Blue Waves

Restaurants, Indian South Croydon
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The Blue Waves Indian Restaurant on Croydon’s Southend takes very seriously its connection to the honesty, stability and depth associated with the colour blue. At Blue Waves, the team endeavour to create a full dining experience to treat mind body and soul, putting sincerity and care in to every aspect of your visit – from service to food. Modern in style but with a classic feel in the use of simple furnishings, Blue Waves is atmospherically lit while the tables are laid with polished cutlery and glassware. The restaurant’s menu features a range of dishes hand-picked from the very best of the traditional cookery passed down through the years, drawing on traditional flavours and methods for a home-style taste both from inland regions and from the coast with an excellent selection of seafood as well as contemporary options created and adapted here by the skilled Blue Waves chefs.


Venue name: Blue Waves
Address: 60 South End Croydon
Price: £25 and under
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24/10/2013 'Filthy' Croydon Restaurant Quarter curry house fined HE owner of a ‘filthy’ curry house in Croydon’s Restaurant Quarter has been found guilty of a string of food hygiene offences. Mangala Kumar, the owner of Blue Waves restaurant, on South End, was fined a total of £2,120 after pleading guilty to three food hygiene offences at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on October 15. The court heard Croydon Council’s food safety officers found dirty and heavily stained cloths used for cleaning food preparation areas, as well as dirty and mouldy surfaces, shelves, door handles and equipment throughout the premises. A fridge was also found to be dirty with an accumulation of food debris and a slurry of liquid at the bottom. Food stored directly on a dirty floor and against a wall that was covered with dried food debris, while electric sockets were caked with grease and dirt. A food handler was found washing raw chicken and, without cleaning his hands with soap and water, proceeding to prepare vegetables. Cooking equipment ready for use was greasy and heavily carbonised and wall tiles in the kitchen were dirty and covered in a layer of grease and the white tiles were yellow in appearance. Mould spores were also found growing on the walls in the food storage rooms. Kumar admitted to a failure to maintain a food-safety management system and a failure to keep premises clean and in good repair and condition. He also admitted to a failure to keep equipment with which food comes into contact in a clean condition. Over the course of several visits, council officers gave Kumar advice and coaching, but the advice relating to the areas of cleaning, and managing and implementing a food-safety management system had been ignored. The officers served a Hygiene Improvement Notice (HIN) requiring a deep clean and disinfection of the premises and equipment. A revisit to check on compliance with the HIN found that very little effort had been made to improve standards and the premises and equipment were still very dirty and in a poor state of repair. Kumar must also pay prosecution costs of £1,000. Councillor Simon Hoar, cabinet member for community safety, said: “The conditions in this restaurant were, simply, shocking. “The practices were so bad that the health of customers could very easily have been compromised, possibly resulting in cases of food poisoning. “The owners of food establishments have a grave responsibility for the safety of their customers and must observe and adhere to the food safety guidelines.” Read more:


Me and my girlfriend dined out in this restaurant last night 17/11/13 and I was so pleased with the service/food, basically the whole restaurant in general! We loved the modern feel of the restaurant as we walked in and as we entered the restaurant itself we couldn’t believe how clean it was. The service was great and the food was absolutely outstanding, freshly cooked to order, the taste was immense. No artificial colouring was used in our food and with a level of spice that you could choose from with every dish was great as my girlfriend has a mild tongue and mine is hot! Great value. Overall Food quality Atmosphere Sorry, there are no scores for this review