A curry house with a well stocked bar, located directly above a pole dancing club… a bachelors dream? Well perhaps, for the unimaginative. Unfortunately, “exotic” may be an even more optimistic description of the food that emerges from the Club India Kitchen than the dancing that goes on downstairs.
The curries lacked the flair and fragrance which makes Indian food one of the great world cuisines.
Aesthetically, the large space with uncovered tables spread out across what was once a dance floor, creates a soulless atmosphere despite the aggressively decorative wallpaper and uncomfortably loud soundtrack.
We love the idea of crossing a bar with an Indian restaurant, however at the moment Club India falls awkwardly somewhere in the middle, achieving neither well. Club India has none of the mouthwatering home home style flavours of the Taj nor the slick finish and friendly service of the other new kid on the curry block, Mehfil.
Verdict: More folly than Bolly - hopefully this new addition to the eating scene will find its feet, as the almost complete lack of Peshwari Naan in the CBD is yet another example of Brisbane clinging stubbornly to its big country town vibe.