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Paro Indian - Covent Garden & Strand, London, Greater London

Paro Indian - Covent Garden & Strand

4.4
4.4
841 Reviews
£25 and under
Fusion / Eclectic
Embark on an unparalleled dining experience at Paro, distinguished as one of Esquire Magazine's '59 Top Restaurants to Dine In,' sharing the spotlight with renowned establishments across London.

Situated in the heart of Covent Garden, adjacent to the iconic Lyceum Theatre, London's latest culinary gem eagerly awaits your presence. Immerse yourself in the opulent ambiance reminiscent of a Calcuttan village, indulging in the exquisite Indian-Calcuttan cuisine that defines Paro.

Chef Patron Niaz invites you on a journey filled with the warmth of Calcuttan love. Drawing from years of expertise at the award-winning 'City Spice' in Brick Lane, Chef Niaz has meticulously crafted a menu that promises to tantalize your taste buds.

With a spacious capacity for up to 120 guests, Paro provides an ideal setting for pre-theatre, company socials and private parties.

Paro caters for: Halal, Gluten-free, Vegan, Soy, Dairy-free

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2 people

19:00


Booked 51 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Fusion / Eclectic, Indian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue 15:00–22:30 Wed–Sun 12:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    020 3722 0951
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Niaz Caan
  • Private party facilities
    Paro is London's hottest new restaurant, situated in the heart of Covent Garden next to the Lyceum theatre. Enjoy sumptous Indian-Calcuttan cuisine in an immersive dining environment - reminiscent of a wealthy Calcuttan village.
  • Private party contact
    Monihim: 07572 874821
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Experiences

  • 25% Discount off of your food bill. Love Paro x

    12 Sept 2023 - 29 Feb 2024
    For our first month of opening, Paro will discount our bills by 25% for the esteemed first diners. Enjoy true Calcuttan hospitality, in the heart of Covent Garden. Limited seats are available due to surging demand. Please ensure to book to confirm your seats. If you would like a pre-theatre set menu offering, please see our other experiences. Love Paro x
    25% Discount off of your food bill. Love Paro x photo
  • Paro Off-Peak 3 Course Lunch Offer! Over 50% Off!

    £15.80 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    ENJOY A 3 COURSE MEAL IN THE HEART OF COVENT GARDEN! ONLY £15! Embark on a culinary journey like no other at Paro! 🌟 Our limited-time set-menu offer is calling, inviting you to relish a sensational 3-course Indian meal at an unbeatable price in London. Why settle for the ordinary when you can dine at an award-winning Indian without breaking the bank? 🏆✨ For just £15, immerse yourself in a world of taste with a delectable small plate, a mouthwatering main course, and a choice of rice/naan. And because we love keeping things exciting, here's a quick rundown of our exclusive Terms and Conditions: Exclusions: Toddy Shop Tiger Prawns, Lamb Shank, Tandoori Grill, Mixed Shashlik, Meat/Veg Thali, Seafood Section
    Paro Off-Peak 3 Course Lunch Offer! Over 50% Off! photo
  • PARO's PRE-THEATRE MENU

    £19.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Paro’s Award-Winning Theatre menu is available daily from 11:45am – 6:30pm all week round. Enjoy a sumptuous Indian 2/3 course meal in the heart of Covent Garden - next to the Lyceum, Vaudeville, Duchess, Peacock, Aldwych and Novello Theatres, as well as the Royal Opera House. Rice/Naan is always complimentary. A little tiger's menu, for kids under 12, is also available at £13 per little tiger. Paro's proximity to nearby theatres is as follows: Lion King at the Lyceum (a 5 second walk, we share the building) Mamma Mia at the Novello Theatre (a 1 minute walk - its opposite us!) Tina Turner at the Aldwych (a 2 minute walk) 16 other theatres are within a 2-10 minute walk of Paro. We hope to see you. Love Paro x
    PARO's PRE-THEATRE MENU photo

What 841 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

841 Reviews
  1. GeorgeV

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I am still thinking about it, 1 main each, 2 sides, 1 small plate, unreal food, will be back.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quick service, great food and great value for money.

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  3. ShaunN

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambiance the host was very welcoming and friendly and the staff were very helpful throughout. We ordered the lamb shank, mixed grill and prawns and all were delicious! Would highly recommend and would happily go back!

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  4. NicholasS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Was very nice just seemed a bit rushed bring the bill at the end

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Terrible service. The waiter was impatient and rude, plates were not cleared at all my friend’s half drank drink was taken away but not the empty plates. Food was decent but not worth the price, with this service I will not return

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  6. CamS

    London

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, great ambience. Reasonably priced. Only thing to note hot plates should be served to diners better as they are very hot and could cause an accident the way we had to pass them around on the table we were sitting on.

