Below is a list of the top and leading Indian Restaurants in London. To help you find the best Indian Restaurants located near you in London, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
London’s Best Indian Restaurants:
The top rated Indian Restaurants in London are:
- Shahi Pakwaan – is committed to providing the freshest ingredients
- Gymkhana – inspired by the elite clubs of India
- Darjeeling Express – is an all-women group of housewives runs the kitchen
- Brigadiers – accommodates 140 covers internally
- Anjanaas – aims to convey its passion for Indian cuisine
Shahi Pakwaan is driven to provide its guests with the highest possible hospitality standards. Their team is committed to providing the freshest ingredients, highest possible quality, all beautifully prepared and presented so that a typical dinner becomes a great experience. It’s just the right mix of its traditional décor and fresh food prepared by its experienced chef and passionate cook, served by their friendly customer service oriented wait staff. They deliver a great dining experience.
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“Friendly staff who have gone over and above to make the restaurant safe post lockdown. Dined in at Shahi Pakwaan and the food was absolutely excellent with a great dining experience. Must be one of the best Indian restaurants in North London. Look forward to going back again soon!” – Alastair B.
Gymkhana inspired by the elite clubs of India where members of high society socialise, drink, eat, and play sport. It has held a Michelin star since 2014 for its classic and contemporary Indian cuisine. Gymkhana is split over two floors offering two distinctive looks and feels, with the restaurant’s ground floor and bar resplendent in tones of jade green, polished dark timber, and rich printed fabrics. Inspired by the residential mansions of Kolkata and Pondicherry.
The bars of Gymkhana specialise in its collection of Club Cocktails, which showcase the finest Indian ingredients and flavour combinations, offering a modern Indian interpretation of renowned classics. It offers two private dining vaults secluded on either side of the lower ground floor.
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“Amazing food and ambiance. Definitely the place to go if you want authentic Indian fine dining experience.” – Anjali S.
Darjeeling Express began as a dinner for twelve guests at home, serving Indian food cooked from family recipes that go back to generations. The food is a true tribute to its founder Asma’s royal Mughlai ancestry and the busy streets of Calcutta, where she raised. The results is a beautiful mélange of street food like papri chaat and royal recipes like lamb dum biryani, that take you on a journey from Calcutta in the east of India to Hyderabad in the south. An all-women group of housewives runs the kitchen at Darjeeling Express, and have been doing so from day one. What you will taste is home-style food, prepared with passion, and the aim to nourish your soul and body.
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“By watching the episode on Netflix it inspired me to go across the pond and eat at this restaurant. Asma Khan and her team deserve more than five stars. To get where she is emotional despite the set back it shows her wisdom and how smart she is. Thank you for agreeing to be in the Chef’s Table program. You’re inspirational. I hope to eat at your place soon.” – Albis M.
Brigadiers inspired by the army mess bars of India, where military regiments go to eat, drink and socialise, it accommodates 140 covers internally with a further 34 on an outdoor terrace. Encouraging socialising and camaraderie, live sport is shown on demand in selected rooms, whilst the pool and classic card games are offered for those who wish to play while they eat and drink.
The food offering focuses on different methods of Indian barbecue, utilising tandoors, charcoal grills, rotisseries, wood ovens, and classic Indian smokers. With a weekly events programme featuring live sport, screenings, and Q&As from the arts, culture, business, food, and drinks world, Brigadiers is a creative and diverse hub in which to eat, drink, play and explore.
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“Booked it for a celebration – 100% recommend it for amazing food and service. The staff is very warm and welcoming. The chef sent an amazing dessert with compliments which just elevated the experience.” – Ashu K.
Anjanaas aims to convey its passion for Indian cuisine in a way that gives you a perspective on their quest for perfect ingredients, technique, and a desire to create food to appease their guests. They understood the thirst of its traditional south Indian cuisines in Kilburn. They ensure value for your money by providing consistency in taste, service, quality & quantity. Its menu is created giving more emphasis on Kerala coastal cuisines & also some tandoori dishes too. The restaurant gives a casual & joyous atmosphere, where its guests can relax & enjoy the time with them.
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“Popped in with a friend for lunch today and it was excellent. Starters of fried fish and prawns were good, main courses of beef and this duck curry (pictured) were really tasty. Lemon rice and light as air bread to accompany as well.” – Andrew T.