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“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.
“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”.
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!
“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.
|Wine per bottle||£16.00|
143 Strand, London, WC2R 1JA
|Monday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:50pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:50pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:50pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:50pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:50pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:50pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:50pm|