RestaurantsLondonTootingSW17

survey result

Summary

£24
    £
4
Very Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A must-visit on Tooting High Street” – this modest and “amazing-value” family-run café was one of the first in London to serve “authentic and delicious hoppers and other Sri Lankan specialities” when it opened 31 years ago. “The lunch menu is really good for a cheap ’n’ cheerful meal, but for the best experience go in the evening and eat in the back dining room”.

Summary

£26
    £
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Incredible thalis at awesome prices”, inspire a dedicated band of devotees to the authentic Sri Lankan and South Indian specialities served up in this “homely dining room”: “maybe not the best, but certainly the best-value lunch in Tooting”.

Summary

£26
    £
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Incredible thalis at awesome prices”, inspire a dedicated band of devotees to the authentic Sri Lankan and South Indian specialities served up in this “homely dining room”: “maybe not the best, but certainly the best-value lunch in Tooting”.

Summary

£30
    £
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “no-nonsense”, “authentic, family-run caff” in Tooting split opinion this year. Most reporters still approve its “wide variety of unusual Sri Lankan specialities and incredibly good value thali selection” all at “cheap prices” in “a rather 1980s time-warp dining room”. Others though are more cautious: “tipped as one of the better south Indians in Tooting but very cramped and nothing out-of-the-ordinary in my experience”.

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Restaurant details

Portions
No dress code

Prices

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£4.60 £8.00 £2.00 £5.95
Drinks  
Filter Coffee £1.00
Extras  
Bread £2.40
Service 10.00%
90 Tooting High St, London, SW17 0RN
Opening hours
Monday11 am‑11 pm
Tuesday11 am‑11 pm
Wednesday11 am‑11 pm
Thursday11 am‑11 pm
Friday11 am‑11 pm
Saturday11 am‑11 pm
Sunday11 am‑11 pm

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