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Swadesh

4.4
4.4
116 Reviews
£25 and under
Indian
This small and cosy Indian on Lordship Lane is a great local curry house in East Dulwich that is perfect for everything from last-minute mid-week meals to parties and fun family nights out. Swadesh is loved by locals 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. Popular items from the Swadesh menu include the Zafrani fish tikka roasted with saffron and fresh herbs; the smoked lamb dumplings with Lucknawi spices; and the aloo bora, deep-fried mashed potato stuffed with mint and ginger.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon - Fri : 5:30pm - 11:30pm Sat: 12:30pm - 11:30pm Sun: 12:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Phone number
    020 8613 1500
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 116 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

116 Reviews
  1. Monkeyhands67

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2012

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food in this restaurant just gets better and better. The service is always friendly and welcoming. I cant rate this place high enough. I just love the food here.

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  2. Monkeyhands67

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2012

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and Service Superb as per usual. We took our friends who loved the place, the food the service and the price, and the fact that Cobra is on tap!!! All in all a lovely night. Thanks again Swadesh

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  3. OOMA

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2012

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great value for money. Live locally do will definitely be going again.

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  4. curreylover

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2012

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Had a fantastic night at the swadesh! The food was great and big portions as well. We where well full after the main course so no chance of fitting a desert in! With the 50% off all food this deal was great value for money.

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  5. Monkeyhands67

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2012

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Hidden between almost 20 indian restaurants in the area this is a gem of a find. The welcome was exceedingly warm. The nbeers were on top and lovely and cool. The food was excellent. I would definetly recommend this wonderful restaurant to friends, and return again very soon. Thank you Swadesh

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  6. Damien

    London

    106 reviews

    4.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2012

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have dined at Swadesh in East Dulwich a number of times and as we have experienced previously, the food was very good indeed. On a Tuesday night, pouring with rain, it was no surprise that the restaurant was quiet. However, the welcome was so friendly and warm, it bothered us not at all. All dishes were great but the Xacuti Chicken was particularly fine. If it maintains this quality of food and service at such a reasonable price, we will keep coming back again and again.

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  7. Alyssam

    London

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2012

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Swadesh - East Dulwich Staff were very attentive and polite. Food was good and reasonably priced.

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  8. gazzam

    London

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2012

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    An excellent meal at Swadesh, as ever. The food here is really very good and never disappoints.

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  9. Heleny

    London

    46 reviews

    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2012

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great meal at Swadesh. Friendly staff and tasty food. Would recommend.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2012

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent as always. The aubergine dish was delicious.

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FAQs

Swadesh offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8613 1500.

Swadesh is rated 4.4 stars by 116 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Swadesh

120 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London, SE22 8HD

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    East Dulwich
  • Hours of operation
    Mon - Fri : 5:30pm - 11:30pm Sat: 12:30pm - 11:30pm Sun: 12:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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