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Light Of India, London,

Light Of India

4.5
4.5
379 Reviews
£26 to £40
Indian
Situated in the heart of Kensington, The Light of India restaurant is a classy and elegant Indian restaurant established in 1984. Dishes are derived from the Moghul cuisine of North West India where fish and meat ingredients are, traditionally, cooked in a tandoor oven. Being awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, Open Table Dinners Choice Award as well as the Certificate of Excellence by AAA our culinary philosophy is deceptively simple. We celebrate the very best of Indian food. The Light of India is the perfect place for family dining in London, an intimate dinner with your special somebody, or just a meal with friends or colleagues.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    020 7584 7654
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Kensington
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    2 minutes walk from Gloucester Road Underground Station.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine

What 379 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • West London

    Healthy

  • West London

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • West London

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

379 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Tulsa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On vacation from the states and wanted something reasonably priced with good ratings. This hit the mark. Our waiter was very polite and patient with us(since we weren’t familiar with a lot of the menu items). The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very nice. Everyone in our party enjoyed themselves. Our two toddlers ate plenty as well.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for lunch on a Saturday. The food tasted so fresh and full of flavour. We had the pre theater 2 course meal deal and this is 100% worth it's value. The waiter was very professional and polite. We can't wait to return to try other dishes

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  3. yowlingcat

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had gone past this place and it looked inviting - so we booked a table. The decor has gone for the "traditional" curry house, with flock wallpaper and heavy velvety curtains and blinds. You feel at home just looking through the windows, but the experience starts with the excellent service on walking in, which carries on throughout the meal. Food is just wonderful - you will see old favourites on the menu, as well as some that I had not seen before. I had Keralan King fish, never heard of it, just wonderful (the king fish comes in steaks like salmon, but is a sort of cross between mackerel and swordfish in texture and flavour). Definitely would recommend, and can't wait to go back.

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  4. Bigbrifm

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great place to eat. And excellent food and service. Would recommend if you want a nice Indian meal before the theatre. Just great overall

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular service by Maruf and simply phenomenal food.

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  6. RB13

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A good dish is more than a sum of its parts. Unfortunately thats not the same for Light of India. Every dish we had felt like it was made by someone who has no idea what indian cuisine is, and just put together ingredients without any care. Every single dish was bland and flat, lacking both the spices and the depth that one can expect from an indian cuisine. I do not wish to sound insulting, but i had better curries microwaving meals from tesco than what they served us. It is a shame because you can see that they do not do so out of malice or greed. The staff are friendly, and the food is presented very nicely. But with how poor the food tastes, their chef has no place working in the restaurant, im sorry. 2.5/5 stars. Fresh good quality food, its just prepared really poorly.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Madrid

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food are not good shame because the staff are really nice

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent meal at Light of India. The service was impeccable. Maria was our waiter and the entire staff was extremely gracious and attentive. We ordered butter chicken, pistachio korma chicken, royal monkfish curry, and tandoori chicken. The standout dish was the monkfish curry but the entire meal was amazing.

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  9. MartinC

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely food a very pricy in the end. Had a monk fish curry and prawn buns

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service catastrophique et plats réchauffés….poulet tendorri très secs et riz idem. Serveur pas aimable. Attente des plats interminables à fuir

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had high expectations after reading the other reviews but the food itself is not worth what we paid. Service was good and ambiance as well.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    An outstanding Indian meal in a colorful lively atmosphere with friendly service.

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  13. Nelly

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice mixture of classy and classic decor.Staff were professional and pleasant. Food was very good. As people say, the compulsory service charge us a liffle steep, but we would have tipped the same amount for the overall experience.

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  14. MollyLondon

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely ambience and attentive staff who maybe should give you a bit longer to select from the menu. The food was good apart from the lamb chop starter which was tough and not as tender as you would expect. I was quite surprised that 2 poppadoms were £5 as you get these complimentary at most Indian restaurants.

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  15. GGBB

    New York City

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, kind service and atmosphere. Returned many times

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  16. FashionFoodie

    San Antonio

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very delicious food! Excellent service and a beautiful restaurant.

    1 person found this helpful

  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Maruf took excellent care of our three generations. Delicious dinner, memorable meal.

