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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%
Jan 2, 2016
Nov 5, 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 April 20, 2014 via mobile

We were on holiday in the area and fancied a change from the local fish cuisine so looked for the best Indian restaurant in the area. Found Levani and were very very impressed. Have eaten Indian food all over the world and were very impressed...More

Thank OxfordLocals
Reviewed April 19, 2014

What a find! A group of four friends came here after doing some research and can honestly say the food was sublime. With a great menu with many standard dishes, as well as other, rarer options the food was cooked perfectly, flavoured great, and was...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed April 15, 2014

We've just had a fabulous meal at Lavani - the service was fantastic and we felt really welcomed, the food was delicious and so varied - we all challenged ourselves to try something different and weren't disappointed at all! The range of spices and tastes...More

Thank LCLD
Reviewed April 12, 2014

Have just been to Lavani for the first time, not the last. The meal and the service was excellent. The spicy starter pork tikka was lovely, a complementary soup followed was also delicious. The main course was a spicy Black pepper Chettinadu. Cocktail was also...More

Thank sue06
Reviewed April 12, 2014

I took my partner to this restaurant after a recommendation , however the reality of this place was a cuisine from hell! From start to finish the experience was diabolical , the staff had zero knowledge of the menu , to the extent that did...More

6  Thank Jamie C
Reviewed April 12, 2014

The service was brilliant and all staff were very friendly! Food was excellent and one of the nicest Indians I've had. Will definitely go again and would recommend to anyone!

1  Thank cdfwhitehead
Reviewed April 7, 2014

Menu very interesting not typical Indian dishes, had great expectations, found little meat in my curry, about 5 pieces the size of an oxo cube, Keema Nan had no Keema,Mushroom rice was a very small portion. The prices were very keen, personally would have preferred...More

1  Thank angiemow
Reviewed April 7, 2014

I encountered this exquisite tiny restaurant after visiting Kent's Cavern. The manager Collin is so generous and warm-hearted. Moreover, his special innovation stater and main of the week is fantastic! I had tried different Indian food in New Zealand and United Kindom, but Lavani is...More

Thank YueZhao
Reviewed April 5, 2014

The owner was extremely helpful and chatty , made u feel welcome and the food was amazin, I was very happy because I love Indian food, but this was a bit differnt n healthier

Thank Ambz2009
Reviewed April 4, 2014

We have been to Lavani a few times now, I have to say I not a big Indian food fan, but I love Lavani, every dish I have tried is really good, its so different then other indian cousins I have had in the past,...More

Thank haldonpriors
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$7 - $35
Good for
Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
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
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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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