Full of life and flavour, London hosts some of the finest Indian restaurants which aim to bring elements of Indian culture, architecture and cuisine to the streets of London. Indian cuisine is extremely popular amongst Londoners, with its rich flavours, wonderful spices, bright colours and wide-ranging dishes. We have prepared a list of some of the finest Indian dining experiences, some authentic, others holding Michelin Stars and a few providing immersive experiences. Whatever your preference, there is something on this list for you.
Gymkhana has established a reputation as one of London’s finest Indian eateries, inspired by the elite clubs of India where high-ranking members of society dine, indulge, socialise, drink and play sport. Gymkhana serves the finest Indian cuisine, and has held a Michelin star since 2014 for its wonderful, classic yet contemporary Indian cusine. Gymkhana serves more than the food, it is a fine dining experience hosted in a gorgeous, dimly lit venue in Mayfair. The venue hosts two distinct floors with unique designs, inspired by the residential mansions of Kolkata and Pondicherry. Gymkhana offers exclusive vault experiences for groups, from 5-40, perfect for intimate dinners and parties. This restaurant is the perfect choice if you want to experience the finest Indian-inspired architecture, the richest flavours and most luxurious crafted cocktails.
At the heart of exclusive Belgravia, you will find Amaya the critically acclaimed Indian Bar and Grill. Soon after opening, Amaya was awarded a Michelin star for it’s sophisticated grilled Indian cuisine, featuring out of the ordinary and sensationally modern Indian tapas-style dishes. The finest food is cooked in a theatrical open kitchen that diners can observe, and is surrounded by beautifully dramatic interiors. Amaya opened it’s doors with the aim to impress the eye and lift the soul whilst engaging the palate. The walls are decorated with vibrant colour, handmade furniture and stunning commissioned artwork. Amaya is the ideal choice for diners looking for flavour, quality, luminous contemporary design and a fully immersive experience.
Located in London City and the iconic Battersea Power Station, Cinnamon Kitchen is a modern Indian dining experience you do not want to miss. This restaurant offers a high-energy theatrical dining room with an open tandoor grill which provides an interactive dining experience. However, the experience is not the best part of the evening. Head chef Vivek King has curated a signature menu that evolves age-old recipes and flavours to create modern Indian dishes that remain classic and timeless. They offer a range of Indian menus including classic evening dining, afternoon tea and even a BBQ brunch on the terrace.
Copper Chimney is a stylish modern restaurant offering secret recipes and cooking techniques from across Undivided North India. Copper Chimney has a light and bright interior with stylish and spacious seating surrounded by beautiful lighting and hanging plants. Each signature dish is prepared with Copper Chimneys’s secret spice ingredients that have been used for 3 generations. One unique dish diners must try is the Delhi fried chicken which is a crispy, crunchy, flavoursome masterpiece. This restaurant is not one to miss, after all, Copper Chimney’s brand promise “Indian Food, Made Unforgettable”.
Noir restaurant and lounge is the perfect dark and daring choice for North London diners. At Noir, they offer a beautiful menu inspired by the hustle and bustle of the Indian streets. They pride themselves on taking traditional Indian dishes and adding their own exciting and sensational twists. The menu is not the only exciting element of this venue, prepare to be amazed by entertainment, dry ice and fire shows whilst you dine on weekends. Your night at Noir will be exciting and glamorous, as their stunning lounge offers high class interiors. You are able to enjoy exclusive Shisha flavours alongside your delicious food and entertainment, which makes Noir an unforgettable experience.
Bibi Mayfair provides it’s diners with contemporary Indian flavour using the finest British ingredients. Bibi embraces the full multicultural span of Indian cuisine serving chaat and grilled sharing platters created using only the most natural and ethical British produce. Their ghee comes from cows who graze on wild herbs and grasses and the menu is printed daily on compostable paper, making it an environmentally-friendly choice. Gigi’s constantly evolving menu comprises of five sections, bar snacks, chaat, sigree, sides and desserts and is accompanied by a delicious, exotic drinks menu. It’s authenticity is represented in the name which paying homage to the head chef Chet’s paternal and maternal grandmothers (bibis) who played a key role in forming his culinary identity.