Cuisine: Indian
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $25

Take a culinary journey across the diverse regions of India at this superb modern restaurant.

The Great India has crafted a menu that celebrates the culinary traditions of Indian cuisine. Led by Head Chef Dharmendra Singh, enjoy a fine selection of all your favourite dishes, from marinated Tandoori meats, simmering curries and spicy seafood, to vegetarian paneer (Indian cottage cheese) and rich lentil daal.

Jam-packed with flavour, each dish is an explosion of authentic spices and premium New Zealand ingredients. And if you are dairy free, gluten free, vegetarian or vegan, there are plenty of delicious options to suit all requirements. Don’t forget to tell the friendly team your perfect level of spice!

Located in Avonside, just 10 minutes’ drive from Christchurch centre, head to The Great India and discover the true taste of Indian home cooking.

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The Great India
181 Woodham road Linwood
Christchurch 8061

Open Hours:
Everyday 11am - 2pm // 5pm - 10pm

Phone: 03 381 1000
Website: www.thegreatindia.co.nz

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The Great India
Location: Avonside
Cuisine: Indian
Mains: $15 - $25

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Fantastic service & the food was some of the best we have had in New Zealand. Great authentic flavours. Totally recommend.

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Jane Hill

Great atmosphere with Bollywood videos on screen.service exceptional and our curries delicious..plenty to eat and flavours exquisite.prawns were cooked to perfection.go and find out for yourselves

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We were running abit late so called to advise them, they said it was fine - very lovely on the phone. We got there, got greeted straight away, provided with menus & took our drinks order. Weren’t familiar with a couple of food items, waitress who was new was great she said she’d get another person to explain, both came back within minutes, she gave us helpful feedback. We ordered the lamb jalfrezzi as suggested - it was yummy! The food, service was outstanding, great evening - thank you!

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Teri Essex

Food is fresh and really tasty. Service is fantastic. Highly recommend!

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Amazing food and service once again. This was our second time visiting The Great India and we will definitely be returning! Thank you!!

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Syam Dev

Very good service and food.....

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Wow what a delicious feast and amazing value for money. A selection of yummy starters, a curry of your choice (and the selection is huge), naan of your choice (a whole basket to yourself), rice and a dessert for $35. That's WITHOUT First Table! We will definitely be back but next time with our stretchy pants on. Thank you Great India our daughters 16th was that much better after having a fantastic leisurely lunch at your establishment.

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Sarah Waites

Beautiful food with 5 star service. Really friendly lady. Will be back soon.

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Gay Munro

Very friendly and helpful staff. Food was good, ordered mine medium and was not hot enough so chef sorted this out for me.
Would go back again.

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Its the second time we have been to The Great India
the food and service there is excellent.
Its now our go to restaurant for Indian meals.

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Machiko Coleman

Its a very yummy restran.
I enjoyed indian music

Thank you Great indian

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This was one of the best restaurants we've tried on First Table. We were celebrating our birthdays so we each chose to splash out on the a la carte menu's Lunch Combo which was five-star goodness on a plate! The food was spectacular and the service excellent! We had the chicken jalfrezi, the lamb jalfrezi, and the lamb korma all with basmati rice and garlic naan, and they were filling and were delicious! We only had a two hour window for lunch before heading off somewhere and finished bang on two hours. There weren't many people that Sunday but it's definitely not a fast-food service restaurant, so give yourself time to eat here and enjoy the Bollywood music videos. It was such a great fun experience. Even my daughter, who is not a normally a fan of Indian food, adored it. Highly recommend this place and will definitely be back!!!

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Kay Bayly

Great food a very warm and welcoming environment - please check it out if you haven't already. Great place to dine

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Food was delicious and staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely return again. Thanks for a lovely lunch!

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Hyemin Hong

great

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Another good night with good food and service would recommend

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Very Good Food and amazing service !

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Fantastic as always we love dining here the flavours are just lovely and the service excellent thanks again for a wonderful evening

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Jo Cotton

We really enjoyed the food, the service was great, and we would definitely go back.

