Cornucopia @ Dunkeld is a small and unique Indian restaurant tucked away in the Dunkeld West Shopping Centre in Johannesburg. What makes it unique is that it is an Indian restaurant which is not really an Indian Restaurant. Décor wise, it doesn’t look like an Indian Restaurant and it serves many non-traditional Indian foods – but with a bit of an Indian twist.
Cornucopia serves up all the usual curry house favourites that we all know and love - rogan josh, curry, biryani, butter chicken, chicken korma and roti rolls. They also serve up a mean bunny chow – with chicken, lamb and bean variants. However, there are a few surprises on the Cornucopia menu as well.
For one thing, they serve breakfasts, including a ‘full Indian breakfast’. This variant on the traditional English comprises lamb sausages, eggs, grilled tomato and curried baked beans. They also serve up an Indian version of the omelette – filled with delicious paneer.
Unlike traditional Indian restaurants, they also serve some gourmet salads (the falafel and feta salad is a real winner), toasted sandwiches ranging from regular toasted cheese to curry, and burgers. For dessert, you might enjoy the chocolate triangles with ice cream and chilli flakes.
The restaurant itself is cosy and quaint. Though small, the open plan design makes it comfortable instead of claustrophobic. The colourful hanging lights are the only testament to the traditional Indian ‘more is more’ décor. The raw wood finishes and simple furnishing gives it an almost farm store feel – which is not too far off, since Cornucopia also sells an assortment of items from their shelves including magazines, Oreos and shoe polish!
Travel on the N1 Western Bypass and take the M5/Beyers Naude Drive exit toward Honeydew/Northcliff. Turn left onto Beyers Naudé Drive (M5). Turn left onto Judges Avenue and then turn left again onto Malibongwe Drive. Turn right onto Gondola Avenue and continue onto Sheriff Road. Turn left onto Oak Avenue and take a sharp right onto Will Scarlet Road. Will Scarlet Road turns slightly left and becomes Conrad Drive. Turn right onto Jan Smuts Avenue and you will find the shopping centre on the corner of Jan Smuts Avenue and Bompass Road.
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Shop 5, Dunkeld West Shopping Centre
Cnr Jan Smits & Bompass Road
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