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The Bay of Bengal celebrates its 20th successful year in October of this year. This award winning Indian restaurant was the first of its type in Glenelg and still attracts a loyal following of both local residents, as well as devotees who travel from further afield.
Owner Del Lacota first enjoyed Indian food when introduced to it by his Anglo Indian wife Patrine. Heard of people who buy a business because they like the product? Well, Del could think of no better way to indulge his pleasure in Indian cuisine than to open an Indian restaurant.
The Bay of Bengal menu includes a range of authentic dishes prepared by chef Pankaj, who was trained in Delhi. This is complemented by quality wines at reasonable prices, both local and from New Zealand. There’s plenty of free parking and a delightful ambiance which features pieces purchased by Del on his visits to India. And almost as important: an abundance of soft furnishing which absorb sound and allow comfortable conversation. Diners who have struggled to be heard in a trendy but noisy cafe will instantly understand the attraction this holds!.
And for those who think curry can only be enjoyed in winter, think for a moment of the disbelief that idea would prompt in the Indian multitudes, and remember too that the Bay of Bengal is fully air-conditioned. Diners can also sit outside to take advantage of the many sea-breezes that cool the restaurant and its surroundings.