Navadhanya

4.5
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77 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Indian
Enjoy 25% off with Navadhanya's Eat out to Help out Offer (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday throughout September.)
Navadhanya first opened doors it 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.
What 77 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu was incredible. So tasty, great value for money even without the eat out to help out discount they are continuing with. Social distanced well and everyone is super friendly.

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mama
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Very good Indian food. My flatmate is south Indian and vegetarian so we went here for his birthday. Even though the rest of us are not vegetarian we ordered mostly veg and were very happy with all the options. The meat options were also delicious. Everything was incredibly flavorful and the naan was so tasty.

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MalcolmN
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food a revelation- well balanced novel ( to my tastebuds) innovative especially the starters.

Main problem was heavy smoke smell from other dishes being serves which play havoc if you have reached the dessert course !

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NaMu
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Finely cooked Indian food in Cambridge in a Michelin started restaurant.
Food and service was excellent.
We had vegetarian food because our friends don’t eat meat and the dishes and the breads were very tasty and light.
We sat upstairs and the decor is very basic. The ambience could be better.

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vipDambuster
London
134 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Not our first visit, won't be the last - the only reason not to give five stars is that we did have to chase after the first of the SEVEN courses of the tasting menu; otherwise, fab.

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ShireenN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really good... went for my boyfriend's birthday and couldn't have chosen a better venue. Food and service, both excellent!

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vipNewWT
London
84 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food. Need to improve setting and it will be perfect

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JuanFandango
Gloucestershire
17 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous high quality food - a super array of spices cooked delicately and with skill. Friendly service in a safe environment. Good value

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PunitS
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was nice although quite expensive. Service was ok but hampered by covid 19 restrictions so hard to tell the true extent

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Cliodhna12
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very impressed with the measures in place to have a beautiful meal despite the Covid 19 restrictions. Excellent attentive service great food.

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Wabiloo
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Brilliant food as usual! Front door seems to remain open permanently (COVID related I assume), but this made it fairly cold for me...

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JamesL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food - taster menu is highly recommended! Will definitely be back.

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Authentic freshly cooked food. Lovingly presented.

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Sp21
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was closed on arrival.
No explanation provided.

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MatthewH
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Indian food, great quality and creative. Definitely would love to visit again when we're in Cambridge next.

RE social distancing, they were great. You sit far apart from other patrons, hand gel available in multiple places and they made the effort to keep a distance.

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A pleasure - especially how well cared for we were in terms of safety after lockdown. And the food... magnificent!

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Rubini
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food tay given first salsify root I never eat before in India restaurant amazing !!experience service also we happy our anniversary meal

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and service my wife was vegan options great i ordered monkfish delicious thanks navadhanya

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CambridgeStudent
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was average at best, definitely not worth the premium price tag. The service was just ok. There were long waits in between meals, and the staff were generally not responsive. The ambiance was no better than any other half decent restaurant in town. I see no particular reason to return to this restaurant. Disappointing overall.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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Wamba
Oxford
13 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I had an enjoyable meal here - this is a small restaurant with tables close to each other. Thee food is very tasty and the staff friendly. However, there are very few milder dishes on the menu - my child still found the mild dish, hot. The service was very slow and it was almost an hour before we received any food (30 mins for drinks). Finally, I would not consider it fine-dining, based on my own experience.

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RobbieM
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The quality of the food is just fantastic. The tasting menu is very reasonably priced for the amount of food you get, and it all tastes so good. Navadhanya is a favourite of mine for special occasions, as it is guaranteed to offer exciting and delicious food.

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MarilynB
Hertfordshire
18 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and service were very good. I was disappointed that I emailed the restaurant the day before to enquire about nearby parking and although my email was acknowledged I received no response.

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Laszdel
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely birthday Dinner there! Food was outstanging, service was great! We even got a birthday surprise sweet with a candle. Highly recommend the place!

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vipDiogoS
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food and service; given private dining room upstairs which was an added bonus.

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vipCambridge19
London
11 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Forget what you thought ‘going out for an Indian’ is like. This is on an entirely different level. The food is like fine dining Indian. Really excellent.

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vipDiogoS
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, food is amazing and service is very good

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vipDiogoS
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always!

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Jocob
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding “tasting menu”

We chose tasting menu with wine pair. The presentation was par excellence. The service rendered by the staffs was great and they patiently explained all the dishes. Out of the entire course of menu, monkfish was outstanding

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PatrickF
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, subtle and fine, it’s more than “an Indian restaurant “. We had the tasting menu, and loved all 7 dishes.

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JeremyC
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Navadhanya never disappoints - the lamb shank was especially superb !

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vipcescords
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was great but the service was not up to standard. We had to wait 15 minutes for our table although we had a booking; the place was so overcrowded and understaffed that waiters were slow to serve us everything. A waiter had an accident by our table, dropped a platter full of tomato sauce on my plaster cast leg and didn't apologise, off-handedly gave me some wet wipes to clean myself up and we didn't even get a discount or complimentary anything. Not sure I would go back

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely small indian place with some meals outstanding. A bit chaotic service.

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Eyre
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

The reality was woefully unlike the marketing pitch. There seemed to be confusion over our online booking on arrival (three members of staff huddled around the screen with question marks over their heads). Whole atmosphere was utilitarian - rather like a school refectory. Lighting was too bright (more like daylight). Food was nonetheless verging on excellent, but service was cold and abrupt. I have eaten Indian food around the globe, and I suggest you inject considerably more style (eg white linen tablecloths, and a warmer, more attentive service). We will not be back.

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Minglediner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious very high quality Indian food with friendly service. Reliable and consistent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MB
MarcBerliner
Berlin
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipCambridge19
London
11 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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TimC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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