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Best Butter Chicken Restaurants in Melbourne

Sometimes you just crave Butter Chicken, the ultimate creamy comfort food with a hit of spice. Ostensibly Butter Chicken is a curry of chicken in a spiced tomato, butter and cream sauce, and originates in India. Butter Chicken should be mild not too hot, and feature quality pieces of chicken cooked perfectly (not over or under cooked) in the tandoor, as well as compelling sauce. We have been searching for the Best Butter Chicken in Melbourne.

Red Pepper, Bourke St CBD

Red Pepper thrills with its authentic and affordable Indian dishes including its famous Butter Chicken. Think you've experienced amazing Butter Chicken? Jagjeet Kaur has been serving her fabulous family recipe since 2006 in Melbourne to thousands of happy diners. Succulent pieces of quality chicken are marinated for hours then cooked in the tandoor and served with creamy tomato based sauce. The taste is perfect as well as the texture, as the sauce is simmered until it achieves the right amount of "thickness". Red Pepper sets itself apart with superb use of spices. Enjoy with Naan and rice.

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Red Pepper serves up a superb Butter Chicken with buttery creamy sauce and kick of spice. Also noted is the generous amount of chicken in the dish. Some restaurants miss the mark not only on taste and texture, but they are frugal in terms of the amount of chicken in the dish. In some restaurants it's all sauce and very little chicken - all filler and no killer. Certainly not the case at Red Pepper. Everything about the chef and the team is generous.

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Butter chicken also forms part of the non vegetarian popular Thali lunches served at Red Pepper. Popular with city workers and lovers of Indian food. High quality Indian dishes in the Melbourne CBD at the Parliament end of Bourke St.

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Newly renovated Red Pepper has been a Melbourne institution since 2006 and has many loyal diners who eat here frequently over the years. North Indian food at its best (as well as drawing inspiration from other parts of India).

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A wide ranging beer, wine, spirits, and cocktail menu to pair perfectly with the stunning Indian dishes.

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Grab some Naan and eat with your hands.

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Chapati, Carlton

Chapati restaurant in Carlton (named after the famous bread found in Indian households) serves up a top notch Butter Chicken for those craving a curry. A family recipe from owner Arjun Dewan's Mum Naomi hits the spot. Many of the dishes here have a playful edge.

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A rich and creamy Butter Chicken as Chapati restaurant takes you on a journey across India from north to south. The ambience is impressive with blue themes reflecting the blue of Rajistan, in the heart of India. Vibrant murals adorn the walls. Chapati features lighter dishes from the south of India, as well as more intense dishes from the north, with Butter Chicken representing the centre.

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ISH, Fitzroy 

 ISH serves up classic Indian food with a modern twist in Gertrude St. Creamy Butter Chicken is rich and rewarding with hit of spice and succulent chicken. More heat than most but not overdone. 

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ISH brings fun in the fusion, with a playful element of many of its dishes. The fit out is chic featuring red brick and dark timber, leather chairs and metallic lampshades.

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Mukka, Fitzroy

Mukka has been a mainstay of the Melbourne scene, located in Brunswick St. Butter Chicken is delighfully creamy with cashew nuances and crunch of almonds.

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Muuka is an artistic restaurant with hanging plants, artwork on the walls and block prints on the tables. The word 'Mukka" means "punch" and this restaurant certainly lives up to it's name.

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