Panas Gurkha Restaurant

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153 reviews
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£25 and under
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Situated in the Lee High Road- Panas Gurkha Restaurant in South East London is an award-winning restaurant that has been included on The Sunday Telegraph ( Best Nepalese Restaurant in London). Head Chef Sujan started his cooking career in 1998 when he graduated from South India with a degree in Hotel Management. Here in London Sujan trained under the likes of Michelin starred Atul Kochhar and Navin Bhatia before opening Panas, where he always delivers fresh and contemporary. Menu explores dishes from all over Nepal and India.

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k747
London
10 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It's a solid local option, though i wouldn't go out of my way to pay them a visit. There is simply nothing special about it.

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perryg
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing innovative food, attentive staff and a warm welcome! A very firm favourite.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Superb service. Friendly staff. Delicious & authentic food.

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AlastairJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really really good food and very friendly, responsive staff

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EmmaM
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Our second visit here as the curries are unique and delicious. Definitely would recommend and will visit again.

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AngeS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere amazing! So pleased we found this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Although lacking a little in booking and organisational skills (I pre-booked for a party of 8. Upon arrival the tables were not ready and then they offered to seat 4 of us at one table and 4 at another), it panned out to be a fine dining experience. The service was quick and proficient. The food is certainly a cut above the rest. Well worth giving the Nepalese cuisine a try.

JP
JeremyP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Panas Gurkha Restaurant, and when we had a family birthday party for 7pp there was little doubt we'd return there. Fabulous Nepalese food (and some pretty tasty Indian standards, too), great service and very reasonable in today's world. Go for the Nepalese specials (one favourite is the Chicken Hariyali ?), they're all great - and the Momos are better than any I had in Katmandu. We had other Nepalese 'chefs specials' which were terrific too, but can't remember their names. Super manager, too.

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Meangadh
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I've passed this restaurant numerous times so when I read the reviews I decided to give it a chance. Friendly service which was good and prompt but was most impressed with the food. I had the samosas to start which were plentiful and delicious followed by one of the recommended
dishes Garlic chicken. This did not disappoint at all.. We will definitely be back

KM
KimM
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We found this place by chance and have now been in there 2 weeks in a row. Really really good Nepalese food with all the usual Indian offerings. Will definitely be our new regular place to go. Must try the momos!

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DebiL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic dinner here on a Saturday night. The food is clearly homemade and the flavours had real depth. Cannot recommend this place enough. Even though it’s the other side of Lond for me (I live out west) I will be back.

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LaraP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic family feast! We had a lovely meal. We have been a couple of times for family events and Panas Gurka never disappoints. The staff are professional and friendly and the foods is delicious.

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Richard
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our meal was excellent. Every dish that came to the table was delicious; each had its own unique spicing and flavour. I can't wait to return and try more from the menu along with a cold Gurkha Beer.
10/10

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ChipSu
London
16 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yet again we had a wonderful tasty meal with quality ingredients and great cooking! Add to that the warm and friendly service from all of the staff there and we really just couldn’t fault a thing!

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Jackiem
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the meal and excellent service. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

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Oswald
London
34 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service at Panas was fantastic -- highly recommend the lamb and pumpkin curry! Only slight annoyance was the constant (loud!) ringing phone, but that was probably for take-away orders which shows it's popular -- and for good reason. We'll absolutely be going back again. And again ;o)

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darocha88
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was really lovely, full of flavour and plenty of choice on the menu. Ideal for groups and dates. Service was a little slow but we weren't in a rush so this didn't bother us as much. Nice, smiley staff and the price was decent for what you got. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I am so impressed with Pannas. I love quality Indian food and theirs is outstanding. Great wine and beer list too. Thank you for making my daughter's 18th birthday memorable.

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Claire
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Another great meal at Panas Gurkha, this time with my parents, who are still raving about it.
The food is always great, full of flavour and not just your average ‘curry house’ menu (although they do have the standards).
The staff are friendly, and knowledgeable, they recommended a fantastic starter for my dad, some sort of bbq style chicken, which he then had to share with us all!
Definitely worth making the trip, although they also deliver locally.

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RoyW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this Indian restaurant via Google, a bit apprehensive as was taking a new friend.
Shouldn't have worried the food was superb, the service good. The ambience was great and it wasn't expensive.

We over ordered as you never know the porton sizes at a new restaurant, but they were quite large - still no problem they happily gave us a doggy bag

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Stripyem
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, with some more unusual dishes. Always great service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very tasty starters and mains. I was happy with the fact that the request to turn up the heat in the food was taken on board and it was served with an authentic spicy and hot flavour. Friendly and respectful staff. Overall a very good experience for our first Nepalese food experience and will return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just fabulous. Amazing authentic Nepalese dishes. The staff are very attentive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent and the waiters were very friendly.

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MonicaG
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly service, delicious food and excellent price. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The missus and I were recommended the restaurant and made our first visit in April 2016. We were not disappointed. The ambience, service, food and whole dining experience was excellent. I have since recommended it to friends and family, whilst committing to returning in the near future with our daughter. I chose the chilli chicken for a lively opener, while the missus feasted on calamari. We shared zimbu and hariyali chicken dishes with sides for main courses, all of which were plentiful, succulent and enjoyable.

