We have made similar lists for Surrey (10 top fast food places and pubs). It’s now time for Croydon.

The area has lots of different amazing restaurants that offer cuisines from all around the world.

SalVe Restaurant

They serve Italian food – everything from pizza, pasta, risotto and more. Customers describe it as a hidden gem that has a great atmosphere, it’s cozy, the staff is friendly and the food is amazing.

Address: 1 Lansdowne Road, Croydon town centre, CR9 2BN

Little Bay

They offer European and French meals like steamed mussels, lamb and halloumi burger. They have live opera and music nights, the décor is theatrical, unique. Clients say that the staff is friendly and helpful and there is a great choice of dishes.

Address: 32 Selsdon Road, South Croydon, CR2 6PB

Anabella’s kitchen

They offer Mediterranean food (including Turkish). They have a hot and cold meze menu, a grill menu (where you can get chargrilled lamb, mixed grill, lamb moussaka and more).

Another thing you can get would be Lithuanian dumplings and spicy Korean army stew. They also have a gin bar.

Address: 299 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1QL

Veeno Italian Wine Cafe

They offer wine tasting, afternoon tea sessions. They also have amazing cocktails. They also sell sharing boards. They have live music, light food and the atmosphere is amazing.

Address: 46 George Street, Croydon town centre, CR0 1PB

Yaalu Yalu

Their menu offers Sri Lankan menu with modern, traditional and street food (they are also influenced by Thailand, England, Portugal, Malaysia, and southern India).

Address: 164 Addington Road, Selsdon, CR2 8LB


They have been opened since 1987 and they have been offering fish and chips. In 2012 they won the Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award.

The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. You can also choose to takeaway.

Address: Featherbed Lane, Forestdale, CR0 9AS

Karachi Cuisine

This Norbury Indian restaurant offers all types of creative dishes. Try out their lamb brain. It’s cooked with fresh tomatoes, onions, ginger, green chilies seasoned with a blend of special spices.

This restaurant combines both modern techniques and traditional cooking methods. Their curries are made from scratch.

In April 2018 Karachi Cuisine received Restaurant of the Year Award.

Address: 1113-1115, London Road, Norbury, SW16 4XD

Thanh’s Bistro

This restaurant serves Vietnamese food. The interesting thing is that they have no social media accounts and are still number 3 on TripAdvisor.

Address: 56 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon, CR0 6AA

KK’s Texan Grill House

They are Mexican/ Texan restaurant. You can find amazing fajitas, burritos, steaks, burgers and more. They don’t have social media accounts as well.

Address: 300 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1NG

Ponte Nuovo Ristorante Bar

This is an Italian restaurant and bar that offers a sophisticated and glamorous atmosphere.

This restaurant is a 200-seat. You can start off with a cocktail or a glass of wine. They offer amazing pasta, pizza, meat, fresh fish and more.

Address: 86-88 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1NA