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Sun 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Mon 6:00PM - 7:00PM 9:30PM - 10:30PM

Tue - Thu 12:00PM - 3:00PM 6:00PM - 7:00PM 9:30PM - 10:30PM

Fri - Sat 12:00PM - 3:00PM

About Karnavar

Our Head Chef Manoj Karnavar created the Karnavar fine dining restaurant menu with his 19 years of culinary experience in five star hotels like Fairmont Dubai, Marriott in Mumbai, Renaissance in Goa, Savoy, Claridges and Mandarin Oriental in London.

Karnavar with the concept of creative twist in traditional Indian cuisine. Get ready for the treat with your family and friends for a remarkable dining experience. Since opening April 2014, Karnavar received couple of awards and achievements,

SHORTLISTED IN FINAL LIST FOR MENU OF THE YEAR IN THE WHOLE OF UK*
BEST NEW COMER OF THE YEAR 2014 IN BRITAIN*
LISTED UNDER TOP 10 INDIAN RESTAURANT 2014 IN UK*
NEW COMER OF THE YEAR 2014 – BRITISH CURRY AWARDS*
LISTED NUMBER 1 UNDER TOP 10 BEST INDIAN RESTAURANTS IN LONDON*
LISTED UNDER TOP 3 RESTAURANTS IN CROYDON*

* Visit www.karnavar.com for more details about out awards and achievements.

62 Southend
Croydon, Greater London CR0 1DP
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Indian, South Indian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - 6 pm - 11 pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 12 pm - 3 pm & 6 pm - 11 pm
Sunday Brunch - 12 Noon - 4 pm
Sunday Dinner - 5 pm - 9.30 pm

Cross Street:
Southend, Croydon

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 8686 2436

Website:
http://karnavar.com/

Parking Details:
Spice yard car parking within 100yards +street parking free after 5 pm

Executive Chef:
Manoj Karnavar

Private Party Contact:
Ron Poickaran: 07804 917818

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Karnavar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

3.9

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (42)
Special Occasions (41)
Fit for Foodies (32)
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Good for Anniversaries (27)
Neighbourhood Gem (26)
Authentic (25)
Good for a Date (25)
Spicy (24)
Tasting Menu (20)
Good Vegetarian Options (19)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Romance (15)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Casual (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Lunch (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Brunch (7)
Child Friendly (7)
Cosy (6)
Group Bookings (6)
Healthy (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Fun (4)
Outstanding Value (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vegan (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (London)·Dined on 13 January 2018

Best Indian food I tried so far.

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 (London)·Dined on 9 January 2018

We had the dinner 2-course set menu which you have to order between 6 and 7pm. The food was excellent with delicate flavours. Service was excellent: attentive without being over-attentive. This was our first visit to see what the restaurant was like but we'll definitely be going again, possibly to try its tasting menu.

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 (London)·Dined on 31 December 2017

Really gorgeous food as always and great service too!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 25 December 2017

Came for the Christmas lunch tasting menu which was excellent. Imaginative take on Indian food. Highly recommended.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on 18 December 2017

Absolutely beautiful food and wine. Great service and value for money.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 9 December 2017

Great top-notch interesting Indian cuisine. Wonderful food!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 26 November 2017

Perfect food and service every time.
This visit was date night with hubby.
Also child friendly when we've taken kids along on other times.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Isle of Wight)·Dined on 24 November 2017

Our fave local resaturant that never disappoints. The food is simply stunning, great service and am happy to pay that bit extra for the amazing quality of the food. Manoj and the team have made this by far the best restaurant in Croydon

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 12 November 2017

Fab, fab, fab as usual. Can thoroughly recommend. Delicious food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 4 November 2017

Lovely meal, thoroughly enjoyed it and would go back again.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on 1 November 2017

everything was excellent from the beginning to the end.Highly recommended

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access
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·Dined on 17 October 2017

Delicious food. Great service. We will come again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 13 October 2017

Beautiful food, attentive service, fresh ingredients; completely different from any Indian restaurant I've ever been to before.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 10 October 2017

The food dishes were delicious, the service brilliant and the restaurant people were caring.
We ordered Chicken Lababdar and it was just yummm !!!
The Lamb biryani was well cooked and the succulent. We also ordered Bombay Speciality (Vada Pav) and our friends loved it.
This was a friends Meet and we had a lovely evening.
THANKS.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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service4
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 (London)·Dined on 8 October 2017

Been many times, always great. First time for the Sunday Roast Brunch menu. It was first class and excellent value.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on 14 September 2017

Lovely lunch here and beautiful food and experience. We went at a very quiet time so all that was missing was some atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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·Dined on 12 September 2017

In all honesty I've travelled the world and don't think there's a better place that serves good food excellently presented by smiling attentive staff that would beat this.

