Indian cuisine is one of the most traditional British foods, and we’re spoilt for choice here in London, one of the curry capitals of the world. Our team love the spice and intensity of Indian cookery, and they’ve shared their recommendations for the top Indian restaurants in town. Here’s where to go for your next fix!
Damian – Gymkhana
Gymkhana London fuses the regency of India with modern Great Britain to create a unique dining experience. The Michelin-starred restaurant is inspired by Colonial Indian gymkhana clubs, where members of high society socialise, dine, drink and play sport.
Emma – Dishoom
Dishoom pays loving homage to the Irani cafés that were once part of the fabric of life in Bombay. There are outposts in Covent Garden, Shoreditch, Soho and King’s Cross. You may have to queue to get a table, but the wait is well worth it.
Jay – Tayyabs
Founded in 1972 Tayyab’s is a family owned and run business in Whitechapel serving the finest in Punjabi cuisine. Bloggers and journalists often praise this hidden gem, to find out why we recommend you pay them a visit!
Ed – Darbaar
If you like your curry accompanied by the regal feel of the Maharajan court, this is the place for you! The restaurant offers a sharing dining experience inspired by the banquets of the Indian Royal Court, and there’s a bespoke chef’s table perfect for special occasions.
Abi – Indian YMCA
For a busy, vibrant experience and some of the cheapest (and most authentic) Indian food in the capital, head to the Indian YMCA. This is soul food at its best.
Alessandro – Regency Curry Club
Many a celebrity has walked through the famous doors of Regency Curry Club – it’s Lily Allens’ favourite. The food is influenced by Kenyan cooking methods and makes a great choice for dinner with friends.
Jen – Zumbura
This exciting new Clapham restaurant serves homemade food from the Purab region of India. Recipes are handed down through the family, bringing a real taste of India to south London.
Andy – Veeraswamy
Veeraswamy is the best and oldest Indian restaurant in town. The team use fresh ingredients and classic Indian cooking, with the original equipment from 1926.
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