Taking its name from the owner’s daughter, Svetlana’s is five minutes’ walk from Staines station, so it’s not just locals that can enjoy this Indian restaurant. With striking British national newspaper splashed with Indian stories for wallpaper, and comfortable seating, the interior is bright and welcoming. South Indian stalwarts line the menu alongside interesting Indo-Chinese specials. We opted for melt-in-the-mouth dosa, served with a trio of dips, and the satisfyingly al dente fried Manchurian cauliflower. Popular mains include spicy chicken chettinadu with black peppers, and chicken gongura made with a unique Indian herb. My paneer butter masala served with jeera rice was a triumph of clever spicing, with cooked tomatoes serving as a good foil to the richness. Don’t miss the homemade coconut soufflé served with cream, and make sure you end your feast with masala tea. Thanks to the friendly staff and authentic Indian cuisine, a visit to Svetlana’s is like a visit to Southern India.