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La Porte des Indes

4.2
1773 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Indian
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasions

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Dining at Porte des Indes, near Marble Arch is an unforgettable experience, on every level. Opulent and luxurious, it features art, antiques, a marble staircase and nine-metre high waterfall. Tropical plants and flowers adorn the spacious eaterie – 5,000 stems are imported each week. As well as classic Indian cuisine, the eight chefs whip up specialities from the former Indian French colonies and the restaurant is famous for its fruit cocktails. Porte des Indes offers a treat for all the senses and is perfect for corporate shindigs, romantic dinners and family Sunday all-you-can-eat buffet brunches.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 3pm, 7pm - 11pm
Friday and Saturday: 12pm - 2:30pm, 7pm - 11:30pm
Sunday: 7pm - 11:30pm
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Phone number
020 7224 0055
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.0
service
4.2
ambience
3.5
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5.0Dined on 2 December 2017

Food nwas lovely, we had a vegetarion menu. Nice gin cocktails, wine was so so, would not recommend. service slow but okay.

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2.0Dined on 2 December 2017

Anniversary

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2.0Dined on 23 November 2017

It's closing down 10 December and the attitude of the staff reflected this. Shame it used to be good

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4.0Dined on 11 November 2017

The food was excellent. The prices were a bit over-the-top for an Indian restaurant and the portions didn't justify it. But, the food was great, so I am not going to complain too much, it just means I won't come here as often as I would maybe like to.

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3.0Dined on 10 November 2017

£9 for a pint of Cobra and no atmosphere. Food OK. Overall , Overpriced and Empty ... not what it used to be

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5.0Dined on 30 October 2017

I have used the restaurant on numerous occasions over the years and always had good food and good company
A shame it’s closing on 22nd December
If you want an Indian with a twist you should try here before they are gone

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3.0Dined on 28 October 2017

It was okay service was not good at all

It was not brilliant

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5.0Dined on 23 October 2017

Excellent as always

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4.0Dined on 22 October 2017

Great location, stunning ambiance, Indian food with a positive twist, friendly manager and attentive service make this place a worthwhile place to visit. The big negative is the price, food items are clearly over priced which makes frequent visits a problem. Unfortunately, heard from the manager that the restaurant will be permanently shutting down on the 10th December due to their inability to negotiate a reasonable lease extension.

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3.0Dined on 13 October 2017

Lovely atmosphere, good service. £90 for 2 curries a starter and water is bit too much.

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4.0Dined on 9 September 2017

Excellent service coupled with great authentic food. A sheer delight and a pleasure for a special dining evening out! We have been there before and will continue to go there. A very small gripe however, when paying top prices for such a great place it would have been nice for the waiters/waitresses to check if our wine glasses needed topping up. Now that would have been the icing on the cake for great service!

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5.0Dined on 26 August 2017

We were visiting London, from the States, wanting authentic Indian food. La Porte did not disappoint. My friend had never had Indian food before, now he is hooked.

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3.0Dined on 13 August 2017

The decor feels dated and a little faded. The food was OK but did not live up to the billing and was lukewarm. It seems expensive for basically a buffet meal. The service was a bit hit and miss; and really annoyed at the end when the requested bill was plonked visibly in front of invited friends rather than handled discreetly.

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4.0Dined on 11 August 2017

First time visit to the La Porte des Indes a very upmarket Indian restaurant. Whilst not cheap, it's £6 a pint of Cobra and main course around £24, the food was delicious and would recommend to anyone who haven't been. The outside looks rather small but once inside it's amazing how many people table are available.

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5.0Dined on 28 July 2017

We had fun and the food was terrific

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4.0Dined on 27 July 2017

The place needs a facelift. A restaurant of such stature cannot remain idle but needs to be evolving.

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5.0Dined on 25 July 2017

We have visited this restaurant on numerous occasions and are always impressed with the excellent service and great food.

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5.0Dined on 22 July 2017

Overall amazing food and customer service, great for vegetarians with a separate veggie menu, amazing cocktails and beautiful decor. Would definitely pay another visit and recommend

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4.0Dined on 19 July 2017

Years of going La Porte des Indes still leave me unprepared for the insides of what looks like a regular, high street Indian restaurant from the outside. The food is fun and an interesting take on regular Indian food with the French and Cochin influences.

