London’s Indian food scene is full of regional styles and specialities, like some Bollywood symphony of exquisite flavours. Whether you are up for dhal dishes, offal-laced keema, or Punjabi-fired meats, you can find it all on our list of the best Indian restaurants in London. From Michelin-starred curry to Indian street food and curry dishes with a certain twist, everything is covered, and no stone is left unturned.
Undoubtedly one of the best Indian restaurants in London, a city that is famous for its Indian restaurants. Everything about Gymkhana – from the colonial-era dining room to the service and cocktail – is nothing less than perfect. But in the end, it is all about the food. The food at Gymkhana is fantastic and your bill can certainly add up. Gymkhana is an expensive, upscale experience, but you can always keep things reasonable by coming at lunch or sharing a few dishes with friends.
A Michelin guide restaurant situated in the heart of Belgravia, Amaya offers a one-of-a-kind cuisine based on contemporary Indian food with an Orient twist. With its theatrical open grill kitchen and enchanting interiors, Amaya is definitely one of London’s hottest restaurants. At Amaya, you can order a selection of small dishes from the tawa, tandoor or sigri grill, and finish with a curry or biryani. Their dishes are aromatic, visually appealing and very satisfying.
The Cinnamon Club
The Cinnamon Club is one of the restaurants that have redefined modern Indian cooking in London and continues to do so with their excellent new menu of contemporary Indian cuisine. They continue with their take on game classics and delicately-spiced fish, along with signature dishes, tasting menus with seasonal options and celebratory sharing dishes, containing ingredients that are exclusive to the Cinnamon Club. All food at their restaurant is complemented with carefully selected wines and an exceptionally curated collection of gins from iconic brands and producers across the UK.
With a location in the heart of Marylebone Village, Trishna is specialised in the contemporary taste of Indian coastal cuisine, with an extensive wine list comprising fine wines from boutique wineries and niche producers from all over the world. The informal aesthetic of the interiors, offset with original wooden panelling, marble table tops and antique mirrors offer a sociable neighbourhood dining atmosphere. With its first Michelin star gained in 2012, Trishna restaurant London is a world away from the shabby interior of its sister restaurant in Mumbai.
Bombay Bustle is love at first whiff! As soon as you step inside, you are greeted by plenty of bustle and noisy chatter, while the fragrance and smoky aromas hint the excellent Indian cooking. Which such dishes as dense goat keema served with buttered buns, the moist, chunky lamb biryani, the Goan-style stone bass tikka, and the rich, mellow dhal, it is not easy to pick out your favourite. On the plus side, Bombay Bustle is also very affordable and it is great fun!