La Porte des Indes

restaurants / Indian

La Porte des Indes information

London , United Kingdom
Address
Street 32 Bryanston St
Extras W1
Telephone
+44 20 7224 0055
Getting there
tube Marble Arch
More information
www.laportedesindes.com
Prices
mains £15-25
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Lonely Planet review

'Indian cuisine with a difference' might sound like hyberbole but it's a fact: 'Gateway to the Indies' serves the food of Pondicherry (now Puducherry), a French colony on the southeast coast until 1962. Gallic-inspired dishes include kari de mouton (actually a goat curry) and magret de canard pulivaar (Barbary duck breast fillets with tamarind).

The decor is a riot of colour and kitsch that works. If you really can't make up your mind, order a thali (£25), a tray with a selection of the best Franco-Indian dishes, either meat-based or vegetarian.