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  18. JackW

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I brought my Mom here for her 60th birthday and we had a wonderful time. The food was some of the nicest Indian food we’ve had, and the service was brilliant. They insisted on us having a complimentary brandy after we’d paid the bill as it was my Moms birthday. We will definitely be back.

    1 person found this helpful

  19. MatthewJ

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a place! The service was incredible and the food matched it. Yes, it’s slightly more expensive than you might normally pay; but it’s worth every penny.

    1 person found this helpful

  20. ClaudiaF

    RP

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sehr angenehme Atmosphäre, aufmerksames Personal, das Essen ist sehr gut. Ich hatte an dem Tag Geburtstag und bekam eine kleine Überraschung mit Gesang! Wir kommen immer wieder hierher.

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  21. IsobelF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really delicious food and such friendly staff! Lovely setting and good value for money

    1 person found this helpful

  22. DawnC

    Yorkshire

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An impromptu dinner which didn’t disappoint. Beautiful traditional surroundings and a warm welcome. The food was beautiful. The tandoori lamb chops were very meaty and cooked to perfection. My husband thought the tikka masala was beautiful. All starters, desserts and sides beautifully presented and equally flavoursome. A thanks to Maruf for looking after us so well. Would recommend.

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  23. Wlamwlla

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening at the the light of India. Food was delicious, staff very pleasant and really nice atmosphere.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. Pasquale

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was great. Good food (good e tried the tasting menu), great and lovable service, nice atmosphere. Based on OpenTable description, we thought it was cheaper, but clearly it was miscategorised (not restaurant fault though). Considering that, I would recommend

    1 person found this helpful

  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good value, great service good experience and tasty food

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  26. GeorgiosZ

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great environment, food and service. Unique recipes. Have been there many times over the years and the quality and taste remains unchanged. I would highly recommend this place.

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  27. SitriD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A very nice place with great food! Even excellent wines not that expensive.

    1 person found this helpful

  28. SimonE

    Surrey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Quite expensive, but the food was very authentic. Fish and lamb lovers will enjoy the menu.

    1 person found this helpful

  29. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was beautiful. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. The staff was very accommodating and from the moment we walked in, we knew that we had chosen the right place. The menu was extensive and had a variety of options for everyone. I would recommend reservations (just in case, since we went on an off time and day).

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  30. KenF

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Not really a true Indian restaurant, not Real flavors of food and asked for a baccardicoke and got someother spirit that really was not Baccardi. I would Search for another indian restaurant and not this Hotel joint!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service, food and atmosphere. Made us feel special on Christmas Eve!

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  32. ManuelaG

    Surrey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the tasting menu, 2 of us paired with drinks which was very nice. One of us could not eat scallops, but it was changed without any trouble. The food was very tasty and our waiter was attentive. A lovey place ideally placed after a visit at the Royal Albert Hall. Being so close to Christmas (23/12) it would have been nice to have Christmas crackers on the table. Otherwise very nice. Thank you

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  33. John

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just fantastic. Service and food were amazing. Everyone was very pleased.

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  34. massimilianom

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Recommended: nice place, staff was very kind and helped with food allergies. Food was great, many options available with the staff able to help us through. We will be back next time in London

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  35. MichaelC

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great indian food and the quality was there. Will go again

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  36. Evert

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, but too large menu. Quite expensive. Staff friendly, but could be more attentive. Toilets are not up to scratch.

    1 person found this helpful

  37. GGBB

    New York City

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 6 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food tasty and rich. Nice setting enough privacy. Service top

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  38. RichardP

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was so well below par it’s not worth really adding anything. 4 of us went for the taster menu and was nothing more than disappointed!!

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  39. ElishaP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely service, great atmosphere and delicious food! We celebrated my fiancés birthday there and the waitors made a special effort with a candle and dessert for us to celebrate!

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  40. SallyK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really tasty food , lots of variety, good value for money

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FAQs

Light Of India does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Light Of India also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7584 7654.

Light Of India is rated 4.5 stars by 379 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Light Of India

67/69 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4PG

Additional information

  • Area
    Kensington
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–23:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    2 minutes walk from Gloucester Road Underground Station.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine
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