Elegant, Michelin starred Quilon doesn't shout about its refined menu of South Indian coastal cuisine, which specialises in tangy seafood; it's far too discreet. Appealingly decorated in a muted palette, with wicker-backed chairs adding to the colonial air, the restaurant attracts business diners and social gatherings in equal parts to its well-heeled St. James's location. The team at Quilon use only the best ingredients and cooking techniques to ensure that each dish highlights their collective passion for home-style Indian cuisine. Always looking for ways to innovate, Quilon often experiments with combining modern and traditional elements of South Indian cuisine to ensure that a unique range of dishes can be found on the menu. The renowned seafood dishes include the Spiced Grilled Red Snapper, Koondapur Fish Curry and Pan Fried Lobster with Kashmundi Mustard Cream Sauce and Spices. For the perfect accompaniment to your meal, you can also choose from an extensive selection of drinks from the wine list, which was recognised in 2009 with Wine Spectator's prestigious Award of Excellence.

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41 Buckingham Gate
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4.5 out of 5 based on 88 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Quilon

2.0 out of 5 14 May 2016
by Michael F.

We came here on a short trip to London and I was really looking forward to trying out Michelin Star quality Indian food. Sadly, we were all a bit disappointed, even more so now that I've returned and seen the price in USD.

We ordered the tasting menu, so it was not a matter of choosing the wrong dishes and after travelling to Kerala before, I feel like we understood the cuisine.


4.0 out of 5 13 May 2016
by Carolina B.

Definitely come here for some of the best southwest Indian cuisine London has to offer, particularly the seafood--they do it right at Quilon! Centrally located off Buckingham Gate, this small but quaint eatery greets you with beautifully flower-scented air as you step into the cocktail lounge. Upon being seated, you will start by enjoying their complimentary poppadoms with several mild to...more

5.0 out of 5 10 May 2016
by Cristobal A.

This is amongst my favourite restaurants in London. I have been there 6 times already, and I have made point returning at least twice a year.

Regarding the food, everything is delicious from their crab-cakes to the spinach. I also highly recommend their naans which are the best I have had. The best way to order is to ask 2-3 plates per guest and share everything. I cannot emphasise this...more

4.0 out of 5 8 April 2016
by Gina H.

I came here on a trip to London and had a very enjoyable dinner experience. The inside of the restaurant is nicely decorated and clean. We found the music to be a little off-putting, but overall enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant. The service throughout our meal was pretty good, not exemplary, but we had no complaints.

For starters, we got the cauliflower chili fry and the char grilled...more

4.0 out of 5 20 March 2016
by Jason H.

If you want high end Indian with a Goa inspired menu, this is your spot.

Walking distance from St James, Green Park and Park Lane, this is a lovely place for dinner with varied options, great service and beautifully appointed.

Ive been a couple of times now and from their bread to rice, chicken, beef or veggie dish - its all been delicious, beer cold and our experience, exceptional.more

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