India Club Restaurant

4
22 reviews
£25 and under
Indian
The charmingly eccentric India Club at 143 Strand has remained much the same since its opening over 50 years ago.
Hidden up a flight of stairs, India Club is part of London's history.

Experience one of the oldest curry houses in London. Discover a time-warp with portraits of the Indian independence era on the walls, wooden laminate tables and red lino flooring. India Club prides itself on providing authentic home-cooked styled South Indian cuisine at an extraordinary value, making it a very special dining experience.

Experiences

  • South Indian Bottomless Brunch

    £39.50 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy a South Indian bottomless brunch in a historic setting! Includes 90 minutes of unlimited chai mojitos & prosecco **Must be booked with at least 48 hours notice** STARTER: Choice of 1 dish: - Masala Dosa (v): South Indian style pancake. Served with sambar and coconut chutney - Bhel Puri (v)(n): Crispy poori with potatoes, onions and puffed rice, mixed with a date & mint chutney MAIN: Choice of 1 dish. All come with South Indian omelette - Uppuma (v): Flavourful South Indian dish cooked as thick porridge from dry-roasted semolina, herbs and spices - Poha (v)(n): A popular Maharashtrian recipe made from flattened rice with spices, onions & peanuts - Uthappam: Chicken/vegetarian - South Indian pancake with lentils, onions & spices

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 22 People Are SayingWrite a review
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OpenTable Diner
London
17 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

feels like a hectic packed out canteen... have patience, have fun, it's worth it

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colinf
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best egg curry in town. Authentic delicious food. Formica tables.

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vipSiraN
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience2

We booked the ‘South Indian bottomless brunch with cocktails and Prosecco’ for a birthday celebration. The staff looked surprised when we told them about our reservation and it seemed as if they had never heard of such a thing as a bottomless brunch. The ambiance didn’t quite match a bottomless brunch venue either so it felt like the restaurant was punching above their weight. Anyway, we ended up ordering from the regular menu and the meal was delicious. Generous portions, flavourful but without any frills. Will be back for a lunch but definitely not a place for a special occasion.

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Rakesh
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

After 30-40 minutes of ordering, and almost finishing the starters, we were told that the main course is not available. Not a professional thing to do.

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arid
London
16 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The service was good, and the staff very pleasant. My lamb bhuna - the chef special - was unfortunately not as good, or as tasty as I expected, but apparently the briyani was great.

SJ
SJ88
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service really let down our meal at the India Club, we waited 45 minutes to receive our drinks after sitting down at the table and overall service was extremely slow throughout the meal. Food was ok however, very disappointing lack of service and attention to detail was disappointing.

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SarahA
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique place within London
Full of character
Lots of history
Relaxing and friendly.
Not posh and bland - not grey with fake chandeliers like so many London restaurants .

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LPen
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dosa in the capitol. An institution a treasure. A hidden gem.

DB
DavidB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good. hope the place can continue in a new way

TJ
TJinthecity
London
21 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

No frills, really good food. Slightly frantic atmosphere but is was a very busy Saturday evening.

KP
KathyP
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The India Club always delivers - delicious food, helpful service, quirky ambience and top value for money. Highly recommended.

CK
CaroleK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Tasty curries but pilau rice a disappointment. Would not recommend set menu, think that one choice would be more satisfying and better value. Noise level off the scale, so don’t go for conversation with your companions. Would go again.

MB
MichaelB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

I've been coming here on and off for 45 years. Decent, unfussy Indian food at a very fair price. Deservedly popular but the downside is that it's very noisy when crowded- the problem being that there are hard reflective surfaces everywhere, and no absorbent ones. Might help if they put up eg fabric wall hangings.

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Adam
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff. Although they had closed, another customer was served food. Going again next time we visit London!

PT
PhilT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. A truly unique venue.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The food was good however the service (other than for the food) was a little on the slow side and forgetful as we had to ask 3 times for our extra drinks. Despite this I would go back as the place has a certain charm about it!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had a lovely meal at India Club. The food was served very quickly and was extremely flavourful. The restaurant looked a bit tired but this didn’t effect the meal. We will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Extremely good quality food. Recommended for true authentic Indian cuisine. Good value for money. Simple, yet sufficient ambiance and friendly staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The authentic setting for this restaurant and the amazing food will be hard to beat if you fancy a curry whilst in London.

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LucyO
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly staff and great value. Would recommend supporting this business

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Vinny
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic Indian meal reminded me of great canteen food while growing up India. Great service, good food (resembling home cooked) and historical venue. Always a good place to have a good curry.

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Freemason
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a iconic establishment of London and great food and excellent service.

FAQs

India Club Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7836 4880.

India Club Restaurant is rated 4 stars by 22 OpenTable diners.