Struggling to find a place to go for dinner? Tired of your usual spot? Croydon is filled with options to choose from but sometimes you just want something different.

It’s possible there are places you’ve never tried before in Croydon and one of them on this nifty list could pique your interest.

That’s why we’ve compiled this list of the 10 best restaurants in Croydon according to Tripadvisor reviews – so not our opinions but those of whom who have been to these eateries.

So, without further ado, here is the list:

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1. Thanh’s Bistro

Croydon Guardian:

Where to find it: 56 Lower Addiscombe Road

Cuisines they serve: Asian, Vietnamese, vegetarian friendly

What reviewers say: “And again, one more great dinner with work colleagues and friends in what I believe is the best Vietnamese restaurant in the south side of the Thames. Thanks to the chef and all the staff.”

“Went for dinner with few friends. Food is outstanding as well as the friendliness of the staff. Will definitely come back as I fell in love with the red curry and won tons.”

2. Yaalu Yalu

Croydon Guardian:

Where to find it: 164 Addington Road

Cuisines they serve: Asian, Indian, Sri Lankan

What reviews say: “Visited for the first time recently. It’s a nice, cosy place to eat. The food was quite nice and well-seasoned to taste. Definitely visit again.”

“The food is consistently good, I’ve found. Particularly recommend the fisherman’s heart main course which is salmon and cumin mashed potato. Recommend it!”

3. Anabella’s Kitchen

Croydon Guardian:

Where to find it: 299 High Street (CR0 1QL)

Cuisines they serve: European, Mediterranean, Turkish

What reviews say: “I have just been for my fourth delicious meal at Anabella’s Kitchen. Fantastic atmosphere, amazing staff! There is something for everyone and the quality is outstanding. I’d highly recommend a visit, you won’t be disappointed!”

“Delicious, freshly cooked food. Genuine and friendly service. We had halloumi, babaghanoush and lamb or cumin humous. Prawn tagliatelle was tasty, as well as the chicken souvlaki – would recommend it all.”

4. Indigo

Croydon Guardian:

Where to find it: Boxpark Croydon (CR0 1LD)

Cuisines they serve: Asian, Indian, fast food

What reviews say: “Reasonably priced and very tasty Indian cuisine. I love their spices in their curries, food was nice and atmosphere was good. Servers were very friendly and welcoming. Good choice!”

“Best curry I’ve had in such a long time. The chana masala is amazing – very, very tasty. The onion bhajis are to die for. Danielle was so nice at the outlet, very informative and a pleasure to talk to. Would definitely comer back, 10/10.”

5. Karachi Cuisine

Croydon Guardian:

Where to find it: 1113 – 1115 London Road, Norbury (SW16 4XD)

Cuisines they serve: Indian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani

What reviews say: “This is a clean desi restaurant with a range of delicious dishes. It’s highly recommended! Their service is also good, we had an amazing member of staff – Saif. He was corteous and very polite.”

“Great food! Very tasty and staff provide a great service. If you’re ever looking for a place to eat in Norbury with friends, check it out.”

6. McDermott’s Fish and Chips

Croydon Guardian:

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Where to find it: Featherbed Lane (CR0 9AS)

Cuisines they serve: British, seafood

What reviews say: “Amazing fish and chips from this place. Bit more expensive than other places, however, it’s worth it. Definitely recommend.”

“Ate here last night and was very impressed! By far the best fish and chips I’ve had in ages! Can’t wait to go eat in again, and will be making the drive from Biggin Hill next time I want takeaway!”

7. KK’s Texan Grill House

Croydon Guardian:

Where to find it: 300 High Street (CR0 1NG)

Cuisines they serve: American, Mexican, steakhouse

What reviews say: “We have been coming here for around two years. We don’t live here but stay here during the week for work, so eat out most nights, and this place is our fave! Huge portions, staff are lovely, and food is exceptional. Can’t recommend enough.”

“Excellent, outstanding authentic Mexican food. The staff are so friendly. A very relaxing atmosphere. If you have an appetite for Mexican food, this is the place to go.”

8. Brgr&Beer

Croydon Guardian:

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Where to find: 1 Matthews Yard, off Surrey Street

Cuisines they serve: American, British, international

What reviews say: “This is a great place to come for a burger, really good menu that’s not too fussy. The food is very good quality and the burger meat is firm and good-tasting. The staff are friendly. Clean and tidy establishment.”

“Highly recommended – great range of craft beer and tasty burger, set in Matthews Yard, Croydon. We have visited a number of times.”

9. Karnavar Restaurant

Croydon Guardian:

Where to find it: 62 South End (CR0 1DP)

Cuisines they serve: Indian, vegetarian friendly, gluten-free options

What reviews say: “The five-course brunch was very delicious food with a wide variety of choices. Starts with south Indian dishes and slowly moves to north Indian dishes. Hats off!”

“Everyone’s had a curry, right? Not like this! Delicious unusual food with a wide choice of dishes. A friendly atmosphere and a cosy shelter from the cold outside!”

10. Nineteen at Farleigh

Croydon Guardian:

Where to find it: Old Farleigh Road (CR0 9PE)

Cuisines they serve: British, international

What reviews say: “We had a lovely lunch for my mum’s 90th birthday and the venue is very classy and relaxed. Carver was excellent value and a great time was had by all. Staff were very anxious to please – highly recommend.”

“Good service, friendly and helpful staff. Good choice, fast service and tasty food.”