Everest Curry King

Restaurants, Indian St John's
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At first sight, the Everest appears to be another neon blot on the charmless A20 corridor, but enlightened locals beg to differ. What this no-frills café and takeaway lacks in comfort, it makes up for in tasty Sri Lankan and South Indian grub, endorsed by a steady stream of local Asians. Choose from a display of 15 curries, and the staff will give your dishes an unabashed whizz in the microwave. We opted for the rice-and-three: a delicate dahl, a chunky jackfish curry, and an eye-wateringly spicy chickpea stew, all served with a generous helping of Ceylon pittu. ‘Best place in Lewisham,’ said one local Indophile with an enormous smile on his face. So good you’ll barely notice the complete absence of booze.


Venue name: Everest Curry King
Address: 24 Loampit Hill
SE13 7SW
Opening hours: Meals served 8am-6pm Mon-Fri; 9am-5pm Sat.
Transport: Tube: Lewisham rail/DLR
Price: Main courses £1.80-£4.50. Unlicensed. No alcohol allowed.
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Sophia M

Excellent curry just around the corner from our place! The owners always meet you with a big smile and their food is super tasty! What more to expect of your local take out place? We love it!

Mina Rose W

The most flavoursome and colourful South Indian and Sri Lanka food I've ever had. The mutton rolls are to die for. A go to every time I take a walk down to lewisham!

Suz J

The food is amazing and the people that work there are always welcoming !

Elena I

This is a really authentic place to go and eat. The food is delicious - I would really recommend the masala dosa! Very friendly staff.

tim c

Amazing food, uniquely spiced at a really cheap price. The Dosa, Byriani and Lamb Kotu Roti is to die for. Packed full of locals and guardian types.

Jonathan P

This is our go-to place for dinner, and our first stop whenever we have any out-of-town visitors. No tikka masala here, best most authentic Sri-Lankan for miles. Staff are always extremely friendly. Value for money is incredible.

Lanka Raj

Good value Sri Lankan food. If you’ve not eaten authentic Sri Lankan .., its not the same as high street indian food, so ask for mild. Else, you’ll need an asbestos lined mouth. Try the fish and vegetable dishes. I regularly stop off to pick up a box.

Easterine Mills-Clarke

My favourite local take away. Authentic Jaffna food. friendly staff. Looking to offer excellent service. A must try for anyone with a 'I love curry' palate...