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Little India

4.1
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188 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian

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Craving curry in Kensington? Just head for local favourite Little India. This stylish but unpretentious restaurant on Gloucester Road is well known for its friendly staff and home-style Indian cooking. Situated close to the Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park, it’s perfect for a post-shopping lunch or an early evening meal with friends. The chefs prepare familiar favourites like lamb pasanda and chicken jalfezi using authentic spices and traditional recipes so you can be sure they taste just as they would in India. We love their tandoori mixed grill and their signature dish – Naga Chicken, a dry dish cooked with fragrant spices and naga chillies for an extra kick. With flavours this fresh, we know you’ll be back for more!

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 188 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.1
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3.8
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3.8
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ruth
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The nicest Indian meal I have ever had; light, fresh and flavoursome. It was a relief to see the staff taking the rules regarding Covid seriously. Being asked to sanitise our hands on arrival and all staff wearing face coverings. The restaurant was spotlessly clean. Will definitely go back the next time I'm in a London.

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SamanthaE
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Ate here with my partner, sister and brother in law with our small children.

First impressions were good however when we realised how much the total bill was we were disgusted.

9 pounds for popadoms to the table of which usually this is complimentary. They charged nearly 8 pounds each for the worst children’s meal of 4 chicken nuggets and chips. The nuggets were awful and kids would not eat them! 8 pounds for happy meal food. It was honestly shocking.

The food portions are extremely small for what you pay I was not full up after my meal whatsoever. Rice was nearly 5 pounds for such a small portion.

We disputed the bill and were not happy with what we paid. The manager was so unhelpful.

We left very angry and upset which ruined our first night away in London. I was really looking forward to coming here and chose this over many other restaurants. I wish I had gone else where.

I really do not understand how this place has such good reviews. I would describe it as average and overpriced.

Avoid if you are a family.

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RickC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place, both with the quality of food and the level of service.

Will visit every time we are in London.

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JarvisT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a great meal here with a friend, reasonably priced for London and very attentive service.

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CandiceM
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service and food were fantastic. The staff really went out of their way.

A nice little genuine Indian restaurant.

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SamanthaM
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food very average, not good value. Served the condiments in single use cups which wasn’t very attractive. Found a fly in the mango chutney

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Indian food ever. Addicted to the Food and the ambience

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SusanP
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, totally looked after us. Could not fault the meal or the service.

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AlexG
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant did not honour the reservation.

We booked for 6pm, arrived at 6.05 and were kept waiting for 30 mins in a bizarre waiting room that looked like someone's living room. We were told we would be served drinks while waiting that never arrived, and were told that our table would be ready in 5-10 minutes even though it was clear that none of the tables in the restaurant were even close to being finished.

Very disappointed as I have heard great things about their food, but was unable to try it due to their lack of organisation.

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dilmahdilmah
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was warm and attentive. The food was top notch as well - just the right proportions with the right mix of spices.

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vipRobertK
London
23 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very good local Indian restaurant which I have been frequenting for many years when in London. I will continue to dine here.

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JohnellD
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We ordered 5 dishes and all were too sweet and not what we expected for our usual Indian fare. Perhaps it's better suited for other palates.

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SandraW
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant & food was delicious & flavoursome. So handy for the Royal Albert Hall & other landmarks. Will definitely return.

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DeniseB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time here and was not disappointed. Would recommend this lovely little restaurant.

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ArnoldL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Good service, poor food ..
Far too much sugar in the dishes, especially the tikka masala and the mattar paneer (hey cook, it’s not a desert !). The veggie samosas are just average (tasted so much better elsewhere). Total bill £200 for 4 it’s not worth it.

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PepperC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time here. I think the foods are really delicious and reasonably priced.

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Taps
London
18 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We chose Little India as it’s close by The Royal Albert Hall. It was highly recommended on Trip Advisor. Although it was only 6pm, it was busy and a bubbly atmosphere.

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PeterB
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was impressed by service and food. Restaurant was quite busy at 4.30pm and nearly full by 5.30. Would go again

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OliverB
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

No recommandation, the Selection of Starters was the worst Starters we ever had.

