Harden's survey result
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“Travel in time and space to Pondicherry” at this exotic venue in a converted subterranean Edwardian ballroom off Marble Arch. “Inside, it’s vast, like a tropical forest”, and with “fine”, rather unusual Franco-Indian cuisine, it adds up to “a real experience”: “expensive, but understandably so”.
“From the outside it appears ordinary”, but inside this “Tardis-like” space near Marble Arch is “vast, exotic and beautiful”, complete with “a waterfall and costumed waiters”; it’s all good “fun”, and “complemented by great food” from an “upmarket” French-colonial Indian menu.
A deceptively large and unexpectedly lavishly-themed basement (“like being in the Tropics”), near Marble Arch; “it’s a bit expensive”, but serves “interesting” French-colonial Indian food that’s “just a little bit different from the norm”.
“Wow!”; this “enormous” and lavish basement, near Marble Arch, certainly impresses first-timers, and its (French-colonial) “Indian food with a twist” has been on “excellent” form of late; Sunday brunch, in particular, is “well worth booking for”.
La Porte des Indes Restaurant Diner Reviews
"This restaurant is a hidden gem in terms of ambience. Hidden away just by Marble Arch the place is huge, a converted Edwardian house with a French colonial feel and an indoor waterfall and palm trees. The food is unfortunately overpriced, although the menu contains some interesting regional dishes. Cocktails are worth a try. The service was good but nothing to rave about. Worth going to see the decor but don't expect a spectacular meal."
"The only disappointment was how mild the food was."
32 Bryanston St, London, W1H 7EG
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lunch noon - 2.30 pm, Sun 3.30 pm, dinner 7 pm - 11.30 pm
Last orders: 11.30 pm, Sun 10.30 pm