Head Chef Manoj Karnavar (with 20 years of culinary experience in leading five star hotels in the UK, India and Dubai with hotels like Marriott, Fairmont Dubai, Savoy, Claridges London and Mandarin Oriental opened Karnavar restaurant near South Croydon with one clear goal: to serve delectable modern Indian cuisine. Karnavar is a fine dining restaurant serving modern Indian cuisine, chic in style, cleverly balancing an atmosphere that is smart, sociable and allows each table the privacy of its own space. Manoj's personality and devotion is no more apparent than when he is in his kitchen. A warm, deep hearted person Manoj runs a calm kitchen where the full brigade is focused on precision. Nothing makes Manoj prouder knowing that he is progressing traditional Indian dishes into Indian fine dining. Every dish and every plate is served to the same exacting standards under his careful watch. The kitchen team uses the finest seasonal produce from London's markets with select produce coming from Sussex and Surrey farms to create spectacular dishes where the quality of the ingredients are allowed to shine through. At the heart of everything that Manoj cooks today, are the traditional recipes and techniques that he learnt from his mother in India, blended with modern expertise from his experiences in some of the best kitchens. Expect fresh fish, well bred meats, peppers, capsicums, chillies, cardamom, cashews, saffron, cumin, mangoes, coconut and many styles of rice that are all fond flavours and ingredients of Manoj's childhood.