Dining Out

Takeaway boom in lockdown

WITH local restaurants, bars and cafes shut for dine-in service, you can still show your support for them by ordering takeaway when you can – every little bit helps.

Ordering in bulk to feed all family

Missing out on the discounted bulk orders from local nursing homes with residents no longer permitted to ‘order in’ over Covid fears, Berala Kebab House’s Jason Aslan says business has taken a hit in the recent lockdown.
‘We are happy that the nursing homes are taking extra precautions though as we want our elderly customers to keep as safe as possible,” he said.
“We’ve had many customers say they would love nothing better than to sit down with us and enjoy their coffee; we are all looking forward to lockdown lifting.”
Open seven days from 6am and noticing a shift in takeaway ordering, Jason says there are less customers coming in but many of them are buying for the whole household.
“People will order a few kebabs, snack packs and pizzas in one order now just to take home to the family,” he said.
“There’s also no school rush or parents in the morning but we certainly empathise with everyone and hope everything will be back to normal soon.”
The team at Auburn’s Student Biryani have also ramped up their takeaway business.
“We are offering the full menu for takeaway but with no diners allowed, business is 50 per cent down,” manager Naveed said.
“Home deliveries are also available if you order through Ubereats, Menulog, Doordash or Deliveroo.
“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.
“We are definitely managing but look forward to lockdown lifting soon.”

• Berala Kebab House is at 5/157 Woodburn Road, Berala (9649 2007) and Student Biryani is at 42 Auburn Road, Auburn (0423 586 076).