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Red Chilli

#3,355 of 17,241 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
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 am
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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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Muenster, Germany
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the quality of our food very much. Portions were large, we ordered way too much. Waiter convinced us to order more and more. Good interior, quiet, most guests were elderly people. Good & alert service, very friendly. Fast & highly responsive. Not cheap, spent GBP 65 ( including tips) for 3 adults, only main courses & drinks & papadam... More 

Thank Darnok1969
Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Red Chilli when on a business trip and found the recommended Indian down the road ridiculously expensive. I highly enjoyed the food, having one of the chef specials and all food is priced at a standard cost for an indian restaurant in the south, but even better for London. My only negative is that I asked the bill... More 

1 Thank Tim D
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good, tasty and hot as it should. Excellent. Just a draft beer would have been appreciated, but it us really a detail. Not the cheapest, but I will be back for sure!

Thank CiccioBarba
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

I can't believe we have walked past this place tens of times and not been in! Food was fantastic and good service. Husband asked for green chilli hot style dish and they sure delivered! We will be back.

Thank Helsbells83uk
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Well my wife is not a curry fan so took her to my London hangout with a bit of trepidation. However they gave her a mild curry which she enjoyed and as usual enjoyed my curry. For those who know me, yes I did visit the Brown Bear too.

Thank Neil_37025
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Was in London for a weekend break having drink in the bear pub next door to this Indian ask the lady behind the bar which Indian she would choose because there is two to choose from one either side of pub she said red chilli we had a fab meal would defiantly go again food lovely staff really friendly couldn't... More 

Thank happyvistor
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

The service is OK with nothing that stands out The food was tasty but the portion sizing was on the "wanting" side. With only 4 smaller side pieces of lamb in my curry. The curry only really had onion in it rather than full of spices and other typical ingredients - it was a bit lacking in real taste Having... More 

Thank Hotel I
London, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I live just a few metres away from this place and love to go there for a sit-down meal or some take away. The food is delicious and the staff is always so friendly and helpful.

Thank Nannybies
London, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

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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74 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $24
Indian, Asian, Balti, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, 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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