Ganapati Restaurant

4.4
756 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Neighbourhood Gem

About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian, South Indian
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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
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Phone number
020 7277 2928
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Claire Fisher
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Catering
Ganapati Outside Catering To date, Ganapati has catered for a number of weddings, private dinner parties, house parties and work conferences.
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Additional
Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Takeout, Wine
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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience at Ganapati, as always. The food is excellent and the service is warm and friendly. This restaurant truly takes Indian cuisine to another level. Highly recommend.

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CD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food remains excellent. Unfortunately we felt disappointed with the service on this occasion.

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London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hello My name is Luna and I went to Ganapati Restaurant around 1 month ago and I would definitely recommend my favourite restaurant
The service is really good and quick
It is definitely worth the drive
Definitely recommend

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely meal at Ganapati, the service was attentive and friendly. Also very patient when asking about gluten-free options and making sure to check with the kitchen about certain dishes.
Lovely Indian food that differs from the standard menu. Love to have sides and accompaniments included with the main dish.

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London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best traditional south Indian food. Very traditional, great taste, great authentic feel. Always lovely friendly staff. Gets busy so book. Highly recommend the vegetarian Thali.

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The service was great! Really friendly and helpful staff. The food was overall good but I found it quite pricey given the size of the portions.

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London
9 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Visited for a catch up with friends after being told they served " the best food I've had since I was in India" by my other half. The food certainly didn't disappoint, the staff were lovely and the service was great. Make sure you book a table as it is always busy! Will definitely be going back....regularly!

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant evening. Cosy restaurant, attentive staff and amazing food. Great selection for both vegetarians and meat eaters, and good to see seasonal choices on the menu too. Highly recommended but be sure to book in advance!

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r
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

popped in for lunch on a Saturday, quiet but gradually filled up with locals who clearly know a good thing when they see it! the food was great, and good portions. if you order one thing make sure its the paratha! would definitely go back,

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GP
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a fantastic evening, with excellent veggie and vegan options. Staff were wonderfully accommodating, not minding that our party arrived in stages and that we continued chatting after most other diners had left. Wonderful attentive but not overbearing service and, as ever, simply excellent food.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious, service was quick, atmosphere was lovely. Recommended. Would return.

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London
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We love this restaurant. Food and service are always good. The only issue, if any, is it can be to noisy and that fact that is not exclusively vegetarian keep me from going more frequently.

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London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

The food seemed authentic and brought back positive memories from Kerala, so was really nice.

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EE
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was so fresh, wonderfully fragrant and beautifully spiced. Particularly loved the homemade pickles that came with the popadoms, very tasty and some can be brought from the restaurant! Exceptional food! Nice vibe and friendly staff.

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Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a Vegan this place is a welcome oasis. In my top 3 places to eat out.

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T
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We had the street food starter and both had the veg thali. I felt the curries were a bit samey - they were not differentiated by taste sufficiently, and, rather sadly, they were not replenished as we had expected.

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London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food and service was top draw!
I would eat at Ganapati everyday if I could.
Lovely!!

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TR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never disappoints. The best Indian option in the area; far, far superior to the generic curry house trash on Lordship Lane. Brilliant, authentic menu and lovely service. Perfect.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Hard work to get a booking here and you can understand why. But if all else fails, there's always the takeaway up the road that I will definitely be trying next. Delicious food (squid and dosa starters were excellent), friendly service and some great artwork on the walls. Highly recommend.

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London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had been to genapati once before in the summer and loved it! Going back I was a bit disappointed. Last time the food felt really exciting and cared about. This time it lacked something. The curries mine seafood and hubbie, goat, didn't have depth of favour, also the service was really slow this time.maybe everyone was a bit tired before Christmas, but it certainty had the feeling they had all been out the night before.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Indian restaurant in the area by far. The dishes are exquisite and the menu changes every six weeks so there is always something new and exciting. Friendly staff and cosy atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at Ganapati is phenomenal. There's fantastic variety for vegetarians and the mango lassi is one of the best I have had in my lifetime. The service is great and the space is lovely, the only potential issue one could have with this restaurant is the size, which is cosy but maybe not the best for larger groups. I would highly recommend eating here at least once in your lifetime.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Group of four of us ate here on a Christmas evening out. Delicious food and attentive service. Our group had one vegan and one dairy-free, but this was no problem.

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LF
London
9 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food as ever from Ganapati, good service and great value on their lunch menu. Will return!

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G
London
37 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My local restaurant so slightly biased - friendly and reasonably priced. Been back several times.

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London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, atmosphere and service were all fantastic. We had a brilliant evening and will definitely be returning. Everything was prepared with real care and the menu apparently changes every 2 months so there will always be something new to try. Can't recommend highly enough!

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A lovely meal with some great new seasonal additions to the regular menu. Loved the beetroot dosage to start and the paneer and pumpkin dish was delicious. Goat thali melted in the mouth :)

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PB
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, authentic South Indian. Friendly people.

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London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food here is delicious and unique, an excellent neighbourhood restaurant!

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London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the dining experience at ganapati was brilliant. Excellent service and faultless food.

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London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, welcoming service, amazing sweats.

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LF
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, friendly and professional service. Lunch menu great value for money.

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London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious food. Atmosphere slightly lacking. Food cam very quickly, a bit to quickly so that you didn't get much time to digest one course before the next one. Also, when you go out for dinner it is nice to have a bit more time in a restaurant to make the most of a nice evening. But the food was amazing.

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Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An authentic Indian restaurant. Very friendly staff. Above all the taste which was one of the best.

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London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, and different food, super friendly staff and a great ambience. Would totally recommend as a way to spice up your usual curry night!

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C
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as always. Will always keep coming back here.

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DF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food as always!!! Thank you for a great meal

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely lunch, as usual, the masala chai is great!

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is the best indian food in London! The sercice is outstanding and the place is amazing!!!

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a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best southern Indian restaurant in London. The best food with the best flavors.

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