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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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Stylish sub-continental cooking in Britain's oldest Indian restaurant

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

This lavishly elegant first-floor venue has served London stylishly since 1926, and the cooking pays homage to the regional classics of the sub-continent and keeps step with trendy new-wave ideas influenced by street snacks. Vivid spicing is a hallmark of time-honoured chicken tikka, or try a contemporary idea such as crab cakes vibrant with ginger, lime and chilli. Kashmiri rogan josh is a tried-and-true classic, the soft shank meat enhanced with crimson cockscomb flowers and saffron, or go for a luxuriant Malabar lobster curry with coconut and green mango. To finish, coconut and lemongrass put an exotic spin on pannacotta, or there's an exemplary gulab jamun.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for dinner: 25 Dec
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 5.30
  • Dinner served until: 11.30

Chef

  • Chef: Uday Salunkhe

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Indian
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines by the glass: 18

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

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

Facilities

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

Additional information

  • Seats: 114
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 24

Getting here

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Piccadilly Circus
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