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 5pm 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 $9ea
Crispy king prawn poha with pink peppercorn and white coconut curry $10ea
Kale pakora with tomato chutney $4.5ea
Nargisi kofta, tomato chilli jam, pickled radish $10ea
Mustard chicken tikka from the tandoor with radicchio and puffed quinoa $8.5ea
Tonka’s papdi chaat, smoked yoghurt $10
Tuna tartare, rice pappadum, pomegranate, ginger and fresh wasabi $26
Burrata cheese, fresh coriander relish and charred roti $24
Pearl meat, charred leeks, sea vegetables and curry cream $27

 

 

On The Side

Fried cauliflower, garam masala salt, fenugreek and yoghurt dressing $10
Chat potatoes with green chutney $9
Pappadums with kacumber $8
Hot and sour pumkin, iceberg and goat cheese dressing $10
Tonka’s Dal with black lentils, Kashmiri chilli and smoked garam masala butter $10
Sautéed mustard greens with corn and Kashmiri chilli $10
India Gate basmati rice $6
Naan $6
Roti $6

Bigger

Petuna ocean trout from the tandoor $38
Palak Paneer gnudi with pine nuts and lemon pickle $26
Thali’s butter chicken $32
Avani’s lamb curry with roasted coconut, black cardamom and white poppy seeds $39
Chicken biryani with Sella rice, saffron and cassia $26

 

The Sweet Stuff

Tonka carrot cake, carrot halwa, cream cheese ice cream, whipped mascarpone, apricot coulis and cinnamon walnut crumble $18
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
Blackberry mousse, chickpea crumb, blackberry compote, whipped cream cheese and lemon tea sorbet $18
Bombe Alaska, caramelised puff rice, palm seeds and passionfruit $18
Tonka’s gulab jamun with saffron syrup and silver leaf $6
Indian mithai $5

 

Cheese

Wyngaard Chevre Gris 
Goat, Chèvre, Netherlands50
50g $18 or $100g $32
Vully Rouge  
Cow, Semi-Hard, Switzerland
50g $18 or 100g $32
Served with house made fennel seed lavosh and seasonal accompaniments