Namaaste Highgate

4.3
108 reviews
£25 and under
Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
Namaaste Highgate in the leafy Highgate Village is launched by multi award winning chef Sabbir Karim. The restaurant focuses on Indian street food and delicious home style cooking.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 108 People Are Saying
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KatharineM
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and very attentive, efficient service. Possibly the best biryani I've ever tasted! Will definitely be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious and unusual Indian food. Nice ambiance

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none
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

we wanted to try out a variety of "street food", as we are fairly familiar with curries etc, the staff were very quick to understand what we required, and after we selected 2-3 dishes that we wanted to try, we asked for help to choose the next three, to get a good balance of spices and other ingredients. The result was a very good cross section of what was available, only one dish disappointed, as it came in a different form to that we expected, but we will know for next time ! Overall we had the experience that we wanted, and we will return in the future!

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VipG
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience- great customer service and food was excellent so much to choose from.

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DanP
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu was full of dishes I’d never seen before and there were many I wanted to try.
I started with the Punjabi Samosa Chat with Lamb, which were absolutely delicious. For the main course I went for the Burns Road Lamb Shank Nahiri which was superb, fall of the bone lamb in a rich yet subtly flavoured sauce, this was accompanied by plain rice and the Dal Fry Burt Garlic, which is possibly the tastiest Dal I’ve ever had.
I thoroughly recommend this place and will be back frequently to work my way through the menu!

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windhoek
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely terrific - the tandoori salmon superb. Bravo

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AngelaK
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food here is great, really good menu and the street food element makes it more modern and interesting then your usual local curry house. Decor is pretty and its a nice setting.
The staff could do with being a bit more attentive to really make this a nicer experience. they didnt know how to answer questions about the menu, or which dishes were vegan/vege. We made a polite suggestion they highlight the vegan food more clearly on the menu and they didnt respond well to it. Other diners had to get up to ask for drinks, and the restaurant only had about 4 tables with customers so it wasnt busy. If they polish up the customer service and highlight the vegan options better (as they really did have great dishes for vegans) it could be so much better.

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vipnicolab
London
15 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Lovely staff.

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S161
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food! Thank you for lovely vegan briyani . Will visit again.

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LiseD
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fantastic food. Staff attentive and helpful. It's great to have an independent restaurant in Highgate.

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StepheniH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience3

Food disappointing Our main courses were served up plated on cold plates.

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LynRiley123
London
24 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Good food in good atmosphere. Quite expensive and quite noisy

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Jonny
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Namaaste and it didn’t disappoint. Food and service was fantastic. Will definitely return!

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NickyF
Inverness
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food is fine. Nothing special. Small tables to cram us in that didn’t even fit one main in the middle so our plates were hanging off the table. Expensive for what it is. Also found out that the owner doesn’t give tips or service charge to his hard working waiting staff. When asked he said he did but it’s not true. I understand that rent is high in Highgate but that is reflected in the high price of food and shouldn’t be paid by the waiting staff! I will boycott this restaurant in solidarity with the staff who were super nice and working so hard.

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Dominic
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Ok food and a nice setting, it’s a shame that the manager completely tainted the experience, leaving a sour taste in our mouths. He was incredibly rude, rushing us to order several times after being seated for only 10 minutes and then again when the bill arrived. The whole evening became pretty uncomfortable for all of us, especially being watched like a hawk whilst eating and drinking. All we wanted to do was leave. If you’re looking for a relaxing dinner and time to catch up with friends, I’d urge you to look elsewhere.

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JamieO
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious after a nice stroll around the heath. Will definitely be coming back, great service and food.

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LeonieB
London
17 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant .
Very helpful staff
Tasty food

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VickyF
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This is definitely an above average Indian restaurant , the food is tasty and original and looks good. The restaurant has tasteful decor and and a friendly ambience. Expect to pay more than your local Indian bit its worth it

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RosalindB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best Indian restaurants ever . The dishes are outstanding. As are the Indian inspired cocktails. This is my 2nd visit and I was not disappointed . The dishes are freshly prepared and this time we decided to try as many fish dishes, the prawns were huge and succulent, the scallops cooked to perfection and the fish Moli was to die for.
The staff were attentive and happy to offer recommendations when asked.
My only criticism that the phone kept ringing for takeaway orders which spoilt the ambience a little. Otherwise 5 stars from me.

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

First time in the restaurant (had a fabulous delivery in lockdown). Food was good & service fine but the cleanliness of the restaurant could be better. Bathroom walls / skirting boards look like they hadn’t been cleaned in months. Bit off putting. Other than that we had a good meal.

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vipHoneyT
London
31 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will go back again and recommended

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LindaS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great ambience and food is amazing. Would highly recommend.

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Simon4000
London
16 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Stunning food, great service and value

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Curry
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We shared a selection of the small plates. Delicious, fresh spices and aromatics; much lighter food than the average 'curry house'. Lots of interesting flavours and textures

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SangitaS
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very good, my only criticism is the choice of vegetarian food was limited, however what we did order was good

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VipG
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience and very accommodating when moving to a bigger table.

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vipHoneyT
London
31 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good quality and tasty , would go there again and recommend it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible street food, smaller plates best for sharing. The “chicken lollipops” in particular are delicious for starters, and butter chicken and lamb chops are amazing for mains.

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Skate
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, great service, extensive menu and great value!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really lovely place with excellent food and friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Some lovely dishes, some not quite so. Nice service and atmosphere.

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KishoreK
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really nice setting with good service and nice food. Recommend

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rachelm
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Always nice to support a local, as we have. However last nights service was not very well managed. A table next to us was served before us and they seemed to be very attentive. We waited 1hr for the main course.

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EvelinaB
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow was pleasantly surprised that Indian street food can be both fancy and romantic. Would comeback again!

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Lulu22
London
12 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very impressed with the food taste and quality. Comfortable seats and good atmosphere. Great recommendation by the lovely waitress, the black Dahl! I will definitely go again.

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ClaudioR
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing food. Easily the best Indian food in north London. Lovely setting and decor too. Friendly staff.

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Vford
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been recommended to come here and very pleased we did. Food was fantastic and service was very good. Best Indian food I have had in a very long time. Highly recommend.

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SStein
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently went to this gem of a restaurant tucked in Highgate. The location was good and there was plenty of parking available in the evening. The ambience was great and the decor reflected parts of India beautifully. The service and food were both exemplary. The waiters went the extra mile to accommodate all our requirements. We definitely will be back to try their interesting daytime menu.

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kirstym
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, lots of choice and different angle with the street food. We loved it and the service was very friendly and efficient. Strongly recommend

Namaaste Highgate
Responded on 27 July 2021

Dear Kirsty Thank you ver much for your nice review. We are delighted you liked our food and our Indian Street Food Menu. We look forward to see you soon Best wishes Namaaste Team

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biv4
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really good food with some unusual dishes. Service very friendly and efficient. Great location.

Namaaste Highgate
Responded on 21 July 2021

Dear Biv Thank you very much for your review. We have worked really hard to create our menu, it has some of the best Indian Street Food and speciality curries. We look forward to see you soon. Best wishes NAMAASTE Team

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Namaaste Highgate using the Order Online button. Namaaste Highgate also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8340 4488.

Namaaste Highgate is rated 4.3 stars by 108 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.