Imperial Lounge and Restaurant

4.3
38 reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary Indian
Imperial prides itself in serving contemporary Indian and Indo Chinese cuisine to its customers in an exquisite & delightful dining environment.
What 38 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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3.9
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4.2
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3.8
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Adam
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I went there on my partner Birthday dinner and it was all good experience drinks and specially food was mouth watering with rich aroma of spices I am not over stating really good has all the flavour for specific dish for example chicken tikka , butter chicken , pashawari Nan and so on find no fault at all only thing thing lack of staff taking orders it just delayed of ordering to on the table if that’s improve it would be best restaurant in Town no trouble parking and atmosphere is so good inside and relaxing anyone hasn’t tried should try it’s wonderful thanks

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vipluv2dinecroydon
Kent
30 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite Asian restaurant. The food never fails to impress with quality and portion size and wonderful flavours. Great value for money. Would highly recommend to anyone.
We felt very safe as all possible Covid protection erasures have been taken.
Although the Covid situation has affected the number of people dining in, they were still doing very good business with takeaways.

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Dilip
London
13 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good and the service was good too. would recommend it.

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Zaman
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was great and food (mainly starters) was tasty. The venue is huge. Would suggest having some light music playing in the background to drain our the rowdy folks in the bar area.

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RuchiV
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food... Polite staff... Little expensive without 25% off but worth it

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LielaA
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I gave 5 simply because the WhatsApp message said we could pre-order which I did. However rather than the food being ready, the waitress came and simply confirmed our order and so we had to wait 30 minutes for food anyway. Then we had to call several times to pay after the bill was presented to us and we noted that we didn’t get the 50% discount on our drink order but didn’t want to waste time pointing that out. Food tastes great though so definitely would recommend this restaurant.

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vipRachnaS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & great ambiance with social distancing well maintained

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Dilip
London
13 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food. the starters we ordered were very tasty. The mains were very good as well.

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Sant
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. A little on the spicy side but delicious. Quick and polite service. Can't wait to go back.

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SabinaB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food. Is always on point.
Recommend kung pao dishes

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vipluv2dinecroydon
Kent
30 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My brother and sister-in-law were visiting from Australia and wanted to try this restaurant that our whole family raves about. It impressed them in every way and continues to be a firm family favourite.

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PradeepT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The manager is very good, not too happy with some serving staff.

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vipluv2dinecroydon
Kent
30 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our family favourite restaurant. Great place for celebrations and get-togethers. Everything, food, service, ambience and value for money are second to none. Truly the best and most authentic Indian food to be found in the Croydon area.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing experience and great atmosphere! Staff were very kind and professional.

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PeterS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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AnupaS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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DavidM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

always excellent and the waiters are very welcoming

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JoannaK
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing cocktails! Great service!

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SarikaS
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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NILAP
London
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

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

My favourite local restaurant.

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RahilaP
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

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.

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SharmelaM
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

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!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 😊

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KoviM
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 😉😂👍

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MAOB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience2

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

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LeongK
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KerryM
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience2

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.

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vipluv2dinecroydon
Kent
30 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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CarlosO
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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GauravM
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MahumB
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience1

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.

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Xxxxx
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

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LouiseS
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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Teeks
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2017
Overall5food4service3ambience5

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!

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sgp09
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2017
Overall4food3service2ambience2

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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Faraz
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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*.

FAQs

Imperial Lounge and Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats.

Imperial Lounge and Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.