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Tue, 5/22
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7:00 PM

Pure Indian Cooking

4.7
73 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian
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  • Creative Cuisine
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PURE Indian cooking prides itself in being a family run restaurant and one with impeccable credentials.
Owned by the husband and wife team of Faheem Vanoo and Shilpa Dandekar, both of whom started their careers with the famed Taj group in India, PURE Indian Cooking opened in 2015.
Since then, with Faheem managing front of house and Shilpa, who has worked with such masterchefs as the legendary Raymond Blanc OBE and Sriram Aylur of the Michelin starred Quilon, heading the kitchen, the restaurant has amassed a strong following as a refined as an exceedingly good local restaurant, with many clientele calling it a London “West End restaurant in Fulham!”
We would be delighted to see you at PURE Indian Cooking so please come and share in our warmth, fabulous food and drink and wonderful hospitality.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of Operation
OPENING HOURS

LUNCH TIMINGS
Monday - Friday : 12.00 noon - 2.30 pm

DINNER TIMINGS

MONDAY - SATURDAY : 6.00pm - 11.00 pm
SUNDAY : 6.00 pm - 10.30 pm
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Phone number
020 7736 2521
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Shilpa Dandekar
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Area
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Parking Details
Parking available outside the restaurant on Single yellow line after 7.00 pm in the evening.
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Public Transit
4 minute walk from Putney Bridge
Additional
Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Wine
What 73 People Are Saying
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4.7
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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Good food and kind staff. Easy to reach by bus. Recommended.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

I had ordered takeaway in the past - which was always good but eating I. Was very nice. The service was exemplary, friendly and informative. Good high quality and very aromatic. All in all high end Indian cuisine - a firm local favourite.

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4.0Dined on 13 April 2018

The food here is lovely. It’s not a vindaloo type place, it’s tasty Indian cooking. The food is nicely spicy and memorable.

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Beautiful food. Quiet after 2130 on a Friday night. Service was very attentive as we were only one of 3 tables when we arrived. Being from Birmingham we are spoilt for choice for a curry but this was like nothing we’ve ever had. Would definitely recommend and go back

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5.0Dined on 7 March 2018

A sensation for the taste buds, undoubtedly. The staff are welcoming and the food is delicious. I live 14 miles away but work locally, so lunch time is the only time I can enjoy the food and ambiance of this wonderful restaurant. I don't eat in Indian restaurants in my local vicinity after sampling the delights of the menu at Pure. This is 5* cuisine and the prices don't reflect this, they're beyond reasonable. Local residents, you have a gem of an Indian restaurant on your doorstep, wish I did!

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4.0Dined on 6 March 2018

Late night curry. Very good food and friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on 25 February 2018

Great food,great service,one of the best Indian in London

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4.0Dined on 14 February 2018

We are regulars at this restaurant because we like the food and the service and have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on 9 February 2018

Indian cuisine with a modern twist. Absolutely delicious food and great service. This husband and wife team have got something special here and without a doubt we will be going back.

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5.0Dined on 4 February 2018

Excellent food and service at this lovely fulham restaurant. I look forward to returning.

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5.0Dined on 29 January 2018

Absolutely delicious Indian food; looks wonderful; tastes even better.

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5.0Dined on 18 January 2018

Outstanding, as always

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5.0Dined on 9 January 2018

Really excellent Indian food. This is first class up-market sophisticated Indian cooking. Everything we have tried has been delicious.

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5.0Dined on 9 January 2018

Pure has well deservedly been listed as one of the top Indian restaurants in London. It is always a pleasure to dine there and enjoy the wonderful hospitality of the staff, and the unequalled culinary talents of Shilpa - Head Chef - the service is attentive without being intrusive. The food is magnificent, the massive tiger prawns in the Prawn Masala are exquisite along with the sauce. I just can't resist them and now, once tried, neither can my lunch guest who definitely wants to revisit!

