Best Indian Bars and Restaurants in London
As a nation of curry lovers, finding an Indian restaurant in London is not particularly hard to do. However, finding an authentic Indian restaurant bar serving traditional Indian cuisine and Indian inspired cocktails may be a slightly more difficult task. For places which offer you something a bit different than your local curry house, here is a lists of some recommended Indian bars and restaurants in London.
Right next door to The Cinnamon Kitchen, Anise is the place to go for delicious cocktails in the heart of the City of London. With dark leather seats Anise is an elegant and sophisticated venue serving stylish and spice-infused cocktails that will delight even the toughest of critics. With a bar food menu which draws inspiration from the restaurant next door, Anise offers their customers some of the finest Indian street food in London.
Providing the City of London with innovative modern Indian cuisine using the finest British ingredients, Cinnamon Kitchen is decorated with a range of Indian patterns whilst retaining its original warehouse feel. If you are out to impress then their Tandoori Grill offers a more interactive dining experience, with a vast amount of dishes available to be cooked in front of your very eyes.
For something a little different, venture to Haymarket where you'll find Farzi Cafe, a modern Indian bistro serving up innovative takes on native classics. Expect gorgeous and theatrical bites such as quail & chicken kebabs, tandoori goat shoulder and seitan chilli bun.
Perfectly placed in the heart of Marylebone, Ooty is a fine dining restaurant, casual bar and underground cocktail haunt in one. Serving a mouthwatering menu of South Indian treasures from Head Chef Manmeet Singh Bali, of the former Michelin-starred Vineet Bhatia, it's always a winner.
Furnished with leather sofas, Mint Leaf Lounge and Restaurant is a stylish yet comfortable Indian restaurant in London. Their food menu combines ancient Indian traditions and authentic Asian flavours, all with a contemporary twist. Showcasing the large selection of alcohol on offer, Mint Leaf's 16 metre bar serves a range of classic and exotic cocktails alongside some specially selected wine.
This Indian barbecue restaurant and sports bar is a good place to stop by if you work in the City and are grabbing after-work drinks or have a client meeting. Check out their pool area with self-serve whiskey machine, before tucking into authentic meats straight off ten grill.
Inspired by Indian street food, this newest Christmas-themed pop-up teepee is serving up a selection of delicious festive-themed good but with a global twist. The newest offering by Winter Wonderland, Cedar & Spruce Bar + Kitchen is serving up cranberry & brie wontons with chilli cranberry jam and turkey roulade with bacon and spinach stuffing.
Sister restaurant to the seriously successful Roti Chai, Chai Ki is yet another contemporary wonderland of curated Indian dishes in London. Influenced by Britain, India, China and beyond, enjoy fusion breakfast bites, specially selected cocktails and more in this truly welcoming London restaurant.
Infusing traditional Indian dishes with urban influences of London, Cinnamon Bazaar is a colourful Indian restaurant in Covent Garden. The team of chefs play with a selection of different spices and ingredients, showcasing a number of dishes that were found along the historic trade routes, connecting the new and old worlds together.
Roti Chai is an acclaimed Indian eatery offering authentic flavours and innovative cooking techniques. No matter what your occasion may be, the multi-talented restaurant has something for you, whether it be delicious small plates from the causal space or elegant tandoor dishes upstairs.
Experience stunning Indian-inspired drinking and dining in a truly unique 19th century setting. Located within a former Victorian grammar school, Baluchi boasts grand ceilings, large windows and handcrafted chandeliers that make the experience even more special.