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115 Hemingford Road | Barnsbury, London N1 1BZ, England
+44 20 7697 4488
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Ranked #28 of 18,114 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $45 - $90
Sun 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: A venture of 3 professionals from The Ritz London, Benares Mayfair & The Oberoi New Delhi
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Very nice food, No popadoms and raw onion. Friendly staff and cosy atmosphere. Flavours are amazing!

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Santiago, Chile
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68 reviews 68 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Beware, this is NOT a traditional indian restaurant. Is a gourmet/author cuisine restaurant based in indian dishes. All the dishes are inventions, and they are SUPERB. I was thinking of Rogan Josh and found that they didn’t serve traditional dishes so I got disappointed. Nevertheless what we’ve tried was excellent. All the serving sizes are in the small area. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My favourite Indian restaurant by some distance, but calling Roots an 'Indian restaurant' does it a major disservice if it conjures images of greasy or formulaic food. The food at Roots is perfectly spiced, with a good balance of flavours, and they are magicians with lamb. The food genuinely rivals the Michelin-starred places, for a fraction of the price and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We have been regular patrons at Roots at N1 since it opened in 2011 so with my husband's 40th coming up we booked the restaurant for sole use without any hesitation. The dinner party was last night and the food, venue and service were simply superb. Rohit and his team went over and above on every score and a fantastic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We had the privilege of eating at Roots at N1 while traveling in London over the holiday. They delivered a meal and experience to remember. Our entire family would rank it as the best meal we had during our visit. Their attention to detail and flavor preparation was impeccable, and the unique fusion of traditional Indian flavors with a modern... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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100 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Beautifully prepared food cooked to perfection. Don't come expecting bog standard curry dishes. All the flavours complement each other so well and its very well spiced as well. One of the best Indian meals to be had in London. Waiter had an amusingly hard time remembering the order but ultimately got it right which is all that matters. Good friendly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Very very very .... Good, we are french, so we didn't understand the menu, and the waitress was patient and passionate ! All Food and flavours was travelling us ! People and food are very good here, you have to try it !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

I can't recommend this restaurant highly enough! The food was delicious and the service with a smile made all the difference. We loved it and will definitely be back.

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

When told we were going to this restaurant from our city office I looked at the map and wondered why when there are so many restaurants closer by. However, what was in fact only a short taxi ride was worth the effort. Excellent Indian food beautifully presented with the extra touches you expect from a fine dining restaurant. Each dish... More 

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I do not have sufficient knowledge to discuss the authenticity of various dishes but I do recognise good food when I taste it. The Kebab starter is an excellent sharing dish for 2 and the lamb shank is interestingly spiced without excessive chilli. All round a taste experience with polite and attentive service. A little expensive but thats good food... More 

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Additional Information about Roots at N1

Address: 115 Hemingford Road | Barnsbury, London N1 1BZ, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7697 4488
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 45 - 90
Cuisine: Indian

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