Indian Accent

4.6
451 reviews
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Inventive approach to Indian cuisine in Mayfair.
Tasting menus - Wine pairings - A la carte - Express Lunch - Weekend Brunch

Indian Accent’s menu explores progressive ideas in Indian cuisine while maintaining traditional integrity. A reinterpretation of nostalgic Indian dishes with an openness towards global techniques and influences.

For parties of 5 or more & larger group dining options please call 020 7629 9802 Extension 2 or email: reservations.london@indianaccent.com
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London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

This restaurant could have become my favorite Indian restaurant in London: the food was very good, with a lot of flavors, it was very creative
Unfortunately, service killed all my experience: they have a nice wine list but don’t know what they sell. Wine arrived at the end of the starter only. Although it was the end of the service and the room downstairs was half full, service was not great, too much wait.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Never again!

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London
95 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top quality and sophisticated preparation result in a excellent dinner.

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S
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was innovative and well prepared. Wines were top quality. Atmosphere was good. Service was not up to the mark for this type of restaurant- attention to detail was lacking, delay in waiting for menus, poor knowledge of wines and very little description of food on arrival. This is a management/leadership issue and not an individual waiter issue.

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p
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Food was great, and the service was excellent. I had the chefs eight course tasting menu, just the right amount of food by the end.

Only minor complaint, I was sat close to a large group, which made the noise very loud in the restaurant

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TD
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty and elegant food, would commend to anybody that enjoys fine dining and Indian spicing, few restaurants manage to mix the two this well.

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J
London
14 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tasting menu was delicious.. my fave Indian place so far!

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AB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food, interesting blend of modern European and Indian flavours.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding celebration!!! Food was amazing!! Wine was delicious!! We got a lovely surprise at the end as the chef gave us a dessert to celebrate our wedding

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B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

FAbulous experience ....just not like any Indian you know. First class with superb wines and a lovely sommelier.

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MJ
London
28 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great sommellier and wine matching. The other staff were fine but difficult to get their attention (Saturday night).

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N
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is my third time at Indian Accent in London. This has to be my favorite upscale Indian restaurant in London (beating out Gymkhana and Jamavar). The food and drinks are amazing. I have had the lunch tasting menu once and the dinner tasting menu twice. Although the 3 course meal might come across pricey, the options are plentiful with the ability to pick healthier things. You can get away with no bread or limited bread. Everything is flavoured very nicely. The tasting meals come with sides and breads, so it is a proper meal. The cocktails are fantastic too.

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience dining at the restaurant was absolutely great! Every dish was fantastic, and the restaurant was also very thoughtful in giving us an extra dessert for our anniversary.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is, in my view, the best Indian restaurant in London. The food is extremely tasty, innovative, theatrical, creative, modern - it is high end, modern Indian cuisine that takes dishes and concepts that are familiar and gives them a very special twist. I have absolutely no idea how the latest Michelin guide did not give this restaurant a star - I would call that decision a real travesty. In my view, the quality of the restaurant is obvious.

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MS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The food is too rich, full of butter. Nothing fresh, light, green, zingy. Dated take on a great source cuisine, nouvelle portions does not equal modern. Doesn’t work. Shame

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B
London
12 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

A shame to have to downmark this restaurant as the food was very good, decent wine and the staff were excellent. Sadly our evening was spoilt by a chap who I assume was the Maitre D. We had booked for 6pm pre theatre menu and arrived just before 6pm. We were taken to our table and asked for the pre theatre menu only for the "Maitre D" to come over and say it was just after 6pm (no more than 3 or 4 minutes) and it was not policy to serve the pre-theatre menu after 6pm. I did point out that by the time our coats had been taken, shown to the table, given menus and ordered a glass of champagne that we had arrived just before 6pm but he took the menus away and replaced with A la carte. My friend and I decided to just drink the champagne and go as his attitude was very poor - we both felt as if we were back at school and in the Headmaster's office for some misdemeanour. We were just about to go when he came back and retracted we both felt somewhat reluctantly so we decided to stay rather than try to find another restaurant on a cold wet night. On leaving the restaurant at 7.15 it was still quite empty

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TS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and wonderful, attentive service. Great wine recommendations and overall, just a lovely evening. The ghee roast lamb and pancakes were particularly special, as was the little butter chicken filled naans.

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PF
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambiance, good comfort, excellent service.
Indian cuisine with a touch of imagination.
High quality ingredients and well cooked.

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F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing presentation of food. The tree course tasting menu had more then enough food. Excellent cocktails

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P
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Arrived with high expectations and left fairly disappointed. Nicest part of the experience was the warm welcome by the ladies in reception. In their effort to offer something different the end result is lacking when compared to other Indian restaurants of the same level.

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IL
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We ordered the 8 course tasting menu and wine pairing.

The glasses were filthy and were sent back twice, the wine wasnt served at the same time as the food and there was no explanantion of the pairing. The third course of fish was served with a thick black human hair on the plate, they took the course away and returned 15 minutes later with another, it had taken 2 hours to serve 3 of the 8 courses and the wine was slow and food and drinks service painful. We gave up and left the resturant after telling the manager of the issues, we did not pay.

