03 9347 19...03 9347 199103 9347 1991

401 Rathdowne Street,
Carlton VIC

Licensed Cafes & Licensed Informal Restaurants
Progressive Indian Cuisine

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Best Indian in Melbourne

I have just loved the combination of colors and flavors. The service was smart and attentive. Thank you for the amazing night!

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Shompen Dining Room Overview

Perched along the bustling street of Rathdowne in Melbourne’s bohemian suburb of Fitzroy, you’ll find Shompen Dining Room. Enter from the tree lined street curb to discover a colourful interior of bold geometric murals, dark timber seating, set beneath white table linens and wide front windows, creating a relaxed and warm space to watch the world go by as you dine on flavoursome Indian fare. Head Chef and Owner, Vikram Kotamraju has created a modern and progressive menu, influenced by flavours of his motherland, Europe and Asia. Begin with starters of samosa lyonnaise with mint dip, beet juice and pickled shallot or perhaps chilli soft shell crab, whilst the rack of lamb with cucumber raita and black garlic scented dust or the palak paneer curry make for an impressive main.

Best Known For

Pork Belly with vindaloo gravy, cream of arbi and candied cider crust.

Shompen Dining Room Functions

Caters for up to 50 Guests
  Wedding, Dinner Party, Cocktail Party, Birthday Party, Christmas Party, Engagement Party
  Finger Food, Canapes, Set Menu, Degustation

Shompen Dining Room Chef

Vikram Kotamraju

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Opening Hours

Wed17:00 - 22:00
Thur17:00 - 22:00
Fri17:00 - 22:00
Sat17:00 - 22:00

Features & Facilities

Seats: 30

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fully Licensed
  • BYO (Wine Only)
  • Private Dining
  • Functions
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Disabled Access
  • Degustation Menu
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Child Friendly
  • Romantic
  • Dinner

Payments Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • EftPos

Other Awards & Media

  • Shompen Dining Room Blog by Gastrology

    Named after the indigenous people in Great Nicobar Island (Southern India), Shompen Dining Room draws inspiration from the island's mixture of cultures and influences from its surrounding continents including Africa, Europe and India. Head Chef and Owner Vikram Kotamraju is a traveller, entrepreneur, pioneer and taste explorer. Drawing from his travels, adventures and experiences in every plate, a piece of his story is told with every flavour. Read the full blog by Gastrology..........

    Shompen Dining Room Blog by Gastrology