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Top 20 : Best Indian Restaurants in London, UK

Gymkhana (Michelin-starred)

Gymkhana is one of the best Michelin Starred restaurants that opened its doors in 2013. The restaurant was awarded the Michelin Star in 2014 for its Contemporary and Classic Indian cuisine. Gymkhana is all about its sophisticated dining experience and high-end quality service. Gymkhana is layed out on 2 floors which offer different looks and feel. The diner experience vibes of big mansions from Kolkata and Pondicery. The restaurant offers a specialized bar menu that is handcrafted by using the traditional flavors of India and using authentic Indian ingredients. The place has its own personalized Tonic water with which the whole bar menu takes on an original spin. Gymkhana can definitely be booked for Private and Semi-private events including birthdays, Special Occasions, and much more. The restaurant offers exclusive vaults for a 10 people group and a semi-private experience of a wine cellar for 30 people group. Gymkahana can be considered the best place for a great dining experience.

Address: 42 Albemarle St, London W1S 4JH, United Kingdom
Website: https://gymkhanalondon.com/
Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/iACnuv9cGw1ekTpo6
Google reviews: Rating 4.5 (1500+ Reviews)
TripAdvisor: Rating 4 (1700+ Reviews)

Kahani

Khahani as the name suggests is based on a story of merging the British and Indian Cultures. The restaurant was awarded the Michelin Start in 2021 and was also on the list of Harden’s top 100 best UK restaurants in 2020. The head chef Peter Joseph is taking the idea forward of combing the two cultures and presenting them in the best way possible. The cuisine combines the best seasonal produce of British culture and traditional Indian techniques for its guests to serve. The restaurant delivers a fine dining experience with high-class interiors making it the best place to dine. Kahani also has a huge dedicated bar wall which is its attractive point. The intimate dining Set up and dining room provide a space for Private events and groups.

Address: 1 Wilbraham Pl, London SW1X 9AE, United Kingdom
Website: https://www.kahanilondon.com/
Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/W9XPgcKj5AifxFEc8
Google Reviews: Rating 4.5 (400+ Reviews)
TripAdvisor: Rating 4.5 (250+ Reviews)

Benares

Benares is a Michelin Start Restaunrant led by chef Sameer Taneeja. The restaurant is on the list of best-rated bars and dining in the UK. Benares combines the best of British and Indian ingredients to deliver a modern and inventive menu. Benares offers also offers 4 private dining rooms for its visitors. The biggest dining room can dine up to 36 guests which can be booked for private parties and events.

Address: 12a Berkeley Square, London W1J 6BS, United Kingdom
Website: https://www.benaresrestaurant.com/
Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/dqEX72FGYTiKXCGr9
Google reviews: Rating: 4.3 (1500+ Reviews)
TripAdvisor: Rating 4.5 (3000+ Reviews)

Dishoom – Multiple Locations

Dishoom is born out of references of the Irani Culture. Back in the day Iranians came to Bombay and embedded their culture in the form of cafes. Dishoom is based on remembering those Irani values and the culture of Bombay. The restaurant believes that the only way to break down the barrier between communities is FOOD. Dishoom serves the best of Bombay’s breakfast, lunch, afternoon chai dinner, and late-night cravings. It is also the winner of Harden’s best breakfast and brunch 2019. The restaurant is decently priced and the staff is exceptionally outstanding which makes the dining experience for the diner even better.

Address: 1 Wilbraham Pl, London SW1X 9AE, United Kingdom
Website: https://www.dishoom.com/
Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/uEZPJugbhzDcVqC66
Google Reviews: Rating:4.5 (400+ Reviews)
TripAdvisor: Rating 4.5 (250+ Reviews)

Amaya

Amaya opened its doors in 2004 holding a Michelin Star to date. The restaurant is famous for its amazing grilling setup indulging the best flavors of India in its menu. Amaya has mesmerizing dramatic interiors and an open kitchen which becomes an attractive point for its diners. The Michelin guide states the restaurant offers a gourmet theatre from another stratosphere, which in itself is one of a kind experience. The best part is the food is prepared in front of the guest and is served immediately to the diners so that they can enjoy the grill taste at its best.

