Founded in the heart of Nelson in 2002, award-winning* The Indian Café has been the Indian restaurant of choice for the locals and tourists alike. We pride ourselves on the highest quality food and presentation and we continue to strive for excellence in bringing you a memorable cuisine experience. Our spacious restaurant in an old villa mixes the character and warmth of yesterday with the freshness and buzz of today. In 2016 we added a second restaurant in the heart of Queen Street, Richmond and our Stoke restaurant opened in 2020.


Welcome to The Indian Café.   Three great locations - Nelson & Richmond & now Stoke!



Whether it is a meal before the movies or a whole evening of experiencing superb Indian cuisine we cater for all of your dining needs. We offer intimate table settings inside and a great courtyard area to enjoy outside dining in the warmer seasons. For special occasions we offer private dining for up to twenty people.