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7 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon CR0 6PQ, England
+44 20 8688 0297
12:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been coming here since 2003.i have been to many curry houses over the years but this knocks spots off them. This place is in South London i live in Sussex well worth the trip. South Indian food at its best

Thank Colin T
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for food quickly before a gig at 6.30 on a Sunday night....found Banana Leaf. We love South Indian food, and this didn't dissappoint. 2 fabulous dosas; and we also enjoyed the "chicken 65" starter. Looks a little run down, but service cheerful, not overly attentive but we ate and were out in under an hour, which was what we... More 

Thank SallyW24
Croydon, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Deciding to move from a pub to get something to eat our party of seven were delighted with our meal at the Banana Leaf. I hadn't been there for years but calling ahead got us a table in their lower dining room. Service was good and the food came quickly enough. Draught Cobra is £3.60 a pint which really isn't... More 

Thank Peter P
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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358 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is my first time to taste Indian cuisine. All the food that we ordered are not to bad, some are tasty and some are spicy. I noticed that this restaurant is an award winning for South Indian cuisine probably ten years ago. Hope they will keep up their image.

1 Thank yfylou
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119 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I'm not sure this old establishment can recover from the dire straits it is now in. Whilst the waiting staff are pleasant and friendly they haven't got a clue what they are doing. If our dining experience had been half as bad as it was it would have been awful, being as bad as it was put it into the... More 

Thank GJgetaway
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Never before have I sent back papadams to the kitchen. They were soggy, and tasted like yesterday's. The draught beer was flat, but I was too embarrassed to return that too. The service was very slow. The food was mediocre and nothing at all like this wonderful restaurant used to be. Clearly the old chef is no longer there and... More 

Thank 1234382
Woking, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Got a takeaway from here on a Sunday evening and we were really disappointed which was a shame as it had been given a recomendation from a friend. We live in Croydon and it took 2 and a half hours for it to arrive. They said they couldn't find us...apparently jebrr heard of google maps. Even when we finally got... More 

Thank Bsoybean
Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The Banana Leaf seems to have changed management and the standard of customer service has gone shockingly downhill. On a recent visit with some work colleagues we received such an abysmal service, it couldn't have been worse if they tried. The main courses took two and a half hours to arrive. Some people only received their rice, some only received... More 

1 Thank David B
Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Had an excellent dinner here recently. Although the restaurant has recently changed hands the food was still excellent and as good as I have had here previously. The service was a little amateurish, but nether the less friendly and attentive. Dishes we enjoyed included the chilli bhajee, the masala dosai, chicken 65 and king prawn madras

Thank Ed N
Dorking, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Had potato bonds to start- very hot and lovely coriander flavour. Had a main of masala dosa which was great- hot with a good sambar. Staff were very friendly. Seemed very busy Worth the hour drive from near Gatwick

Thank martinev123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon CR0 6PQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Croydon
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8688 0297

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