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Karnavar Restaurant

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62 South End, Croydon CR0 1DP, England
+44 20 8686 2436
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18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a fantastic curry very nice restaurant with a difference not just an ordinary curry this is fine dinning So expect the price to be above the normal run of the mill curry house but you will not be disappointed

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Thank Robert W
Karnavarlondon, Manager at Karnavar Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Robert, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're delighted with your comments, and I will pass them on to the team, who always appreciate receiving such great praise! We look forward to seeing you soon. Kindest Regards, Saran Rajendran, Business Development Manager More 

London
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great service and lovely food. All of our dishes looked amazing and tasted delicious. Portion sizes are not excessive so we managed 3 courses - the chocolate fondant was perfectly gooey finish to quality meal.

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Thank LondonCjs
Karnavarlondon, Manager at Karnavar Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear London Cjs, Thank you for choosing our restaurant as a dining option - we're so pleased that you had a good meal, and everything lived up to your expectations. I'll pass your comments on to the team. We do hope to be able to welcome you back soon to create more special memories! Kindest Regards, Saran Rajendran, Business Development... More 

Croydon
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food great wine lovely staff food is completely different from other similar Indian restaurants you have to try it it for yourselves

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Thank Malcolm W
Karnavarlondon, Manager at Karnavar Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Malcolm, Greetings from Karnavar. Thank you for your review. We're delighted you enjoyed your meal with us - and I will pass your comments on to the team. Looking forward for your next visit. Kindest Regards, Saran Rajendran, Business Development Manager More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my family here and the experience and food exceeded expectations. The staff were wonderful and we got to meet Manoj Karnavar which was a pleasure. The food was exquisite, stunningly presented and truly mouth watering. If you want to experience fine dining - Karnavar is well worth booking.

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Thank Trinirocks
Karnavarlondon, Manager at Karnavar Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Trinirocks, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are pleased to hear the food and service was kept up to its normal high standard. We hope to welcome you back soon to try something new. Kindest Regards, Saran Rajendran, Business Development Manager More 

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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Finally visited after wanting to for a while. We are big foodies and this place was on our list. Really good flavoursome creative food. We loved the first courses. The only let down for us was the lamb main with pearl barley. The other courses were inventive but this was a bit of a let down and seemed lacklustre in... More 

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Thank Christy R
Karnavarlondon, Manager at Karnavar Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Christy R, Thank you for your review in TA regarding the 7 course tasting menu. We are glad to know to know that you have enjoyed the tasting menu overall. The main course is really one of the popular dish with distinctive smoky flavour. We will certainly consider your feedback and pass it to the chef. Looking forward to... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I walk out of Karnavar restaurant I am fully satisfied. It's not just because of the tasty dishes and service it delivers but the variety of dishes it serves which breaks the typical Indian cuisine stereo types. There is only a very few original Indian restaurants which can claim that in London and most of those restaurants are... More 

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Thank Nigel N
Karnavarlondon, Manager at Karnavar Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Nigel N, Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review. we have such a passionate team here at the Karnavar restaurant to deliver excellent food and service. We are so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your recent visits with us. Kindest Regards, Saran Rajendran, Business Development Manager More 

Stotfold, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you live in Croydon you are lucky. If restaurant this place was near me I would eat here every week.. traveling on busy I was lucky to find this great place. Service was excellent but the real star is the Chef. He produces dishes with flair and that are inventive. The menu has some of the usual Indian dishes,... More 

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Karnavarlondon, Manager at Karnavar Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Tony, Thank You very much for choosing to have a meal at Karnavar and taking time to share your experiences on Trip Advisor. We are indeed privileged to be of service to you. We are extremely delighted to note that you found our restaurant, our ladies and gentlemen & our services par excellence. My Team and I look forward... More 

Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A real gem with a mix of traditional, authentic and new recipes including street food from Mumbai alongside old "UK" classics. The food is delicious, well-served and in good proportions and while the restaurant is compact, the atmosphere is great. Well worth going out of your way to find this place.

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1 Thank HutchonTA
Karnavarlondon, Manager at Karnavar Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Hutchon, Thank you also for your wonderful comments about the genuine hospitality of our people. It’s our team that makes our restaurant special. I have shared your compliments with my team for whom it has been a great source of inspiration. We are truly grateful for your recommendation and for such a delightful review and look forward to the... More 

Croydon, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small and unassuming restaurant from outside but immediately stepping in you are met with service and standards that make it plain this is a cut above the rest. Popped in without a reservation on a Thursday evening for a first time visit. Welcome was warm, and throughout service efficient and friendly. Good wine list from house c£19... More 

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Karnavarlondon, Manager at Karnavar Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Wiggy, We sincerely appreciate for taking the time to write about your dining experience at our iconic restaurant Karnavar and glad to note your appreciation on our food and services. It is my pleasure to share your compliments with the team for their courteous and friendly service. Thank you and Warm Regards, Saran Rajendran, Business Development Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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658 reviews
601 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the scallops and crayfish salad to start (both delicious, especially the scallops, though not cheap at £12 for 3!) For mains we had the chicken biryani and mixed seafood sacremento from Goa with Garlic Naan and to finish we shared the Kinnathappan, Malabar Coconut and Mango Layered Palm Jaggery Rice Pudding, Fresh Mango and Lemon Sorbet, a dessert unique... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$26 - US$59
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
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
Description
Our Head Chef Manoj Karnavar created the Karnavar fine dining restaurant menu with his 18 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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