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#177 of 1,228 Indian in London
#2,224 of 17,364 Restaurants in London

Food and ambience

Traditional Pakistani home cooking, with love. We are a family run restaurant in Brockley, south east London. All curries are dairy free/gluten free cooked with traditional methods and love. We are a fully licensed restaurant with craft beers and wine. Look forward to serving you soon!
US$15 - US$27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
Indian, Asian, Pakistani
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Table Service, Reservations, Free Wifi, BYOB
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Reviewed 20 December 2020

Probably my 8th visit now and gets better everytime! Home-cooked, comforting food at it's finest, plus totally covid-friendly - felt entirely safe throughout my visit. Tasty, seasonal mains (highly recommend any chickpea dish), amazing sides (the rotis, condiments and tarka dal are staples to any...visit) and brilliant service - love!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 22 June 2020 via mobile

This isn’t your usual local Indian restaurant. The menu is small and selective and changes often. Always fresh, cooked beautifully. The premises being small can get a little tight when busy, but they manage it well and we have never had anything but good service.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 7 March 2020

Lucky to have this fantastic restaurant on my doorstep. The menu is small and there's not a huge amount of space, but the food is wonderful and the service in warm and friendly. A particular highlight is the fact they serve their own, specially brewed...beers, made locally. Would happily visit again and again. Get here early if you want a table, because it quickly fills up.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 22 February 2020

Cramped & overpriced, Constantly being knocked into by passing staff & customers,we wont be visiting again.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 2 January 2020 via mobile

Small menu choice, unlike its portion sizes, which are bigger than small. Food proper spicy too, you love to see it when a restaurant keeps the spice levels authentic instead of using just a pinch of pepper like a typical English meal. They definitely use...more than a pinch.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 20 November 2019

good food, though some of the dishes bit samey - same tomato base. friendly staff, no loud music. We booked for 7.30, but had to wait (with wine) for another half hour for a table - it was a busy Friday night. Will go again,...reasonably priced,More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 14 August 2019

Really enjoyed the delicious food at this cafe, it was excellent. The staff were friendly and attentive, the prices are very reasonable and the food was super flavoursome. Great music and atmosphere. We will definitely eat here again soon!

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 19 June 2019

The food is very tasty and you can taste just how fresh the ingredients are. Its a very intimate space and there is a lovely atmosphere, our waiter was really welcoming and polite. I would recommend trying lots of the dishes to share and i...have been told they often change the menu which is a nice touch. The only criticism would be that in my opinion the alcohol was a little too expensive but other than that it was a lovely meal.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 12 June 2019

Just had an awesome dinner for my Dad's Birthday. We were a table of 8, and it was the perfect location for it. It was intimate enough that we could all hear each other, but still had a buzz. The food was AMAZING. A take...out curry will just never do after that. The staff were a super friendly and accommodating bunch. Definitely recommend. We will 1000% be back.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 16 May 2019

I was at your restaurant on Thursday (first date night since our baby was born 8 months ago) and it was AMAZING! Thanks so much for such a lovely dinner and night. The person serving us was lovely, the food was perfect). The dairy-free Mong...Phali Barfi was the perfect finish. Even the wine choice was ace. Follow them on instagram, so almost a little star struck when you see them in real life. HUGE fans of yours, your my fave restaurant ever and do SE London proud.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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