Navadhanya

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41 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Indian
Navadhanya first opened doors it's doors in 2014 launched by cousins Krishna VijayKumar and Arun k Chandran with the vision to create a very different experience from traditional Indian restaurant food in Cambridge. The dishes have been perfected by experienced Indian chefs who have worked in top restaurants , including Michelin-starred London restaurants. Navadhanya is now highly ranked among the best restaurants in Cambridge and has also been honoured with a prestigious listing in the Michelin Guide. ''This former pub is home to a well-regarded restaurant with white decor and a contemporary look. Dishes take their influences from around India and exhibit a modern style, while at the same time respecting tradition.''-Michelin Guide.
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OT
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful flavors from each dish, with a very attentive staff.

MB
Berlin
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exzellentes indisches Essen auf höchstem Niveau. Guter Service, volle Empfehlung meinerseits.

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C
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for a special dinner out and my goodness ... it really was special. Best Indian cuisine I’ve ever had in Cambridge, plus great service! Of course we ordered too much and couldn't eat it all. Next time we'll order a bit less and share it between us!

TC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My guest was a friend from India and he was able to guide my choices from the menu and point out finer points in the cooking. He as an expert and I as a novice both thought it was a wonderful meal.

T
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the absolute best Indian food and wine! Thank you!!

AP
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, exceptional blends of tastes masterised by the chef to perfection

CP
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant, we all had the 7 course sampling menu which was outstanding, the waiter explains what each dish is and there is plenty even for the bigger appetite like myself. very nice meal for a special occasion. Will definitely be visiting again.

HB
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a good booking and service and the food was amazing.we had the taster menu which were large portions which was good value for money. Not your normal Indian food.

G
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic find! Two of us ordered the 7 course chefs tasting menu and really enjoyed every bite. The first four courses were my favorites because I had not had them before, creative and delicious! By the 5th course I was getting full but so good that I continued on, so good portion size for a tasting menu. Service was excellent!!! This is one of the better restaurants in Cambridge, I highly recommend it!

k
Manchester
28 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is top notch, simple the best Indian food I’ve had. The service is respectfully paced, friendly and professional. The ambience is ok with a low rumble of conversation and the sound of service. The decor however, especially the bar area need to be looked at. It’s all a bit cheap and needs to feel much more special at this price point. You go here for the food and the service, not the table or comfort.

AW
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was the star at Navadhanya - juicy prawns with two delicious sauces, mouthwatering sea bass, superb lamb shank - every dish was a flavourful delight. The service was somewhat slow (but worth it) and matter-of-fact - the odd smile would have gone down well. There was a baby crawling and making lots of noise, which I wouldn't have expected midway through a Friday night, but luckily we like children.

G
Hampshire
6 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food good but very noisey and i did not like having to sit upstairs felt like somebody's dinning room.

A
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were visiting the area so unfortunately won’t be able to return very often. One of the best Indian meals we have ever eaten!

JG
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food...again

The AC upstairs made the room very cold however and slightly diminished the experience.

Even after adjustment it was still very cold!

The tasting menu is great however course 6 is a bit too much and the weakest of the lot. I would modify it to a smaller nicer dish if possible

DS
Miami
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great, however, the waiters were very soft spoken and was hard to understand what they were describing. But everything was awesome

CJ
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Navadhanya is wonderful,they put an innovative spin on traditional foods. The Almond tikki and rose yogurt are both delicious. Monkfish is next level. Each course are beautifully presented and treat of flavours. Lovely staff. It was awesome and I can't wait to go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Me and my friend visited navadhanya we had a warm welcome in the reception from the manager or owner I am not sure who he was but he received us with great smile . We decided to go for alcarte we had lamb chops and monk fish for the starter both are delicious for the main we had prawn curry and lamb shank Oh my god!!! One of the best curry I ever had in my life . Service was excellent all the staff are very polite and friendly . I can proudly say it is my best Indian food I ever had .

OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and partner visited navadhanya we decided to go for tasting menu with wine flights . Each and every course was well presented , properly cooked , properly spiced . Wine pair was excellent . Each and every course and wine was explained properly . Service was excellent every one was very helpful and very friendly. Overall we had wonderful night out . Thanks to the team .

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Had a bit of expectation with a Michelin recommendation, ended up quite disappointed. Ordered the rabbit leg for starter and prawn curry for main.
Rabbit leg was served with beetroot purée, coriander purée, and sauce separately on plate, and the rabbit inside was proper raw.
They gave me a paneer as a compensation, surprisingly it’s also with coriander and beetroot purée with the paneer which doesn’t really make sense to me in flavour wise. And it seems to me that they’re just using these garnishes on every starters. Paneer was greasy and hard to chew. Some whole grains of spices give you an electrical shock sometimes.
Finally I had the prawn curry for main, the base was incredibly bland, with some unchewable coconut chips on top. A couple of sneaky cardamoms hiding inside the basmati ready to surprise you. I think that’s how they named themselves “fine dining of Indian cuisine”
I wished I just went to some other indian restaurants to have some a lot better food with a half of the price.

L
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Although billed as fine dining, our experience was far from it. The restaurant was definitely not what we were expecting. Putting style and atmosphere of the restaurant aside, the food was mediocre at best. The flavours were fighting with each other, almost destroying the subtlety of Indian cuisine. Service was poor, ignoring the fact that it's Michelin starred. I'd categorise this restaurant as a glorified curry house, unfortunately.

MA
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restuarant with pleasant surroundings and outstanding service

m
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

good indian food, we really had the feeling to disturb the personal, almost unfriendly welcome in a spartan restaurant

OT
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Un restaurant indien d’exception, largement au-dessus de la moyenne par la qualité et le raffinement de ses mets.

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NG
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice food and amazing experience. Very nice lunch and sure we will repeat.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food at a reasonable price. Recommended

A
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Impressive food, particularly the first 3 courses blew me away. Loved all 7 courses on the tasting menu and was left stuffed after it. Would highly recommend and is amazing value for money.

OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for and great staff! Will be returning with the rest of work team soon!!

L
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from the USA. Food was amazing as was the atmosphere. Staff very friendly. Would definitely go back if I get the chance.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always . The lamb for starters is a must !

PQ
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite simply the best Indian food in the area, and a contender for one of the best overall restaurants in Cambridge. They've mastered their craft and have consistantly delivered an excellent meal everytime I have been there.

CH
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

By looking on their website it looked a beautiful restaurant, however as soon as I got to the door of the building I was hugely disappointed. It being 5* and mitchelin rated expected much better. Food was great don't get me wrong, service was ok, wasn't very welcoming. I did ask on my reservation if they could make our table special as we were celebrating my fiancé's 40th but nothing. Actual décor of restaurant was plain and boring, no ambience at all. My local indian where its £15 per head is far better service and value for money! Dissappointed and over priced!!

OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very high quality.

JM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Fabulous food and excellent service. Tablecloths and a bit more attention to decorative detail would improve the fine-dining experience. Would definitely go again

RT
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all round experience, highly recommended.
Will be visiting again

e
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is spectacular! So unassuming yet delicious, filling and an overall great experience. The flavors just come alive and tell a story of their food.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Indian fine dining restaurant in Cambridge!!!

KB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent elegant inspired dishes. Perfect for a night out or a celebration. The service was exceptional.

CM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every bite is a taste sensation! Highly recommended. Not to be compared with other Indian restaurants: This is of another level. Not surprised they are mentioned in the Michelin guide. Absolutely wonderful food.

PL
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Indian Tasting menu ever !!!

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T
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply excellent, as usual! We love your heavenly good and exceptional food and service! Thank you!

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