57 Cleveland Street , London, W1T 4JN

SquareMeal Review of Ragam

One of the first eateries to bring South Indian & Keralan food to the capital, Ragam still plies its trade in the shadow of the Post Office Tower. The pokey, box-like dining room hasn’t changed in 30 years, but people don’t flock here for the paper-clothed refectory tables or the living-room wallpaper: instead, great-value food & beguilingly laid-back service are the main attractions. The kitchen dishes up a contingent of distinctively spiced staples – dhansaks, kormas, biryanis & suchlike – but it’s worth homing in on the regional specialities for something more invigorating. Browse the well-worn, laminated menu for paper dosas with sambar, uthappam (South Indian ‘pizzas’), vadai (lentil doughnuts), potent curries made with fish or mutton, & veggie dishes involving mangoes, green bananas, gourds & long beans. Drink lassi or lager.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Goodge Street Tube Station 290m

Warren Street Tube Station 466m


Address: 57 Cleveland Street , London W1T 4JN

Area: Bloomsbury & Fitzrovia

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-3pm 6-11pm (Fri-Sat -11.30pm Sun -10.30pm)

Nearby Landmarks

BT Tower 82m

Courtauld (U.C.L.) 87m


Telephone: 020 7636 9098


Cuisine: Indian

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