Flora Indica

4.1
103 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Indian
Top tags:
  • Tasting Menu
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasions
Flora Indica is a funky venue located close to Earl’s Court on its esteemed Old Brompton Road. This restaurant and lounge bar brings style and elegance to this busy area, and is close to both Earl's Court and West Brompton stations.
Flora Indica pays homage to Scottish botanists who travelled throughout India cataloguing thousands of plants during Queen Victoria’s reign. The tribute is not only paid through its décor, but also in its modern-Indian menu. Think delicately-spiced mouth-watering small plates. It's certainly an eye-opening experience in terms of Indian cuisine.

Flora Indica showcases and awe-inspiring collection of gins alongside a fully-stocked cocktail bar and extensive wine list. The ground floor lounge bar is perfect for after-work cocktails and casual all-day dining. The lower ground floor restaurant at Flora Indica is a beautiful formal dining space. The restaurant is also available for private use, and is the perfect setting, whatever the occasion.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of Operation
Daily 12:00–00:00
Sat, Sun 12:00–16:00
Kitchen Hours
Mon–Fri 12:00–23:00
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Phone number
020 7370 4450
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Catering
Modern-Indian
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Cross Street
Earl's Court Road
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Public Transit
Earls Court Tube Station 2 minute walk.
West Brompton tube and train station 5 minute walk.
South Kensington Tube 10 minute walk.
C3, C1, 328, 74 and 430 bus routes.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun - Thu 12:00PM - 11:00PM
Fri - Sat 12:00PM - 7:30PM 9:30PM - 11:00PM

What 103 People Are Saying
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very small dishes and too expensive. Staff gave a very “rookie” impression. I will not return, nor recommend to anyone else.

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BM
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Indian cuisine with a slightly different flair from the usual. The appetizers or sharing plates were small but adequate. We especially enjoyed the lamb rojan josh.

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MS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal with wonderful host(s) -- we enjoyed thoroughly!

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S
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite Indian restaurant! I’ve been going there for the past year and have recommended it to many!

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GG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food were awesome again! We have been here twice in the past 6 months and will go again.

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M
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

All dishes we tried were excellent. Loved the curry flavors.

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Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best place we ate during our London vacation. Food, service and cocktails were all fantastic. Highly recommend. We tried a different Indian restaurant later in the week and regretted it, wished we had eaten here twice instead.

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m
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Highly recommended and should be specialility is the Artichoke and Lamb Rojan Gosht

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v
London
40 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Really quirky little place with a great food and drink selection.

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DS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful find of a restaurant. We did the tasting with wine pairing and it was perfect. Beautiful variety of dishes and amazing flavors and perfect pairings. The service was attentive and cheerful. When we return to London, We will definitely return.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Great food always but the service was a little disappointing

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was really good, however service was very slow. Decor inside is beautiful as well!

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KP
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service and ambiance. We loved the food, all so flavourful and beautifully presented. The service was excellent, and the servers were so nice. We had plenty of small plates to choose from, all were great. The gin list is impressive as well.

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d
London
79 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was skilfully prepared and beautifully presented and a lot lighter than the usual Indian fare. There were few diners and the atmosphere needed some music. The chef and staff were all super kind.

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AB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was food. but room downstairs quite noisy, and the service was a little slow

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staying in the area and looking for somewhere to meet up with a friend. One of the best Indian meals I’ve had. The garlic nan was suberb. The lamb was delicious. The chicken tikka was lovely. The food is pricier than some but you get what you pay for. Booked via Open Table.

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KA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was very poor. Wrong orders brought to the table. Wine was tasting old(was obviously opened few days ago) and had cork bits in it. The glasses was super dirty and had to be sent back. The staff did try, but failed miserably.

The quantity of the food was minuscule such as fine dining, but the food quality and service didn't quite match up. This was like a glorified curry shop dressed up trying to be a fine dining establishment. Save your $

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Fashionably designed restaurant. Innovative and outstanding food. However, service is friendly but unprofessional and overwhelmed. No problem for a casual and inexpensive eatery, but this is everything but inexpensive. Big let down is the price/value proposition. Minuscule portions even for main course orders. For the tiny portions without any sides is the price tag exorbitant. Rice needs to be ordered as a side dish at 4 GPB. Even with two starters per person plus a main course with additional rice and bread, one leaves the table hungry having spent 40 GBP per head excluding drinks. Way too expensive for this kind of restaurant and location.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food with only one waiter working so it was a bit crazy. But overall food was good and pretty good value

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M
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, very friendly staff who gave excellent suggestions, and beautiful decor... absolutely loved it, will definitely be back!

