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Saravana Bhavan

254 Upper Tooting Road, London SW17 0DN, England
+44 20 8355 3555
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible20%
Travellers talk about
“dosas” (17 reviews)
“thali” (13 reviews)
“paneer” (7 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
254 Upper Tooting Road, London SW17 0DN, England
Neighbourhood: East End / East London
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visit this place very often and enjoy their Medu Vadas, Rava Masala Dosas, Masala Dosas, Pongal, Filter coffee, Chilli Paneer etc. Very busy restaurant and a very good value for money.

Thank Sudipto S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is real South Indian food. Good portion sizes and always good flavours. The masal dosa is a go-to choice. The dhai vada is super- soft and in a highly delicately flavoured yoghurt. The place is a bit chaotic and lound but that is half...More

Thank Ketan P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on multiple occasions. The north Indian thali is great. In fact most of the food tastes great. Not healthy though, with a lot of oil. The service however is very rude and quite unwelcoming. Hard to see a smiling member of staff.

Thank girishmuraly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had visited Saravan Bhavan in Wembley and Eastham. So, may be, I had very high expectation. There was no waiting or queueing people outside. That itself should have rung alarm bells in my mind. But, I thought may be off peak time!?!? I was...More

Thank vivax74
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Since the demise a few years ago of the excellent Kastoori, the vegetarian/South Indian choice in Tooting is limited to the branches of international chains, of which this is one. I really cannot recommend it. The curd or dahi wada was the worst I have...More

Thank Edward B
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Heard such high recommendations of this place. Maybe that's why the meal was a let down. Thali items were mediocre and portion too big that leaving food on the plate makes you feel all the more that it was not that great. Will give it...More

1  Thank CNLVS
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I've been going to this restaurant for a while now. I like this place a lot. The food is vegetarian, fresh every time and very tasty. Love the dosa & idly dishes. Time to time the restaurant undergoes a slight refurbishment which livens the place...More

Thank Jana L
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Have been meaning to visit one of these restaurants having eaten in one during our time in Delhi, and we were not disappointed. Plenty of choice on the menu. Actually, there seemed to be more available than in the Delhi branch with the addition of...More

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Every time I go, its a different experience, different food and definitely a different kind of service. So this time it was the Thali plate, it didn't disappoint. Go hungry and ask for seconds which they're happy to provide, although be prepared to ask more...More

Thank Mordenboy
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great place to go on your own or in a group. Lunchtime thali/meals will fill you up for the rest of the day.

Thank AP D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 254 Upper Tooting Road, London SW17 0DN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > East End / East London
  • Neighbourhood: East End / East London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8355 3555