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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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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
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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198 helpful votes 198 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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42 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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138 reviews 138 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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41 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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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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