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T
London
18 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fantastic restaurant which I only found on Open Table as it takes bookings up to 10.30! We had been to a gig which ran over time and I called to let them know we would be a bit late, they stayed open for us, were incredibly hospitable and served delicious food. The front of house is charming and the chef also has pride in his yummy food. The bill was also very reasonable. I really recommend Flora Indica.

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V
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service

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M
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food is very good although most of the dishes are on the small side making the place a little expensive. Overall I liked it and would recommend the a la carte menu

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S
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My favorite Indian restaurant! Food is gourmet style with delicious choices and different flavours!

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C
London
8 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good service in a nice atmosphere.
Wide selection of tapas and curries.
This is good quality innovative indian food at a reasonnable price.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Room pretty empty.
Staff not discrete at all
Discount offered with Open Table not applied
When mentionned to the manager he questioned the reason why we were offered discount. Awkward moment.

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London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

We have eaten at Flora Indica several times and have been extremely happy with the food and service. We decided to invite a group of friends to join us on New Years (12 total). We ordered the set menu and it was not the experience we were hoping for. The server seemed very confused, almost like it was his first day on the job. It took a long time for us to receive our starters and later upon reflection we realized that for the number of people we did not receive all of the food we ordered. We had to ask several times when the main dishes would be served. Our reservation was for 8:00 but we did not receive our main dishes until after 10:00. The food was good but for what we were charged it was an extremely disappointing evening....and very expensive.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must visit restaurant! Excellent food and service!

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were staying London and wanted to try Indian food. Based upon the reviews we chose Flora Indica. They were offering a tasting menu with wine pairing. One course was more delicious than the next. The wines were delicious. The service was attentive. Would highly recommend.

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K
5 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

This was our second visit. We loved it on our first visit in Spring. Recent visit was a disappointment. Tiniest portions overpriced. Good flavours but not good quality ingredients, all the chicken dishes were were made with flavour rich sauce but poor quality chicken and you could taste it bad old chicken even when covered in sauce.

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London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, best Indian food I have ever had. Great service too.

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s
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Not the run of the mill Indian fare - some interesting and unusual dishes, nuanced spices and complex flavors.

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I've been coming to Flora Indica for over two years now, every time I am in London. I love their creative cocktails. I also think that their food is excellent. I like to be able to "graze" my way through several small plates. And I like it that the food doesn't necessarily come smothered in ghee-heavy sauces. I have only once been disappointed in a dish; it was too salty. I have already enthusiastically recommended Flora Indica to friends. I hope it becomes a great success.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Dined with my family of 4. Delicious food with attentive service. The monk fish & prawn curry is excellent. Nice environment and a worthwhile experience.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Took my clients to Flora Indica for a business dinner. One of the few great spots in London where there is activity, amazing food, and ambience, but it isn’t so loud that you can actually have a great conversation where all at the table (party of 7) can hear.

We did the 7 course menu and it was some of the best food we had in our week of London dining. Highly recommend for business dinners or a date night. It isn’t cheap, but well worth it if you want to impress a client.

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London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Visited due to advertising on TV show. The food was OK but I expected more from the place. The food was on the cool side when served and lacked that special taste/ feel. Waiter was a bit lethargic seem and when asked about the chicken option, responded that the lamb or fish was better. "Chicken is just chicken". The restaurant manger put us in a private table which helped to give some positive spin/feedback on this restaurant and took the time to chat a little.

On the whole it was nice but I really hoped for a little bit of magic & would find it hard to recommended to others based on my experience.

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L
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Place tries too hard, dishes are size of ashtray, badly made, and topped with really poor service.

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c
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, great ambiance, delicious food although portions are small so prepare to order more! service very good.
Just one small hiccup when we arrived we asked for recommendations of a 'long or highball' cocktails as the menu did not state if short or long cocktail. But unfortunately the waiter did not understand what we had asked for and ...hence we were served cocktails in martini glass! which were absolutely delicious I must say. We did query with the waiter but he clearly didn't know what a 'long/highball' cocktail was but he didn't say or question just pointed to the menu! but still highly recommended restaurant. We'll be back.

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K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2017
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I was very disappointed in the service. I have been several times before and not experienced the service at the level it was the current time. The waitress was not very accommodating and did not seem interested in us at all. We constantly had to ask for water and the server did not check to see how things were. I was upset as I had added that it was a birthday dinner for someone in our group when I had booked. When we were asked if we wanted dessert, I did not order as I thought that by telling the restaurant that we were celebrating that they would make an effort. There was nothing but the bill. It made it embarrassing for us with our birthday guest. More effort needs to be made with service to make people feel that their patronage is wanted.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing, Richard and his team looked after us immaculately :) thank you

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