Saravana Bhavan – Review

A fairly short post for you here and I’ve decided not to rate as this is more just me sharing my love for Saravana Bhavan (plus I’m a little biased by my love of the Dosa). All over the world this vegetarian restaurant chain is well-known to one and all across the world. Actually, that is a lie, I didn’t know about it until I moved to London and a boy introduced me to it (thanks dude!) but then I realised that EVERYONE knew about it. Where have I been? Anyway, Saravana Bhavan has quick become a fave of mine to get me my dosa fix and I don’t think anywhere does a tastier, crispier dosa! Even my friend is San Francisco knows of the place and loves it! Recently, post a TV appearance, Rita Morar and I took a trip to the South Indian restaurant (they are dotted all over London but we frequented the Rayners Lane branch) and decided to indulge in some South Indian tasti-ness. Here are a few of my faves and a description of them:

Paneer 65 – coated paneer, fried and served with tomato sauce and onions

Paneer 65
Paneer 65

Cocktail Fried Idli – a smaller, fried version of the traditional Idli, served with a selection of sauces

Cocktail fried idli
Cocktail fried idli

Palak Paneer (more like Saag Paneer though) – paneer cooked a in a spinach sauce

Palak Paneer
Palak Paneer

Paper Roast/Plain Dosa – a traditional Dosa (Indian savoury pancake) with no filling but served with sauces and a bowl of dal

Dosa
Dosa

Noodles – Chinese style noodles – they speak for themselves

Chinese style noodles
Chinese style noodles

Garlic Naan

Garlic naan
Garlic naan

Falooda – the ultimate milkshake! Milk, ice-cream, basil seeds, sauce, jelly.. the perfect end to an indulgent meal

Falooda
Falooda

Every time I go there I want to go and visit south India and am left stuffed but wanting more. I’ve been to the East Ham branch too and both are lovely, although sometimes the food is spicier than others and there is always a queue. But the food is tasty, extremely reasonable, the chai is perfect and the service quick and always with a smile. What more could you ask for?

 

Visit the SB website – http://www.saravanabhavan.co.uk/

Priya Mulji

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