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.
Venue Details & Map
141 Leman StreetShadwellLondonE1 8EY
- Public transport:
- Tower Gateway, Null
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
Quite good takeaway food, friendly service and professional staff.
Eating in is a bit stuffy, well suited to business lunchesmore
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
Unfamiliar with the nuances of Indian food, our waiter helped us select our entrees and we were not disappointed. A great value.more
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