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Summary

From its contemporary design, you’d never know this “quiet oasis” near Piccadilly Circus was London’s oldest Indian (est 1926); to say, as fans do, that “it’s still the best” would over-egg it, but its “inventive and flavourful” food rescues it from any hint of tourist-trap status.

£77
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

London’s oldest Indian should be a tourist trap, yet it’s anything but – yes it’s “a bit expensive”, but the “light and fragrant” cooking, “yummy cocktails” and “sumptuous” modern design make a visit “well worthwhile”.

£75
Very Good
Very Good
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Maybe it is on the tourist route”, but London’s longest-established Indian restaurant, handily located near Piccadilly Circus, offers a “refined” and “very modern” experience, including some “really fine” cuisine.

£71
Very 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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Owner's description

Situated in a prime location overlooking London’s Regent Street, Veeraswamy has been offering the finest classical Indian cuisine since 1926.

As the first of its kind, it is celebrated as the Grand Dame of Indian restaurants, known for its refined cuisine & opulent Raj-inspired style. For reservations, please visit www.veeraswamy.com

Veeraswamy’s raison d’etre has been focused on refining splendid classical Indian cuisine, with contemporary panache specialising in recipes served in palaces & patrician homes of India. This is served alongside personally inspired contemporary creations all prepared by chefs from the region of the dishes origin. The food is rarely found in the restaurants of India let alone Europe, making Veeraswamy an original Indian gourmet experience, and one that has proven to be, over the many decades, a generational favourite.

Veeraswamy is open for lunch and dinner Monday to Sunday. The average for lunch comes to £45-50 per person; and £65-£70 per person for dinner.

A set Business Lunch Menu at £28.50 for 2 courses is available Monday to Friday; a Pre & Post Theatre Menu at £24 for 2 courses and £28 for 3 courses is served Monday to Saturday. Veeraswamy offers a special Sunday lunch of Indian favourites at only £26 for 3 courses with a full choice from the a la carte menu.

The wine list features over 100 bins with unusual wines from around the world; many are available by the glass.

The private dining room at Veeraswamy is perfect for private dining up to 22, or cocktail parties up to 50. The décor is romantic and playful, baccarat chandeliers, a flickering candle lit wall, rich Moghul style carpets, elegant silk curtains, create an atmosphere of romance and celebration.

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Veeraswamy Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Veeraswamy Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Veeraswamy restaurant.
Joe S
Much hyped and it lived up to it - this rea...
Reviewed 2 months, 4 days ago

"Much hyped and it lived up to it - this really is very special interesting delicately cooked Indian food. Definitely to return to. Not cheap but why should it be when the quality is this good."

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Victory Hs, 99-101 Regent St, London, W1B 4RS
Opening hours

lunch 12.30 pm - 2.15 pm, Sun 2.30 pm, dinner 5.30 pm - 10.30 pm
Last orders: 10.30 pm, Sun 10 pm