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N
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service. Will definitely be back.

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JB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Excellent food, with lovely flavours and well presented. Unfortunately let down by a very draughty restaurant and even though I don’t usually feel the cold I had to ask for something to be done to reduce the draught. It didn’t happen so I was glad to leave and put on my warm coat.
Service was also very strange. We couldn’t describe it as bad but we had a waitress circling our table for most of the evening and every time a plate was emptied she took it away. On one occasion I was still finishing my mouthful but my plate disappeared. I think she was in training and it resulted in other staff being stressed and rushing around to compensate - not successfully!
Also the only beer my husband wanted on the menu was not available with the next option being a very small bottle at £6.50.
We probably will try it again due to food but hope it is better ambience and service next time.

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A
London
29 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience at Indian Accent. Had the tasting menu in order to sample as much as possible. Bitsize Blue cheese naan and delicious shorba got things off to a good start. The tiny puchkas with six flavoured “pani”s were a great take in the traditional gol gappa. Best course by far was the soy keema pau bhaji. Could have done with another 3 “pau”s to mirror amount of keema but delicious. The anar dana chuski broke the meal up beautifully. Desserts lovely too but maybe smaller portions. Thoroughly recommended.

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JD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the third time I have been and each time the food has been truly excellent. The staff have been very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend it and my two companions both said they would recommend it to their friends.

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BJ
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, delicious and great service from start to finish

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DJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food. Presentation is amazing!

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PC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The overall experience was very good. Our waitress admitted it was her second day (she didn’t know how the brunch menu worked but to be fair sent over someone senior). The food was beautifully presented and was on the whole imaginative and tasty.

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TF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic and interesting Indian fusion fine dining.

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was really delicious - a very different and special dining experience. Unfortunately the service didn't match up. It took over half an hour for the staff to take our food/drinks order, and the tasting menu, while very tasty, was delivered to us so slowly that, leaving almost 4hrs later, meant that we left still feeling hungry. It was such a shame - we wanted to love this place!

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a
London
10 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We ate here at lunchtime on Saturday and opted for the brunch menu. The pumpkin soup and cheese naan were incredibly tasty (compliments of the chef!). I chose the chilli cheese toast for starters and lamb for main - both were well cooked. It's a beautifully designed restaurant though the service could be improved. It took over 25 mins before we were able to order! Overall, an enjoyable experience.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Even though the service was very good and the food was delicious, I did not find it special in any way. There are many other restaurants that do Indian food and do it very well. Indian food presented differently but nothing special added.

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YB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food and the presentation were good. we went there for a particular dessert and they didn't disappoint. Makhan Malai is the highlight. the service could certainly improve. we had ordered a kulcha to go with the main course which they forgot and we kept waiting for more than 25 mins for that. ruined the experience of the main meal and overall lunch went for too long. the recollection from the visit in the long wait and the Makhan Malai.

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L
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was really great. Drinks were creative and flavorful. The course selection was varied but not overwhelming. The food itself was executed flawlessly. Definitely going back.

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n
London
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious dinner at Indian Accet, and definitely will come back ! Delicious revisited Indian cuisine, and an outstanding wine list to pair the dishes. A great experience.

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B
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Indian food ever! In fact, best dinner in all of London. A must do!

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the tasting menu and as vegetarians decided to let the chef decide. Beautiful food well presented with great and personal service. If your after a culinary experience check this place out.

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PS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for a birthday lunch and the food, service and ambience was amazing. I've been to the New Delhi restaurant before and this was as good. The staff were kind to give us a surprise dessert for the birthday. The complimentary Blue cheese naan and Shorba soup taster was extremely flavoursome and needs to feature on the menu. We will definitely recommend the Ghee roast lamb main, Chilli pork Phulka starter and Makhan Malai & Doda barfi treacle tart for dessert. Will definitely visit again!

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s
London
14 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Superb, nothing really I would change here.

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MD
London
49 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

I was really looking forward to returning to Indian Accent for a second time, this time to try the tasting menu with whiskey pairing. Although the food was still as tasty - the mini stilton naan with a shot of spicy pumpkin soup as an amuse bouche - what a great start - the overall experience was a bit disappointing.
The portions in the tasting menu are a tad stingy - even for a tasting menu. The mains came with a small naan between two - no rice - and therefore nothing to mop up the silky black dal or raita with. The couple next to us had rice, dal, Bombay potatoes & a naan each! I’ve eaten lots of tasting menus but this is the first time I’ve ended a meal like this wanting more and having the space for it!
As last time - staff are polite - friendly but without warmth or conviction. Food was explained to us (including the morel mushroom in great depth) but it didn’t feel like they cared whether you liked it or not.
Having said that the whiskeys were exceptional - a fine match for curry & the deliciously sticky rich treacle tart that was dessert.
Strangely there was next to no atmosphere in the restaurant - not sure if that’s because it wasn’t that busy or because of the lounge music playing. There was also barely a hint of Christmas in the place apart from a small decorative table pot.
Perhaps testament to the cooking I would still go back - but would have the a la carte!

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