Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United Kingdom
  3. London
  4. South East London
  5. Sydenham

Gurkha's

4.3
4.3
48 Reviews
£25 and under
Nepalese
The owners of Sydenham’s Gurkha’s restaurant must know that the famed strength and resilience of the Nepalese-British soldiers owes more than a little to the great food they’re raised on. Inspired by the brave men of Nepal, Gurkha’s restaurant serves fine cuisine inspired by the Nepalese kingdom with that same focus on honesty, tradition and health its namesakes are known for. The authentic flavours of Nepal are found throughout the menu, the dishes prepared using specially sourced ingredients by a talented team led by an award winning head chef. Also on Gurkha’s menu is a range of better known Indian offerings, including biryanis and masalas, for those who like what they know. Opened in 2000, Gurkha’s is modern and spacious with elegantly classic furnishings and a peaceful atmosphere ideal for winding down after a day at the office or running around after children, enjoying conversation with a loved one or simply allowing yourself to truly relax and let the flavours of Asia take over

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing

Order delivery or takeout

There’s more to explore

Discover countless more restaurants like this one with our app.

Scan the QR code to discover countless more restaurants like this one with our app.

Open app

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Nepalese, Indian
  • Phone number
    020 8778 3322
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 48 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

48 Reviews
  1. MatthewR

    London

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was v busy as expected. They had left their online booking open but actually weren't exception online reservations but accommodated us anyway. They were clearly overwhelmed with bookings, online take away and telephone take away. The staff were v friendly and apologetic. Maybe in future close online booking or turn the phone off for take away orders. As always the food was delicious. I mean really good. Some of the best naan bread we have had anywhere. Even in Nepal or India. We will be back and regularly order online.thanks for accommodating us.

    Is this helpful?

  2. PollyR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic restaurant. I’ve had delivery previously for some years and food has always been excellent...but going to the restaurant to eat in was one of best places I’ve been. Took my mum who is a curry connoisseur but restaurants near her in Beckenham are frankly, rubbish. She was not disappointed! Food is out of this world, we had a beautiful feast. It is a proper authentic Curry house, service is Outstanding. Brilliant staff, attentive, kind and very friendly. Felt completely at ease. Parked right outside for free. Food is full of flavour and completely divine! I recommend Gurkhas to anyone who wants delicious, flavoursome food. Cannot describe how fantastic it is, you have to go! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Is this helpful?

  3. Jojol13

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food. Polite staff. Just wish they wouldn’t include service on the bill - but that’s just my personal preference

    Is this helpful?

  4. VIVL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is excellent and the staff friendly and attentive.

    Is this helpful?

  5. BurakYorganci

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, very polite staff. I recommend Vindaloo.

    Is this helpful?

  6. JakB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food for the price, service is great and with a smile. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good curry house.

    Is this helpful?

  7. AshleyB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service with outstanding food! 10/10 would reccomend to anyone that enjoys a local, relaxed dinner out.

    Is this helpful?

  8. Jojol13

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food. Reasonably priced. Quiet, comfortable table - not crammed together like some restaurants do

    Is this helpful?

  9. MargaretO

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Birthday celebration- very enjoyable evening. We were well looked after and the food was wonderful.

    Is this helpful?

  10. ElsieC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very attentive staff and really good menu. Thoroughly enjoyable venue.

    Is this helpful?

  11. Marko

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We got in at the correct time of the booking and after waiting several minutes we were finally shown to a corner table. The food was excellent but the service to try and get a cup of coffee after our meal was non existent . We tried many times to get any waiter to acknowledge us and when eventually one did we asked for the bill because we were fed up with four guys that were shown to a table next to us that were loud and crude and we were enjoying a romantic meal. However the next time we saw the waiter he was serving someone else and then another table making no attempt to provide the bill. By now i had enough and got up and went to the front bar and again asked for the bill. Really good food spoilt by sloppy service and loud uncouth patrons. Think we were just unlucky on a Saturday evening.

    Is this helpful?

  12. JosephineB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I love this place. The food is delightful my partner and I are going agin next weekend!

    Is this helpful?

  13. BobB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great & impressed our visitor. We are regulars, mainly take-away, but it was good to eat in the restaurant & we weren't disappointed.

    Is this helpful?

  14. WilfridR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best Indian restaurants in London. I eat there 4 or 5 times a year and I have never been disappointed. Highly recommended

    Is this helpful?

  15. Polkadot

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic as ever!!

    Is this helpful?

  16. NatalieLou

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food every time!!! We love this place favourite restaurant by far.

    Is this helpful?

  17. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were very friendly and accommodating especially for my vegan friend. There was a good choice on the menu with a lot of the restaurants own dishes as well as the usual. The food arrived promptly, it was delicious and a good price too. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and their takeaway service as well.

    Is this helpful?

