The Ravensbury

3.8
138 Reviews
£26 to £40
Indian
The modern culinary scene in India today brought to the doorsteps of South London. A traditional cuisine meeting a new fusion of Indo Chinese; choose to dine in our modern, bright yet comfortable traditional restaurant or enjoy our chic vibrant lounge. There is something for everyone whether it’s a casual dinner for two or marking a memorable occasion. Let us welcome you to explore your palate with our array of authentic Indian and Hakka Chinese dishes.

For bookings at the weekend please call 0208 648 1561

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 138 people are saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
4.0
food
3.7
service
3.8
ambience
3.7
value
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lauren
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Max....so accommodating! Always checked on us concerning our food and drinks. Really friendly! Have had the pleasure of having Max taking our orders twice & both occasions, service was the best I’ve ever experienced in a restaurant!

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Akeem
London
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The service from the staff was really good. The food was amazing. This was my second time visiting the restaurant and won't be my last. I definitely recommend the Ravensbury.

TJ
TanyaJ
London
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been twice in one week one with work colleagues second time with my Partner. The food is absolutely amazing full of flavour. The waitresse we had was also so attentive and helpful. I can't wait to go back again.

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Sara
London
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The wait was extremely long.The heaters were only located at the back. Food was a bit blend.

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RoyA
London
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

customer service good
food is cold doesn't taste good

YM
YasminM
London
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful place and good service and excellent food

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Jessica
London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Had been once before with good food and service but this was the complete opposite.
Service was incredibly slow even though it wasn't too busy. We arrived by 7.45, our orders taken about 8.15. We had to ask about the starters which did not arrive till 9.15 - and one of the dishes was cold. It reached 9.45 and we were fed up, hoping to have finished our meal by now. We cancelled our mains. The waiter was kind enough to not give any hassle over this and give us a bottle of wine as way of apology. Unfortunately, still a good evening ruined. I would only return during happy hour times for the cocktails.

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Cherieann5
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food toon 50 mins to arrive and when it did starters and mains came together. Everyone's food was taking ages. I had a Katsu Curry and the chicken had red bits inside but was over cooked and dry. Strange. The salad was also going brown and was warm so have a feeling the chicken was undercooked band then sat uder the heat lamp waiting for waiter to collect. They are running a weird pay as you go service and I think that's cos they know people will walk out if the food is taking too long. 2 for 1 cocktails were lovely and they replaced one that got knocked over. Staff are always very friendly just s bad day for food for the first time ever which made it unpleasant as everyone was complaining.

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LottieS
London
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We waiting for an hour and a half just for popadoms
We ordered 3 starters and only 1 came
After two hours of waiting we only received popadoms and 1 starter.
When we was ordering we was told the tandoori oven was broken so that half the menu wasn’t available.
After waiting 2 hours we decided to leave and not wait any longer for our main

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EllenH
London
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I enjoyed my experience at The Ravensbury and the service was good. We were welcomed and seated in a Quite area. The food was good and take away option for food not eaten. The manager was as usual very polite and helpful. I look forward to another visit soon.

Expensive overall but enjoyed the experience.

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Sathish
London
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visited on Monday to celebrate our anniversary. Lovely food. Staff were outstanding and checked on us to see if we were comfortable. Food took sometime to arrive but sumptuous starters and mains. The tent outside gets colder for the night. Would be good to have a few heaters. Otherwise, lovely ambience.

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CarreyT
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience3

Not sure if it’s just the COVID situation but it’s totally different. As soon as the main was delivered we were asked to pay.
The vibe has changed.

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Chan
Surrey
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

So first of all we had our food and drinks order taken all at the same time. We were ensured that our drinks will arrive before the food as the waitress told us that the food will all come out together which is what we wanted anyway, but obviously we wanted our drinks whilst we waited.
The waitress came and took payment before we had even received anything which we thought was strange but we didn't think anything of it and just paid. There was a mess up with the bill as one of us had paid for something that she didn't even receive and it wasn't until looking afterwards that it wasn't on the bill either. The waitress came to the table asking us to pay for the drink which another waiter had already informed us that we won't have to pay for it as it was their mess up. Lesson learned, DO NOT pay for anything until you receive the food and drink. After roughly an hour, some of our food was brought out to the table, still no drinks. As they brought out some of the food, they started to bring out food for the table next to us which meant that our food was starting to get cold. A couple of dishes were sent back to be changed as they were sitting there for 20 minutes as we were waiting for the rest of the food to arrive. They had messed up some of our orders but we just took it anyway because we had waited so long for it. I understand that they've only just re-opened again after lockdown but the experience was nothing that they wasn't used to before lockdown. It's fair to say most of us enjoyed the food but one of our party had a bit of a rough night after leaving to go home and being sick in the middle of the night

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AnthonyC
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Very expensive watered down drinks and reheated food would not recommend service was poor long wait
For drinks and food

AF
AberdeenFood
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the first time on the first weekend open after lockdown 3.0 and me and friends had a great time. Staff quickly bounced back into action by the looks of things. Cocktails were great!

