Eden Garden Indian Cuisine is run by husband and wife duo Vikas and Neetu, with a clear passion for food, local community, and of course cricket! With a menu that is inspired by home made Indian cuisine, it is something to be remembered and will keep you coming back for more!
We spoke with Vikas, from Eden Garden Indian Cuisine to discover their local story:
Hi Vikas, thanks for taking the time to chat. Tell us a little about yourself and your business?
I’m a structural engineer by profession and my wife Neetu is the lovely entrepreneur who is the spirit behind the venture. She is an arts graduate from India and has had a cooking background for last 20 years. We opened our first venture in Yeronga in 2013, which ran for around 3 years. The response was very positive and this helped us acheive our dream to move into a more central place so we can serve a wider community. So here we are at South Brisbane where response has been enormous and people are adapting to our unique taste which comes from North India.
I am sure your customers love your authentic dishes. But do you have a signature dish?
As the name suggests, our restaurant has a cricket theme! So we love to talk cricket and serve food in a playful atmosphere – which is sure to “hit a six”. Our idea is to keep the true Indian flavours in our food with no changes to our authentic recopies. But we juxtapose our traditional flavours with a contemporary plating style that matches with the best in the culinary world.
Our signature dish would have to be the cream chicken, its not cooked as a sweet curry. Also for our vegan customers our signature dish would be the vegan samosa. “Now this is new to town”
What is your fave local business in your area?
South Brisbane is a food hub and that’s what we love. There is a wide variety of food options available but there has been a lack of true Indian taste and that’s what we are here to provide.
What do you love about your local area?
It’s a very multicultural area with people from so many backgrounds and cultures. I love serving Indian cuisine to such a wide audience.
Lastly, Do you have any advice for small businesses just starting up?
Do what you are passionate about and don’t give up! Stick to your strengths and remember, it takes time.