Lakshmi Narayan is a proprietor of Navaratana restaurant who has been working in restaurant industry for more than 15 years. Narayan started his carrier in The Banana Leaf Restaurant as a Manager and worked in Dosa n Chutney Group as a manager for 3 years and worked 3 years in Vael-n-dine South Indian Restaurant in Croydon South End beforing starting a restaurant of his own – Navaratna.
Narayan would be delighted to hear your thoughts on how he can improve up on the cuisines, dishes and services delivered via his restaurant.
South Indian food and Indian Currys are among UK’s favourites cuisines. We saw the opportunity, when we noticed the lack of authentic South Indian dishes at reasonable cost in Croydon, especially South End and we decided to open up a South Indian Restaurant that serves South Indian delicacies in its own flavours yet adapting to the spice (mild) requirements of London foodies.
For few years ‘Croydonites’ were bored with Dosas and Chutneys served by large scale regular outlets who let customers down, with every dish they serve, and drive down peoples interest in Indian food. We want to reverse this trend and re-kindle people’s interest in Indian cuisine specially South Indian varieties by offering India’s regional (South India) cuisines – from cities like Chennai, Mysore, Cochin, Chetinad, Hyderabad – which collectively share the richness of South Indian dishes to the rest of the world.
We are committed to delivering tasty dishes that combine the intense and aromatic flavours of South Indian cuisine, with a variety of fresh local produced vegetables, daals and spices to bring you back to a well served table in our restaurant offering nourishing and delightfully tasting South Indian dishes.
Even though Navaratna specializes in South Indian dishes, our menu is not limited to traditional South Indian dishes like Dosa, Idly, Vada, Uthappam, rather we serve a lot of other North Indian and regional dishes like Maru Bhajia, Onion Bhajee, Lamb Coconut Fry, Fish Pollichathu etc. We have made ready a delightful choice of tasty dishes to interest every one of our customers.