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About Us

Our story

Few words about us

We bring together the great taste and culinary heritage from India to you. Right from the authentic aromas and taste to an unparalleled dining experience with recipes that are truly loved and served with great warmth across the Indian sub-continent. Join us on a journey as we bring to you three distinct cuisines: North Indian, South Indian & Indo-Chinese, each having its own charm and character.

Lemone Chillies is not just a restaurant; it’s an experience that brings the heart of India to Brisbane. With our diverse menu, unwavering dedication to quality, and a commitment to serving you the most genuine Indian flavors, we have earned the reputation of being the “Best Indian Restaurant in Brisbane.” We invite you to explore our menu, savor our culinary delights, and immerse yourself in the flavors of India. Come and experience the magic of Lemone Chillies today!

Lemon chillies, Where cuisine meets culture

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Meet our team

Jijo Paul


- Chef Jijo Paul, after graduating Diploma in Hospitality Management Srinivas College of Hotel Management, Mangalore, Karnataka and started his hospitality basement in Holiday Inn Ahmedabad Gujrat, and boosted his career, working with Oberoi Group of Five-star Hotels in India around 7 years. He came to Australia in 2002, as a qualified chef in Casablanca Brasserie and Café. In 2005, he joined The Hilton Brisbane, as a chef and worked there for 8 years. Mr Jijo Paul widened his culinary experience to the Royal International Convention centre (RNA showgrounds) and for EKKA, prior to opening Lemon Chillies. He has completed an Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management from TAFE Southbank, Brisbane, and continued bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from Griffith University.

Diman Singh


- Chef, Diman Singh - From Rajasthan - started his career at a very young age and flourished at multiple hospitality venues throughout India. In 2008 Chef Singh migrated to Australia and worked at different restaurants at Noosa, Toowomba, Brisbane and Townsville. With over 30 years of experience, Chef Singh joined Lemon Chillies, sharing his skills and knowledge.

Rashid Khan


- Chef Rashid Khan - From Kolkatta, East Bengal - started his career at a very young age and flourished at multiple hospitality venues throughout India. In 2004 Rashid migrated to Australia and worked at different restaurants Brisbane. Rashid joined with Lemon Chillies in 2019

Sudhir Durani


Chef Sudhir Durani - From Tamil Nadu - started his career at a young age after completing his bachelors in hospitality management from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He has worked in multiple hospitality venues throughout India. Chef Sudhir expanded his skills and knowledge while working in Singapore for almost 5 years. He moved back to India and focused on South Indian cuisine especially the Chettinad cuisine. Finally, he arrived in Brisbane and joined Lemon Chillies. Sudhir joined with Lemon Chillies in 2022

Sunita Laminchhane


Sunita Laminchhane - Kathmandu, Nepal - Completed Advance Diploma in Business and Diploma in Hospitality Management in Australia - -Arrived in Australia in 2016 - Worked at multiple hospitality venues - Joined with Lemon Chillies in 2018

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