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The Red Fort
The Red Fort

The Red Fort Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.redfort.co.uk
  • Email: info@redfort.co.uk
  • Phone: 0207 437 2525
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Azadur Rahman
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Contact Prem Kumar on pk@redfort.co.uk

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Shaftesbury Avenue, Oxford Street
  • Public Transit: Tottenham Court Road Underground Station, Leicester Square Underground Station.
  • Parking: Public Car Park
  • Parking Details: Nearest parking areas are:
    Brewer Street NCP Car Park:
    Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F 0LA,
    YMCA NCP Car Park
    112 Great Russell Street, Adeline Place, London, WC1B 3AJ
A word from The Red Fort
The Red Fort has been a Soho institution in refined Indian cooking for more than 30 years. With a pioneering mix of carefully sourced, seasonal British produce and sub-continental flavours, the restaurant has been the favourites of celebrities, musicians, entrepeneurs, politicians and dignataries over the years.
Located on Dean Street in the midst of buzzing Soho, The Red Fort provides excellent service in sleek surroundings with designer lighting and modern artworks.
The kitchen specialises in a unique blend of Mughal Court cooking, producing sophisticated, delicately spiced dishes with the finest ingredients. Meat, fish and vegetable dishes are expertly cooked on the traditional grill, and fresh breads and rotis are baked to order in the large Tandoor ovens and served with a range of exotic homemade chutneys.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We have recently been to this restaurant. All our dishes were very tasty and of high quality though even the mild options are too hot for a westerner's taste bud,"
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "This was my second visit to Red Fort and I was not disappointed. The service, food and atmosphere was on point and with no doubt I would definitely come back. For my friends and family members who were part of the group booking, were greatly impressed."
    dined on 02/04/2014
  • "We enjoyed our lunch at the Red Fort very much indeed. Despite the booking being for a meal of 3 courses on a cheap Deal there was plenty of food of very high quality provided. We have visited this restaurant several times now, and it does not disappoint. We will be back again soon, we hope!"
    dined on 08/04/2014
  • "The food is really good, you can tell its a cut-above, and the service is excellent with separate staff advising for food and wine. The portion sizes are pretty standard, I wouldn't say it was too little or too much. My main issue is that given the price (about £100 for two people having one course and a bottle of wine) and promotional material, you'd be expecting something all-singing and all-dancing. The decor and ambience is nice, clean and modern, but just looks like any standard modern restaurant - nothing very indian or authentic about it, which I know other London Indian restaurants do and this makes their dining experience more special. Its good, but its simply not worth splashing the cash for."
    dined on 03/04/2014
  • "Delicious food, attentive but not intrusive service - slightly formal for Dean Street (as reflected by the prices) but a lovely restaurant."
    dined on 03/04/2014
  • "The food and service were reliably good, and with the Toptable deal the bill reasonable. We will be back."
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "My third time at The Red Fort, I chose this restaurant again because an out-of-town friend wanted a good Indian meal in London and it so happened that it was my birthday as well. So for me the easy choice was The Red Fort -- I knew it would be good. And it didn't disappoint. All the food is sumptuous with amazing flavour combinations delivered in generous portions. They have a great wine list. I recommend getting advice from the sommelier and trying something interesting and new to compliment your meal. Over the years some things have changed at The Red Fort: there is a bar in the basement that seems to turn into a very, very loud disco that you can hear through the floor whilst you're dinning. It's annoying but didn't spoil our evening."
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "Food was average. For starters we got seekh kababs; which were delicious but cold (the least they could have done it was stick it in the micro for 30 seconds). For main course my friend order Sea Bass which was average and I got Chicken Bemisal which was less than satisfactory (no flavour at all, it felt like chicken tikka in some sort of red curry but there was no flavour to it). Pricey Menu, but I guess that applies for the place / location but does no favour to the food as I wont go back for less than satisfactory food."
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "Went to the Red Fort in Soho for lunch with my partner - first time, and will definitely be back, the food is fantastic. Really tasty, different from most Indian restaurants. Really good with 50% off offer from toptable too!"
    dined on 07/03/2014
  • "I went to the red fort last weekend for a family meal. Everybody enjoyed their food and I was impressed by the traditional Indian cuisine with spice to match. Both starters and mains were tasty, and there were plenty of vegetarian options, as well as a large number of lovely sounding meat and fish dishes. The wine is on the pricey side, but the restaurant does pride itself on the extensive wine list they hold, and in SoHo I suppose that is to be expected. The staff were friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere was pleasant throughout the evening. I would definitely go back,"
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "Went for cocktails in Zenna then a lovely meal in the Red Fort. Food was fabulous as always."
