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The India - Best of the City

4.6
4.6
3322 Reviews
£25 and under
Indian

For an atmospheric Indian meal only a stone’s throw from London’s Cannon Street station, The India restaurant delivers every time. This snug 'n' cosy restaurant is set entirely underground in a series of three dining rooms each decorated individually with whitewashed vaulted ceilings and comfy leather chairs, and the intimate setting is perfect for dinner parties and celebrations. Popular with City types, commuters and curry-lovers alike, The India has an extensive menu which features classic curries such as jalfrezies and balti masalas, and the restaurant's signature dish is the thali – a selection of traditional dishes presented in small bowls on a round tasting platter. The chef prides himself on creating classic renditions of the subcontinent’s most exclusive gastronomy – Vintage Indian cuisine. Unobtrusive, seamless service is the byword here. It’s no surprise that The India is busy at lunch and with an after-work crowd, and has a popular private dining room for events.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
    Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7248 5855

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

Menu

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What 3,322 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. DP

    DavidP

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Great food, good service and reasonably priced. Would highly recommend.

  2. SS

    SabinaS

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and value; slow service but likely because of real time fresh cooking

  3. c

    carlyp

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed the evening, nice candle lit atmosphere (not not so much that you couldn’t see the menu) , good service, food was really nice, fairly reasonably priced.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From being led to our table to leaving the venue; the service and experience was simply fantastic. My wife’s favorite cuisine is Indian and I surprised her by taking her to this restaurant We’ve both never been before and I’m so glad that I chose this restaurant. Really friendly staff, amazingly fresh and tasty food and the relaxing ambience was perfect! A little something sweet at the end of the evening courtesy of the restaurant for my wife’s birthday made even more special Thank you to everyone at The India Restaurant - You’ll definitely see us again soon HIGHLY RECOMMEND

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took a few people who hadn't been here before. They all loved it.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food and great service

  7. D

    David

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sublime food and service in a wonderful atmosphere - all for a great price. One of the best curries have had in London.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Regular to The India. Always good and reliable. Great food.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Really nice meal. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome. Showed to our table then the handover the the waiters was seamless. Staff very attentive. Meal was great, we went for the set menu which was delicious and some vegetable side dishes thrown in for good measure. Really nice atmosphere inside, candlelit tables in a “cavern” setting. Would definitely visit again. Top notch! 👍

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very friendly as always. Professional staff who are attentive without being overpowering. Food always very good and reliable. Prices unbelievable for standard.

  11. CM

    ClaudiaM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an amazing day. The food was extremely good and the services excellent

  12. KO

    KevinO

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We went on a Saturday night. It was quiet due to covjd. The wait staff was incredibly nice. They even took the time to help us ensure we got the discount for having booked through OpenTable. Saved me £45. The food was good. As with every time I go to an Indian restaurant we ordered too much. Everything that hit the table was worth it. We had four people. 4 apps, 4 mains, bottle of wine, one cocktail and we were out the door for £108. I would definitely go again. High marks.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Nice food, friendly and welcoming atmosphere and the attentive and caring staff will assist you throughout your dinner

  14. RM

    RMCl

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The staff made every effort to make our visit an enjoyable and comfortable one in these difficult times - thank you!

  15. LG

    LindaG

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was just divine. We didn’t leave a single rice behind! Very authentic and super tasty. It was a first time visit and we’ll definitely be back! Service was also great, staff was very friendly, helpful and not at all intrusive. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

  16. AC

    AdeleC

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Our corner table was ready and we were seated straight away, staff were very friendly. The decor was nice and it wasn’t loud so we were able to converse easily. Food came fairly quickly as well and tasted good. We would definitely come back here again!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Nice ambience. Good location.

  18. DC

    DavidC

    Berkshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We love this place - its a great restaurant with a great menu offering classics and also some chef's specials. The staff are always accomodating (despite that we always seem to book last minute). We had a group of 11 in the other day but they were quick to rearrange tables and get us seated in no time at all, even though it was already really busy. If you like lamb, the Gosht Kata Masala is a must!

  19. s

    sophiee

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely find in the city. Good food good service, great price. You don’t often get all 3 in the square mile.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Unreal all round really friendly, great atmosphere, love the music too! Food is great value! A true hidden gem! Highly recommended!!

  21. P

    Paul

    London

    84 reviews

    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Have not been here for almost a year I won’t leave it that long again!

  22. SC

    SpamandChips

    London

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good quality and good service.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great time! It was awesome being underground, the service was outstanding and the food- the foooooodddd was amazing. So good, would definitely go back.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    We went for the Express Lunch. The food was ok, service was very good - overall the value was fair considering the location.

  25. t

    tracyj

    Essex

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A surprise find on a Saturday night in the City. Food was really nice, staff were helpful but not intrusive. Ended up being the last to leave. Would definitely recommend.

  26. SH

    StephenH

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service as always along with good value for money too

  27. FD

    FDVJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2019

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    Very slow service and the order was wrong. We didnt complain as we were starving for any food. Took over 45 min for the main course from the appetisers. Food quality was good.

  28. M

    Manfred

    Frankfurt Area

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    The welcome was nice. Table quite small and it can get extremely loud when all seats taken. I did feel very pushed when just ordered a starter in the beginning and told the waiter that we will get the mains later on. He was too often at our table, asking about the order. We where told that we „have to order a main“. We did so a bit later and then we didn’t get that much pushing again.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Party of 14 - excellent service and food - highly recommend !

  30. b

    bob1

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 28 November 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    This restaurant never disappoints. Food always good

  31. NP

    NeilP

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    This place has been around for years but seems to get better and better on the food front. It was heaving on a Thursday night but the service and food was excellent as always. Plenty of chef specials on top of the usual options - you can't go wrong.

  32. MU

    MissUK

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and drink. Exceptional value with 50% off meal - starter and main course - no restrictions. It was a great environment. I highly recommend!

  33. CL

    CLusink

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    We were sat right away by a lovely gal at the front who complimented my husband on waiting for me as I finished a phone conversation. We ordered two starters and our meals with a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. One gentleman was quite soft spoken, almost too soft spoken as we had to ask him to repeat a few times. The food came out piping hot or both the starts and the mains. When we’re back in London, we would come back.

  34. KJ

    KatieJ

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Usually go to The Indian at lunctime and they have amazing deals and offers. Went after work with colleagues. Got told to buy more so we could secure 20% discount off the bill. No discount, service was slow. Will definatly stick to lunchtime- dinner is a shamble!!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Very good food. Decent value and solid service. The only downside is it gets really noisy if you're near a large, loud table due to the low, arched ceiling.

  36. I

    Ioana

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Booked a table for our anniversary 2 weeks in advance, asked for a table in a corner or with a bit of privacy which they could not accommodate. Food was very tasty and decent value, however the waitress was completely uninterested in serving us and appeared irritated by our reminder that we’ve been waiting for our drinks for 30 min. Cosy atmosphere but service could definitely be improved.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We go to the India regularly and love the food and restaurant. Service is good too and we will continue to be regulars.

  38. c

    curvygirl68

    London

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    A great restaurant lovely ambiance as it's located underground. Very traditional dishes and good portion sizes. Drinks were well made too. Good value for money

  39. SF

    SusanF

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 October 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    nice venue. food was good and very reasonably priced. I liked that you can actually have a conversation without having to shout.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful night out! Large group of us enjoyed dinner here together. Beautiful ambience, great food and the staff was incredible

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The India - Best of the City is rated 4.6 stars by 3322 OpenTable diners

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  • Area

    Bank

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
    Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

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