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Mala Restaurant

#2,698 of 18,353 Restaurants in London
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2 Marble Quay, St Katharine, London E1W 1UH, England
(NEAREST TUBE:TOWER HILL:DISTRICT & CIRCLE LINE) (C2C: Fenchurch Street) (DLR:Tower Gateway) (Bus 15,78)
+44 (0)20 7480 6356
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Situated in the heart of one of London's treasured hidden gems & finest...
Situated in the heart of one of London's treasured hidden gems & finest tourist destination "St Katherine Docks Marina". Serves traditional & contemporary Indian cuisine from North & South India, from Curries to Tandoori clay oven baked delights. including a delicious variaty of seafood dishes within our menu. And also a generous array of fine wines from all over the globe to compliment the diverse flavours of our cuisne. With a seating capasity of 200, the ambience of our restaurant is welcoming and relaxing, surrounded with antiques, paintings & murials from historic palaces around India which gives you the atmospheric feeling that you are actually there. And adding to the ambience, the impressive and beautiful view of St Katherine Docks marina can be seen from any where in the restaurant.
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 16
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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
Most recent review
Good authentic food, superb location

Really liked this place..yes, it's a bit pricey for a good Indian, but you're paying a bit for a magnificent location. Especially good? The poppadums (yes, they do vary quite a lot) and the pickles - particularly the lime pickle. The mixed tandoori platter is great. The staff were attentive and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
dougaldawn
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Really liked this place..yes, it's a bit pricey for a good Indian, but you're paying a bit for a magnificent location. Especially good? The poppadums (yes, they do vary quite a lot) and the pickles - particularly the lime pickle. The mixed tandoori platter is great. The staff were attentive and helpful. We went quite early, which was probably a... More 

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Alicante, Spain
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Really enjoyed the meal this week at Mala. The service is efficient and polite and the staff were very attentive throughout the meal. The location is wonderful, in the centre of St. Katharine's Dock, with beautiful views out over the yachts. The decor is cozy and welcoming. We ordered a mixed non-vegetarian platter and some onion bhajis to start. The... More 

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Murcia
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Excellent food and good service, but you will need to wait a little - not the place to come if you're in a rush. Good ambience. It is expensive though, just about value for money, I think.

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London, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Good location and so is the food, the prawn purri was delicious and so was my thali of chicken, lamb, saag and daal. All the food tasted good, however i've had as good indian food, which has been a third of the price.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Mala restaurant is situated in the beautiful St Katharine's Dock, London. The food is Indian cuisine which is very fresh and tasty and with great presentation. The prices are fairly reasonable for a central London location, depending on what you choose. The staff are welcoming and professional. The decor is modern and inviting.

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We went here for our anniversary lovely atmosphere and great location. Food was excellent and tasty and plentiful. Service great not too pushy Restaurant inviting and tastefully decorated Prices reasonable All in all great time out

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We ate here on what appeared to be a quiet Sunday evening. We were staying at a local hotel near Tower Hill. The area around the dock/marina is impressive with some stunning boats and a great vista from the restaurant. We arrive without booking a table and were shown to a table straight away. The service wasn't the best and... More 

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The Mala restaurant is in a great location in St Katherine's dock, and was a very nice setting for our Valentine's meal. The staff are courteous, and made sure our food was OK etc', but they have a captive audience, and don't have to try that hard. I didn't see them ask to take anyones coat, although they do have... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Such a fabulous surrounding and great atmosphere and appearance, set-up gives one the impression the place means business. On arrival, we were swiftly seated, left to our devices before approaching us within a reasonable time. Being vegetarians we were slightly disappointed with the choice of dishes, nothing special offered, something that we were expecting considering the amount of advertising the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I visited the restaurant with my family, knowing indian food the quality, taste and texture were very traditional, authentic and to a very high standard. I have eaten in lots of indian restuarants all over in the uk. This place was my absolute favourite. The drinks selection was fantastic, the food was just superb and the views (tower bridge) great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Marble Quay, St Katharine, London E1W 1UH, England
  • Public Transportation: (NEAREST TUBE:TOWER HILL:DISTRICT & CIRCLE LINE) (C2C: Fenchurch Street) (DLR:Tower Gateway) (Bus 15,78)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7480 6356

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 84
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Situated in the heart of one of London's treasured hidden gems & finest tourist destination "St Katherine Docks Marina". Serves traditional & contemporary Indian cuisine from North & South India, from Curries to Tandoori clay oven baked delights. including a delicious variaty of seafood dishes within our menu. And also a generous array of fine wines from all over the globe to compliment the diverse flavours of our cuisne. With a seating capasity of 200, the ambience of our restaurant is welcoming and relaxing, surrounded with antiques, paintings & murials from historic palaces around India which gives you the atmospheric feeling that you are actually there. And adding to the ambience, the impressive and beautiful view of St Katherine Docks marina can be seen from any where in the restaurant.

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