The charmingly eccentric India Club Restaurant has remained much the same since its opening in 1946. India Club is one of London’s best kept secrets. Authentic ‘home cooked’ South Indian cuisine at extraordinary value makes India Club an unforgettable dining experience. Specialities include Masala Dosa, Bhuna Lamb, Mughlay Chicken and Brinjal.
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Venue Details & Map
143 StrandLondonWC2R 1JA
- +44 (0)20 7836 0650
- Public transport:
- Temple Underground Station – 2 minute walk. Exit the station, Arundel Street is in front of you, walk down and then turn left onto the Strand.
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- Event Facilities
- Available for wedding receptions
- Event facilities
The staff told us that this was one of the oldest Indian restaurants in London. Hm...
This place is not badly priced for the theater district.. and perhaps a quaint hidden place to go before or after a show. However, I still think this is no match for Brick Lane where the food has more punch and the portions a little bigger. After spending £12 I was still hungry and felt like I only had half...more
The colonial vibe, cheap beer and friendly staff are all fantastic here, and if you're happy to put up with duff food for the sake of a fun night out then go for it, but I won't be returning. The food was just too mediocre - the lamb madras was the only dish of about seven that I sampled which stood out.
I would recommend skipping the food altogether and getting an ice-cold kingfisher in the...more
Went here for dinner. This restaurant defines the "no frills" genre of dining. That said, the prices are great, the staff are friendly, and you can bring your own booze. And the food is quite good.
At first the portions seemed small but they were rich, tasty and filling. I had the chicken curry and my lady friend enjoyed the prawn curry. We also got naan and rice and an order of curried...more
Went back and ordered form the regular menu - much tastier and v reasonably priced (chicken korma, rice and masala tea for a tenner). I'm now a confirmed fan.
I was a bit drunk last time, and I mistakenly decided the menu was "extensive". It isn't, but there's enough there, and I look forward to going back time and time again and eating my way through it.more
There are many overused phrases and cliches in the English language.
One that I use too much myself is " the mother of all-whatevers"
Well, this really is the mother of all Indian restaurants. Literally.
This is the first Indian restaurant that ever opened in the UK - probably in the early 50s, and the decor has not changed much since. The early patrons were the exiles from the Indian...more