  18. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chose Ghurka’s because my friend is a vegetarian and it has a great vegetarian choice for staters and mains and we were not disappointed. The waiters were very efficient and attentive, going through our food choices and when we said shall we have another side dish the waiter very politely advised the dishes were quite big and maybe would be best to wait, very helpful as the food we ordered was plenty and we both could not eat any more. No rush either and food and drinks served timely and efficiently. Would recommend Ghurka’s to anyone.

    Is this helpful?

  19. ISJo

    London

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food - a lovely change from the standard high street offering, nice atmosphere. We did have to wait rather a long time (approx 45 mins) from.starters to mains without an explanation.

    Is this helpful?

  20. Angie

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    great curry experience , excellent service, little local gem for Sydenham my new year resolution " I must make the effort to visit more regularly"

    Is this helpful?

  21. Garthess

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! Food tasty, service very attentive, atmosphere good. Lovley night out.

    Is this helpful?

  22. Marie

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've eating here for 7 years. Even if I moved in another part of London, I am still coming to the Gurkha's. Love the food, nice service, good prices.

    Is this helpful?

  23. dabblerkb

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My favourite Indian restaurant. I'm a long-term customer. I've moved away from the area so can't go as often as I used to but periodically make an appointment with friends to meet up there. Highly recommended.

    Is this helpful?

  24. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our favourite Indian restaurant. It never disappoints.

    Is this helpful?

  25. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, excellent friendly rapid service, very good value

    Is this helpful?

  26. Linda

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Have visited restaurant many times over the years and food is consistently good and service excellent

    Is this helpful?

  27. fionaj

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Ghurka in Sydenham excellent as ever. The sag paneer was outstanding .

    Is this helpful?

  28. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose from the specials menu. The food was excellently presented and was cooked to perfection. I never written a review before but I did so as this was simply the best Indian type of restaurant my wife and I have been to, and we have been enjoying cooking and eating Indian style food for 40 years.

    Is this helpful?

  29. CathyT

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Always excellent value for money and good monthly specials.

    Is this helpful?

  30. Runnettierun

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely atmosphere, excellent service, spotless. Delicious food. A very refreshing change from Indian food as ot tasted light and fresh. We had a very nice bottle of Merlot with our meal and the deserts to finish were very good. I'm looking forward to returning.

    Is this helpful?

  31. JamesH

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We had to wait an hour and a half for our main course, without any apology or acknowledgement of the extraordinary wait, which says it all. The waiters seemed far more interested in answering the telephone for the constant stream of take-away orders than in taking care of the tables. We have been before, and the food is great. Properly cooked Indian/Nepalese food with seemingly fresh herbs and spices not swimming in oil - wonderful. Not sure I have another marathon wait in me again though. Would have been nice if they'd come up and said "Sorry, we're busy/short-staffed in the kitchen" etc., but nothing - we just sat there with empty plates (and glasses).

    Is this helpful?

  32. Bellyfull

    London

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This is great local Nepalese restaurant. The food is good, tasty and generous with portions. It's never disappointed!

    Is this helpful?

  33. mugsy

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I would need to try more dishes to know how good the food is, I had a dish which was supposedly Nepalese but was a simple Indian Dish with chicken added. Still the food was decent and the price was fair, I would go back.

    Is this helpful?

  34. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was lovely. Service was great; Very helpful and friendly. We went for a girls night out to celebrate and everyone loved the restaurant. I had been before but none of the other five guests had and they all said they would return. Enjoyable night had by all!

    Is this helpful?

  35. Msdemena

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a lovely, friendly atmosphere. Really felt homely. No hovering waiters and nothing too much trouble. My family can't wait to go back. This is our new favourite Inadian (Nepalese) place to eat out. We even had the chef come out to speak to us and check if we enjoyed the food. A great evening all round. Good value fur money.

    Is this helpful?

  36. Ronnie

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I never had Nepalese food in my life and I have to admitt that the experience at Gurkha's made me wanna have it again. The quality of the food is at high standards and the staff is very helpful.

    Is this helpful?

  37. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food & atmosphere

    Is this helpful?

  38. Janice

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was delicious and full of flavour and the staff were polite and attentive. I will definitely go again.

    Is this helpful?

  39. sandrap

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We go to the Gurkha often and the food is always good, with friendly service and good value.

    Is this helpful?

  40. Wiggles

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    They were very busy for valentines day - which is always a good sign. It did mean that we had to wait for a bit longer than expected for our food. When it did come, it was very tasty and filling. We will be going back there in a more relaxed setting and on 'normal' night to enjoy the food without having to keep nibbling popodoms to keep hunger at bay!

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

Gurkha's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8778 3322.

Gurkha's is rated 4.3 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Gurkha's

67 Sydenham Road, Sydenham, London, SE26 5UA

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Sydenham
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Nepalese, Indian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 8778 3322
Discover
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo