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The India Club Restaurant

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Hotel Strand Continental, 143 The Strand | 143 Strand, London WC2R 1JA, England
0207 836 4880
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 10
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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
Authentic Indian

This is a great place as long as you know what to expect. Its very minimalistic on the inside and you should not go expecting anything fancy. It has good prices for good authentic Indian food with nice friendly service. Its in a great location and very reasonably priced for central London! We had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Faye B
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Lincoln, Lincolnshire
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Durrington, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've been to The India Club many times and have never had a bad meal. their fixed menu is really good. I'd hate to hear that it had been refurbished; the Formica tables and interesting assortment of chairs, cutlery and crockery are all part of its character. A bit of marmite place, if you're after posh dining, look elsewhere. But... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Debated going to a more expensive curry place nearby and regretted not doing so. At the waiter's recommendation, we went for the set menu. The poppadum was pretty standard. Followed by a strange selection of deep fried whole chilis and onion slices. Then there was a potato pancake, that was very basic. The main was chicken, but the chicken itself... More 

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Southampton
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really struggling to find a decent curry place within walking distance of Waterloo. Gave this a go last night, never again! We opted for the set menu, as the waiter was rather insistent that's what we needed. The starters were more like a deep fried side dish from a fast food restaurant. The mint raita was frozen in the middle... More 

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Lincoln, Lincolnshire
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place as long as you know what to expect. Its very minimalistic on the inside and you should not go expecting anything fancy. It has good prices for good authentic Indian food with nice friendly service. Its in a great location and very reasonably priced for central London! We had the set menu which was served... More 

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Thank Faye B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an unexpected find on the Strand. No fancy thrills or pretentious menu this is the real deal and a throwback to the old days. The setting is basic and probably hasn't changed since the 60s but service and food is great. Don't be put off by the bad reviews if you like curry as it should be this... More 

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Thank shefmanc
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Remembering this place from old, I took my son there to experience what I regarded as one of London's hidden gems. Alas, time has evidently taken its toll. Still the same tired and faded decor and atmosphere. However, no longer a cheap meal. And worse still, no longer good food. The waiter promoted the £14 each set meal and when... More 

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1 Thank Rees W
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't be put off by the entry hall or the walk up the stairs...or even the decor, which is very "tired post war" - I think it must be deliberate - the food is very very good. Four of us turned up one Sunday evening. I wasn't even sure it was open... but no, we were welcomed and settled down... More 

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Thank Chesham1234
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been going to India Club since 1988. Everyone I have taken, fall in love with this restaurant. Very little changes here, including the food. Always authentic and brilliantly priced. The staff are very attentive, the decor feels like you have stepped back to the 1950s. It will remain as my most treasured places to eat and hang out with... More 

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Thank Alan M
Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another solo evening in London, staying on Strand, so where else to eat except the India Club?! I had the set menu for £17 and a pint of Kingfisher. The set menu was poppadoms, the amazing chilli bhajis, and a range of condiments (coconut dip, spicy tomato, mango chutney, onion salad); then a vegetation masala dosa. Mains were a chicken... More 

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Thank Pete M
Evanston
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Great place to have lunch with your friends and family but not for business meeting. There were so much variety of appetizers and main dishes available not only curries but also deep fries and fried rices. Menus are mainly from Southern India, but northern dishes were available. Great thing about this restaurant is BYO. There is a convenience store on... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 0207 836 4880

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: Indian

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