I had always thought that when eating Indian food you had to eat a lot of rice. It's not that I don't like rice it's just that I don't really find it enticing. However on a recent visit to one of my favourite Indian restaurants in Patterson Lakes with a friend who works at an Indian restaurant on the other side of Melbourne I learned something new, she suggested that instead of rice I order a few of the many flavoured breads and eat those with the dishes rather than rice.
This was all very new to me, but I acknowledge nothing ventured nothing gained. After ordering 3 main dishes to share (there were four of us) we ordered the following breads:- Kashmiri Naan - bread stuffed with fruits and nuts; Cheese Naan bread stuffed with cheese & coriander; and Garlic Naan flavoured with garlic. I know not really that adventurous and I must admit next time I go I can't wait to try the other flavoured breads to accompany my meal.
If you don't try anything else do try Kashmiri Naan. You won't regret it.
The upstairs entrance to the Shavan's Restaurant accessible both by stairs & elevator
Now back to the business at hand, this restaurant used to be opposite Blu at the rear of Habour Plaza and has just recently been relocated to the upper floor of the Plaza at the front of the Habour Plaza complex and is now visible from Thompson's Rd. It has the feel of the new and glamorous, with an elegance of style that can only be gained after years of experience and service.
Comments on the menu - quite extensive caters for vegetarians, and you can specify how hot or mild you want your food when ordering. They have a lunch banquet 2 curries rice bread raita papdum chutney for only $20.00. Every Sunday buffet lunch. All you can eat Adults $19.90 Kids and $10.90 Lunch Take away pack $10.00. Any curry with rice only (seafood not included).
Booking - this restaurant can get very busy, so to be on the safe side I would book. Although it might not always be necessary Getting there Without a car - really too far to walk from Carrum station although it is doable if you are fit. There is a bus that runs from the station to Patterson Lakes shopping centre. With a car - parking is plentiful and free Disabled Access Assessment Ramp access not necessary as there is a lift to the upper floor and no stairs after that Aisle access/width (1 metre) to allow ease of movement good Proximity to to disabled parking good