Ravi Shankar, NW1 2HL
- 0871 332 8346
- 133-135 Drummond Street, NW1 2HL
Vegetarian Indian restaurant on Drummond Street near Euston Station. Smaller print on the restaurant's name calls it "Ravi Shankar Bhel-Poori House".
This place has been around a while and lies on a street with many other South Indian vegetarian restaurants, and has a slightly more polished frontage than some of the others. In the evenings it can get busy, but they are usually able to fit people in (on Ewan's March 2008 visit, we were able to be seated on a Friday evening).
Service is brisk like most of these places, and the menu specialises in dosas, some of which can fairly tower over one's plate. The overall price is a little more expensive than its neighbour, the Diwana, but still good value.
On Ewan's March 2008 visit, the Mysore masala dosa was long and thin, lying across the plate, but very tasty. As starter we had the dahi vada (lentil balls with a sauce), a cold dish but a nice one, even if the balls were somewhat doused in the yoghurty sauce.
itsbruce visited with some friends in November 2008; service was prompt, the Bhel Poori and Potato Poori starters were crisply flavoured, the Mysore masala really is very long, and the thalis were excellent. Several of those present have dined at Chutneys, just up the road, and all agreed that this was better, even if the menu appears shorter at first glance.
Bec and friends visited on a Saturday afternoon in August 2010. The buffet (£7) had a massive selection and was very tasty indeed. Will definitely return.
Accessibility: At least two steps up to get in.
- Kake's photos of the menu as of December 2008: Starters, snacks, thalis, and chef's selection, side dishes and daily specials
- Malcolm Wilkins' review
- London Eating comments
- Qype comments
- Yelp comments