Noor Jahan 2

4.5
225 reviews
£25 and under
Indian
One of London’s classic curry houses, Noor Jahan 2 is located between Paddington and Lancaster Gate stations. Convenient and popular, this restaurant has attracted high-profile clientele such as Damien Hirst, Jeremy Clarkson and Tony Blair, and the unassuming blue and gold themed restaurant is famous for its punchy curries and friendly service. The lemon walls and slate-blue chairs and plush carpets add the upmarket atmosphere, and Noor Jahan 2 is often host to a number of business dinners and private celebrations. Highlights from the menu include the Tandoori lamb chops marinated in yoghurt, ginger, malt vinegar and royal cumin; the Achari chicken made with lemon juice, fennel, mustard seeds and red chillies; and the classic Goan fish curry made with coconut cream.
What 225 People Are Saying
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vipAlexT
London
43 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noor Jahan a reliable, friendly and excellent local curry experience that always delivers.

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Eddie
London
22 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a very good local Indian restaurant where we eat quite often. The food is freshly prepared and always tasty. The service is consistently friendly and efficient. I have no hesitation in recommending the Noor Jahan 2.

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vipTuttS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place! I am a frequent customer.

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lesleyS
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic food, super quick with outstanding service.

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vipsusieg
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service and very fresh tasty food

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Eddie
London
22 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is our local restaurant so we go there quite often. We always enjoy the food and the friendly, efficient service.

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WarrenW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great Indian Restaurant and have been here many times. What I really like is that they do not use too much (if at all) MSG and they let the ingredients do the job. I react badly to MSG so am sure about this. Naan bread is outstanding! A little pricey but it’s central London. Enjoy!

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Eddie
London
22 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always enjoy this restaurant. It is a good neighbourhood restaurant but also a destination place. Food is good and the service is friendly and efficient.

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vipLoug1980
London
8 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food- staff doing a great job whilst maintaining H&S regulations

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MarkI
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food as usual the chicken jalfrezi is the best I've tasted

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Nick
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing food, waiters could have been a bit friendlier. Definitely worth a visit for a great indian meal. Amazing samosas and butter chicken.

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TopCat1
London
16 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely tasting food

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HydeParkSquare
London
11 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding

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CarolC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming. Despite some technical difficulties, the staff were very pleasant and service was good. The food was delicious. We had a really great meal and overall experience. A few minutes walk from both Paddington and Lancaster Gate, so very convenient. Will go back again.

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ChelseaL
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious, with wonderful and attentive service. We will be back!

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TobiasM
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Outstanding friendly service. Feels like home

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ARTHUR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Indian food only a short step from Paddington station.

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JuanA
London
11 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
9 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Great curry close to hyde park. Recommended!

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Cathy
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were exceptional. Will definitely be visiting again.

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Jojo
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Excellent Indian food in a lovely neighbourhood. Upstairs is a bit cosier than the basement, but the service is fine and the food is very good. Would def recommend it!

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vipBernardM
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Whenever in London my wife and I try to visit Noor Jahan 2 for an excellent meal at very reasonable prices. We particularly enjoy the Saag Gosht with the spinach retaining some of it's texture unlike some other places offering the same dish.

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derekp
Gloucestershire
5 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Love to eat here except they add service onto the bill at 10% ( check your bill properly)then present card reader asking for tip. They then cold shouldered us when we left after pointing out that they already had a service tip. I thought that this sort of thing had been stamped out but not here.Good meal spoilt

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ChrisL
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice relaxed cosy place with attentive staff and excellent food and great value for money. Would definitely recommend and am looking forward to eating there again!

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ChristineA
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a friendly restaurant to visit, nothing was too much trouble and the food was excellent - will definitely be visiting again, next time I am in the big city 😊

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Gourmande
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the fragrant onion bhaji to the fabulous butter chicken and naan, the meal was delicious.

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vipAdMo
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

I have been on open table for years and I have never left a bad review but this was bad over the top and I mean over the top horrible.

Being fair the food was ok. They spilt food all over me then denied they did until confronted. Not even a free drink for the Indian food all over my sweater. Not even an apology or a dollar off the bill.

Please don’t go there!!

Really you can do better at any Indian food restaurant in the city.

If zero was an option I would have given it a zero.

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KristynR
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fabulous service. Great food. Would definitely go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Best Indian in London

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MarizelM
Stuttgart Area
6 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious.

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Discerningdiner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

excellent fresh food! we ate downstairs and it was quiet. service was very friendly!

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vipLori
Houston
66 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A lovely restaurant in a nice location. The food was good, but we've had better Indian food in the city and the choices for wine by the glass are very limited. Service was very good and if in that area we would return.

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vipmrfoodie
London
24 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Fabulous as always

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NataliaE
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Several years ago we discovered this restaurant and loved it a lot. Last Saturday we had some special events and decided to try it again.
It was fantastic! It is situated in a very nice part of London we were sitting outside but it wasn’t noisy very nice surroundings.
All food was fantastic! Vegetable samosa, aubergine, Noorjahan Spécial King Prawns, Bhuna King Pawn were very fresh cooked and delicious!
But for Cheese Naan I could die)))
It is worth all money we spent
We certainly return again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Best local Indian in central London food-wise. We go every time we are in town. Only let donw is the fact that there are only a few tables on the ground floor, we really dislike to be sat in the basement, ambience is poor downstairs. Food is delish!

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BobJ
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good curry, properly prepared and spiced. Service was acceptable, if not great. Clearly some degree of preference for the "regulars" rather than visitors to the area, which is surprising given proximity to Paddington station. I'll go back the next time I'm in the area, but would not go out of my way to find this place. Good, not great.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Superb as always. The only real criticism is that the dish sizes seem to be getting ever smaller. I'm assuming they're doing this to avoid raising the prices on the menu, but it's still disappointing. I can't exactly order 1 1/2 of something if it's just a tad too small.

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vipAlang
London
16 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food no complaints

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food very nice

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OpenTable Diner
London
21 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food. A decent range of fairly standard curries, but very well executed.

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Noor Jahan 2 is rated 4.5 stars by 225 OpenTable diners.

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