The MCG can be glimpsed from Tonka's picture windows, and chef Ved Navghare certainly knocks it out of the park with his imaginative, spirited and modern take on Indian cuisine. He gets runs on the board fast by turning out punchy, sensational and perfectly seasoned bites such as salmon on betel leaves with chilli and kaffir lime, and curry-rubbed scallop with parsnip and pickled rhubarb. Everything here is made for sharing: a deeply satisfying cardamom-scented lamb neck curry; a bowl of fried cauliflower with garam masala salt; and a refreshing salad of spanner crab, green papaya and puffed rice. The super-smart, spice-friendly wine list flits confidently from Sicily to Sunbury, and also includes a selection of Austrian and German classics, and the fielding side delivers smiling, efficient service. Near the close of play, a single perfect orb of gulab jamun hits the sweet spot and leaves diners keen for the next innings.

Photography: Marcel Aucar.

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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $9-$18

    M $30-$40

    D $18

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Adam D’Sylva & Ved Navghare



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