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survey result

Summary

£71
  £££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Consistently excellent” Keralan cuisine – “beautifully presented and served” – from chef Sriram Aylur ensures this 21-year-old, from the luxury Taj Group, remains at the summit of modern Indian gastronomy in the capital. Despite the swish hotel decor, though, it’s a decidedly low-key institution – if it wasn’t for such “friendly and thoughtful staff” the ambience could become stifling and leaden here. A short walk from Buckingham Palace, it’s close enough to Parliament to have its own division bell to summon MPs for a vote. Top Tip – “set lunch is tremendous value”.

Summary

£71
  £££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Consistently excellent” Keralan cuisine – “beautifully presented and served” – from chef Sriram Aylur ensures this 20-year-old, from the luxury Taj Group, remains at the summit of modern Indian gastronomy in the capital. Despite the swish hotel decor, though, it’s a decidedly low-key institution – if it wasn’t for such “friendly and thoughtful staff” the ambience could become stifling and leaden here. A short walk from Buckingham Palace, it’s close enough to Parliament to have its own division bell to summon MPs for a vote. Top Tip – “set lunch is tremendous value”.

Summary

£69
  £££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Sriram Aylur’s “amazingly light and delicate Keralan cuisine” is twinned with “impeccable service” at the Taj Group’s formidably good Indian, which “maintains the great standards it’s set for the last decade or so” (and which was the highest rated posh Indian in the survey this year). Even fans acknowledge the space looks “drab”, which “takes away the feeling of a special occasion”, “but hey, you don’t eat the decor”.

Summary

£71
  £££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Sriram Aylur’s “glorious, creative, original take on Keralan cuisine, with great integrity to its origins, but enough latitude to feel very unusual and special” has long established Taj Group’s luxurious venue near Buckingham Palace as one of London’s top subcontinentals (“My Indian colleagues swear by it when they’re in the UK”). Staff “go out of their way to be polite and helpful too”, and the only reservation is that the “spacious” interior can seem “a bit sterile”.

For 30 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. In a typical year, diners submit over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK. Each year, the guide is re-written from scratch based on this survey (although for the 2021 edition, reviews are little changed from 2020 as no survey could run for that year).

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Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair,Portions
18
No dress code
82

Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 70.00   8
Menu2 85.00   8

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£13.00 £21.00 £9.00 £10.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
41 Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6AF
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday5:30 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday5:30 pm‑9 pm
Thursday5:30 pm‑9 pm
Friday5:30 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12:30 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12:30 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm

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