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KellyS
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food,service atmosphere all amazing and the staff was really good very happy will be back again

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TraceyG
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely eating experience in a lovely safe setting
We were offered a heated area too
Our host was amazing courteous and couldn’t do enough for our party
Can’t wait to go back
Food is amazing
And the cocktails are gorgeous

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SerenaR
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely time at Ravensbury, great staff who catered to a group of 7 noisy women! Food was lovely, drinks we're great. Highly recommend!!
We will be back!

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Jayda
London
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Staff have worked hard to keep to covid guidelines and make the atmosphere pleasant.
Seating was in an outside gazebo with heating - we were pleasantly surprised and kept warm all evening. The service and food was great with music. At great first night out after lockdown. One suggestion - longer straws!

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ChristinaN
London
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was lovely only issue was that it was very cold .

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Bubble
London
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, service too. I can’t wait to be able to sit indoors , hopefully soon in May we can stay longer and perhaps have sone dance too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

It took at least 1hr for the food and drinks order to be taken

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KAandRL
London
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tables were placed very close to each other. Felt a little noisy as the music was very loud. Food was good though and good value for money. They ran out of dessert options so that was disappointing but the main food was really tasty and portions were also reasonable.

JP
JigneshP
London
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Hi
I gave order and took very long Also wrong food as well very disappointed never come again
Thanks

KP
KirtashP
London
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Since the ease of lockdown at Stage 2 and opening outdoor hospitality, The Ravenbury have made excellent effort to meet government requirements on H&S and also make the outing safe, comfortable and enjoyable for the customer.
Well Done

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant customer service and atmosphere they created outside is really lovely.

SR
ShekhinahR
London
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and staff were super nice and professional.

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KrystalS
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service was pretty good, it was a little busy so was slower than we'd expect but well worth it when we got our food which came pretty quickly. The food was good and we very much enjoyed our dinner there.

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Jack
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Service was slow, it quite often is slow here. For example drinks take a long time to arrive when compared with other restaurants. Food is sometimes punctual and sometimes takes a while. The menu is good and food very tasty so I can still recommend this place. Can be fairly noisy inside.

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GulshodA
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We went thrre according to the good reviews and advise frm friends. Firs of all Pad thai wasnt cooked well and plus it wasnt supposed to be spice according to rhe menu and it came quite spocy. the singapore style noodles were very dry. They didnt have green tea instead they offered mint tea which was literally unwashed mint leaves (cld see sm dirt in the cup) with hot water. The only thing was the cocktails which tasted surprisingly good. Overall disappointed basically.

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marlonr
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

An enjoyable experience. Staff polite, friendly and attentive. Food arrived promptly. Good sized portions. Enjoyed the food. Spiced to personal tastes. Enjoyed cocktails. Given enough time to enjoy the experience. Reasonably priced. Would visit Ravensbury again.

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RajviP
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service..what more could you ask for!

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Prash
London
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and lovely staff - just what we needed after a busy week at work

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Princess
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was lovely
Good service too
Definitely going back

SS
SnehS
London
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Due to covid not enough care taken to follow the rules , inadequate seating too close

SN
SandraN
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Took 35 mins to be asked for drink order. When did eventually get seen. Took Oder for starter and mains and it all came at same time.
Forgot a drink and forgot one of the starters
Had to ask for plates for our mains and didn’t bother clearing our plates we used for our popadoms

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IjeomaA
London
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience3

The ambiance was just right and servers were very attentive making sure we’re comfortable with our young son. The food was tasty no wow factor bit pricey for the value presented

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Max was the BEST waiter. He was personable, patient and gave great recommendations for food and drink!

JJ
JJ279
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Having visited The Ravensbury on quite a few occasions, this was easily the worst experience.
Table booked for 7:30pm - arrived and seated by 7:35. Requested table in main restaurant. Received one on other side. Struggled to get someone’s attention to place order for food and eventually had this done by 7:50. Waited patiently but then started getting annoyed as 8:30 came and went. Grabbed someone passing to enquire and starters were then brought out by 8:45.

Starving at this point so we ate the starters which were very good. Portions have decreased and prices have increased.

We were conscious of the time so asked them to pack the mains and we moved straight onto desserts.

Not happy with the management of this place. I could see the staff were rushed off their feet and also kitchen was obviously struggling to keep up and dish out food in a timely fashion.

It’s a shame this has soured our experience and after reading many similar reviews hope something is done about this before you alienate lots of regulars.

CA
CarlA
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

we went ther for our 7 anniversary it was the place we met it has been done up very nice but the food is very poor and we spent most of the time trying to stope fly getting on our food and by 2 am we both were very sick so would not ever go back and don't recommend it

FAQs

The Ravensbury does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats. The Ravensbury also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8648 1561.

The Ravensbury is rated 3.8 stars by 138 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.