About Namaste Village

Dear diners, a deposit in advance is required for groups over 8, and for bookings over 20, please contact the restaurant directly.

Namaste Village (and its twin Namaste Indian) stands out from the crowd as a specialist Indian restaurant. Not only does their Queen’s Road kitchen turn out specific regional delicacies – Punjabi, South Indian, Gujarati, and dishes typical of Bombay – the food is also fully vegetarian, with the vast majority of the dishes also being suitable for those following a gluten-free or vegan diet. Namaste Village also has a nose for the street food trend, offering irresistible food items like samosa chaat, pani puri, and pav bhaji. This top Lakenham player hosted Norwich’s first Indian Street Food Festival, attracting South Asian food fans and the adventurous to their gorgeous restaurant (a repurposed heritage dancehall with a mezzanine gallery running around the dining room) in droves. Even for casual dining, reservations are recommended.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Namaste Village
131 Queens Road, Lakenham
Norwich NR1 3PN

Menu Highlights



Peanut Chat

A very healthy and tasty mixture of crunchy peanuts, finely chopped onions, boiled chickpeas, crunchy noodles and our home made chutneys

Masala Puri (V)

Baby puris filled with Bombay potatoes, chick peas, finely chopped onion and peppers, crunchy noodles, coriander chutney, tamarind chutney and chat masala

Special Chat (VO) (GFO)

India’s favourite street food; Bombay mix with pomegranate, potato, chickpeas, finely chopped onions, fresh coriander chutney, yoghurt, tamarind chutney and chat masala


Paneer Butter Masala

prepared in a mild spiced gravy of tomato, butter and spices

Cheesy Spicy Dosa

Traditional Masala Dosa with melted cheddar cheese and chopped green chilli

Baingan Bharta

A mashed smoky aubergine curry prepared with tomato, onion, ginger and fresh coriander


Masala Dosa (V) (GF) (HO)

A thin and crispy crepe rolled up and stuffed with dry lightly spiced potato, onion and mustard seed mixture

Baingan Bharta (V) (GF)

A mashed smoky aubergine curry prepared with tomato, onion, ginger and fresh coriander

Gujarati Special Kaju Paneer Masala (GF)

A rich in flavour and creamy (without adding cream) curry which is prepared to stimulate your taste buds using crunchy cashews, grated paneer, ginger, garlic, onion and tomatoes


Gulab Jamun

Spongy milky doughnut in golden syrup of cardamom

Kulfi with Coconut



Gulab Jamun with Kulfi ice cream and mango with nuts on the top

210 Namaste Village Reviews

210 Reviews
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Pleasant
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Animesh T.3 days ago · 1 review

Went to celebrate an occasion and we were very happy with the whole experience, very welcoming staff, great ambiance and food was delicious. The owner spent some time with us and told us about the origins and values of the restaurant. We will certainly come back.

Nick S.7 days ago · 1 review

Great food, top class service. Very impressed. The dossier was very authentic. One thing I liked best was the atmosphere, great vibe to the place

Matthew N.11 days ago · 2 reviews

Namaste always provide great service and hospitality. highly recommend them.

Kashi V.14 days ago · 1 review

We are very happy about the service and the taste. Mango Lassi is very good and so as samosa, masala dosa, jeera rice. Ambience is also good.

Tali B.2 years ago · 1 review

Gorgeous food, beautiful presented, amazing flavours. The traditional drinks (mojitos and cardamom coffee) were out of this world! Great to find a non-alcoholic restaurant with such a fantastic variety of delicious drinks. Exclusively vegetarian and with wonderful and plentiful choices for vegans, but whether you're vegetarian/vegan or not, your taste buds will not be found wanting! Not cheap, but you're paying for much more than a culinary experience here. It's a true cultural experience in a sumptuous environment, with a wonderfully relaxed and friendly atmosphere - you won't find bored or rude waiter here! They all want you to have the best experience and are justifiably very proud to introduce you to their delicious traditional food. I would have liked the toilets to continue the more elaborate traditional décor theme, as I really felt that I was in another country, another culture and the more standard presentation of the restrooms broke the illusion. That would be my only note of improvement. Otherwise, absolutely fantastic. Not only were we well-fed, but we felt amazing after a meal at Namaste village (my husband, who never eats out on principle, was keen to go back again within two weeks for the New Year's Eve special!). And there aren't many restaurants that leave you feeling like that.

Daniel B.2 years ago · 1 review

We already know and love the Namaste India and we were curious about their second place the Namaste Village. Yes, this place lives up to their high standards. We enjoyed Authentic Indian cuisine. The dishes were Lovingly prepared and reasonably priced. We ate mixed starter plate, Dosas and the Gujarata paneer masala. Drink was the Mango Lassi. The staff was very courteous. The venue has an intimate feel.

Dave J.a year ago · 1 review

Vegetarian and only non-alcoholic drinks on the menu but you can BYO. The food was excellent with lots of interesting flavours and textures. The Masala Puri were particularly memorable. All the staff were friendly and helpful. The dining room and decor also make it a place to visit. All in all a great meal. Unless you absolutely have to eat meat give the Namaste Village a try.

Terry S.2 years ago · 2 reviews

We have visited the first Namaste in Opie Street a few times and were delighted when the new venue opened. We were a party of four and visited in the early evening. The décor is wonderful and the large well spaced tables a treat. The menu is pure vegetarian but even the meat eaters amongst us were delighted with choice. The venue boasts that everything is fresh and cooked from scratch. Whilst this may take a little time before you receive your meal you will surely appreciate the taste and quality of the food when it arrives. The restaurant provides a wonderful experience and the staff are happy to 'tweak' any meal to suit individual tastes. Do visit, you will not be disappointed.

Graeme T.a year ago · 1 review

We had a fantastic experience at Namaste Village. The food was excellent and authentically Indian taking me back to my time spent living in Gujarat. Service was also excellent and friendly- they even gave us a free book on Indian food at the end of our meal. We could not recommend this place highly enough.

Bruce C.7 months ago · 1 review

South and North Indian cuisine, all vegetarian all so very full of flavour, we had the sharing plate which was incredible, much tastier than any other Indian starters we have experienced. This restaurant is alcohol and meat free but we didn’t really notice the lack of either, not huge portions, but enough, slightly more expensive than your regular Indian, we normally pay about £55 for starters main and a couple of alcoholic drinks, this was £67 with starters main and appletise plus water! However for a different Indian experience full of flavour and texture I would say it was worth it, for a special occasion, very nice indeed.