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Aquitainer
London
23 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2016
Overall3food4service5ambience5

The service was very pleasant indeed : Attentive but not intrusive. The menu carries chef's specials and I tried tandoori lamb - described as dry lamb with green rice. The seasoning was subtle and I was pleased with the taste and presentation but it was as dry as the menu suggested and I was glad to be able to share a delicious aubergine and potato dish to add some moisture. Some problem in the kitchen meant we waited nearly an hour to be served but the waiter apologised very nicely and gave us a free beer. We enjoyed ourselves and I somewhat admired the cooking but we were a bit unlucky about

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vipfarmersto
London
100 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Delicious food and not your run if the mill curry - some regional speciality dishes that were really tasty. I feel the food however was pretty over priced - no mains under ten pounds and 3.50 for a naan, for example. Worth it once in a while if you fancy something a bit different but unlikely to become a regular haunt.

JP
JeremyP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you haven't had Nepalese food, this is a great place to try it. Stick to the Nepalese specials and you can't go wrong. The Nepalese Mo Mos were a lovely starter (veg and lamb, I think) and the main courses were fantastic, especially the Chicken Hariyali and Chicken (Nepalese special, can't recall the name). In my experience, the Nepalese are always charming and this restaurant is no exception - so the service is engaging, friendly and efficient. The vegetarian dishes (Okra, Dall, Saag Aloo) were very good, too. It was pretty good value, too - which is important to us! I would urge you to give it a try, and be brave in your menu selections - the Nepalese specials are NOT to be missed. (Just been to Panas Gurkha again with a party of 7 and all the good things we said in the review above still hold true.)

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having spent a lot of time in South Asia i'm extremely picky when it comes to curry houses. What an utter delight to discover Panas! I've sampled much of the menu and can say that Panas's dishes are consistently among the best Indian/Nepali in London. In particular the famous CHOYOLA CHICKEN is one of the tastiest dishes I've ever come across! On top of that, the service is fast and friendly and I once had a takeaway delivered on a weekend evening is less than 30 mins (unheard of in Lewisham!).

Do go- you will not be disappointed.

RL
RichardL
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful place and we had such a marvellous time celebrating our son's birthday. The staff were extremely friendly, constantly on hand to advise and being attentive.

The food was just incredible and an absolute delight, There were seven of us, so we had a wide variety of dishes and each and every dish was delicious.

If you are in the Lewisham area you must visit this restaurant. As it was a special occasion we had thought about going to Blackheath or the West End of London. I can honestly say that we made the right choice by going to Panas Gurkha as it has all the qualities of a top West End restaurant but with wallet friendly prices.

Looking forward to our next visit already!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have ordered Delivery and Eaten in at Panas Gurkha Restaurant on many occasions and it still remains the best Indian food experience in the whole area. The service is always extremely friendly, courteous and accommodating. They always make you feel like it is such a pleasure to have your company and then, on top of that, the food they serve is delicious. I have tried many other Indian around Blackheath but none have ever been as good as Panas Gurkha Restaurant .

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2015
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worst Indian meal I have had for a long time! Items ordered had still not arrived half way through the main course. Loud shouting could be audibly heard from the kitchen appeared between the owner and kitchen staff. A very unpleasant experience all round!

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Blahhh
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Starters were great, but we had to cancel the main courses, ordered two types of chicken and it was so dry, we couldn't eat that!!! Also we didn't get any snacks while we were waiting for starters. Also asked for a jug of iced lemon water and waiter braught me a pint with warm tap water. Not gonna go there anymore.

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Alessandra
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, good service, happy customer

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came here for dinner with a few friends and had a great time. Food and service were both very good. Would definitely come back again!

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Richard
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2015
Overall4food5service4ambience3

From the front of restaurant, wasn't sure what it was going to be like, but other reviews said it was good place to eat. Think the restaurant would benefit from a face-lift.

Aside from aesthetics, the staff were great, and the food was impeccable well presented, and most importantly absolutely delicious. Would go again, though I am not local to the restaurant.

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Dionysus
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amazing food with some of the best service I've seen in a restaurant; definitely check this one out!

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ALIJAHAN
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2015
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was my birthday night.Wanted to celebrate this night with my best friend.That is why,I booked a table at panas by top table.Was a little bit confused before reserving table because wasn't any idea about panas restaurants foods and value.I just saw some reviews on online and a few reviews was very bad.On the other hand,there was also outstanding reviews.However,finally i reserved a table.
After going to panas i surprised seeing the environment of restaurant for dinner.Servicing was outstanding .I ordered lamb Momo for starter and for main course i chose jhanuka masu. Truly to say, foods were excellent..I went a lot of restaurants to have but i would keep panas on my top list(Not saying these restaurants were bad).
At last,I Just want to say,I got everything which i expected from a restaurant even more.

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racinglad
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2013
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a party of 7, and we all had good food and a wonderful time. It was also good value.

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Panas Gurkha Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Panas Gurkha Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8852 9891.

Panas Gurkha Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 153 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.