RestaurantsLondonCovent GardenWC2

survey result

Summary

£29
    £
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“So special and deserving to be saved” – this truly “iconic venue for a meal”, up a flight of stairs in the Strand, has barely changed since its foundation in 1951, when Prime Minister Nehru and Lady Mountabatten were among the members. Fans say the “food is reliably amazing”, but it’s as a “cheap” venue for a meal in a distinctively grungy setting that it wins such loyalty. For several years now it has been under threat of closure from a landlord who wants to develop the site as a new hotel, and in 2021 a crowdfunding campaign raised £50,000 towards legal fees to fight against eviction. The club and its bar have been run by three generations of the same family since launch. BYO from the hotel bar.

Summary

£29
    £
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Step back in time with shades of the 1950s”“you could imagine Nehru walking through the door” – at this “atmospheric all-Indian” curry house on the Strand, close to the Indian High Commission, that was recently saved from redevelopment. “The food is decent value at a remarkably low price” – although it’s “not really the point”. “After lunch in the rather bleak dining room, coffee in the cocktail bar seems positively luxurious”. Top Tip – BYO from the hotel bar.

Summary

£29
    £
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Step back in time with shades of the 1950s”“you could imagine Nehru walking through the door” – at this “atmospheric all-Indian” curry house on the Strand, close to the Indian High Commission, that was recently saved from redevelopment. “The food is decent value at a remarkably low price” – although it’s “not really the point”. “After lunch in the rather bleak dining room, coffee in the cocktail bar seems positively luxurious”. Top Tip – BYO from the hotel bar.

Summary

£32
    £
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The climb up the stairs never fails to get the taste buds revving” on arrival at this “1940s time-warp” curry house, close to the Indian High Commission in the Strand. Recently saved from redevelopment, this “iconic” venue with its “mismatched Formica-topped tables” is “still one of the best and cheapest Indians in London”. Top Tip: “BYO, or buy good-value beer at the hotel bar”.

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Restaurant details

60
No dress code
120

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always   £22.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£5.20 £8.10 £3.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £15.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
143 Strand, London, WC2R 1JA
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:50pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:50pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:50pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:50pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:50pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:50pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:50pm

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