There’s a huge rave to save Sydney’s legendary Indian Home Diner this weekend


It really is a simple task – dance to some music, buy a few drinks and you could help save one of Sydney’s leading nightlife institutions. That’s the challenge to the Sydneysiders this Saturday May 28 as Uber Eats teams up with local dancefloor heroes Bag Raiders, Cosmo’s Midnight and Hugo Gruzman of Flight Facilities in a bid to save Indian Home Diner from a potentially devastating trade cut.

I realize anyone reading this from anywhere, but Sydney may be a bit confused right now. There are plenty of casual Indian restaurants dotted around the city center, but Indian Home Diner is rightly known as one of the best. Not just because the beloved Paddington spot has perfected the art of Indian kebab, but Indian Home Diner has long been one of the only Oxford Street institutions to stay open well past midnight on weekends.

On Fridays and Saturdays, it was pretty much a rite of passage to drop into the small venue just before closing time – 3 a.m. – and walk out with thick chunks of chicken flavored in butter chicken sauce and wrapped in a cheese and garlic naan. That was until recently.

The small business is now under threat after Woollahra Council discovered the restaurant was in breach of its DA and had to close at midnight, cutting off some of its peak business and potentially crippling the late-night eatery icon for good .

A testament to Indian Home Diner’s popularity for over a decade, countless petitions and community outrage quickly followed the council’s decision. Hence, we are now on the way to a rowdy fundraiser, taking place just a few doors down from the Indian Home Diner at the Unicorn Hotel, where the night will be led by the aforementioned three acts – royalty in when it comes to Sydney’s electronic scene. .

Affectionately called the Rave 2 Save Indian Home Diner, the ticketed event will go a long way to help Indian Home Diner owner Robert Chowdury raise money to file an appeal against the council and hire a town planner to review the plans. DA terms.

Uber Eats will donate every dollar from every ticket sold to help Indian Home Diner’s appeal. Tickets are available from Eventbrite for $32.50 while supplies last.

And if you fancy doubling your dose of live music this weekend, don’t forget that AMEX’s Back the Night music festival – headlined by Gang of Youths – runs all day Sunday. May 29.


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