imperial lounge and restaurant

4.3
24 reviews
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Contemporary Indian
Imperial prides itself in serving contemporary Indian and Indo Chinese cuisine to its customers in an exquisite & delightful dining environment.
What 24 People Are Saying
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PS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent authentic food ! Won‘t miss a visit next time we are in Croydon.

AS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This was my second visit and I really enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. Lively place, great service and would definitely recommend and come back again. Good choice for vegetarians.

DM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

always excellent and the waiters are very welcoming

JK
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and amazing cocktails! Great service!

SS
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food. Best Indian/ Indo- chinese I have eaten in London in 11 years.

NI
London
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great restaurant with good menu choices for both Indian and Chinese cuisine. Great ambiance and good value for money.

My favourite local restaurant.

RP
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The food was horrible, so spicy and salty, even the Chinese soup taste like a spicy and salty curry and service was so poor. Have to remind our order to waiters 2 or 3 times.

SM
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I go here every week the food is amazing, my food has never been late, always cooked to high standards, I just can't get enough of it.

OT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We were told that the actual restaurant area was closed as they had an event to prepare for so we were ushered into the bar area. The menu was good but we were left to find out options for ourselves. They had run out of mango chutney which doesn’t go down too well with me! Not good!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner, staff very very good and very courteous and friendly. Good service and wonderful food, will definitely be going back with family and friends. Cannot fault it! The lamb chops and daal makhani were fantastic as was my lychee cocktail 😊

KM
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was running late due to traffic and the kitchen normally closes at 2.30pm with last order at 2pm...The staff were very accomodating and waited even past 2pm to take our order...The service was so quick and very professional...The food was divine.....Will definitely go back but will be on time 😉😂👍

MA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Poor quality food but manager did a good job trying to resolve and not charge us for dishes we did not eat

LK
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When you go to an Indian restaurant, however good it is there is always a sense of 'sameness' about the food. The food here was noticeably different right from the start. Not only was it delicious, but portions were generous, which is a huge issue with so many of the restaurants I go to. Furthermore, the service was thoughtful and impeccable in every respect.

KM
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Visited on a Wednesday evening, it's a large restaurant but nearly empty. The service was slow and it took half an hour for someone to come and ask if we wanted drinks. We all ordered from the 'indian' menu, seems a bit odd to have two menus, indian and chinese, maybe people have curry with stirfried noodles- who knows?!
The food was all very tasty, can't complain at all. Portions were large and we ordered too much, which the waiting staff helpfully boxed up at the end so we could take home. The indian food is probably on the spicier side so if you are not a fan of chilli I'd order mild rather than medium!
The place is nicely decorated but seemed to lack ambience, maybe because of the size or perhaps just as so few people there that night, there's few windows either so little natural light.
I'd go again but I prefer my curry houses more intimate.

l
Kent
19 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We received a warm and friendly greeting on arrival. Staff were attentive, although they were extremely busy and the speed at which we received our order of food was slightly slower than usual; we put this down to the large private party in a sectioned off area of the restaurant and it did not spoil our enjoyment overall. Food was delicious, fresh and could not be faulted in any way. Definitely our favourite restaurant for Indian food in Croydon.

CO
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had recovered my faith in indian restaurants..food taste....recommendable 100%%%

GM
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

True amazing Indian food. Have been visiting for past one year

MB
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Service was sooooooo slow. Took about 30 mins for the first starter to come out and the last came 40 mins later! Everything was coming in bits and drabs, soups came out halfway and one was completely jellified!! The sesame prawn toasts were so wet and actually looked like there was more chicken than anything.
The waitress was becoming rude and only after complaining to the manager did she start to smile n be polite.
It’s such a shame the service was so terrible because the food wasn’t too bad.

X
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Poor service, poor menu for Mother’s Day and seating is disgraceful

LS
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We needed advice on the menu (vegan options) and the manager took time out to go through the menu and discuss. It was greatly appreciated

T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2017
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

First time at Imperial Lounge for a birthday party. Very good place to get together and have a laugh. Good food and service. Only recommendation is for food to be warmer. A few things were not as hot as I would normally like it to be. Other than that, I definitely will be going again!

s
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2017
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 2

Excellent starters and mains we quiet good. Portion size very generous would dine there again

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service. Portion sizes are large so bear this in mind when ordering.

F
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2016
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Your restaurant was very cold. Couldn't enjoy our food properly due to the cold air which resulted in our food getting very cold quickly. Apart from that waiters need to be more polite and more efficient. Food was good, 5*.