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Memories of India - Gloucester Road

4.5
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186 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Indian

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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 186 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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Jwaltonsmith
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been visiting Memories of India, with an old friend of mine, on a regular basis since 1991. I have seen staff age and retire over this lengthy period! I have never once had cause to complain. The food has always been of a consistently high standard. Highly recommended

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Jada
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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vipJulie1
London
106 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lovely service
Can’t wait to return

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! I wasn’t an Indian food lover until I ate here!

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FrankieW
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent curry and friendly staff. Cosy restaurant

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DavidW
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Each time we visit London memories of India is our (Indian) restaurant of choice. We will be back.

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EstherL
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Memories of India is a very nice place to go for a curry. Very nice ambiance, nice food, gave good advice.
Had a wonderful evening.

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Dubai
28 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Quaint little restaurant, but very good food. I was vegetarian on the night so could not taste the chicken & lamb dishes. I am sure they would have been pretty tasty. However, generally the food was quite tasty and the portions were solid. Will return.

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Elise
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Te duur voor de kwaliteit eten, wel goed van smaak en aardige mensen.
Vlees van slechte kwaliteit en de sausen te zwaar.

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WinFM
London
33 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We visited Memories of India for a late night meal after a concert at the nearby Royal Albert Hall. We found it to be a small cosy restaurant with some interesting dishes not found on the average Indian restaurant menu. Tasty food and reasonable value. Service was generally friendly. Our only gripe was the long time it took to attract the attention of a waiter when we wished to place our order, given that it wasn't so busy at the time. Overall, however, I would certainly recommend Memories of India if looking for a nice Indian restaurant in that locality.

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vipFoodyrome
Birmingham
15 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

This was our second time in a week and were quite disappointed. We have just moved into the neighborhood and were hoping to make coming here a regular thing. But we were so disappointed.
First we realized that ‘regulars’ seem to get a better treatment. The waiter brought the thin Indian crispy cracker served as an appetizer to an Indian meal with sauces, without being asked.
Second we, as we probably look like tourists, were overcharged. And so was a couple next to our table.
We had:
Tandoori chicken 9.95
Tikka Marsala 10.50
Darks Daal 5.95
Rice 3.50
Plain Naan bread 2.75
£32.65
One small beer
One bottle of water

Paid £44.65

So basically they made us pay £12 for a small beer and water?!? We will look for another Indian restaurant, which possibly threats all its costumers that same. Not much to ask, I’d say.

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vipFoodyrome
Birmingham
16 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! We just moved to London and wanted to celebrate. It was a special evening and our waiter was super pleasant. He also suggested veggies to go with our meal. Outstanding experience. Thank you so much!

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vipOmnivore
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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jak1chis
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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LisaM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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ZoeA
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CharlesB
London
16 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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vipStephenS
London
30 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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knigma
Bedfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hamburg Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

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

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LA2CU
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipFelipeH
Guadalajara
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday celebration!

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vipSalterman
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sensational neighbourhood Indian restaurant with wonderful food and friendly staff

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SS03
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite Indian restaurants in London

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GRT7V
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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TimothyH
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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DonnaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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KjerstiG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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vipMarkG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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carlop
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent and classic restaurant

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Flyte13
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cooking the rice needs to be improved !

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IndianDinner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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 !

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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AndrewC
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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NigelC
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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SueP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

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

FAQs

Memories of India - Gloucester Road offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7581 3734.

Memories of India - Gloucester Road is rated 4.5 stars by 186 OpenTable diners.

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