South Indian restaurant where the menu draws on street snacks from regions including Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Kanataka
A south Indian restaurant that pitched up on Peckham Rye before it got posh, Ganapati has the colourful, laid-back feel of a joint inspired by a backpacking tour of the subcontinent, and it certainly looks the part, with communal tables, school-style chairs, a photo wall, and shelves decorated with gilded trinkets. The chefs – who all hail from the two regions that share India’s bottom-most tip – major in the spice-laden, home-style cuisine they grew up with, from the house vegetarian thali, with its unctuous dhal and delicious homemade pickles and breads, to lamb leg in a chilli-packed masala spiked with coriander and mint. The result is nothing like your average curry house – even the desserts are varied and authentic – and for that reason, it’s deservedly popular with locals, many of whom phone up the more recently established takeaway down the road if they can’t get a table. Drinks-wise, there’s a considered wine list (including a bottle from India), but most people plump for local Fourpure beer. On summer nights, try for a seat in the charmingly bijou conservatory.
|Venue name:||Ganapati South Indian Kitchen|
38 Holly Grove
|Transport:||Peckham Rye rail|
|Price:||£25 and under|
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Average User Rating
4.9 / 5
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this place is keralan magic - i have been to Kerala too - it serves fresh, well spiced curries of various delicious types, great veg dishes, amazing breads and its well priced too.
The best curry I've ever had in London. I've been here a few times so have tried pretty much everything on the menu and I can 100% say that every dish is amazing!
Delicious South Indian food, if a little overpriced - especially galling when you've been to India and paid a quid for a slap up thali. But this is London, and Ganapati is probably as close as you'll get to Keralan food, so enjoy.
Amazing and authentic South Indian food! Their lachha paratha, prawn curry or street snacks never disappoint. The staff is also very friendly and helpful.
I've eaten here for years and having visit southern India the food is authentic, the staff are like friends and I never tire of this place....
The best southern Indian restaurant outside of Kerala. Beautiful slight, smells, tastes and service. Heaven.