INDU is a celebration of Southern Indian and Sri Lanka village culture, flavours and local hospitality.
The times, they are a changin'...
We believe that the best form of hospitality is that found in the home, and it’s our aim to bring village culture to our guests. Our food is coastal and village inspired, and we pride ourselves on using the freshest and most seasonal produce.
Opened in Angel Place, Sydney in November 2015 and Collins Street, Melbourne in February 2021, INDU has been delighting locals ever since with dimly lit, terracotta-clad dining spaces. Come and experience our rural flavours and cookery elements of southern-Indian and Sri Lankan villages for yourself.
The Sam Prince Hospitality Group (SPHG), incorporating Hicks Hospitality (HH), is a bold Australian restaurant group including the popular restaurants Mejico, INDU and Kid Kyoto.
Founded in 2013 by Sam Prince, an award winning philanthropist, entrepreneur and medical doctor, and successful Melbourne businessman, hospitality professional and philanthropist, Ian Hicks.
With venues across two states and growing, SPHG continues to push the boundaries of hospitality with innovative personality driven venues.
By providing you with a feast for the senses, we enable a lasting bond with the villages we borrow from. INDU has partnered with ACFID accredited grassroots organisation, Palmera, to establish the Village to Village Program.
Our program will enable communities to build thriving village economies through building the infrastructure for local village enterprises.
V2V’s first project is to build a chicken coup in Northern Sri Lanka. This project will directly assist 20 widows from war-torn Sri Lanka who have been displaced by civil war by providing them employment to generate a meaningful income. The program provides job security, skills training, and vertical business opportunities such as crop farming.
Some of the dishes from these villages we support can be found on our menu, and can also be found in Palmera’s cookbook, HANDMADE, which is available for purchase at INDU. Visit Palmera’s website here to learn more about their work on the ground.
We have been working VERY hard behind the scenes with the absolute legends down in Newtown at Young Henry’s to bring our very own INDU gin to life!!!
We bring you “Don’t Pass Me By” at collaboration with INDU Dining & Young Henry’s! To celebrate our offical launch we are hosting a very special Saturday lunch with Master Distiller Carla Daunton.
You will get to enjoy:
- Legendary YH beer
- YH brewed gins (including INDU collab!)
- Entire curated INDU set menu
- Live music guests courtesy of our friends at YH
Grab your tickets to our GREATEST Saturday gin & live music session to date!
During the month of May for American Express delicious. Month Out, all 3 Sam Prince Hospitality Group Sydney venues will be holding The Progressive Lunch, a globe-trotting, progressive culinary feast.
In one glorious afternoon, dine at three of Sydney’s iconic restaurants, where you will be served modern fusion food from around the world. This unique experience will see your tastebuds journey through a trio of distinct cuisines over a three-course lunch with paired wine and a signature cocktail at each destination. Starting at Kid Kyoto, enjoy a few of their favourite starters. A short stroll later, you will arrive at Mejico to savour a couple of iconic main dishes. Finish off with a trip to INDU and enjoy some great Sri Lankan-inspired treats.
Celebrating its 12th year in 2022, Vivid Sydney is an annual festival that sparks the soul of our city with creative brilliance for 23 days and nights. Vivid had to take a small 2 year hiatus, but is back and better than ever before!
We are joining in on the fun & opening up for 3 very exciting Sunday evenings. Head into the city, see the amazing lights, end your evening on a high by booking in for dinner at INDU!
We are located just outside the Wynyard station light rail stop!
Taking bookings from 5pm - late.
**All bills have a 10% Sunday surcharge on the final bill**
Ian has been involved as a Director with the group since Mejico opened in Sydney in 2013, providing guidance and advice, in particular with the group’s expansion into his home town of Melbourne in 2020
A hospo-veteran, Karen moved from London 17 years ago. With a career working for Antonio Carluccio and Jamie Oliver, among others, she’s been with the group 6 years. She is now firmly settled in Australia, with no intention of returning to the UK and her two loves of food and live music, are easily satisfied across Melbourne and Sydney.
Always inspired by travel, Amanda has worked in kitchens in Uluru and Tasmania before heading abroad to London for 10 years. Working alongside the Great British Menu judge Oliver Peyton, Amanda brings unique experience to the SPHG team.
Jamie moved to Australia over 5 years ago, and has been in the company for over 4 years. He started out as a waiter and has worked in every venue. Jamie is now our Group General Manager spanning Melbourne and Sydney.
Our resident expert on all things beverage - whether it’s gin, tequila or sake, Max has the answer. Having moved to Australia 7 years ago, Max has now settled in Bondi with his family. He’s a massive fan of Disco drinks but finds it hard to look past a well made classic marg.
Hailing from the Isle of Wight, off England’s south coast, Aaron moved to Australia in 2015. Starting his SPHG at INDU in 2016 and including a stint at Mejico, he then briefly left us to join another venue in Sydney, but returned to the family in 2019. He is now proudly heading up the team where it all began - INDU. Aaron’s favourite dish is the mixed mushroom dosa.
Born in Calcutta, Su first came to Australia almost 15 years ago where he kick started his career as a chef at the Hilton. Luckily for us, he made the move to INDU when we opened in November 2015. Passionate about produce, provenance and pickles, Su can be found combining his Indian roots with INDU’s Sri Lankan vibes
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