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Reviewed 25 October 2023

The food and wine were excellent. The robot delivering meals was far less efficient or desirable than a human. QR menus and ordering dishes were cumbersome. A paper menu would be easier, and talking to a waiter/ess definitely preferable

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023

Good for vegetarian. This place had the best filter coffee I had in Melbourne. Also have great outdoor space. Good for young kids.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 9 June 2023

We went with some friends who had never had a South Indian meal. It was lovely to see them enjoy the thalis and dosa and we all had a relaxed lunch chatting in the relaxing atmosphere. The team was really helpful as well and helped...us to order directly so we only had to use the online menu to see what was available.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 19 April 2022 via mobile

Authentic South Indian food and coffee. Staff is polite and helpful. Dosas n chutneys were excellent and contactless service with robots. A suggestion, During peak hours, rest rooms need to cleaned regularly.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 24 March 2022

Ordered pongal and poori for kids but pongal quantity is 200 container…now a days quality also poor. They have not sent chutney for the pongal.. called restorant and informed in middle disconnected and not received my phone after that.. worst quality … Unprofessional staff ….

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 15 April 2021

We go to Saravana Bhavan Wantirna very often. Staff are pleasant and helpful and the food is excellent. We go there mainly for the idlis and the coffee is just superb!!!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 13 December 2020

I've been visiting Saravanna Bhavan at least every 2 months for the last 5 years at least. In the past, the service was good, food was good and prices reasonable. Visited once during COVID and noticed the change. However went back on the weekend post-COVID...to find a drastic (and very negative) change. No menus were given out and staff did not even instruct you that you had to use your mobile and QR code to order. When the online ordering menu didnt work, it took awhile for staff to finally come and take my order and did not seem very happy about it. I asked for water for the table and was told that they dont serve water anymore but I can get a small 300ml bottle for $1. How riduculous is that? Which restaurant DOES NOT serve you water? They said because of COVID but I've been to several that serve water and how does serving water in a glass differ from serving your food in a plate? Just another excuse to make money. Also noticed that the food prices were much higher than normal and more expensive. When the food arrived we also found out that the quality had actually gone down. I am not saying that the food was not good - it was and we finished most of it, but certainly the flavour had gone down - the potato from the Masala Dosa was bland and full of onions, the coffee was very watery and not how Filter Coffee should be and the 2 different dosas we ordered tasted and looked absolutely identical even though one was supposed to be $4 more with Ghee. I might go back but certainly not as frequently or buy at much as we used to as there other other places that are better. I think staff and management should be aware of the negative aspects their restaurant is going through. .More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 19 July 2020

Absolutely delicious dosas and best ever Sambar ! One of the best options for take away in lockdown period. Many thanks to the amazing chef 👩‍🍳

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 9 December 2019

Stale food Unfriendly staff Ridiculous service They have nothing like customer service, so basically whoever takes your order thinks himself as owner of Restaurant I would say Someone should go and check their food quality

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 14 July 2019

Hi, I am Vinayak I read the review before going to the restaurant. Review was bad. But I thought most of the time review will be written by the people who had bad experience. Some times it does happen so. And people with good experience...tend not to write the review. That is why I thought I should go and try myself. Good that I did it. I had the best experience. Staff were very friendly and approachable. Service was very fast. Food was very tasty. I have no complain. Excellent. I would recommend to any one to have go end enjoy.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 6 July 2019

We frequent this place almost every weekend for the quality and taste of food Saravana is famous for is undeniable. Their paneer pakoda and gobi 65 are yumiest starters to begin with, for main course naan and paneer butter masala, sambar mini idli, wada are...finger licking good. These are just a few to name!! The service and hospitality of the staff is something that adds value to the place.This place has beautiful ambiance and seating. Something that always makes us return to this place is the manager of the hotel, what a humble person and the way he always make sure about the food and happy to seek feedback and will make sure it is addressed promptly.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 15 June 2019 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed our meals here! The staff were friendly, the manager came to say hello and to check we were happy with the food we ordered. The chairs were comfortable and it was pleasantly warm. The waitress was happy to help...with suggestions. We had taken a bottle of wine and they had water and cups on the table ready. Food was delivered promptly and cheerfully and we were also offered extra dipping sauce. So many lovely flavours and spices in all our dishes. We will return.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 10 February 2019

The food was absolutely fantastic! Everything we ordered was of the highest quality and more importantly tasted like authentic South Indian food should taste. The young man who served us was very polite and helpful, and the manager Randy was always ready to be of...help whenever we asked. If I was to offer one criticism, it would be that the paneer butter masala we ordered as take away, was too sweet and tasted like every other Indian restaurant in Australia. But the reason I visited saravana bhavan was to have South Indian food, and based on that I can give this restaurant no less than a 5 out of 5.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 19 January 2019 via mobile

Randy the manager was very supportive of the meetup requirements , which we conducted at the location. The food was awesome as expected. The Idlis were soft and very tasty, and the various chutney’s were full of flavour. The Channa Bathura was also very tasty....Our friends seem to enjoy their dosas and snacks as well. The filter coffee here is worth ordering .More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

Authentic South Indian taste, very clean and courteous service. This is one of the finest experiences of restaurants we had on our AuNz tour. I suggested it to the family, and am happy that I got it absolutely right.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Saravanaa Bhavan is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 3