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Red Chilli

#3,862 of 17,075 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Indian, Asian, Balti, Halal
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137 Leman Street, London E1 8EY, England
+44 20 7481 3300
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 am
Sat - Sun 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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London, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the restaurant has been revamped and looks wonderfull , with a little more space. Menu has changed slightly but overall still doing some great indian food here. Cant say that it has gone up a notch but it certainly has improved greatly although I did like the previous layout for the ambience. Its still great and very good service as... More 

1 Thank Izzat J
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83 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for the food but having read some other reviews we thought the service would be really rude. It wasn't,in fact the service was excellent.We were given a good table at the back of the restaurant...which I didn't even know they had because when you look via Leigh St you just assume it's the small rooms at the... More 

1 Thank CharleneColeman
York, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Typical Indian restaurant, can't fault the place. We ate here as we were staying just down the road, and enjoyed the meal. Not a very atmospheric restaurant, but was very clean, the staff were friendly and the food was nice. Just very generic, but without any negatives. Would definitely return.

1 Thank Dave P
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Best local curry house in the area, friendly service, amazing food and open late. Never had a bad meal and have been eating hear for years well worth a look the lamb shank is my recommendation never fails to satisfy!

2 Thank Dan M
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We have lived near to the reataurant for a couple of years now and must have been there over 20 times. Always great service. The staff are really friendly and attentive without being over the top. Tried many dishes on the menu and love them all (especially the garlic lamb shank). Had a few takeaways from here Aswell and the... More 

3 Thank L1verpool84
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Visited here last year before the refurb and food was lovely, visited this year, staff were surly, charged nearly £4 extra for chicken tikka in the curry instead of plain chicken and tried to charge for tap water!! Shame because we went back because of how nice it was last year, maybe next year it may be better!

Thank Shelly1971_13
New Delhi, India
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

worst serving attitude we could see in the whole of london. The waiter - Abdul was so much into your face. He kept lying to us, from the moment we entered the restaurant. When asked about the serving portion of each dish, he said, 1 main portion will not be enough for 1 person. We were a total of 4... More 

Thank Manishgarg18
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Went there with my family, I must say the food was amazing along with the young waiter who took well care of us. We all got along with him really well. We will definitely come again. Thanks for the lovely night!

2 Thank Elain_Jeryy
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

This place had undergone a total referb, it's clean and classy. The food was really good, the only thing is this place does not have the same atmosphere or "personally" and the empress which is literally 2 doors down the road.

Thank gazza_newman
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We were 6 persons including a kid. Special menu for the kid was recommended and it was served nicely and was good. The starters were nothing special, but the main course very good without being exceptional. Service good and friendly. If you want Indian food I London this is one to be considered.

1 Thank parDK

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $24
Indian, Asian, Balti, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Leman Street, London E1 8EY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Whitechapel
  • Neighborhood: Whitechapel
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7481 3300

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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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