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Summary

“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”.

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

Summary

This veteran near the Indian High Commission in the Strand “has been around for more than 50 years” and “hardly changes”. “So basic it’s almost a parody”, it is reached via an “unappealing entrance and up two flights of stairs”, but “very good value and authentic” scoff still justifies the trip. “A miracle it has survived in redeveloping London – if it ever goes, we will miss it!”. BYO, or buy beer from the hotel bar. STOP PRESS: Redevelopment is now threatened here with news that the lease is expiring in 2019, and plans to modernise the site have been submitted. Join the online petition to save the place!

£28
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2
Average
2
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1
Poor
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“You could be in Delhi circa 1960” at this “quirky” veteran near the Indian High Commission in the Strand. Service “can be frantic” and the food is arguably “unexceptional”, but “it deserves mention for its great value in a central location”. BYO, or grab a pint from the hotel bar.

£29
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2
Average
2
Average
1
Poor
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

A scruffy old relic, near the Indian High Commission (where you BYO, or pick up a pint in the hotel bar); “it’s the authenticity of the cooking, the eternal pre-war atmosphere, and very fair prices that keep us going back”.

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

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Restaurant details

60
120

Prices

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£3.00 £8.50 £5.00 £3.20
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £16.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
143 Strand, London, WC2R 1JA
Opening hours
Monday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10:50pm
Tuesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10:50pm
Wednesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10:50pm
Thursday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10:50pm
Friday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10:50pm
Saturday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10:50pm
Sunday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10:50pm

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