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Ganapati Restaurant
Ganapati Restaurant

Ganapati Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ganapatirestaurant.com
  • Phone: 0207 277 2928
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 6:00pm -11:30pm; Open for lunch and dinner Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
  • Executive Chef: Claire Fisher
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Ganapati Outside Catering To date, Ganapati has catered for a number of weddings, private dinner parties, house parties and work conferences.

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Ganapati Restaurant
The kitchen is the soul of a restaurant as it is of a home, providing warmth, nourishment and evocative smells. An air of expectancy surrounds the kitchen as the work of the day begins. It is a place of hard work, companionship and great rewards, and most importantly, it brings people together to feast on the results. Ganapati is the south Indian name for the elephant-headed god Ganesh. He is the well-loved remover of obstacles, with a particular fondness for sweets.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Ganapati remains one of my favourite places to eat. A cosy room with lovely staff but most importantly well cooked, properly spicy, fresh southern Indian food, plus imaginatively chosen drinks."
    dined on 23/08/2014
  • "WE dined at Ganapati on Friday evening,the food was amazing,with little touches like homemade chutneys rather than from a catering jar,the staff were nice and knowledgable.Maybe a better choice of Beers rather than just from Meantime...but thats just nit picking.We will be back again to explore more of the menu."
    dined on 22/08/2014
  • "Don't go expecting a run of the mill Indian restaurant. Ganapati is nothing of the sort. From the delicious pickles and chutneys to the unusual ice creams (strawberry/peach/dark chocolate/blackpeppercorn, anyone?) you can't fail to be won over by this local gem."
    dined on 19/08/2014
  • "I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner at Ganapati. The 'mini' massala dosa certainly wasn't small! It was delicately spiced and tasty. It came with sambar and coconut, and another tomato-based sauce that I couldn't identify but tasted great. My main was a generous portion of the lamb dish, which was good if not quite as flavourful as the starter. I had a nice cocktail to start. They offer tap water freely and top up throughout the meal, which is a nice touch. I don't like the hard sell on bottled water that I get at many restaurants! It wasn't the cheapest meal but moderately priced, and perfectly reasonable for a well-prepared dinner with quality, fresh ingredients. Nice job Ganapati, I'll be back!"
    dined on 12/08/2014
  • "interesting menu and very tasty food. would definitely return."
    dined on 06/08/2014
  • "I have always had a great meal here, they change their menu regularly and its my 15 year old sons favourite restaurant ."
    dined on 05/08/2014
  • "Better spend a few extra quid taking the tube to eat at Saravana Bhavan for a more authentic South Indian thali experience. I was served tomato rice with my thali to eat with sambhar, rasam, daal, etc. when in pointed out that these dishes are eaten with plain rice, the waitress was precocious enough to tell me this is way they do it. I asked for a replacement of plain rice and was promptly charged extra for it!"
    dined on 05/08/2014
  • "We live a few doors down from Ganapati but had never been until the other night! Food was fantastic, we will be returning very soon."
    dined on 02/08/2014
  • "i am a regular visitor, but i'm not bias, the foord is different and delicious all the time"
    dined on 01/08/2014
  • "This is by far the best Indian restaurant in southeast London and we have to keep going back for more, even though it is a bit out of the way for us."
    dined on 27/07/2014
  • "Ganapati has some of the best Indian food you will find in London. Plenty of authentic dishes and some of their own takes on the food style. Having been a number of times the food is always to a great standard. Service is good. Always busy, be sure to book well in advance for Friday/Saturday and evening slots."
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "A trendy little restaurant, with a laid back atmosphere and excellent Indian food. The staff were a little opinionated/unfriendly... in a trendy sort of way! But great, great food!!!"
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "Been coming here for years. Always good food and friendly service."
    dined on 24/07/2014
  • "Always great food for both veggies and meat eaters."
    dined on 23/07/2014
  • "Went to Ganapati for the first time and will definitely come back. The food was very tasty, great vegetarian options and the ambience was lovely too! Def come back to try one of the other vegetarian dishes!"
    dined on 23/07/2014
  • "Great food as ever; but for the hottest days of the year a fan - at least in the back section of the restaurant - is badly needed. Sweltering!"
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "Beautiful homemade style southern Indian food. Lunch deals excellent value. .. lovely staff and really passionate about cooking top notch indian cuisine."
    dined on 10/07/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Ganapati and it certainly won't be our last. The food was exemplary and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. We loved it and can't wait to go back. Our fingers are also poised to ring for a takeaway too! First class."
    dined on 09/07/2014
  • "Well balanced menu, delicious food and excellent service plus a very pleasant and relaxed atmosphere."
    dined on 09/07/2014
  • "Lovely little restaurant in Pecks. Lovely twist on Indian cuisine. Great food & ambience. Good value for money."
    dined on 04/07/2014
  • "To be honest I was disappointed - ate there many moons ago and it was truly memorable. But this time I felt all the food was just too spicey and we had to request raita to cool us down. Also felt that at these prices the meat dishes should have come automatically with a vegetable accompaniment and chutneys. The masal dosa starter was delicious though, so it's probably better to stick with the vegetarian options, as befits a south Indian restaurant. I found it pretty expensive for what it was, and had forgotten that it is so small and are packed in. And it's a shame there are none of the delicious Indian lagers are on offer - only pale ales."
