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The India Club Restaurant

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Hotel Strand Continental, 143 The Strand | 143 Strand, London WC2R 1JA, England
+44 20 7836 4880
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The land of Formica table tops ,Lino floors ,lovely food and really cheap prices . Climb the 37 steps to this sparsely furnished room ,after finding the hole in the wall doorway ,and soak up the atmosphere. Serving for many years as the defacto canteen to the nearby Indian High Commission ,this is a place that is happy to have... More 

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Thank Peter H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended. Great service and really good food. Very authentic. Personalized service and nothing too much trouble. Relaxing atmosphere. We will back again.

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Thank Bernie O
Devizes, United Kingdom
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148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I swear they have not touched this hotel in the 40 years I have been going there. The restaurant is a homage to late 1940s India around the time of independence. The food remains traditional with a great vegetarian menu. The butter chicken and pilau rice was lovely. Defo not your standard curry house.

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Thank jobberdave
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

We were influenced by the bad reviews and we expected all the worst but we absolutely loved the food, the service was lovely and we enjoyed our lunch to the most! Definitely going back! Just be aware of small portions...I know it's delish and we can't get enough but still the portions are quite stringy.

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Thank Mar P
Watford, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Yes the decor is dated and worn, yes the entrance has the same worn and dated decor, yes I did walk passed it as it is not well signposted and yes this is probably the best curry deal in central London. For the meal deal (no options unless you count "don't eat it" as an option) we had popadoms (with... More 

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Thank Dave L
London, UK
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Before you read any further - if you're looking for a white tablecloth classy fine dining modern Indian restaurant - this is not for you. Formica (with wood grain effect) topped tables, and an dining room that looks like it's a time capsule from the 70s. Was expecting to see Double-Diamond or Watney's Red Barrel on the menu. Menu (laminated... More 

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Thank Desiato53
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

We ate hear about 10 years ago and remember it fondly. We returned last friday evening and got there as it opened at 6.00. Just as well too as there were some large prebooked parties who came in at about 6.45. We ate a main course with a beer each, and were pleasantly surprised at how cheap it was-good value... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

When asking for some poppadoms, we were met by a blank look from the waiter. That pretty much sums up the ineptitude of this tired curry house. I've had better curries on a Monarch flight.

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Thank zolpolnol
Ascot, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

An unprepossessing hotel entrance leads you upstairs to this timeworn club/restaurant where our spies used to hang out after a hard day's espionage. It hasn't changed since I was last there three decades ago. It serves South Indian food (not as competent as other South Indian venues these days, tending towards the bland and soggy), and the staff are incompetent... More 

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Thank David C
Medellin, Colombia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Over the years I've eaten here many times and it is one of the staples of my visits to London. it's not a pretty room and is reached up a steep staircase. The staff aren't smart and chatting isn't their thing. The food isn't going to arrive wonderfully presented and we had to ask to get smaller mugs than 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, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hotel Strand Continental, 143 The 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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