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Summary

“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”.

£79
Good
Good
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“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.

£65
Good
Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

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”.

£63
Good
Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“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”.

£63
Good
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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11.30 pm, Sun 10.30 pm

La Porte des Indes Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of La Porte des Indes Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of La Porte des Indes restaurant.
Sarah J
This restaurant is a hidden gem in terms of...
Reviewed 10 months, 1 day ago

"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."

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Carol H
The only disappointment was how mild the fo...
Reviewed 10 months, 10 days ago

"The only disappointment was how mild the food was."

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Opening hours

lunch noon - 2.30 pm, Sun 3.30 pm, dinner 7 pm - 11.30 pm
Last orders: 11.30 pm, Sun 10.30 pm

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