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5.0Dined on 13 July 2017

The food was delicious, well prepared and presented. The service was not as attentive and personable as expected but felt like a comprehensive set process. I found the meal a little overpriced.

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2.0Dined on 12 July 2017

Easily the worst food over 2 weeks that we spent in London. Inordinately overpriced for the poorest quality Indian food. Stale meat and bland vegetarian food made for one of the poorest dining experiences in the country.

Strongly avoid the lamb dishes. Avoid the restAurant too if you can, especially if you are Indian and know what Indian food should taste like.

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4.0Dined on 8 July 2017

This was our second time dining at this restaurant, did not disappoint. An excellent meal once again.

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4.0Dined on 6 July 2017

Good experience and friendly staff - willing provide a satisfying experience

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3.0Dined on 2 July 2017

Personally I think this restaurant is dated and needs refurbishment. It does not cater for elderly people as the buffet on a Sunday is spread across 2 floors and people need to keep climbing up and down some very slippery stairs with extremely old, heavy plates! I've never quite seen anything like it! The service was very poor, and we had to keep trying to get the waiting staff's attention as they were not keeping an eye on our table to see if we were okay and whether we needed anything. On top of that they charge a 12.5% service charge and don't even have a policy of refunding customers' for their car parking charges if they spend eg over £100. Not somewhere I will be rushing back to in a hurry to be honest.

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5.0Dined on 1 July 2017

Quality & consistency, fine Indian cuisine beautifully presented & served. The lamb was divine. A fun atmosphere, great for groups & families. Always a treat.

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5.0Dined on 28 June 2017

Recommended by a friend who wants to have his last meal there. It lived up to my expectations.

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5.0Dined on 25 June 2017

One of my favourite restaurants. My companion was highly impressed with the Sunday brunch and said he would return. My two sons also love this restaurant and two of my grand-daughters were smitten with the food and the ambience. Top class Franco-Indian restaurant.

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4.0Dined on 23 June 2017

Great Indian food, good service, good value

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4.0Dined on 14 June 2017

Have known restau for many years... very good food but disappointing how empty the restau was which impacted atmosphere

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3.0Dined on 11 June 2017

Revisited for Sunday buffet. Uncomfortable with high temperature in the restaurant. Further food was average. No positive point.

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4.0Dined on 27 May 2017

A very nice meal with family to celebrate a birthday. I would recommend this restaurant for Indian food from s different region.

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4.0Dined on 17 May 2017

Solid Indian place, give you what you need for Indian dishes

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5.0Dined on 17 May 2017

Very good food . Eat slowly

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2017

This is a truly fabulous French Indian restaurant. We have been going there for over 10 years and the food is truly consistently good. Their cookbook is a great gift.

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4.0Dined on 1 May 2017

Fabulous cuisine. Extremely expensive. Not the best value...BUT...Worth it. Frosty welcome by maitre d. Staff was delightful. Kitchen was world class.

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2017

I think that The best Delicious indian food in London

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2.0Dined on 19 March 2017

There was an odor smell once we entered the restaurant.the chicken taste is not good also there's lots of fat in the chicken you will not get a full piece of chicken with out that fat and this is the second time I dine in before I submit this evaluation.

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2.0Dined on 17 March 2017

I was recommended by colleagues as this was a birthday for my Indian wife, and whilst we eat frequently at Indian restaurants I was told this would be different. The ambience was excellent but the food, the service and the value for money left much to be desired. I recognise the uplift due to London prices but a meal which was at least 5 times the cost of its equivalent in the Midlands, was not great, was bland in its taste and content.
Sadly, it was a oneoff experience which I wouldn't repeat. Not for me, sorry

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5.0Dined on 8 March 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the world. The atmosphere is amazing and the food is outstanding. The staff is very attentive. If you haven't tried it you must. Go hungry and do the prix menu. 59£ but worth it. Such a great mix of spices and flavors for any palette.

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5.0Dined on 12 February 2017

Over all very good.
I have been a regular visitor to this restaurant and have enjoyed every time.
The. Toilets need updating to keep up with the times and competition.

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