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Summary

“The small menu really delivers on taste and price” with “some absolutely amazing dishes”, at Calcutta-born Asma Khan’s former supper club, now in hugely popular, permanent quarters off Carnaby Street. The “friendly” staff, including an all-women kitchen team of self-described ‘housewives’, ensure there’s a real “home-cooked” flavour to the enterprise.

£47
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“On the top floor of Kingly Court and less frantic than the more happening places below”“Asma Khan has a winner on her hands” at this “very genuine feeling” follow-up to her former pop-up ventures. From “a well chosen menu of distinctive dishes with an authentic ‘home cooked’ vibe”, the resulting dishes are “full of spicy flavour without being greasy or heavy”. “It’s so authentic even Indians can’t get enough of it!”

£52
   ££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

From supper club star, to pop-up favourite (at The Sun and 13 Cantons), Asma Khan’s Darjeeling Express has finally found a permanent station atop Kingly Court in Soho, serving an array of north Indian dishes that are “generous, interesting and so delicious”.

£48
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Reviews of Darjeeling Express Restaurant in W1B, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Darjeeling Express restaurant.
Naresh A
Very busy and a bit crowded. Good variety o...
Reviewed 7 months, 28 days ago

"Very busy and a bit crowded. Good variety of food."

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Mark H
There is a literal and metaphorical warmth ...
Reviewed 9 months, 11 days ago

"There is a literal and metaphorical warmth to this cooking. Well spiced, sophisticated yet homely food. Service was a bit slow in the middle of the meal. Well worth a repeat visit. This is a restaurant with a soul. "

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Prices

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£3.50 £14.00 £5.00 £5.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £26.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
6-8 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5PW
Opening hours
Monday12 pm-3 pm, 6 pm-10 pm
Tuesday12 pm-3 pm, 6 pm-10 pm
Wednesday12 pm-3 pm, 6 pm-10 pm
Thursday12 pm-3 pm, 6 pm-10 pm
Friday12 pm-3 pm, 6 pm-10 pm
Saturday12 pm-3 pm, 6 pm-10 pm
SundayCLOSED

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