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) #6 of 16 Restaurants in Kew $$ - $$$ Indian, Asian,
279 Sandycombe Road, Kew, Richmond TW9 3LU, England
+44 20 8332 1020
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“curry” (9 reviews)
“poppadoms” (6 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Nepalese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
279 Sandycombe Road, Kew, Richmond TW9 3LU, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal, attentive friendly staff. Near Kew Gardens so made a nice day trip. We'll definitely go again.

Thank Jenny E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a lovely meal here recently. Service could have been quicker, but as the waiter explained, all food is cooked freshly to order, and it was worth the wait. However, the restaurant was pretty quiet, so difficult to tell how long the wait would be...More

1  Thank Rob S
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Chanced upon Rara two or three months ago - since then have had consistently great service and delicious food - we're working our way through the menu and so far everything is a favourite... Service excellent, pricing fair, restaurant spotlessly clean.

1  Thank AnneFrannie
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Good service, their butter chicken was AMAZING! And you get a sweet with the bill which no one does anymore! Definitely worth the money

1  Thank tessandersen
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This place is a short walk from Victoria Gate of Kew Gardens. We found the food well prepared and the service was great. The dishes we chose were well seasoned but light, flavorful and not salty. For those who like more spicy tastes, the menu...More

1  Thank itsymomo
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Couldn't complain at all. Food was served hot and quickly. Reasonably priced. Also would recommend trying the Gurkha Beer to wash down the spices.

1  Thank EmdeeAmei S
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Dined here for the first time last night and it won't be the last time. Food was very good and excellent value. The restaurant was very busy and food service just a bit slow which didn't bother us particularly. The staff were extremely welcoming and...More

1  Thank england1313
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Rara was a wonderful surprise in the suburbs of Kew. The flavours of the food, the attentiveness of the staff and the sleek decor combined to creat one of our best restaurant experiences. The food was just amazing.

1  Thank Paul E
Reviewed 10 April 2017

One of my colleagues from Hounslow recommended this place and I have never looked back as I used to cook my own due to the poor choices of restaurants in the SW area. This is now a regular favourite of ours either dining in the...More

2  Thank madgepie
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

2nd visit and as with the 1st time, enjoyed a good meal in a nice restaurant. It's not flashy, just good honest food, well prepared with good service and reasonable prices. It's becoming a go-to place for me whenever I am near Kew.

1  Thank Ian A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
17:30 - 22:30
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 279 Sandycombe Road, Kew, Richmond TW9 3LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Richmond  >  Kew
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8332 1020
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