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  7. Norman

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This is quite a nice restaurant with better-than-average South Asian cuisine. The staff are very attentive (though they look slightly nervous) and orders arrive very quickly. We enjoyed it right up to the moment when the manager asked if we'd enjoyed the good and immediately followed up by inviting us to move to the bar. I understand they're busy and they're seeking to move as many bodies as possible through the restaurant But it's never very smart to harass diners

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  8. GeeBee

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Fine – but not a cut above standard curry house fare so a bit disappointing

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had dinner at Paro in February 2024. The food was fanatastic, the service very good, the atmosphere was perfectly balanced. Highly recommend checking it out!

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  10. LeeW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my Fiancé have been on London all week and this was the best restaurant we've eaten in. Absolutely incredible food and service Will be returning on our next visit and recommending to everyone

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  11. JulieP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and quick service before the theatre

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  12. Daisy

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful interior with interesting menu of dishes. Tried several starters and then had the famous lamb shank: exquisitely prepared by the Chef, and has to be amongst London's finest for this dish. Certainly now in my top 10 restaurants in London.

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  13. yousra

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Service was great, food arrived in a timely manner which gave us time just to talk while enjoying drinks and starters. Highly recommend.

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  14. MohamadN

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, staff, prices and a wonderfully aesthetic interior.

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  15. AshlyJ

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was too spicey, I am Indian and candle the spice but it just had chilli powder for the sake of it. The roti was £5 and you definitely need 2, for £10 for just rotis? Even the finest Indian restaurants wouldn’t dare to charge that. I would say it’s an ok place, nothing special

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  16. SameerF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing find in London! Instead of waiting in the wild line for Dishoom just come to Paro. The food is phenomenal, and in my opinion even better. I mean the toddy prawns? Is that even real? Each dish was out of this world and don’t even get me started on the cocktails. Besides all of the obvious, food, drinks and ambiance let me speak on the amazing service. Huge shoutout to both Rashiq and Murad who made us feel at home with their warm smiles, brilliant suggestions and fast service. It would be foolish to not visit this establishment while in the area. I’ll be back again and again each time I visit London. Cheers to the finest dining at Paro! Oh - and the restaurant was INSANELY Pretty.

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  17. RajM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I booked this place for my mums birthday, we went here for the first time. I’d like to say it was AMAZING. LIVES UP TO ALL THE SOCIAL MEDIA HYPE AND MORE! The reviews don’t do this restaurant justice. I’m a picky food eater but everything was 11/10. The toody shop prawns, lamb shank etc etc were beautiful. We will definitely be coming back and I will be spreading the word at how the customer service was incredible/ as well as the food. Thank you so much for an amazing day. I would like to add that when we were leaving the team even gave my mum a happy birthday celebration with kulfi. Thank you once again. See you soon Paro Covent Garden ❤️

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  18. HathamK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had Paro on my list of places to visit for a while so was really glad to have gotten a booking within the same week, on a weekend no less! Definitely recommend booking ahead. We had a little wait as our table wasn't ready but were seated within 10minutes. (we arrived early) Our waiter Fuad was very helpful and bubbly. He took our order immediately and made useful suggestions on the items we ordered and the quantity. The food was delicious, we got about 4-5 sharing plates and enjoyed them all but especially enjoyed the Paro paneer and Lamb Shnak, so much so we ordered them again to take home! Cocktails were lovely and it was a really pleasant evening. All the servers were polite and friendly and I'm already planning who to bring along so I can try more food!

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  19. NiskaK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went there for my daughter's birthdays 🎂 12 and 13 January 😍 My daughter planned the night out and booked Paro in Covent Garden before the theatre. It was such an amazing experience. We ordered lots of food to share so we could try everything and to say it was delicious and service was awesome 👌 👏. Staff were non stop pouring the water to the our glasses and always kept our beer topped up if we asked. Has been long time we had service like this. The service from Suyeb was outstanding - very professional, friendly and attentive. He took great care of us. Suyeb made sure that we have got everything and we are happy 😊 if I could would give 10 stars🌟 to Suyeb and the team I would. Lamb Shank was delicious 😋 I love Lamb but never had a shank like this before. Even my daughter ate and enjoyed. She doesn't like lamb. She said it was famous on social media and I can see why. I Don't usually eat desert but we had 2 kulfi for birthday children 🤩 That was awesome. We will be definitely going back to try other dishes but definitely we will order lamb shank 😋 Thank you all for delicious food and fantastic service. Ps: your birthday dessert made us very happy 😊 we were not expecting that.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing, you know how it is ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  21. AqilH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! For once, I actually enjoyed the toddy prawns as they weren’t at all fishy and melted in my mouth as I had them - the one dish that lives upto its tiktok hype unlike so many other restaurants. Raj our server took great care of us and even checked in to see the spice levels of the chicken we’d ordered as I’d expressed concerns over my threshold for chillies. Overall was really good and look forward to coming back to try more dishes :) Well worth a visit, and the hype is justified.

