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Karnavar Restaurant

62 South End, Croydon CR0 1DP, England
+44 20 8686 2436
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pakora” (14 reviews)
“scallops” (21 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
62 South End, Croydon CR0 1DP, England
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1 - 10 of 529 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here on Monday purely after reading reviews on TA. Wow. Undoubtedly the best Indian food we've had, definitely not the usual fare. Indian fine dining without a doubt. We had 3 starters, 3 mains, a couple of breads and a couple of bottles...More

Thank Rob C
Karnavarlondon, General Manager at Karnavar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful comments about the genuine hospitality. We are indeed privileged to be serving you. this is a source of encouragement and motivation for us to strive for excellence. Karnavar team look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came down from the midlands to take my son to Heathrow airport and had to take my wife to this restaurant which I've visited previously on two occasions and AGAIN food and service was faultless. Boss I wished you'd open a restaurant in the midlands...More

Thank Andy W
Karnavarlondon, General Manager at Karnavar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, We sincerely appreciate for taking time to write about your dinning experience at Karnavar and glad to note that you enjoyed our food and service. it is my pleasure to share your compliments with Karnavar team. We look forward to welcome you again....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got a chance to visit karnavar recently. A group of 6. The food was simply fantastic, good flavoured scallops as a starter and still reminds the taste of lamb dish in the mains excellent service staff, very helpful in explaining the dishes. I will...More

Thank Beatrix_Andi
Karnavarlondon, General Manager at Karnavar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. we are happy to know that you enjoyed the food and service. i will pass on the compliments to the team, which is a tremendous source of inspiration. We look forward to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On point food is 5 star! Would definitely eat here again. Every dish was so delicious and great service.

Thank Louise A
Karnavarlondon, General Manager at Karnavar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. we are glad to hear that you have enjoyed Karnavar dinning experience. We look forward for your next visit Kind Regards, RON GENERAL MANAGER

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a fantastic experience to visit karanavar restaurant. The non veg dishes are unbelievable. The restaurant is too far from where I live though I wish to visit again with my family. My mouth is still watery when I'm thinking about the dishes we...More

Thank Aswathi V
Karnavarlondon, General Manager at Karnavar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review.we are delighted to know that Karnavar team provided you a wonderful dinning experience in your recent visit. We look forward to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards RON GENERAL MANAGER KARNAVAR RESTAURANT.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

visited last month, but the flavour locked biriyani calls me back . will definitely have a visit again. The atmosphere is elegant.

Thank cimi c
Karnavarlondon, General Manager at Karnavar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is great that you felt everything was spot on and you enjoyed the experience in Karnavar. Looking forward to see you again soon. Kind Regards RON

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with 4 of my girls - had the taster menu - 5 courses! Oh my - was unbelievable! The service was impeccable definitely my favourite Indian restaurant

2  Thank Asha S
Karnavarlondon, General Manager at Karnavar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Asha, Thank you for your feedback. We highly appreciate you took out time to review us. I will pass on the compliments to the entire Karnavar team. Looking forward to see you again soon Many Thanks RON

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here with 3 friends after reading good reviews. We were not disappointed on the quality of the food. The service was friendly and efficient. This is another quality not quantity restaurant. Would visit again, and would say the average diner could fit 3 courses...More

1  Thank huggetts2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 7 and it was virtually empty. Nice corner table. Service was prompt and encouraged but not hassled to order as a big party was due to arrive. Restaurant filled up over the evening but service was good. Food was excellent. We shared...More

1  Thank Lunar99
Karnavarlondon, Manager at Karnavar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your constructive feedback.We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at karnavar in your recent visit. Your feedback is really motivating the entire karnavar team to deliver better service. we ensure the quality of food and service will...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with family. Restaurant was busy but staff managed well. Everyone ordered the masala dosa. The flavour was good, cooked quite well, authentic, presented well BUT everything was way too salty. Maybe it's just a one off.More

Thank D B
Karnavarlondon, Manager at Karnavar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thanks for sharing reviews about your recent experience in Karnavar. Very sorry to hear that you found the dosa very salty, I have briefed the kitchen team about your feedback. they will be extra cautious about seasoning the dishes. we consider the guest...More

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nymiah
19 January 2017|
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Response from Karnavarlondon | Property representative |
Dear nymiah, The lamb and the chicken that we serve in the restaurant is halal. But we also have one pork dish on the menu and we do not use any kind of alcohol in the food that we cook but we have a separate bar in the... More
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Belle-Noel
22 August 2016|
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Response from Karnavarlondon | Property representative |
Dear Belle-Noel, We are very sorry we missed your review. We apologise for this unfortunate event. We sincerly appolagise if you had a bad experience. If you wish to discuss further please dont hesitate to contact me at... More
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Melani66
30 December 2015|
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Response from Karnavarlondon | Property representative |
Dear Melani66, Thank you for your enquiry. Yes, we can cater for a party of 50+. Please give us a call and we can discuss about the menus and seating arrangements. Kindest Regards Venkata D Assistant Restaurant Manager
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 27 - US$ 101
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 South End, Croydon CR0 1DP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Croydon
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8686 2436
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Description
Our Head Chef Manoj Karnavar created the Karnavar fine dining restaurant menu with his 18 years of culinary experience in five star hotels like Fairmont Dubai, Marriott in Mumbai, Renaissance in Goa, Savoy, Claridges and Mandarin Oriental in London. Our Chef has opened Karnavar with the concept of creative twist in traditional Indian cuisine. Get ready for the treat with your family and friends for a remarkable dining experience. Since opening April 2014, Karnavar received couple of awards and achievements, SHORTLISTED MENU OF THE YEAR IN THE WHOLE OF UK (CATEY AWARDS -CATERER MAGAZINE) BEST NEW COMER OF THE YEAR 2014 IN BRITAIN (BIBA AWARDS) LISTED UNDER TOP 10 INDIAN RESTAURANT 2014 IN UK (POLLS BY TRIP ADVISOR) NEW COMER OF THE YEAR 2014 – BRITISH CURRY AWARDS (SHORT-LISTED FOR THE FINALIST IN NEW COMER CATEGORY) LISTED NUMBER 1 UNDER TOP 10 BEST INDIAN RESTAURANTS IN LONDON (DINERS CHOICE WINNER BY OPEN TABLE FROM OCT 2014 TO APRIL 2015) LISTED UNDER TOP 3 RESTAURANTS IN CROYDON (BY TRIP ADVISOR RATINGS BASED ON 287 RESTAURANTS – APRIL 2015) LISTED UNDER TOP 10 RESTAURANTS IN GREATER LONDON (BY TRIP ADVISOR RATINGS BASED ON 3104 RESTAURANTS – APRIL 2014)
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