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Summary

£101
£££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“First came here almost 60 years ago! And it’s still one of my favourites” – London’s oldest Indian restaurant “delivers fabulous food year after year”. Opened in 1926, in a first-floor space at the Piccadilly end of Regent Street, it is nowadays part of the upmarket Amaya and Chutney Mary group who have ensured its offering has moved with the times. The decor is “lovely” but not old-fashioned, and the “imaginative food has lots of flavours”. Top Menu Tip – “Rogan Josh on the bone”.

Summary

£94
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Approaching its centenary, London’s oldest Indian, near Piccadilly Circus, continues to thrive as part of the high-quality group that also owns Chutney Mary. It may be an “old favourite” for many fans of decades’ standing, but the “relaxing” interior is modern and without any ‘heritage’ appeal. “Service is friendly and professional – not pushy, but there when you want them” – and the cooking has “sublime flavours and fragrances”.

Summary

£87
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

At 95 years old – the same age as the Queen – London’s oldest Indian restaurant, near Piccadilly Circus, continues to send out “delicious, beautifully presented food drawing on Mughal recipes with a modern twist”. Unlike Her Majesty, however, its styling is rather contemporary nowadays, giving next to no hint at its long heritage. “Sitting at a table overlooking Regent’s Street, with the mouth-watering fragrance of Indian spices, swish decor and professional yet understated service. you could almost do without the food! But the food is superb."

Summary

£86
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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”.

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10+ after 8 pm, no under 3's

Veeraswamy Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Veeraswamy Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Veeraswamy restaurant.
Jane G
Colourful food beautifully presented. Super...
Reviewed 6 days ago

"Colourful food beautifully presented. Superior, delicate flavoursome curries. "

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Haydn P
I’m not a fan of Indian food, but this wa...
Reviewed 5 months,

"I’m not a fan of Indian food, but this was something special, if rather expensive. Loved the lobster curry. Ask for a window table overlooking Regent Street."

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Tim H
Always good, but really excellent tonight....
Reviewed 8 months, 27 days ago

"Always good, but really excellent tonight."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £35.00  
SundayLunch £36.00 £40.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£14.00 £29.00 £7.00 £8.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £38.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Service 13.50%
Victory House, 99-101 Regent Street, London, W1B 4RS
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:15 pm

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