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Indian Restaurant and Caf飣££
City of Westminster, Covent Garden
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  • Saud ..
    "Highly recommend okra fries, chicken ruby and biryani chicken 😋"(35 Tips)
    josh h.
    "Okra fries are well seasoned and Mahi tikka is moist and delicious"(19 Tips)
    "The bacon naan for brekkie was most delicious along with the chai."(15 Tips)
    kaeun y.
    "sausage naan roll, akuri, house chai - a MUST try breakfast!"(14 Tips)
622 Tips and reviews
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  • Mohammad A.
    Mohammad Al Ali2 days ago
    Black dal is amazing
  • Abhishek S.
    Try prawns koliwada and lamb biryani!!
  • Abhishek S.
    The lamb biryani is great! Authentic spice mix and subtle hotness. Also go for prawns koliwada.
  • Yara
    Yara3 weeks ago
    Chicken biryani and chicken ruby are the best
  • Ceara P.
    Ceara Pixie3 weeks ago
    To avoid queuing arrive before 5pm on a weekday. And the weekend, well it's pretty inevitable!
  • mariza k.
    mariza kSeptember 12
    Really good taste to all their foods! Highly recommended!
  • Matt T.
    Matt Ta-MinSeptember 8
    Don't worry if you are in an hour long queue for this place. That's a usual peaktime wait for dinner. The staff are nice & will hand out free chai tea & spicy crackers, or put heaters on in the winter
    Upvoted Sep 11
  • Matt T.
    Matt Ta-MinSeptember 8
    No bookings so you'll probably have to queue, as it's really popular. Worth it for the lamb chops, that are truly excellent. The birianis are also fantastic. Don't miss the Eton mess dessert.
    Upvoted Sep 11
  • Irmak Y.
    Irmak YücelSeptember 5
    Great ambience and starters
  • Wilson Z.
    Wilson ZhouSeptember 4
    GQ recommends: Keema Per Eedu: A Parsi power breakfast. Spicy chicken keema studded with chicken liver, topped with two runny-yolked fried eggs and sali crisp-chips.
  • Lamya S.
    Lamya SSeptember 3
    Excellent service. I was not really a fan of the lamb biryani but I highly recommend chicken ruby.
  • Sam K.
    Sam KrasnikSeptember 2
    Chicken ruby is amazing. Also loved the black daal, calamari and the cheese naan
  • Abdulaziz H.
    Nan, chicken ruby, black daal, biryanis are great, preferred chicken though, but must visit
    Upvoted Sep 1
  • Venkat S.
    Venkat SAugust 31
    Love the Pau bhaji
  • Ibrahim A.
    Amazing Indian spot in London. Great flavors. The picture describes it all...
    Upvoted Sep 5
  • Georg B.
    Georg BobbertAugust 30
    Best Indian food I have ever eaten.. have spent a lot of time in Mumbai, and eaten some great food there... but this was outstanding.Staff were all over it as well which was great.Their in house IPA
  • Kashoo5a
    Kashoo5aAugust 28
    Had great breakfast 👌🏻
  • Saleh1998
    Saleh1998August 27
    Covent Garden Special "Prawn Moilee", Chicken Ruby,Chicken Biryani, Cheese Naan.😋
  • Dayna R.
    Dayna RoselliAugust 25
    Delicious! Chicken tikka is amazing!
  • Food Lover
    Food LoverAugust 24
    Great food great atmosphere great service and a very long wait if you are less than 6 people you will not be able to make a reservation so avoid meals time and prepare your self for to wait😅
  • AƁƠ-ӇaƝℯℯƝ
    it's good choice i come here for breakfast 7/10, i think if its dinner will be great
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SAugust 9
    Most unbelievable chai
  • Michelle W.
    Where has that naan egg sandwich been all my life
    Upvoted Sep 14
  • Bhan L.
    Bhan LamAugust 5
    Greeted with perpetual long queues. Service is fast and friendly. Awesome authentic Indian food. Loved the Pistachio kulfi.
  • Rajeev M.
    Rajeev MAugust 4
    Gunpowder potatoes and pav bhaji 👌
  • Enna m.
