INDU is a celebration of Southern Indian and Sri Lanka village culture, flavours and local hospitality.

Welcome to the village

About us

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 historic Angel Place in November 2015, INDU has been delighting Sydney locals for years with its dimly lit, terracotta-clad basement under George Street. Come and experience our rural flavours and cookery elements of southern-Indian and Sri Lankan villages for yourself.

Who is SPHG?

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.

What we stand for

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.

How can you help?

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.

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Delicious Extras



Vegan Night at INDU

Tuesday 11th May from 530pm

Our vegan events have become so popular we are doing them more and more often.  Every month we dedicate the entire restaurant to an entirely vegan menu for the night.

On 11th May we are celebrating the pumpkin and our menu will focus on one of the most popular Autumnal vegetables. Chef Subrata has put together a superb menu with various pumpkin / squash and styles of cooking.  You will not be disappointed.

Tickets are only $69 per person.  We have even paired a great selection of vegan wines to complement your night for only an additional $30 per person. 

We have two sittings available with limited available spaces in each.  Book now at either 530pm or 8pm.




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Gin & Jazz at INDU

Saturday 29th May 1pm

Gin and Jazz is back for 2021.  These events sell out quickly - a sensational afternoon of the finest gin, delicious food and a live jazz band. What more could you ask for?

INDU partners with some of the most diverse, interesting and boutique gin producers in Australia.  

In May we are partnering with South Trade and tasting some of their selection including Bloom, Ophir and Greenhall’s

Your afternoon starts with an exclusive cocktail on arrival, followed by a tasting paddle of gins with premium mixes and garnishes. Our gin expert will walk you through different flavour combinations as you master your very own signature cocktail. We’ll also be serving a specially curated menu full of flavour to go with the drinks. All you have to do is relax, sip and enjoy the music!

Tickets are just $85pp.


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Wednesday G&Ts - $10

Every Wednesday, we will be serving any of our signature Gin and Tonics for only $10. INDU practices RSA and a meal must be consumed with this offer. Please note this offer is only available on Wednesdays and only for reserved tables.

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Lamprais Lunch

Available every Tuesday lunchtime

Enjoy our Sri Lankan favourite Lamprais lunch for just $20 per person available every Tuesday lunch until 4pm.  

Our INDU Lamprais plate includes our Goan style pork belly curry, tuna croquette with black garlic aioli, lunumiris, kale mallung salad, Amma’s daal, lemon rice and a house made paratha bread.

Bookings essential

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Meet our team

Dr Sam Prince


Dr Sam Prince is an award winning humanitarian, philanthropist, entrepreneur and doctor. With a passion for Mexican cuisine, Sam founded Mejico in 2013, and promised to deliver innovative and modern Mexican fare in Australia.

Learn more about Sam >

Ian Hicks


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

Karen Westfield

Chief Operations Officer

A hospo-veteran, Karen moved from London 15 years ago. With a career working for Antonio Carluccio and Jamie Oliver, among others, she took over the helm at the Sam Prince Hospitality Group 5 years ago.  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.

Amanda Fuller

Group Executive Chef

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. 

Chris Whitfield

Group General Manager

Chris moved to Australia 6 years ago from North Lincolnshire in the NE of England.  He’s been with the group for over 4 years and now works as our Group General Manager in Sydney

Jamie Heather

Group Operations Manager

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, and is now in charge of the newest member of the SPHG trilogy!

Aaron Hutton

Restaurant Manager

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.

Subrata Saha

Head chef

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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