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The India Club Restaurant

Hotel Strand Continental, 143 The Strand | 143 Strand, London WC2R 1JA, England
0207 836 4880
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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I revisited this place having last eaten here over 20 years ago... I'm glad to say it hasn't changed a bit. Go for the experience not the food, it's on the second floor of this shabby building on the Strand, you wouldn't know it existed just walking by. Formica tables and canteen atmosphere, very basic indian food, the lamb madras... More

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Truro, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I eat in a lot of Indian restaurants and this, sadly, must go down as one of the worst I've been to, on almost all criteria bar price (it IS cheap). I was really looking forward to what I hoped would be an authentic experience, but it disappointed from the start and went downhill from there. The dining area is... More

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Glass House Mountains, Australia
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129 reviews 129 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

First of all do not visit this place if you want fancy surroundings, while you are in the middle of Central London you are stepping back somewhat in time. Service was first of all abrupt but then improved, food was good and plentiful really enjoyed the lamb and vegetable dishes. We had the set meal and while at 14 pounds... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The chicken Kahari was nasty. It was made from leftover chicken tikka pieces.the curry was red, its meant to be a dark brown curry. It was tastless.the popperdoms were stale and so were the onion bahjis, I think they were recooked :/ the pilau rice was plain rice with some yellow stuff splattered across the top. The salad was going... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is one of those places you either love or hate. I love it. Basic formica tables, no frills service, no fancy cutlery or tableware. There is no annoying music, and the atmosphere is such that you feel you can chat comfortably with colleagues. The basic veg curry isn't anything special but the dhal and some of the specials are... More

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Essex, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

Went here for lunch with a few work colleagues. Had the chili bahjis to start and then had a chicken madras. If you do go have lamb as your meat dish as the chicken looked like it had come out of a Tesco value packet. It is not by any means a good London Indian restaurant. The food is very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband is Indian and both he and I love this place. It's cheap, authentic Indian canteen food (though you have table service). If you are expecting restaurant quality of service and food go elsewhere, however if you are after home style cooking (so not greasy or unhealthy) and you don't mind the formica tables and non matching cutlery come... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Having heard its reputation, I took three people who had lived in India and was embarrassed. Curries were small pieces of dry meat in spicy sauce. The dosa was half empty and the rice was dry with some hard lumps.

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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

On my second visit I was overjoyed to find nothing has changed ( I guess that's the appeal of the place in the first place for many ) the floor still dirty with holes in it, our table held together with gaffa tape and the waiters usual service "complete lack of" We were told what they could do for us... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My first visit was around 2008 and again in 2014. I don't mind the shabby décor. But both times waiters refused to hand out menus when we asked for menus with just 1 or 2 members of the group missing. And both times the food just didn't seem to be of good quality. Very liquid chicken curry which tasted of... More

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Address: Hotel Strand Continental, 143 The Strand | 143 Strand, London WC2R 1JA, England
Phone Number: 0207 836 4880
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
Cuisine: Indian

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