Modern Tailors in Rosebank celebrates the rich and diverse flavours of Indian cuisine, aiming to capture its vibrancy and authenticity. Inspired by street food vendors across India, their menu pays homage to the earthy, lovingly made dishes enjoyed by people from all walks of life. Experience a culinary journey through the vibrant colours, sounds, and smells of India, brought to life at Modern Tailors with a nod to roadside culinary masters.

Modern Tailors Menu South Africa
Restaurant NameModern Tailors
Cuisine TypeIndian food
Opening Hours11 am – 10 pm
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Modern Tailors Menu

Modern Tailors offers a taste of Indian cuisine with perfectly cooked prawns, chicken tikka, and lamb curry, complemented by good masala chai. The intimate atmosphere and attentive staff provide a relaxing experience, highlighted by reasonable prices and modern decor. Inspired by street food vendors, their menu celebrates earthy, lovingly made dishes that capture the essence of Indian flavors.

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SMALL PLATES

ItemDescriptionPrice (R)
PANI PURI (5’s)A crispy traditional Indian street food stuffed & topped with sev, coriander & mint “Pani” infusion.R68
– Chickpea masala/Garlic almond pickle/Kachumber
– Yellow potato/Garlic almond pickle/Kachumber/Date & tamarind chutney
– Chicken Tikka/Put-put chutney/Kachumber
OKRA FRIESCrunchy lady fingers coated in our signature spice.R56
GUNPOWDER WINGSChar-grilled spicy tikka masala wings served with Put-put chutney.R89
LAMB KEEMA KEBABMT’s mini kofta’s with a side of tangy mint chutney.R95
SPICED HARI MIRCHI & BRINJALSMarinated fried green chillies & brinjals tossed in fresh lime juice, ginger, garlic, curry leaves, coriander dressing.R62
PAPRI CHAATA flavourful burst of fresh pineapple, roast pumpkin, coriander, mint, pomegranate, mixed nuts, chevda, puffed rice drizzled with yoghurt, green chutney & tamarind & date chutney on a crispy popadum.R69
KITCHEREE ARANCINIGolden fried yellow dhal & basmati rice kitcheree balls stuffed with cheddar cheese, served with home-made cumin & tomato chilli jam.R78
SAMOOSAS (4’s)With chutney:
– Potato/Peas/Green chilliR62
– Sweetcorn/Cheese/Green chilliR69
– Put-put chickenR69
– Vindaloo minced lamb/Onions/SpicesR77
FRIED MASALA HALLOUMIHalloumi coated in masala & fresh herb seasoned chana flour, with a garlic tamarind drizzle and chilli & honey dipping sauce.R84
FIRECRACKER PRAWNSMarinated prawn tails, masala dusted, flash fried & coated in our spicy firecracker sauce.R169

TANDOORI/GRILLS

ItemDescriptionPrice (R)
LAMB CHOPS6 Skinny lamb chops rubbed with a special blend of tandoori spices, smoked in the tandoori pit & crispy grilled served with mint chutney.R260
LAMB SHEESH KEBABLamb mince seasoned with spices mixed with onion, green chili, coriander & ginger, skewered & char-grilled.R165
CHICKEN TIKKA (2pc/4pc)Deboned 24hr marinated chicken thighs in yoghurt & roasted MT’s spice served with Put-put chutney.R89/R135
TANDOORI PRAWNSGinger, garlic & spiced marinated prawns grilled on the fire with tomato mint chutney.
– 4 PrawnsR145
– 6 PrawnsR210
– 10 PrawnsR325
TANDOORI PLATTERChicken tikka, gunpowder wings, skinny chops, lamb sheesh kebab, crispy masala potatoes, MT’s chutney.
– For 2R260
– For 4R490
Add prawnsAdd R35 each

BREAD

ItemDescriptionPrice (R)
CHAPATTIA.k.a. the Roti.R25
BUTTER NAANFreshly baked in the tandoor.R28
BUTTER GARLIC NAANR32
CHEESE NAANCheddar & sesame seeds.R39
ALOO-PARATHASpiced potato stuffed chapatti.R40

RICE

ItemDescriptionPrice (R)
STEAMED BASMATIR28
JEERA RICEToasted cumin seeds, finished with ghee & fresh coriander.R35
BOLLYWOOD BASMATIDried mango, pistachio, mint, coriander, curry leaves, caramelised onions & turmeric.R53
CAULIFLOWER RICEToasted cashew, marinated cranberries & fresh broken herbs & toasted pumpkin seedsR53

