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The Monsoon

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#97 of 17,437 Restaurants in London
Travelers' Choice
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PRICE RANGE
$15 - $36
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Spitalfields
0.1 miles from Brick Lane
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 07/05/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/05/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The place is small and not looking fancy, but if what you want is only very good food for a good price, you will not be disappointed. I tasted the lemongrass chicken and it was exquisite.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing staff and the best Indian food in this area! Service was really fast and waiters were really friendly

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading the reviews online I was sure we weren't going to be disappointed and we were not. I took my parents here for an authentic Indian experience as they are visiting the UK for the first time and they were amazed at the quality....We had starters, mains, rice's and naan and between the three of us we couldn't finish it as too much! The Garlic naan was superb, the mint chili sauce was amazing whilst the lamb tikka balti and karahi chicken were fantastic. Will definitely go againMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came to this place as part of a pre booked large party and had two tables on their 1st floor. Have to say service very good, food excellent, pricing amazing. Ambience upstairs is a little bland but that's the only small minor negative. Main thing...here is location, quality of food and I'm guessing a lot of consistency in delivery of the above. Large menu and good size portions. Plenty of choice in this road so you have to delivery well to get customers coming back. This place clearly does that very well. Impressive.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We used to come here before the pandemic and it’s really good to come back and see that it’s as good as before. Good quality food, especially nice sauces and attentive service. Price is still very reasonable. We’ll definitely be coming back! Try the Chicken...Karahi.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here whilst randomly walking down brick lane and the gentleman at the door was very friendly. He showed us the specials and helped us out with what to have. We had popadoms with a range of sauces which were delicious. We then had kebab...rolls which were succulent sheikh kebab in fresh and soft naan. Then a chicken tikka biriyani which was beautifully coloured, fragrant and well spiced. They accommodated my request of extra spicy and delivered. The staff were so friendly and the place beautiful. Thank you. Will come again 5/5More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 9, 2022 via mobile

Excellent curry. Brilliant staff. My girlfriend Veronica and I were completely over the moon. Couldn’t have picked a better place for our food. Thank you to everyone here.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 9, 2022 via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend derek really enjoyed our curry dinner. Thank you so much Monsoon!! The best of le best. Xxx

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 8, 2022

Yesterday 3 of us, two Brits and a Canadian, had the good fortune to eat at The Monsoon in Brick Lane. The food, the service, and the conversation with the staff was superb. We are all big fans of Indian/Bangladesh food and everthing we ordered...was flavoursome ,delicious, and great value. We will return on the next visit to London.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 30, 2022 via mobile

Great night here with work colleagues. Really well looked after by the staff and the food was very good. Very good value as well so everything very very good

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 25, 2022

My friends and I stumbled across this lovely place and ordered a few dishes for dinner. I would definitely recommend it!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 24, 2022

I spoke to the owner and after asking what I like, he had some vegetables individually prepared. They were great! His name is Shams and ask for Tawa vegetables. The curry was also good and unlike anything I’ve tried before. It had a dry, almost...citrus flavour. Recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 24, 2022

Five of us ate there last night. We waited and waited and waited for our food while the waiter told us three times it would soon be there. We asked if the water was free and were told it was so we got three bottles...of it. Had to ask for two more glasses though. Some popadoms were brought to our table and the tables of other diners to tide us over. My sister turned her plate over and it dirty on the bottom. Eventually the food came. It was awful! When the bill came we were charged almost 4 pounds for each water which we disputed. The manager eventually offered two give us two of them free, but we argued that we were told they were all free and he relented when we said we would stand outside and tell potential customers not to come in. While we were walking out, the Swiss couple at the next table whom we had come to know as friends by that stage, were disputing some of their drinks charges. My advice is to avoid this place, unless you want a hilarious tale to tell your friends and don't mind overpriced average food and drinks.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed June 18, 2022 via mobile

Lovely curry and service! Everything come in good time, and was fresh and delicious. Would come again when we’re in London next definitely!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 12, 2022

great food with quick service, lovely staff and good atmosphere . Would recommend and come back again.

Date of visit: June 2022
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I don't review a lot but I reviewed them because not only was it a really fabulous indian restaurant but because it's surrounded by tons of other indian restaurants on Brick Lane, so I feel like they would really benefit... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Monsoon

Yes, The Monsoon offers takeout services.

Yes, The Monsoon offers delivery services.

Yes, The Monsoon is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Monsoon is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5