EATING INDIAN FOOD IN LONDON

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Well, if you can't cook it yourself, then you will have to eat it in a restaurant.

London has NO SHORTAGE of eateries serving INDIAN or PAKISTANI or BANGLADESHI food.

Where to go? This is the question!

Taste is a very personal thing, so here is my current list of places where my Indian wife and I enjoy eating food from the Indian subcontinent. This list is contains places WE like. We hope that you will also enjoy them.

For the grand splurge - super expensive:

Quilon41 Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1E 6AF

Also costly, but reliably good:

Trishna15-17 Blandford St, Marylebone, London W1U 3DG

Bombay Palace50 Connaught St, London W2 2AA

Gaylord79-81 Mortimer St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 7SJ [I have not been there for a while]

NOW FOR THE REALLY GOOD VALUE PLACES:

Khushbu Grill House74 Whitechapel High St, Whitechapel, London E1 7QX

Raavi Kebab125 Drummond St, Regent's Park, London NW1 2HL

Rasa W1 Restaurant6 Dering Street London W1S 1AD [Kerala specialities]

For vegetarians (which I am NOT): Either  Diwana BhelPoori on Drummond Street or visit Tooting

IF you are near Elephant and Castle:

Try the curry of the day at the café with a red chilipeper on its name board right next to the Undergorund Station.

FOR INTERESTING RETRO DECOR:

The India ClubHotel Strand Continental, 143 Strand, London WC2R 1JA [food is average, but decor is great, and you dine where famous Indian politicians once dined in the 1940s]

FOR A BARGAIN:

YMCA Indian Student Hostel41 Fitzroy Square, Bloomsbury, London W1T 6AQ

I HAVE BEEN TOLD IT IS GOOD, BUT HAVE NEVER TRIED IT:

Tayyabs83-89 Fieldgate St, Whitechapel, London E1 1JU

FOR GREAT INDIAN DESSERTS:

Head for a branch of Ambala (see: www.ambalafoods.com )


planxty says:
Glad to see at least a couple in Whitchapel made the cut. Tayyab's is good food bit it is always packed out and service can be a bit sketchy when it is.

Try the Lahore in Umberston Street, been there for decades and consistently good. Pakistani run I believe. The roti are gorgeous.
Posted on: Mar 17, 2017
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