RICE DISHES

ItemDescriptionPrice (R)
CHICKEN BIRYANIA royal delicacy – yoghurt, spices, ginger & pieces of garlic marinated chicken on the bone. Layered with steamed rice & caramelised onions. With Tailored Dhal & sour milk.R195
VEG BIRYANIAn aromatic rice dish made with seasonal vegetables, herbs, lentils, rice & spices. With Tailored Dhal & sour milk.R155
LAMB KABULI PILAULamb on the bone in a basmati rice pilaf with dates, caramelised carrots & almonds.R210

CURRIES

ItemDescriptionPrice (R)
CHICKEN MAKHANIMT’s butter chicken fillet in a mildly spiced, cashew butter cream & yoghurt sauce.R165
KARELA CHICKEN, PRAWN,GREEN PAPAYA CURRY In a silky spicy coconut sauce with onions, curry leaves & and spices.R210
GREEN PAPAYA CURRYIn a silky spicy coconut sauce with onions, curry leaves & and spices.
(Prawn only option)R240
CHICKEN TIKKA MASALASpiced, deboned thighs cooked in a tomato, butter cream sauce & toasted cashew nuts.R148
GOAT SALI BOTIA classic Indian-Parsi curry, goat on the bone simmered until tender in a lightly spiced, slightly sweet tomato & onion sauce topped with crispy potato sali.R210
DURBAN LAMB CURRYSouth African style lamb on the bone curry, cooked with spices & fresh herbs.R235
LAMB ROGAN JOSHTender boneless lamb slow cooked with Kashmiri chilli, ginger, yoghurt & spices finished with roasted green peppers & onions.R215
PRAWN MADRASOriginating from Chennai, a spicy tomato, tamarind, curry leaf, garlic & ginger curry.R210
(With Prawns)R210
(With Kingklip)R195
GOAN FISH CURRYFish curry with tamarind, peppers, garlic & spices in a silky coconut & curry leaf sauce.
(With Kingklip)R195
(With Prawns)R210

VEGETARIAN

ItemDescriptionPrice (R)
DHAL MAKHANISlow cooked urad dhal with ginger, cream & butter.R105
KITCHEREE & FIRECRACKER CAULIFLOWERYellow dhal & basmati rice kitcheree with crispy spiced cauliflower drizzled in a spicy peanut sauce, finished with chilli oil, masala salt, yoghurt & slaw.R130
BUTTER BEANS CURRYBraised butter beans with potato in MT masala simmered with cream.R128
PANEER TIKKA CURRYMT Artisanal Spiced Paneer in one of our curry sauces: Tikka Masala / Makhani / Palak / Dhal MadrasR135
GOBI MATARCauliflower, chickpea & pea curry with almonds, sesame seeds spices & coconut milk.R105
MUSHROOM KOFTA PALAKSpiced mushroom, potato, chickpea, kale & red onion kofta in a vibrant spinach sauce.R135
PAV BHAJIA Bombay classic street food mashed vegetable curry served with a warm buttery house-made bun.R84

SIDE

ItemDescriptionPrice (R)
TAILORED DHALThe mother-in-law’s classic.R45
BRAISED CABBAGEWith curry leaves, dried chilli & mustard seeds.R48
CRISPY MASALA POTATOESTriple cooked potatoes coated with masala, green mango & chilli powder.R49
RAITAYoghurt, cucumber & jeera seeds.R38
AUNTY VASANTY’S KACHUMBERCucumber, tomato, red onion & coriander in a lemon vinaigrette.R32

FEEL GOOD FACTOR

ItemDescriptionPrice (R)
PRAWN & PAPAYA SALADGrilled spiced prawn skewer with selection of garden greens, sunflower & pumpkin seeds, papaya, dried cranberries, cherry tomatoes, pomegranate, cucumber ribbons with a chilli lime dressing.R170
FALAFEL & ROAST CAULIFLOWER SALADChef’s famous spiced falafel balls, baby leaf greens, avocado, sumac roasted cauliflower, pickled radish, cucumber ribbons, cherry tomatoes, crispy onions, sliced almonds with a coriander & garlic yoghurt dressing.R125

PICKLES & CHUTNEY

ItemDescriptionPrice (R)
PRESERVED LEMON PICKLER25
GARLIC & ALMOND PICKLER28
CARROT PICKLER25
PUT-PUT CHUTNEYCoriander & green curry leaf chutney.R25
MINT ATCHAR CHUTNEYFresh mint & atchar spices.R25
MT GREEN CHUTNEYMint, coriander, garlic, ginger, chilli & yoghurt.R25
DATE & TAMARIND CHUTNEYR28

