Imli Street
Imli Street

Imli Street

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.imlistreet.com/
  • Phone: 02072874243x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday 08:00 - 23:00
    Saturday 09:00 - 23:00
    Sunday 09:00 - 22:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Alfred Prasad
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Car Park
A word from Imli Street
Part of the Tamarind Collection and sister to the Michelin starred Tamarind of Mayfair, One Kensington and Tamarind of London; Imli Street serves a unique menu inspired by Indian Street food.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Imli Street has completely revolutionised its interior and menu which has been developed by Tamarind Collection’s multi-award winning Director of Cuisine, Alfred Prasad.
The all-day menu features a range of small dishes inspired by four distinctive elements from across the diverse regions of India to give guests a real street food inspired dining experience.
In addition a combination of international breakfast and selection of breakfast dishes with an Indian twist is served daily with a takeaway option.
The 130-seat urban street style venue opens 7 days a week.
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Imli Street reviews from OpenTable diners
242 reviews since 20 October 2013
Average Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambience3.9
    Value3.6
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
group bookings (110)fit for foodies (109)good vegetarian options (96)pre/post theatre (83)special occasions (55)business meals (41)romance (36)outstanding value (34)brunch (32)sunday lunch (29)child friendly (17)afternoon tea (7)outdoor eating (6)disabled access (4)Show More
  • Disatrous new menu
    PabloVIP
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    After many wonderful visits to this excellent restaurant with superb service I was astounded to find a new menu has been introduced full of dull, boring and bland tasteless dishes.....and great food such as the Railway Lamb curry and the wonderful chilli cheese soldiers have been ditched....WHY??!! The service remains excellent (particularly Mr Muscles!!) and I just hope the old menu is brought back soon.....
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  • Bravo, Marco!
    HMSmiley123
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    My wife had had supper at Imli Street previously, with her sisters, so recommended it for a supper with a couple of friends who know their Indian and Asian food. It is a simple restaurant in terms of decor, furniture and fittings, and pleasingly the focus seems to be on the food. We just ordered a series of appetisers, and a couple of side dishes, all of which were very good: fresh, well-cooked and full of taste. Still, all roughly par for the Wardour Street course. What made the evening was the extremely high levels of service from our waiter, Marco. Whilst nothing wrong with it, the wine we ordered fell below expectations; Marco exchanged it without demur for his recommendation, a better choice. He took pleasure in our enjoyment.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed - dont go
    Peppyhere
    Dined on 13/10/2014
    The menu on the website was diffrent to the menu in the resturant . Offer on imli street website were not valid in the resturant. Not much choice of vegetarian starters. New cocktails were good but food failed the value for money test
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  • Outstanding
    Madhatter
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Staff were very accommodating and happy to seat us a bit earlier than booked. Food was tasty and plentiful. Good vegetarian choices. Atmosphere buzzy. Such a shame they had run out of Kulfi so early, but the Cassata was equally delicious.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice Indian cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Welcoming, as usual. They do their best to satisfy you. Service is fast enough, and the food worth it.
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    good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • saucepan1
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Food tasty, unusual and excellent,had 4 courses each with rice and Nan bread included.Staff very friendly,good atmosphere,really enjoyed it.
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    good vegetarian options, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really great Place
    OwenUK
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Imli Street is a great combination of a vibrant scene, great food and Great Value. Will definitely return
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  • Yummy
    mysterycat
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Great value and really different indian food. I wouldn't quite call it "Indian Tapas" as the dishes were quite large but you were encouraged to share. Really delicious - I'd definitely go again.
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  • JP86
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Being Indian, I obviously compared this to the quality of what I could get at home. It was not close. The atmosphere and service are okay.
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  • Imli Street Monday
    Alex
    Dined on 22/9/2014
    Lovely Indian tapas style food selection had at Imli Street for a first time there. Wine was a little overpriced, but food and service was excellent, and the food was surprisingly filling!
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    fit for foodies, romance
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  • Good, but Street food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 21/9/2014
    Nice ambience, far from cliched Indian. Waiters also fine. The food varied. It was all good, the chaat selection excellent and unusual. The mains all tasted fine, but there was an overall tendency to make it very creamy, in some instances (baby aubergines) too much so. Generally, it could do with more spices and innovation, we left with the feeling that the street where such street food was sold must be a very posh one indeed with lots of British expats living on it. Don't get me wrong, we all enjoyed the food, but at those prices (Yes, I know it's central London, but still) we expected a bit more taste experience (again, the chaat range was superb - that's the way to go)
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    brunch, Sunday lunch
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  • good food
    raviradia
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    good food nice place. Good drinks and nice bar. Food was good, would go again. the deal was very good value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Night
    kameron
    Dined on 15/9/2014
    I had booked a night to celebrate a friends birthday, we all had such a great time and staff were amazing and very attentive. Also the food is great and great portion sizes so you can taste all that Indian food has to offer. This is a great taps style indian and you will enjoy every mouthful !!
