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Navadhanya, Cambridge, England

Navadhanya

4.8
4.8
217 Reviews
£26 to £40
Indian

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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 17:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    01223 300583
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    We have two private dining rooms. If you interested in using them please contact us at info@navadhanya.co.uk, 01223300583. We need to have at least 24hrs advance notice.
  • Area
    Cambridge
  • Parking Details
    WE HAVE A PUBLIC PAY PARKING IS AVAILABLE OPPOSITE TO OUR RESTAURANT . IT IS FREE AFTER 6:30PM.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 217 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Overall

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Food

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Service

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Ambience

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Value

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Innovative

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Healthy

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Cambridge

    Best Overall

  • Cambridge

    Best Food

  • Cambridge

    Best Service

  • Cambridge

    Best Ambience

  • Cambridge

    Best Value

  • Cambridge

    Good for business meals

  • Cambridge

    Good for business meals

  • Cambridge

    Healthy

  • Cambridge

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Cambridge

    Good for special occasions

  • Cambridge

    Vegetarian-friendly

217 Reviews
  1. LucyM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked this restaurant after googling best restaurants in Cambridge for my partners birthday. The reviews were fantastic, and I can honestly say they were all true! The food was outstanding. Starters we had Lamb Chops which were really meaty and could cut with a spoon, along with Monk fish which again was meaty and beautifully cooked. Mains we had the chicken and railway lamb with black lentils dish. The black lentils dish was beautiful and I'm a meat eater! I expected the bill to be higher for what we had, definitely value for money. Service and staff were excellent, they even did a little birthday desert FOC for my partner. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough, we will 100% be visiting again. Best Indian I've ever had.

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  2. vkim

    Berkshire

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall a very good experience, but the food has become"duller". The menu is still essentially the same as three years ago, and the flavours have become less exciting, less "Indian". I would recommend a refresh

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  3. MatthewW

    Mobile

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Amongst the worst food I've ever eaten. Over seasoned, over cooked - to the point of burnt for the prawns. Rely not one to return to.

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  4. JanH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful evening celebrating two family birthdays. We tried the 7 course taster menu and were not disappointed. The staff were very attentive explaining each course. We all loved the food and will definitely return.

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  5. UKAV8TOR

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Superb in every way. Lovely service. Stunning good. Would definitely return. .

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food we had was good but it was a simple small menu

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  7. Satch

    Cambridge

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent evening. Wonderful staff and superb food. Highly recommended!

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  8. TamaraC

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow what an amazing dining experience, we went for the 7 course tasting menu to celebrate my birthday, and was absolutely outstanding, the flavours and the presentation on point every dish full of flavour and delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant, the staff are all lovely and friendly I love they explain each course to you . What a lovely touch to bring out a happy birthday dessert for me . I will definitely be back for more thank you.

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  9. NDALAM

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the 7 course tasting menu and it was simply outstanding can see why they have won so many awards. The food is very creative, very delicate and at the same time wets the appetite before even the first bite. My wife isn't a big fan of Indian cuisine often too spicy for her palette however the control of heat within the dishes is quite exceptional, you can taste the spicy flavours I'm every dish but the heat is ever so subtle so it's just the right amount for those that don't love spicy food. I on the other hand would have preferred more heat so perhaps an option on the gradient of heat would have been better non the less superb. Flavour, excitement, boldness all encompassed in the meal. The waiting staff were ever so polite with quite a tame yet elegant atmosphere perfect for a family meal or taking our your wife on your anniversary! Excellent can't wait to done again would highly recommend and price for the quality of food we had was definitely value for money in my books.

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  10. CarrieH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food- the food is absolutely delicious- best Indian food for miles around. Great service - someone always there to help.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Northampton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and attentive staff. Helpful with food intolerance as well. Would book again

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  12. Nicolam

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the taster menu and it was absolutely delicious. Throughly recommend.

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  13. Deannap

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing tasting menu. The food and service are great, Highly recommend.

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  14. Clara

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was interesting and delicious and the service was very polite and pleasant.

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  15. Susie1

    Cambridge

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We all had the sharing menu and it was unbelievable. The presentation, taste and drama was superb. Each dish reflected the amazing standard of this restaurant.

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  16. PKSS

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our dinner at navadhanya. Definitely going to go back. We tried many of the seafood dishes. We may try the taster menu next time. Great experience .

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  17. LouiseP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and not too heavily spiced. We had the tasting menu and it was great value for money, would highly recommend. Service was also very good.

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  18. VincentD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Esquisite dicovery for us. One of the top 3 for this year

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  19. KateT

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience, food great, service just as good and good value for what you get.

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  20. Anonymous

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall a very nice meal. Very attentive service, and the food was lovely. We had the taster menu (two standard, two adapted for gluten-free, one vegan) - the later, more traditional dishes were really excellent, and the earlier, slightly more unusual ones were interesting. A little bit noisy (we were there at 8 on a Saturday, so perhaps predictable that it would be).

