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Madras Restaurant

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244 Lewisham High Street, London SE13 6JU, England
+44 20 8852 6666
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 22:30
Sat 10:30 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We like to taste dosas from time to time and this is a good place in Lewisham to try one or two. It is a small place that offers also buffet lunch at reasonable price.

Thank littleexplorer2017
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has got much worse over time. Over a 40 minute wait for our starters despite being the only other family in the restaurant, and when we questioned why, we were told 'there are lots of delivery orders'. When the food finally came, the dosas were soggy and the sambar was bland and tasteless. Take it from someone who... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

First time visit to this restaurant. We were looking for a restaurant to eat out. We was told about the madras restaurant by someone in the street. We ordered spicy vada, masala dosa and Chole bhature .All of the dish was cooked well and tasty.

1 Thank Cholaram K
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Had a delicious dosa here. Crispy, spectacularly long (rolled up it overhung the dinner plate's edges). It not only tasted lovely, the service was charming and the ingredients of the dosa did not include wheat flour, making it safe for people who have to avoid gluten.

1 Thank Tabitha-Traveller
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 November 2016

What a delicious discovery!! Excellent food and great service.. I recommend all to visit and have yummy food

1 Thank Ajmal A
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

A revelation! I echo everything in the other positive reviews - the best dosa I have eaten and really interesting selection of non bog-standard dishes, cooked fresh and non-oily. My new go-to place locally, without a doubt!

2 Thank shirleymk2015
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is one of the best south Indian restaurants in London. It doesn't have fancy decor and service is unrefined but friendly. However, the food is fresh and unlike many other Indian restaurants it isn't swimming in oil (and my son's Korma didn't have a shed load of sugar in it). We have travelled all over London for a decent... More 

3 Thank Car0v
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Ordered a curry last night from this local restaurant and I cannot describe how disappointed I am with it. The curry was watery and bread tasted like playdoh! The rice was stuck together in clumps and meat was 99% fat 1% chewy. After looking at the lamb I was completely put off and wanted to be sick pretty sure there... More 

Thank AmeliaMoen
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I'm a regular visitor to this unassuming restaurant with a South Indian menu. The spices taste fresh and the curries are never too oily. There seems to be a large Indian clientele which must be a good sign.

2 Thank polpresa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Yummy masala dosa..... Now we r regular at here. A good place for family visit. Definitely will come back with friends. ...

3 Thank Jayan P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$20
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 244 Lewisham High Street, London SE13 6JU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8852 6666

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?