Sporting a striking new menu, slick, all-ivory interior and minimalist glass frontage, what has often been referred to as one of London’s oldest Indian restaurants has been sharply brought bang up to date this summer. Re-launched in September, Gaylord in London’s Mortimer Street was first established in 1966 and is run in an unapologetically traditional manner by the Delhi-based founders, who have carved a niche with an acclaimed north Indian mogul menu. Now design innovations and some newer, more exotic combinations have been introduced to enhance the existing menu. Balancing tradition with modernity, Gaylord continues to excel in the creation of authentic, cutting-edge dishes that celebrate the best of classic and contemporary Indian.
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Gaylord Restaurant London
79-81 Mortimer Street
I'd heard good things about Gaylord and when a friend told me they were serving chicken tikka masala for just 30p to celebrate their 50th anniversary (going back to their 1966 prices) I thought we ought to try it.
I realise I am very spoilt when it comes to Indian food. I live close to Green Street and East Ham which has some truly authentic south Indian restaurants. When I looked at the menu...more
I went for their 50th anniversary celebrations, for which they rolled back prices to 1966 standards. Which meant a full meal would cost around a pound. At least that's what was promised. More on that later.
So, we booked two tables of four for lunch to accommodate our group, noting on the booking that we'd like to sit together. When we arrived, they showed us to two separate tables that were...more
Service was great, head waiter being incredibly friendly. I'm not usually a butter chicken fan, but my daughter loves it, and it was GREAT. Lamb Rogan Josh was tasty, though a tad dry. Not sure if we ordered the wrong kind of Paratha, because it had the texture of wheat bread and dense... Am used to a flaky even doughy consistency. Naan made up for it.
Will definitely return when in London...more
I came here for their 50th anniversary special with a group of fabulously-friendly London Yelpers. Prices were reset to 1966, so the entire meal was only about 1 pound or so, before service charge and beverages. The food was good, but nothing really amazing. I had the chicken tikka masala and it was pretty tasty. Chutneys at the beginning were yummy and the naan was good. I wasn't crazy about...more
Gaylord is one of those rare institutions in London that has been opened for 50 years. To celebrate their 50th anniversary they created a menu listing a few dishes at their 1966 prices, where curries were as cheap as six shillings (30p)
The place was much more grand than a regular Indian restaurant where staff are in suits. Service was attentive, regularly coming over to check if things were...more