Address: Halkin Arcade, Off Lowndes St, London SW1X 8JT, United Kingdom
Website: https://www.amaya.biz/
Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Z2j16yBYD79w2sx8A
Google Reviews: Rating 4.3 (1200+ Reviews)
TripAdvisor: Rating 4.5 (1600+ Reviews)

 

Trishna

Trishna is a Michelin Start Restaurant delivering the taste of the Coastal region of India. The restaurant offers a wide variety of wines from authentic and emerging regions of the world.
Trishna offers a well-rounded tasting menu that offers a mouthful experience of food to the guests. It also offers vegetarian menu options to the guests accompanied by the best wine collection making it a must-visit place. The interiors of the place are chic and high end which contributes to a sophisticated dining experience. The place has a hint of antique mirrors, marble table tops, and wooden paneling

Address: 15-17 Blandford St, London W1U 3DG, United Kingdom
Website: https://www.trishnalondon.com/
Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/FMLhGsUmiTC511vy7
Google Reviews: Rating 4.4 (1000+ reviews)
TripAdvisor: Rating 4

Bibi

Bibi is serving its customers an authentic menu inspired by the taste and flavors of the Indian Sub Continent. The head chef Chet Sharma puts in all of his efforts to make the tasting experience the best for the diners in this award-winning restaurant. They are serving a single-tasting menu for dinner and a la carte for lunch. Bibi promotes the usage of organic ingredients that are specially procured from India and they have a special in-house recipe for their chat masala and garam masala. The venue offers a place for private events and parties and the best part is that the guest can customize the wine and food menu according to their preferences which gives the place an advantage over the others.

Address: 42 N Audley St, London W1K 6ZP, United Kingdom
Website: https://www.bibirestaurants.com/
Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/u2Kh1ACEcpDkjwkJ7
Google Reviews: Rating 4.6 (150+ Reviews)
TripAdvisor: Rating 4.5 (50+ Reviews)

 

Chutney Mary

Chutney Mary gives a fine dining experience with an exceptional tasting menu with world-class interiors. The presentation of the food is a selling point and the taste speaks for itself. The place keeps on reinventing traditional recipes with a modern twist to them. The restaurant is set up in a comfortable yet chic sitting arrangement with a pop of authentic Indian design. The bar at Chutney Marry known as Pukka Bar offers traditional cocktail mixes and champagne. The bar is topped with stone and a leather top with comfortable seating. Chutney Mary sets a new boundary for unique recipe creation and contemporary cooking.

Address: 73 St James’s St, St. James’s, London SW1A 1PH, United Kingdom
Website: https://www.chutneymary.com/
Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/WwWZ1ADKMSKyxbrWA
Google Reviews: Rating 4.4 (1500+ Reviews)
TripAdvisor: Rating 4.5 (1300+ Reviews)

Tamarind (Michelin-starred)

Tamarind is the first Indian Michelin Star restaurant serving authentic Indian cuisine with a twist. The restaurant focuses on seasonal produce and creates elegant and contemporary dishes. Tamarind is spread across two floors with a light and airy sitting setup. The lower ground floor has the setup of an open kitchen and the upper floor has a beautiful terrace garden. The restaurant offers a private dining experience of flavourful Indian food for up to 12 guests and is a perfect spot for events and get-togethers. Tamarind loves to get creative with flavors so it keeps on introducing a new a la carte menu for its guests which makes it a perfect place to dine if you love to experiment with food.

Address: 20 Queen St, London W1J 5PR, United Kingdom
Website: https://www.tamarindrestaurant.com/
Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/UTbQt8KJn3GMQaw98
Google Reviews: Rating 4.3 (850+ Reviews)
TripAdvisor: Rating 4 (1700+ Reviews)

Heritage Dulwich

Heritage Dulwich focuses on offering traditional Indian food with its own modern spin to it. They take inspiration from ancestral recipes and authentic flavors combing them with their new knowledge of food and presenting it in a contemporary form. The food also takes inspiration from traditional recipes from the lesser-known regions of India delivering an unforgettable experience. The wine and the cocktail section are also a great influence from the traditional background and use a lot of spices. Tamarind keeps on including specials to its menu to keep it interesting and to engage more guests in their food.

