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Karnavar Restaurant

62 South End, Croydon CR0 1DP, England
+44 20 8686 2436
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (40 reviews)
“pakora” (15 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
62 South End, Croydon CR0 1DP, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Truly the best Indian I have had in years and I am a big fan of Indian food. Me and two friends had an amazing meal here last night. Starter of mackerel was divine. Great staff great food..well done all..

Thank Phil L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard some good things about this place, so popped along with some friends for the champagne brunch on Sunday. Fairly quiet inside but from the cold buffet starter, to the dosa course, delicious mains and finishing off with a light dessert, Karnavar delivered. Topped off...More

Thank kwhiteright
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Conundrum: Where to take your Indian food loving ex-boss for his leaving do? It's a risk, isn't it? You don't really want ANY old curry; you want to go somewhere a bit special... Well Karnavar was the best place to go. We had some amazing...More

Thank AlwaysinSh0rts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very lovely meal. The food and presentation was excellent. Friendly staff and brilliant service. Would definitely recommend it. Looking forward to our next visit.

2  Thank David N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A warm welcome when we arrived. The food was unique and very nice. A mix of traditional and unique dishes.

2  Thank Victoria_Roche
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent many weeks in Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai and Chennai (Madras). This restaurant has an excellent menu, with a modern twist. Service was brilliant , manager at the front of house was charming.

2  Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has never disappointed in the many years I have visited, but the new front of house guy changed that for me this week. Good service should be invisible, but he seemed to just want to draw attention to himself including making a loud...More

1  Thank 600lianed
Reviewed 30 September 2018

I went with great expectations, given reviews and the restaurant's pretentions. It was understaffed for a Saturday night and those staff who were on had little idea of interacting with customers. My companions starter was unavailable - a fish easily obtainable from nearby fish shops....More

3  Thank Peter H
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

I've lived in South Croydon for a year now and knew that Southend had a great reputation for restaurants. Nevertheless, I was blown away by the food and hospitality at Karnavar. I had the salmon fish curry and asked for it to be spicy. It...More

3  Thank Toni O
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Receiving a text announcing a one evening 4 course European style menu for £30 we decided to give it a whirl. Manoj, chef and owner, did not disappoint. My wife particularly enjoyed the thin slices of asparagus interleaved withg cream cheese. I did too but...More

2  Thank alanreynolds
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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$96
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
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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