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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 per diner

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Venue Details & Map

The Empress

141 Leman Street
E1 8EY

Yelp Reviews

8.00 out of 5
based on 33 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Empress

3.0 out of 5
30 January 2017
by Jenelle C.

We had to get an Uber to come here because it was a Sunday night and everywhere else was closed. When we got there we realized they were closing up yet on their website they were supposed to be open for another hour. I notice this is common in London where they close up earlier than what they advertise which is really stupid. But anyways, they did offer seat us but they obviously wanted to go... more

5.0 out of 5
09 April 2018
by Jess I.

We are from California and we love Indian food. We stumbled across this beautiful location and were surprised on how elegant the ambience was.

We've had a lot of Indian food from a lot of different places all over the world and this was by far was the BEST that we have ever had. Service was great, staff was friendly. Highly recommended. more

5.0 out of 5
29 December 2017
by Thomas W.

Very good, excellent service, and a little bit off of the beaten path so you won't necessarily need a reservation in advance. Have good dishes in all ranges of spice. Chef's Selection menu items are delicious and authentic. more

4.0 out of 5
04 January 2017
by Kaitlin H.

Not knock-your-socks off, but good. The food was brought out a little cold for my taste and they forgot a few of our dishes, but the service is very friendly.

This location is also less than five minutes from the Wombat Hostel, if you don't feel like walking all the way to Brick Lane for Indian. more

4.0 out of 5
10 June 2018
by Marlo L.

Small little place with a lot of servers..but it was really good food. Family owned restaurant. more

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