The Ravensbury

3.8
127 reviews
£26 to £40
Indian
The modern culinary scene in India today brought to the doorsteps of South London. A traditional cuisine meeting a new fusion of Indo Chinese; choose to dine in our modern, bright yet comfortable traditional restaurant or enjoy our chic vibrant lounge. There is something for everyone whether it’s a casual dinner for two or marking a memorable occasion. Let us welcome you to explore your palate with our array of authentic Indian and Hakka Chinese dishes.

For bookings at the weekend please call 0208 648 1561

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 127 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
4.0
food
3.7
service
3.8
ambience
3.7
value
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Sathish
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visited on Monday to celebrate our anniversary. Lovely food. Staff were outstanding and checked on us to see if we were comfortable. Food took sometime to arrive but sumptuous starters and mains. The tent outside gets colder for the night. Would be good to have a few heaters. Otherwise, lovely ambience.

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CarreyT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service4ambience3

Not sure if it’s just the COVID situation but it’s totally different. As soon as the main was delivered we were asked to pay.
The vibe has changed.

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Chan
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

So first of all we had our food and drinks order taken all at the same time. We were ensured that our drinks will arrive before the food as the waitress told us that the food will all come out together which is what we wanted anyway, but obviously we wanted our drinks whilst we waited.
The waitress came and took payment before we had even received anything which we thought was strange but we didn't think anything of it and just paid. There was a mess up with the bill as one of us had paid for something that she didn't even receive and it wasn't until looking afterwards that it wasn't on the bill either. The waitress came to the table asking us to pay for the drink which another waiter had already informed us that we won't have to pay for it as it was their mess up. Lesson learned, DO NOT pay for anything until you receive the food and drink. After roughly an hour, some of our food was brought out to the table, still no drinks. As they brought out some of the food, they started to bring out food for the table next to us which meant that our food was starting to get cold. A couple of dishes were sent back to be changed as they were sitting there for 20 minutes as we were waiting for the rest of the food to arrive. They had messed up some of our orders but we just took it anyway because we had waited so long for it. I understand that they've only just re-opened again after lockdown but the experience was nothing that they wasn't used to before lockdown. It's fair to say most of us enjoyed the food but one of our party had a bit of a rough night after leaving to go home and being sick in the middle of the night

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AnthonyC
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Very expensive watered down drinks and reheated food would not recommend service was poor long wait
For drinks and food

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AberdeenFood
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the first time on the first weekend open after lockdown 3.0 and me and friends had a great time. Staff quickly bounced back into action by the looks of things. Cocktails were great!

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KellyS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food,service atmosphere all amazing and the staff was really good very happy will be back again

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TraceyG
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely eating experience in a lovely safe setting
We were offered a heated area too
Our host was amazing courteous and couldn’t do enough for our party
Can’t wait to go back
Food is amazing
And the cocktails are gorgeous

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SerenaR
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely time at Ravensbury, great staff who catered to a group of 7 noisy women! Food was lovely, drinks we're great. Highly recommend!!
We will be back!

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Jayda
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Staff have worked hard to keep to covid guidelines and make the atmosphere pleasant.
Seating was in an outside gazebo with heating - we were pleasantly surprised and kept warm all evening. The service and food was great with music. At great first night out after lockdown. One suggestion - longer straws!

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ChristinaN
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was lovely only issue was that it was very cold .

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Bubble
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, service too. I can’t wait to be able to sit indoors , hopefully soon in May we can stay longer and perhaps have sone dance too.

KA
KAandRL
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tables were placed very close to each other. Felt a little noisy as the music was very loud. Food was good though and good value for money. They ran out of dessert options so that was disappointing but the main food was really tasty and portions were also reasonable.

JP
JigneshP
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Hi
I gave order and took very long Also wrong food as well very disappointed never come again
Thanks

KP
KirtashP
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Since the ease of lockdown at Stage 2 and opening outdoor hospitality, The Ravenbury have made excellent effort to meet government requirements on H&S and also make the outing safe, comfortable and enjoyable for the customer.
Well Done

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant customer service and atmosphere they created outside is really lovely.

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ShekhinahR
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and staff were super nice and professional.

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KrystalS
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service was pretty good, it was a little busy so was slower than we'd expect but well worth it when we got our food which came pretty quickly. The food was good and we very much enjoyed our dinner there.

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Jack
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Service was slow, it quite often is slow here. For example drinks take a long time to arrive when compared with other restaurants. Food is sometimes punctual and sometimes takes a while. The menu is good and food very tasty so I can still recommend this place. Can be fairly noisy inside.

