Annayu Restaurant

4.1
93 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian
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Annayu offers a unique blend of classic and contemporary Indian cuisine.
Our main dishes are authentic and traditional, drawing inspiration from every region of India.
On either side of classic main courses, we encourage our chefs to be creative: with starters and desserts that take traditional recipes and give them a sophisticated, often seasonal, twist. The result is a culinary journey through the regional tastes and textures of Indian cooking, carefully crafted for the contemporary palate.
Annayu: living life through food.
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M
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

So, visited this restaurant with my family for a birthday celebration. Initially when we arrived, there was no one to greet us and took roughly 4-5 mins for someone to eventually approach/greet us.

When we ordered, we were not told the starters with individual/apertiser dishes not suitable for sharing. Also being a vegetarian, the vegetarian selection was not the best.

The starters were OK but not great either! The paneer tikka was undercooked but alo tikki chat was on point!

Before the mains came out, we were informed by the chef the Okra main we chose wasn’t up to the chefs standards and was not happy to make this for us which we appreciated. So they asked us to choose another main and went for an aubergine main. We asked if they could add some potatoes within the dish and we were told that they done have any potatoes on site!!

When the mains eventually came out, I can honestly say they pulled it back from being a bad review to a good review. Mains were very good.

It feels like the restaurant needs to update their menu to make it more up to date with dietary requirement such as “vegan” and “Gluten Free” which they don’t have (from what I saw). Also there’s a lot of emphasis on meat foods. I truly believe if they update their menu and have more vegetarian/vegan dishes, they would attract a lot more new customers.

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AF
London
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Warm welcome. Good menu choice. Lamb Rogan Josh best I have had. Quiet atmosphere so able to talk. Portions generous in size. A truly good experience. I would recommend it without reservation.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

I love this restaurant, discreet, elegant and refined. It was a fairly quite evening but my guests loved the menu options. The fish curry was excellent, unfortunately they do not have a take away service so I couldn't take home any leftovers. Service was slow but friendly.

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N
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

The butter chicken was not very authentic. It tasted like tinned tomato soup. I was told by staff that chef makes 3 tomato based curry sauces which forms the base of all curries however This dish was strange.
I hate leaving bad reviews but luckily staff were very good and took it off the bill however it should not have been made that way to begin with
Poppadoms were the mini type and clearly out of a packet
We were not once offered a refill of water
If i stay here again i will eat in their other restaurant

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MD
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Small portions, Goan Monkfish fat too salty, asked to be reimbursed

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SP
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My only suggestion is there were not that many vegetarian choices.. Perhaps a variety would be nice.. Maybe masala tea?

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A
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Indian food which was overpriced and tailored towards European crowds. Missing the culture of India and flavour.
Small portions.
Staff was good, however it seemed that they was in a hurry to shut the restaurant.

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is delicious, and the staff friendly and helpful.

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MG
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous evening, lovely atmosphere and the most attentive staff. X

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RV
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Waiting staff are very friendly. Portion sizes are on the smaller side for some dishes but overall a good venue.

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IA
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Very conveniently located within the Radisson Blu Edwardian premises. The staff were attentive and polite but brought the main course almost immediately after bringing the poppadoms/starters, which resulted in a rushed service and a lack of space on the table! The food itself was enjoyable, if slightly below average compared to most similar styled/class of Indian restaurant. Certainly not as outstanding as some other reviews I read reflected. Prices were high but expected for the location/hotel restaurant environment.
I also have a small issue when hotels automatically add the gratuity to the bill. In this case, 12.5%. Whilst I have no issues with tipping in general, I prefer to choose when and how much this should be.

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P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambiance, delicious food!
Definitely worth the visit!

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RS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and accomodating to all our needs. Assigned waitress who kept checking we are okay

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JR
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Butter Chicken Masala in the world! Great variety on the nenu with authentic Indian cuisine. Wonderful service! Our favorite place to dine when in London, can’t wait to get back!

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VP
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

we came to celebrate my sons birthday we have never been before but will come back.

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m
Houston
87 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A nice, inviting place with friendly service. Not as large a menu as some places, but most of your favorite things and some interesting and tasty variations. Its located in the Raddison but a short walk from some other hotels in the area.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

There was literally no effort put in preparing the dish. Aloo tikki chat tasted really bad and panner dish was just like some paneer cubes were added to paste gravy.

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SN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Our waitress was an elderly Asian women and was fantastic. She made great recommendations and an asset to the restaurant.

