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“Commendable” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maveli, Sheffield

Maveli, Sheffield
223 | Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2GW, England
+44 114 276 6150
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Ranked #38 of 1,116 Restaurants in Sheffield
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Sheffield City Centre's only authentic South Indian Restaurant where the food is freshly cooked on order. Enjoy the taste of succulent chicken, quail, lamb, fish ,prawns, calamari & egg dishes cooked in distinctive South Indian spices. Flavoursome vegetable dishes for those who love their veggies! Try delectable paper thin Dosas & Vadas (savoury doughnuts) drenched in South Indian style Chutneys & tangy Sambar. NOT UK's typical curry house fare! Find us on Glossop Rd ( end of West Street, at Sheffield Baths , Swim Inn Building ). Fully licensed Restaurant & Bar with a TAKE AWAY SERVICE too .Can cater for private events at home or other venues.
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Commendable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Six of us dined at the Maveli and had a fabulous, enjoyable evening - our first visit. Between us, we had various starters and main courses with some side dishes - all the food was absolutely delicious and well presented. The staff were friendly, pleasant, and helpful in describing the South Indian menu and cooking methods. They jovially helped us make our choices, and despite all of us having consumed more than sufficient food, we just had to try the desserts. Mmmmmm! Lovely. Looking forward to our next visit.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cherian2013, Owner at Maveli, Sheffield, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Thanks for the kind words . It's good to know everyone liked the food ! Hope to see you again soon.
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“Southbound again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I had just returned from the deep south - London's Mayfair to be exact. It was close on 9.30pm, I'd avoided train food all the way from St Pancras and boy, was I hungry.

So it was that I found myself, in imagination at least, back down south again, this time in Kerala, the south of India. It was just about a year since I'd been touring that part of the world and I'd yet to find a restaurant over here that served authentic Keralan cuisine. Could this be it?

I was a bit overdressed for the occasion, still in business suit and tie, to the puzzlement of fellow diners who couldn't work out if I was head of security at a nearby nightclub or the Inland Revenue working late.

But one taste of the food with its distinctive saucing and I was back there, in shorts and T-shirt, by the lake at sunset after a tropical storm. This is the genuine article. it's Keralan food as it is in its homeland. The dhosas are huge and predictably hard to eat - imagine grappling with a crisp fried copy of the Daily Telegraph with the most delicious filling and you get the general picture. It's also when you realise the suit was a bad idea.

I forget the name of the dish, but whatever you do, try the cauliflower thingies for starter. You'll find no onion bhajis or chicken tikka massala here. So many other restaurants lay claim to authenticity but so few deliver. The Maveli does.

At £38 for two including more Kingfisher beer than we could finish, it was excellent value.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cherian2013, Owner at Maveli, Sheffield, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
We are happy you enjoyed the Cauliflower Varuval (which means 'fry' in Tamil) . Thanks for the complimentary review, especially as you have been to Kerala & savoured the food first hand . It really makes us happy that you found it matched up to the meals you had in South India.
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Delicious food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect as I'd never heard of half the things on the menu but the waitress was very helpful and made some good suggestions.

Really enjoyed the food! Very tasty. The dips could be improved as one didn't taste of anything.

Ill definitely return!!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cherian2013, Owner at Maveli, Sheffield, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
We are happy you enjoyed South Indian food . Apologies about the bland dip . Promise to do better next time . Thanks for the review.
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“Home-made food away from home..!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

The food was fantastic.. Especially the Chettinad Chicken.. Loved the ghee roast with the chutneys and sambar..

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cherian2013, Owner at Maveli, Sheffield, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Thank you for trying our food . We do try to make the fantastic dosas & chutneys.
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“Feels like home cooking - not a korma or tikka is sight!! Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Visited with my partner, on a weekday evening, it was by far the best Indian style food I have ever eaten. Medu Vada starter, followed by a Dosa filled with potato and a rich lamb curry in a dark sauce. Spices to suit, flavours incredible, no greasy after taste! I hadn't heard of any of the dishes on the menu, fully explained by the host/manager. A refreshing take on Indian food at very reasonable prices! Will be back!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cherian2013, Owner at Maveli, Sheffield, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
South Indian food does indeed require to be made from scratch , no jars of ready made paste for us ! We are pleased you enjoyed your meal . Thank you for the kind words.
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