Manjal Restaurant

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£25 and under
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Indian
At Manjal restaurant we take extra care in preparing dishes for you with the ingredients passed to us by generations. Our chefs, with more than 40 years of rich experience, prepare authentic dishes paying great attention to presentation. We guarantee that the mouth-watering aroma of our dishes will tingle your taste buds and give you a heavenly experience.
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.3
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3.9
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3.9
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3.5
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SudarshanN
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Charming place, great view, by the quay, good portions, delicious food with authentic taste, good value for money as well (reasonably priced for location, ambiance and dining experience). Overall, highly recommended place for a value fine-dining experience with great food! Will surely visit again.

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MaxB
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was shut down


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BessO
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We went for the Valentines menu. The staff are really attentive but I think they should have one waiter handling the table because our order was mixed up. I ordered a lamb main but got something vegetarian and it felt like they forgot our dessert. Either way, the dessert was slow coming even though we had 3 different waiters approach our table asking what we were waiting for.

The address on Opentable needs to be updated.

It's not easy to find.

But I thought the food tasted great.

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AndreyT
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Excellent food as usual, but the service was a bit slow. A bit on the expensive side for a place of this kind. The new location is an upgrade with views over the South Dock, but not easy to find. Please update the address in OpenTable (and probably other services too).

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vipSundaygirl
London
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked on Open Table and had confirmation. When we got to the restaurant, it had moved to another address. We walked the 15 mins to the new address and there was no restaurant there. This was our New Year’s Eve dinner out so spoilt our evening. Open Table should have correct and up to date information. I can’t understand how we got a confirmed booking at a non-existent restaurant.

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SandyB
London
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The starters were nice, the butter chicken and rice were too sweet. The restaurant is set near the river so the views are good. The decor needs updating. The service was excellent but lacked when trying to pay for the bill.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Sorry, the food was not good and it is over expensive.

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MarkD
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I love a good dosa, and Manjal did not disappoint!

Excellent South Indian food, from starter to kulfi dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

JP
JPhilip
Kent
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive Staff. Great Food.

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vipSteevie
London
132 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Starters were both fantastic and very generous portions. Mains were less generous on meat content, but the black dhal was tops.

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Nickyp
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mixed grill is amazing

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NoName
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Manjal over the weekend to enjoy some excellent curries with delicious naans to boot. We had walked past this restaurant many times as we live in the area and decided to give it a try. Interior is cosy and intimate without having everyone jammed up. We arrived at what we thought would be a quiet time but there were several parties already enjoying dinner and new groups came in during the course of our dinner so it is a popular place.

With regards to the food, we opted for having three starters and three main courses together with some cocktails. One thing I appreciated is that tap water is already waiting for you on the table in a bottle by default; in most restaurants you have to ask for this so having it present already helps whet the throat whilst making choices from the menu. The portions themselves are generous; I think we could have done with 2 starters between the three of us (we probably would have dropped the battered squid as we have had better) and the curries were enough to fill us up. Naans were delicious enough to re-order and to help soak up the last of the curries. Cocktails were ok; the rose and lychee cocktail is delicious but sweet, the champagne cocktail I likely wouldn't order again but having said that it wasn't bad, just not something I'd try again.

Service attentive throughout, overall a great dinner and a good experience; many thanks!

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RobCam
London
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food great service great surroundings! The atmosphere was just right too..

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vipSparkatus
London
59 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very tasty indian cuisine with attentive service. Beware spice levels here though, when they spicy they mean SPICY!

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PavithraN
London
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good South Indian food. Pretty close to the real deal!

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SharaS
London
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! There was quite a few of us and everything was done in a timely manor and we were well looked after.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and ambience

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vipChrisH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Manjal were both very good! Highly recommend this restaurant.

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elephant
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food is very highly spiced

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CWfoodie
Oxford
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Paneer starter was good. However took 55 minutes from the time we placed our order for the mains to arrive (we were told they would take 20-25 minutes). When dosas arrived, they arrived one by one (so we couldn't eat together) and were all cold. We complained to 2 different waiters and of the three dosas, they only offered to remake 1 which did come out warm. In the end, we were just so hungry we ate the cold dosas! The taste was good but just slow service and cold mains considering there were just 3-4 other parties in the whole restaurant at any one time. We fed back to the manager and just got a 'sorry come back next time'. Overall disappointed.

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vipElBulli
London
186 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Some delicious authentic Indian flavours at Manjal, we have enjoyed it every time as a local gem. The methi chicken is so good!

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FuadG
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience1

well the staff is inhospitable and rude. It takes ages to serve and you cannot take kids along. I went along with my friends family and his toddler was crying the staff didnt wait for 30 seconds and came to table and asked us to stop the kid from crying... The place is very congested as tables are placed too closely. The food is good but the stuff needs a course in hospitality on urgent basis....

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vipLadyBee
London
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As usual high quality creative Indian food with professional and friendly service - try the dosas, wonderful!

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vipGoose
London
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Very slow service from the kitchen whereby customers where coming in half an hour after us and getting there food before. which was a shame as the food here is very good.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Indian cuisine. Paneer is excellent!

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EeshaT
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Decent food. Dosa is good. I do suspect they are not welcoming towards families with children because they've stopped offering us a table every time we mention baby at the time of booking but we have always been welcome before (without baby) and on occasions we did not call and just happened to walk in .

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NicolaV
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dosas are fantastic, service friendly and professional. We go at least once a month and it’s a banker!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were a group of 7 and it was our first time there. We enjoyed the starters and dessert a lot and the mains were good too. We had been there for a special occasion and the place was quite suitable for the occasion.

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vipFriendofToscana
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding !

HP
vipHungryPants
London
71 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. Generally pleasant experience. Dal is nice

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely atmosphere and delicious food.
Very good service.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
16 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was really good. We were served by Anna. Really appreciated the friendliness and good service

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manjal never disappoints. Took my old friends from Scotland for an evening meal. They loved it! We loved it!! The Malbec was good. We ordered the Green Banana bhajiyas , wada pal, kurkuri bhindi, chicken varuval and tirangaa chicken. It was finger licking good.

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Joan
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good food. Very good food. Very good food. Very good food.

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vipJosie
London
14 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I always come here and food is always good but prices have extortionately increased?! I can understand if it's by a little bit to respond to inflation. But everything costs £2 more for each item. Why? Not good for your loyal customers who always come here for regular dining. Now we have to cut back. :(

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vipSSSofLondon
London
24 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food's the thing here. Much better than your average Indian (usually Bangladeshi) restaurant, including the ones everyone else raves about in East London. Lighting is way too bright in the evenings, hence the two stars for ambience. Turn the lighting down a bit, and this place is easily four stars all the way, nudging five in places. Also easy to park, and a good view over the Crossharbour docks. Pretty good wine list as well, and friendly staff (usually!).

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Didn't like it at all, safe were rude. Went for valentines wasn't posh, classy, just a plan boring room.

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vipeplau
London
318 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service

LG
LeaG
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great taste, quick service, recommended extras

FAQs

Manjal Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Manjal Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7538 1140.

Manjal Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 55 OpenTable diners.

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