Light Of India

4.2
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132 reviews
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£25 and under
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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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Receive 15% off your food bill when dining from a la carte menu.
Minimum 2 courses per person.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 2 January 2020

Ends: 25 May 2020

Availability: Daily 12:00-16:30

What 132 People Are Saying
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WE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, friendly staff and excellent food

AC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

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

B
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
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.

v
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!!

j
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

TV
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

O
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!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food and service average at best

RD
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

OT
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

R
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.

MS
1 review
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
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

SD
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

A
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.)

P
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?

CV
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

BT
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.

GN
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.

k
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

B
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.

CD
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

SR
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.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AS
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!!

ES
Atlanta
4 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.

n
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.

YD
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.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Maruk was wonderful server. Food was okay.