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Madras Restaurant

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244 Lewisham High Street, London SE13 6JU, England
+44 20 8852 6666
12:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 22:30
Sat 10:30 - 22:30
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a delicious dosa here. Crispy, spectacularly long (rolled up it overhung the dinner plate's edges). It not only tasted lovely, the service was charming and the ingredients of the dosa did not include wheat flour, making it safe for people who have to avoid gluten.

1 Thank Tabitha-Traveller
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a delicious discovery!! Excellent food and great service.. I recommend all to visit and have yummy food

1 Thank Ajmal A
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

A revelation! I echo everything in the other positive reviews - the best dosa I have eaten and really interesting selection of non bog-standard dishes, cooked fresh and non-oily. My new go-to place locally, without a doubt!

2 Thank shirleymk2015
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is one of the best south Indian restaurants in London. It doesn't have fancy decor and service is unrefined but friendly. However, the food is fresh and unlike many other Indian restaurants it isn't swimming in oil (and my son's Korma didn't have a shed load of sugar in it). We have travelled all over London for a decent... More 

3 Thank Car0v
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Ordered a curry last night from this local restaurant and I cannot describe how disappointed I am with it. The curry was watery and bread tasted like playdoh! The rice was stuck together in clumps and meat was 99% fat 1% chewy. After looking at the lamb I was completely put off and wanted to be sick pretty sure there... More 

Thank AmeliaMoen
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I'm a regular visitor to this unassuming restaurant with a South Indian menu. The spices taste fresh and the curries are never too oily. There seems to be a large Indian clientele which must be a good sign.

2 Thank polpresa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Yummy masala dosa..... Now we r regular at here. A good place for family visit. Definitely will come back with friends. ...

3 Thank Jayan P
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Authentic Dosas, freshly baked tandoori parathas and tender fresh paneer! If you want to try authentic south indian home cooked meal then look no further

2 Thank YuriSpongled
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

Run by a Keralite family, the flavours and food items in this place are authentic South Indian, with a 'malabar' twist. Have visited them several times and tried a variety of different dishes and all have been good quality, never bland. They have an extensive menu and service has been quick, though I've never been there when it has been... More 

2 Thank Abish S
Croydon, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Amazing south Indian / Indian food in the city . . .don't miss it . . . Freshly cooked meals will give you a different real flavour of tastes . . .don't rush for the food . . .relax then enjoy . . .

2 Thank Joshy V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$20
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 244 Lewisham High Street, London SE13 6JU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8852 6666

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?