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2 for 1 at Swadesh

Welcome to the Swadesh, the purveyors of authentic Indian cuisine. With sumptuous food set in this small and cosy Indian restaurant, the Swadesh is a great local curry house for everything from mid week meals to fun family and friends nights out.

Swadesh is loved by everyone for their interesting and diverse Indian menu which steers clear from the regular curry house fare, and the glass-fronted dining room is smart and clean with wooden floors, leather banquettes and a cheery ambience.

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Swadesh
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Elizabeth said "Madras too hot
Overall ok but too much grean chilli in madras"
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Merlin said "As Good As Always
It's bloody delicious."
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Merlin said "Best Naan We've Ever Had
Superb!"
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Michael said "Great restaurant, quiet and intimate
Have always had a good experience here. Recently the use of the cars had been restricted to non..."
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Emily said
" Lovely staff, great food and service, think we just happened to go on a very quiet night."
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" Great food"
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"Amazing!
In short the food and service is second to none. I will defiantly be making it a regular place to..."
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"Excellent curries, had the chef's signature dishes which don't exist anywhere else. The..."
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"I took my partner for a meal to celebrate her graduation. As always the service was amazing and..."
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"Visited this restaurant on Tuesday for the second time with my best friend and once again was..."
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"Visited this restauarant with my girlfriend on friday after reading reviews and was very..."
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"Both me and my husband went to Swadesh for a mid week meal and we were both really impressed by..."
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"Nice enough as your bog standard curry. Was bit surprised the Fish tikka starter was salmon as..."
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"We enjoyed a very pleasant meal at Swadesh on a quiet Sunday night.  In fact, the lack of..."
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  • Elizabeth said: "Madras too hot
    Overall ok but too much grean chilli in madras "
    Posted 3 months, 26 days ago...
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  • Merlin said: "As Good As Always
    It's bloody delicious. "
    Posted 4 months, 6 days ago...
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  • Merlin said: "Best Naan We've Ever Had
    Superb! "
    Posted 5 months, 15 days ago...
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  • Michael said: "Great restaurant, quiet and intimate
    Have always had a good experience here. Recently the use of the cars had been restricted to non fish dishes and does not include thalis. Fine with this but it should be explicit under the details for the restaurant to save on awkward communications during the fine dining experience. Please update. "
    Posted 11 months, 21 days ago...
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  • Emily said:
    " Lovely staff, great food and service, think we just happened to go on a very quiet night. "
    Posted 1 year, 8 months, 8 days ago...
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  • " Great food "
    Posted 1 year, 9 months, 13 days ago...
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  • "Amazing!
    In short the food and service is second to none. I will defiantly be making it a regular place to eat out. "
    Posted 2 years, 2 months, 16 days ago...
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  • "Excellent curries, had the chef's signature dishes which don't exist anywhere else. The service was great - v friendly and keen to help and recommend but without being pushy. I had tastecard so for £15 each we ate so much we could barely move. I'd pay the full price though. Si   "
    Posted 5 years, 2 months, 11 days ago...
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  • "I took my partner for a meal to celebrate her graduation. As always the service was amazing and the bill for three of us including drink was £40 (amazing considering how much we ate). Would also highly recommend! Ryan   "
    Posted 5 years, 3 months, 14 days ago...
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  • "Visited this restaurant on Tuesday for the second time with my best friend and once again was very impressed. It was fairly busy for mid-week but this didn't alter the extremely high level of service. The food was very good and very reasonable as our bill came to £20 including taste discount. Would highly recommend Kerrie "
    Posted 5 years, 10 months, 14 days ago...
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  • "Visited this restauarant with my girlfriend on friday after reading reviews and was very impressed. The food and service was very good. The lamb shank and fish hara massala is a must if anyone wants to give this one a try. Sam "
    Posted 6 years, 5 months, 1 day ago...
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  • "Both me and my husband went to Swadesh for a mid week meal and we were both really impressed by both the food and the service. The quality of food was really good and they made sure we were looked after throughout our meal, I would certainly say its a great Indian restaurant if you want a good curry after a busy day at the office! Jane Deeley "
    Posted 6 years, 10 months, 9 days ago...
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  • "Nice enough as your bog standard curry. Was bit surprised the Fish tikka starter was salmon as i'd been expecting a while fish. I ordered the spinach rice which is described as having fried spinach on top but it came as basically a completely green looking rice dish, so again not quite what i was expecting. Was also dissapointed the yellow dal i'd ordered failed to have the sreving of fresh corriander sprinkled on it as it specified. personally i found it all a bit salty. Was surprised to be given a chana massala dish complimentary, which was a nice touch, as well as plentiful free popadoms. So, if your in the area and aren't fussy and don't really mind about attention to detail, then it will fill a hole. Kellie "
    Posted 6 years, 10 months, 19 days ago...
