Karnavar in Croydon offers a modern take on Indian dining, with head chef Manoj Karnavar having worked in the kitchens of five star hotels around the world. Not only does Karnavar provide an a la carte menu filled with Keralan curries, Tandoori snacks and traditional biryanis, but it also dishes up an Indian roast champagne brunch on Sundays between 12 noon and 5pm, complete with a five course menu and the option of Duval Leroy champagne.
|Price:||£25 and under|
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We ate at Karnavar a few weeks ago. We'd driven/walked past this restaurant many times and then decided to give it a go after reading positive reviews on tripadvisor. (sorry Timeout, but there wasn't one on here!)
I can't stress enough how pleasantly surprised I was at the quality and standard of the food. I judge how much I like an Indian restaurant by how good the kebabs and grill menu are...you will not be disappointed! We had a starter, grill and main item each - greedy I know but it was that good!
The menu is South Indian with British/seasonal influences. I recommend Scallops Mango Coriander, Hariyali ChickenTikka and Tulsi Seekh Kebab (obviously). My main of choice was the Dover Sole Mappas - but it wasn't available and had the Travancore fillet of Sea Bass instead - was a bit carb heavy for my liking. Maybe if I hadn't eaten two starters I would have enjoyed my main a little more. Also, ask for more of their chilli sauces, there's not enough on the plate - i'ts delicious!
Thumbs up for menu and service. It is closer to ££/£££ (definitely not budget).