1947 eatery is a finalist in the Metro Peugeot Restaurant of the Year 2019 awards for Best Casual Restaurant. To see a full rundown of all our winners, click here.
Just down from the glitz and glamour of SkyCity’s restaurants, the moody 1947 eatery is the best-dressed Indian restaurant in town – in fact, one of the better-dressed restaurants in town, full stop. Dark and embracing, this spacious Federal St bolthole is made intimate with its clever blocking, dropping lights which shroud steel and timber in mystery. When you arrive, you’ll be greeted by staff who are vested, engaged and informed, ready to steer you seamlessly through the menu. On your plate: lovingly recreated Indian street snacks, succulent meat charred in the tandoor and spicy, simmering curries with dig-deep flavours to dip your naan or roti into. Some flavours are comforting, and others surprising – the ideal gastronomical dichotomy. Try not to bypass the excellent selection of cocktails, beers and gin and teas, since drinks are as serious as the food.
What it offers: Shared-plate options / À la carte / Good for vegetarians / Takes large groups / Bar / Good for kids
A favourite dish: Lamb shank nihaari
Hours: Lunch Wed-Sun, Dinner 7 days
Chef: Manmohan Singh
60 Federal St