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  21. Frances

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A memorable sendoff for my daughter who is returning to live in the Falkland Islands for a couple of years. scenery wonderful, food not.

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  22. Nomnomnom

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed our meal. The only reason to not give it 5* on food was because the railway lamb we had as a main could have done with a little bit more heat and the naan were a little doughy. The scallops and malai chicken we had for starters were delicious. The service was the main negative for us. They don't seem to have a system or the staff don't talk to each other because for example we were asked 3 times after we had already ordered drinks if we would like to order drinks. Last thing which we would suggest to improve is the presentation of the menu. It is an A3 sheet of paper, which doesn't really shout fine dining. We would definitely recommend Navadhanya, but we would say prepare for a great, not outstanding, experience

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  23. GillianG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at this Indian restaurant is innovative and imaginative, but above all it tastes delicious and is beautifully presented. The service is charming and efficient and whole experience is special and memorable. If you’re looking for an Indian restaurant with a difference look no further than this. We had the 7 course tasting menu and at £59 per person, we actual thought it to be good value. The portions were surprisingly generous and each cooked to perfection.

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  24. RebeccaL

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Things were perfect it was a birthday celebration. Food is better than we expect, service good, ambience perfect. Talking about noise level the restaurant is not noisy at all, just that we were assigned to a table next to 4 ladies. Their table is very closed to us that’s why it’s a bit noisy.

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  25. ElizabethL

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic tasting menu, attentive but unobtrusive staff

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  26. EliasFakinami

    Cambridge

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It was so loud in this restaurant, we couldn’t hold a conversation. We ended up leaving with headaches. It is a shame because we were regular customers when they were across the street, but this move has not improved the dining experience. The food is as ever really delicious, but the host was quick to show his irritation with us asking where our food was after a 40 minute wait. It is all made fresh, he indignantly informed us. I do like their food but the restaurant wasn’t a nice place to eat.

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  27. JosieC

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best curry I ever had. Service was amazing, the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.

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  28. ClaireP

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Some of the starters were amazing and the meat was delicious. Let down by veggie curry. Still a delicious meal

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  29. CC05

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Group of 5 ladies who love food visited to celebrate a friend’s “big” birthday. Tasting menu was incredible - every delicious course was so beautifully presented. We had the accompanying flight of paired wines. Both reasonably priced. Food was just joyous. Such an enjoyable evening. Not surprising the place was full and the couple next to us explained they were visitors 3 times a year for obvious reasons when they saw our reactions to the first course! Congratulations great place!

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  30. oli75

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of my favourite restaurant in Cambridge. Each time I take people who have never been before they are always amazed by the 7 course taster menu.

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  31. Arina

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff, stunning food, we really enjoyed our dinner

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  32. Brian

    West Palm Beach

    64 reviews

    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful gourmet Indian. great service. if we lived closer we would be regulars. keep up the good work. We will return.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Hong Kong

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just exceptionally good with cozy vibes, quality food and kind service.

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  34. Ellie

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful evening here, the staff were the best I think I’ve ever known in a Restaraunt. The food was wonderful. My only gripe is how spicy the food was. We had the taster menu and I was unable to eat several of the dishes, I appreciate it’s an Indian but I wasn’t expecting quite so much chilli. It would be nice to at least have sauces/yoghurts on the table of some sort. Otherwise this was a wonderful evening.

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  35. knowsbest

    Cambridge

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service are exceptional. You pay a premium for this quality, but it’s worth it. Top tip, get the 7 course tasting menu and wine flight. The pairings were surprisingly good.

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  36. MQ62

    Cambridge

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A fabulous family treat , with a fine dining 7-course tasting menu that blew our tastebuds away on Fathers Day. It was good to get an early table as the meal was an unhurried2.5 hours of pure enjoyment. I don’t tell my family what they were getting so they could experience food they would t normally order. Hence the two non fish liking people said the best dish of the night was the sublime Hake, followed by a melt in the mouth scallop. The plates were created with care , the tastes were pure joy, the staff were a delight and we all left incredibly full and very happy. Thank you to the Manager who was making sure everyone was happy, and 5 star service from all. Amazing value. Don’t miss this gem!

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  37. AnitaB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the vegan tasting menu which was absolutely delicious. Great service too

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The 7 course taster menu was fantastic, perfect for a special occasion.

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  39. PaulB

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food- there's a definite fine dining feel about it.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at this restaurant and it won’t b the last. The food and service was outstanding.

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Navadhanya does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat.

Navadhanya is rated 4.8 stars by 217 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

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Google Map for Navadhanya

70 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, Cambridge, England CB5 8DZ

Additional information

  • Area
    Cambridge
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 17:00–23:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    WE HAVE A PUBLIC PAY PARKING IS AVAILABLE OPPOSITE TO OUR RESTAURANT . IT IS FREE AFTER 6:30PM.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01223 300583
  • Private party facilities
    We have two private dining rooms. If you interested in using them please contact us at info@navadhanya.co.uk, 01223300583. We need to have at least 24hrs advance notice.
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