62 South End, Croydon , London, CR0 1DP

0208 6862 2436

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SquareMeal Review of Karnavar

Chef Manoj Karnavar spent 18 years cooking in top-flight hotels around the world before setting up this self-named restaurant in the centre of Croydon. Karnavar is a chic, smart and sociable addition to the local scene with its cool, cream-toned interiors and ambitious menu – an unusual mix of contemporary Indian and modern European dishes. You could take the Asian route by ordering honey and cinnamon-glazed quail with organic pearl barley and golden beetroot chat followed by seared sea bass with coconut, cassava and pumpkin flower pakora or head west for slow-cooked pork belly with Pommery mustard mash, wild mushroom and apple purée. Desserts also aim high – how about Goan bebinca (a nutmeg layered cake with fresh pineapple, poppy seed crumble and ice cream). Set lunches offer two-courses for just £9.80.

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Karnavar is recommended for

Group Dining 8 Plus | Bottomless Brunch

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

South Croydon Station 587m

Church Street Tram Stop 971m


Address: 62 South End, Croydon , London CR0 1DP

Area: Croydon

Opening times

Tues-Sun 12N-3 pm 6-11pm

Nearby Landmarks

Ashcroft Theatre 781m

Vue Cinema Croydon Grant's 833m


Telephone: 0208 6862 2436


Cuisine: Indian

Lunch: £9.80 (2 courses)

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