September 2019: Eater London reports that the Gaylord's site is to be replaced by another Indian restaurant, Banjarah, the London debut for Delhi-based Azure Hospitality.
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This Fitzrovia veteran, “the ultimate traditional Indian”, still cooks dishes in a tandoor oven imported in 1966, and believed to be the first in the UK. The menu has been successfully modernised in recent years, with such choices as ‘paneer jalfrezi tacos’ giving “an Indian twist to the Mexican street-food favourite”.
Half a century and counting, and this stately and “impeccably run” Fitzrovia veteran is “still always enjoyable” according to reports. Praise too for “new menu additions with a modern twist”, such as “Golgappa street-food shots – a food journey transporting you straight to the lanes of Old Delhi or beaches of Chowpatty!”
“Step back into the ’70s (if not at ’70s prices)” at this “ultimate traditional Indian” – a “favourite for authentic North Indian dishes” since it opened 50 years ago in Fitzrovia. The interior can feel “a little staid” but “wakes up in the evening”, and “service is hard to surpass”.
Gaylord Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Currently closed (12 June, 2019) perhaps for renovations."
|Wine per bottle||£19.90|
79-81 Mortimer St, London, W1W 7SJ
Last orders: 10.45 pm, Sun 10.30 pm