The home of honest Indian cuisine in Melbourne’s South Yarra, The Serve Bistro & Tandoor is all about food that warms the body and soul, with a focus on northern Indian and Punjabi cuisine. Weekdays sees this institution opening up down Toorak Road for lunch, while dinner is served seven days a week and, backed by over twenty years experience, The Serve is also a capable host when it comes to catering for your next big celebration.
A feast laid on by The Serve Bistro & Tandoor is as good-looking as it is tasty. The Serve’s Toorak Road kitchen has mastered the ancient art of Indian cuisine, creating northern Indian dishes that take advantage of five millennia of Himalayan and Ayurvedic wisdom when it comes to delicate spice blends and the traditional charcoal-fired Punjabi tandoor oven. South Yarra and Melbourne is blessed to have such an informed Indian restaurant at its disposal – reserve a table and find out what the fuss is all about.
Order up a trio of meat, vegetables, Indian breads, kulchas or roti and trained palates will notice the distinctive succulent and smoky flavours of the tandoor oven at work. This is one Melbourne Indian restaurant that elevates the art of northern Indian cuisine to a culinary science, helmed by a team of chefs with a deep understanding of Ayurvedic medicine. Like any good Indian restaurant that is genuinely invested in the traditions of the Punjab, South Yarra’s vegetarian cohort are treated to a list of non-carnivorous options that keeps pace with the tender meat, poultry and seafood dishes on offer. Round off your meal with a spice-quenching Indian dessert and The Serve experience is complete.
The food was fabulous and the girl looking after us was super nice and attentive. The prawn curries are amazing and the banquet for two is plentiful.