Cafe Spice Namaste

4.5
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1806 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Pan-Asian
More than a restaurant, a culinary institution, Café Spice Namasté is Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala’s celebrated landmark Indian restaurant, a short stroll from the Tower of London. For over twenty four years, we’ve been welcoming guests from all over the world who come to enjoy Chef Cyrus’ delightfully original cooking and our warm, personable service in this pocket of historic London.

Indeed, for twenty-three years, Cyrus & Pervin Todiwala and the team have enjoyed recognition from critics and customers alike for Café Spice Namasté’s fine food and service. We are also the recognised pioneers in sustainability, winning the award for Leadership in Sustainability and Sustainable Food from the Corporation of London. We enjoy a Three-Star rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association.

Our extensive menus offer a contemporary, some would say extraordinary, twist on traditional dishes from Goa, North India, Hyderabad, Kashmir and other Indian sub-continents.

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What 1806 People Are Saying
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m
London
27 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service1Ambience5

A fantastic night, the restaurant spoiled us on our first anniversary.

M
London
130 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As ever cafe spice has exceptionally tasty food, great service a cold beer! What else can a man hope for!

A
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Food menu was varied enough. Portions were small. Was tasty though and staff were lovely

c
London
14 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Another lovely meal at Cafe Spice Namaste. We had the Kitchen Menu because we always struggle to choose from menu. It which was more than enough food and it was all delicious. It's a good opportunity to be introduced to some new tastes and flavours. It's also a good mix of different dishes. I've marked ambiance down slightly only because the restaurant was almost empty when we arrived. It filled up later and had a much better atmosphere.

d
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food is always excellent and seasonal specials a real treat. Great staff with the knowledge to explain the dishes

RG
Fayetteville
11 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always the team at Cafe Spice produce exceptional food in really comfortable Sutton Dinh with just the right level of service.

m
London
25 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. We tried the vegetarian sample menu and it was very good. The service was excellent as well. Highly recommend it for foodies.

TB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Have been a regular customer for over 20 years and NEVER disappoints. Great food, warm welcome, excellent service.... Go for the tasting menus, Kitchen or Gourmet and enjoy the journey!

s
London
11 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great night out with fantastic food.

KE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Second time at Cafe Spice Namaste. Booked table for opening time due to a later engagement. Wish we could have stayed all evening. The food and drinks were excellent and our waiter was exceptionally helpful explaining the menu and the format of the dishes. The traditional Goan food is first rate and the service was timed to our needs.

DR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb authentic Indian food with excellent friendly service

MS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Plenty of space beteeen tables not crammed in - light, airy , spacious and comfortable to talk. Staff helpful and the food of good quality . Different types of regional Indian dishes which made for an interesting experience

J
Leicestershire
55 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

I always like this restaurant but the latest tinkering with the menu is not quite to my liking. Gone is the traditional Indian menu, no popadoms for a start, and in its place a small plates, tapas style menu. Which is fine if you want to share, and this time we did quite happily, mixing and matching. But we all had our favourites, which we always have, and it seems a bit silly if the day is coming when I have to order small plates of the same thing to get the main course size portion I know sometimes I will want. So the jury is out on the change in the menu, and I am not entirely convinced.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never have a bad experience here! Highly recommend anyone going here, a hidden gem that is worth exploring! More to offer than just a great meal!

ER
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Indian restaurant!! Loved the food and the service was great. The portions are small which I’m not used to when I eat Indian food but everything was delicious so order a lot!!!

SE
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed the service and the extensive menu choice. The food was delicious and we really enjoyed that there was an Indian wine available which went very well with the food.

N
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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SC
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visiting from the US every six months or so, we always try to get to Cafe Spice Namaste at least once a year. They always remember us and our preference, are always incredibly welcoming - and, of course, the food is spectacular!

SH
New York Area
366 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a treat!

SH
New York Area
366 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I have been coming here for several years and every bite is as hood as the first time! I often come alone when on business and and immediately made to feel like one of the family. This is truly one of the best places for Indian food and comfort at a very reasonable price.

d
London
15 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food and service were very good but we preferred the old menu.

SL
London
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delighted with the experience. Brilliant food, ambience and service.

s
London
99 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

An old favourite which I haven't visited for over 20 years but which is largely unchanged in terms of quirky decor. The menu has moved in the direction of small plates but we enjoyed all those we sampled.
A cut above your bog standard curry house.

PL
Surrey
12 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service.
We will return!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Fabulous food but the place is very cold. If your back is against the windows you will need to wear a jacket. Some heating would have helped.

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food! We let the waiter select the food and it was quite the experience. Good humored staff with a great ambiance!

DB
London
15 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just the best place to have a curry in the uk

OT
Dusseldorf Area
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food, very nice staff

J
Leicestershire
56 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a popular high end Indian restaurant which serves excellent food. I had venison tikka followed by beef xacutie and a side order of Bombay potatoes, I started with popadoms and had 2 bottles of kingfisher. The meal was excellent with great flavours sand service was good. My only issue is that at £55, even with the quality of food, this seemed overpriced. However I will probably go back, just because the food is so good.

S
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Although the food was good I felt that it could have been better spicing . Menu also bit dated need to take a look at lassan menu (Birmingham) to improve .

AP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely awesome food and staff made the whole experience very enjoyable. It was lovely to meet our hosts Mr and Mrs Todiwala who took time out of their busy night to talk to us which was fantastic. Can’t wait to go again and would recommend to anyone!

MV
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very special, not your every day restaurant.
Great flavors, nice food.
Best irish coffee in a long time :)

MS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the tasting menu. It was excellent and just kept on coming. Had I known this was the route we were to go, I'd had fasted beforehand to do it justice.

AT
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner with friends, food was fantastic. Chef Todiwala even came out for a chat and photos!

c
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent venue, food, service. Our third annual visit and great fun. Loved the chutneys with the excellent papadams.
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JC
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed our visit. The food was really tasty and there was far more than we could eat. Sadly we couldn’t take the left overs with us because staying in hotel for weekend.

SP
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I ordered the set taster menu for my friends, but as I am vegetarian I asked what was available for me. They custom made a vegetarian taster menu for me, which was outstanding. Can’t thank them enough. Highly recommend to all.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and great food

LS
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent. Une cuisine très délicate où les parfums et arômes se révèlent, sans excès. Un vrai plaisir.

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S
London
21 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome all round - but then it always is. Cyrus was there too and always willing to chat.