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“It just can't go better for an Indian in Indian restaurant”
Review of The Red Fort

The Red Fort
Ranked #1,184 of 23,677 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $79
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Soho
Description: The original modern Indian restaurant, Dean Street's The Red Fort, has been flying the flag for flock-free, uber-contemporary Asian restaurants since 1983. Having undergone a complete refurbishment in 2010, The Red Fort remains at the forefront of cutting edge restaurant design with its sleek lines and block colour, designer lighting and modern artworks. A sparkling atmosphere means that The Red Fort appeals to a sophisticated crowd far beyond your post-pub curry seekers, with romantic dinner a deuxs taking place alongside business meetings. Much like the design, The Red Fort's menu takes Indian dining to a higher, more refined level with excellent ingredients used in creating wonderfully decadent dishes, delicately spiced and carefully flavoured. ..
Reviewed January 14, 2014

Unlike many other Indian restaurant on almost all major streets in London, I was highly recommended this place by my friends. We had been there on a busy Friday evening and was quiet happy to get reservation at peak hours. Being Indian, I always had been fussy about quality of Indian food being served in eateries, but I couldn't find a better quality and taste we had at Red Fort.
The starters were amazing!! We ordered Hara Kebab, Soft Shell Crab, Hariyali Jhinga (prawns) and Lentil dumplings. All were very different in taste, presentation and style of cooking. Menu is well designed with a high quality selection of vegetables, meats, game and seafood. Starters priced between £6 - £12 is fair considering the portion size.
Our mains included in-house speciality Dumpukht Biryani (lamb) cooked in authentic Hyderabadi style, Lucknowi Murgh (spicy chicken curry), Awadhi Hiran (venison) are to find on menu in Indian restaurant, Saunfian Paneer Tikka (cottage cheese) and Subz Kofta (mix veg dumplings). All were very tasty, esp the biryani which was a total treat in a steaming pot.
Manager was very kind to allow us to take a copy of the menu signed by their head chef Azadur Rahman. it was our anniversary so thanks for the relic we received.
Desserts were a good selection of few hot and cold delicacies like Gulab Jamun, Mango Kulfi and Funky Pie.
Service was flawless and unobtrusive with adequate help coming in recommending dishes for an unforgettable evening. Well worth asking their opinion.
Wine list was very extensive covering almost all major wine producing countries. I was almost lost in such big selection and asked wine sommelier to help us out once again. Well, who could have chosen a white wine from Turkey, so perfect to start with and a red wine Marichal Reserve Tannat from Uruguay.
Thank you so much for this wonderful experience. Hope to dine there soon.

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Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

Visited with friends midweek. Service was slow and poor. Food rushed, overbooked and very mediocre for the price. Service would be better and food of an equal quality in an Indian restaurant much cheaper than this place. Avoid.

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Reviewed January 9, 2014

Lunch on 8 January was disappointing. 2 dishes were good, 2 very poor and the other 2 cold. Service was attentive, but the restaurant was empty!
Pricing was dubious. We were offered the chefs menu at £49 a head, with the a la carte. When we asked about the £12 two course meal offered on a board outside, the waitress came back with that menu. But we had to ask. We chose from the cheaper menu, but, when the bill came it was charged at the a la carte prices. We just wanted to leave at that point!
£30 a head including one, small beer.
Disappointing and I am not going back.

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1  Thank HansSwift
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

went to celebrate a 25th birthday and the food and service was top notch!! enjoyed a delicious meal for 90.00 which was well priced for 2 people.
would definitely be visiting again!

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Thank naz88
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

the food is good and if you the chefs special a good overview of the Indian kitchen. atmosphere is posh Indian, but not tho exotic, service very good, a little pricy but worth the money. in the middle of Soho

Thank hpheleen
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