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  22. LiamG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been trying to visit for a while but very hard to get a table and after eating here, I can see why! Food was amazing and well presented in huge portions - the lamb was particularly delicious but enjoyed everything (we had the thali, tiger prawns, potatoes and paneer). Their two signature drinks were also really good - I had it as a mocktail due to a severe hangover but alcoholic versions are available. Service was really efficient and attentive. Would highly recommend and will hopefully return to try some of the other mention options!

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  23. smilthy

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is by far the best for Indian cuisine. I ordered a lot of dishes including the likes of the gunpowder lamb. All the dishes were perfect which was a delightful surprise.

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  24. carol

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Paro offers a wide selection of thirst quenching drinks and food that not only tastes good but talks to you. Every option on the menu has a story and that's what I love about this place the most.

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  25. Katie

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Totally in love with the food at Paro. I ordered the lamb biryani and it was perfect and not too spicy

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  26. claireL

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely unreal the lamb shank was so nice definitely recommend

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  27. jassaY

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was exceptional and the staff were very friendly. The atmosphere was very romantic, worth the value.

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  28. Askan

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment you step into Paro, you are transcended into a magical journey of cuisine. You can really see the passion behind this concept. The food was exceptional and the service was excellent.

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  29. majad

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best way to find out if an Indian restaurant is good is by trying the butter chicken, and all I have to say is 'wow'. Paro really hit the nail on the head.

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  30. Lamees

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came here for my best friends birthday and everything was so good. The staff were really helpful and the food was amazing. Had a great time celebrating here, and it was definitely the perfect place for the occasion.

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  31. Maiconf

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've heard from many of my foodie friends about Paro, and had to give it a try while in London. The flavors in everything we ordered were just extraordinary. My favorites were probably the lamb shank and the absolutely delicious freshly baked cheesy naan. All in all, definitely worth its reputation and definitely worth multiple repeats.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Banging food everything we ate had flavour 10/10 would eat here again

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  33. JJJJ

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Really great food and a nice atmosphere. We felt slightly rushed out at the end of our reservation. Still very good overall!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great music, good service and food came fast and hot! Overall nice a little place for dinner.

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  35. Berry

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff was very nice, food was very nice. Was little pricy I think but food was nice. Also disappointing as asked twice for them to bring a birthday cake for mum over and that never happened and at the end he asked in front of mum if she wants a cake so ruined it and even wasn’t delivered! But yes got busy in here nice close to theatre x

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  36. newel

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stepping into Paro feels like entering sanctuary of Indian cuisine. The attentive staff, coupled with dishes bursting with spices and aromas, create an atmosphere that's as inviting as its delicious. Also, Paro is offering 25% off the menu until March.

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  37. daphany

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Paro takes you on a journey to Calcutta, with a selection of the finest dishes available in London. The nani Jaan chicken really was something extraordinary and a must try for anyone.

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  38. ivan

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu is a love letter to Indian cuisine, with every dish crafted with care and expertise. The warm and hospitable staff only adds to the charm, making dining here an unforgettable experience.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food is ok. Had the Rogan Lamb and the Butter chicken together with roti and rice. Lamb was nice and tender. Chicken was ok but not amazing. Service was a bit rushed and random. No water offered as standard which is unusual for an Indian restaurant. Maybe it’s still trying to get its service and food perfect but as of now it’s still a work in progress

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great customer service. Food was brilliant. A great experience

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Paro Indian - Covent Garden & Strand is rated 4.4 stars by 841 OpenTable diners.

Paro Indian - Covent Garden & Strand does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 51 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Paro Indian - Covent Garden & Strand

21 Wellington St, London, Greater London WC2E 7RQ

Additional information

  • Area
    Covent Garden
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue 15:00–22:30 Wed–Sun 12:00–23:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Fusion / Eclectic, Indian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Niaz Caan
  • Additional
    Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 3722 0951
  • Private party facilities
    Paro is London's hottest new restaurant, situated in the heart of Covent Garden next to the Lyceum theatre. Enjoy sumptous Indian-Calcuttan cuisine in an immersive dining environment - reminiscent of a wealthy Calcuttan village.
  • Private party contact
    Monihim: 07572 874821
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