    Enna mkJuly 30
    To be honest, having Indian food from Marks&Spencer at home with candles lit is so much better for your body&soul.
  • Enna m.
    Enna mkJuly 30
    Disappointing experience: food too salty, portion minuscule, hall noisy and dark. Service was okay. Hipster style ambiance was cool, though, and chai tea was good, but does not make up for the wait.
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MJuly 29
    Such good Indian fare. Save room for dessert, the chocolate pudding with chilli ice cream is 👌
  • Doc. Muteb A.
    Everything is outstanding
  • Robert B.
    Food amazing. But to have a huge queue outside when there's at least 6 free tables with 4 seats each isn't nice, especially seeing as it's raining.
  • M. D.
    M. D.July 23
    The chicken biriani, butter chicken and cheese nan ❤️❤️
  • Only M.
    Only MeJuly 23
    One of the best place for food and service! Good for people prefer Halal food. You usually have to wait for a table especially at nifght.
  • Alessandra A.
    Incredible flavours in a wonderful location.
  • Abdullah O.
    Abdullah OJuly 18
    The food is so good. Go for Garlic naan for bread and bryani for rice. Be there from 3 to 5:30pm to get a table right away and avoid queuing.
  • Meshal A.
    The food was amazing actually the best Indian restaurant in London❤️
    Upvoted Aug 18
  • Eric S.
    Everything was stellar. Great food. Great cocktails. Authentic. Can't recommend enough. Worth the hour wait.
  • kiptrip
    kiptripJune 28
    Don't take it for granted. Arrived at 6:15pm on a weekday and it's an hour and 10min wait. COME EARLY, or don't bother. Shame as the food is great.
  • Kuc
    KucJune 22
    solid vegetarian & vegan options, just tell your waiter your dietary requirements and they'll bring you a special menu. also: expect a long queue, by thats just a part of life
  • mary *.
    mary *June 16
    We waited 1h, but it was worth it. The food was delicious! I recommend mattar paneer, black daal and biryani. Garlic naan was ordinary
  • electrobabe
    hipster indian restaurant
  • Jennifer W.
    Chicken, daal, salad
  • J K.
    J KimJune 3
    Loved the chicken ruby and fried calamri. Waiters were very attentive and friendly.
  • Frank R.
    Wow. I have no idea what we had but everything was delicious! Get their house IPA and over order, and try all the complimentary chutneys!
  • Ahmed A.
    Not to forget how nice is the staff
  • Ahmed A.
    Okra fries .. Samosa ... Chicken biryani ... Black daal .. The whole menu is excellent
  • Omar Z.
    Omar ZeeMay 22
    We didn't wait too long 4 a table. I was surprised they didn't have chicken tikka masala on the menu, so i tried the chicken ruby which wasn't that bad. The food was good but it was too crowdy for me.
  • Fahad M.
    Overrated ... had to wait for 90 minutes to get seated and the food was not that special.
  • Ahmad
    AhmadMay 18
    Bad service, takes long time to bring the orders. Just overrated place !
  • Meaghan H.
    Meaghan HMay 11
    Great Indian food! Loved the Ruby chicken. Definitely worth waiting in the line. They serve you chai teas as you wait, and the wait is never as long as they suggest.
  • Sultan O.
    Sultan OmranApril 27
    good indian restraunt , 9/10
  • Joe C.
    Joe CApril 23
    It's almost silly how great this food is, especially for the price. The lamb kebabs and chicken tikka are both fantastic, and go great with the house IPA. Service is great too
    Upvoted Aug 27
  • Cameron F.
    Cameron FiskApril 21
    Try the calamari and chicken curry! Viceroy's Old-Fashioned is awesome too.
  • Luis K.
    Luis KaiApril 19
    Best place of Indian food in london! It is not just about the food, the service its super good!
  • Bhaskar K.
    Bhaskar KApril 16
    The masala chai is amazzzing.. honestly the rest of the dishes we tried weren't too jaw dropping to justify the long wait times to get into this restaurant..
  • fatma a.
