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The Empress

#707 of 18,682 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$Indian, Asian,
141 Leman Street, London E1 8EY, England
+44 20 7265 0745
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
141 Leman Street, London E1 8EY, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very good Service, exzellent meals very well spiced! We Had recommandations Even for the Kids and everything fitted perfectly. The coconut Cream meals were maybe a little bit too sweet I fully recommand

Thank Thilo K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved the selection on the food and wine menu. Food waste tasty and service attentive. Great place to get a great curry and catch up. Would have got 5 stars but for the loudness. Its hard to have a conversation as other tables are close...More

Thank Mark W
foz i, General Manager at The Empress, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for visiting our restaurant its great to learn that you have enjoyed our good food and friendly service I am disappointed to learn that our ambience was not as desirable and intimate as expected Here at The Empress we have a loyal following...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had an amazing evening there and had great food. The starters were amazing and the main courses were even better. Service was great! I was respectfully warned, because I had ordered a very spicy dish. Took it anyway and it was very spicy but...More

Thank Jürgen S
foz i, General Manager at The Empress, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting our restaurant recently we are really good to learn that you have enjoyed our food and service we are glad learn you are recommending our restaurant on this platform and yes we do offer our chill vodka to our more braver...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were really looking forward to some good Indian food and went with the ratings. Prices are high, ambience is not appealing enough and, the worst, the staff and the manager are down right rude and insultful.More

1  Thank Megha V
foz i, General Manager at The Empress, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

you were very courteously offered a table on arrival once settled you were given menus we are low-mid priced restaurant where an average customer spend is approx £25 per person including beer/wine which we are often told is very reasonable it is not our fault...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I heard we must try the Indian food in London, the empress had good reviews so we had to check it out. For a start, the prices on their online menu are cheaper than in person. But I know good food is worth good money,...More

Thank Liam P
foz i, General Manager at The Empress, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Liam many thanks for your review Going on from this I believe that you may have even accidentally gone into the wrong restaurant there is another one 2 doors away from us I think this because you mention the dishes were Radically different colours...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten at the Empress a couple of times recently and found the curries to be very good (hence why I returned) and the staff friendly.

Thank Bristol_Trip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are from Australia, we ate butter chicken . It was definitely cooked different but had it's own taste. Would reccomend to others

Thank Luke C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered a takeaway from this restaurant after seeing the good reviews here. Big mistake!! The curries, rice and garlic naan were completely tasteless. No use of spice or seasoning anywhere. Worst “Indian” meal I have ever had and I know my Indian food, I...More

Thank Lingonberry78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was staying in east London for work for a couple of nights and went back to The Empress. The food was outstanding and service was excellent. I remembered that the city was good but it was better than I remembered. I had the King Prawn...More

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited The Empress on Sunday 22/07/2018 as we were staying in the area and we had a walk looking for restaurants in the area. We were seated straight away, and the staff were really friendly. A great selection on the menu, and really reasonably...More

Thank Crazybaresi
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Carmel M
May 29, 2018|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from foz i | Property representative |
The restaurant opens from 5.30pm every day
Carmel M
May 29, 2018|
Response from foz i | Property representative |
Restaurant is now open from 5.30 pm Daily
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $26
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141 Leman Street, London E1 8EY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Whitechapel
  • Neighborhood: Whitechapel
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7265 0745
Come and experience fine dining in one of the best Indian restaurant near Tower Bridge, London. The Empress Indian restaurant offers you a superb range of great tasting Indian food with a modern twist in comfortable, contemporary and a stylish surrounding. Our restaurant is situated walking distance from Tower Bridge. Our aim is as it always has been, to give all our guests the best possible dining experience from start to finish. Our latest menu has a larger array of new choices of delicious authentic Indian dishes, that has been cooked selected to delight your taste buds.With Our fresh and fabulous signature dishes, The Empress has already become hot favourite in the heart of East London.
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