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La Porte des Indes

32 Bryanston Street | Marble Arch, London W1H 7EG, England
0272240055
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Ranked #1,739 of 16,942 restaurants in London
Price range: $26 - $51
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I visited La Porte Des Indes with my girlfriend and her family when they visited London. The place is beautiful and the service was very friendly and attentive. The food is absolutely delicious and very different and interesting compared to what you would expect from an Indian restaurant in London. There is certainly a premium attached to the whole experience... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Really liked the food and the ambience. Service was prompt. Would definitely recommend. Nice place for a special day

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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

If you research the Porte des Indes you will of course find the difference is the French influence on the cuisine. The food is different from most Indian found in London, and an excellent departure from many other restaurants. The Menu option offers you a great first experience with their cuisine. Multiple starters, mains, and desserts served with rice, naan,... More

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Pontardulais, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Lovely surroundings, fantastic service and an unusually but extremely tasty indian menu! A bit more expensive than an average curry house - but this is not your average curry house!! Well worth a visit.

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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115 reviews 115 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

La Porte des Indes is an Indian restaurant around Marble Arch. From the outside it looks like a "Mom and Pop" store, but once you enter, you are escorted into a beautifully decorated hall with many different dining areas. Each time I have been there it has been peaceful, quiet, and very good. The food is spiced very reasonably in... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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87 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was my first visit to the restaurant and I liked it. The menu is a creative blend of Indian and French influences. Though the favors are most definitely Indiana, the style of preparation takes on a French flair. The menu is extensive with many vegetable, fish and meat choices. I had the seafood platter which was like the traditional... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We were a party of 12 and were looked after by a really professional waitress, who introduced each of the many different dishes and helped us to seconds of anything. Each dish and portion was clean, unusual and tasty; not swimming in sugary sauce as is often the case with Indian food. The place is a charming maze of a... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I booked this restaurant for a large business party and was very impressed by the service and wonderful cuisine. We dined on the set menu which was due to our large party size and all our guests enjoyed the food - especially those who had travelled from overseas. I will most likely be dining here again on my travels to... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by the concierge at our 5 star hotel, so we had high expectations. We arrived and were ushered to the bar, which was quite frankly pathetic. Small, smelly and very poor service. We waited for 30 minutes for a drink (inexperienced staff?). The first table at which were were seated was so poor that we asked... More

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Fethiye, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Hidden behind Oxford Street we discovered this excellent Indian late at night by accident. The food was very good and we loved the ambience. The service was great and we had no complaints on that score. We felt welcome although we arrived very late as the place was emptying. We would go again.

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