Tower Tandoori

4.2
262 reviews
£26 to £40
Indian
We are now Open for the Festive season including Christmas Day! Please book in advance as we have limited availability.

One of the oldest Tandoori restaurants in London conveniently located close to Tower Bridge and London Bridge has had a major makeover, with lovely new decor and lighting, but it still offers the same sumptuous Indian cooking that has made it a favourite for over 43 years in Bermondsey and London. The light, bright frontage leads into a warm, modern stucco dining room with mocha leather seating and traditional artwork and pierced metal wall lights. Chef Jivan Lal's award winning menu includes dishes like starter of smoky chops and paneer tikka, main courses of dhaba gosht and mughlai lamb shank, or one of the many expert tandoori dishes. Add some naan, raita, rice and a glass of complementing wine from the well devised drinks list, and you will be glad you made the trip.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 262 People Are Saying
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swinyork
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A trip down memory lane for me, this used to be my favourite Indian restaurant in the 80’s and 90’s. Although the decor has changed, the food, friendly and efficient service remained the same. Fantastic to see that Shab’s sons have taken over exactly where their Dad left off. Will definitely come back again when I am next in London. Loved the Dhaba Gosht and the tarka dal was amazing.

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HowardR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Very good lunch with our wider family - only 1 other table occupied unfortunately so no atmosphere but the food and service was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They get better and better!

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ArianneG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our food. They are working on a limited menu but said they could do anything else.
What we did have was fresh and tasty portions were good

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it!

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HashK
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big portion sizes, nice atmosphere and tasty food. Good service too

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chetnap
London
29 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was amazing- staff attentive and accommodating! It was quite pricey but food is tasty- quite authentic and every dish had it's own flavour.

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StanSan
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had my birthday here last weekend. The food, service and ambience were excellent, as ever. Everyone enjoyed their food and would recommend it to everyone.

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JeffQ
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food excellent as ever. Restaurant was very busy as a Saturday night, staff were attentive but food was a bit slower than would normally be expected.

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KevinM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, excellent customer service, fantastic value for money.

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charlottef
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were a table of 8 at lunch time on a Saturday and were the only customers, so it was quiet!
Didn't realise that they closed at 2.30, so time was a bit tight and we weren't able to have as leisurely meal as we had hoped. Food was very good and service good.

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ChrisP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Spoilt by people bring in screaming kids in the evening

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Sea88
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went with no expectations but the food was decent and the staff were friendly. Would go again.

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NathalieL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent restaurant indien, cuisine bien épicée. Carte de vin correcte. 80£ à 2 avec entrée, plat et une bouteille de vin.

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vipMichaelK
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very accommodating and EXCELLENT cuisine. Special was just as described. Helped us out with transportation back to hotel, as well. Could not have been nicer!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was really good.
Specially set menu ambiance need lot of work.

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TonyT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Exceptional service,is what we received. My wife & i had gone for a meal to mark our 22nd wedding anniversary. We were pleasantly surprised to see some 'fireworks' arranged for her at the end of our meal! Very ingenious & thoughtful indeed!

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cuddles
London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Table was very small and were very close to others, was awkward with large plates and sides and drinks. Had to order water several time before getting it. The food was not bad and the portions were ok. Staff were friendly but not very attentive. Cocktails were not very good in comparison to price. Food price was neither cheap nor expensive but all in all was pretty average.

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martins
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent value and lower prices than expected for London

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Frank
Glasgow
5 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly and courteous service - very rare nowadays. Massive food portions. Very enjoyable.

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Piero
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good tandoori chicken
Great nan bred and nice service

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Anonymous
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

This was the worst Indian food I have ever head, which is sad because we were so excited to dine there. The chicken tikka masala tasted extremely sugary, as if somebody accidentally put in sugar instead of salt. I'm usually a pretty chill customer and will eat mostly anything, but I really couldn't get through more than a few bites of this dish. The garlic naan had no flavor, despite having chunks of garlic on it, and was definitely under-baked. The only good thing I had was the mango lassi, which was quite delicious. Overall, very disappointed with this experience.

Tower Tandoori
Responded on 20 November 2019

Dear Customer Thank you for your feedback. We are disappointed to hear that you didn't enjoy your Tower Tandoori experience. It was unfortunate that you did not notify the manager on the day, in order for us to replace the food you felt was not upto standard, however this is not your fault! Just to clarify, the Chicken Tikka Massala is an Anglo Indian dish which is creamy, rich and sweet. We hope you will return on another occasion and give us a second chance. Best Wishes Sam

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PHL12345
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service! Food is very very good! You do not need to pay high price to get good food! Here at Tandoori, food is excellent and price is right! Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb service and just great food. Love love love this place. I’ve been coming for 15 years. Here’s to another 15!

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vipSofia
London
31 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service at tower tandoori, everyone was polite, lovely and caring, as well as very well-timed!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

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Tomorrow1234568789012456
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely place to eat .very friendly service also beat tandoori restaurant in London.will be back soon

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MikeM
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The food was acceptable though small portions. There was a large party directly behind us with kids running around screaming. The service was very rushed - we were in no more than 40 minutes - and
it seemed like the staff couldn't wait to turn the table around. Very disappointing, especially considering that this was a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent customer service, food was more Bengali Indian style. Very good taste. Had a wonderful time.

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Londresfoodie
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really great food and enjoyable experience all round. I am a regular visitor and I am always warmly welcomed. Will continue to visit!

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Juste
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and lovely food! Thank you

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Andy
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brilliant curry house. Food was fantastic. Best onion bhajis in London.

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Deano
London
13 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good meal, as always service slow and a little distracted, maybe just busy.

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Journeymansteve
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spot on as usual.... food never disappoints, a very enjoyable Sunday lunch ..10/10 today ... first time I’ve took my daughter and she wants to come back 👍🏻

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Paula
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This place is overpriced for the quality of food and service you getting.
I was very disappointed when they called me after I left my review on Google. I have right to express my opinion.

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Absolute
London
75 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a good curry. love the fact they are happy to make me one of my favourite dishes that is not on their current menu. friendly staff and an overall clean and well presented restaurant.

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JoanneH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best and authentic Indian food in Bermondsey. All waiters were attentive, meals are well presented. The Pistachio ice cream was delicious - not enough, needed more !!

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Georgie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So to be clear this is not a Benares Michelin type restaurant but its a solid place for Trying Indian curry house food the way most brits do. We went with a party of 9 and the whole experience was pretty flawless.

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heavysoul
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had booked a table at Tower Tandoori to round off a day in London visiting a number of sights.

We turned up a little early as we were hungry... and received a very warm welcome. All the time we were there we were very well looked after. It felt like we were regular customers that had been going for years.

And the food... fantastic... everything we had was fresh and well cooked with amazing flavours. When paying the bill I asked the waiter that had been looking after us if they would consider opening a restaurant close to where we live... it was that good.

We would definitely return on any future London trips.

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Nella
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food at Tower Tandoori was really good. In particular, the chicken was very tender like I have never had it before. Unfortunately, they gave us a wrong order and did not put in much effort to rectify this which was quite disappointing.

FAQs

Tower Tandoori does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats. Tower Tandoori also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7237 2247.

Tower Tandoori is rated 4.2 stars by 262 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.