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2 for 1 at Radha Krishna Bhavan

South Indian food is probably the world's best vegetarian cuisine, and at Radha Krishna Bhavan they certainly know their Idlis from their Uttappams. A splinter operation from the nearby Sreekrishna and aiming to capture the same mix of Indian exiles and local foodies, the menu is split into vegetarian and non-veggie options. Expect the usual delights, expertly cooked: Avial that is deliciously creamy with yoghurt and the same time tangy with tamarind and spices, light crispy dosai that are filled with perfectly spiced potatoes and onions, plus own made chutneys and pickles that are out of this world. Experts from Guy Diamond of 'Time Out' reviews Radha Krishna Bhavan. This is no new-wave Indian. The walls are papered with full-sized, '70s-style prints of sunsets over palm-fronded beaches, the furnishings are cheap. But the cooking rises far above the surroundings.

Keralian dishes are, of course the ones to go for. Thorans are the dry stir-fries of shredded vegetables, flavoured with curry leaves, mustard seeds and other spices; try the cabbage or beetroot thorans which defy any expectations of these dullest-of-dull ingredients. Of the wet curried dishes kalan is a favourite, the colour of turmeric with pieces of mango adding extra sweetness to the mild yoghurt sauce. Avial is as good as you would expect of this Keralian staple.

Then there are the dosais, idlis and dahi vadais - the breakfast and street foods of south India, which you now find from Drummond Street to Delhi. Of course, there are still chicken kurmas and lamb dansaks on the menu; but if you order these formula curries, you'll be missing out on some of the most interesting Indian dishes in London.

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Charlie said "Didn't feel like a big saving
After ordering rice, poppadoms, drinks and naan bread the saving was minimal. The food was nice..."
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ROSAMUND said "Great food and atmosphere
Had an excellent meal here which was a bargain with taste card. Having said that, there's a..."
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Alison said "Gorgeous Food
I've been eating here for 10 years - love the food, polite staff, great value for money even..."
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Tony said "My first visit to Radha!
It was a little wet so I did not want to walk around too much to choose a restaurant.
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"I have been to lots of Indian restaurants in tooting and I must say this is my new favourite. I..."
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"This is without a doubt, my favourite Indian in South West London. The service can be somewhat..."
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"This place is the best curry in Tooting - and with the great competition availble, thats says..."
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"I went to Radha Krishna with my girlfriend for the second time last night. Once we ordered the..."
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  • Charlie said: "Didn't feel like a big saving
    After ordering rice, poppadoms, drinks and naan bread the saving was minimal. The food was nice but average. "
    Posted 1 year, 5 months, 12 days ago...
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  • ROSAMUND said: "Great food and atmosphere
    Had an excellent meal here which was a bargain with taste card. Having said that, there's a lot of competition in tooting so it's certainly not the best curry I have had in the area. Does give some of the top south Indian restaurants a run for their money though! "
    Posted 1 year, 10 months, 13 days ago...
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  • Alison said: "Gorgeous Food
    I've been eating here for 10 years - love the food, polite staff, great value for money even without the card! "
    Posted 2 years, 2 months, 14 days ago...
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  • Tony said: "My first visit to Radha!
    It was a little wet so I did not want to walk around too much to choose a restaurant.

    The first thing you notice is that the window is covered in various posters which in my view detracts from the appearance and makes it difficult to see inside.

    The decoration is OK although somewhat cluttered. Its neither too bright nor too dark so about right.

    The paper serviettes do give a slightly cheap image although they are probably necessary to keep the prices down. The table is also covered in a "paper" tablecloth.

    There were about seven eating on a wet Monday evening. The service is fairly friendly but could be a little better. The Spanish house wine at £10.95 is quite good although we were not given the opportunity to taste it first which all good restaurants do.

    The starters were quite good and reasonably sized. They took quite a while which gives the impression that they are cooked to order.

    The main dishes were less interesting and they seemed to have run out of the coconut for one of them. After the size of the starters I thought they were rather on the small side. The plain rice was a good size though.

