RestaurantsLondonPeckhamSE15

survey result

Summary

£42
    £
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

For “ace food” and “an upbeat local boho vibe”“Ganapati does it every time”. Chef Claire Fisher opened this small Peckham venue 15 years ago after travelling around South India. “Everything is home-made from the pickles to the parathas and you can even buy jars of pickle to take home” – and there’s a “fantastic choice for veggies and vegans too”. Top Tip – “great lunchtime thali for £8.50”.

Summary

£42
    £
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

For “ace food” and “an upbeat local boho vibe”“Ganapati does it every time”. Chef Claire Fisher opened this small Peckham venue 15 years ago after travelling around South India. “Everything is home-made from the pickles to the parathas and you can even buy jars of pickle to take home” – and there’s a “fantastic choice for veggies and vegans too”. Top Tip – “great lunchtime thali for £8.50”.

Summary

£46
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The home-made parathas, masala dosas and pickles are the stuff of dreams” at this early pioneer of the Peckham food scene – “a favourite for many years”. The “delicious South Indian regional food” comes courtesy of Claire Fisher, who was inspired to open the venue after her travels. One or two reporters, though, feel that while it’s “a nice neighbourhood restaurant”, it “never quite lives up to our high expectations” nowadays.

Summary

£45
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“South India comes to South London” at this “friendly and cosy” Peckham “perennial” – the area’s longest serving foodie hotspot – which is “untypical, as you sit at long wooden tables and are served by female, non-Asian staff” (it’s run by Brit Claire Fisher who was inspired to open it after her return from travelling). “Fabulous spicing, good quality ingredients, and a regularly changing menu ensure fresh surprises at each visit!”

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Restaurant details

Portions
Yes
No dress code
40

Prices

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£2.75 £11.50 £4.50 £5.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
38 Holly Grove, London, SE15 5DF
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑10 pm

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