Daughter in Law

4.6
156 reviews
$41 to $100
Indian
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.
  • Valentine's Dinner Tasting Menu

    A$85.00 per person

    Feb 14 - Feb 15, 2021

    Enjoy your special evening at Daughter in Law with our specially made tasting menu with cocktail included.

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 156 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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MeghaM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Its an amazing place for Indian food in the nook of the city. Though the menu is limited, food quality and taste is good. We loved every thing that we ordered, highlights being lamb rogan josh, batata tikki and colonel tso's cauliflower.

The staff was extremely helpful and accommodating as well. Would have loved a few more options for dessert.

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JimG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had the mixed taster plate. This is a marvelous to appreciate the fine food offerings of this restaurant. Highly recommeded.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Fun atmosphere, if a bit noisy. We liked the funky colours and the pop culture vibe. Some of the smaller dishes seemed a little overpriced for the quantity, but the larger curries were fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and food was amazing. Highly recommended

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CarolineW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Whenever I come to Melbourne I eat at DIL and they never disappoint! The food is incredible and I love the funky ambience. This time I took my 15yo son with me and he said it was the highlight of our trip. He is still talking about the balls of happiness and can’t wait to go back. Please don’t ever take the Punjabi Khadi off the menu! I fell in love with it when I first tried it at the Dhabi truck years ago and it is my
Favourite Indian dish.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Atmosphere was amazing!! Staff were so kind!! And food was out of this world!! Would highly recommend to anyone!!

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vipSean
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Indian restaurant in Melbourne- no close competitors

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Giselle
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious food, great service. Food came in pretty quick. Cocktails were nice. Loved the place so much. Something different than the usual Indian eateries.

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ZoeS
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great value and delicious flavours! Lovely dining experience

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ShannonC
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was one of the best dining experiences I’ve had in awhile. We went for a long lunch and had an amazing time. From the second we entered we were hit with the ambience that Daughter in Law eludes- funky decor and a Bollywood movie projected on the walls sets the stage, the bar tender looking thrilled to be at work nods at us as we walk in, the staff are extremely attentive and make us feel excited about the menu. We had a spot right by the window which was comfortable and intimate.

Now where do I start on the food... Modern Indian which does not compromise on the culture or flavour of the original dishes. Earthy dhals, slow cooked chickpeas, light and garlicy naan, creamy curries, palette cleansing chutneys and cauliflower like you’ve never tasted before.

Highly recommend and can’t wait to go back!

Thank you Daughter in Law for a memorable Indian food experience in the heart of Melbourne

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AviChatter
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best Indian food with an awesome ambience . From the service to the food everything is always spot on. My fav place for Indian .

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MelissaH
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is an outstanding choice for anyone looking for fabulous, interesting food in Melbourne. We had the tasting plate and loved the balance across the courses. The music was a bit loud when coupled with a few tables of noisy diners but that might be more about us getting old than it being too loud. 😀

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SarahE
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, love the decor, we had the lunch special which was great value.

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karajraass
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

Taste was not good.Not worth it its better to go to Maacas instead of this.

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ErinS
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food...we ate way too much! Service was wonderful & friendly. Great little vibe for a mid week dinner. We’ll be back for sure

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent all around! Will definitely be back. So tasty and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and a very generous amount. Will be back soon.

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Papa
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The music level was very high but the staff fixed it quickly when it was brought to their attention.

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Newtojamies
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We both really enjoyed the tasting menu

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StewartC
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed the interpretation of Indian style food of the restaurant and the complimentary diversity of flavours.
The wine, however, as is usual, was marked up too much, a common issue in most restaurants.

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DeborahH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Extra attention given to celebrate my friend's birthday. Very much appreciated.

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KateH
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Can not recommend the tasting menu enough! Everything was so delicious!

BJ
BrigitJ
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food and service. Music too loud for my taste.

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AinsleyM
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A nice ambience, and really enjoyed the old Bollywood movie playing on the wall. Service was good. The food was great, and the 'not' butter chicken was one of the best I've tasted.

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BillieS
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our experience at Daughter in Law. Recommended by friends to order the tasting plate and was not disappointed. Best Indian cuisine I have tasted.

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RainaR
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

We went to this place to celebrate our anniversary with friends. To our surprise, the food was really good. Especially the aunty dhal and butter chicken was amazing. But our tandoori chicken never arrived and was later removed from our bill. The food was well priced but literally nothing was complimentary. From small chili's to chutney, everything was chargeable which was alright but less in quantity. But overall our experience was pretty good. Thanks guys

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AlbertaF
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

Staff and service were very good.
I felt like I was in a 70's night club, music was way too loud. Completely inappropriate for a restaurant.
Roti and Naan bread were tasteless and food was average.

TG
TrishaG
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Most beautiful food in all of Melbourne. When i take the first bite, I can only taste LOVE in the food.

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BeckC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved Daughter In-law 💚 amazing food, cocktails, service and the music was great as well.

I really can’t wait to go back

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MarkP
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went here for the new years eve outdoor dining experience. Everything was phenomenal. The food was out of this world. The drinks were great and a big shout out to the amazing staff who were friendly and attentive. The best way to ring in the new year.

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AkashS
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very nice food and ambiance. Staff is very energetic and always smiling.

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Aman
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

Food was overall bland but good presentation. May be suitable for non-Indian guests. Food need more flavour to suit Indian palates.

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Sharry
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our night out at Daughter-in-law. The tasting menu was delicious and more than enough food our waitress was very helpful too I thought the music was just a bit too loud but nevertheless we will be coming back.

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AyEff
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommended. Delicious food and great value.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! Had the best night here!

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SmitaK
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Food was ok nothing extra ordinary.Unnecessarily expensive.
I wanted to experience so I went there,wouldn’t go again.

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CarlosW
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was delicious and different to any other Indian cuisine that we have had. The service was friendly and prompt and the atmosphere chatty. We can’t wait to bring our friends.

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Phoodie
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional. Phenomenal food and some of the best cocktails in the city

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SarahT
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Tasty food, fantastic service and the tasting menu was great value. Would definitely go back

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SR190
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was great but well over priced (almost offensively so - gol gappas of the same caliber typically go at $3.5 for a plate of 6, not for 1). Seems to be selling an experience that caters to western audiences (even the descriptions: paapdi chaat as ‘Indian tacos’). As a Indian diner, it didn’t feel authentic to me. Glad I experienced it once but wouldn’t return.

FAQs

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

Daughter in Law is rated 4.6 stars by 156 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.