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    good vegetarian options, group bookings, special occasions
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  • Great food but noisy
    Perdigao
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    The Open table set menu was very good. Tasty and good portions. We went on a Friday night that will probably be busier, but based on my experience it's a great restaurant for groups, not for couples.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings
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  • Even my dad loved it...
    LovelyFoodie
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    I came here to eat a few weeks ago with friends and was blown away by the friendliness of the staff. Then the food arrived and it was simply fantastic. I often avoid Indian food by the thought of greasy creamy dishes, but the fresh flavoursome (and varied) plates that we ordered were just great! My parents then visited me this weekend and I didn't even need to think about where I was taking them, mum loved the cocktails and dad loved the good and the atmosphere (and he's a hard man to please when it comes to food). Thank you Imli street, and I'm sure I'll be visiting again very soon!!
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    child friendly, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, authentic and a twist
    Harshhira
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    Great authentic Indian food, especially like the papdi chaat. Also have new twists on traditional Indian dishes which are delicious
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Indian food
    Nadine
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The food is absolutely delicious! It's a little pricey but I'd be happy to pay these sorts of prices when the food is such a joy. Service was good and the ambience makes for an enjoyable time. Would certainly recommend it!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed Indian Lovers!
    IndianLovers
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I was very excited to try Imli St as my partner and I love Indian Street food and the menu looked great. However we both found the food bland! We could also distinguish that some of the food hadn't been cooked authentically for example, the Pav Bhaji tasted more like a Bombay potato curry than the spices I would expect. The Saag Paneer was a watery blend of spinach and really rather bland! I wouldn't recommend as a place to try good indian food. My partner and I were both left craving a good Indian meal!! Lastly, I was unhappy when the waiter questioned my request to deduct the 'discretionary' service charge from the bill. He told us he was asked to question this and it made for an awkward conversation!
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  • Good food
    Nat36
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    The food was really nice. Great tastes and nice to have lots of different things to share. The service for drinks was really slow when we first arrived at the bar but was fine when we were seated at the table.
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    good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in Soho
    DalmatianVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We were really pleased we went to Imli Street on the recommendation of the reviews on Open Table. And we would agree with them that the service was friendly and helpful, and the food was very authentic and good. Our Canadian visitor wanted to try Indian for his last night with us and Imli Street was the right choice! The only thing was the mains came so quickly before we even had a chance to finish the starters. Would go back again to try the other things on the menu.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience for 2nd time
    Mags
    Dined on 31/8/2014
    I love this place, have been here twice and pleased both times. Nice concept of indian food with a twist.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Best Indian food out of brick lane I've had. Really fun night with friends and trying new food
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely food and excellent service
    Love2eat
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    The food was absolutely delicious and served quickly by our waiter who bent over backwards to ensure that we had all that we needed, explained the menu and advised us on how much to order and what was the best option for me as a veggie etc. I highly recommend it for food on the go.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • Disappointing
    Loop
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    I have eaten at Imli Street every time I am in London since about 2007. I planned a one night stop in London just to eat there but I was disappointed. The restaurant is very noisy, very. The tables are so close together it is difficult to get between tables to sit down. The tables in the back first floor are high and also difficult to get to especially for a person who is relatively short and of a certain age. The food is good but the noise made it extremely difficult to hear the wait person and to order. I will only go back if I go for lunch and maybe not even then.
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  • Great Place
    DS1984
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Really Enjoyed the meal - Great Service, and the food was outstanding. Would recommend for a group of people as the food is great for sharing....put great for just the two also - if you don't mind sharing your food that is !
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy!
    SupswithFriends
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    Went here on 'date night' - really enjoyed it. The chat and cocktails at the bar before dinner were delicious, and the railway lamb and Goan squid were amazing. We ordered far too much food!! Definitely somewhere to go with a group of friends so you can try as many of the yummy dishes as possible. Waiting staff lovely and really nice atmosphere in the restaurant. I'll definitely go again.
