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La Porte des Indes

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32 Bryanston Street | Marble Arch, London W1H 7EG, England
02072240055
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: La Porte des Indes is Indian cuisine on a grand scale, from the nine-metre...
La Porte des Indes is Indian cuisine on a grand scale, from the nine-metre waterfall cascading through the restaurant to the eight chefs in the kitchen. The food is just as spectacular, borrowing flavours from the former French colonies to add to its array of traditional dishes. Its central London location should mean you can spare some time for a visit to the Jungle Bar, where patrons are encouraged to throw peanut shells on the floor.
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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 57
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Thoroughly disappointing experience

Seven of us went for the Sunday buffet on 22nd Feb for a family celebration. We had been told that the restaurant was on two levels. Because two of us suffer badly from arthritis and find stairs particularly difficult we checked at the time of booking about the positioning of the buffet in relation... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Rekha P
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Seven of us went for the Sunday buffet on 22nd Feb for a family celebration. We had been told that the restaurant was on two levels. Because two of us suffer badly from arthritis and find stairs particularly difficult we checked at the time of booking about the positioning of the buffet in relation to our table. We were told... More 

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New Delhi, India
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The name literally means ‘Gateway to India’ ’From Marble Arch tube station, it takes 10 seconds to reach this spectacular restaurant. It is right at the corner. Inside there is a marble staircase and 9 metre high waterfall, tropical plants and flowers adorn the luxurious restaurant. Intricately carved wooden artifacts, wooden and stone sculptures, paintings, furnishing, upholstery, cutlery, vessels are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Went last Sunday for the buffet lunch to celebrate 4 birthdays in the family. The downstairs where they keep the starters and desserts is very cramped and the seating area is considerably dark. The chefs aren't interactive at all although they're cooking directly in front of and serving you. There's very little option when it comes to the mains and... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed most of the food we had here particularly the amuse bouche and the starters. My husband had the chicken tikka masala and I had the poulet rouge which is one of their specialities but it wasn't really to my taste, and neither of the main courses were any better than our local indian restaurant. To accompany the mains we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Went last week for dinner to celebrate daughters birthday. Décor was dated and tables very small- reminded me of 70's furniture. Staff: Unfriendly and inexperienced. Food: Lobster Peri Peri @ £35 was a awful. Tasteless,dry and hardly had any 'flesh'. Chicken Tikka - 4 pcs of the blandest meat I've ever eaten. Mixed Veg starters: I've eaten much better in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is such a dramatic room with all the beautiful plants and flowers and water features and colourful tablecloths and plates , it feels really special . I guess it must get a little mad on an evening with them being so many covers . We had a great lunch , with friendly service and flavoursome indian food , rather... More 

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Hastings UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I visited for the first time and, having read previous reviews, was a little apprehensive about the service. However, although the restaurant was busy, I couldn't fault the excellent service from the moment we walked in until the moment we left. The decor is attractive but it is a little dated, however this really wasn't an issue. We ordered the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I've been visiting this restaurant since it first opened. It's always been expensive but worth it, but not any more. Recently took a client there for lunch. Food was good as always but the service was poor. The guy in the bar was on another planet. I had to go and get him to encourage him to come over and... More 

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Liphook, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Enjoyed our evening. An impressive interior. Food was good. However, had to ask for lobster crackers, and no finger bowl, so no tip. Not cheap.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We ate at Le Porte des Indes on Saturday evening - it was a valentines set menu. The food was ok - nothing to rave about - but the service was very indifferent. We asked what the food was - as it was a set menu - the server didn't seem to know and was so rushed she didn't have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32 Bryanston Street | Marble Arch, London W1H 7EG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Marylebone
  • Neighborhood: Marylebone
  • Phone Number: 02072240055

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 46
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

La Porte des Indes is Indian cuisine on a grand scale, from the nine-metre waterfall cascading through the restaurant to the eight chefs in the kitchen. The food is just as spectacular, borrowing flavours from the former French colonies to add to its array of traditional dishes. Its central London location should mean you can spare some time for a visit to the Jungle Bar, where patrons are encouraged to throw peanut shells on the floor.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Marylebone
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