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.

Order Meal Boxes online

From our table to yours…support your locals

Mejico, INDU and Kid Kyoto have created almost-ready to eat meal boxes so you can enjoy your favourite restaurant meals at home. Choose one or more boxes and why not add on some ready made margaritas, some extra tacos or even your favourite wine or Young Henry’s beer to enjoy with it. Available for collection from the restaurants in the CBD or ask our team about delivery options. 

Click   here to order meal boxes

Boxes serve 2 people comfortably (3 courses) and are delivered ready to simply heat and serve. Some very limited cooking may be required but full instructions are provided.

Our meals are designed to be consumed within 48 hours of delivery to ensure freshness. Whilst every effort has been made to avoid the allergens not listed in the ingredients, they are present in our kitchens and therefore may be present in the order. Please bear this is mind when making your order. We aim to be able to cater for most food intolerances, so please let us know when you order.


Vegan Night at INDU

Tuesday 20th July - now virtual ! Order your meal box now

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.

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.

Tuesday 20th July

Tuesday 24th August

Tuesday 21st September

Tuesday 19th October

Tuesday 23rd November






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Gin and Jazz returns

Saturday 25th September

Possibly our most exciting gin event so far….we team up with local Sydney brewers Young Henry’s as we showcase their gin range.  It will also give guests the opportunity to be the first to try a brand new gin that the team at INDU have been working on exclusively with Young Henry’s.

Some of the local YH craft beers will also be showing their face on the day !

This is one not to be missed.

Tickets are $95 per person and include our exceptional INDU feast, gin flights and tastings plus the relaxing sound of jazz all afternoon.

Future dates:-

28th August featuring Four Pillars

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INDU & Modern Desi Cooking Classes

First Saturday of each month from 1030am

In a unique collaboration, INDU has teamed up with Bhavna, The Modern Desi to bring interactive cooking classes to Sydney.

Learn the basics of Southern Indian and Sri Lankan cooking, using spices correctly to create amazing dishes at home. The class will finish with a full feast and the chance to try the dishes you helped make.
Includes nibbles to start, five wine tastings over the course of the class and a goody bag of spices and a recipe book to create these dishes at home.

Spaces are strictly limited to 10 per session and cost $140 per person including class, full lunch and wine pairings.

Book now

Street Food Spritz

Second Saturday of every month - starts 10th July

For the first time, INDU will be opening up for lunch on Saturdays launching our Street Food Spritz - smaller versions of our INDU classics and bottomless gin fizz !

For just $85 per person, you can enjoy a selection of dishes to share plus 1.5 hours of bottomless gin fizz.  Bookings are made through our website and no prepayment is needed.

Seating times are 1130am, 12pm, 2pm, and 230pm and will include 8 street food dishes to share between two guests.

Upcoming dates are:-

10th July

14th August

11th September

9th October

13th November

11th December


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. 

Jamie Heather

Group General 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.  Jamie is now our Group General Manager spanning Melbourne and Sydney.

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

Gift Vouchers

Perfect for Christmas, birthdays, farewells or to say thank you.

Gift vouchers can be redeemed at any Sam Prince Hospitality Group venue including:

Group bookings

Tell us your birthday !

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