One of Ipswich’s beautiful old corner pubs has begun a new life as an elegant Indian restaurant – Memories of India.
Memories of India offers a extensive menu of traditional Indian dishes as well as some modern creations. Vodka chicken being one favourite among those.
Memories of India co-owners Aman Sharma and head chef Promod Kumar have extensive experience in five-star restaurants in India.
Aman said the Memories of India menu was created to offer a wide variety of dishes. From crowd pleasers like butter chicken and lamb vindaloo to more unusual offerings. All dishes have an emphasis on fresh produce and clean flavours.
“We prefer to use lighter sauces rather than the heavy creamy sauces,” he said.
Perhaps the kitchen’s best secret weapon is the charcoal clay oven which imparts a wonderful smokiness to many dishes.
Vegetarians will also be delighted with the long list for them here. Featuring several paneer dishes, a black lentil dahl and a mushroom korma. Finally there are also several fragrant vegetable curries.
Adventurous diners might like to try the Saag Goat Curry, Bhindi Masala okra dish or the Vodka Chicken. The Vodka Chicken is marinated over night in the spirit then cooked in the tandoor and served with spices.
There’s even a fried chicken dish, Chicken 65, that is proving popular with little diners.
Memories of India seats up to 100 people across various dining rooms and brings new life to this landmark building.
Wikipedia suggests the hotel started life in the 1870’s as the Horse & Jockey Hotel and later changed to the Ulster Hotel. The ornate corner building stood vacant for more than two years before Memories of India opened. It still displays the date 1910 under the Ulster Hotel name.
Memories of India is located at 25 Brisbane St, Ipswich. It is open 11:30am – 2:30pm for lunch Tuesday-Friday and for dinner seven days. Phone 3418 3369.
For more eat and drink options in the heritage city check out this list of Ipswich Restaurants.