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Definitive Reviews of London’s Indian Restaurants

Ragam 8

Although quite small, this restaurant is very easy to find. Just walk towards the base of the BT Tower and you’re pretty well there! Twinkly fairy lights in the window welcome you as you arrive.

Ragam specialises in southern Indian (Kerala) cooking and its particular shtick is Dosai, a type of white flour pancake that comes with a variety of fillings, mainly vegetables but also a delicious Chicken Masala. We also had some peppery Chicken Wings as a starter – nice.
The choice of main courses is heavily skewed towards vegetarian options, but there are a few meat dishes. I tried their Chilli Chicken which was very different from anything I’d had before; it tasted like a lighter and less sugary version of Sweet & Sour Chicken, as found in Chinese restaurants. My companion had a Ginger Chicken which was less unusual, but still pretty good. I finished with a generously sized Rice Pudding.

The service is efficient and friendly, and Ragam is much cheaper than most London restaurants. Make sure you book, as quite a lot of people have already discovered how good this place is.