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The India Club Restaurant

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Hotel Strand Continental, The 143 Strand | 143 Strand, London WC2R 1JA, England
+44 20 7836 4880
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food was poor. Just about on the bottom end of 'ok'. It's certainly not somewhere you would go for the food. Service was amazingly bad purely because they waiter demanded a tip in a very aggressive manner while we were actually sorting out a tip! There was a group of us and he was basically accosting us while we were... More 

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Thank zishtheman
Leeds, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It could be a good, authentic little time warp amongst the trendy nonsense of the overpriced chains nearby BUT the food is dire. Totally spiceless with horrible, thin, soggy dosa, prawns in a tomato gloppy stuff and the room was cold too....no heating on and windows open. On the plus side the staff were nice and lager on draft very... More 

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Thank chrisc535
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everyone says it and its true - this place could have been transported direct from the early 70s (or earlier). I've had better food - its no Gymkhana - but for the prices in this part of London its very good value. You can BYO which is a big plus but the bar downstairs is adequately stocked with very chilled... More 

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Thank Theonlymarkyh
Hertford, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is never going to win awards for decor or presentation, but the food was fantastically authentic, fresh and CHEAP! This restaurant is understandably a legend in London, for not bowing to the pretentiousness of modern diners. Cheap tables and chairs and a thoroughly down beaten look, which probably hasn't changed since 1976, gives the place a rough charm. The... More 

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Thank Skippy K
London, United Kingdom
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152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't come here if you want posh food in elaborate surroundings. Do come here if you want cheap, delicious and genuine Indian food, with good service. It's remained unchanged, with formica table tops, for years. A few interesting old photos, fun waiters and a BYOB option, although they do also serve wine and beers.

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Thank PaulaMellon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been out with colleagues we stumbled across this place completely by accident. The walk up the stairs gave us an idea of what to expect and we were bowled over by the timeless charm. Good atmosphere, excellent friendly service and pretty decent food. We were mostly stunned by the fact we had several courses and it came to less... More 

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Thank Duncan P
Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to this place because it was recommended in a book called " Where Chefs Eat: A Guide to Chefs' Favorite Restaurants". I wanted a good bargain indian food and i was not disappointed. We came early with a friend and we discover that we were the second table in a very cosy space. No music but this... More 

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Thank Jobazin
UK
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189 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This second-floor Indian restaurant is a passport's throw from India House. It first opened its doors to diners in 1946, a year before India became independent. Its appearance has not changed significantly since it first opened, and the management takes great care to ensure that it does not. The slightly dingy dining room with yellow walls is decorated with framed... More 

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Thank barklyeast
Winchester
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

What a delight to return here after 20 years and find the food still fabulous, the staff still friendly and helpful and now improved by a licence to serve alcohol! A great set lunch suggested when we couldn't decide what to eat and delicious food. Bill very reasonable too. Will definitely be back soon

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Thank Jane T
London, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Not your average Indian restaurant this. The decor is pared down, not a bit of flock or chintz in site, just pix of the Gandhis and lots of pot plants. The food is from a less extensive menu than we are mostly used to from high-street Indians, but it's all good, wholesome and relatively cheap. Sometimes items are off the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $15
Cuisine
Indian, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hotel Strand Continental, The 143 Strand | 143 Strand, London WC2R 1JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighborhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7836 4880

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With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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