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GulshodA
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We went thrre according to the good reviews and advise frm friends. Firs of all Pad thai wasnt cooked well and plus it wasnt supposed to be spice according to rhe menu and it came quite spocy. the singapore style noodles were very dry. They didnt have green tea instead they offered mint tea which was literally unwashed mint leaves (cld see sm dirt in the cup) with hot water. The only thing was the cocktails which tasted surprisingly good. Overall disappointed basically.

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marlonr
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

An enjoyable experience. Staff polite, friendly and attentive. Food arrived promptly. Good sized portions. Enjoyed the food. Spiced to personal tastes. Enjoyed cocktails. Given enough time to enjoy the experience. Reasonably priced. Would visit Ravensbury again.

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RajviP
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service..what more could you ask for!

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Prash
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and lovely staff - just what we needed after a busy week at work

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Princess
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was lovely
Good service too
Definitely going back

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SnehS
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Due to covid not enough care taken to follow the rules , inadequate seating too close

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SandraN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Took 35 mins to be asked for drink order. When did eventually get seen. Took Oder for starter and mains and it all came at same time.
Forgot a drink and forgot one of the starters
Had to ask for plates for our mains and didn’t bother clearing our plates we used for our popadoms

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IjeomaA
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience3

The ambiance was just right and servers were very attentive making sure we’re comfortable with our young son. The food was tasty no wow factor bit pricey for the value presented

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Max was the BEST waiter. He was personable, patient and gave great recommendations for food and drink!

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JJ279
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Having visited The Ravensbury on quite a few occasions, this was easily the worst experience.
Table booked for 7:30pm - arrived and seated by 7:35. Requested table in main restaurant. Received one on other side. Struggled to get someone’s attention to place order for food and eventually had this done by 7:50. Waited patiently but then started getting annoyed as 8:30 came and went. Grabbed someone passing to enquire and starters were then brought out by 8:45.

Starving at this point so we ate the starters which were very good. Portions have decreased and prices have increased.

We were conscious of the time so asked them to pack the mains and we moved straight onto desserts.

Not happy with the management of this place. I could see the staff were rushed off their feet and also kitchen was obviously struggling to keep up and dish out food in a timely fashion.

It’s a shame this has soured our experience and after reading many similar reviews hope something is done about this before you alienate lots of regulars.

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CarlA
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

we went ther for our 7 anniversary it was the place we met it has been done up very nice but the food is very poor and we spent most of the time trying to stope fly getting on our food and by 2 am we both were very sick so would not ever go back and don't recommend it

DC
DeniseC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Nice food but service was way too slow which was a real shame

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RachelB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visiting. Recommended by a friend.
Wonderful food, awesome service and we’ll be back as soon as we can!

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ToniTee
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been back three times now since the eat out to Help out scheme came about.
Glad to see it’s been extended to November!
Really good service and food is divine

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, lovely Sunday lunch , we were the first booking in, found my chicken 65 dish very dry but apart from that the other dishes ordered were very nice

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RasD
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was nice I got Chinese there was lots of space good service very friendly nice atmosphere I even engaged my wife here brill vibes would do it again 😁thanks would recommend this place to everyone try it💯💯💯💯thanks team ravenbury💯💯💯💯Ras Davis

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Annieeeeeeeeeee
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The waitress was okay she didnt listen
When the bill came didnt give us a momment to check
Was rushing us as it was 9pm

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LornaW
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally enjoyed ourselves so much so I will be planning my hen-night there for next year... I would recommend my friends and family to visit there...

The staff was very friendly, kind, polite willing to help through answering any questions asked...

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Amirta
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Can you please the dump chair , it's not hygiene, and I am sure it will cause infection

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KFrancio
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great decor and atmosphere. Busy at evenings.
Tasty food. But food took a long time to come to the table and when it came it was cold.
Generous portions.
Good cocktails.
Friendly and helpful staff.

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UPAT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Disappointing service
Several drinks were in available
They took our mains order and then told us 45 mins later that we couldn’t have them.
Carlos the manager wouldn’t come and apologise/compensate
Really upset the group on our last night out together now we are in Tier 2

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LDLLL
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our waitress was fantastic. Really helpful and accommodating. We were sat in the bar area which was very neon and a bit overwhelming. The food was OK.

FAQs

The Ravensbury does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats. The Ravensbury also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8648 1561.

The Ravensbury is rated 3.8 stars by 127 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.