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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 #9,435 of 17,204 Restaurants in London
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Indian
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW 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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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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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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50 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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213 reviews 213 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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