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.
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It's hard to find a good south Indian restaurant in SE London. Most places focus more on the North which, while good, is missing some key dishes: dosas and thalis. So when Katie B suggested I join her, Rob H, and her friend for dinner, I was sold.
Ganapati (another name for Ganesh, the blue elephant Hindu god) is a small restaurant with a family feel. You can almost imagine that it's an...more
Possibly the best Indian restaurant in the country. South Indian cuisine that's both sublime and fiery in equal measure, the result of which is like Christmas for tongues.
The Thali is a must, and if you go during the Christmas/New Year period you might see 'Christmas Thali' on the menu. Get this.
The restaurant itself is a mere four minutes walk away from Peckham Rye Station (Zone 2) which...more
One of the best Indian restaurants in London. Small and tucked away in Peckham, with loads of vegetarian options served in a Southern India style. It's probably smart to make reservations as sometimes Ganapati is really slammed.
Vegetarian street snacks were delicious but small, so don't think you are going to share with the table. Savoury lassi was awesome. If the curry you order says hot,...more
I am a keen patron of South Indian restaurants, and I have to say this a is the closest I've come to finding the smells and the tastes of Kerala. This is down to the food range on offer and minutiae like the stainless steel plates and beakers.
The food was excellent and was definitely well researched. That said, I won't be returning. The place is a little over stylised and expensive for the...more