Light Of India

4.2
140 reviews
£25 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Daily 4:30PM - 10:00PM

What 140 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
value
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RitaB
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really liked your restaurant. The food was delicious, the interior was beautiful, and the service was excellent.

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JazK
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, visiting from the Midlands and decided to try this place out.. It didn't disappoint... Nice food, Nice place, Great friendly staff.. Overall would highly recommend this place..

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HeidiB
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Superb food, cooked very well excellent service. Would go again

KM
KazMac
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best bombay aloo I have ever tasted! Very reasonable for location. Good range of authentic dishes. Would definately recommend.

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TobyW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good Indian restaurant. Attentive service and good food.

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ClareF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my adult daughter and niece out for dinner. All three of us thought it fantastic.

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Maria
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Food is not amazing and the ambience is quite boring

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NathanSW
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing food, I would go again.

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WELOVEFRANCE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, friendly staff and excellent food

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AndreiaC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Sorry..but the food was not good and well prepared..

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Bobbyboy
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

An average all-round restaurant. Service can be slow. Check the bill. They will add service charge.

CL
CarolineL
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, with very good service (particularly from Anam) and a lovely ambiance. The food was very good quality but fairly small portions. We will, however, return in the future.

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vlad43210
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A 5 course prix fixe menu WITH drinks for under GBP 60? Amazing food, extremely attentive service, luxurious atmosphere? Count me in!!

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johnp19
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, tasty, not 'greasy Indian '. Excellent team, friendly and helpful. Very good value for money, and will definitely come here again

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TaniaV
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So Amazing
Perfect service, perfect place and food too much.

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Outtatowner
Mayo
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fantastic experience. Everything was perfect; all five in our party had the tasting menu and were blown away by it! The food was unlike anything we'd ever had, the courses all started out as works of art and proved to be every bit as tasty as they looked. The wine pairings were perfect. The service was impeccable. It was Christmas night and it was indeed a special occasion in all respects. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food and service average at best

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RuudD
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ivery good Nice Place to be good fine tasting food, we were the nexc evening agian recarfs Ruud grom Holland

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were amazing and the food was out of this world. The place is the best I have ever been to for an Indian meal. Absolutely loved it

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Richard
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent but pricey for what is was. We booked a table for five several weeks before and were disappointed to be seated in a corner, with no access in or out (for either waiters to access the entire table or guests to access the toilets). The table wasn't actually ready when we arrived (no side plates). Due to the very congested seating, the waiters couldn't actually deliver our food or remove our plates without help from us by passing all our dishes to the end. This was poor and we were still charged £20 for service charge.

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Family
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Everything was really good. Very disappointed with Maruf. We asked a couple of questions and he was quite aloof and not really interested. He got a bit more friendly towards the end when he wanted to review him. Then went back to being not bothered. Other than him the meal was excellent

CL
CraigL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Service slow .food average .cost high .service charge added to the bill
Wouldn’t recommend

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SusanD
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food. Lovely friendly staff, warm and Cody.
I visit London every year and this is my second yr booking this fab restaurant

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Andrei
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Service on that day was horrible, staff wasn't friendly before the payment we had another waiter who got us a bill so he was smiling and even talking to us a bit but it was all about leaving a good review about he's service.
But food was very good!
Condition of this place is required a refreshing.)

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Prawnton
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous tasting menu. Wonderful flavours delicately presented. Great service in tasteful surroundings who could want for more?

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ChantalV
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quite good on all points. Not as outstandingly delicious as it was in 2015.

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BrendanT
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food, good selection, a lot of the classics but also quite a lot that you won't find on other menus. Service is good, not overly attentive but pretty quick and responsive. It's a small restaurant so worth booking in advance to secure a table.

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GerN
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Good food, nothing special for the price. They added on 12.5% without making it clear, as they are giving a hand written bill. However, in the credit card payment you could add on graduity again! So be aware.

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katieo
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food! Service was a little slow, sometimes we felt forgotten about.

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Bribantilla
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We were a group of 6 on a Saturday evening. We were kept waiting for over 30 minutes and did not have updates on the status of our table unless we asked. When we eventually got to our table, the service was quite poor, we had to chase many times for our drinks. Food was average, definitely not up to the price. On the positive side, they made us a discount to apologise for the inconvenience.

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CDEB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly service and could cater for our gluten free needs.

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StephenR
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Convenient to the Gloucester Tube Station. A bit pricier than other nearby Indian Restaurants but the quality and taste are far superior. Ask for Asad to assist in the selections.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Light of India is a true gem in London. The food and service was excellent!

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AndersS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

What a place! Not a smile from the weighter, he was rushing all the time. We got the starter before our aperitiff. And when we got our maincource we still had the aperitiff - glass on the table, and to Get something else to drink we had to ask for it. Don’t go there!!

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EdwardS
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Atmosphere was excellent. Felt at home. Only comment was the chicken in the butter chicken a little dry. I had the Minced lamb tandoori. Was hoping it was cubed rather than chopped. Asked the server if I was cubed or chopped and he said cubed. Just a miss communication. Oh well my fault. Would definitely go back. Oh yes the Pinot Noir from Languedoc was excellent.

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ny2keys
Key West
16 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the best!!! Delicious food!! Awesome service!! It looks like it might be upscale (jacket & tie) but it was dress casual. We had the best time and the staff made the night special. I can't say enough good things about the food.

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YotamD
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Our food took approximately 40 minutes to come out, which would have been annoying even had we not needed to hasten to a performance we had gotten tickets for. Once the food came out it was decent, but nothing to write home about. The waiters were nice, but did not seem to prioritize our food's arrival time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Maruk was wonderful server. Food was okay.

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NicoleH
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

W celebrated celebrated with the wohle family the mastergraduation of our daughter. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The food beautiful presented and delicious
nicole

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice experience, lovely food and staff. Taste is amazing.
Well done.

FAQs

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

Light Of India is rated 4.2 stars by 140 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.