Clapham Indian and South Asian Restaurants
We do love a curry in Clapham…However, we’ve also ventured a bit further out of our Clapham patch in pursuit of the best curries around because there are so many good Indian (and Pakistani) restaurants in Tooting. Bear in mind that often the most authentic curries aren’t always served in the most aesthetic surroundings.
Ale & Spice (Sri Lankan)
104 Bedford Hill, Balham, SW12 9HR, T: 020 3092 1522
Good food, friendly atmosphere, reasonable prices.
Apollo Banana Leaf (Sri Lankan)
90 Tooting High Street, SW17 0SF
Sri Lankan food. Recommended by Totally Clapham followers.
Clapham Tandoori (Indian)
10 Clapham Common Southside, Clapham, London, SW4 7AA, T: 020 7498 8489
Established in Clapham in 1971, the restaurant serves traditional Indian food and has a loyal following. Take-away and home delivery too.
Dosa ‘n’ Chutny (South Asia)
68 Tooting High Street, London SW17 0RN, T: 020 8767 9200
A dosa is a long thin crepe which is rolled and stuffed and is traditional in South Indian cooking. The food in fact combines Southern Indian and Sri Lankan cuisine and its vegetarian menu is particularly good. Limited wine menu but reasonably priced and the food is excellent value, although the restaurant itself won’t win any beauty contests – still it’s the food that counts.
Gurkhas Diner (Nepalese)
1 the Boulevard, Balham High Road, Balham London SW17 7BW, T: 020 8675 1188
Restaurant and home delivery/take-away service. Traditional Nepalese cuisine served in a relaxed environment – crisp white tablecloths and white walls. Generally the dishes aren’t as spicy as Indian food but if they aren’t too busy they can prepare dishes to your preference (eg spicy or mild).
Haweli of Clapham (Indian)
3 Cavendish Parade, Clapham Common Southside, London SW4 9DW, T: 020 8673 4900
Indian Moment (Indian)
47, Northcote Road, SW11 1NJ T: 20 7223 6575
Excellent, stylish Indian restaurant which uses natural, fresh ingredients. Busy at weekends. Take-away available.
Indian Room (Indian)
59 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9EZ, T: 020 8675 8611
Sister to the excellent Indian Moment.
Jaffna House (Sri Lankan)
90 Tooting High Street, SW17 0RN
Traditional Sri Lankan and South Indian food. Restaurant/cafe and takeaway.
159 Lavender Hill, Battersea SW11 6QY
Quality Indian cuisine including many low-fat dishes. Take-away also available.
Lahore Karahi (Pakistani)
1 Tooting High Street, London SW17 0SN T: 020 8767 2477
Some of the best, most authentic curries can be found in Tooting. Lahore Karahi is reputed to serve some of the best Pakistani food in London but don’t expect luxurious surroundings or fawning service! You can expect to queue but service is usually quick, although we have heard reports of poor service. Naan bread and meat samosas are usually good. No alcohol but you can bring your own.
117 Clapham High Street, SW4 7TB
Eat in and take-away. Not the best around.
121 Upper Tooting Road, Tooting, London SW17 7TJ, T: 020 8767 7676
Restaurant and take-away. Food generally good but service inconsistent.
Radha Krisna Bevan (South Indian)
86 Tooting High Street SW17 0RN
Eat in and take-away.