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A Hidden Garden Oasis in the backstreets of Prospect has opened

This hidden neighbourhood gem is serving Indian style tapas and great drinks in a tranquil garden location.

If you’ve spent much time in the streets around Prospect you’d know it’s a lovely leafy suburb with a lot of inviting, gorgeous houses. Obviously you can’t just invite yourself into someone’s backyard, until now that is.

Garden by the Alley is the secret spot behind Indian restaurant Rasooi.

Rasooi opened last year in June in a converted house. Now business partners Aniket saraiya and Ramandeep Khangura want to take advantage of the fact that their venue is a house.

They’ve transformed the spectacular garden into an Indian style tapas bar that is independent to their restaurant.

And in a surprising but intriguing move, there’s even a separate spa area that groups can book out which is located on the deck and has awnings for privacy.

Garden by the Alley is completely separate to Rasooi with its individual menu.

“The whole purpose of Garden by the Alley was to make an experience where customers spend a couple of hours with us and they have different experiences right from the start,” Aniket says.

Menu items at Garden by the Alley include stuffed papad (which is stuffed pappadums) with your choice of cottage cheese, and chicken tika nachos (which sounds delightful).

Rasooi is an experience in its own that is very different to most Indian restaurants with live music, and different dining experiences, such as tradition North Indian cuisine and dishes influenced by colonial times for India.

Their drinks menu is also rather unique.

“We have a lot of smoked cocktails something which not a lot of places do, so we have an applewood smoked Manhattan and smoked Old Fashions as well so that has been a unique selling point for us,” Aniket says.

Garden by the Alley and Rasooi are located at 29 Edgeworth Street-Prospect SA 5082.

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