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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 #9,666 of 17,147 Restaurants in London
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Indian
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English first
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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47 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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London
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5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This place is beyond ironic. Potatoes in the veg curry were brown to the cot. Puri was flat and oily. Tired and stale food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is not a typical Indian place in London or even in UK. If you looking for posh and fancy place - look somewhere else. But if you want to get a glimpses of old time Sub-continental India with photos of famous HIndu people (Ghandi, Neru, etc) and also eat good southern Indian food served in a very simple way... More

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London, United Kingdom
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122 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It's one up from the Indian YMCA in that there is waiter service. Can't complain though, fairly fresh food, fairly freshly cooked & at almost rupee rates. Some items were unavailable-good news; not frozen! Large bottle of beer, £4.50. If they only made a little effort the food would be great. They need a woman's touch. The decor is Indian... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I have been going to the India Club off and on since the early 1990's. I now consider it an experience rather than a meal out. My wife says it is a bit like lndia many years ago. Basic and rather old interior, white jacketed waiters, traditional food, and separate bar (where you can pop down for beer). Its entrance... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The only way I can explain the huge range of views from wonderful to terrible is that perhaps they have two cooks, or one cook with an intermittent malady. The restaurant room, with the exception of the Indian style pierced metal ceiling lamps, looks like a 1960s works canteen and is reached via a narrow and uninviting staircase. The service... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The service isn't good, almost nobody in a central place like that a saturday evening (strange, isn't it?), but worst of all is the quality of food, is there a cook in the kitchen ??

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is no frills India home cooking and its exactly as you would get in India. It is so far ahead of the usual oily mess that the plethora of Bengali restaurants turn out that its not true. Its cheap, the service is a bit hit and miss, the tables are plastic and there is a photo of Muhammad Ali... More

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