The Empress


Voted the Docklands' Best Indian Restaurant in 2006, 2007 and 2008. The Empress in London's East End has maintained its critically acclaimed standards. Stylishly decorated in subtle colours, with wooden floors, gentle lighting and wooden artefacts this restaurant offers Indian cuisine that is reputed to be amongst the best in the capital. The menu is extensive and diverse offering old favourites and more unusual dishes such as lamb with baby mangoes, stuffed pepper and tandoori king prawns. Cuisine from many regions is served here, but you could always take advantage of the 'Cook your own Curry' nights! A three-course meal costs an average of £24 per person.

Typical meal price: From £25.00 (USD38.54) per diner

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Venue Details & Map

The Empress

141 Leman Street
E1 8EY
Public transport:
Tower Gateway, Null
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews

4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Empress

4.0 out of 5 20 May 2015
by Ingrina C.

After moving to our current area in east London and trying several the local takeaways (that offered delivery service, of course), The Empress is easily our household's official curry takeaway. And you know how important this is to establish once you move somewhere new.

It's not as great as our former favourite in north London, unfortunately, but we've been very happy with The Empress. Still,...more

4.0 out of 5 27 April 2015
by Paul B.

Quite good takeaway food, friendly service and professional staff.

Eating in is a bit stuffy, well suited to business lunchesmore

2.0 out of 5 18 December 2014
by Susan X.

Ordered delivery from Empress. The delivery took over an hour to arrive. When we called to enquire about the delay the staff were unhelpful and didn't offer an apology or discount. When it finally did arrive, the food was very oily. And none of the complimentary poppadums one usually receives with a large order. Such a disappointment :(more

4.0 out of 5 11 November 2014
by Jean K.

Unfamiliar with the nuances of Indian food, our waiter helped us select our entrees and we were not disappointed. A great value.more

5.0 out of 5 24 September 2014
by Stephen K.

Great food, very clean, and welcoming staff - great service too, very attentive waiters. The food got the job done and was very tasty, and everyone in our group enjoyed their food as well. And be careful of their chili vodka shots - they have "hot" and "very hot" versions.more

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