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Apollo Banana Leaf

#4,424 of 17,867 Restaurants in London
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Indian, Asian, Sri Lankan
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190 Tooting High Street, Tooting, London SW17 0SF, England
+44 20 8696 1423
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12:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited last week with my partner and a couple of friends. We ordered four completely different curries but the sauce for each one was exactly the same. Chicken tikka masala was the spiciest thing I've ever tasted and was exactly the same sauce as my partners chicken jeera. We could barely eat our food it was so spicy even for... More 

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Thank bells234
London, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service is standard, nothing special. We ordered a lot of dishes and food was amazing. Not one dish was bad. Was extremely cheap esp for the amount we ordered. Def go again

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Thank Pooja2203
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We came in a large group and were met by unfriendly staff. They were slow to take our order and it took ages for the food to come. I know it can be difficult to coordinate cooking times but the food came at completely different times and some of the group were waiting 15min for their mains. The food was... More 

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Thank JCW50
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Went with family for a birthday dinner. Place was very busy for a Monday night. Terribly short staffed. Only one person taking orders and serving. Starters were okay however the mains were horrible! Ordered dosa. They were very thick and under cooked. The sambar was too thick and we were given one portion to share between two dosas! Chutneys which... More 

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Thank Rinu M
London
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

The food was good and the prices were good. It felt a bit grubby. The service was utterly abysmal. Having kept us waiting a while, a boorish man tried to seat us at the first table right by the door, despite it being literally freezing outside. When I asked if there were any other tables, he replied with a categorical... More 

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Thank Jack M
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Massive Indian food lover (just returned from travelling around India) and in my opinion Apollo Banana Leaf is the best in London. Delicious, authentic South Indian/Sri Lankan cuisine at amazing prices. Not much in the way of service, but when you're getting this quality food for these prices you're really not bothered - and to be honest it adds to... More 

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Thank Aaron198966
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

From the outside Apollo Banana Leaf looks like any bulk standard Asian restaurant. Paper table covers over cheap table cloth but don't be fooled by the superficial lack of rif raf! Service was excellent and the restaurant is BYO. For 4 people ordered the following, One person was an Irish mammy = not so spicy 1. Fishcakes - perfectly spiced... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Decent food for and fairly cheap. The portion are not extremely huge but enough even to share if you order a few different things. The only problem was that our knowledge of south-indian/sri lankan cuisine is limited and it's hard to get advise from the staff as their english is limited too. So next time I'll as google first and... More 

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Thank Thehunagi
London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Came here with a group of 6 a couple of weeks ago and thankfully were not in a rush as was very slow but definitely worth the wait. Great service initially however it took about an hour for the food to eventually arrive. Given that the place is BYOB, we did not mind too much as happily sipped away at... More 

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Thank thelondonfoodie1
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Great curry but unfortunately the service is always a let down. It is just about getting people in an out quickly rather than any friendly service. They also rarely open the next door room which is huge despite the fact that the main room is so packed with furniture and people. We have had what was rated in the top... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Sri Lankan
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 190 Tooting High Street, Tooting, London SW17 0SF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8696 1423

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?