    dined on 03/07/2014
  • "Lovely little restaurant that's brightly painted and cheerful. Staff were helpful and polite and service was quick. They have a range of unusual aperitifs on the menu. I tried one which included a ginger spirit - delicious. The menu was larger than I expected and had a good range of Southern based Indian dishes including snacks and lighter meals such as dosas but also full thalis. I chose a fish curry which was beautifully cooked and light and refreshing. Wish we'd had room for desert!"
    dined on 02/07/2014
  • "Fresh South Indian spicing applied with an intensity and vigour at odds with the relaxed atmosphere at this chilled and well run eatery. Well worth a visit."
    dined on 27/06/2014
  • "Excellent, as ever. I was among its first customers. It has since become deservedly popular."
    dined on 27/06/2014
  • "Ganapati is possibly my favourite London restaurant, certainly my favourite one in South East. I always take visiting friends & family. The food is absolutely delicious! The staff are always friendly & welcoming & I love the ambience. I only wish they were open 7 days a week! I am so pleased that they now offer a delivery service. Can't get enough of that crispy paratha & that gorgeous dahl!"
    dined on 25/06/2014
  • "Absolutely great menu, was unfamiliar with a few dishes offered within the South Indian cuisin. This was a perfect introduction. Try the Kampala bread, fantastic!"
    dined on 20/06/2014
  • "Ganapati's never fails to impress me, great fresh south indian food. The Paratha's are amazing!!! Staff are great and friendly and I always leave with the most satisfied belly!!"
    dined on 18/06/2014
  • "Just charming, lovely food -- the sauces really summoned up south India. Wish wine could be a little cheaper -- it would probably encourage more people to order bottles."
    dined on 15/06/2014
  • "This little enclave of South India remains a hidden gem in urban Peckham. Go there for the sensationally good masala dosa, the mini-thalis for a taste of everything delicious and the parathas are unmissable."
    dined on 08/06/2014
  • "A superb restaurant with an excellent quality of Southern Indian food. The staff were very accommodating and looked after the entire group. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough, a great experience so make your booking now! "
    dined on 06/06/2014
  • "One of the very best authentic South Indian food places in London. "
    dined on 05/06/2014
  • "Ganapati was recommended by a foodie friend so we knew it'd be good! But we didn't expect it to be soooo good! It looks really cute from outside, very colorful, clean but inside a bit small and they sat us at a large table with other people (not that we minded). The menu was very interesting, I had duck curry with tamarind sauce and coconut pieces, absolutely divine!! It is pricey, £45 for 2 mains, 1 side and 2 soft drinks, but worth the experience."
    dined on 01/06/2014
  • "I've paid a few visits to Ganapati over the years and it never disappoints. Deciding which dish to pick is always hard as there are so many delicious choices to tempt. The food part from tasting delicious also is very fresh and unlike some Indian restaurants tastes nutritious and healthy too. Whenever I've been to the restaurant they are always busy, that confirms their success, so would recommend booking. They have also recently opened a take-away close by that I am looking forward to sampling soon. "
    dined on 14/05/2014
  • "Booked for lunch and of only did we have a fantastic meal, but the service was great. Eaten here before so not surprise by price, but woth mentioning it's a bit pricey. "
    dined on 13/05/2014
  • "An interesting menu andvery tasty food. We went on a Friday night and it was busy, a lively atmosphere andfriendly service. Definitely worth a visit and worth trying out the starters"
    dined on 09/05/2014
  • "Took the parents mid week for another slice of authentic Southern Indian cuisine. Chicken, lamb and veg dishes were all beautiful. I had the Ganapati Thali which was a delight and a worthy replacement to the Mahatma thali. Service was friendly and efficient. The place smelt great (as always). We sat inside but for outside dining the 'glass box' is back in use. Go for authentic, light, spicy and fragrant Southern Indian. Don't go for a Friday night curry post pub session. "
    dined on 06/05/2014
  • "Ganapati is a gem in London for South Indian food. Our servers were incredibly knowledgeable and were able to pair wine perfectly with our curries, something not easy to do. I recommend this restaurant to anyone, even the most discerning foodie. The effort and ingredients put into these dishes are impeccable. We are so lucky to have this restaurant in Peckham!"
    dined on 04/05/2014
  • "As always, a fabulous lunch at Ganapati. We have eaten there many times and it never fails to deliver delicious, fresh and mouthwatering South Indian food. Their newly-opened takeaway a couple of streets away is also fantastic."
    dined on 03/05/2014
  • "Ganapati never disappoints. The food, service and ambiance are always outstanding. My husband and I always come here for special occasions. Definitely worth a visit!"
    dined on 29/04/2014
  • "The food was good but the service is poor(just one waitress) and the toilet (just one unissex) was the worst that I've been in my life because stinks so much. Likely I went there after my meal. I never more go back to that place even if the food eas wow, what was not."
    dined on 27/04/2014