Pure Indian Cooking

4.7
97 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
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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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 97 People Are Saying
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CB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent and incredibly tasty variety of options. Quiet enough to be able to carry out a conversation normally but not so quiet as to feel awkward. Outstanding service. Highly recommend this gem.

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CM
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was really excellent. Modern indian cuisine, very tasty, nicely presented. Good value for money.
The service was friendly and attentive.
I can really recommend this restaurant!

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AE
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful dinner! Our waiter gave good recommendations and we ended up sharing three appetizers, a main dish and a dessert, which was plenty of food. It's obvious that this is a family business that the family members take great pride in. Highly recommended!

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TG
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Serves authentic, traditional curry. Delicious food and excellent service.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great service and very attentive. Good quality food. A different take on an Indian restaurant. Well worth a try.

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MG
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my third time already there and I really enjoy it every single time. Definitely recommendable!!!

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BG
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Friendly staff who gave good advice on the food. Nice atmosphere and wonderful food.

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N
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place - delicious food, different to typical Indian restaurant fare.

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TA
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, outstanding service! Definitely a local gem.

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JO
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Really nice place, food is fantastic and the staff are very friendly. Have recommended to lots of friends, and usually dine here once a month.

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

Lovely food, great service

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LB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was recommended to try Pure out and I was not disappointed. It was far better than I expected, the food was amazing and the staff are lovely, warm and helpful. The curried mussels are out of this world! I can’t wait to try it again. Only thing I would suggest is perhaps having table cloths to make the restaurant look more appealing.

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AR
London
11 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I have eaten by Pure Indian cooking several times now. On each occasion the cooking has been outstanding. Classic local gem

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O
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

From when we walked in we were greeted with a smile and shown to our table. This is a family run restaurant and has a very nice ambience. Husband was the front of house and hospitality and was try professional alongside the other waiter. We met the chef who is a shy lady but her food spoke volumes!!
I brought my wife who was sceptical of Indian food , however the food is so fresh, clean and tasty I knew she would enjoy.
I would recommended this restaurant to all who are tired of vindaloo, masala or any typical Indian cuisine - you must try this place!

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G
London
38 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food here is excellent. A lady on the table next to us said that this was the best thing she has ever tasted and that is a very good description of the food. It is really well spiced.

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T
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

My second visit was as memorable as thr first. The mixed chicen entrée was spot on, as were the crab and duck main courses. The complimentary desserts were an added bonus. My only criticism is that my cocktail was not chilled enough.

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D
London
84 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I eat at Pure regularly but like to update fellow diners on the new dishes on the menu that I find delicious. Now that the weather is hot, I've found that asparagus and pine nut tempered with mustard and coconut, a portion of dal and some nan bread is a perfect summer lunch. The asparagus is one of Shilpa's creations and is cooked to perfection and is delicious. Washed down with a bottle of pinot noir - absolute food heaven.

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Q
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed the innovative Indian cooking and will definitely come back. The service was friendly and prompt. The only disappointment was that there were so few other diners on the Sunday evening that we went.

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ZM
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Definitely worth searching out. Food and staff were wonderful. The menu had dishes we’d not seen before, which were delicious and makes a change from the usual Indian fare. Cooked to perfection.

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London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here twice and the service and food were outstanding both times. Very decent prices for fine dining. Will continue taking friends and family here, absolutely loved it. Very polite and attentive service too.

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D
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have eaten here a number of times and have never been disappointed. The food is always very good as is the service. Recommended..

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D
London
84 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Indian cooking that is just beyond your imagination - everything on the menu is absolutely delicious and cooked fresh to order so the short wait is more than worth the while! I'm a particular fan of the Prawn Masala and order it at least once a week - massive tiger prawns an inch high and wide cooked in a spicy tomato and onion masala with ginger and curry leaves. All dishes on the menu are excellent and I've eaten my way through 90% of the menu (not in one sitting!!) over the time I've been dining at Pure. There are a number of excellent vegetarian options , the staff have full knowledge of all ingredients in each dish and can cater for all dietary requirements. Pure is a wonderful dining experience.

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B
London
25 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Having read all the amazing reviews I was really looking forward to trying out this restaurant. Unfortunately it failed to impress, the mango chilli margaritas were the first disappointment , warm mango pulp, no chilli , definitely a no no. The food took a very long time to come considering there were two other tables with guests don't really understand why. The only real stand out dish was the halibut.
The desserts were good.

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IW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service and one of our party I has several good intolerances and they went out of their way to accomadate him

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RC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

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S
London
108 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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G
London
37 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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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D
London
84 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Late night curry. Very good food and friendly staff.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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D
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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MR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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M
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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TP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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AR
London
11 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding, as always

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TP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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D
London
84 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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K
London
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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AR
London
11 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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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