photo credit: Aleksandra Boruch
A good paratha is something we’d walk 20 minutes for. An excellent paratha, like the one at this restaurant serving South Indian-inspired dishes, is something we’d cross the city for. Ganapati is a cosy restaurant on Holly Grove in Peckham with a menu of exciting things like thaire vadai, a savoury lentil doughnut soaked in yoghurt, poppadoms with spicy garlic pickles, and our favourite thing here: the thali. Come here on a weekday afternoon and you’ll get one of the most filling, delicious lunches around for under £15. We’re talking a choice of curry vegetarian, fish, or chicken curry, rice, poppadoms, an excellent raita, and a mung bean salad. And because we are strong believers that bread is the key to happiness, make sure you try one of their flakey Kerala parathas as well. You’ll come here for the lunch menu, then back again for dinner, then probably do it all again until you’ve tried everything on the menu.
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