Hey Foodies!! Craving for some spicy, authentic indian cuisine? I have put together some of my favourite restaurants to binge on some Indian food across London (This list is not exhaustive). Just a disclaimer before you proceed - I'm a vegetarian, but that shouldn't stop you from having a look through though - as most of the restaurants listed here are famous for its sea food or meat as well!! Find all the information you need right here.

I have also given a rating based on how expensive the restaurant is (a 3 course meal for 2 being vegetarian and non alcoholic drinks) -

  • Below £15 - 1/5
  • From £16-£30 - 2/5
  • From £31-£60 - 3/5
  • From £61-£100 - 4/5
  • Above £100 - 5/5

1) North Indian cuisine

Mint Leaf

Sophisticated twist to traditional Indian cuisine with cozy and wooden interiors.

Address: 1B Suffolk Pl, London SW1Y 4HX  

How to get there: 0.4 miles from Charring Cross underground station, 0.2 miles from Piccadilly Circus underground station

My Tip: It is a fine dining restaurant

Hole in your pocket: 4/5

My favourites: Dal Makhani, Paneer Tikka and the mocktails

Mint Leaf

Roz Ana (Fine Dining)

Fine Indian Regional cuisine with casual ground floor area and a smarter upstairs dining room for a colonial feel.

Address: 4-8 Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames KT2 7NH

How to get there: 0.6 miles from Kingston station, 0.2 miles from Norbiton station

My Tip: It is a fine dining restaurant

Hole in your pocket: 3/5

My favourites: Dal Makhani and Mushroom Methi

Roz Ana

Moksha

Traditional Indian cuisine presented with a contemporary flair.

Address: 216 Kingston Rd, New Malden KT3 3RJ

How to get there: 0.9 miles from New Malden station

Hole in your pocket: 3/5

My favourites: Chilli Mogo Chips, Starter Platter, Paneer Butter Masala (One of the best I have had in London), Cucumber Raita

Haandi

Exotic North Indian cuisine served in haandis in chic interiors.

Address: 7 Cheval Pl, Knightsbridge, London SW7 1EW

How to get there: 0.5 mile from South Kensington station, 0.4 miles from Knightsbridge station

My Tip: It is a fine dining restaurant

Hole in your pocket: 3/5

My Favourites: Masala Papad, Dal Makhani

Masala Papad

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A British twist to food inspired by the roadside cafes of India with Indian village style interiors.

Address: 49 Chippenham Rd, London W9 2AH

How to get there: 0.6 miles from Maida Vale underground station

Hole in your pocket: 3/5

My Favourites: Variety of mocktails (Loved the Pineapple mocktails), Soya Achari Tikka, Dhaba Dal, Paneer Butter Masala

Soya Achari Tikka

Crown & Pepper

Victorian pub with typical North Indian and Indo Chinese cuisine.

Address: 242 High Street, Croydon CR0 1NF

How to get there: 0.6 miles from South Croydon station

My Tip: Usually reserved if there are any game matches, so reserve your table accordingly

Hole in your pocket: 2/5

My Favourites: Dal Tadka, Kadhai Paneer, Samosa Chaat

Samosa Chaat

2) Street Food|Fusion style

Indian Accent

Innovative twist to Indian cuisine with lip smacking dishes in an upscale environment.

Address: 16 Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S 4HW

How to get there: 0.2 miles from Green Park underground station

My Tip: It is a fine dining restaurant, please make a reservation before you go

Hole in your pocket: 4/5

My Favourites: Fresh Green Pea Bhel, Paper Roast Dosa with mushrooms and water chestnuts, Tawa Paneer Khurchan, Dal Makhani (The best I have had in London), Sticky White (Mocktail), Makhan Malai, Doda Barfi Treacle tart and Custard apple cream (Desserts)

Tawa Paneer Khurchan with Roomali Roti at Indian Accent

Chai Naasto

An urban twist to Indian street food with innovative bollywood themed interiors.

Address: 1) 103 Hammersmith Grove, Hammersmith, London W6 0NQ 2) 2-4 Fairfield Rd, Beckenham BR3 3LD 3) 242 Streatfield Rd, Harrow HA3 9BX

How to get there: 1)  0.4 miles from Hammersmith station 2) 0.4 miles from Beckenham Junction station 3) This is quite poorly connected by train, hence you will have to take a combination of train and bus.

Hole in your pocket: 3/5

My Favourites: Chilli Paneer, Pani Puri, Samosa Chaat

Paani Puri at Chai Naasto

Dishoom

Indian street food in Bombay-style digs with vintage decor & upscale touches.

Address: 1) 12 Upper St Martin's Ln, London WC2H 9FB 2) 22 Kingly St, Carnaby, London W1B 5QB 3) 7 Boundary St, London E2 7JE 4) 5 Stable St, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AB 5) 4 Derry St, Kensington, London W8 5SE

How to get there: 1) 500ft from Leicester Square underground station 2) 0.2 miles from Oxford Circus underground station 3) 0.2 miles from Shoreditch High Street station 4) 0.5 miles from St. Pancras International station/King's Cross station 5) 0.1 mile from High Street Kensington underground station

My Tip: Always packed. Definitely reserve a table before you go, else be ready to wait for a minimum of 1 hour.

Hole in your pocket: 3/5

My Favourites: Pav Bhaji (The best I have had in London), Okra Fries, Vegetable Samosa, Gunpowder Potatoes, Mutter Paneer, Dal Makhani, Roomali Roti, Masala Chai

Pav Bhaji

Dum Biryani House

A colourful basement restaurant with funky modern twist to Indian Biryani and other food items.