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R
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress Christina helped us celebrate my mums birthday on Thursday. I have never received such a warm welcome from a loving lady that treated us like her own family! The meat dishes are the most tender I’ve ever eaten and I will be back soon for more. This restaurant is a hidden gem

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

Creative Indian food and excellent value for money.

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s
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good quality indian food, friendly service, reasonable prices. Although they offer table until 10:30pm best not to book after 9:30pm as they appear keen to close by 11pm

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CS
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As vegans it was easy to find suitable choices. Staff were attentive and friendly. Nice decor.

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K
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything ( food , atmosphere, service) was excellent..

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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Tasty food, good service, great evening

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DM
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My final dinner in England. I’ll fly tomorrow morning. The meal had to be memorable, and it was! I began with Palak Gosht (lamb, spinach, & nutmeg). I put this on top of Jeera Pulao (Basmati rice prepared with fried onion, royal cumin, & saffron). My salad was unique, and good. It was a sliced onion and chili salad. I was on the line about having a dessert. I was encouraged to try “the only authentic Indian dessert on the menu”! It was Carrot Halwa with Malai Kulfi (grated carrot and cashew nut). The dessert was amazing, and so was the lamb. Which was better? Come on over and try for yourself.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere and wonderful staff. However, slightly expensive but worth it.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Plenty of delicious food. Excellent service. the music selection- techno- was a bit loud for us. Great in hotel dining while we were staying there.

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a
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

We were very happy to discover that the Heathrow airport hotel we were staying in had an indian restaurant in it. We were even happier when we tasted the food. It was excellent! The portions were a little smaller than we have had in other restaurants, and we wished we had ordered 3 main course dishes instead of 2 to share.

The only drawback was the music. It was very loud pulsating electronic music which we found very intrusive, hence the 1 star for ambiance.

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J
New England
27 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a delicious lamb dish that really hit the spot! I believe it was called Lamb Rogan Josh. Very yummy!

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JF
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I enjoyed my meal. Portion size was good and the food was tasty.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Positives:
The waiter Hugo was very friendly and helpful.
Starter was good.

Negitives:
I found the main dish of lamb rogan josht to be very bland.

The ambiance in the restaurant does not have a feeling of quiet relaxing atmosphere, It was so loud at times i struggled to hear what my colleague was saying.
The table was far to small to accommodate the food we had ordered and we ended up in putting extra food on our plates.
The drinks (beer) was far too expensive nearly £5.00 for a small beer.

Overall i was not impressed by the restaurant and had it not been for the attentive service of Hugo, our waiter i would have refused to pay the service charge.

I shall not be recommending Annayu to any of my friends soon.

JohnM

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T
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good Indian meal but over priced.

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GL
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Excellent and imaginative food with rather annoying musack

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S
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Waited 15 minutes for the waiter to take our order, also wanted to order more drinks but was told it’s impossible as the bar was too busy. Poor service.

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i
London
32 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Booked table but wasn’t ready when we arrived and had to stand around for about 10 mins.

Seemed like not enough waiting staff so service was slow and food came out in a messy order. Eg nan cane about 5 mins after food.

Overall was poor experience, food was nice but won’t recommend and visit again

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DW
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had an OK meal but not amazing. Service was friendly but meals were slow to arrive. Good if you're staying at the Radisson Blu and want something a little different.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

The food was good, but it would have been better if our food arrived on time. The waitress whilst nice was scatty. She managed to get my order wrong so had to wait for my curry to be cooked again. At the same time my naan went stone cold. My partner did not like the butter chicken it didn't taste authentic.

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p
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice Ambience, food was good, seating arrangements are good.

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AO
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is located within the Radisson hotel at Heathrow airport. We stayed the night before flying to America and had a fabulous meal. This restaurant is modern but stylish, good service and a very good menu. The food is effectively upmarket Indian cuisine but with lots of different dishes to the normal selection as well as some traditional favourites. The chefs emphasis seems to be more on lovely subtle aromatic flavours rather than just hot and spicy which made a nice change. The was a good wine list as well. The food is a little pricy but then again you are effectively at the airport. I would certainly eat here again if staying at the airport.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The food was tasty but very small portions. Service was also good. Dinner plates were very small which looked like quarter plates which was shocking in a grand hotel. Also the cutlery was very basic and definitely not what you would expect in a hotel like Radisson Edwardian.

I was really disappointed with the ambience of the restaurant as it looked so bare and dull. No décor reflecting that it is an Indian restaurant although plenty of space for colourful display etc. There were pictures of flamingo's which was really odd ! instead something reflecting India in a modern way would have been more effective.

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