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.
Last updated on 5th July 2017
With delicious Indian tapas and a stripped back theme, Lokhandwala is a sexy new spot in Fitzrovia. The modern restaurant puts a spin on traditional Asian dining with sharing plates, as well as a cocktail bar that serves delicious and fruity cocktails.
Calcutta Street delivers a restaurant as vibrant as its food. There’s neon signs, hand-painted murals, art work and film posters of important Bengali figures. Meanwhile, the kitchen is all about Indian street food, creating dishes from British produce and Indian spices.
In the heart of Soho, Zenna is a modern and stylish Indian cocktail bar in London. Furnished with silk upholstered chairs, oriental rugs and leather stools Zenna is a luxurious bar ideal for after work drinks. With a unique cocktail list which is influenced by sub-continental flavours and ingredients, and DJs playing till late on the weekends, Zenna creates a light and friendly atmosphere, perfect for relaxing after a hard week at work.
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.
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.
Zaman is a mouth-watering tour de force of amazing food with a focus on making delicious dishes healthy. From lamb biryani to grilled lobster tail, Zaman doesn’t skimp on flavours, and uses exclusively halal meat.
Located in London's West End, The Mint Leaf Restaurant and Bar is a stylish and elegant venue decorated with American walnut wood which contrasts perfectly with the soft leather seats. With a full menu of contemporary Indian dishes made with fresh ingredients and a variety of cocktails behind the bar, The Mint Leaf Restaurant and Bar is the place to go for modern Indian cuisine.
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.
Talli Joe serves up traditional and regional Indian food in central London, just a few moments from Covent Garden. The venue is modelled around Indian dive bars and channels that fun heritage through its dishes – with offerings like Konkan stewed pork and Rasam poached shrimp – and wonderful list of Indian inspired cocktails.
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.