Croydon is a large town in the south of Greater London, England, 9.5 miles (15.3 km) south of Charing Cross. The principal settlement in the London Borough of Croydon, it is one of the largest commercial districts outside Central London, with an extensive shopping district and night-time economy. Its population of 52,104 at the 2011 census includes the wards of Addiscombe, Broad Green, and Fairfield.
Things to do in Croydon
4.5 based on 892 reviews
Little Bay Restaurants have been offering high-quality Modern-European cuisine for very reasonable prices since its creation in 1992. With a selection of starters, mains and desserts, as well as a comprehensive wine menu, Little Bay has everything for everyone. Their opulent décor, professional service and sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere provides the perfect dining experience. Their flexibility and professionalism will allow you to choose how you want to enjoy that experience.
We went there last Saturday to celebrate my son and his beautiful fiancées engagement. What a treat. It's decorated like a theatre, with boxes around the main part of the restaurant which you can book. They have entertainers who come round to each table singing, opera etc. We had an early reservation so unfortunately missed it. The food was exceptional. I had the chicken stuffed with spinach and cottage cheese and poached pear with a panna cotta...(I wasn't going to have one - says it all).
4.5 based on 481 reviews
Independent family run Italian restaurant
I visited Bagatti’s restaurant in Croydon on a weekday lunchtime for a gathering with some friends
The restaurant is easy to access by public transport with South Croydon railway station being the closest and Croydon itself is served by both busses and the efficient Croydon Tramlink system. Pay and Display car parks are located in the town, though the restaurant is a fair walk from the East Croydon public transport hub area.
On entering the restaurant, it looks surprisingly spacious and this is because one wall is completely covered by mirrors. That said there is enough room inside to accommodate a good number of diners and the interior was well decorated and clean. The combination of the walls of mirrors and the windows to the front of the restaurant onto the street gave the interior a light and airy ambience.
Our group comprised about 10 people and we were sat on a long table together near to the windows, the staff were very attentive adjusting the table setup to accommodate our party and helpful and friendly when taking our orders and serving the courses.
The food was good, there were no complaints from our party, and the portion sizes would likely satisfy most lunchtime appetites with some of those who had ordered Pizza making use of a takeaway box for the food they could not eat at the time.
The restaurant was not busy, apart from our party at the time of our visit.
If you are in Croydon and are looking for an Italian restaurant then Bagatti’s is certainly worth considering.
4.5 based on 535 reviews
Went for a change to McDermott's as came highly recommended, it did not disappoint
us the chips were excellent fish on batter very light fish slightly to moist for my taste.
The service was very good friendly staff and plenty of room because of the bad weather as I was advised Friday can be very busy.
4.5 based on 468 reviews
"Best American Style Food in Town!" Come and try our famous hamburgers, BBQ ribs and delicious milkshakes.
Have been here several times with my grandaughters age 14 & 13 and they love it staff are friendly and food is great . Big helpings and the milkshakes are delicious. They have good entertainment on the last Friday of the month which you normally have to book for as it gets busy . A lovely little diner in Shirley.
4.5 based on 329 reviews
Consistently praised as one of Croydon's top restaurants by TripAdvisor reviewers, Nineteen at Farleigh Golf Club is a relaxed bar and restaurant set amongst 350 acres in the North Surrey Downs. With a casual bar menu available for those seeking a relaxed meal, the bar provides high tables or coffee tables for you to settle in and watch sport on the HD TVs. On a sunny day, enjoy the outdoors with a meal on the Terrace overlooking the putting green. For a true gourmet experience, pull up a seat in the restaurant area with sweeping views of the golf course and surrounding areas including Canary Wharf and South-East London. Farleigh's menu provides seasonal dishes with a twist, as well as a delicious afternoon tea. We passionately source local produce including working with local butchers for the best bacon rolls in Surrey, plus bakers and dairies to incorporate the finest ingredients in our menu.
Farleigh organised our 40th wedding anniversary party which was a great success!
Adam & the catering team were very attentive and the hot buffet was superb. The DJ,Dean, recommended by Farleigh did a great job and kept the party going to the end.
Everything ran smoothly without a hitch.
Thanks to all the team at Farleigh for enabling us to enjoy an occasion that we'll long remember
4.5 based on 150 reviews
The food was nicely presented, looked great and tasted fresh. The crushed peanuts added an interesting twist to the stir fried king prawns. The outside doesn't look great but don't just walk by it's definitely worth trying. I'm not sure how authentic this Vietnamese bistro is but the food is definitely worth trying.
