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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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London's oldest Indian restaurant

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At a glance

Open all year
Vegetarian menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge

Tucked neatly away on a first floor at the bottom of Regent Street, Veeraswamy is London's oldest Indian restaurant, and has a refined Mayfair feel, with floral carpet, beamed ceiling and an ornate chandelier. Dishes of the Anglo-Indian culinary complex survive from the original 1926 menus, beginning with lemony, lentil-based mulligatawny, but elsewhere there is a more exploratory tendency that brings the less familiar subcontinental cooking to the fore. Tandoor-roasted skewered quail and peppers might be the prelude to Goan roast duck vindaloo made with Creedy Carver, or Hyderabadi chicken dopiaza with roast plums, while sides include a compendious dish of asparagus, sprouting broccoli, pumpkin and aubergine in mustard sauce.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 5.30
  • Dinner served until: 11.30


  • Chef(s): Uday Salunkhe

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Indian
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 2
  • Wines over £30: 73
  • Wines by the glass: 18

Price guide

  • Starter from: £8.50
  • Main course from: £44
  • Dessert from: £7.50
  • 2-course lunch from: £26
  • 3-course lunch from: £30
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 114
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 24
  • Off-site parking available: On street after 8pm/weekends, NCP

Getting here

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Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Station
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