Call us: 9827 9455 or 0458 011 765
Thank you for your continued support.
Cricket World Cup 2015. We are supporting teams from three countries which have strong links with our existence; India, New Zealand and Australia. Starting February 14, we have been running several promotions every week so keep visiting our web site as well as Facebook page and drop-in at the restaurant.
There is going to be a surprise announcement to celebrate forthcoming “Cricket World Cup”.
You might also know that we are open for Lunches Monday to Friday from 12:00 Noon to 2:30 pm. Same freshly prepared delicious food but for a quick and light meals starting from $10.90 only.
Please use our On-line reservation form to make your bookings..
The Serve Management
The Serve Bistro & Tandoor welcomes you into our heart and our home, here at Toorak Road, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia.
We trust that you will not only savour and delight in the taste of our fine North Indian cuisine but also enjoy a truly warm reception and personalized service from our dedicated team; a combined unique and wholesome experience that will keep you returning for meal after meal.
We serve carefully selected dishes that represent the best of North Indian cuisine and the Punjab region in particular. History plays its part in our menu as the influence of the Mughal invasion features throughout several dishes.
We serve wholesome, authentic, nourishing, and honest Indian cuisine – an experience to cherish.
Redefining the art of serving
Atithi Devo Bhava (Guest is God)
Written above in the ancient language of Sanskrit is a sacred mantra and the very foundation on which The Serve stands. Indian hospitality is a spiritual endeavour and what truly sets The Serve apart is our wholehearted respect for, and devotion to our diners and guests. To be hospitable, therefore, means to care and show respect for another being. It is the sincerest expression of appreciation, love, and humility. The Serve team is guided by these principals.
Honest Indian cuisine served with respect and love.
Welcome to The Serve Bistro & Tandoor.
Spices of Life
5000 years ago, the Himalayan sages conceived the use of spices and herbs as a natural means to balance the metabolism of the body. This knowledge became the corner stone of the Ayurvedic medicine or the ‘Science of Life’.
Spices are an intrinsic part of cooking at The Serve not only because the exotic colours and heady aromas elevate any dish from the ordinary to a sublime feast for the senses of sight, smell, and taste, but because most are known to possess therapeutic and healing properties. It is the variety and combination of these spices that nourishes both body and soul.
Turmeric (Haldi) is a wonder spice. It improves liver functions, prevents coughs and cold, improves skin tone, and is a blood purifier, an antiseptic, and a strong antioxidant.
Clove (Laung) controls gum and tooth infections, anti-nausea, combats colds, strengthens nerves and improves circulation.
Cumin (Jeera) helps flush toxins from the body and is a good digestive, especially to “settle” a heavy meal.
Cardamom (Elaichi) prevents the formation of kidney stones.
Mustard Seeds source of selenium and omega-3 fatty acids, stimulates the appetite and known for its anti-inflammation properties.
Black Pepper (Kali Mirch) helps ward off colds and throat infections.
Nutmeg (Jaifal) helps relieve stress.
Cinnamon (Daalchini) helps fight diabetes and food poisoning.
Chili (Mirchi) aids in weight loss, boosts the body’s immunity and fights inflammation.
Tandoor – A Timeless Tradition
Villages in North India traditionally use mud stoves (Chullhas) and clay ovens to cook their food. One such oven is the Tandoor which is shaped like a barrel and fired by charcoal. The food, prepared first in a special marinade, is spiked on long metal rods and then cooked in the Tandoor. The Serve’s preparation makes our food beautiful to behold and addictive to the palate. Health and Happiness Enjoy!