Forget competitive petrol prices, a service station in Blacktown has become popular for the restaurant quality Indian food.

The Metro Petroleum Blacktown on Richmond Rd has become a foodie destination thanks to its homemade Indian food and snacks, many of which are hard to find outside of India.

“About 20 per cent of our business is from customers who come here for the food, not the petrol,” said owner Pranav Patel.

Forget stale sandwiches, this servo stocks a range of freshly made samosas, chicken puffs, biryani, paneer puffs and veggie cutlets as well as spicy lemonade.

Patel has owned the outlet for three years. He was motivated to stock restaurant quality food to help him stand out. “I wanted to do something different,” he said.

The Metro Petroleum servo’s snack offering includes samosas, chicken puffs, paneer puffs and veggie cutlets. Picture: Richard Dobson

The Metro Petroleum servo’s snack offering includes samosas, chicken puffs, paneer puffs and veggie cutlets. Picture: Richard Dobson

He also serves masala tea. Picture: Richard Dobson

He also serves masala tea. Picture: Richard Dobson

“I looked at the customers and the ethnicity in the area and wanted to offer food to match their tastes but also a good price point,” he said.

A customer favourite is the samosas, of which he’s often sold out by lunch, and Indian masala tea.

“We are open 24 hours, so it’s my goal to be able to serve good quality food here no matter what time.”

Extracted in full from: Blacktown servo becomes foodie destination for homemade Indian | Daily Telegraph

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