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Saravanaa Bhavan

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A thali plate with curries, rice and naan
Photograph: Nicholas Jordan

Time Out says

Founded in 1981, this is one of the most successful Indian – and vegetarian – chains around the world

Disclaimer: Saravanaa Bhavan is a chain, a global 100-store South Indian conglomerate. Don’t let that dissuade you – this is less McDonald’s and more Chennai street-inspired dinnig. Peek in the back of the restaurant, and you’ll see it yourself: huge plumes of steam erupting from a grill preparing fermented millet-dough dosas the length of your arm; deep fryers crisping flat breads and battered onion bhajis; and another grill stir-frying shredded roti with spices and curry gravy. All of it is immensely hearty, vegetarian and under $15.

Written by
Nicholas Jordan


1/99 Phillip St
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm & 5.30pm-10pm; Sat, Sun 9am-10.30pm
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