Lovely India


Curry • Naan • Indian Desserts

Dine In, Takeaway & Delivery

GF • DF • V • Vegan

Delivery Fees
Airlie Beach $5 – $10
Cannonvale $5 – $10
Jubilee Pocket $5 – $10
Mandalay $5 – $10

Prices are calculated on distance from restaurant.

Minimum spend: $25

Opening Hours
Monday 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Thursday 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Friday 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Saturday 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Sunday 5:30pm – 9:00pm


About Us

Are you looking for that authentic Indian cuisine? Well, look no further. Hidden in plain site on the main street of Airlie Beach Lovely India provides a great atmosphere with our welcoming staff and decorative interior, not to mention the best Indian dishes in the Whitsundays! Come and experience our home-made recipes inspired by a family history and knowledge of the true taste of India. From Chicken Tikka Masala to Lamb Rogan Josh we have all of your favourites and much more! Available for dine in, take away and home delivery!


Find Us


Mixed Platter / 22.9

Assorted selection of chicken tikka, chicken wings, onion bhaji and vegetable pakora

Tandoori Chicken Tikka / 16.9

Chicken thigh fillets marinated in yoghurt and spices and chargrilled in tandoor

Tandoori Chicken Wings / 16.9

A house speciality cooked in tandoori oven

Amritsari Fish / 18.9

Marinated battered fish, fried golden n served with tamarind sauce 

Onion Bhaji (V/VEG) / 18.9

Sliced onion fritters in chickpea batter deep fried

Prawn Jalpari / 18.9

chickpea battered prawns, fried golden and accompanied with tamarind sauce

Samosa (V) (2 pieces) / 11.9

Fried triangular-shaped pastry mixed with mildly spiced potatoes and peas

Tandoori Chicken 

Chicken on the bone marinated in yoghurt, spices and gently roasted in tandoor

Half / 13.9

Full / 20.9

Vegetable Pakora (V) / 10.9

Assorted vegetables dipped in pea flour batter deliciously spiced and fried golden brown

Fish Pakora / 18.9

Chickpea battered fish, fried golden and served with tamarind sauce

Paneer Pakora / 16.9

Chickpea battered paneer, fried golden and served with tamarind sauce


Butter Chicken / 22.9

Tender pieces of chicken cooked in tomato gravy. The most popular dish of Northern India.

Chicken Tikka Masala / 22.9

Chicken Tikka cooked in a spicy sauce with green peppers and sliced fried onion

Chicken Chettinned / 22.9

Authentic South India pepper chicken fillet, tossed in gravy with fresh curry leaves mustard coconut milk and crushed black pepper

Mango Chicken / 22.9

Tender pieces of chicken cooked with cashew cream and mango pulp


Lamb Rogan Josh / 24.9

Diced lamb cooked in traditional North India style

Lamb Nawabi Pasanda / 24.9

Sautéed lamb with onions and tomatoes, garnished and flavoured with cashew nuts and fried onions

Boti Lamb Pepper / 24.9

Tender diced lamb blended with red wine and spice of royal origin


Prawn Masala / 25.9

Marinated prawns cooked in tomato gravy with green peppers and sliced onions

Goan fish / 25.9

From the ex-Portuguese colony comes this spicy blend of fish cooked in coconut milk, ginger and finished with fresh tomatoes

Butter prawns / 25.9

Tender pieces of prawns cooked in tomato gravy

Connoisseirs Selection

Murag Lababdaar / 25.9

Chicken cooked in a chefs special gravy and green capsicum and sliced fried onion

Goani Beef de Malibu / 25.9

Beef gently simmered with fresh coconut milk, onions, tomatoes, fresh ginger, a blend of traditional spices and finished with Malibu

Lamb Garlic Potatoes / 25.9

House special morsels of lamb marinated overnight in chefs special marinade, simmered to perfection in medium spicy sauce and finished with sautéed potatoes and garlic

Beef Mughlai Prawns / 25.9

Diced beef cooked in traditional North India style and topping on garlic prawns. 


Chicken / 22.9
Lamb/Beef / 24.9
Mixed Vege / 21.9
Prawns / 25.9


A creamy onion and cashew sauce flavoured dish, rich in flavours without being spicy


A spicy tangy dish with a splash of vinegar, cooked “goan style”. Only available in hot. 


The gravy of pureed spinach with freshly ground spices – a Punjabi delicacy

Paneer (cottage cheese) (V) / 21.9


A hot tangy dish with a splash of vinegar, cooked “goan style”. Only available in hot, Indian hot or super hot (not for the faint-hearted).

Vegetarian All 21.9

Dal Makhani (VEG)

Black lentils stewed over slow fire in a spicy sauce, garnished with ginger and corainder

Malai Kofta

Dumpling of cottage cheese and potatoes mixed flour and cooked in cashew nut gravy (very popular North Indian Curry)

Paneer Butter Masala

Cubes of home made cottage cheese cooked in onion & tomato based sauce

Mattar Paneer

Delicious cottage cheese combined with peas, garlic, ginger, tomatoes finished in a creamy sauce

Dal Fry (VEG)

Yellow split stewed over a slow fire in a spicy sauce, garnished with ginger and coriander

Dal Saag (VEG) 

Yellow split stewed over in a gravy of pureed baby spinach with freshly ground spices. A Punjabi delicacy.

Kadai Paneer 

Cubes of home made cottage cheese cooked in onion based sauce


Plain Steamed Basmati Rice

Small / 3

Large / 4 

Extra Large / 8

Pulao Rice / 7

Rice cooked with cashews and fried onions

Coconut / 6

Rice cooked with coconut and fried onions

Biryani – Chicken/Lamb/Vegetables / 21.9

Traditional Mughalai delicacy of rice cooked with spice with your choice of chicken or lamb accompanied with raita on the side

Mango Chutney / 3
Mixed Pickles / 3
Cucumber Rolls / 3
Garden Salad / 3
Poppadum (each) / 1

Naan Breads

plain Naan / 4

Plain flour bread cooked in tandoor

Cheese Naan / 6

Plain flour bread stuffed with cheddar cheese

Garlic Naan / 5

Plain flour bread stuffed with minced spiced garlic

garlic and cheese naan / 6

Plain flour bread stuffed with cheddar cheese and minced spiced garlic

Kashimiri Naan / 6

Special naan from Kashmir. Plain flour bread stuffed with dry fruit and spices

Cheese & Spinach Naan / 6

Plain flour bread stuffed with chilli (not for the faint-hearted)

Roti / 4

Whole wheat flour flat bread cooked in tandoor

For The Side

Mango Chutney / 4
Cucumber Raita / 4
Mix Pickle / 4
Pappadum (6) / 4
Any 2 side dishes and 6 pappadum’s / 9
Punjabi Mix Salad / 8
Onion Salad / 6
Dietary Symbols

V – Vegetarian

Whitsunday Menu holds no responsibility for dietary claims made within this menu. It is the individual’s responsibility to check ingredients used in the food does not compromise any special dietary requirements.

Specials, News & Events


Jason Smith – April 2021

The butter chicken and lamb organ josh was delicious! Staff were really friendly too!

James Hallworth – July 2021

Order the Goan fish curry and thank me later.

Tracey Zwisler – February 2021

We both really enjoyed our dinner here last night, we ordered Rohan Josh and Goan Fish! The fish was the standout between the two, but both very tasty. (We both ordered mild versions as we don’t like spicy hot and our meals were spot on)

Source: Google Reviews

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