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.


Pani puri, crispy parcel filled with spiced potato, mung beans, date and tamarind chutney
with aromatic water
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


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



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