The Empress

About

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.

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£25 and under

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The Empress

Address
141 Leman Street
Shadwell
London
E1 8EY
Public transport:
Tower Gateway, Null
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Yelp Reviews

Yelp

4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Empress

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

4.0 out of 5 5 October 2013
by Adrian S.

This restaurant's menu dictates 3 levels of heat, however, id translate these as medium, hot and insane! The complimentary starter of poppadum's should have been a warning as along with the standard 3 condiments (very tasty) they included a 4th condiment the waiter presents with a "warning".... I'd describe this as pleasantly challenging!

Oblivious i proceeded to order one of the dishes the...more

3.0 out of 5 8 July 2013
by Jessica R.

Solid Indian food. Nothing mind-blowing, but everything was tasty and high-quality.

We started with papadam and chutney. The papadam was big and we had 5 chutneys to choose from, each offered in great portion. The chutneys were good enough that, when the waiter went to take them away before serving the meal, I asked him to leave them!

From there I had chicken in coconut, my fiance had...more

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