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survey result

Summary

£84
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Boldly flavoured” nouvelle Indian cuisine served in a “dark and clubby”, colonial-theme setting puts Leela Palace’s Mayfair three-year-old in London’s premier league, if not perhaps quite at the top of the table: “not as memorable as some top names, but definitely a favourite”. But while it’s “a good attempt at taking Indian cuisine to the next level”, it lacks the stunning verve fans recall from when it first opened: “a fun evening out, but it will need to do better again to match the best of the best”.

Summary

£84
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Boldly flavoured” nouvelle Indian cuisine served in a “dark and clubby”, colonial-theme setting puts Leela Palace’s Mayfair two-year-old in London’s premier league, if not perhaps quite at the top of the table: “not as memorable as some top names, but definitely a favourite”. But while it’s “a good attempt at taking Indian cuisine to the next level”, it lacks the stunning verve fans recall from when it first opened: “a fun evening out, but it will need to do better again to match the best of the best”.

Summary

£83
 ££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Having been to Jamavar in Bangalore, I tried their London restaurant and was most impressed” – Leela Palace’s “plush”, colonial-style yearling (“I’m not sure the decor is very PC!”) is “a great addition to Mayfair” and wins ecstatic praise from many reporters for its “super slick service” and “fabulous and spicy” dishes that “strike a balance between the traditional spicing and flavours of Indian cuisine, but with high-end presentation and gastronomic flourishes!” No hiding, however, that it was a blow when they lost founding chef Rohit Ghai in January 2018, with ratings in this year’s survey at laudable levels, but miles away from the giddy heights achieved in year one.

Summary

£88
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Leela Palace’s “stunning” newcomer in Mayfair’s most fashionable restaurant row has immediately established itself as “the best Indian restaurant in town, indeed it’s amongst the best restaurants of any cuisine”. Ex Gymkhana chef, Rohit Ghai’s “expert” and “exquisite” dishes are “genuinely top class” (while “still remaining properly authentic to the flavours you might find in New Delhi or Mumbai”) and the interior (modelled, apparently, on the Viceroy’s House of New Delhi) is a picture of “elegance and sophistication”. STOP PRESS: In December 2017 a sequel, Dabbawala is to open at 29 Maddox Street (formerly Hibiscus, RIP).

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Restaurant details

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £24.00 £29.00
Pretheatre £24.00 £29.00
SundayLunch   £55.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 80.00 Always Available 6

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£11.00 £25.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £4.25
Extras  
Bread £9.00
Service 12.50%
8 Mount Street, London, W1K 3NF
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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