    All in all quite a good place to go for a meal but it could be significantly improved by some simple changes like taking off the posters and some improvements in the service. "
    Posted 2 years, 3 months, 5 days ago...
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  • "I have been to lots of Indian restaurants in tooting and I must say this is my new favourite. I chose safely with the spinach curry and it was a bit different to your average dish - not oily or greasy and clearly freshly cooked.  It was dry with little sauce but I think this is more the style with the south Indian curry's.  Rice and daal were also lovely and good portion sizes. Restaurant had nice atmosphere too and not far from the tube station at all. Jo   "
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  • "This is without a doubt, my favourite Indian in South West London. The service can be somewhat slow, but the quality and flavour of the food more than makes up for it. Plus it's great value at roughly £20 per head for a couple of starters, mains with rice and some side dishes and a gigantic bottle of Cobra which is more than enough for two people. It's always busy so you'll need to book. Pina "
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  • "This place is the best curry in Tooting - and with the great competition availble, thats says something! Good value for money even without the TL card, and the starters are particularly good - try the Poori Chana Masala or Masala Dosa. This should be the first port-of-call for all curry gourmets visiting South London, and any newbies will be converted instantly! Charlie "
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  • "I went to Radha Krishna with my girlfriend for the second time last night. Once we ordered the food came really quickly and was lovely. We had a kozhi varutha curry (very good) and a chicken masala (also good, and not the usual you get from a takeaway), plus some rice and poori. Really tasty and great value (£15!). Sophie "
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  • Charlie said: "Didn't feel like a big saving
    After ordering rice, poppadoms, drinks and naan bread the saving was minimal. The food was nice but average. "
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  • ROSAMUND said: "Great food and atmosphere
    Had an excellent meal here which was a bargain with taste card. Having said that, there's a lot of competition in tooting so it's certainly not the best curry I have had in the area. Does give some of the top south Indian restaurants a run for their money though! "
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  • Alison said: "Gorgeous Food
    I've been eating here for 10 years - love the food, polite staff, great value for money even without the card! "
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  • Tony said: "My first visit to Radha!
    It was a little wet so I did not want to walk around too much to choose a restaurant.

    The first thing you notice is that the window is covered in various posters which in my view detracts from the appearance and makes it difficult to see inside.

    The decoration is OK although somewhat cluttered. Its neither too bright nor too dark so about right.

    The paper serviettes do give a slightly cheap image although they are probably necessary to keep the prices down. The table is also covered in a "paper" tablecloth.

    There were about seven eating on a wet Monday evening. The service is fairly friendly but could be a little better. The Spanish house wine at £10.95 is quite good although we were not given the opportunity to taste it first which all good restaurants do.

    The starters were quite good and reasonably sized. They took quite a while which gives the impression that they are cooked to order.

    The main dishes were less interesting and they seemed to have run out of the coconut for one of them. After the size of the starters I thought they were rather on the small side. The plain rice was a good size though.

    All in all quite a good place to go for a meal but it could be significantly improved by some simple changes like taking off the posters and some improvements in the service. "
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  • "I have been to lots of Indian restaurants in tooting and I must say this is my new favourite. I chose safely with the spinach curry and it was a bit different to your average dish - not oily or greasy and clearly freshly cooked.  It was dry with little sauce but I think this is more the style with the south Indian curry's.  Rice and daal were also lovely and good portion sizes. Restaurant had nice atmosphere too and not far from the tube station at all. Jo   "
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  • "This is without a doubt, my favourite Indian in South West London. The service can be somewhat slow, but the quality and flavour of the food more than makes up for it. Plus it's great value at roughly £20 per head for a couple of starters, mains with rice and some side dishes and a gigantic bottle of Cobra which is more than enough for two people. It's always busy so you'll need to book. Pina "
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  • "This place is the best curry in Tooting - and with the great competition availble, thats says something! Good value for money even without the TL card, and the starters are particularly good - try the Poori Chana Masala or Masala Dosa. This should be the first port-of-call for all curry gourmets visiting South London, and any newbies will be converted instantly! Charlie "
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  • "I went to Radha Krishna with my girlfriend for the second time last night. Once we ordered the food came really quickly and was lovely. We had a kozhi varutha curry (very good) and a chicken masala (also good, and not the usual you get from a takeaway), plus some rice and poori. Really tasty and great value (£15!). Sophie "
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