Chef owner is a master chef and even though I've not met him I'd like to shake his hand and ask him to open a restaurant in the midlands

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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service4
value5

 
 (Brighton)·Dined on 3 September 2017

Excellent quality food. We were not disappointed at all. Would visit gain.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Spicy
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·Dined on 2 September 2017

Having not checked the menu before my visit I was a bit concerned when I arrived and opened it at the restaurant, because it is quite small. However there were still a number of dishes I would have chosen. Long story short it was definitely a matter of quality over quantity as both the starter (amazing) and my own main and my wife's main were unbelievably good. I cant remember the last time two dishes were that good in one place.

Would highly recommend and definitely will return.

I can see the great reviews (which drove my visit in the first place) are fully desired. What a fantastic place to eat.

My only feedback would be that it is surprising for a party of two to have service automatically added to the bill. I always tip and there was never any doubt I was going to tip after this experience, however I would like the option to decide that myself.

Karnavar is a must visit!!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 6 August 2017

The food was brilliant and the customer service excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 21 July 2017

First time at this restaurant. Great service and fantastic food. Will definitively go again

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 (Surrey)·Dined on 30 June 2017

Great food and service. Recommend to anyone who likes Indian flavours not just curry.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 25 June 2017

Great real indian food...good quality and healthy!

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 (London)·Dined on 29 May 2017

Lovely food and very attentive staff. We had a great experience. Special mention of the dum gosht biryani which was simply the best we have had in recent times. Definitely recommended.

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 (London)·Dined on 19 May 2017

Not your average curry house - like perfectly spiced dishes, presented beautifully with great service and all at good price.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 16 May 2017

Top notch restaurant. Well deserving of Michelin star. Go before they start raising prices to match.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 1 May 2017

Truely excellent Indian food- a varied menu with some unusual dishes and inspiring tastes!

Tags: Spicy, Late-night Find
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 (London)·Dined on 22 April 2017

My wife is Vegan so visited trip advisor who listed this restaurant . This was our first visit and it was excellent will deafinatley go back

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Vegan
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 (Isle of Wight)·Dined on 15 April 2017

Best restaurant in Croydon. Have never had a meal here that wasn'the the best thing i'd eaten that month.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 9 April 2017

I came across lots of good reviews so was tempted to give the place a try. I have to say I wasn't disappointed, the food was really nice, the menu was quite different from the places I usually frequent, in a good way as it had food from different regions, there was a nice seafood selection that pleased my date as she likes seafood and had never tried Indian cuisine before this. I wasn't disappointed by the price, but I would say I've seen better pricing for similar cuisine and experience in the area, so maybe I would think about going back depending on budget and occasion. Service was prompt, polite and friendly.

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 (London)·Dined on 8 April 2017

Croydon's best Indian restaurant (perhaps Croydon's best restaurant overall?) with a creative take on Indian cuisine. The sardine salad starter, Pork Koorgi and clove-smoked lamb mains and the cinnamon cake desert are stand-out dishes for me.

Always excellent and courteous service and very good (Indian) house wines.

Thoroughly recommended!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on 7 April 2017

A very pleasant restaurant, staffs were very friendly and attentive. Decor were modern and fresh. The Food waiting time were reasonable and were very nicely presented. They do make an effort to make you feel a little bit special. Price is a little bit high, but I suppose you pay what you get. Will certainly return soon.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 26 March 2017

We went for Mother's day Brunch. Food was fantastic, service was great. made mother's day for my wife

Tags: Outstanding Value, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (Surrey)·Dined on 16 March 2017

Excellent ...as always. The menu is imaginative and creative and you're not disappointed when your chosen dishes arrive. Beautifully presented and the flavours are delicious and spices are combined in such exciting ways that your mouth says wow!

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 (London)·Dined on 26 February 2017

Sunday brunch was fantastic value for money. Service was very friendly and the food was very tasty. Will definitely return and recommend to friends.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on 26 February 2017

Went for brunch - a must try . Very unique and high quality . Loved the pork belly !

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 25 February 2017

Really nice and ceative food. The waiting staff were very attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (London)·Dined on 24 February 2017

Interesting menu and great twist on Indian food. We really enjoyed it

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 9 February 2017

Lunch time booking, very quite. Very good service from the waitress, very attentive. The food was different, spicy and tasty. The cocktails were very good too. Will definately be booking again at this restaurant.

Tags: Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Surrey)·Dined on 5 February 2017

Love this place. went for my bityhday with some friends and family. Sunday is the buffet and the food was as good as ever and the service was great. They even brought me a birthday dish with candle at the end!! Lovely afternoon and one of the best places to eat in Surrey!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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