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La Porte des Indes

32 Bryanston Street | Marble Arch, London W1H 7EG, England
0272240055
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Ranked #2,064 of 17,209 Restaurants in London
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Price range: $24 - $49
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tue 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 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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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A wonderful buffet style Sunday lunch - called "brunch". Super food enjoyed by all including small children. Delicately spiced and superb quality. Exemplary service. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Amazing setting, excellent food selection especially for vegetarians and interesting drinks menu. Service slow.

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Berkshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We really were not impressed with this but had high expectations, apparently Indian cuisine with a French influence so I guess I was expecting Mauritian or Indian Ocean. Sadly not, the whole experience was pretty awful. The decor was tired and dated, colonial pillars, big palm plants and pastel colours put me off before I even sat down. The service... More

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Ilford
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We visited this restaurant for a birthday celebration in a party of 6. The decor is colonial and a bit dated. Although we seemed to be falling over the staff, the service was a bit slow. We arrived early and was shown to the bar area to wait for the rest of our party. We sat for a good 10... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I can't in good conscience recommend this restaurant. We booked a table for a large party. It was a birthday brunch. First of all you should know that this is a buffet - not a full service restaurant. They need to update the price above because IT IS NOT £15.00-30.00. THE PRICE IS £35.00 for buffet, and be sure that... More

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Swansea
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great tasting seafood - lobster, crab, large shrimp, sea bass and delicious nonalcoholic cocktails! All a little wallet heavy but just about worth it.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I visited this restaurant with my wife based on the good reviews this restaurant has had in the past. Unfortunately this was a mistake. Whilst service was good , ambience and location excellent the food was poor. As a vegetarian I was enticed by the menu that had a dedicated veggie section. This unfortunately didn't mean anything since the food... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

I arrived alone expecting a regular Indian restaurant and was positively surprised by the large, open, well-appointed room. Staff we're extremely courteous and friendly and I loved the uniforms. Expectations were high. Having waited a while I noticed the table next to me complaining about the final bill. I took a mental note. Finally my main course arrived - meaning... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We chose La Portes des Indes for my wife's birthday meal in August 2014. We were attracted by the promise of fine, well-spiced Pondicherry cuisine. We were left very disappointed. From the front reception upstairs to the table service throughout, staff were indifferent and, frankly, unfriendly - the restaurant was reasonably busy but we consider that no excuse. The quality... More

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Holywood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Excellent food, although the portions were rather large. Lovely presentation of the food, and a very nice atmosphere and surroundings. Knowledgable waiters who guided us in our food choices.

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