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Debbie Newcombe

We dined for lunch on Sunday, the service was great the ladies were really lovely and made you feel welcome. We decided to get the great India platter as a starter.. it took 40 minutes for it to come out once ordered, when it arrived we thought it was very small considering and it was all pretty average. We ordered a butter chicken to share and again it didn’t wow us but it was eatable.. however there Naan bread they make is amazing, was the star of our meal and I’m so glad we ordered both the cheese and the garlic naan as that’s basically all I ate for the main. The only reason I’d ever go back is to get a takeaway of there naan, otherwise wouldn’t return.

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Good food good service we go there often

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Adiel Orrie

We were celebrating my birthday when friends down from Auckland.
The meals were tasty and good sized portions. The service was great. The hosts were alternative but not overwhelming.
Will definitely go again

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Rathika Kandiah

Such a wonderful experience with mouth watering food and humble customer service.
What else you can ask for :).
We will go again for sure !!
Thanks The great India for your awesome job.

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Ailsa Carroll

Very clean restaurant with excellent staff and service! Would go back for lunch again!

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Great service and really enjoyed the meal.

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Emma Janssen

I really enjoyed dining here. The food was delicious, the meat was nice and tender in the curries and good portions. Probably the best Naan bread I've had in New Zealand. The service was very fast.

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Lily Marr

Great evening

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Sarah Waites

Great food will be back

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Kim Hutchison

Second time here was as delicious as the last time

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Extremely fresh, tasty food. Excellent service. Will def. be back. Was the perfect place for a family meal. V.good pricing away from first table deals also.

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Really good.

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Julie Pettitt

Great food.
Very authentic.
Very clean and nicely decorated
Delicious food. Very generous. Will definitely return.

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Really yummy, we love the hot plate entrees!

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Zoe West

Great food and service asked for a quick meal as we didn’t have much time and we were in and out in no time

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Tracey Allison

The Great India Restaurant has a broad variety of tastes and combinations of aromatic cuisine to tempt even a novice into trying something new! A wonderful meal served with polite humility combined with warmth and hospitality!
Definitely recommending this Great India Restaurant!
Dave and Tracey

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We had wonderful service, we were seated promptly and asked if we wanted a drink. Water and our drinks were served quickly as was the menus. We ordered a platter for 3 adults and explained that one of us was allergic to prawns, they substituted these with fish which was beautifully cooked. Our mains were all delivered together and were steaming hot and delicious. The service was great throughout the meal and we would definitely go again.

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Yee Wen Ong

Awesome curry especially the lamb jalfrezi! Love their mango Lassi and spiced Papadom as well.

Room for improvement for the rice served was a bit harden already. The nice curry made up for it though. Worth a visit!

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Chathura Urapola

Had a great time. Atmosphere is good not crowded. Food was really nice and tasty. Customer service is superb

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Susan Galbraith

Absolutely lovely authentic meal. Fresh, flavoursome and tasty. Service was fantastic. We will be back!

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The best Indian food eaten so far!! And we get around The firsttable Indian restaurants
Beauti ;-D

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James Smith

We had not been to this restaurant before. On arrival the first thing you notice is how welcoming and clean the place was. The food was exceptional as was the staff. We will definitely eat here again

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Charlotte Thomas

Waited 45 minutes for our food to be served to us. Was tough chicken and had lots of fatty bits in it,

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Dion Woodfield

Food and service was great here. We went for lunch and decided to try a bit of everything. The platter to start came out steaming and was delicious. The curries were very tasty. We were well accommodated for our child as they even had a kids combo which is good. Overall a great place to go for great food - The Great India

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Gigi Nixantes

Service was good and the atmosfer ok

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Robyn Shand

Nice atmosphere good service ! Had a lamb dish with cheese naan and onion bharjis as an entree .... delicious

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Nicole Palmer

Food was really really good! The group of 4 of us ordered way too much but we’d definitely rather have too much food than not enough. Staff were lovely and the restaurant was very clean and new. Would definitely recommend.

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Hini Patel

Great staff and very efficient. Good menu!

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Definitely visit The Great India. While it has a casual, cafe interior the food and service make up for this. Both were excellent, delicious and reasonably priced. The selection is vast and wonderful to see they list items as gluten free (which most are), or dairy free. They are BYO and are on First Table. Steady stream of customers - takeaways and diners - so its becoming popular. :)

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Kim Hutchison

Great dinning experience good food

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Gurvir kaur

Food was tasty especially mains. Had to wait for food some time as their one of chef was sick but was served complimentary drinks in the mean time which represented their ethics in a good manner.

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Great place

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