Address: 101 Rosendale Rd, Norwood, London SE21 8EZ, United Kingdom
Website: https://heritagedulwich.co.uk/
Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Ujr6UMtvu3jnXMU5A
Google Reviews: Rating 4.8 (150+ Reviews)
TripAdvisor: Rating 4.5 (30+ Reviews)

Bombay Palace

Bombay Palace is a high-end Indian restaurant offering exceptional food and experimenting with the cuisine. The attraction of the place is the huge contemporary chandeliers and modern art which is used to decorate the place. The menu is cohesive of street food, kababs, and curries from all across the Indian region. Bombay Palace welcomes its guests to host events, parties, and gatherings. The authentic flavor of Bombay food can be tasted all across the menu. The sophisticated siting arrangement just only adds to the ambiance making it a fine dining experience.

Address: 50 Connaught St, Tyburnia, London W2 2AA, United Kingdom
Website: https://www.bombay-palace.co.uk/
Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/ejyy9Avh3vcftiuR8
Google Reviews: Rating 4.3 (650+ Reviews)
TripAdvisor: Rating 4 (370+ Reviews)

Pahli hill

Pahli Hill is an informal Indian restaurant serving authentic Indian food with a vintage Style bar. The menu is derived straight from the home kitchens of India with a spin on chefs’ techniques. Pahli Hills always try to incorporate seasonal fruits and vegetables into its menu for delivering a comforting experience to its diners. The restaurant offers set menus throughout the week which also makes it a quick and pocket-friendly option to dine in. The bar is just made in the format of a retro den. The cocktail menu offers garb and go bites which you can have over Friday night with your friends. The restaurant has a great ambiance with live music and contemporary sitting.

Address: 79-81 Mortimer St, London W1W 7SJ, United Kingdom
Website: https://www.pahlihillbandrabhai.com/
Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/tRLvCwxuCybdda1K8
Google Reviews: Rating 4.4 (150+ Reviews)
TripAdvisor: Rating 4.5 (50+ Reviews)

Kricket

Kricket was founded in 2015 to serve authentic Indian food. Kricket gives a modern twist to Indian flavors by combing them with British ingredients. The chefs keep on changing the menu, including seasonal produce to keep the guest always intrigued by the menu. Kricket has some of the best bartenders who specially craft cocktails from hand using the finest and authentic Indian recipes. The ambiance is perfect for groups as the place has a theater kitchen, long shared tables, and counter seating.

Address: 12 Denman St, London W1D 7HJ, United Kingdom
Website: https://kricket.co.uk/
Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/SNXPkt4LSdsoza9f9
Google Reviews: Rating 4.5 (1000+ Reviews)
TripAdvisor: Rating 4.5 (500+ reviews)

Kutir

Kutir is situated in the heart of Chelsea serving modern Indian food with a great mix of cocktails. The restaurant is described as a small cottage in the middle of nowhere. Kutir takes inspiration for its food from the heritage culture of India and its wildlife. The cocktail menu also sets a benchmark as it has some of the rarest wine and cocktail collections. The menu also takes on a twist with traditional flavors and modern techniques. The ambiance of the place is filled with foresty looks, wildlife feels, and deep human connection but in subtle tones. Kutir offers both a tasting and traditional a la carte menu for guests to enjoy.

Address: 10 Lincoln St, London SW3 2TS, United Kingdom
Website: https://kutir.co.uk/
Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/b6w9gmkoCqz3ueWa7
Google Reviews: Rating 4.6 (400+ Reviews)
TripAdvisor: Rating 4.5 (150+ Reviews)

Gunpowder Spitalfields

Gunpowder is serving a home-style inspired menu with a modern take on it. A restaurant is a small place with a sitting capacity of 20 people but the food served is amazing. Gunpowder focuses on traditional Indian recipes giving their own spin to them. Diners love the place as it is set up in a cozy and comfortable manner. The bar menu is also filled the unique and new recipes indulging the flavors of India.