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "Extremely slow service. Despite the fact that there weren't many diners at all, they took way too long to get us any of our food."
    dined on 21/03/2014
  • "Booked this table to mark my daughter's 18th birthday, it was easy to book at fairly shrot notice, midweek at good time, and staff were very hospitable and accomodating. Food was tasty and well presented and when we asked if we could move table because of noise from a large party nearby (not rowdy just a lot of people) they were happy to accomodate."
    dined on 12/03/2014
  • "An interesting menu, great flavours.A bit quiet on a Monday night tho"
    dined on 10/03/2014
  • "Great food and ambience. The fish dishes where great. Shared started was a good choice. Food full of flaour.. Only downsides where not that spicy and expensive."
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "Although the menu is about the only thing Indian about the Red Fort it continues to provide an exceptional value set menu and is ideal for a lunch or pre-theatre meal for high-end Indina cuisine."
    dined on 06/03/2014
  • "We went for a mid week lunch and got half price on all good from top table. Well worth it. The food was exquisite"
    dined on 19/02/2014
  • "OK, Chablis off the list so had to have 2nd choose, not the end of the world but slightly disappointing. Wife ordered some lentil ball starter, was really nice and quite large. I ordered the prawn starter, frankly disgusting. Batter was burnt and prawns (just 3!) were dry and tasteless. No one bothered to ask if everything was OK until the end of the mean, which by then I did the usual Brit thing and said "yes thank you" No idea why we have to have what bread they decide, given the cost."
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "Had been aware of Red Fort's reputation for superior Indian cuisine for several years, but high prices acted as a deterrent. Broke through this barrier recently, armed with the Toptable discount offer, and lunched there with a friend. The food was good, especially the soft shell crabs. Also much appreciated were the sides, a delicious aubergine dish and the methi aloo. Service was fine. The bill was presented without the Toptable discount applied, but this was swiftly remedied when pointed out. Not cheap, even with the discount (£33 a head, including 2 beers each and service charge) but we enjoyed the meal, and would be happy to return if the discount continues to be available."
    dined on 27/02/2014
  • "I love going to Indian restaurants and normally I go for my usual but here I tried something different both for my starter and main and was rather happy with my risqué choice."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "We found the food good, but not mind-blowingly so. We've had more interesting/unusual Indian cuisine in Drummond Street."
    dined on 11/02/2014
  • "We went to the Red Fort for a family birthday celebration. We chose the chef's menu. The food was superb. Wonderful flavours. The service was charming. We know they were busy and we felt no time was left between the starters and main course. Even so, we would go again. The only downside is that it is a bit pricey."
    dined on 01/02/2014
  • "I read a few reviews before I booked and to be fair it wasn't my first choice but given I could get a table here at short notice I went ahead and booked the table. Maybe they were having a bad night but the food wasn't particularly tasty, actually it was more bland than anything. I did have a lovely champagne cocktail, pear and cinnamon - perhaps should have skipped the food and just had a few cocktails... I can't realistically comment on whether the meal was value for money because I didn't pay and didn't see the bill but my companion didn't seem fazed so I'm guessing it wasn't too painful."
    dined on 07/02/2014
  • "The food and service were very good. Portions good too. Even with the Top table discount for dinner it was pricey though."
    dined on 07/02/2014
  • "Every time I come to London I make sure I eat here at least twice."
    dined on 05/02/2014
  • "Worth going to! We accidentally found ourselves without a Sat night reservation and after quickly jumping on the app we landed at Red Fort. We had no expectations and therefore very pleasantly surprised at how delicious our meal was. We shared two mains, some spinach, rice and an assorted bread basket and quite honestly found it difficult to finish it all. The mixed seafood dish we had the spices were just right to allow you still taste everything without just being left with a burning mouth. Also we did listen to their wine recommendation and again, really pleasantly surprised. All in all a great meal, lovely sophisticated restaurant and wonderful service. Have already recommended this to friends."
    dined on 01/02/2014
  • "Nicely decorated restaurant with good service. The food was not consistent: if The lobster we Ordered was perfectly cooked, the lamb was quite disappointing (lack of flavours and not tender enough) and chicken was terrible (chicken pieces were badly selected)."
    dined on 31/01/2014
  • "Having not been for more than 25 years I was thoroughly disappointed. The food was adequate - can't say more than that though. And at £160+ for three people, with a bottle of house red plus a couple of glasses, it should have been fantastic. The service, while very friendly and courteous, was uncoordinated and over fussy, with different staff endlessly popping up to ask if we were OK, or to order, or wanted desserts - often within a minute or two of each other. When I asked for a glass of house red, a waiter bought a nearly-empty bottle to the table and drained in into the glass. He then went and got another bottle and topped up the glass from that one. Training???? Seriously, in an expensive restaurant, that is dreadful."
