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June 2019: a notice on their website says that The Gaylord is currently closed for renovation.

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Summary

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”.

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

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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!”

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

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“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”.

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

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“Approaching its 50th anniversary”, this “’60s throwback” is a “civilised”, “old-fashioned” venue, with “quality”, “traditional” cuisine (recently jazzed up with a new menu) that fans find “a cut above”; it’s “expensive” though, and sceptics feel it’s still “in the dark ages”.

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

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Owner's description

Gaylord Restaurant London was established in 1966, and is considered one of London’s oldest and most elegant Indian Restaurants. Gaylord London is situated in heart of West end, only minutes away from busy Oxford Circus off Regent Street, not far from theatreland.

Gaylord offers the best Mughlai and North-Indian fare in London. Served in relaxed surroundings with an all-ivory interior and minimalist glass frontage, Gaylord reminds one of the majestic golden era by way of the charming original art by Prithvi Soni adorning the walls.

Gaylord encompasses the traditional spirit in which Indian delights are served and has been voted as one of the top 5 Indian restaurants in Britain by Vir Sanghvi.

We invite you to embrace our philosophy of 'Tradition is always in', combine this with a hint of Western elegance and innovative presentation and celebrate India's best gastronomic classics and more...

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Gaylord Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Gaylord Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Gaylord restaurant.
Patric M
Currently closed (12 June, 2019) perhaps fo...
Reviewed 12 days ago

"Currently closed (12 June, 2019) perhaps for renovations."

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79-81 Mortimer St, London, W1W 7SJ
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Last orders: 10.45 pm, Sun 10.30 pm

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