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The India Club Restaurant

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Hotel Strand Continental, 143 The Strand | 143 Strand, London WC2R 1JA, England
0207 836 4880
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  • 20
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    Very good
  • 14
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  • 9
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  • 19
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
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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london
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london
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143 reviews 143 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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19 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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32 helpful votes 32 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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London, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
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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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118 reviews 118 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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86 helpful votes 86 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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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