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South Indian Restaurant at Croydon



We are located in 60 South End, Croydon CR0 1DP



Make a booking via Telephone
0208 686 7468



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.

To place an order call: img0208 686 7468

  • Fresh


    Breakfast Items

  • Delicious


    Lunch Items

  • Spicy



  • Satisfied





  • Lunch Special
    • Chicken 65 £6.50

      Tender chicken deep fried and seasoned with cayenne peppers, mustard and vinegar.

    • Chicken Chukka£6.50

      Tender boneless chicken cooked in traditional South Indian style.

    • Mutton Chukka£6.95

      Tender boneless mutton cooked in traditional South Indian style

    • King Fish Fry£6.95

      King fish steaks marinated with spices and deep fried.

    • Fish Polichatu£6.95

      A Kerala dish of marinated tilapia fish friend and served in banana leaf

    • Spicy Prawn£6.95

      King prawns marinated, deep fried and sautéed in hot spices, mint and cashew nuts.

    • Salt & Pepper Fish Fry£6.50

      Crispy tilapia fish flavoured with spices and toasted with salt, pepper and garlic

    • Dhal Makhini £6.50

      (Different kind of dhal cooked with thick gravy)

    • Saag Dhal £5.50

      (Spinach cooked with dhal)

    • Dhal Tadka£5.50

      (Dhal cooked with onion, tomato, ginger and garlic)

    • Channa Masala£5.50

      (Chickpeas cooked in a rich sauce)

    • Aloo Gobi£5.50

      (Potato cooked with cauli?ower with semi sauce)

    • Lamb Korma£7.95

      (Lamb cooked with coconut cream, cashew nut paste)

    • Lamb Hyderabad Bhuna £7.95

      (Quintessential Hyderabad dish with tomato, capsicum and onion)

    • Lamb Madras£7.95

      (Quintessential Chennai lamb dish extra hot)

    • Pepper Lamb £8.25

      (Lamb curry cooked with crushed black pepper)

    • King Fish Chettinad Curry£7.95

      (King fish cooked in homemade masala sauce)

    • Fish Moley£7.95

      (Very mild curry — Tilapia ?sh cooked in mild gravy and coconut milk)

    • Prawn Thokku £7.95

      (Prawn cooked in Thick Gravy, made with our special spices)

    - White Wine
    - Red Wine
    - Rose Wine

    Take Away Available

    Free Home Delivery within 2 Miles Radius , minimum Order £ 25.00

    10% Discount on Collection only Minimum Order £ 15.00

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    An opportunity for you to treat a friend or some one you love. Make a reservation for you and your friends today.


    What Customers Say

    • One of the best South Indian Food at resonable price in Croydon! Yumm!!

      - Laura

    • Delicious food! We love Navaratna, have become our saturday regular :))

      - Pete

    • Amazing food.. Awesome service . XX

      - Senthil

    Latest News


    We serve Chetinad food

    • By Admin
    • Date: August 10 2016

    Chettinad Chicken is a special tasty dish with full of wonderful lip-smacking flavors. Our Chettinad Chicken is an authentic, traditional dish blended with the perfect spiciness and is easy to prepare. The simple and tasty chicken with fresh spicy flavors will engulf your home. Enjoy the dish.

    Special Dosa on all occasions.

    • By Admin
    • Date: May 10 2016

    We invite you to try the outstanding taste of South Indian mouth-watering authentic food, our speciality DOSA . Very popular all time food, a very healthy low fat food. Plain Dosa, Masala Dosa, Onion Dosa, Cheese Dosa and many other variety of Dosas are available at Navaratana restaurant.

    Get In Touch

    Contact Us

    Office Address

    South Indian Restaurant at 60 South End, Croydon CR0 1DP

    (0208)686 7468


    London, UK

    Working Hours

    Tuesday to Sunday

    12.00 Pm to 3.00 Pm

    6.00 Pm to 11.00 Pm