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  • We love it
    Ashes20
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    Imli Street formerly Imli, is one of our favourite places in London. We found it three and a half years ago by accident. Since then we have had our joint Hen and Stag party dinners there. And last year and this year we had our wedding anniversary dinners there. We have been several times in between where the food and service never disappoint! The spice level is just right and the dishes do not ooze with cooking oil as you would find in an ordinary Indian restaurant. But Imli Street is far from ordinary, the menu selection reflects the varied cuisines scattered across the Indian subcontinent. My Favourite is the Ambur Biryani......yummy to the max!!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommended
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    We ate from the Opentable menu - 12 separate dishes between 6 Diners. Each plate has an individual taste and was delicious and innovative. Service was attentive, friendly and professional.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, Sunday lunch
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  • Excellent!
    SC05042014
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    The quality of the food we had was excellent (samosa chat, kebab platter, naan, rajmah masala, black dal)! We probably ordered too much and the quantity of food on the platters didn't make finishing it all easy. Good value overall too although would say that the starters / drinks are probably a shade overpriced even though of very good quality. Service right through was excellent. Def coming back for more!
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Excellent!
    foodeclectic
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    My wife and I went for an early evening meal and the place was already very busy - always a good sign. We were led to the basement level (referred to as the VIP room) and were the only ones there! But soon the basement was full too and buzzy. We had initially opted for the special offer but had the option to go a la carte which is what we did and were glad for it. We made better choices and the bill worked out to be the same. The food (with a focus on street/dhaba food) was excellent and very authentic - which coming from me is a huge complement! The waiter attending us added to an excellent meal - he was very friendly and efficient and nothing was too much bother. Will definitely go back and try the other dishes!
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant food and a great find
    Highgate
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Divine indian modern food, great service, they brought a surprise b day cake without even knowing it was a birthday meal. Great sag paneer, great Nan bread great everything.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Value Plus
    SFJim
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    Not a Bangladesh restaurant but Indian with Mumbai influence. We are visiting from San Francisco and randomly picked Imle St. We were extremely pleased with the ambience, service, prices and the food, of course, served in smaller portions so that we could order more dishes for variety. We shall return. Also took some business cards for friends.
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  • Excellent
    PabloVIP
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    Superb Indian food but service a little rushed - all the food is cooked as soon as it is ordered and served too quickly - kitchen need to sort themselves out as this is just poor management!! Lovely waiting staff....
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  • Highly enjoyable
    Someone
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    We were a group of 5 and all enjoyed Imli Street a lot. The concept is better than the food - with a large group you can justify having most dishes on the menu and side dishes, so there is plenty of variety. Everything came quickly, and it was a visual treat to have a table groaning with food to share amongst the party. The food is not brilliant, but it is tasty enough, the CTM worth a particular mention. It was kind of a banquet of Indian comfort food, with a very buzzy atmosphere. We had a very helpful, friendly and attentive waiter for most of the meal, but unfortunately towards the end he seemed to have disappeared and the service became a lot slower. But overall would dine again.
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  • Second visit
    Nims
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    This is the second time i visited there in 4 weeks or so the service is amazing and the foods excellent too. The staff are friendly and cater to your needs well. I ll be back again soon
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    afternoon tea, brunch, child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good Indian restaurant
    coraliefra
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    This restaurant is perfect for a group booking as it is a bit noisy. I would not recommend it for a date. But it is perfect on a saturday night. The food is amazing. Waiters are really nice and helpful and it is central in London.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very little veggie stuff
    JABZ
    Dined on 23/7/2014
    I've been before and wanted an informal quick indian. The street food concept is a bit overdone - the portion sizes are reduced for 'street food' yet the prices stay similar to a regular indian meal. I had two veggie companions who normally really like going to Indians but they found themselves really struggling to find enough variety of 'main' courses (there is one) and so had to resort to just eating a large side dish each. My main - the naan pie - was ok but not really as described. Think I'll look for a non-'street' based indian restaurant next time....
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  • Not a good experience
    Sithelbec
    Dined on 15/7/2014
    Mixed bag really. Halloumi was good, but the lentil soup was terrible. Was clear that was mixed with a lot of water. Runny and tasteless. Lamb dish had barely any lamb, mostly all vegetables. Unfortunately, I will not be ordering from here again
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  • Awesome Railway Lamb Curry
    SudJoy
    Dined on 13/7/2014
    Being an Indian myself I will definitely recommend this restaurants to others. The food was very good with perfect ambiance. Would love to go there.
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    brunch, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service and atmosphere
    Jonnyd
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great food, lots of choice, great service and great atmosphere
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.