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4.0Dined on 6 January 2018

The staff were very attentive throughout of meal and made some good recommendations from the menu.
Food was delicious and I will definitely recommend it to friends and be visiting again soon!

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5.0Dined on 20 December 2017

This is one of the best Indian restaurants outside central London. The food is terrific and the service first class. Prices are also very reasonable. A true gem.

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5.0Dined on 15 December 2017

We enjoyed the Indian dishes. Food was excellent and the service as very attentive. Would certainly recommend this for a great Indian food experience.

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5.0Dined on 12 December 2017

Thoroughly recommend the Hariyali, kalonji and sesame tandoori chicken which was cooked to perfection. Half a mint marinated tandoori chicken with coriander and green chilli. It was succulent and absolutely. It takes a while to cook, around 20 minutes, as it's freshly prepared but it is certainly worth the wait.

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4.0Dined on 5 December 2017

I'm lucky to have Pure practically on my doorstep. The food was lovely, just spicy enough. I am vegetarian so my menu was a bit restricted but what I had was gorgeous. I am also rather prone to being sick after an Indian meal, which is why I have avoided them lately, but there was no problem after this one at all, even though it was quite spicy - even the Naan.
It was quiet enough for a good, long overdue catch-up, and the waitress was very friendly.
So yes, I would recommend it. My only caveat is that this was my first visit... I'll have to go back to make sure it wasn't a one-off, but I doubt it's the case.

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5.0Dined on 4 December 2017

There's nothing I haven't tried at Pure that has not been absolutely delicious. My friend and I tried the Sharing Board this time - tandoori paneer, vegetables, chilli fried squid, malai tikka, seekh kebab, cashewnuts and spinach salad. It was fabulous with some naan bread for a light lunch between the 2 of us. We followed this with the baked yoghurt -which was divine.

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5.0Dined on 23 November 2017

I was looking for a new good Indian restaurant in Fulham and went to Pure Indian based on the reviews. This was actually my second visit as the first time we went without booking. The food is brilliant and of a high standard, fit for a fine dining venue but the restaurant is casual and the price reasonable so means we can visit anytime and not need to save for a special occasion.
Please keep up the great food and don't go away!

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3.0Dined on 18 November 2017

Second visit to this Indian and was disappointed compared to last time. Menu still innovative but service was slow. One hour to get a main course is long. They did offer us a free dessert because of the delay. Food? Bunging pieces of chicken breast In a sauce and heating it through means dry chicken as in this case however tasty the sauce. The halibut curry suffered from the same problem. Our mixed vegetable side was the most successful. The patra chat starter was an unusual and delicious streetfood style dish. The sheekh kebab on the other hand lacked flavour, spice and did not arrive sizzling fresh from the grill. A mixed experience.

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5.0Dined on 15 November 2017

I have nearly worked my way through the complete a la carte menu at Pure..!! However, today my friend I sampled a couple of new dishes; the Tandoori Duck with spiced apricot chutney and tamarind sauce - mouthwatering! Also the Tandoori Chutney Paneer which was delicious, as was the Lamb Sukke. Washed down with a couple of bottles of Pinot Noir, heaven!

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5.0Dined on 6 November 2017

Excellent service & delicious food! My friends & I had a great time.

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5.0Dined on 4 November 2017

Every time we’ve been it’s been delicious, I can’t fault the dishes they are so unique

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5.0Dined on 24 October 2017

Delicious as ever. another enjoyable evening at Pure.

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5.0Dined on 23 October 2017

This is, quite simply, the best Indian food you will taste. The new menu is full of creative, delicious dishes; many of which are Shilpa's own recipes. I have sampled most of them and never been disappointed! The service is attentive without being intrusive, good wine list, cocktails and beers. The staff are knowledgeable about ingredients in every dish. As each dish is freshly cooked, there's time to enjoy a drink prior to lunch or dinner in relaxed surroundings.

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5.0Dined on 22 October 2017

Sensational food once again - the freshness and quality of flavours is an absolute culinary delight.

