Chai Naasto - Beckenham

4.2
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£25 and under
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Indian

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Casual
Good Vegetarian Options
We think we’re different from your average Indian restaurant. A new exciting concept for Beckenham. Our menu is designed to bring you flavours from the streets of India to the streets of Beckenham, the best way to experience our menu is to select two to three of our small but perfectly formed dishes for your culinary voyage.

As soon as you step into Chai Naasto, you are immediately transformed to the streets of India. Tables and booths are housed in a train cabin style seating and then our mezzanine level welcomes you all the way to Bollywood. Here we can seat groups of 6 or more, ideal for parties.
What 679 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.2
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.9
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AC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just an absolutely fantastic restaurant- in every way...oh could do coffee for after though

l
London
12 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really lovely restaurant, friendly staff. Interesting menu, full of unusual dishes. All were really tasty but the dal makhani was particularly yummy.

RL
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a good experience. Chilli Cheeseballs are a must!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great. Lots of lovely flavour and spice. Excellently presented. Staff were friendly and attentive. Good ambience and unique decor. 100% would go there again to eat again. Thanks for wonderful evening 👍🏾

RK
Kent
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice ambience and scrumptious food. Very nice service by staff

f
London
21 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Went to celebrate a birthday midweek, its a cheerful and relaxed place, service was very good, food was great, we ordered quite a variety of the dishes so we could all try something and all of them went down very well. We will be going again.

K
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great little restaurant, food is delicious, great service and reasonably priced

GP
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Authentic food presented with a modern twist. Great select of vegetarian and vegan

S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We had a lovely lunch - plenty of choice and great tasty food! If anything it was a little too much LOL
It was my friend's first time to Chai Naasto and she loved it too!

I'll definitely be back, but perhaps in the evening when it's busier!

JL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food comes exceptionally quickly so don’t expect a lingering meal. But it was all delicious and the service was great.

LN
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was ridiculous, staff were attentive and even gave us a free glass of bubbles for our anniversary. Would definitely recommend and will be back!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely little hidden gem of a place!

C
London
8 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We've been here a few times so coming this time on a Sunday night just after New Year i could understand it being so quiet. It didn't have much atmosphere because of that but it was expected. Food as always was excellent and plentiful. Service attentive and friendly.

OB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Great food and great value so keep coming back.

LW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food, service was great, love it here myself but this was our first trip with the kids! Children’s menu went down a treat so looking forward to our return visits!

JS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed the evening very much. The ambience was gemuetlich and the servive andolitely excellent.
Only problem was they had "run out of lamb". I thought this was poor. How can you not have gosht in a non'veg restaurant??

GH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Great food, different from the norm. Staff needed to be bit more attentive. Being repeat customers, we were happy but we took 5 new guests who were asking questions which the waiter couldn’t answer. Otherwise great food.

PR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely meal,with helpful recommendations from our waiter,when we were ordering.
Unrushed service,with time to relax over a great meal.

I
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food and service very good-lively atmosphere-have been before and would recommend

f
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Very disappointed at the limited menu whereby there were no dishes containing lamb available. There was also no paneer cheese so none of the dishes containing paneer were available either. So it felt very restricted and as if the restaurant was failing fast not to have such main menu items available.
I had a friend down for dinner and it was rather embarrassing to be honest.

WO
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious ! Sharing plates, loads of vege too !! Service was great and good advice in terms of amount of food to order ! Would definitely go back !

DJ
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff, excellent food and a really nice feel to the place. Highly recommended.

MH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food v tasty as always.
We had early dinner so v quiet when we were there. I'm sure v busy an hour or so later though.

j
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was brilliant and the service attentive and quick. We had lots of small tasty dishes with good recommendations from waiter. However the restaurant was chilly, with little atmosphere and the toilets were dirty. I haven’t been here for around 2 yrs and I feel it’s lost it’s sparkle a bit. If they can work on the negatives I may be back

s
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Buzzing restaurant with good ambience. It was our first time & we would have welcomed more guidance about the dishes which are not the usual Indian restaurant ones as this is a street food eatery. Our waiter wasn't really helpful when we asked some questions. We chose too much fried food which we don't really like. The lamb meatballs & chicken curry were very tasty though.

A
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

Though its a trendy place, the food was over spicy or underwhelming, almost as if the cook was having a bad night. I'm sure that it was a one off experience.
I don't understand why I looked at my bill receipt later and found out that I paid 20% service charge, I'm pretty sure it suppose to be 12.5%. Please future customers be aware!

Overall fair to poor. Wouldn't recommend it there are better Indian restaurant that don't mess with around with this tapas nonsense.

SB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Very bad customer service the waitress took part of the order wrong then took the wrong money!

OT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place, excellent staff so personable and professional highly recommended ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 100%

OT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place here all the time and will back on Sunday I love it so much

SI
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful food & service. Fantastic & friendly staff who can’t do enough for you. Amazing cocktails. Had a fantastic birthday dinner with my friends . Would definitely recommend.

MC
London
9 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food nice atmosphere

s
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was beyond expectation.
so delicious & considered.

C
London
27 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and service as always!

FB
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, service and wine! I’ll be back again and will be showing this gem of a restaurant off to friends and family! Awesome

SG
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The decor is great but it was a little cold and most of us kept our outer layers on. It was also quite brightly lit. The staff were very smiley and helpful although I felt we were a little rushed to order food and the plates were cleared away before we’d really finished. The food was tasty, varied and the portions were decently sized. I’d definitely go back but I’d wear warmer clothes.

SY
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and a great atmosphere! We will definitely be coming back again soon!

OT
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food love the chilli cheese bites! But pricy for the portion sizes though

F
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience4

We were being rushed to finish our food. Every time we finished a plate it was removed from the table. In the space of 30 mins, we were approached seven times to remove finished plates or glasses. It made the whole dining experience disappointing. If the restaurant wasn’t able to cater for a booking at 9:30 then it shouldn’t make it available. The reason why we were being rushed was because one of the servers wanted to go home. Even though there were many people left in the restaurant. I won’t be coming back here.

BH
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really nice clean restaurant with friendly staff and great food. Also if it’s your birthday you get a free cocktail 🍹

U
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Sadly unable to write a good review as we left before the food was served. I was very much looking forward to trying this restaurant and all was very pleasant until our waiter arrived. Firstly he had trouble understanding us especially when we asked him to explain the menu so we ordered drinks whilst we studied the menu. On the drinks order was two vodka and diet cokes. When they arrived the coke bottles were two years out of date and tasted like it. We sent them back and were told the replacements would go on the bill. Had to argue the case for that mistake. Then a jack Daniels arrived at our table and had to tell them we didn't order it. Then we ordered our food and the first thing that arrived was the wrong order. Realising the night would be a disaster we left.