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.


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 $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


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



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