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  • "We enjoyed a very pleasant meal at Swadesh on a quiet Sunday night.  In fact, the lack of atmosphere was the only negative.  We were the only couple in the restaurant, and were slightly worried that was a sign of the quality of the food.  But, rest assured, I can only assume it is a sign of the economic climate and this restaurant's position towards the quieter end of Lordship Lane, as the food was excellent. The reason for a much shorter menu than most Indian restaurants became clear as soon as the poppadums and pickles were brought out.  All the pickles were home-made, fresh and extremely tasty, with what I think were Nigella seeds lending the mango chutney an earthy undertone that stopped it being too sweet.  A starter of tandoori Shora (an Indian cheese) was delicately spiced, with wonderfully charred and smoky edges.  The Malai Chicken Tikka was another highlight, and something I would definitely order again for its subtle, fragrant marinade.  The house special chicken curry was also good, and the naan were light and fluffy. A meal for two with starters and drinks was about £25 with the taste discount, so not the cheapest Indian in the area, but definitely one of the best. Mandy C "
    Posted 6 years, 10 months, 20 days ago...
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  • Elizabeth said: "Madras too hot
    Overall ok but too much grean chilli in madras "
    Posted 3 months, 26 days ago...
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  • Merlin said: "As Good As Always
    It's bloody delicious. "
    Posted 4 months, 6 days ago...
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  • Merlin said: "Best Naan We've Ever Had
    Superb! "
    Posted 5 months, 15 days ago...
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  • Michael said: "Great restaurant, quiet and intimate
    Have always had a good experience here. Recently the use of the cars had been restricted to non fish dishes and does not include thalis. Fine with this but it should be explicit under the details for the restaurant to save on awkward communications during the fine dining experience. Please update. "
    Posted 11 months, 21 days ago...
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  • Emily said:
    " Lovely staff, great food and service, think we just happened to go on a very quiet night. "
    Posted 1 year, 8 months, 8 days ago...
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  • " Great food "
    Posted 1 year, 9 months, 13 days ago...
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  • "Amazing!
    In short the food and service is second to none. I will defiantly be making it a regular place to eat out. "
    Posted 2 years, 2 months, 16 days ago...
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  • "Excellent curries, had the chef's signature dishes which don't exist anywhere else. The service was great - v friendly and keen to help and recommend but without being pushy. I had tastecard so for £15 each we ate so much we could barely move. I'd pay the full price though. Si   "
    Posted 5 years, 2 months, 11 days ago...
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  • "I took my partner for a meal to celebrate her graduation. As always the service was amazing and the bill for three of us including drink was £40 (amazing considering how much we ate). Would also highly recommend! Ryan   "
    Posted 5 years, 3 months, 14 days ago...
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  • "Visited this restaurant on Tuesday for the second time with my best friend and once again was very impressed. It was fairly busy for mid-week but this didn't alter the extremely high level of service. The food was very good and very reasonable as our bill came to £20 including taste discount. Would highly recommend Kerrie "
    Posted 5 years, 10 months, 14 days ago...
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  • "Visited this restauarant with my girlfriend on friday after reading reviews and was very impressed. The food and service was very good. The lamb shank and fish hara massala is a must if anyone wants to give this one a try. Sam "
    Posted 6 years, 5 months, 1 day ago...
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  • "Both me and my husband went to Swadesh for a mid week meal and we were both really impressed by both the food and the service. The quality of food was really good and they made sure we were looked after throughout our meal, I would certainly say its a great Indian restaurant if you want a good curry after a busy day at the office! Jane Deeley "
    Posted 6 years, 10 months, 9 days ago...
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  • "Nice enough as your bog standard curry. Was bit surprised the Fish tikka starter was salmon as i'd been expecting a while fish. I ordered the spinach rice which is described as having fried spinach on top but it came as basically a completely green looking rice dish, so again not quite what i was expecting. Was also dissapointed the yellow dal i'd ordered failed to have the sreving of fresh corriander sprinkled on it as it specified. personally i found it all a bit salty. Was surprised to be given a chana massala dish complimentary, which was a nice touch, as well as plentiful free popadoms. So, if your in the area and aren't fussy and don't really mind about attention to detail, then it will fill a hole. Kellie "
    Posted 6 years, 10 months, 19 days ago...
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  • "We enjoyed a very pleasant meal at Swadesh on a quiet Sunday night.  In fact, the lack of atmosphere was the only negative.  We were the only couple in the restaurant, and were slightly worried that was a sign of the quality of the food.  But, rest assured, I can only assume it is a sign of the economic climate and this restaurant's position towards the quieter end of Lordship Lane, as the food was excellent. The reason for a much shorter menu than most Indian restaurants became clear as soon as the poppadums and pickles were brought out.  All the pickles were home-made, fresh and extremely tasty, with what I think were Nigella seeds lending the mango chutney an earthy undertone that stopped it being too sweet.  A starter of tandoori Shora (an Indian cheese) was delicately spiced, with wonderfully charred and smoky edges.  The Malai Chicken Tikka was another highlight, and something I would definitely order again for its subtle, fragrant marinade.  The house special chicken curry was also good, and the naan were light and fluffy. A meal for two with starters and drinks was about £25 with the taste discount, so not the cheapest Indian in the area, but definitely one of the best. Mandy C "
    Posted 6 years, 10 months, 20 days ago...
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