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Posted: Fri Aug 3 2012
A refuge in the middle of Camberwell Church Street, Safa serves some of the best Indian dishes in the area. It looks reassuringly modern - black armless chairs, banquette seating, smart lampshades - and it is. The mains menu is cleanly divided into lamb, chicken, biriyani, tandoori, fish and seafood, and vegetarian, complemented by the usual condiments (popadums can be plain or spicy). All taste terrific, no doubt thanks to the head chef (who you can watch at work in his open plan kitchen) who has vowed to stay true to the origin of each traditional dish. The results are flavours and pleasures you'd normally expect from home made cooking. Keep room for the vanilla ice cream. Safa is one of only a handful of restaurants licensed to deliver alcohol to your home.