Papaya specialises in Sri Lankan and South Indian cuisine, there is also an extensive wine list with beer sand spirits also available. The restaurant also has a lunch special from 12pm to 3pm.

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161 Northfield Avenue, Hanwell, London, W13 9QT

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+44 (0)20 8579 1662

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161 Northfield Avenue
W13 9QT
+44 (0)20 8579 1662
Public transport:
Northfields, Underground


4 out of 5 based on 8 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Papaya

4.0 out of 5 7 May 2013
by claire B.

This is one of the tastiest, spiciest restaurants I've tried in a long while.

We wandered in Friday evening early doors and were seated quickly without a booking. The place filled up fast as this is obviously a popular place and I can see why.

Nice atmosphere, unrushed yet extremely efficient staff

The Meat Samosas for starters were absolutely delicious.

Main course of Chicken Lumprais was...more

5.0 out of 5 9 May 2012
by Dave C.

A smart restaurant with a good value menu. The food was absolutely delicious, the best indian style food I have had for a very long time.

We particularly enjoyed the starter of Mini Masala Dosai which was light and tasty, like a pancake with lightly spiced potato filling. We had the Beef Kothu Rotti main which was one of the tastiest things I think I have ever had.

The accompanying dips and...more

4.0 out of 5 24 August 2011
by Manasi K.

Papaya is a Srilankan (Ceylonese) restaurant that serves food not unlike South Indian food.

That said, most of the entrees were alien to me. We had the Mutton Kottu (string hoppers with mutton, leek & spices), a mango/raw banana curry (loved it!), lemon rice & deviled chicken. Of the lot, the first two seemed the most authentic. I plan to go back there & try more items from their menu.


3.0 out of 5 27 February 2010
by eatlovenoodles

First impressions were positive as the warm interior made us feel at home from the off. Although it was quite empty when we rolled up at 7.30, the dining room soon filled with groups of mates, couples, and family outings, which gave it a convivial atmosphere.

Being a group of eight meant we could give the mainly Sri Lankan and South Indian menu a good going over. Although there were a few...more

5.0 out of 5 10 May 2008
by Timinator

Dear sweet momma: why has it taken me so long to find this place? It's walking distance from my house!

Papaya was brought to my attention when I saw that it was voted the best Sri Lankan restaurant in the UK by British-Sri Lankan network site ( . That was a good enough recommendation for me.

It's got some nice decor: dark, modern, tasteful art, very...more