Daughter in Law - Melbourne

4.6
269 reviews
$41 to $100
Indian

Top tags:

Good Vegetarian Options
Unauthentic Australian Indian. Great Indian food in a fun environment.

Experiences

  • Dil's $55 Indian Banquet

    Multiple dates available

    Our banquet is a indian feast and includes a selection of tasty street food, tandoori chicken, a thali plate with 4 curries naan rice and raita and dessert. Any dietary requirements can be catered for individually on the night.
  • India COVID-19 Pandemic Fundraiser Dinner

    A$80.00 per person

    May 19, 2021 only

    India is suffering a debilitating second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. We are hosting a special fundraising evening to support the relief with 100% of the takings from the night being donated. The dinner will include a selection of items from our street menu, a tandoor dish, a thali of curries (a curry tasting plate) including rice, raita, naan & papadum, and finishing with a kulfi. The evening will also include a cocktail on arrival. Any dietaries requirements can be catered for on the night. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the restaurant.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 269 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RichaC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

The service needs to improve & music too loud . Food was okay as well . Not a wow experience at all

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Vivyacmounigeorgehabibis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

Great name and location, with that said, food was tasteless and overrated, furthermore, I don’t want to pay $3 for chilli to make my food taste nicer! Wouldn’t recommend.

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JimmyB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The whole experience was excellent. We had the tasting menu and every dish was delicious, especially the cauliflower and the dessert. For $55 the amount of food that you get is such good value.
The staff were all really attentive and they accommodated us for an extra bit of time as we weren't finished even though it was so busy.
Really happy with it.

KB
KristieB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The music needs to change! It’s such a beautiful venue but sing a long pub music isn’t the right vibe for DIL. Cool traditional music with some fusion of modern music would be cool, not too loud but loud enough for people to feel like it is more of a cultural experience. Service was great! The food was good but paying $55pp is a lot for food that I won’t be rushing back for. Maybe bigger or more options for the entrees?! I picked this venue as it is super cute but I found it quite dim and dark which is upsetting as I wanted to enjoy the beauty of the restaurant and also see my friends from across the table- which I found hard to focus on as it was dark and also hearing them as the music was quite loud. It was a fun experience and once again the service was great and the owner or manager gave us a free dessert and drink which was beautiful, very lovely staff but always room for improvement and probably won’t be rushing to go back.

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Annie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious- every dish we chose - and the wine was excellent- service just right - not intrusive. Only comment is the noise level was a little high - not a deal breaker though.

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SSTT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was amazing. Balls of happiness to start truly were happiness! Tasty spicy cauliflower dish! And delicious Thali.

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DavidF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service excellent share plates especially the balls of happiness and ceviche plus good value for a special occasion mother’s day

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ChrisO
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was sensational , service was friendly. Very enjoyable lunch, I will be back !

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GurdeepS
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Poor overall experience.....disappointed as we found no value for money

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SoniaT
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was delicious, would definitely recommend going. Worth it.

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Bec91
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING service & food! Staff were attentive and helpful and food was absolutely gorgeous. The birthday celebration we had there was incredible. Will be returning.

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KhushbooS
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Well I was Referred by Mr Tarun Aerry to Daughter in Law , Everything was Great except since it was my anniversary and I requested Small cake and Good Place while Booking however was not acknowledged..

Rest everything was fine as supposed to be .

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SharonB
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved everything about Daughter in Law. Food, service and atmosphere was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Our fourth time here and live sitting at the bar, great atmosphere and delicious food. Received some complimentary dishes from the chef which was amazing, service brilliant too. Thank you

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Clea
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We had the $55/head banquet which was delicious and very good value. Dietary requirements were carefully adhered to and the vegetarian options were great. Would definitely recommend.

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SharonN
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, funky atmosphere, delicious food and dietary requirements catered for with no problems.

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BenP
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The banquet was delicious. Staff were really friendly and attentive throughout the night.

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RobertP
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Very good food. The taster menu is good value for the service and amount of food. I do not recommend the beer taster together with the taster menu. They are not a good match, so stick with either cocktails or wine.

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DannyB
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great meal, excellent inner city location and great service. Loved it.

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GerriG
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing authentic food. Great service. Loved the self serve beer fridge very quirky

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience4

Underwhelming experience. The portions for mains were small (even thought we were told they were large when we were going to order another curry).
Entree was small and over priced too.

Drinks took to long to arrive also. Considering we were across from the bar and the bases were premixed, expected them to arrive faster.

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Anonylocal
3 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Best curries in Melbourne. And the balls of taste are amazing.

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Sally
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I’ve had very similar quality curries at places that sell them for half the price. Cocktails were phenomenal- the tiger chai one was INSANE

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vipFFox
3 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, good mix of traditional flavours with modern twist. Cauliflower was DELICIOUS, a must get. The service was exceptional, indicated it was my dad's birthday and they did a special desert!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and great service

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DeanW
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food at a great price!! If you love Indian this is the spot.

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JenniferT
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fantastic night. Thoroughly enjoyed everything. Staff and food were amazing

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SilviaA
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We got the tasting plate and it was massive. Struggled to finish it😄. Great selection of quality food and generous portions.

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RBRB
5 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Music was a wee bit loud and unfortunately the table next to us (big about 10 people) became louder and louder as they got more drunk which made it very hard for us to converse. I realise that there isn’t much what you can do about that except maybe having large groups more separate to others! We were well into our tasting menu when they became unbearable, so didn’t ask to move!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food, service and vibe and value was amazing. The only negative was that the windows didn’t close properly and as a result we were freezing. Highly recommend this place but if you go in winter ask to sit away from the window.

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Lisa
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, attentive waiters and beautiful decor.

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KazB
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Tasty modern Indian food at a very good price; recommend the tasting menu which is excellent value, provides a great way to sample the menu and you’ll leave very full

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sophieP
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food was amazing, great serving sizes to share and beautiful authentic flavours. As soon as you walked into the space you could smell the delicious spices coming from the kitchen, love the help yourself bar fridge. The staff were lovely and attentive. Overall amazing dinner, will definitely return.

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aleeyam
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

The music was very loud and it's really to talk with others at the table. One of the food came late after we finished our dinner.

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LyndalK
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about Daughter-in-Law was fantastic! In particular, the variety and quantity of the chef's menu was excellent. The perfect amount and flavours. 100% recommend!

MB
MadisonB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding. Delicious food, drinks & good service!

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Better than expected, would definitely go back. All of my friends enjoyed it too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Waitress helped us in selecting a selection of food which was all amazing. Particular favourite of mine was the Indian Fried Chicken.
Relaxed atmosphere with cheesy nineties music playing and a fridge to help yourself to beers and chilled glasses.
Beautiful Indian food in a relaxed fun environment.
Great night out!

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KimP
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and vibe was amazing!!! Loved the decor and the music just made the whole night that much more fun! Can’t wait to go again

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Slj9
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

As a Brit who loves a good curry this is one of the very best in Melbourne - I will be back!

FAQs

Daughter in Law - Melbourne does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Daughter in Law - Melbourne also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9242 0814.

Daughter in Law - Melbourne is rated 4.6 stars by 269 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.