Apollo Banana Leaf




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Apollo Banana Leaf

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Venue details

  • Address:

    Apollo Banana Leaf 190 Tooting High Street
    SW17 0SF

  • Venue phone:

    020 8696 1423

  • Venue website:


  • Opening hours:

    Lunch served noon-3pm, dinner served 6-10.30pm Mon-Thur. Meals served noon-10.30pm Fri-Sun

  • Transport:

    Tube: Tooting Broadway tube

  • Price:

    Main courses £3.50-£6.95. Unlicensed. Corkage no charge

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3.6 / 5

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3 people listening

Would not go back. It took us 3 phone calls to book as they clearly didn't want our custom and were in a rush to hang up. Upon arrival we were shocked by the garish flashing Christmas lights and general décor. However, we were still hopeful that the restaurant would redeem itself with its food. Although not terrible, it was distinctly average. On the plus side, reasonably priced and BYOB.

shaun mills

After visiting here a few times now I am yet to be impressed and was served one of the worst curries of my life....it was like warm mayonnaise! There are better in the are so go explore


Went last night with some mates and the food was sensational.The devilled mutton is one of the nicest things I've ever eaten and my vindaloo was full of flavour. Service is very slow though so don't go if in a hurry! Would definitely recommend and will be going back soon.


A strange and brilliant place for a first date! Neither of us had a clue what to order but the lady serving us was really helpful and made lots of good recommendations. We didn't feel rushed at all and they were pretty relaxed about us losing track of time and still sitting there chatting away after they had closed. The prices are amazingly cheap too so its a winner all round!


Recently returned from Sri Lahka, we were looking for the same fresh, light, skilfully spiced dishes we had seen demonstrated to us and eaten on our trip. This was not it. The curries were more Anglo indian in style, heavier, similar sauce across different proteins. Coconut milk was tinned not made from scratch. No detectable rumpa (particular Sri Lankan curry ingredient). To be fair, these were not bad curries, and were great value for money. But they were not the authentic taste of Sri Lanka we were looking for. If you want a cheap curry, come here. £19.65 for two excluding BYO. If you want a genuine Sri Lankan curry, go elsewhere - still looking....


Best Sri Lankan food in the area and there's a lot of choice !!.... Good prices and it's bring your own Beer !!


As always great food, value and more often than not a doggy bag for lunch the next day. Could you ask for more...what BYOB and no corkage... oh go on then. Fabby ! Thank you Apollo Banana Leaf.


Been twice. Unfortunately, dissapointed on both counts. Last visit I had Masala Dosa which is usually a very safe bet in Tooting's South Indian restaurants. However ABL's version was soggy and tasted cheesy? The sambar and coconut chutney was the worst I've ever had. Very disappointing. On a positive note the service is good and the channa masala from my first visit was also good.