Thali Bar

Thali, located at the entrance of Tonka, is a bar with a cocktail list designed to celebrate the wonderful world of Indian spice. Guests are welcome to pull up a stool and be guided through our eclectic cocktail, spirit, beer and wine lists. Although Thali offers a reduced selection of Tonka’s dishes there are plenty of options for a full dinner in a more informal space. Thali is open from 5:30pm until late, Monday to Saturday on a walk in basis.

For lunch during the week Thali Bar celebrates the traditional Indian Thali. Choose from Avani’s lamb curry, butter chicken or white Salan vegetable curry accompanied by a selection of dishes and naan from the Tandoor. Served on a traditional round plate and priced at $20 per person, bookings for Thali Bar are available Monday to Friday.

Smaller

Pani puri, crispy parcel filled with spiced potato, mung beans, date and tamarind chutney
with aromatic water
$4.5ea
Oyster bhaji betel leaf with papaya, tomato tadka and crispy curry leaf $10ea
Crispy king prawn poha with pink peppercorn and white coconut curry $10ea
Kale pakora with tomato chutney $5ea
Nargisi kofta, tomato chilli jam, pickled radish $11ea
Mustard chicken tikka from the tandoor with radicchio and puffed quinoa $8.5ea
Tonka’s papdi chaat $18
Pearl meat, charred leeks, sea vegetables and curry cream $29
Vindaloo steak tartare with fenugreek raita and mathri             $25
Burrata cheese, fresh coriander relish and charred roti $25
Mangalorean style spicy pippies, coconut and fennel $23 
Pappadums with kacumber $12

 

 

On The Side

Fried cauliflower, garam masala salt, fenugreek and yoghurt dressing $11
Chat potatoes with green chutney $9
Hot and sour pumkin, iceberg and goat cheese dressing $11
Dal with black lentils, Kashmiri chilli and smoked garam masala butter $11
Brussel sprouts Foriyal $10
India Gate basmati rice $7
Naan $6
Roti $6

Bigger

Petuna ocean trout from the tandoor $39
Palak Paneer gnudi with pine nuts and lemon pickle $27
Tonka’s butter chicken $32
Avani’s lamb curry with roasted coconut, black cardamom and white poppy seeds $40
Chicken biryani with Sella rice, saffron and cassia $28

 

The Sweet Stuff

Carrot cake, carrot halwa, cream cheese ice cream, whipped mascarpone, apricot coulis and cinnamon walnut crumble $19
Coque meringue, strawberry balsamic sorbet, rose cream, hazelnut dacquoise and fresh watermelon $18
Roasted banana jaggery puree, pistachio sponge cake, dark chocolate crémeux and sour cherry sorbet $18
Coffee kulfi, brownie, rum raisin, coco crumb and mandarin sorbet $18
Green apple and bergamot Bombe Alaska with caramelised puffed rice $20
Tonka’s gulab jamun with saffron syrup and silver leaf $7
Indian mithai $7

 

Cheese

Drunken Buffalo
Buffalo, Soft, Australia
50g $18 or $100g $35
Panettone
Cow, Semi-Hard, Australia
50g $18 or 100g $32
Served with house made fennel seed lavosh and seasonal accompaniments