GIN & TONIC

ItemDescriptionPrice (R)
BOMBAY SAPPHIRELimR41/R69
BOMBAY BRAMBLELemon & berriesR58/R88
MIRARI DAMASK ROSEBerries & flower petalsR52/R84
MIRARI BLUE ORIENT SPICEDGrapefruit & cardamomR52/R84
MIRARI AMBERLemon & cinnamonR52/R84
HENDRICK’SCucumberR58/R95
HENDRICKS’S LUNARCucumber & cracked black pepperR58/R95
BLIND TIGEROrange & mintR46/R84
BOUDIER SAFFRON GINOrange & strawberry.R69/R118
TANQUERAY #10Grapefruit.R62/R102
CAPE SAINTBlaize Oceanic R58/R96

BEERS ON TAP

ItemDescriptionPrice (R)
GOLDEN THREADMT House lager.R36/R52
DEVIL’S PEAK LAGERR39/R53
CASTLE LITER37/R51

COLD DRINKS

ItemPrice (R)
SODASR35
WATERR30/R52
CORDIAL & MIXERR35
JUICESR38
ICE TEAR38

COCKTAILS

Cocktail NameIngredientsPrice (R)
THE CURRINIBombay Sapphire gin, Bianco vermouth, curry leaves, coconut syrup, coriander & lemon JuiceR105
NIMBU PUNCHBacardi carta blanca rum, Elderflower syrup, lemon juice with muddled cucumber wedgesR89
LITCHI LASSI LADABacardi carta blanca rum, litchi syrup, yoghurt, milk, cardamom powder & limeR85
ELDERFLOWER & BASIL SMASHBombay Sapphire gin muddled with basil, elderflower syrup & lemon. Charged with sodaR99
ROSE & POMEGRANATEMirari Damask Rose gin, pomegranate syrup & lemon shaken over ice & topped with MCCR75/R94
MUMBAI EXPRESSBombay Sapphire gin, pineapple syrup, lime, mint & coriander shaken over ice & charged with sodaR99
BERRY FIZZBombay Bramble blackberry & raspberry gin, pineapple juice & vanilla syrup shaken with aquafaba to create a rich foamy texture & charged with sodaR86
GINGER SOURMaker’s Mark bourbon, lemon juice, ginger syrup & egg whiteR110
24 KARATMirari Amber gin, elderflower syrup & lemon shaken over ice & charged with MCCR110

LASSI

Smoothie NameIngredientsPrice (R)
MANGO & SAFFRONMango, plain yoghurt, saffron, green pistachio & ice blended until smoothR66
BERRY & ROSEMixed berries, rose syrup, plain yoghurt, honey & ice blended until smoothR56
DATE & BANANADate, banana, almonds, plain yogurt, honey, cinnamon & ice blended until smoothR64
SALTED CUCUMBER & MINTRefreshing cucumber, plain yoghurt, salt, cumin, fresh mint & honeyR52

NON-ALCOHOLIC

Cocktail NameIngredientsPrice (R)
ELDERFLOWER & BASIL SMASHElderflower syrup, basil, lemon, sodaR52
MARRAKESHPineapple syrup, lime, mint, coriander, sodaR56
LITCHI & SUGAR CANE MOJITOLitchi syrup, mint, lime, sodaR56

SHARBAT

Cocktail NameIngredientsPrice (R)
SPARKLING ROSERose syrup, chia seeds, lemon juice, soda water, mintR52
MINT & LEMONGinger, lemon, mint, sugar, soda waterR49

HOT DRINKS

Coffee TypePrice (R)
CAPPUCCINOR38
CAFFÈ LATTER40
AMERICANOR34
ESPRESSOR27
CAFFÈ MOCHAR46
HOT CHOCOLATER44
SPICED HOT CHOCOLATER46
TURMERIC LATTER42
RED CAPPUCCINOR38

TEA

Tea TypePrice (R)
HOME BREWED MASALA TEAR39
BLACK TEAR32
ROOIBOSR32
GREEN TEAR33
GINGER, HONEY & LEMONR34

DESSERTS

Dessert NamePrice (R)
CARROT HALWAR82
VERMICELLIR62
MANGO TANGOR68
ROSE & CARDAMOM CREME BRULEER77
PUMPKIN GOOLGOOLASR58
SAFFRON SOJIR78
MIXED BERRY BLUSHR66
MT HOMEMADE ICE CREAM (3 scoops)R76

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