RestaurantsLondonKilburnNW6

survey result

Summary

£40
    £
3
Good
4
Very Good
1
Poor
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Grunge-tastic Kilburn institution that lays claim to being Britain’s first South Indian restaurant, opening in 1964. TBH, it’s not clear if there has been a decor rethink at any time since, so “don’t be surprised if it looks a bit basic”. For reasons it’s hard to discern, it draws quite a cool crowd, and has over the years hosted celebrities as diverse as Harrison Ford, Kylie, Diana Ross and the Indian cricket team. Presumably, they too were drawn by its “great choice of Keralan dishes for vegans, vegetarians or carnivores” at prices that are decidedly “not expensive”.

Summary

£36
    £
4
Very Good
3
Good
1
Poor
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Delicious South Indian food at bargain prices”, including “lovely, tasty vegetarian dishes”, has, for decades, drawn a devoted following to this Kilburn institution, which claims to have been Britain’s first Keralan restaurant when it opened in 1964. Little has changed since then, lending it a “greasy spoon atmosphere”, but nobody’s fussed. BYO recommended.

Summary

£36
    £
4
Very Good
3
Good
1
Poor
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Delicious South Indian food at bargain prices”, including “lovely, tasty vegetarian dishes”, has, for decades, drawn a devoted following to this Kilburn institution, which claims to have been Britain’s first Keralan restaurant when it opened in 1964. Little has changed since then, lending it a “greasy spoon atmosphere”, but nobody’s fussed. BYO recommended.

Summary

£35
    £
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
1
Poor
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Its decor is “old-looking” – and has been that way for about the last 30 years – but this “perennial favourite” in Kilburn continues to inspire an impressively “eclectic following (from humble local tradesmen to ladies in diamonds walking out of their limos)” with its “delicate yet pungent and flavourful South Indian dishes”, and at “cheap” prices too. Top Tip – pay corkage to BYO.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
No dress code
65

Prices

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£2.80 £10.00 £3.00 £3.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £2.50
Service 10.00%
49 Willesden Ln, London, NW6 7RF
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:45 pm, 6 pm‑10:45 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:45 pm, 6 pm‑10:45 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:45 pm, 6 pm‑10:45 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:45 pm, 6 pm‑10:45 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:45 pm, 6 pm‑11:45 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:45 pm, 6 pm‑11:45 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2:45 pm, 6 pm‑10:45 pm

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