Restaurants

Top Choice Indian in West London

Potli

With its scattered pieces from Mumbai’s Thieves Market, Indian-market-kitchen/bazaar cuisine, home-made pickles and spice mixes, plus an accent on genuine flavour, tantalising Potli deftly captures the aromas of its…
Top Choice Indian in The West End

Gymkhana

The rather sombre setting is all British Raj: ceiling fans, oak ceiling, period cricket photos and hunting trophies, but the menu is lively, bright and inspiring. For lovers of variety, the seven-course tasting menu…
Indian in The West End

Dishoom

This branch of a highly successful minichain takes the fast-disappearing Iranian cafe of Bombay and gives it new life. Distressed with a modern twist (all ceiling fans, stained mirrors and sepia photos), you'll find…
Indian in North London

Diwana Bhel Poori House

One of the best Indian vegetarian restaurants in London, Diwana specialises in Bombay-style bhel poori (a tangy, soft and crunchy ‘party mix’ dish) and dosas (filled crispy pancakes made from rice flour). Solo diner…
Indian in The West End

Mint Leaf

This large, very central basement eatery just up from Trafalgar Sq represents a new breed of Indian restaurant – all sleek design with a highly inventive menu. Dishes come in large and small sizes – a boon for a cou…
Punjabi in East London

Tayyabs

This buzzing (OK, crowded) Punjabi restaurant is in another league to its Brick Lane equivalents. Seekh kebabs, masala fish and other starters served on sizzling hot plates are delicious, as are accompaniments such …
Indian in The West End

Roti Chai

With a refreshing street-kitchen menu from India, colourful Roti Chai cooks up a roaring trade in bel puris (puffed rice with tamarind), papri chaat (wheat crisps and sweet yoghurt) and railway lamb curries (lamb an…
Indian in The West End

La Porte des Indes

'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-insp…
Indian in Kensington & Hyde Park

Painted Heron

The rather formal setting – starched white table cloths, cubby holes and leather banquettes – is softened by intimate lighting in the evenings and affable service on all occasions. As for the food, it's a delight, f…
Indian in North London

Namaaste Kitchen

Although everything's of a high standard, if there's one thing you should try at Namaaste, it's the kebab platter: the meat and fish coming out of the kitchen grill are beautifully tender and incredibly flavoursome.…