The culinary art of selecting piquant condiments and aromatic herbs makes Coriander’s a unique place to wine and dine. Offering sumptuous main courses that leave little to be desired.
I was excited about Corianders, as I love Indian food, especially curry and naan bread. Needless to say, Corianders was a bit of a let down, as I coughed up $14 dollars for a disgusting vegetable korma curry (more on that later) some bulk white rice and a cold naan bread. The naan bread was actually quite good after some microwave treatment, but the curry was GROSS! It had mushrooms in it, which was a pet hate, and the sauce tasted like water with some spice in it. Staff were friendly, and the atmosphere was good, but the main reason you go to a restaurant is for the food, which is a let down here.
I’ve been here for takeaways and dining in a lot and it’s always been good. The other restaurants (Hanmer Springs, Rolleston and Kaikoura) are also good. The tarka dahl, paneer pakoras and vegetable pakoras in particular are awesome. Staff are friendly and the food always comes out quickly.
Highly overrated in my opinion. I’ve heard a lot of people say how good this place was but was, but when I went here it was pretty average. The staff are not the friendliest, the atmosphere is cramped and loud and the food is below par for an Indian restaurant. Wouldn’t recommend it – there are many better Indian restaurants around.
The vegetarian selection is a bit heavy on the paneer (cheese) based mains and their ingredients are not quite authentic Indian. Avoid their ‘garden salad’ like the plague: it consists almost entirely of chopped up onion and little else. The acoustics here are awful – you wont be able to hear your date across the table unless you shout. Food okay but nothing special.
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