4.5 based on 342 reviews
I called to pre-book a table for a Friday night as I have a Taste Card and this requires pre-booking. I didn't mention the card on the booking as my friend had also called and left a message and I'd assumed she had mentioned the Taste Card. Simple assumption to make but ended up with embarrassment when we showed up. There was a larger party eating in the restaurant and us and that was it so I'm surprised by the fact that the restaurant wouldn't honour the offer, especially seeing as though we'd picked it on a Taste Card recommendation. I found the main waitress lady to be challenging and abrupt with us, despite the fact we were clearly disappointed that they clearly advertise 2-for-1 across all courses every day of the week with the proviso of a pre-booking on the phone.
Needless to say, after the problems we had, we left and went elsewhere for dinner. Such a shame as the waiters were very pleasant and were more than happy to try and sort out a Taste Card discount for us.
My advice to the restaurant would be to get the Taste Card website updated and facts correct.
If you're thinking of booking here on Taste, make sure you mention it first.
4.5 based on 596 reviews
Our Head Chef Manoj Karnavar created the Karnavar fine dining restaurant menu with his 18 years of culinary experience in five star hotels like Fairmont Dubai, Marriott in Mumbai, Renaissance in Goa, Savoy, Claridges and Mandarin Oriental in London. <br><br>Our Chef has opened Karnavar with the concept of creative twist in traditional Indian cuisine. Get ready for the treat with your family and friends for a remarkable dining experience. <br><br>Since opening April 2014, Karnavar received couple of awards and achievements,<br><br>SHORTLISTED MENU OF THE YEAR IN THE WHOLE OF UK<br> (CATEY AWARDS -CATERER MAGAZINE)<br><br>BEST NEW COMER OF THE YEAR 2014 IN BRITAIN<br>(BIBA AWARDS)<br><br>LISTED UNDER TOP 10 INDIAN RESTAURANT 2014 IN UK<br>(POLLS BY TRIP ADVISOR)<br><br>NEW COMER OF THE YEAR 2014 – BRITISH CURRY AWARDS<br>(SHORT-LISTED FOR THE FINALIST IN NEW COMER CATEGORY)<br><br>LISTED NUMBER 1 UNDER TOP 10 BEST INDIAN RESTAURANTS IN LONDON<br>(DINERS CHOICE WINNER BY OPEN TABLE FROM OCT 2014 TO APRIL 2015)<br><br>LISTED UNDER TOP 3 RESTAURANTS IN Croydon <br>(BY TRIP ADVISOR RATINGS BASED ON 287 RESTAURANTS – APRIL 2015)<br><br>LISTED UNDER TOP 10 RESTAURANTS IN GREATER LONDON<br>(BY TRIP ADVISOR RATINGS BASED ON 3104 RESTAURANTS – APRIL 2014)
After going mostly into central London for fine dining tasting menus, with most of them in French cuisine, I was curious to see what this would be like.
The 5 course tasting menu was interesting and impressive, as well as very well priced. If you want a little bit of class in Croydon, this is ideal. However, not actually a Michelin starred restaurant even though there are mentions of it. Does it have a star? Did it use to have a start?
In any case, I will definitely recommend.
4.5 based on 184 reviews
Ate here whilst in Croydon for work. Read reviews and thought it worth a go. Had very nice feta parcels to start followed by Seabass, which was well cooked and tasty. My fellow diner had some Turkish dishes, which he enjoyed, which is high praise...MoreDear Idimage1, Thank you very much for such lovely feedback and nice comments about the food and service! Whenever you will be araound in Croydon, please visit us again and we will be glad to look after you! Thank you!
5 based on 199 reviews
Freshly Prepared Texan Mexican Feel Good Food
My son and I visited here this evening, we walk past daily and hadn’t thought to come until Reading reviews. We weren’t disappointed with our choice. The chipotle kings prawns were outstanding, big, juicy, nice level of spice. Home made guacamole and salsa were superb. Ribs absolutely melt in the mouth, tender and flavoursome wings. I had over indulged on birthday cake at work so just had chipotle chicken street tacos (starter) as a main, also very tasty. My son enjoyed a pina colada mocktail and I opted for modelo. Friendly attentive service, it’s a small venue and was busy even early evening, so book to avoid disappointment. Lots of take away leaving while we were there so that is also clearly a roaring trade. Definitely worth a visit if you’re local, reasonable prices for very good food. We will be back.
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