Atta, Melbourne’s newest Indian restaurant is located right at the end of the South Melbourne Beach number 1 tram line. The brain child of Brij and Harry, Atta seeks to create a ‘fun fine dining’ experience by maintaining elements of fine china and shared plates. The duo created their Atta experience to showcase the finest in Indian food from all corners of the sub-continent.
Atta, is housed in a very stylish Albert Park abode on 159 Victoria Avenue. The sophisticated bluestone building oozes charm and sets the tone on what is to come. I loved the way the team has styled the interior with sleek touches that jar you from long held stereotypes on Indian restaurants. I felt that the building says what the team wants to create: a place for a good healthy feed and a place for special occasions.
We were lucky to try a range of their delicious dishes on the night. The food is vibrant with colours that pop off the plate. I loved the sikandari raan for our starter which was gorgeously laid out.
Somewhat embarrassingly, given the team’s desire to showcase the neglected parts of Indian food, I also loved the butter chicken! Sumptuous. I would go as far as to say that it is the best butter chicken that I have ever had – and I’ve had the stuff in London. To be fair on the team, it’s probably a me thing. Butter chicken mopped up with flaky naan is one of my favourite food experiences.
Atta is well and truly open for business. If you’re from other burbs it’s well and truly worth the trip over. Given that it’s located right near Albert Park beach you can probably create a new experience for yourself with ‘Indian and a swim‘.
Co-founder of The Plus Ones, Rukmal lives and breathes events.
159-161 Victoria Avenue