Southall Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Southall

July 15, 2017 Malia Yoakum

Southall is a large suburban district of west London, England, and part of the London Borough of Ealing. It is situated 10.7 miles (17.2 km) west of Charing Cross. Neighbouring places include Yeading, Hayes, Hanwell, Hounslow, Greenford and Northolt. The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London.
Things to do in Southall

1. Giftos Lahore Karahi

162-164 The Broadway, Southall, Ealing UB1 1NN, England Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments Indian, Asian, Pakistani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$165 - HK$275 +44 20 8813 8669
Excellent
33%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
8%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 400 reviews

Giftos Lahore Karahi

A name first established in 1967 which has grown to be one of the finest Asian brands in the United Kingdom today, Gifto's has always been synonymous with excellence, value and a complete passion to deliver outstanding service. Gifto's Lahore Karahi our magnificent 380 seater restaurant carries those very same values today. Our dishes are infused with the freshest produce, fused with our own homemade masalas and cooked to perfection every time. Our menu is designed to bring you the very best in Indian and Pakistani cuisine with every dish having its own range of unique flavours and spices. Our skilled service staff will make your visit memorable and look after your every need. Having been featured in media such Time Out and Evening Standard amongst others the Gifto's Lahore Karahi experience is one that you will remember forever.

Reviewed By Serenity676 - Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

When ever I come down to Southall I always come here.
I love the mix grill, masala fish, naan bread.
Nahari and lamb biryani.
The place is always buzzing and the food is on point.

The prices always seem to be going up
Parking here is a nightmare

2. Cafe Restaurante Moniz

778 Bath Road | Cranford, Houwnslow, Hounslow TW5 9TY, England Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options +44 20 8759 0001
Excellent
65%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 191 reviews

Cafe Restaurante Moniz

Reviewed By Janet W - Wrecsam, null, United Kingdom

What a lovely find. Myself, my hubby, daughter and fiancé went for dinner to this lovely Portuguese Restaurant, the food was amazing and the service was excellent. I would definitely recommend it. Couldn't resist the Portuguese custard for pud (neither could my daughter) - Lovely...MoreHello Janet Thank you for taking your precious time to review us and for your visit we are delighted that you enjoyed your evening with us, when visiting London again please come and visit us that's our best reward. Best Regards Idite Lopes

3. Greggs

Southall, London, England Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Excellent
43%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 41 reviews

Greggs

Reviewed By Margaret C - Bethesda, Maryland

I went to the branch across from Earl's Court tube station.I liked the tuna Sandwich because the ingredients and the bread, especially, were freshly made. Also, tasted their pasties; loved the vegetable and beef one most. The crust also just came out of the oven. Most of all, get a bread pudding. Oh, yummy. The items were also reasonably priced. A healthy and tasty alternative to McDonald's or Burger King, also across the street.

4. Grapes Tandoori Indian Restaurant

524-528 Uxbridge Road, Hayes UB4 0SA, England Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$165 - HK$220 +44 20 8569 1911
Excellent
58%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 206 reviews

Grapes Tandoori Indian Restaurant

Established over 25 years Grapes Tandoori Restaurant is one of the best Indian Restaurant | Takeaway in Hayes the London Borough of Hillingdon (Near Heathrow) offering customers the highest standards of cuisine, service and ambiance. A family run business for families Grapes Tandoori Restaurant is highly acclaimed by our regular customers, and our reputation is built on a solid record of excellence, paying attention to customers needs and consistently meeting those needs. General Manager Mr Raffik Islam’s main focus is on providing the best possible service to all customers. The Restaurant, which originally opened in 1988, has had a complete facelift and looks like a totally different venue, but our commitment to serving the highest standard of food remains the same. The new image is very up-to-date, the restaurant is more spacious than before without being overwhelming. Mood lighting and contemporary art on the walls all help to create a more relaxed atmosphere. Ranked among the top 100 spice restaurant in the UK. One of the best indian restaurant/Takeaway in hillingdon,Hayes like our facebook page & receive offers.

Reviewed By wonder-luster - Singapore, Singapore

This place was quite a distance from the bustling station area but we were glad to be there for lunch. We were the only people for the entire afternoon so it was a bit of a wait having the chef prepare food for us only.
We had 3 curries; a lamb vindoloo which got us hot and sweaty from the chilli, a vegetable korma which was slightly sweeter than I hoped for and a paneer tikka masala dish choc a bloc with cheese slices. 2 thin slices of naan were too much for us because we lapped up all the curry sauce which could jolly well be a meal by itself. All in all, the food was enjoyable.
I did not give it 5 stars because the one of the sauces tasted like Thai chilli sauce which I thought was a cheat.Staff was friendly though service was slow.
I was heartened to know they also do a takeaway which meant I can have the same meal in the warm comfort of my hotel room. All I needed was to order my meal online or by phone and it will get delivered to the hotel. Neat!

5. Spice Village

185-189 The Broadway | Southall, Southall, Ealing UB1 1LX, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Indian, Asian, Balti, Pakistani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 20 8574 4475
Excellent
50%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
13%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 413 reviews

Spice Village

Reviewed By travellerXLondon - London

There are a few new restaurants in Southall Broadway and we selected this fairly randomly partly based on decor. The restaurant was not very busy when we walked in but soon filled up.
We were greeted and seated hospitably and our waiter was patient, accommodating and friendly and helpful. These are exactly the kinds of qualities one wants when eating out but sadly are all too infrequent. It is refreshing to see these in this place.
Our waiter helped us select the dishes, and even told us when we may be ordering too much.
For the starters, the chapli kabab was excellent. The shish kabab was also good, the chicken kabab was a little dry though
The mains were good, with my favourite being the aloo saag. Absolutely delicious. There was a little too much oil in the other chicken dish we had though.
The falooda was not bad but could have been better kulfi, which seemed it had been made with skimmed milk.
Overall, though, I really enjoyed our meal and I would definitely recommend this. It's one of the best Pakistani restaurants out there (contrast this with my Lahore Karahi review).

