- Main course: £16
- Food spend: £28
- Opening hours
- Tuesday to Friday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 23:00 Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00 Sunday: 12:00 - 21:30.
Fab meal as usual
12 October 2018
Critically acclaimed Karnavar in Croydon serves dishes with an inventive twist on traditional Indian cuisine. The multi award-winning, sophisticated restaurant uses the finest seasonal ingredients and offers tasting menus along with an Indian roast and champagne brunch.
Carefully curated by head chef Manoj Karnavar who holds 20 years of culinary experience working in 5-star hotels like Savoy and Claridges London, the Karnavar menu offers a diverse range of Indian cuisine. It sees signature dishes including Tandoori Paneer with Indian cottage cheese and grilled portobello mushrooms with crushed yam, colacassia and aubergine bartha as well as makhni sauce.
Featuring an outdoor seating area for al fresco dining, the Karnavar restaurant has modern, classy interior with banquette seating. The spot-lit dining area is perfect for relishing a nutmeg layered cake with fresh pineapple or poppy seed crumble.
Situated in South Croydon, Karnavar in London is a 9-minute walk to South Croydon Train Station.
62 South End, London, CR0 1DP
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Customer reviews for Karnavar
((((( 12 October 2018 by Ciaran from London
Fab meal as usual
((((( 30 September 2018 by Alan from Croydon
Very pleasant 4 course dinner in European style and a first in this modern Indian restaurant. My wife regarded the mille feuille of asparagus the No 1 dish, and I the jerusalem artichoke soup had that key position. Manoj is a very talented chef in both cuisines
((((( 26 September 2018 by Claire from Croydon
We booked a table for Sunday Brunch a family meal to celebrate a milestone birthday. The setting was attractive and relaxed and the service attentive. Food was wonderful and beautifully presented and we loved trying new dishes and flavour combinations. Thank you, we will be back!
((((* 22 September 2018 by Paul from Old Coulsdon
We had a wonderful meal at the Karnavar. It was our third visit. We had the crayfish and pakora to start and the chicken supreme and Lababdaar chicken curry. Delicious. Unfortunately we were too full for a dessert.
((((( 15 September 2018 by Sarah from Croydon
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. £60 a head was brilliant value for money.
What made the evening even more special was Turgo, the new manager. He was extremely attentive and full of information. Upon hearing that we had just moved to the area, he brought us a complimentary welcome cocktail. Before that one was finished, he was walking over with another one!
So happy to have this restaurant a short walk away. We will be back again and will be telling friends and family to visit too!
((((* 12 September 2018 by Nicky from london
Fresh modern indian food. Good friendly service. A very enjoyable evening.
((((( 30 August 2018 by Renjith from Dartford
Fantastic,, Never visited an Indian restaurant like this in UK. Food is Amazing, People are Amazing.. I literally felt at home. A high quality restaurant with super quality food.
((((( 29 August 2018 by Gerry from London
I have been to Karnavar a number of times and always been delighted by the food at Croydon's only Indian Fine Dining restaurant. Saturday 25th August was no exception as we enjoyed a vegetarian feast to celebrate the rice harvest of Onam (any excuse). The food was presented on a banana leaf which was decorated with over twenty spoonfuls of colourful dishes. The main part of the meal was rice with dhal and sambal which was cooked to perfection.
The serving staff came round topping up everyone's 'plates'. We just had room for a final plate of rice-based desserts.
I look forward to returning soon to enjoy some more of their excellent meat and seafood dishes.
((((( 12 August 2018 by Jane from South Croydon
Helpful and polite service, delicious flavour-packed food from the a la carte menu, great wine selection, can't wait to go back again.
((((( 11 August 2018 by Kambiz from Croydon
Excellent. I have been to this restaurant many times since it opened and not once anyone in my group or myself were disappointed. I am pleasantly surprised to see excellence in all aspect has been maintained
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