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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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Ranked #9,906 of 18,124 Restaurants in London
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Indian
Neighborhood:
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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London
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
82 helpful votes 82 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

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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70 reviews 70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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