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Karnavar Restaurant

62 South End, Croydon CR0 1DP, England
+44 20 8686 2436
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
62 South End, Croydon CR0 1DP, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Saturday night curry with a difference. Good food and reasonable wine. Service was a little confused at times. Black lentils was one of the best Indian dishes I have tasted. A little more expensive that you standard Indian food but worth it.

Thank Peter T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did booking in 10 days advance for a family birthday party, when we reached there table was not set and no ‘Sorry ‘ or ‘Please wait’ from their side. When we said that the man who is manager or waitress we don’t know, said...More

Thank Jayita B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the 5 course tasting menu on a fairly quiet Wednesday night and had a fantastic time. The presentation and flavours were beautiful, as were the wine pairings. A personal favourite was the fennel smoke being released from the cloche on the salmon course....More

2  Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant once over 2 years ago, never gave consent for my number to be added to their marketing list but they added it anyway. Now i constantly receive their marketing text messages. The text say “to stop reply opt out” I have...More

2  Thank angrlabs
Karnavarlondon, Manager at Karnavar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Angrlabs Really apologies for the incident. I will make sure that you won't get any messages in the future. Our repeat customer always requesting us to inform about upcoming events.Thats why we are using message bird to send message and they have system created...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at Karnavar is cooked and seasoned to perfection and as a result tastes superb.We tried the Scallops & King Prawns as starters and the seafood sacremento which was again just so good. I was impressed with the staff too, very knowledgeable about the...More

2  Thank Steve S
Karnavarlondon, General Manager at Karnavar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Steve S Thank you very much for choosing Karnavar for your dining experience . Glad to hear that you have thoroughly enjoyed .Next time you may try our 7 course tasting menu which showcase our chef karnavar experience in 5star Hotels.Its our Pleasure to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On first impressions looked nice waitress smiley friendly initially asked for poppadom's and jug of tap water while we made our drinks choice no ice had to request some. We were served with 6 1/4's of it amounting to 2 whole small poppadoms and a...More

Thank Sue L
Karnavarlondon, General Manager at Karnavar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Sue L Thanks for your Time and feed back.we are so sorry to hear that we couldnt meet your expectation. When it is hot weather we open the front door thats why the fruits flies been in . We did a Fumigation very next...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here last weekend with my friend. We were the first patrons in the restaurant and once I took a look at the menu I was worried. I am really fussy and it's not your typical curry house (which is what I fancied). The...More

Thank Maxine_Rhea09
Karnavarlondon, General Manager at Karnavar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Maxine Thanks for your time and feed back. Sorry to hear that you couldnt enjoy your evening. Appologies from our side. We dont do Chicken Madras here in Karnmavar as we dont have such a dish in India. Its created in uk and popular...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve eaten at a lot of Indian restaurants including ones in india, but I have to say the food here is outstanding , a real classy & delicious twist on traditional Indian food, will defiantly be going back really soon.More

2  Thank Charlotte D
Karnavarlondon, General Manager at Karnavar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Charlotte Thank you so much for your time and great review. Such a amazing review is a pleasure and encoraging energy for us to create wonderfull dishes and memorable experience. Our new menu wiil be introducing in october which will show case our chef...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We often go out dinner on Friday night as we didn’t book anywhere we thought we should walk on the high street and find somewhere to eat. We heard from trip advisor that Karnawar was good and we were really surprised to see how really...More

2  Thank bilkiss09
Karnavarlondon, General Manager at Karnavar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Bilkiss09 Thank you so much for your kind words. your Support is very much appreciated .Glad to hear that you have very much enjoyed your evening. see you soon again. Turgut

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definely top 5. Probably top 3 best Indian meals I've had before. Slightly pricey but I don't mind paying for quality!

3  Thank Le_SigNagE
Karnavarlondon, General Manager at Karnavar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Le_SigNagE Thank you so much for the lovely review which motivate us for extra mile . We are using quality ingredients for our cooking to make sure not only the taste but also the health.have a nice day. See you soon again. Turgut

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uji u
16 February 2018|
Response from Karnavarlondon | Property representative |
Dear uji Lamb and chicken dishes are halal
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
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$98
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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Our Head Chef Manoj Karnavar created the Karnavar fine dining restaurant menu with his 20 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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