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The India Club Restaurant

Hotel Strand Continental, The 143 Strand | 143 Strand, London WC2R 1JA, England
+44 20 7836 4880
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible16%
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Hotel Strand Continental, The 143 Strand | 143 Strand, London WC2R 1JA, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had heard great things about this place and also heard it was under threat so we came to visit it. The decor is a little tired and dated, but menu looked great. We were however disappointed with the food, being a bit bland. The...More

Thank Tara S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Crispy bhajees with light batter, delicious subtle spices in the sag paneer.Simple decor and a friendly atmosphere made me want to visit India.

Thank fionasundancer
Reviewed 1 week ago

This interesting place feels in a time warp - reminiscent of a UK Indian restaurant 50 years ago. The facilities are pretty basic but the food is good and sensibly priced for central London. Well worth a visit.

Thank Alexander1421
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious meal, crispy poppadoms, lovely puri, tender chicken, authentic flavours, ice cold cobras,slightly eccentric with lots of atmosphere. We will definitely come again.

Thank ttoffs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came to the India Club for a birthday dinner. The food was okay but a little overpriced for the small servings we recieved. Our evening was ruined by the terrible service and rude waitstaff who were verbally and physically abusive towards members of our party.More

Thank Mary N
India C, Manager at The India Club Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mary, I am sorry to hear you had a dissatisfied experience at our restaurant. Your booking was for 7pm but by 7.40pm a significant number of your guests were yet to arrive. When our waiters enquired with the host as to when to start...More

Reviewed May 13, 2018

I came here for dinner as I had heard hat this was a excellent, yet low key Indian and inexpensive Indian Restaurant. I had dinner there on a Bank Holiday Monday, when I arrived, there were only 4 other customers so I was a little...More

Thank Sail2fun
India C, Manager at The India Club Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for your review. I am sorry that you were not satisfied. Please could you let us know what dishes were not available as our waiters have informed us that everything on the menu was available to serve. We can then investigate this...More

Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

I hadn’t been to London since I retired some 5 years ago but had to come up to town and had the early evening free. I went to the India Club to see if it had changed - of course it hadn’t. The India Club...More

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India C, Manager at The India Club Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for your review and we are delighted to hear you had a wonderful experience at the India Club restaurant. We hope to see you again in the near future.

Reviewed May 2, 2018

Since 1946 when it was established by Mr.Manon, the furniture of both bar and restaurant is still the same.72 year can you imagine. The quality of food is excellent. Hall was full at start time of 7 PM, with good number Britishers relishing their taste...More

1  Thank Bhupender B
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

This is a great restaurant slap bang in the middle of the strand. Dont be put off the decor when you first walk in. I think they have deliberately kept the old 1940s feel. It was great food that almost tasted like what we make...More

Thank HippyinPinstripes
India C, Manager at The India Club Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Hi, thank you very much for your review and we are very glad you enjoyed the food and atmosphere! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed April 15, 2018

In a colonial style ambiance, this restaurant is a no frills place. Decent food. Have to order all at once. Only wine and beer served as alcoholic beverages.

Thank Anand P
India C, Manager at The India Club Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your visit! Please note that we serve a wide range of alcoholic beverages, including spirits, wine, beer, soft drinks and cocktails. Customers in the restaurant are also welcome to bring their own drinks.

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$8 - $15
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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Description
The charmingly eccentric India Club Restaurant has remained much the same since its opening in 1946. Hidden up a flight of stairs, India Club is one of London’s best kept secrets. Enter a timewarp, with portraits of the Independence era on the walls, bottle-green leather chairs, red lino flooring and wooden laminate tabletops. It is a British curry house of the first generation. Authentic ‘home cooked’ South Indian cuisine at extraordinary value makes India Club an unforgettable dining experience.
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