Address: 11 White’s Row, London E1 7NF, United Kingdom
Website: https://gunpowderrestaurants.com/spitalfields/
Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/xrxasSBEaoxtYRRe9
Google Review: Rating 4.4 (900+ Reviews)
TripAdvisor: Rating 4 (450+ Reviews)

Jamavar

Jamavar is upscaling a notch of Indian street food by serving it in an upscale form in a vibrant venue. It is created by the original families of The Leela Palace Hotels and Resorts from India. Jamavar is a unique fine dining restaurant combing the traditional flavors and techniques of Indian food heritage. Chefs focus on creating new and innovative dishes with local and fresh produce alongside some signature classics from the Nair family. The ambiance of the place is just the right mix of traditional and new modern art which makes it a perfect place to dine with the family. The paintings and the lighting give the right feel of a royal yet comfortable India.

Address: 8 Mount St, London W1K 3NF, United Kingdom
Website: https://jamavarrestaurants.com/
Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/zzMroeH5NehYKnAV7
Google Review: Rating 4.3 (1200+ Reviews)
TripAdvisor: 4.5 (800+ Reviews)

The Cinnamon Club

The Cinnamon Club is situated in the historic Grade II listed former Westminster Library. The fine dining restaurant has a history of serving historic yet creative food to its guests. The spectacular space is apt for hosting events and private dinners with loved ones. The restaurant offers a private dining area that can be reserved for all special occasions. The Cinnamon Club offers an exceptional range of wines and cocktails that are specially prepared in-house. The bar menu also takes inspiration from the traditional flavors of India and is then incorporated. The restaurant is perfect for book lovers, as one gets to sit in between library seating and enjoy the delicious delicacies.

Address: The Old Westminster Library, Great Smith St, London SW1P 3BU, United Kingdom
Website: https://cinnamonclub.com/
Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/xwdfTbp96Rx9kw3y9
Google Reviews: Rating 4.3 (1800+ Reviews)
TripAdvisor: Rating 4 (3400+ Reviews)

Brigadiers

Brigadiers take inspiration from the army mess in India where all the officers gather together to eat, drink and socialize. The restaurant offers game screenings, card games, and pool games for those who want to play and eat. The restaurant can sit up to 140 people internally and 28 people in the outdoor and terrace area. The techniques used in the cooking include traditional ones like tandoor, charcoal, grilling, and roasting. The drinks menu also takes inspiration from the traditional whisky and beer of India and cocktails are served in large taps. The interiors of the restaurant justify the club culture in India with each room having its own individuality, atmosphere, and experience.

Address: 1-5 Bloomberg Arcade, London EC4N 8AR, United Kingdom
Website: https://brigadierslondon.com/
Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/gBEWh4FECdpvV2KLA
Google Reviews: Rating 4.5 (1600+ Reviews)
TripAdvisor: Rating 4.5 (350+ Reviews)

Tandoor Chop House

Tandoor chop house mixes the cultures of Indian flavors, British meats, and their cooking techniques. The restaurant has a great influence on north Indian food and techniques. The spicy marinate is used on the premium meat cuts of the British background to deliver authentic tastes. Group dining is recommended in the restaurant as the big plates are delicious and the portion size is quite decent. Individual customers are also seated up by the window to enjoy the ambiance and food. Tandoor house is definitely reviving the culture of tandoori food served with fluffy naan bread over conversations.

Address: 8 Adelaide St, London WC2N 4HZ, United Kingdom
Website: https://tandoorchophouse.com/
Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/c3qxmaHaZZbzocuL6
Google Reviews: Rating 4.3 (1400+ Reviews)
TripAdvisor: Rating 4.5 (600+ Reviews)

Darjeeling Express

Darjeeling Express is a vibrant family-owned place serving modern Indian food. Most of the recipes take inspiration from old and authentic family recipes. The kitchen is run by an all-women housewife team from the start and it continues to do the same. People even say that the flavors of the restaurant are like a culinary orchestra. Fresh British vegetables play a huge role as it is a symbol that combines two different culture.

Address: 2.1, 2.4 Kingly Ct, Kingly St, London W1B 5PW, United Kingdom
Website: https://www.darjeeling-express.com/
Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/a8E16ycYUidzZJZh6
Google Reviews: Rating 4.4 (1000+ Reviews)
TripAdvisor: Rating 4.5 (500+ Reviews)

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