    This is my 2nd time , i realy lije it .. Warm food .. cooked with love .. Grilled chicken was woow .. and beriani
  • Ted P.
    Solid vegetarian options. Not as vegan friendly, but you can get by. (Lots of ghee!)
  • Jane T.
    Jane TimmApril 7
    Get a cappuccino to start -- it's topped with a slight shake of cocoa that melts as you drink it -- then follow with chicken ruby with roti, the black daal, and anything else that strikes your fancy.
  • Craig V.
    Fried okra, biryani, Ruby Chicken - everything! Long wait, but awesome staff & extremely well run restaurant.
  • Jake D.
    Jake DylanMarch 31
    Very long queue for a Sunday (1.25 hours), but still some of the best food in London
  • Park Y.
    The chef special (lamb) was ok. But I had better lamb.
  • Saud ..
    Saud .March 16
    Tried okra fries, masala prawns, spicy lamb chops, chicken ruby and chicken berry britannia (biryani chicken). Highly recommend okra fries, chicken ruby and biryani chicken 😋
  • Thomas N.
    The food here is awesome
  • Heba A.
    My fave breakfast in London 🇬🇧
  • Jackson S.
    My favorite Indian restaurant in the world...So far. And they make wicked good cocktails.
  • Yara
    YaraFebruary 22
    Waited for 30 minutes but it really worth ! I like chicken biryani and chicken ruby ❤👍🏻
  • Clarice M.
    Clarice MeadowsFebruary 21
    Black House Daal and the Pau Bhaji were extra special. The Chicken Ruby was tender and had a nice umami to it. The Dishoom Chocolate pudding with chili ice cream was a perfect ending.
  • Dana L.
    Dana LeeFebruary 12
    100% worth the wait. You get unlimited chai and yes when you wait in line. Get anything with paneer and go for their spiked chai drink
  • James D.
    James DarlingtonFebruary 11
    The Ruby chicken curry is fantastic, along with the spiced lamb chops and a bottle of Dishoom IPA.
  • Awaes I.
    Awaes IshfaqFebruary 7
    Make sure to get the calamari, keema pau, garlic prawns, Ruby chicken and murgh makani.
  • Vinod P.
    Vinod PillaiJanuary 29
    Not worth the hype.
  • just m.
    just meJanuary 14
    The smell is just too strong for me
  • Lívia N.
    Lívia NeffaJanuary 7
    good food but only if you like it spicy!
  • Alexandros A.
  • Maryam A.
    Nice 👍🏼 and authentic
  • Philip R.
    No reservations, so tough wait in the cold.The food and service is worth it Try Chicken Ruby and one of the Lassis
  • Barry M.
    Barry MDecember 19, 2016
    Bacon egg roll was the best thing I have ever had
  • ANA
    ANADecember 12, 2016
    wonderful, the food, staff, atmospher❤️
  • Arianna B.
    Arianna BisonDecember 10, 2016
    I though it was better after all these good tips.. but at the end was only normal, nothing special! And pay attention because it is all very spicy, ask for something else if you don't like!
  • Damian F.
    Damian Fraire LuengoDecember 8, 2016
    The food in general was good, but i highly recomend the Pollo Ruby, its a little bit spicy. Enjoy!
  • Rawan A.
    Rawan AlazzamDecember 3, 2016
    Modern Indian dishes, tasty loved the biryani and the spicy cheese toast
  • israa h.
    israa hammoudahNovember 27, 2016
    We waited 45 ms for a Lamp that wasn't juicy at all and the Biryani which wasn't as good as I expected. It wasn't bad but there are better Indian resturants in my opinion.
  • Mar C.
    Mar CNovember 24, 2016
    Really good Indian Cusine!
  • Uday Kumar U.
    Uday Kumar UmesanNovember 20, 2016
    Lovely food! Had a wait of 35 minutes, but the friendly staff kept us entertained. The wait outside was chilly indeed, but the hot chai kept us warm. Okra fry, chicken n lamb biriyani was great
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SuttonNovember 14, 2016
    One of my favourite restaurants in London. Amazing modern Indian food, great for sharing, and fantastic array of spices and flavours.
