Pure Indian Cooking

4.7
84 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • 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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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 84 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined on 5 August 2018

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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5.0Dined on 28 July 2018

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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4.0Dined on 19 July 2018

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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5.0Dined on 19 July 2018

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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4.0Dined on 15 July 2018

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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5.0Dined on 2 July 2018

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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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

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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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

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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5.0Dined on 7 June 2018

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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3.0Dined on 30 May 2018

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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5.0Dined on 22 May 2018

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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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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