A tucked-away location off the beaten track should mean relative obscurity for this homely South Indian restaurant, but a long-standing reputation many competitors would kill for keeps it in business.
On our last visit we started with a chicken and potato dosa so filling and flavourful that we could have ended there too. A main of Keralan mutton curry featured a satisfyingly potent sauce and heaps of tender meat, while a side of spiced aubergine virtually melted in the mouth.
Rasam was a ground-breaking restaurant in its day, but South Indian food in London has moved on a lot in the last decades. Ragam still has its devotees despite the fact you can now get better cooking elsewhere.