Memories of India - Gloucester Road

4.5
174 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Indian
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  • Casual
  • Authentic
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Since opening its doors in 1983 , Memories of India is certainly a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike.

Close to Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall and the museums, Memories of India attracts many TV personalities, royalty and has been praised by food critics and writers, including Fay Masschler and the late Egon Ronay.

The chef's prepare an indulgent mix of exotic flavours and spices, including a number of staple dishes like the chicken tikka masala, as well as original dishes like Officers' chops in a honey soy sauce, or lemon sole dipped in a blend of spices, mango extract, garlic and red chilli. There are specialities from the tandoori oven, vegetarian and gluten free choices and Gold Taste award winning desserts. With its delightful menu, friendly and welcoming atmosphere, Memories of India is an oasis.

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Miami
30 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose to dine at this restaurant because we thought it was related to one that we loved in Amsterdam, and indeed it is a branch of the same. The ambience is tasteful, with a fine setting and a tempting menu. We chose the tandoori chicken (it came with a delicious fresh salad), separate dishes of okra and of mixed vegetable curry, and an order of paratha, or something just like it. While we waited, we were served an appetizer of papadum with a tasty set of sauces (a chutney and a mint sauce), a spicy pepper, and fresh, finely chopped vegetables (cucumber, onion, cilantro/coriander). A nice sparkling wine and draft Indian beer were our drinks, but a wide range of choices, including of wines, is available. The whole meal was delicious--as good as any Indian food we've ever had. We wish we were frequent travellers to London, but at least we're going to Amsterdam in the fall and will be able to dine at the sister restaurant.

j
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently decent dishes, good value, cheerful staff and enough of them. Good solid curry house - not trying to be too clever, good quality in all the dishes we tried (on more than one visit). A new regular haunt.

LM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I could eat here every week!! I've never been disappointed. Every item on the menu is delicious and the service friendly and professional!

ZA
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant.. from the service, to the food, to the ambience... everything is first class and well worth a visit!

CB
London
15 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently high grade Indian food - I’ve never had a poor meal - just get irritated by bewildered and confused American tourists constantly looking at their Mobile phones and trying to work out the “intricacies” of ordering Indian food!!

SS
London
24 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great local Indian - good food - good service - great location - v genuine long standing Indian

k
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was fine. Service felt rushed. At one point uneaten food was removed without asking if we’d finished.

OT
Hamburg Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Es ging alles viel zu schnell. Vom Hinsetzen zum Zahlen in 50min!
Essen schmeckte aber prima

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LA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flavourful dishes served by attentive waitstaff in a restaurant where you can have a conversation and be heard without having to raise your voice. Very good value—less than £30 for two people to leave pleasantly full.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great birthday dinner and excellent food and service!

FH
Guadalajara
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday celebration!

S
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sensational neighbourhood Indian restaurant with wonderful food and friendly staff

SS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favourite Indian restaurants in London

GR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was raining hard outside but a ray of sunshine awaited us as we were ushered to our table. The staff are very friendly and the food sublime! Gobthere!

TH
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very friendly restaurant good service nothing was too much trouble for the staff, happy to arrange food that was not on the menu. Attentive and obliging.

DB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was really tasty. We are plant based eaters, we found enough to eat on The menu and they were happy to replace dishes containing animal products with something else more suitable on the menu. service was prompt and they were friendly

KG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was very good. We were four people who had four different main-courses. All of us where very satisfied with our choices. The restaurant was very busy, and the waiters were not as present as I would like them to. Not to personal service and they did not askk us if we wanted dessert. ButI would like to go back for the great food!

OT
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time to Memories of India. We asked the waiter to chose the starters and mains and he did just that. My only regret is that I live in NY and cannot visit more often! Great place!!

MG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience - food and service - will be back often.

c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All good , food , service and price we’ll come back thank you

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent and classic restaurant

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F
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The food was excellent. The waiters were attentive and the owner/host (?) came to check to see how things were twice. I ate alone, and usually that means being cast to some remote corner. However, that was not the case, I was given a rather nice table. The restroom was very clean - which I think should be a category on these reviews. The only thing that is a little disappointing is the decor, but not too troubling once you taste the first papadon. Bravo.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Cooking the rice needs to be improved !

ID
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It would have been an excellent dinner (delicious flavours) had it not been marred at the end by the waiter's insolent remark. As we were telling him we had loved the cuisine but did not think much of the desserts which were merely commercial ice creams, seeing that we had eaten them all the same, he just said : did anyone eat your desserts? Such a way of speaking to guests is unbearable !

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was looking for somewhere close to Royal Albert Hall to dine before the show.
We recieved prompt friendly service, food arrived to the table quickly.
The food was fresh, very tasty and reasonable portions.
It's a small place and the tables are quite close together but we all enjoyed our meal and would return in future.

Would recommend

AC
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great dinner, well prepared with no fuss. Service was friendly and prompt. I would go back anytime. The kitchen is solid and a hardworking team making it all happne.

NC
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were visiting London and basically "found" Memories of India by accident. The food was amazing and the portions were not so overwhelming that you leave half of it behind ! Absolutely the best Indian food that I've had in a long time.

SP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Had read positive reviews but it didn’t live up to the expectations. Overrated and wouldn’t recommend or go again.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the menu for 2 along with the Chicken biryani and it was amaaazing . The salt laci as well must try restaurant.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Beautiful fkzvours, great service and good value.

AN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very tasty with a nice touch. The restuarant is quite small and booking is recommended. Personal very helpful and proive a good service.

J
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A great stop when on Gloucester rd for well prepared, authentic Indian cuisine. Management and staff are lovely, attentive and welcoming! Highly recommended.

KH
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience!

OT
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food but expensive. Handwritten bill that couldn’t clearly shown what we paid for

DR
Oxford
7 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We ate at Memories of India before a prom. We were seated promptly, and orders taken. Some of the non alcoholic drinks on the menu were unavailable.
We ordered bhajis and poppadums while we were waiting- the poppadums came at the same time as our main meals. Cutlery was removed and not replaced - we had to ask for knives and forks.
The food was good - I particularly liked the paneer dish, and the kheema naan was tasty.

It was a good informal meal, but the service was lacking, and the costs were high for this.

DN
St. Louis
45 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food at an very reasonable cost. Staff was extremely friendly and my husband was very happy they had air conditioning. Highly recommend

SR
London
9 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to this restaurant because it has had so many good reviews online. It was close to where we were staying in London so it fit the bill perfectly. I had the chicken tikka masala and it was beyond reproach. I loved it. The nan bread was amazing and my dining companion had a whole fish that was delicious. The restaurant is very small but it felt like the bustling did not interfere with our dining experience. The food was great, the service was quick and the evening was lovely.

BI
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious. Outstanding service. Several Indian restaurants in this area; choose this one and you won’t be disappointed.

K
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal. Very attentive staff. Had the “Meal for two” which included and appetizer and then lamb, chicken and vegetable dishes. Very.nice.

MF
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great find, we had a big party which they accommodated really well. Service and food was excellent. Everyone in our party of seven loved the food, a bonus was that as it was before 5.30pm we got a healthy discount. Friendly efficient service. Highly recommended.

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