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Despite a vintage stretching back to 1926, London’s oldest Indian (part of the same group as Chutney Mary) doesn’t merely trade on its guidebook potential, with “subtle” and “original” cuisine, “dedicated” service, and a first-floor setting, whose agreeable looks are thoroughly modern. It seems to have become “a wee bit pricey” of late, though, “but it is in the heart of the West End, so perhaps not excessively so”.
“A venerable institution that you have to visit at least once” – London’s oldest Indian (est 1926) is still one of its best, having received a “calm, spacious and classy” contemporary revamp a few years ago (at the hands of its current owners, the Chutney Mary group) and serving “imaginative Indian dishes” with “original flavours”. “There are probably better Indian restaurants in the West End, but for an overall experience, this takes some beating!”
You would never guess from its “beautiful and relaxed” interior that this first-floor Indian veteran, near Piccadilly Circus, is London’s oldest (est 1926). Service is “professional” and the “delicate and expertly prepared” cuisine has fully moved with the times – “it shows just how the amazing flavours of subcontinental cooking can be elevated!”
“A veteran that’s still delivering the goods!” – London’s oldest Indian (est 1926), near Piccadilly Circus remains “a favourite upscale subcontinental”, with “up-to-date” contemporary decor, “attentive” staff, and “very special, interesting and delicate cooking”; predictably, it’s not especially cheap.
Situated in a prime location overlooking London’s Regent Street, Veeraswamy has been offering the finest classical Indian cuisine since 1926. As the first of its kind, it is celebrated as the Grand Dame of Indian restaurants, known for its refined cuisine & opulent Raj-inspired style. For reservations, please visit www.veeraswamy.com Veeraswamy’s raison d’etre has been focused on refining splendid classical Indian cuisine, with contemporary panache specialising in recipes served in palaces & patrician homes of India. This is served alongside personally inspired contemporary creations all prepared by chefs from the region of the dishes origin. The food is rarely found in the restaurants of India let alone Europe, making Veeraswamy an original Indian gourmet experience, and one that has proven to be, over the many decades, a generational favourite. Veeraswamy is open for lunch and dinner Monday to Sunday. The average for lunch comes to £45-50 per person; and £65-£70 per person for dinner. A set Business Lunch Menu at £28.50 for 2 courses is available Monday to Friday; a Pre & Post Theatre Menu at £24 for 2 courses and £28 for 3 courses is served Monday to Saturday. Veeraswamy offers a special Sunday lunch of Indian favourites at only £26 for 3 courses with a full choice from the a la carte menu. The wine list features over 100 bins with unusual wines from around the world; many are available by the glass. The private dining room at Veeraswamy is perfect for private dining up to 22, or cocktail parties up to 50. The décor is romantic and playful, baccarat chandeliers, a flickering candle lit wall, rich Moghul style carpets, elegant silk curtains, create an atmosphere of romance and celebration.
|Wine per bottle||£22.00|
VEERASWAMY’S SOPHISTICATED PRIVATE DINING ROOM EXUDES GLAMOUR, ELEGANCE AND EXCLUSIVITY
Our Mughal inspired private dining room can comfortably seat up to 22 or, for less formal events, up to 50 can be accommodated for cocktail-style functions. The décor is romantic and playful, baccarat chandeliers, a flickering candle lit wall, rich Moghul style carpets, elegant silk curtains, create an atmosphere of romance and celebration.
The service is discreet, warm and professional, and there are several ways that the client can choose to dress the room depending on the occasion. All requests can be discussed with Veeraswamy when organising the function.
The Private Room is perfect for a wide variety of purposes not just dining – such as launches, presentations, press meetings, and brainstorming sessions.
Veeraswamy Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Good location and service but feels so old fashioned and outdated now . Time for a face lift perhaps ? Perhaps expectations were unfairly high and ot be fair some of the food was excellent but overall disappointing."
"Lovely well spiced food and good service. It’s getting rather pricey for what you get though."
Victory Hs, 99-101 Regent St, London, W1B 4RS
|Monday||12 pm-2:15m, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm-2:15m, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-2:15m, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-2:15m, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-2:15m, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm|
|Saturday||12:30 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm|
|Sunday||12:30 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10 pm|