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Ganapati South Indian Restaurant Peckham London

Ganapati South Indian Restaurant in Peckham London is worth a visit if you’re exploring beautiful Bellenden Road. If you want South Indian food in Peckham, the best restaurants near Bellenden Road, Thalis or Dosas in SE15, you’ll love Ganapati. The official address is 38 Holly Grove, which borders Bellenden Road. They have a second branch on Maxted Road for takeaways for those preferring to stay at home.

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“Ganapati is a charming South Indian restaurant with delicious dishes including all your favourites from Dosa to Dal. Kick back and relax in the low-key, cosy interiors while you share a selection of curries with your family or friends,” Homegirl London.

Ganapati South Indian Menu

We sampled the main menu at Ganapati. Start with a snack of Poppadums, Onions Bhajis or a Pori Salad. We skipped a starter and went straight to the Main Meals choosing the Masala Dosa. Having eaten my fair share of Rice Flour and Lentil Fermented Pancakes stuffed with Spicy Mash Potatoes, I am pleased to say that these were excellent. The Pancakes are large and flop off the metal tray. You get Sambar (lentil Based Vegetable Stew) and Chutneys with it.

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The Curry selection includes Kabhani Vegetable, Rameswaram Fish, Manga Konju Prawn, Kadakkal Chicken and Nellaya Lamb. These are all medium hot unless you tell them otherwise. We ordered the Dal (Lentil Curry) as a delicious side. Next time I’ll try the Spinach Dal for variation.

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You’ll need to order Basmati or Coconut Rice to soak up some of the Curry. I recommend the Kerala Paratha, a flaky flat bread cooked on the griddle.

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You can try a few sides or mains if you share with others. We chose Thoran, which is dry stir-fried vegetables. It wasn’t what we expected because it had Beetroot, but it was tasty. The Nutty Okra and Spicy Aubergines sound tempting.

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We were too full for desserts, including Ice Cream, Sorbet, Gulab Jamun and Shrikkland. Desserts cost £6-6.75. Starters are £4.95-£7.20, Mains are £10.75-13.75, and Sides are £2.25-5.75. The lunch menu is from Tuesday until Friday, 12-2.45 pm, which features a selection of Thali Meals – Vegetarian, Chicken or Fish. Or you can opt for the Masala Dosa. The prices are £9.75-12.50.

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Add a drink; we can vouch for the Mango Lassi made using homemade yoghurt and the refreshing Nannari Sharbat with sarsaparilla, soda, lime and mint. They also have beers, wine and Masala Chai.

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Helpful Information About Ganapati Restaurant Peckham

To find out more, visit the Ganapati Website. The restaurant address is 38 Holly Grove, London SE15 5DF; the closest station is Peckham Rye. The current opening times are Tuesday to Friday from 12-2.45 pm and 5.30-10.30 pm. On Saturday, they are open from 12-10.30 pm, and Sunday is 12-10 pm. The takeaway kitchen is 4 Maxted Road, London SE15 4LL.

ganapati south indian restaurant peckham exterior

The restaurant has brightly painted interiors with simple décor but a cosy feel. To the rear, you will find a conservatory with seating. They have additional seating outside. It’s a charming eatery to meet friends or share a few dishes with your partner.

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While you are in the area, you may like to explore Bellenden Road or Peckham:

Ten Reasons To Visit Bellenden Road
Ten Things To Do In Peckham

Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. I only write about restaurants where I had a good experience. I recommend you do further research as restaurant standards fluctuate, as do opinions. Please check if the restaurant is still in business and the opening times before you go. If you discover this restaurant has closed, contact me to remove it from my blog.