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The India Club Restaurant

#7,973 of 17,733 Restaurants in London
#8,543 of 18,658 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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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 27
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 9
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  • 20
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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
Clearly a well-known and favoured establishment

Visited on Tuesday 14th July. Had booked a table for four at 20:30 but arrived early at 19:00. Having read some of the reviews I wasn’t sure whether I would enjoy the meal or not, however, the fact it was packed and noisy as everyone was having a good time, reassured me. I had expected our party... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This month a went again to this great restaurant - after a gap of several years . It continues to delight with excellent food , charming staff and great atmosphere . As its regulars know its decor is very basic and the whole ambience is old fashioned and a bit shabby but this is part of its charm and the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Visited on Tuesday 14th July. Had booked a table for four at 20:30 but arrived early at 19:00. Having read some of the reviews I wasn’t sure whether I would enjoy the meal or not, however, the fact it was packed and noisy as everyone was having a good time, reassured me. I had expected our party may be the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Went with family before the theatre. Really excellent place. We were in a hurry and also posed a challenge with a family member with coeliac's. Staff were kind, and efficient and got us fed and out on time without a fuss. We put ourselves in their hands and had the set menu without even knowing what we were getting. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I have been eating at this dining room of the hotel for nearly 50 years! I was first taken there when I worked at an Indian bank in London. It serves excellent South Indian food at extremely reasonable prices for the West End. Visited recently on 6th June before going to a concert at Queen Elizabeth Hall. Still impressed by... More 

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South Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

When my friend led me up the stairs I wondered what was in store; but it's just wonderful! Yes, staff canteen of the 1950's about covers it, and a marvellously grumpy waiter. There's a smarter bar on the floor below, a bit more Officers' Club than the restaurant. If you want beer you need to go down for it yourself,... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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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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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90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 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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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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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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