Rasa Travancore

55 Stoke Newington Church Street , London, N16 0AR

SquareMeal Review of Rasa Travancore

The lurid pink facade is a giveaway – as familiar to foodies as the Rasa name itself. This Stoke Newington vegetarian restaurant first brought the home cooking of Kerala to London back in 1994. Since then, the Rasa group has spread across the capital & beyond, but this dimly lit, incense-tinged original is still reckoned to be the pick of the bunch. Prices are low, & the meat-free delights are exciting enough to convert the most bloodthirsty carnivores. Start a meal with punchy homemade pickles & crunchy snacks, before moving on to street-food starters or peppery soups. Go on to main courses of ‘divine’ dosas, subtly spiced bold-flavoured curries, or specialities ranging from moru kachiathu (sweet mangoes & green bananas in yoghurt & green chilli sauce) to stir-fried cabbage ‘thoran’ with potatoes, lentils & mustard seeds. Over the road, younger sister Rasa Travancore offers a similar menu, but with meat & fish added.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Stoke Newington Station 427m

Rectory Road Station 637m


Address: 55 Stoke Newington Church Street , London N16 0AR

Area: Stoke Newington Stamford Hill

Opening times

Mon-Sun 6-10.45pm (Fri-Sat -11.30pm) Sat-Sun 12N-3pm

Nearby Landmarks

Hackney Downs 1km

Rio Cinema 1km


Telephone: 020 7249 0344


Cuisine: Indian Vegetarian

Private Dining: 30

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