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Lavani - CLOSED

35 Ilsham Road | Near Kent's Cavern, Torquay TQ1 2JG, England
+44 1803 203040
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good11%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
2 Jan 2016
5 Nov 2015
“Naga chilli pickle”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Indian, Seafood, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
35 Ilsham Road | Near Kent's Cavern, Torquay TQ1 2JG, England
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

I asked him for proof of his Health and Hygiene certificates because I had concerns, and he just blocked me. I therefore assume he has none which is worrying of course for anyone Perhaps he has none.

4  Thank LixtTricks
Reviewed 5 November 2015

Not been to the restaurant yet, but bought some of the above mentioned pickle from the Royal William yard food fair. It is absolutely THE BEST hot chutney I have had! Work colleagues also rate it highly! Not for the faint hearted, but definitely worth...More

1  Thank Hihtb
Reviewed 13 September 2015

I will never use this restaurant again. I made a booking with them over the phone for a birthday celebration and gave my phone number to them as requested at the time. On arrival by taxi for our meal on Thurday 10th September we found...More

9  Thank Glenda L
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Travelling down from West Yorkshire for a one night stopover to pick up daughter from her summer PGL job, we wanted to eat somewhere special; she chose this, and what a good choice it was. A small and discreet restaurant, we were welcomed immediately by...More

Thank cpage73
Reviewed 28 August 2015

We chose this restaurant when looking for a relaxed meal with friends. We're local guest house owners and know loads of excellent places to eat but thought we'd try this as there was a promotion on Palm FM. We checked the web page which boasts...More

1  Thank LeonButler
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Very tasty sauce but too expensive . Nan, chicken starter, chicken jalfrezi, Goan curry -£40. No poppadum, salad, chopped onions, yoghurt sauce. Special Goan curry not served with rice as per norm . Not enough substance in the main course . 45 minute wait. Disappointed...More

1  Thank DoubleH2015
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

First impressions, nice small restaurant, not too busy but..... We arrived 10 mins early but still didn't get served drinks for a good 20 mins. Same with food, took a long time to come out even though we ordered mains when we ordered our starters....More

Thank Saaransh
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Went with family whilst on holiday as my dad had been before and raved about it. Not the kind of place tourists to the area would normally go as it isn't in the town centre. Glad we went. Friendly waiter greeted us and showed us...More

Thank Lee B
Reviewed 17 August 2015

i would highly advise anyone to stay away from this establishment, it is very pricey (£80 for a family of four with a discount card for a free meal) we ordered our food and was brought the wrong dish with barley an apology for an...More

3  Thank Shell456
Reviewed 13 August 2015

very dark. very slow service. average food. please put the lights and the heating on and get more staff!

1  Thank diana b
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$7 - US$35
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Ilsham Road | Near Kent's Cavern, Torquay TQ1 2JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 203040
  • E-mail
Experience the uncomprehendingly mysterious power of culinary India at Lavani.With two prestigious awards in its first year of trading (AAA Award Of Excellence & Taste of the West-Gold Award), Lavani is a speciality Indian restaurant with an accent of regional Indian and Anglo-Indian cuisine for the global palate.Light,modern and sophisticated dishes that pay homage to the power of culinary India,defines Lavani. Situated only a short walk away from Kents Cavern, English Riviera's most beautiful coves (Meadfoot and Ansteys) and the famous South West Coastal Path we pride ourselves on the quality of service and quality of our ingredients.• Mild, subtle and delicate Flavours of India• Cookery Demo and Dinner Evenings• Imaginative Indian cocktail and Indian wines• 20% Discount Senior citizens card• 15% Discount Hospitality Card• Complimentary Birthday Package• Winter Warmer Menu• Live Music Evenings•LAVANI DIY Spice Packs & Marinades. Party Menu. We are delightful in many ways. While for some it is one of the finest speciality Indian restaurants, to others it is an amazing English Riviera retreat. And there are those that love it for its rose water and saffron marinated walls studded with themed art, red chilli flavoured chairs, buttermilk swish linen and its friendly family feel. Imaginative cuisine, undeniably happening ambience, the flavours, the aroma, the live cooking sounds and the artistic display, presented with the Lavani signature of hospitality. All come together in perfect harmony in an exciting new avatar! Our Cuisine: Careful blending of genuine Indian cooking traditions with high quality, high-end British high in protein, low in fat ingredients not often found in Indian cuisine such as scallops,wild boar,goat,lobster,mutton,wood pigeon,venison,caviar,quail, calf's liver,ostrich and more creates unique and distinct dishes.We take away the heaviness usually akin to Indian dishes and we're focusing on minimising the usage of oil and fat.The extremely comprehensive menu of dishes demonstrates how ancient wisdom and regional traditional cooking styles have been blended with British traditions evolving to become what we get on our plates today.Dig in! Be thrilled! Let the spirit of Lavani enliven you!
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