Tender lamb rogan josh and melt in your mouth korma are two of the popular dishes being served up at Bargara’s newest restaurant Gill’z Indian Cuisine.
Opening the doors less than a month ago Sunny Gill and his family have had an overwhelming response from the local community, with word of mouth ensuring there isn’t an empty seat in the house each night.
Gill’z Indian Cuisine’s chef, and Sunny’s brother, Charanjeet Singh said it was a holiday in the Bundaberg Region that tempted them to leave their Brisbane lives and open a new restaurant by the coast.
Finding a large vacant shop on Whalley Street, Bargara for sale sparked the family to enquire about leasing it to share their passion for traditional Indian food with the rest of the community.
“It’s going pretty well, and the response was tremendous – we didn’t expect that,” Charanjeet said.
“We had been working in a kitchen for the last four-to-five years in Brisbane, and we had a friend who said there was no Indian restaurant in Bargara, so we looked into it and decided to move.”
Overwhelming response at Gill'z Indian Cuisine
Initial plans were to open the doors for both lunch and dinner but after such a positive response from the community, Charanjeet said to keep up with the demand as they were run off their feet with dinner service, they would operate from 4-9pm seven days a week.
“Most popular is the lamb, all the curries with the lamb including lamb korma and rogan josh,” he said.
“It depends, one day you will sell only korma and butter chicken – it’s like that, people talk to each other and then they all ask for that.”
“When we first came to Bundaberg, it was quiet and not much traffic – so peaceful. We were living in Brisbane for the last 10 or so years, and with peak traffic you can get stuck, but here it is so peaceful,” he said.
“The response here is really nice, and people are praising the food, so it is a nice community to belong to.”
To find out more about Bargara’s newest restaurant check out Gill’z Indian Cuisine on Facebook.