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The India Club Restaurant

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Hotel Strand Continental, The 143 Strand | 143 Strand, London WC2R 1JA, England
0207 836 4880
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every night at Hostel Strand, I enjoyed Indian Cuisine! Also, there was a great selection of beers available!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great curry and great service. Thankyou. Its run by a family also we are stay here as well. Very old accommodation but great for a budget. Dont like the stairs 4 flights with suitecases. Looking outside front of London wonderful

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoy the retro ambience which is unchanged. I think the waiter was a bit disconcerted by our asking for an extra dish on the set menu and had to check with the boss. I am not sure I would try the chilli bahjee again or at least not too many but the rest of the food was very tasty and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us visited the India Club after our annual pilgrimage to the Great British Beer Festival. The entrance isn't prepossessing and after climbing two flights of stairs we came to a rather drab restaurant like some I remember from my 1950s boyhood. Formica topped tables complete the image of post-war utility. We were seated and our attention drawn to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my kind of 'dive', in the nicest possible sense. Formica tables, décor, that hasn't changed since the 70s, including the portrait of Gandhi on the wall. Nearly impossible to find on street level (if you miss the tiny doorway and stairwell, you could easily walk straight past it). Up the stairs to the top floor, you do wonder... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Called in on Sunday night close to 20.30, despite some poor reviews on here. Greeted by a very cheerful, helpful young waiter. Very basic setting, no frills. We ordered mixed vegetable pakoras and chilli Bhaji's to start followed by chicken madras, brindjal bhaji, massala dosa, sambas, naan and rice. Both were served with a coconut chutney. Pakoras were fine, chilli... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

What a find.The view back to Somerset House though a mess of fire escape stairs is a highlight.Really very good. To get there you have to negotiate a mediaeval staircase but it's worth it.The menu is vintage Indian.A bit too much fried maybe not enough fresh but your on The Strand and the prices are good . Lamb Buana just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

If you like indian food, this is a very nice and cheap surprise. It is a bit old fashioned but very clean. We tried the set menu and it was pretty massive. Just in rice they don't offer many choices. Beware that they do not accept credit cards.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Had been told about this as a cheap eating place for students, so went with a friend around 9pm one evening. Nice atmosphere, lots of friendly noise and waiters that seemed to play the part just a little too well. Most of the menu was not available, so waiter suggested the set menu at £12. Food was fine for an... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

The décor is basic and clean if now rather tired. Our party of 11 were greeted without enthusiasm or warmth, but with attentive efficiency which was fine. We were told we were having the set menu as we had a large party, and although this didn't suit all of us, any attempt to argue for individual selection from the menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $15
Cuisine
Indian
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: 0207 836 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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