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The World Curry Festival is back in 2017!

The festival was created in 2015 out of love of food, culture and community. It’s a unique event that’s quite simply ‘a celebration of all things curry’.

Foodies from far and wide come to experience the authentic tastes of Asia, Europe and Africa in the heart of Canberra’s City Centre.

Vendors from all over will be gathering in the heart of the city to showcase their dishes, with over 30 stalls bringing flavours from India, Laos, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Philippines and more.

The festival will also include traditional Indian dances, entertainment as well as Canberra’s hottest Chilli Eating Competition.

The World Curry Festival runs from the 7th to the 9th of July, with stalls open between 11am and 8pm each day.

This free event will be located along City Walk and is family friendly.

7-9 Jul


Location: City Walk

The World Curry Festival will run from July 7th to 9th

Friday 7th 11am – 8pm

Saturday 8th 11am – 8pm

Sunday 9th 11am – 8pm

In the case of bad weather the event may be postponed, please click attending on the Facebook event for all the latest event updates.

Garnish of India

Garnish of India pride themselves on providing authentic Indian curries. Serving traditional meals such as Butter Chicken, Prawn Curry, and Vindaloo, this Bunda Street restaurant offers true Indian cuisine not to be missed.

Canberra Hindu Mandir

Canberra Hindu Mandir Inc is a not for profit charity organisation. Located in the Gungahlin district, their aim is to provide a religious and learning facility for the Hindu people. Their stall carries all information on what the center has to offer, but they will also be dishing up a menu of mostly vegetarian and gluten free alternatives.

Yogis Kitchen

Located in Barton, Yogi’s Kitchen offers an extensive range of fragrant dishes. Serving dishes like Butter Chicken, and alloo papdi chat, they aim to bring quality street food to the Curry Festival.

Song Laos Cuisine

Song Laos Cuisine specialisies in South-East Asian food such as Red Curry, Green Curry, Yellow Curry, and curry puffs and spring rolls. They have become a staple of the Old Bus Depot Markets food section and are excited to bring their stall to City Walk.

The One

Straight out of the Westside Acton Park container village, The One offers traditional flavors served in untraditional ways. This year they are bringing Thai Curry Tacos, Curry Chicken Wings, and Massaman Buns to put a modern spin on the curry offerings.

Yummy Thai Catering

Yummy Thai Catering has one mission: bringing the flavours of Thailand to you. Their menu will include a Red Duck Curry, a Thai Green Curry, Jungle Curry, and Thai fish cakes. They will also have various Thai appetisers to enjoy. Due to Yummy Thai being a catering company, this will be one of the rare occassions to test their food.

Krave Juice Bar

Krave Juice Bar will be bringing exciting flavors of made-on-site juices, perfect to accompany the food of the festival. Flavors such as fresh Lemonade (in various flavors) and Spanish Margharita’s will be squeezed and mixed fresh for you.


One of Canberra’s favourite Brewers BentSpoke will be making a special curried beer and spiced cider for this year’s festival.

What the Pho

Located on Lonsdale Street in Bradden, What the Pho is all about Vientamese street food. Out of their food truck they will be serving rice paper rolls, Saigon rolls, and pork buns.

Kusina Express

This Weston Creek restaurant offers a menu showcasing the best flavors of Filipino culture. They will be serving a Filipino Chicken Curry, as well as a Bicol Express stew.

Tikka Stand

Promising a unique Indian street food experience with a twist, the Tikka Stand will be serving its special Tikka Delights, and their popular ‘Tikka Nest’ which places classic BBQ Chicken Tikka on a bed of fries loaded with yummy salad toppings!

Capital Woodfired Pizza

Capital Woodfired Pizza specialises in gourmet pizza on the spot. Their woodfire oven cooks the pizza fresh to order. Capital Woodfired Pizza will be making pizza’s to fit the theme of the festival which will include tandoori chicken and chilli pizza.

Global Ethiopian

Global Café is Canberra’s own Ethiopian café. This year they’re bring classic Ethiopian curries that cater to vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters.

Two Sisters Lao Thai Cuisine

Based in London Circuit, Two Sisters offers meals that are both unique and delicious. Their menu consists of authentic Thai and Lao dishes, bringing this year to the festival their curries, stir frys, and various noodle dishes.

Yiayia’s Kitchen  

This year Yiayia’s Kitchen are brining chicken and lamb curry bowls. They will also have traditional Greek donuts as a sweet dessert.

Indian Affair

Located in Woden, Indian Affair delivers the best of North Indian cuisine. Their stall will have meat options, fish options, and vegetarian options.

Asian Tiger

Asian Tiger is bringing Hong Kong street food the The Curry Festival. Their signature offering is the Hong Kong curry dumpling – the symbol of Hong Kong street food. They will also have rice curries, and curry skewers.

Darbar Indian

Darbar Indian has landed in Bradden as a new location to their business from Sydney. To the Curry Festival they are bringing various types of Dosa, an Indian style pancake of sorts, as well as Biryani and curry options.

Bharat International

As an international grocery store sepcialising in products from India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, the site opened an Indian restaurant. They will have various vegetarian and non-vegetarian curries, as well as dessert options.

Regulators BBQ

Offering a different flavour to curry – BBQ. They are bringing spicy wings, spicy pulled pork, and brisket chilli nachos. Whilst not curries, their food is spicy and flavourful and not to be missed.

Ploy Thai

Ploy Thai will be bringing authentic Thai curries to the festival including Gang Dang Dai (both in Red and Green form). They will also have various Thai appetisers such as spring rolls and chicken satay sticks.


Rolee! Is found on Mort Street in Bradden and specialises in curries done healthy. All of their meals are done either in fresh rolls, or healthy salads. They’ll be offering gluten free curry snack packs, chutnies, and curry rice bowls.

Banana Leaf

Bringing Sri Lankan flavours to The Curry Festival is award winning restraunt Banana Leaf. Located in City Walk in the City, Banana Leaf will be serving up Sri Lanken curry dishes, as well as sides.

Delhi Bites

Delhi Bites this year will be serving street foods including: Savoury chaats, Tandoori chicken , Chicken tikka, masala fries, and loaded fries.


Delikase Philipino

Delikase Filipino Cuisine Food stall will provide Filipino “home cooked”meals. This is a perfect description of the food on offer, beautiful home cooked Filipino dishes which offer both comfort, as well as amazing depth of flavour. Among on offer is a perfectly spit roast Filipino style pork “Lechon” on a bun or roll, the national dish of the Philippines. We will sell our famous pork barbeque on skewers and other snack foods such as fish ball, crab and cuttlefish nuggets and lest we forget, cool desserts of banana pie and “halo halo” icy cold dessert.  Come and taste our delicious Filipino food during the World Curry Festival.

Cure4Sure-Vege Delight

Cure4Sure is cooking up a totally vegetarian menu for the Curry Festival. Dishes like Herb Pakoras, Bombay Pav Bhaiji, and Chowmein will be on the menu.

Decedent Food

Grill and Spice


As part of this year’s World Curry Festival, we will be running a Chilli Eating Competition on both Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July, to determine who in Canberra can handle the most Scovilles.

Think you can handle the heat?

To enter please complete the online application form or email [email protected]om.au.