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La Porte des Indes

#2,886 of 17,349 Restaurants in London
#3,089 of 18,273 Places to Eat in London
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32 Bryanston Street | Marble Arch, London W1H 7EG, England
02072240055
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12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Charming and delicious

A friend took my husband and I for a meal at this restaurant. I was very impressed by the decor, which instantly transport you to a colonial India and you'd forget behind the doors there's London. We had many starters an main dishes between us and they were all equally delicious, not forgetting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
JitkaW
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Horsham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

suppose to be a unique Indian-French experience. It was neither. Average food in an artificial, pretentious jungle atmosphere. Very expensive for the quality. And I forgot to mention the service: slow, many mistakes. The menu is misleading and you find the real costs only when you get the bill. I shall not go to this restaurant again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Great food - welcoming staff - fantastic setting and ambience. Sunday was a buffet with a wide range to eat. Felt like I'd been transported to a distant exotic place.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We went here for dinner on a concierge recommendation. The ambience is very good, but we never got to taste the food. After being seat and waiting for 20 minutes, a gentleman finally came and took our drink order. Half an hour later we still had no drinks. When we inquired of another server she said she would check on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A friend took my husband and I for a meal at this restaurant. I was very impressed by the decor, which instantly transport you to a colonial India and you'd forget behind the doors there's London. We had many starters an main dishes between us and they were all equally delicious, not forgetting the cocktails.. Very special place definitely worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A friend recommended this restaurant for dinner for our trip to London this weekend, very lovely unusual venue with amazing food. Would certainly highly recommend dinner here and will dine there again on my next visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

On entry the decor is surprising, and impressive. My only regret here is that the downstairs bar floor is no longer covered with empty peanut shells (but that is probably at the diktat of some health and safety wonk) The menu is largely Indian.with overtones of the French time in India, and there are creole dishes, too. The quality of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

You will be surprised by this cavernous restaurant once you step inside! The food is Indian with French inspiration from the period of French colonies in India, and is unusual. The set menu enables you to try several of the main items so that you have a sense of the cuisine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I've wanted to visit this restaurant for 10 years and finally did for an anniversary meal. It's a really nice restaurant. The food was lovely and arrived at the table pretty fast. The only thing I found odd was being served poppadoms with no sauces/dips. We sat eating them dry. Not sure if that's normal there maybe? Other than that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

long overdue review. I visited La Porte des Indes in April. I organised a birthday surprise party so contacted the restaurant beforehand to list my requirements. The communications throughout was excellent and decided to hire out one of their rooms for a party of 14. The privacy of the room was excellent, service spot on and the staff went out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

With the disappointment of Foo Fighters cancelling their Wembley shows we opted to see Jurassic World in Friday night instead. After in the mood for indian meal and looking up on our phone the nearest one to our location this was first on the list. Boy did we make the right choice, on entering the premises thought it may have... More 

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Additional Information about La Porte des Indes

Address: 32 Bryanston Street | Marble Arch, London W1H 7EG, England
Phone Number: 02072240055
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Marylebone
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
Average Prices: USD 23 - 47
Cuisine: French, Indian

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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 - 47
  • Cuisine: French, Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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