    dined on 27/01/2014
  • "I love Indian food but I don't eat much of it in the USA and punt to Burmese instead for the right curry flavor. At Red Fort everything was cooked to perfection. The chicken tandoori was moist, the curried okra was fresh and cooked to the right degree and the naan was light. The wine list was extensive and the Agentine Chardonnay was a perfect pairing. I enjoyed Red Fort so much on my first visit of a ten day trip to London that I went a second time and treated a friend! Well done!!"
    dined on 24/01/2014
  • "I just came back to dine once again within days to try out special lunch menu. Three course with a big selection of dishes coming on the table. Initially, thought we need to choose an item each in starter and mains. But we were completely thrilled that entire menu items were brought on the table. At £25, this is feast. How can someone say no!!! Refined cooking, suitable for business lunch. Not too busy, just to give us adequate privacy to continue our meeting. I would certainly recommend this place. Red Rocks!"
    dined on 17/01/2014
  • "Food was amazing. Staff was absolutely friendly. We celebrated a birthday party and had a great time at Red Ford"
    dined on 12/01/2014
  • "Through few recommendations by my friends, we have decided to dine at The Red Fort finally. I was a bit reluctant after reading few feedback from other diners, but glad this restaurant surpassed my expectations completely. We decided to go for Chef's Selection @ £49 which is their tasting menu. Starter comes as a sampling of tandoori scallop, prawn, chicken and spinach kebabs. Mains were seabass, bhuna gosht and traditional chicken tikka masala. All preparations were very different, full of flavours with beautiful presentation. Service with smile and very helpful. Wine list was extensive with some serious thinking done behind it. Next time, let me impress my business clients in one of the finest place in the heart of Soho."
    dined on 15/01/2014
  • "10 US dollars for bread, a 12.5 % service charge that you know never gets to staff and a wine list that starts at 70 us a bottle, which was terrible. Even though the menu says bread and it has no price they charge for it. 22 pounds or 38 us for a handful of over cooked and dried out chicken. Felt like they were just out to screw guests. Other dishes were good but again the cost was outrageous for the amount of food provided."
    dined on 05/01/2014
  • "The food was absolutely delicious - certainly not your average Indian, and with the 50% off special offer the bill was spot on. Not sure I'd go without a special offer though as I think the prices are a little steep for the level of restaurant. Only criticism is the bread - I love Indian regional breads and like to choose mine, here you get a selection as standard."
    dined on 19/10/2013
  • "I had eaten there before and enjoyed the experience, but this time found the meal disappointing. The lamb was tough and both the spinach and rice dry and none too warm. The staff were very pleasant though and the service good. Perhaps they were just having an off-day; but I won't be going back soon."
    dined on 08/01/2014
  • "It doesn't get any better than Red Fort for Indian food and overall spectacular service and ambiance. I've been coming to London for more than a decade and my only regret is that this was my first time to this wonderful restaurant, but at least it occurred on New Years Eve!"
    dined on 31/12/2013
  • "We had a sumptuous dinner at this restaurant from hotel recommendation. Unfortunately, the experience was tarnished because they did not bother to look for the jumper I left behind, I rang but they said there was nothing left behind. Since it was only a short walk there, I decided to go look for it myself. Sure enough, it was where I left it. Not impressed."
    dined on 03/01/2014
  • "I’d booked this restaurant post theater. The décor and ambiance is fantastic. As you walk in you can tell this is not your typical Indian curry house. Its also supported by a great bar downstairs. My wife is vegetarian. The starters tasted good, however neither of us were overly satisfied with mains we had ordered. The vegetarian aubergine dish was very much over powered by the taste of ginger. My meat dish lacked substance and again felt like it was lacking essential ingredients – the sauce was very bland at best. A real shame as the atmosphere and environment are somewhat let down by the lack of flavor. For the price you expect something a little more authentic."
    dined on 27/12/2013
  • "Basic food that was ok, but nothing special. They forgot our dessert. Nice place and very friendly staff though. Just did not met our expectations."
    dined on 27/12/2013
  • "I had hoped for Indian 'fine' dining, taking standard curry house fare on to the next level, but regretfully it was food that could be bettered at half the considerable price charged in most high streets. The food wasn't bad, it just isn't good enough for the prices charged. Service was, like the food, perfectly acceptable at half the price."
    dined on 21/12/2013