed for their purpose.
If you want the stock standards of kiwi-ised Punjabi cuisine and this is your nearest eatery, then this restaurant will serve you well.
OK, the chicken tikka entree was average, but the chicken jalfezi main was unbelievably good. This was just bags of flavour on top of even more flavour. And the main size was such that the entree was not needed (and I do tend to eat too much!!)
The restaurant is quite small, and the tables tightly packed, but not intrusive.
Wine is very reasonably priced, and in god-sized serves.
The staff are very polite and attentive.
Will I be back? Hell, YES.
Complements to the chef on exquisite delightful dishes. Very authentic flavours. Beautiful hand-made paintings very coloured full. Great time, we will definitely be back and highly recommend to anyone.
the receptionist asked how the food was so i was honest and said it wasn’t very good. She wanted me to speak to the chef and i was happy to. As soon as i walked into the kitchen, chef starts abusing me.
the staff just stood there , including owner,and they didn’t say a word to the abusive chef.
i have never been so threatened and scared ever in my life
y pay money, get abused and eat disgusting food @ indian fendalton when there are other great restaurants in christchurch?
SHAME on you INDIAN FENDALTON for treating your valuable customers like dirt.