Veeraswamy, UK's oldest Indian restaurant in Piccadilly, has been the rendezvous of the famous and fashionable as well as lots of ordinary lovers of Indian food since its inception in 1926. The luxurious, chic, and exotic décor evokes Maharaja's palaces of the 1920s. A menu of classical dishes from throughout India is combined with more contemporary creations.<br/><br/>National Geographic, the highly respected travel magazine, has ranked it as one of the 10 Best Destination Restaurants in the World. No other UK restaurant is in this top 10 list.
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1st time here and couldn't be happier! Our last day in London before flying home to the States and we wanted to eat Indian cuisine, this place advertises itself as the oldest Indian restaurant in Europe so thought we'd give it a try. Great location in Regent Street, nice looking restaurant, great service and outstanding food...what more could you ask for?? A little more expensive than I'd...more
There isn't much to say about Veeraswamy that hasn't already been said. If you haven't been here, you need to go. Period. The ambience is over the top opulent in the oldest of English Indian traditions (Veeraswamy is apparently the oldest Indian restaurant in London, which is saying a lot). The food is a mix of traditional (their chicken tikka is outstanding) and an ever changing variety of...more
I was on a business trip in London this past May and had a friend come visit me during the second week I was there. The one thing we really wanted to eat was good Indian food. I had gotten recommendations from a few coworkers, both of which recommended Amaya, a sister restaurant to Veeraswamy, which was actually recommended to my friend by someone else.
We arrived at Veeraswamy at...more
This was hands down the best Indian restaurant I have ever dined at. The food was absolutely perfect alone with the drinks and the service. It isn't cheap but I challenge anybody to find a finer Indian restaurant on the planet.
They are VERY busy in the summer time so I suggest that a reservation be made if you plan on eating during the peak dinner hour.more
With high prices come high expectations; unfortunately, Veeraswamy did not live up to them.
The hostess initially refused to seat us by the windows (even though the place was half empty) but that was quickly remedied by someone who overruled her. And the restaurant is beautiful and well-ventilated so we didn't come out smelling like curry.
After some hemming and hawing on our part, I...more