  • Michael W.
    Michael WozniakNovember 6, 2016
    Would never queue, so make sure to get 5 other people and book a table. The food is delicious. They do good brunches as well.
  • James G.
    James GoochNovember 5, 2016
    Super breakfasts and perfect for a cocktail and a delicious meal in the evening.
  • Dalz D.
    Dalz DalzenoNovember 2, 2016
    Chicken tikka is fabulously delicious.
  • Leiliane V.
    Leiliane ValadaresOctober 28, 2016
    You have to try chef's special Prawn Moilee. It is subtle and flavoursome!
  • Zoee L.
    Zoee LiuOctober 20, 2016
    Everything is packed full of flavour, must try the masala prawns and chicken korma!
  • Raul V.
    Raul ValleOctober 19, 2016
    Came with high expectations, but unfortunately left disappointed. Food is plain in general.
  • Yv O.
    Yv OnneOctober 10, 2016
    I think for dinner this is definitely overrated. Generally nicely spiced dishes, but vegetable curry with nothing but peas in it?! Cucumber, tomato & onion side dry & non-tasty... nice location though
  • Abdulaziz A.
    Abdulaziz AlrabiahOctober 7, 2016
    Best Indian food you'll ever have really! Get their famous sauce, it's superlecious!
  • Lavendellady
    LavendelladyOctober 7, 2016
    Food and staff are amazing
  • Barry G.
    Barry GOctober 3, 2016
    Best Indian chain. Food is filling. Naan isn't that big so get one each. Lamb biryani is lush. Also the daal if you're into it.
  • Saxow B.
    Saxow BoySeptember 28, 2016
    Great but you'd go to the one in King's cross, less crowded
  • Yousef O.
    Yousef OobsSeptember 21, 2016
    It is good but not as expected...sure it is not 9.5/10
  • Waleed A.
    Waleed AlburaidiSeptember 21, 2016
    The best Indian restaurants in London
  • Abdulla A.
    Abdulla AlkaabiSeptember 20, 2016
    Food is so tasty there
  • Foodman F.
    Foodman FoodzillaSeptember 17, 2016
    Prawns Koliwada, chicken Berry biryani, kheema Pau
  • Haiva A.
    Haiva AlSuwailemSeptember 16, 2016
    The okra fries is dying for!!😍
  • sujin b.
    sujin baek2 weeks ago
    매콤한 음식을 먹고 싶다면 이곳으로 오세요.매콤치킨커리 & 난을 먹으니 기분이 좋아져요 ㅎㅎ
  • Carlos C.
    Carlos Cante3 weeks ago
    Es la mejor comida India que hemos probado en UK.Todos los platos son excelentes para compartir y los precios son promedio de Londres. Hay que tener paciencia para conseguir una te arrepientes
  • Sattam A.
    رائع و سعره مناسب. شخصين ب ٤٥ باوند
  • Sabrina H.
    Fantastisch.... mehr ist nicht zu sagen :)
  • Onur S.
    7 gibi gittik 1 saat beklememiz gerekti ama beklerken barda 1-2 içki içerseniz muhabbetle zaman geçiyor. Yemekler gerçekten lezzetli çok ağır yağlı vb değildi ama hafif acıydı. Khala kata yemeyin!
  • Mohd A.
    Mohd AApril 14
    مطعم ممتاز واسعاره مقبولة ورخيصة بالنسبة للندن ، برياني مضبوط وكاري دجاج بطل ، عيبه زحمه غير طبيعيه وماراح ارجعله بسبب الانتظار والزحمه
  • GhadaAlfadda
    GhadaAlfaddaApril 11
    سمبوسه خضار وتشكن روبي وخبز نان بالزبده وبرياني وسلطة الرايتا بالزبادي رهيييب 👌🏻
  • Arturo G.
    Arturo GMarch 31
    Todo lo que pedimos estuvo bastante bien. Buen ambiente, comida exquisita y buen trato. El servicio comienza desde que haces la fila para entrar pues te ofrecen tés (el chai exquisito).
  • Faisal A.
    Faisal AlsalehFebruary 6
    Okra fries 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
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