6. Madhus

39 South Road | UB1 1SW, Southall, Ealing UB1 1SW, England Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Indian, Asian, Grill, Healthy, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night HK$165 - HK$494 +44 20 8574 1897
Excellent
54%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
7%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 437 reviews

Madhus

Reviewed By SR01 - London, United Kingdom

My aunt visited from overseas so we arranged a family dinner 8 booked. Nice venue and the menu looked good but then as we ordered were told sorry we have a VIP guest in the private function room so the chef can’t prepare certain items on the menu! Very disappointed- some dishes were nice others quite oily and spicy. So not great and we wouldn’t go again.

7. The Codfather

81 Oldfields Circus, Northolt, Ealing UB5 4RU, England Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, Fast Food, British, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 20 8423 9240
Excellent
91%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 203 reviews

The Codfather

Reviewed By asif m

Any time I have a craving for fish and chips I make sure codfather is my choice of destination. I usually call to make my order and they remember your name and usual order, adds a nice touch. Very friendly service and always fresh, with good quality ingredients. Ohh and its halal too if you fancy sausage!

8. Mehfil Indian Restaurant

45 The Green | Mehfil Hotel, Southall, Ealing UB2 4AR, England Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night HK$31 - HK$126 +44 20 8606 8811
Excellent
54%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 228 reviews

Mehfil Indian Restaurant

Mehfil is an award-winning, critically acclaimed restaurant established in 2003, since then it is a most sought after fine dining destination for many. It has brought a million smiles by serving authentic north Indian cuisine with warm hospitality. Delightful aroma and outstanding flavours of our food are created by an age-old traditional method using only the freshest and finest ingredients.

Reviewed By Dave B - London, United Kingdom

I've been to Mehfil several times, but not for a while. My memory was of one of the classier Southall Indian restaurants in terms of service and ambience, but that the food was somewhat overpriced for what it was. This time I was with a mix of veggie and meat-eating friends - mostly of Indian origin themselves - and we all found the food superb, especially the veggie options. The veggie platter for starters included kebabs and other items that looked like meat and tasted just as good, We had a mix of dishes for mains, and these were excellent too, especially the naan and the Malai Kofta (veggie 'meat'balls) and Bhindi ki Sabji (okra stir-fry). It is pricey compared to most Southall restaurants but not by general London standards, and great value for a special occasion.

9. The Plough

10 Tentelow Lane | Norwood Green, Southall, Ealing UB2 4LG, England Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 20 8574 7473
Excellent
83%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 81 reviews

The Plough

Reviewed By restaurantsinbath - Bath, United Kingdom

Let’s start at the beginning. Amazing pubs have amazing landlords. This is no exception. Derek leads his friendly professional team, keeps his beers with the love they deserve and his clientele also!
It’s the oldest Fullers Pub in the UK. Beautiful low ceilings, charming alcoves and a larger room for bigger parties. Seats at the bar a refreshing and welcoming change ensuring all are able to engage in conversation. Open fires regularly stocked with huge wooden logs by Terry enhance the charm further on colder evenings.
Its clientele are the perfect mix of all, nationality, race, age and sex are equally as diverse as the selection of beers, wines and spirits!
Bartek, runs the kitchen with a passion that is represented in his food. Excellent food is served Tuesday to Saturday 12-3pm then 6pm to 10pm with a regularly changing specials board on top of the British classics. Sunday roasts (pictured below from this visit) are served from 12 noon to 4pm though there popularity won’t always mean at 3.50pm you are guaranteed the joys! Though they are brilliant enough to ensure other options will be made available as they hate to disappoint.
Handsome portion size all round will be found and lovely starters and nibbles available for those for a snack. Desserts won’t let you down but rarely is their room!
The Plough plays a large part in supporting of the local community. It also has occasional bands and musicians which are of good quality and usually advertised in advance. Disabled toilets (a rarity in premises of this age are available allowing full wheelchair access around the pub - note enter premise from side if required).
It’s also has a charming rear garden, but we will have to wait a few winter months before it will be used again!
As my title says, one of, if not, the UK’s finest public houses.....


10. Raunka Punjab Diyan

466 Lady Margaret Road, Southall, Ealing UB1 2NW, England Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$165 +44 20 7998 1545
Excellent
80%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 985 reviews

Raunka Punjab Diyan

Have a little taster we captivate the eyes of visitor at very 1st glance. We created the desired authentic look, every aspect of the decor contributes to the look of rural India( PIND). The whole atmosphere has been given a traditional look here in heart of London(southall). This wonderful atmosphere & The surrounding is ambiance to appease your aesthetic sense. R.P.D.Will always remain in the hearts of those who are set to experience the true definition of the Punjabi taste, come in & feel a step closer to Ur Roots. SOME MAY CALL IT HOME AWAY FROM HOME.

Reviewed By Satinder P - London, United Kingdom

The overall experience left us awestruck by the ambience, service and most importantly the food. It taste serves every penny you spend. Right from starters to the desserts. Do try the ‘Laal Sand’ which actually means something else. Go and reveal their itself. Manager Mr Sidhu was welcoming.

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