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Saravana Bhavan

East End / East London
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254 Upper Tooting Road, London SW17 0DN, England
+44 20 8355 3555
09:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 09:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sun 09:30 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to dinner at the Tooting Branch. The food was good and service was average, but you have to put up with that at this place. But it got rather atrocious...we paid the bill and left a rather large tip. We sat and were having a chat, when the manager came across and told us that we now had... More 

Thank Jay p
Southport, Australia
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97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Went for lunch with family. The restaurant appeared very busy, and it seemed that many were regulars. Nothing fancy about the ambiance........no bells or whistles. Clean environment though. The food was mostly very good. we had the South Indian Thallii meal and vadai plates, both of which were good. The puri plate appeared a bit dense in oil. Their masala... More 

Thank Hotelanatomist
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Nice place to have quick, authentic South Indian pure vegetarian food. Service could be improved. Place is often full and is of South Indian Bistro style. Priced well.

Thank Sas M
Leicester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Having orders a range of dishes including panner, dosa and a thali, it can be said that all of the portions were generous and all dishes were tasty and fresh. The service was good with orders being taken swiftly and food arriving quickly. However service and presentation could be improved, at several points throughout our meal we felt as if... More 

1 Thank Steven D
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The food is good. Service is ok. Best to stick to the popular dishes like Dosa Idli. I tried some noodles and were not good.

Thank Chanawala
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Very nice food and tasty as usual ... Felt like in Chennai with the taste ... Friendly service and food arrived quickly .... freshly made and served warm ...... Idly was bit hard then expected ......chutney were nice and tasty.... Biryani was nice and taste similar to local food.

Thank kiranreddy p
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

22 curry restaurants down. You would think we've seen it all. But hot on the heels of our first CURRYBOND buffet comes our first all vegetarian curry place, Saravanaa Bhavan. Somewhat delayed in the CURRYBOND running order after some mild trepidation about an evening without both beer and meat. However, it's time has come, and we've come prepared with our... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Quick food but not compromised on taste; everything has its own flavour. The Gobi 65 is great also in their Wembley branch. Make great variety of Dosa's - favourite of course is the Masala Dosa Mini Ghee idli make a great starter Recently had a Channa Batura which was fantastic, their channa is full of flavour. I visit every time... More 

Thank Asha S
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

The flavors are amazing, the texture perfect, quick service, cheap price, I am definitely coming back :)

Thank Rita B
London, United Kingdom
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837 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We were in the area so thought we should give this branch a try since we are regulars at their East Ham branch. The overall experience was a bit disappointing. Service was disorganised and not particularly friendly. The ledge next to my seat was very dusty, and the atmosphere overall was a bit dull. We ordered two South Indian Thalis... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 254 Upper Tooting Road, London SW17 0DN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > East End / East London
  • Neighbourhood: East End / East London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8355 3555

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