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La Porte des Indes

#3,017 of 17,119 Restaurants in London
#3,233 of 17,997 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: Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 152
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  • 57
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  • 50
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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
Simply Grand

I have dined at this grand Indian restaurant many times during the past eleven years. Never failed to impress my guests and never disappointed. Last Monday, we were ourselves guests of our best friend from outside London to dine here. Tandoori lobster, lam shank curry, mixed grills, and also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Paul_Ng_Mel_and_HKG
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Melbourne, Australia
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407 reviews 407 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I have dined at this grand Indian restaurant many times during the past eleven years. Never failed to impress my guests and never disappointed. Last Monday, we were ourselves guests of our best friend from outside London to dine here. Tandoori lobster, lam shank curry, mixed grills, and also fruit plates as dessert. Very attentive service as usual. We were... More 

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nr Birmingham, UK
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is an unusual and attractive restaurant, offering a French fusion take on Indian food - at a price! I ate with a colleague and we both had starters and main courses. With a cocktail each and one Kingfisher it was £65 per head with service. For that is should have been superb - but it fell short. One starter... More 

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Leeds (Kent), United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Ambience ,food quality ,value for money. Disliked nothing and chance to dine with the well healed.it wouldnt be a visit to london without visit to la porte des indes.walks all over bombay brasserie

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit (6 May 2015) to celebrate our son's graduation. The decor is lovely and felt spacious. The food quite varied, tasty and good and so as the service. But the price of food and drinks are way too high for what it is: For five of us with their set menu and 2 bottle of wine... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

The off us went to dinner here on a Saturday night, everything went well until dessert. The grumpiest server we had that evening, handed us out menus, I asked after the provenance of the mangoes, he assured me that they were Indian Alphonsos, (which are definitely the Jupiter in the mango pantheon). He brought us a Thai mango, when I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This was one of the best meals I had while in London. The food was excellent--tikka masala, spinach, naan, and lentils. The restaurant had wonderful ambiance and silverware. The service was great! Truly a great experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The campy Indian restaurant is a persistent cliché, but your response to the kind of ludicrously overblown, inauthentic and occasional tatty décor everywhere in this cavernous and formless restaurant will either enhance your experience, or in my case always make me wonder whether it’s intended as a cheap distraction from utterly mediocre and hugely overpriced food. It boils down to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Staggering. We've been going to this restaurant for over a decade, it used to be one of the best restaurants in the city. Not any more. The food, to be fair, has gone from amazing to quite good; the service on the other hand has gone from amazing to diabolical. To be honest I'm really quite upset, because I know... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I have been here many times over the years-its a good place to take people who are visiting London-went last night and yes the food was good-decor a bit tired-but the overall bill was over priced -Cobra beer at £9 a bottle-15% service charge and parathas at £4 each- there are better dining choices for this price in London.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Having being recommended this restaurant, my expectations were high. However, after sitting down and having the menu explained to us; the rest was gastronomic excellence. Regardless of either being a herbivore or a carnivore, you will have your tastebuds taken to a different level. I would return again and again, finding myself trying to convert friends who are not Indian... 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: French, Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

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