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Karnavar Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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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
US$26 - US$97
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

See recent articles in papers. Plates stacked amongst mice poo, pictures made gag. Hygiene issues all over. Owner has been prosecuted and fined thousands it was so bad! DO NOT GO HERE, SO SO DISGUSTING THEY CARE SO LITTLE ABOUT THEIR CUSTOMERS HEALTH.

Date of visit: December 2018
3  Thank TripL186
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When Council food hygiene inspectors visited Karvanar in South End on November 9 2017 they found it was infested with mice. Magistrates heard how the council inspection found mouse droppings on the kitchen floor, on dirty shelves used to stack crockery, on the lids of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
5  Thank 8,888,888,888,888,888
Reviewed 13 January 2019

My daughter booked Sunday brunch for 6 people at Karnavar as part of our Christmas present. 2 hours before the meal Karnavar contacted my daughter to say they no longer had the brunch option. Apparently they had stopped offering this option after Christmas but did...More

Date of visit: January 2019
5  Thank vmm999
Reviewed 18 December 2018

Had a meal at this restaurant on the 14/12/18 with my wife we took a chance as we had not booked the restaurant was very busy but the staff were great and sorted a table for us the menu is very good at a reasonable...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank LeicesterNizza
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

This was our second visit to Karnavar and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the five course tasting menu. Each dish was really well balanced and delicious and the wine pairing was great. We had one pescatarian in the group and he was able to swap out the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

I took my friend from France for her first Karnavar experience ( it was my 3rd visit). My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed an early bird dinner at Karnavar last night. Every dish was delicious. We had the salmon & cod pakora and the organic...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank CKeane
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Excellent lunch with 5 courses and 5 glasses of champagne. The menu was different with subtle flavours. The main course came after 3 very good starter courses however the plates were cold (but the food hot) and the presentation of the dish was disappointing. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank DottyP_8
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Went a few weeks ago and thought this place was exceptional. Food fantastic and a little different. Service very attentive. Can understand it might be a little overbearing if you just wanted a quiet meal but we were a small group, and some interaction with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank 360MarkS
Reviewed 23 November 2018

I ate there last night (and I have noted with interest the comments made about last night by another reviewer). The restaurant was cold, it was smelly (damp) and I wouldn't ever have eaten there if I was not a guest. We had starters and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
4  Thank Mike-in-London
Reviewed 22 November 2018

I meet up with a group of friends every year and we often use this place, so last night was no exception. I booked and when we arrived I gave my name, but it made no difference, as it would appear no table had actually...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank genekrupa
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