The kitchen is the soul of a restaurant as it is of a home, providing warmth, nourishment and evocative smells. An air of expectancy surrounds the kitchen as the work of the day begins. It is a place of hard work, companionship and great rewards, and most importantly, it brings people together to feast on the results.
Ganapati is the south Indian name for the elephant-headed god Ganesh. He is the well-loved remover of obstacles, with a particular fondness for sweets.
£25 and under
Ideal for big parties since everything on the menu is amazing and this way you can share. Get reservations because they fill up fast. Try the cardamom ice cream.more
I ate here a couple of months ago with very high expectations - as it's so hard to get a table!
There is a lovely atmosphere and the menu is short and very interesting, but have to say I was a little disappointed as it didn't quite meet my expectations on flavour. Maybe it was what I ordered.
Definitely try it but if you can make it over to ma goa in Putney which, despite the name, seems...more
Came here for a birthday dinner and absolutely loved it. Everything was delicious and tasted very fresh. Lovely service. Will definitely return.more
When people come to visit me and they want Indian food, I take them here. I've been back with my parents, various friends, my brother... the food and service are consistently good and Ganapati continues to be a real hidden gem in London's Southern-style Indian cuisine scene. Plus the intimate and stylish ambiance (and the fact it is a bit of an adventure to get there) make this an excellent...more
Really delicious. I had the lamb dalcha with coconut rice (£12.75), while my friends had roti and raita, papadums with chutneys, and a thali. It was all quite tasty and smelled amazing. From what I know of traditional South Indian cooking, it also was pretty authentic. From many Indian dining experiences in San Francisco and Los Angeles, where Indian is quite standard, I'd say this compares...more