Ganapati Restaurant

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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.
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BelindaC
London
2 reviews
Reviewed on 18 February 2019
Overall3foodserviceambience

Food was good, though no standout dishes for me.

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JDRx
London
1 review
Reviewed on 3 February 2019
Overall1foodserviceambience

The food was ok, not great. The service was rushed. The waitress brought our bill while we were still finishing our meal. 2 minutes later, another person came with her card machine. I said we weren't ready to pay or leave, to which she replied that our booking was over, and that they needed our table for their next customers. Amateurish and disrespectful. These people are greedy hypocrites with total disregard for their customers.

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vipLizH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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ClaireD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Tori
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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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OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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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Nancy
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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ryelands47
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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GingerPickle
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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MariaC
London
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2017
Overall4food3service3ambience3

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

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EmmaEatsinLondon
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Timbo
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

TR
TheReverend
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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VickyI
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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Claire
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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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LikesFood
London
11 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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vipGreen1
London
42 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Melissa
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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 :)

PB
PreetiB
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, authentic South Indian. Friendly people.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, welcoming service, amazing sweats.

LF
LikesFood
London
11 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Currylover
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DF
DFGT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Codex
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Ganapati Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7277 2928.

Ganapati Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 760 OpenTable diners.