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La Porte Des Indes

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32 Bryanston Street | Marble Arch, London W1H 7EG, England
02072240055
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Toronto
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Chicken tikka masala was very bland, served in small dishes, and very high prices for what you get. "Cocktails" (in my case a gin and tonic with a bay leaf) are very expensive ,again for what you get. Decor and ambience gives the restaurant an edge that will attract tourists, but LPDI is not what it used to be at... More 

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Thank Nessa0361
Nottingham
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fabulous place, with unique dishes that one does not find in a typical UK Indian restaurant. La Porte des Indes is the place to go to experience new flavours, based on old recipes that the Chef brought back from Pondicherry, one of the 5 French towns in India.

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Thank Marc G
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had organised a 50th bday party for my husband. Excellent service, food and attention to detail. My guests could not stop sending me messages after saying how great it was. Thank you Sherin and staff.

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Thank sharman1071
UK
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had booked the Sunday buffet here for my 30th birthday a month in advance. I have been going to la Porte des Indes for 10 years now so it has always been a firm favourite but it's a shame to say it has slipped in its standards. Firstly my husband called the bring the booking earlier and they could... More 

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Thank MauritianTraveller
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the time I last visited 1 year ago to now...the food quality has improved a lot and is now back to where it was a few years ago. But I felt that the waitress was rushing thru the service and was more interested in getting us out

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Thank stansthanunathan
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best part of La Porte des Indes is the decoration... Truly unique. This restaurant transports you to colonial India - in consume and matching decor (not forgetting domed ceiling and water fall)... And offers delicious Indian fare that will make even the least exploratory types a nice change of pace!

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Thank XRhea
Cabris, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You won't believe this place when you walk in from the street! It will knock you sideways, amazing decor and atmosphere, and the food is superb! Great Indian, you must go there and take guests, it will surprise everybody! I promise you!

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Thank Neil C
Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are willing to pay £25 for a small bowl of poulet rouge (though not bad) with no bread, no rice or no vegetables, then that place is for you. Naan bread (for which you pay extra) was overcooked. The decor simply does not not justify the price.

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Thank Boid19
Sunderland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice decor, pleasant staff (you will pay for it) and very bland food. This place is good enough to give tourists an expensive idea of what they think currys should be but thats it. Even the spicy rated selections were pretty tame. The food itself was pleasant but nothing special. Naan was tiny, salad was non existent. I've had way... More 

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Thank Michael Q
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has always been a favourite in our family, everything from the amazing decor and ambience through to the diverse menu makes for a magical dining experience. The food truly is exceptional. The restaurant lives up to its heritage as part of the Blue Elephant. If you get the chance, the Sunday buffet is awesome. Not a standard Indian... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
Cuisine
Indian, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Bryanston Street | Marble Arch, London W1H 7EG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Marylebone
  • Neighborhood: Marylebone
  • Phone Number: 02072240055
Description
La Porte des Indes is Indian cuisine on a grand scale, from the nine-metre waterfall cascading through the restaurant to the eight chefs in the kitchen. The food is just as spectacular, borrowing flavours from the former French colonies to add to its array of traditional dishes. Its central London location should mean you can spare some time for a visit to the Jungle Bar, where patrons are encouraged to throw peanut shells on the floor.

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