Address: 187B Wardour St, Soho, London W1F 8ZB

How to get there: 0.3 miles from Oxford Circus underground station, 0.3 miles from Tottenham Court Road underground station

My Tip: Usually packed. Reserve a table before you go.

Hole in your pocket: 3/5

My Favourites: Dum Biryani, Dahi kebab, Kala Channa Fry, Pistachio Kulfi

Dum Biryani with Beetroot Raita

The Kati Roll Co Ltd

Indian style wraps served with mint chutney with a rustic feel and famous Bollywood movie posters on the wall.

Address: 24 Poland St, Soho, London W1F 8QL

How to get there: Oxford Circus tube station (Take the exit for Marks & Spenser)

My Tip: A very small take away type of a restaurant with very little place to sit.

Hole in your pocket: 2/5

My Favourites: Aloo masala roll, Achari Paneer Roll, Mango lassi

Achari Paneer Roll

Shree Krishna Vada Pav

Mumbai style authentic street food served in a style which will take you down the memory lane back to India.

Address: 1) 121 High St, Hounslow TW3 1QL 2) 55 Station Rd, Harrow HA1 2TY 3) 152 Pinner Rd, Harrow HA1 4JJ 4) 2a Alpha St N, Slough SL1 1RB

How to get there: 1) 0.4 miles from Hounslow East underground station 2) 0.4 miles from Harrow and Wealstone station 3) 0.4 miles from West harrow station 4) 0.5 miles from Slough station

Hole in your pocket: 1/5

My Favourites: Vada Pav, Missal Pav, Pani Puri, Chole Bhature, Ragda Pattice

Vada Pav

Waterloo Food Market - Horn Ok Please

A tiny stall serving 4-5 pure vegetarian Indian street food style dishes.

Address: Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX (Horn Ok Please - Indian Street Food Stall)

How to get there: 0.3 miles from Waterloo station

My Tip: It is a street stall, hence there wouldn't be place to sit and eat.

Hole in your pocket: 2/5

My Favourites: Bhel Puri (The best I have had in London), Samosa chat, Moong Dal Dosa

3) Indian Style Chinese

Dalchini

Simple dining area with delicious Indo Chinese cuisine.

Address: 147 Arthur Rd, London SW19 8AB

How to get there: 121ft from Wimbledon Park underground station

Hole in your pocket: 3/5

My Favourites: Fresh Lime Soda, Kung Pao Potatoes, Paneer Schezwan, Vegetable Manchurian, Crackling Spinach

Kung Pao Potatoes

Bombay Chow

Classy interiors with Indo Chinese (Hakka style) cuisine all the way from India.

Address: 220 King St, Hammersmith, London W6 0RA

How to get there: 0.1 miles from Ravencourt Park station, 0.5 miles from Hammersmith station

My Tip: Usually packed. Reserve a table before you go. The service is quite slow.

Hole in your pocket: 3/5

My Favourites: Kung Pao Potato, Vegetable Manchurian, Burnt Ginger Rice

Bombay Chow

4) South Indian

Sarvana Bhavan

Largest South Indian vegetarian chain in the world.

Address: 1) 254 Upper Tooting Rd, Tooting, London SW17 0DN 2) 300 High St N, London E12 6SA 3) 22-22A Ealing Road, Wembley, London HA0 4TL 4) 97 South Rd, Southall UB1 1SQ 5) 17 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0EP 6) 115-127 Cranbrook Rd, Ilford IG1 4PU 7) 18 George St, Croydon CR0 1PA 8) 403 Alexandra Ave, Harrow HA2 9SG

How to get there: 1) 0.2 miles from Tooting Broadway underground station 2) 0.2 miles from East Ham underground station 3) 0.2 miles from Wembley Central underground station 4) 0.2 miles from Southall station 5) 0.1 mile from Leicester Square underground station, 0.4 miles from Embankment underground station 6) 0.2 miles from Ilford station 7) 0.3 miles from East Croydon station 8) 0.2 miles from Rayners Lane station

My Tip: The one at no.5 is a fine dining restaurant with a slightly more expensive menu

Hole in your pocket: 2/5

My Favourites: Set Dosa, Chilly Idli, Idli Vada, Paper Podi Dosa, Paper Dosa, Mysore Masala Dosa, Tomato Onion Utthappam, South Indian Thali, Buttermilk, Mango Lassi

Paper Podi Dosa

Sangeetha

Modern dining room for traditional South Indian dishes.

Address: 320 Bath Rd, Hounslow TW4 7HW

How to get there: 450ft from Hounslow West station

Hole in your pocket: 2/5

My Favourites: Onion Rava Masala, Paper Dosa, Tomato Onion Utthappam, Kesari

Paper Dosa

Woodlands

Modern dining room with South Indian and tandoor specialties.

Address: 1) 37 Panton St, London SW1Y 4EA 2) 77 Marylebone Ln, Marylebone, London W1U 2PS 3) 102 Heath St, Hampstead, London NW3 1DR

How to get there: 1) 0.1 mile from Piccadilly Circus underground station 2) 0.3 miles from Bond Street underground station 3) 0.2 miles from Hampstead underground station

Hole in your pocket: 3/5

My Favourites: Tandoori Mushroom, Crispy Paper Dosa, Idli

Mushroom Tikka 

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