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The India Club Restaurant

#7,918 of 17,116 Restaurants in London
#8,480 of 17,994 Places to Eat in London
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Hotel Strand Continental, 143 The Strand | 143 Strand, London WC2R 1JA, England
0207 836 4880
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Timeless, Basic, Tasty

First visited about 30 years ago and hasn't changed in the slightest! OK, the staff may have changed but then perhaps not! Not the most inviting entrance and decor and then to enter a room laid out like an old time staff canteen should give you pause for thought and then leave! But stick with it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

A return visit to a no frills Indian restaurant. If you love a curry this is the place to go - have the courage to just say "bring us what you recommend please, we like it hot/medium/cool" and see what turns up - but make sure you have the battered chillis to start though. You are still able to bring... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My Dad has been going here for over 40 years and it's a firm favorite with him and his friends. This was my first curry experience some 30 years ago. 'No frills' doesn't cover it. I don't think it's been decorated in over 20 years and it resembles a dilapidated working men's club. But the food is good and tasty.... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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75 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We were recommended the India Club by a work colleague, and we are really pleased we made the effort to find it. To find it was a bit of an effort, as it's located up some rickety stairs and wasn't exactly screaming out that here it was. The room itself (as has been mentioned elsewhere) was just a staff canteen,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Don't be put off by the entrance. Go up the first flight of stairs and get yourself a drink in the 1940's bar (no, really, it hasn't changed) !! When you have your drinks, go up to the second floor to the India Club Restaurant - I use the term restaurant loosely - as it's more like a 1940's transport... More 

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

First visited about 30 years ago and hasn't changed in the slightest! OK, the staff may have changed but then perhaps not! Not the most inviting entrance and decor and then to enter a room laid out like an old time staff canteen should give you pause for thought and then leave! But stick with it and the visit is... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

I wouldn't take a girl there on a first or second date even if she says she like curry unless she is very bohemian. But for close friends and family that you know like new experiences it's a must to try. Don't be put off by the entrance off the street leading to the second floor, menu at entrance. Limited... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Visited here when staying in Waldorf nearby. Food was really good, we had the set menu and the lamb was beautiful. The staff were friendly and attentive. Quite a mixed clientele, young men, old men, lads, couples and a singles. The actual tables are scruffy and the wooden chairs all different, decor dated a 'no frills' place. This all added... More 

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London
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20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

At first appearances this place looks a touch shabby but it is quirky. This reminds me of a byegone age how restaurants used to be, certainly no flock wallpaper on these walls. Where I sat was opposite the kitchen and all appeared to be clean and the waiters and chefs had unstained white aprons and jackets on. When the food... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We visited on a Friday night after a Christmas shopping shopping trip, having been told the food was authentic and the atmosphere quirky.......instead the *restaurant* (I hesitate to dignify it as such) was shabby to the point of dangerous, with what appeared to be electric wires covered with a piece of cardboard nailed to the wall above our table, whilst... More 

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Lliria, Spain
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34 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is not a typical Indian Restaurant.Its very basic with tables without tablecloth and rather uninteresting. I had Chicken Pilau , which is similar to a Birriani. Its spicy rice mixed with a few tiny pieces of chicken. The cost was 8.50 pounds and there was a lot of rice and little chicken and not very tasty. When I mentioned... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hotel Strand Continental, 143 The Strand | 143 Strand, London WC2R 1JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighborhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: 0207 836 4880

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: Indian

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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