Harden's survey result
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This landmark curry-stalwart in Soho has revamped over the years, but its ratings waned sharply this year; for fans it’s still a big favourite, but for others it’s now a big let-down – “it made me think of an averagely ‘premium’ restaurant, in an averagely ‘premium’ hotel”.
“It’s set the standard for Indian food for years”, say fans of this Soho stalwart (which underwent a “faintly impersonal” modern revamp a few years ago); others are more cautious – “it was good on an ‘offer’, but would have seemed overpriced at full tariff”.
This Soho stalwart – decorated nowadays “rather in international-hotel style” – no longer attracts the attention it once did; some loyalists still hail it as “London’s best traditional Indian”, but most assessments are more middle-of-the-road.
Founded in 1983, the delicious cooking and unparalleled service of The Red Fort continues to attract politicians, state dignitaries, entrepreneurs and celebrities alike.
The restaurant is well known for its Mughal court cooking, combining high-quality fresh British produce with sub-continental flavours to create refined Indian dishes and served with a wonderful range of sommelier selected wines.
With traditional tandoor ovens, charcoal grilled, Lucknow and Hyderabadi kabab & barbecue, homemade chutneys, freshly baked bread, our cooking is a memorable explosion of the finest flavours designed to excite and delight the most sophisticated of palates.
Red Fort Restaurant Diner Reviews
"This restaurant has consistently produced top-quality Mughal food for over two decades now - no easy achievement."