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5.0Dined on 18 October 2017

Pure Indian cooking never disappoint with the high standard of creative cuisine from Shilpa, the Head Chef. Don't be confused by the 'Chicken Roast' on the menu - it's not Roast Chicken as we know it!! The 'roast' refers to Shilpa's blend of roasted spices! It's absolutely delicious; a tender breast of chicken roasted in the Tandoor and covering in a spicy sauce; I thoroughly recommend it. A new addition to the menu - Pulled Lamb Hara Pyaaz is a winner too, as is all of the menu. Good wine choice, fabulous food, attentive service service, cocktails, ambience.....what's not to like???

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5.0Dined on 12 October 2017

That I eat here at least twice a week, this week it will be 3 times, is testament to the fabulous food. There is no dish I have tried that hasn't been absolutely delicious. The menu contains a variety of mouth-watering dishes that I have never seen in any other Indian restaurant , and which are cooked with a very modern twist and all contain freshly cooked products. The service is friendly and attentive without being obtrusive and there is a good selection of wine, beers, spirits and cocktails. There is a set lunch and early bird menu which is very reasonable and which doesn't cut back on quality.

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5.0Dined on 11 October 2017

Wonderful restaurant and the staff were just as great as the food! Love this place and also a frequent takeout place too! Keep up the great work!

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5.0Dined on 10 October 2017

It was a difficult decision to steer myself away from the tiger prawn masala which is one of my absolute favourites, but did so with the Halibut Curry which is Shilpa's own recipe. Was too busy busy salivating to ask what was in it, just try it - it's amazing. One of the most amazing dishes is the naan bread, which is home cooked and tastes like biting into a cloud - again, total perfection from Pure Indian Cooking, I cannot extol any greater accolade on this wonderful place.

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5.0Dined on 9 October 2017

Wonderfully different. A must to try, especially the Patra Chaat.

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5.0Dined on 6 October 2017

Delicious. Never fails to impress with the flavours and choice.

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5.0Dined on 4 October 2017

The food and service at Pure Indian cooking is second to none. There are some new additions to the menu asparagus and quail's eggs and a shredded lamb with garlic naan straws as well as a halibut curry which is the recipe of Shilpa, the Chef. The set lunch menu at £10.95 for 2 courses is excellent value and contains a number of tasty options, the A la Carte menu is full of creative, modern and delicious Indian dishes which include a number of tasty vegetarian options. Well worth a visit.

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4.0Dined on 30 September 2017

Consistently very good! Great food and friendly staff make it a Fulham favourite

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5.0Dined on 29 September 2017

Four of us lunched today and once again the food here is totally 'out of this world', we all frequent Pure Indian Cooking regularly and agree, without any bias, that we are now totally spoiled after eating here and won't eat Indian food anywhere else! I have eaten my way through most of the menu over the past couple of years and recommend scallops, squid chilli fry, samosa chat, prawn masala (massive tiger prawns) lamb sukke, coconut lamb, keema kebab, Mangalorean chicken, Seabass and the baked yogurt to name a few. There's a good wine list and the bar serves cocktails and spirits. The service is second to none, with friendly unobtrusive staff. Try it for yourself and I promise you'll be converted!

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4.0Dined on 1 August 2017

There are many restaurants in this area of London but few that combine very good, creative cooking, with friendly/attentive service all at very reasonable prices. Whilst the interior is perfectly pleasant, it does feels and look like a local restaurant. I personally like that but it may not be ideal for a business lunch or a special event.

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3.0Dined on 27 June 2017

Food was great. Innovative but authentic dishes. Not at all your standard Indian. Service on this occasion was totally unacceptably slow. Took a couple of hours to get our mains. Waiter was alone whilst restaurant was 2/3 full. He said that someone had let him down but surely this is not an unusual circumstance and I would have expected them to have a contingency.

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5.0Dined on 20 June 2017

The restaurant has a lot of unconventional dishes and the food is both healthy and delicious! The service is excellent, will definitely be visiting again!

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