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PaulH
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Very nice food however we felt very rushed through out the whole meal as the table was relatively late on a Sunday evening.
Suggest not to accept bookings after a certain time if the staff really want to get away

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Phil
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great little gem, service by all the staff is 5 Star. The food is so tasty and authentic, considering the location the price is very fiar. Yes, Little India is a small restaurant, but what it lacks in size it more than makes up in quality of service and tasty food at a fair price. We are going to visiting again again.

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vipTamaraNC
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good Indian food and close to Royal Albert Hall.

TJ
TraceyJ
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely food and service the only issue we had was that our table was by the door which was constantly opening and we were repeatedly blasted with cold air.
However I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant and I would definitely go again

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knigma
Bedfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Great service and food. Shame they add a service charge to the bill (just two of us dining). It w be VERY easy to miss the service charge on the hand written bill and end up paying the charge and leaving a tip.

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Arnaud
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mr Kay was very kind and friendly!
The food was delicious and his advice were appropriate.

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Geoff137
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Lived up to big expectations! Superb food choices with some really spicy options. Very fast pre show service by attentive staff. Great location for Albert Hall. Highly recommended.

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RaulG
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a table for 2 booked in advanced and when we got there, the place (it's really LITTLE as the name says) was packed (and our table not ready) and had people waiting STANDING RIGHT BEHIND the tables .. imagine having dinner with people right behiNd you, passing comments and overlooking your conversation...
More than 15 minutes after booking time, they offered us a LITTLE table, which was just 15 cms away left and right from other tables... so they offered us having dinner with other tables just OVER US and people standing behind us...
When we complained their only answer was "If you don´t like this table, then leave..." totally disrespectfully..
They ruined our Wedding Anniversary weekend plans last Saturday October 12th.
DONT VISIT THIS RESTAURANT!!!!!!!!

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MikaA
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and service and the food was awesome. I recommend.

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StuartL
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great quality, home-style Indian cuisine. Not too salty, or oily, just really tasty! Not bad prices either! Bravo!

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DorJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Little India. You guided us through a delicious meal with recommendations for dips, starters, main dishes, vegetable sides and of course naan. Our group included a vegetarian with seafood allergies and both newcomers to Indian food and others already savvy with this cuisine and with spicier tastes. We all came away satisfied.

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LeifN
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was quite pleased with both the service and quality of food. We would definitely eat there again if we were in the area.

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Anet
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Girlfriends and i enjoyed our dinner very much and we thank Mr Kay for an unforgettable evening.

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GiladG
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Add things to the bill
The food is less than average
Over priced
It’s start OK but end badly

Avoid

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Jbb2
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Decent food but aggressive waiter pushing for positive online reviews

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RickC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as usual. Fantastic place and will always visit when in London.

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LynnO
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was good, but nothing to rave about. From the moment we opened our menus, Mr Kay rushed over and insisted we get 2 orders of the dinner for 2. It was 50 pounds each. We agreed, assuming there would be plenty of food. Unfortunately, for the price, we had soup / fruit bowl sized food portions to be shared amongst 2 people and it was a family of 4, including an 18 year old boy and grown man. Definitely not enough food, and we would have spent less and likely gotten more food if we each ordered 1-2 dishes from the menu. The most odd part came when Mr Kay asked my 2 teens to complete a review in trip advisor. He told them what to say in the review and to reference his name and to give him 5 stars. He even hovered over their shoulders as they typed. All of this made sense to me, because I selected the restaurant based on the 4.5/5 ratings and the constant reference to Mr Kay was noticed. Now I know the ratings are forced and are completely inappropriate and unprofessional.

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vipFoodie1
Denver
133 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was good - we did a preset sampler of some standard introductory Indian cuisine, and our waiter Zuber provided excellent service!

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Lovetravel425
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Expected food to be more flavorful.

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NickS
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service, good food. The only negative was that they don't just add 10% to the bill as a service charge, but it is not clear on the bill or explained to you, and they also ask you if you wish to tip them when you pay with a card. This is dishonest. It was only because I saw the small print at the end of the bill I didn't tip twice. What is the 10% service added for if not for good service?!

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RickB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Charged for things that were not really ordered.

FAQs

Little India does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Little India also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7584 3476.

Little India is rated 4.1 stars by 188 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.