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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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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 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/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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    Very good
  • 147
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  • 57
    Poor
  • 45
    Terrible
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
Birthday Treat indeed

Opulent but pricey. Lovely food. Nice atmosphere. Pity about the staff. Was so disappointed that a member of staff was judgemental when serving alcoholuc drinks. Note an additional 12.5% automatically added.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
her_maj64
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London, United Kingdom
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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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77 reviews 77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Opulent but pricey. Lovely food. Nice atmosphere. Pity about the staff. Was so disappointed that a member of staff was judgemental when serving alcoholuc drinks. Note an additional 12.5% automatically added.

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Indore, India
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59 reviews 59 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

wow............. what a taste , very good preparation and taste. They have capacity of app.350 pax but every time its full, Every Indian should visit here

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Antwerp, Belgium
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33 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had seen this restaurant on Masterchef. When we stumbled across it in London we couldn't resist. I was not impressed. The interior is pretty impressive. The staff were nice. The other customers where a bit up themselves. I love Indian food, but wouldn't go back here again, there are better Indian restaurants in London. The price wasn't bad tho.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have to say this was one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had and it really ruined mother's day for my mother. We had a reservation for 14.15 (second seating) on Sunday 15th March for Mothers Day. We were told there were no tables available and had to wait for a table, quite surprising considering I should... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Does not look so special outside but inside its a magical delight. Terrific surroundings, waterfalls, fauna, cocktails and food can only be described as sublime. Staff showed just the right amount of attentiveness and were very helpful. Recommend the Maison de jour menu with the blackened cod and lobster to share.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Really unique place, charming up to make sure that you feel in a different country. Not really India even if obviously it is related. The cooking proposal is also on a different style. All in all, with a great service, ai enjoyed that evening.

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Chester
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This restaurant is different. The decor and ambience recreate a semi colonial atmosphere. It feels like a throwback of India. The food was excellent with some very different tastes from the norm and service was good. More expensive than average but worth going if only for a special occasion.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Food was good vegi OK but so hot in retardant smells of food not aired. No at asked Waiters. Said owners cannot afford. Having a laugh surely. Very humid hot sweaty with Indian smells not idea for a Sunday afternoon. Today's March. Imagine warmer months. Come on la portes owners sort it out! £35 a had for a sweaty brunch.... More 

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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

While I have no desire to go to India, I do want to go back to La Porte des Indes. It was a beautiful restaurant with fabulous food and excellent service. The restaurant is large enough to seat a lot of people but you are not on top of each other and it is not loud. The food was delightful... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We go here fairly regularly for lunch and we are always impressed by the food. If you want to try dishes full of subtle flavours a million miles from the average High Street Indian, this is the place to go. A bit peripheral but the restaurant is like the Tardis as it seems to be an ordinary street corner restaurant... 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 22 - 45
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Marylebone
Marylebone offers what so many London neighborhoods cannot: a village feel coupled with urban convenience. Much of its success rests in its location. Wedged between the northeastern corner of Hyde Park and the southern end of Regent's Park and with a number of Tube stations within easy reach, Marylebone is as pedestrian friendly as Central London gets. The bustling shopping mecca of Oxford Street separates it from Soho and Mayfair, exclusive Regent Street marks its border with Fitzrovia, and cosmopolitan Edgware Road serves as its western edge. Within this enviably situated quarter are an array of outstanding restaurants (from Michelin darlings to down and dirty cheeseburgers), an impressive assortment of independently owned shops, and some of the city's quietest and most pleasant nooks, crannies and cobbled lanes.
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