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The India Club Restaurant

Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Hotel Strand Continental, The 143 Strand | 143 Strand, London WC2R 1JA, England
0207 836 4880
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing has changed here in the 40 odd years I've been coming. The food is excellent flavoursome fare that you might find in a faded colonial hotel anywhere in India. The value is good, too. Just don't expect it to be a state of the art restaurant. By today's standards its more like a staff canteen in urgent need of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't go to the India Club. For a start, it's easy to miss. Don't go to the India Club for a wide choice of curries from across Asia. You'll find a narrow set of options (not all hot). Don't go for the wine list. You'll need to walk downstairs to the bar (pictured) if you want alcohol. Don't go for... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great decision. Let's be honest- I've had better Indian food. I hope you have, too. The lamb curry was good- zippy and tender, but nothing special. The rice wasn't great. The cheese in the palak paneer? A trifle overdone. It's loud. The Formica tables and wood floor bounce a dozen conversations into your ear. The groups -... More 

Thank Joel I
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant is my personal favourite Indian restaurant, and I first went here with my brother in the 1970s. It is associated with quite a few great events, but it is a brilliant place to eat in the heart of London. Up a creaky stair off the strand, you buy any drinks in the bar first. You can get water... More 

1 Thank Phil M
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

It's like restaurants used to be in the 60s. You get your own beer from the bar downstairs and eat from Formica-topped tables, but the foods great and the prices very reasonable. I love it.

1 Thank RIchardM2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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

1 Thank Brookhollow G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 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

1 Thank Margie H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 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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Bungay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

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 

Thank Father-Brian
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $15
Indian, Asian
Lunch, 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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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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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