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About Safa

A refuge in the middle of Camberwell Church Street, Safa serves some of the best Indian dishes in the area. It looks reassuringly modern - black armless chairs, banquette seating, smart lampshades - and it is. The mains menu is cleanly divided into lamb, chicken, biriyani, tandoori, fish and seafood, and vegetarian, complemented by the usual condiments (papadums can be plain or spicy). All taste terrific, no doubt thanks to the head chef (who you can watch at work in his open plan kitchen) who has vowed to stay true to the origin of each traditional dish. The results are flavours and pleasures you’d normally expect from home made cooking. Keep room for the vanilla ice cream. Safa is one of only a handful of restaurants licensed to deliver alcohol to your home.

Full a la carte


Onion bhaji - £2.95
Samosa - £3.25
Mixed pakoras - £4.10
Calamari stir-fry - £3.25
Chicken tikka malai - £3.25
King prawn poori - £4.95
King prawn butterfly - £4.25

Main Course

Chicken tikka masala - £5.90
Chicken korma - £5.55
Makhani chicken - £5.90
Chicken jhalfrezi - £5.90
Chicken dansk - £5.55
Lamb passanda - £5.90
Lamb rogan josh - £5.70
Saag gosht - £5.55
Lamb shank braised in ginger and garlic paste and a twist of ground roasted spices - £6.10
Lamb jhalfrezi - £5.90
Mince balls cooked in Kashmiri spices - £5.70
Crab bhuna - £5.75
Tiger prawn balchou - £7.75
Saag prawn - £5.55
Salmon surry - £6.75
Chicken biriyani - £7.50
Lamb biriyani - £7.50
Vegetable biriyani - £7.10
Salmon tikka - £6.50
Safa mixed tandoor platter - £8.50
Vegetable korma - £5.10
Aloo gobhi - £5.10


All desserts - £3.10
- Kvlfi(Indian ice cream)
- Kheer (rice pudding)
- Vanilla & toffee peacan honey pot
- Bittersweet chocolate ice cream
- Mango & lime ice cream
- Strong vanilla bean ice cream

Additional Information


22 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 8QU

Nearest tube:


Average Price:

Under £24/€40

Opening times:

Daily 12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-11.45pm

Dress Code:


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