Dining Out

More use voucher for takeaway runs

ENTERING the fourth week of lockdown with no end in sight has been tough on clubs, restaurants and cafes who are not permitted to operate a dine-in service but plenty are ramping up their takeaway and delivery services, including Auburn’s Student Biryani.
“We are offering the full menu for takeaway but with no diners allowed, business is certainly down,” manager Muhammad Naveed said.
“Home deliveries are also available if you order through Ubereats, Menulog, Doordash or Deliveroo.”

Since first making a mark in Pakistan as a roadside stall in Karachi in 1969, Student Biryani has become an international brand, opening its doors in Auburn four years ago and attracting a loyal following among foodies.
Mr Naveed described owner and chef Muhammad Javed as a second generation biryani maker, who learned how to cook the signature dish from his father when he was 13 or 14-years-old.
“Prepared fresh each day, the sumptuous signature biryani is still made using Muhammad’s father’s recipes to produce a consistent taste and quality, with options including chicken, beef, goat or vegetables,” he said.
“Our signature Biryani is still the most popular dish, along with our chicken or beef haleem and we remain open Monday to Sunday for lunch and dinner orders.”
Naveed said he has been pleased to see more customers using their Dine & Discover vouchers.
“It’s a good opportunity to ease financial pressure on families and individuals in the lockdown,” he said.
“The vouchers are only available for our takeaway service and not if you order through the other providers online.
“We are definitely managing but, along with everyone else, looking forward to lockdown lifting soon.”

Student Biryani,
42 Auburn Road, Auburn.
Ph: 0423 586 076.