$$ Piquancy, 123 Auburn Rd, Hawthorn





Piquancy was a new entry into the jar, it was on the urban list of upcoming 2017 restaurants and as we hadn’t had many Indian places we decided it should go in the jar and low and behold it comes out well before some originals !  We decided to get the two person banquet as we could roll for our two curries & the entrees were decided for us.




Tandoori Chicken :: Babu Ji specialty of marinated spiced free range chicken charred in the Tandoor

The chicken was extremely tender! We said if we could cook chicken like this we would eat it more often! The size of the dish was quite expensive if you weren’t getting it in the banquet but besides that it was delicious.


          Usually            Score          Order

          Order?              /10          Again?

E         Yes                8.5              Yes

B          No                10               Yes



Chickpeas, pomegranate – some kind of Indian style nachos

I can not for the life of me remember what this dish was called but it was tasty! It was a little bit like Indian nachos, chickpeas on the bottom and the sauce with pomegranates, Elaine felt like there was a bit too much sauce and it drowned the dish a little but I thought it was really different and yum!


          Usually            Score          Order

          Order?              /10          Again?

E          No                  5               No

B          No                  9               Yes



Butter Chicken :: Free range chicken cooked with tomato, cardamom & fenugreek

YUMMMMMMM !!! Elaine had been to Babu Ji (a sister restaurant in St Kilda) and absolutely loved the butter chicken and this one didn’t disappoint either, it was absolutely delicious!!


          Usually            Score          Order

          Order?              /10          Again?

E          Yes                  9              Yes

B          Yes                 10             Yes



Cauliflower curry

The Cauliflower curry which I forgot to get the name of just didn’t cut it, it lacked any flavour especially after eating the butter chicken! It was pretty bland and just really didn’t have too much going for it, neither of us would get this one again.


          Usually            Score          Order

          Order?              /10          Again?

E           No                 4              No

B           No                4               No




We were the early birds this night! First in but by the time we left the place was buzzing!! The food was delicious and good value for the two person banquet, the wine menu was a little on the expensive side, looking around $15 per glass!

You wouldn’t want to go for a big start to the night as the alcohol will probably bring up the bill a bit but if you are just after some good food and 1 or 2 drinks then its definitely worth checking out.


            Overall                  Back

          Score /10               Soon?

Elaine      7           Yes, if around the area

Bez         9            Yes, food was great!



Total – $98.00 (Two People)

Four Courses – $49 per person
Six Courses – $69 per person


E & B xx


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