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Summary

Rather “a fascinating place” – this Tardis-like, converted underground Edwardian ballroom near Marble Arch serves “fresh and original, French influenced” Indian cuisine in a “tropical and lush”, foliage-filled interior. At times “service could be sharper” though, and even many fans would concede that eating here costs a “lotta loot”.

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

Summary

“Travel in time and space to Pondicherry” at this exotic venue in a converted subterranean Edwardian ballroom off Marble Arch. “Inside, it’s vast, like a tropical forest”, and with “fine”, rather unusual Franco-Indian cuisine, it adds up to “a real experience”: “expensive, but understandably so”.

£79
Good
Good
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“From the outside it appears ordinary”, but inside this “Tardis-like” space near Marble Arch is “vast, exotic and beautiful”, complete with “a waterfall and costumed waiters”; it’s all good “fun”, and “complemented by great food” from an “upmarket” French-colonial Indian menu.

£65
Good
Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

A deceptively large and unexpectedly lavishly-themed basement (“like being in the Tropics”), near Marble Arch; “it’s a bit expensive”, but serves “interesting” French-colonial Indian food that’s “just a little bit different from the norm”.

£63
Good
Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Entertainments
10, 14
11.30 pm, Sun 10.30 pm
300
Yes
32 Bryanston St, London, W1H 7EG
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Opening hours

lunch noon - 2.30 pm, Sun 3.30 pm, dinner 7 pm - 11.30 pm
Last orders: 11.30 pm, Sun 10.30 pm

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