Story of 1947 eatery
Our story begins during the British Raj with Thomas Alter a keen explorer
who travelled the depths of India to gather culinary treasures. During his travels, he collected recipes from the bustling streets of Delhi, the bazaars of Hyderabad, the shores of Goa, right through to the melting pot of Bombay.
As India woke up to independence in 1947, Thomas migrated with nothing but his collection of recipes in tow searching for a new adventure and descended to the land of the long white cloud - Aotearoa.
In 2016, during the construction boom of Auckland CBD, three friends discovered a buried notebook in Federal street under a construction site. The pages described an Imperial India like no other as Tom’s penned recipes came to life. They knew they had stumbled across a hidden gemThe .
1947 eatery is a result of Tom’s lifelong love of India’s exotic flavours, diverse recipes and hidden treasures. Come with us on a journey back to 1947.