Swagat Indian Cuisine

4.6
123 reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary Indian
Restaurant founder Sudden Alberts invite you to experience the delights of freshly prepared contemporary and traditional Indian cuisine at its best. "Business, romance or just a night out with friends..."
Great management and staff, the chef's impressive provenance, a brilliant atmosphere and fantastic food make Swagat the place to eat out in Richmond. Whether for a business dinner, romantic assignation or just a night out with friends, Sudden Alberts and the Swagat staff are sure to look after you.
What 123 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.5
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4.3
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4.5
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PerkinF
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

this is a very good India restaurant and I do enjoy the night, maybe they have too much take a way and we were waiting for a long after starter before the main dishes.

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IanN
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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Catw
Kent
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Service and starter was great, however main course was not so great. Both main meat dishes didn’t taste nice, one tasted like tomato soup, the other like a watered down chicken stew with no depth of flavour at all.
Rice however was really nice.
I definitely wouldn’t eat there again

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happy2bhere
Birmingham
14 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Relaxed, felt Covid-safe. Food very good, good value. Reasonably priced wine.

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BrettMills
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First meal out since lockdown and in new town since moving and it was really enjoyable. Great food, brilliant service and staff and a lovely atmosphere. Will definitely be a regular place for us going forward.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent local Indian restaurant, we’ve been going for years and the food and service is consistently very good.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and lovely service

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SamanthaM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

As ever the food was wonderful & can't fault. However for the first time we were all very disappointed with the service - the waiter mumbled & was rather unfriendly, plus we had to chase a missing dish. The noise & volumn was also very loud, making it very difficult to have a conversation.

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Colonel
London
22 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Swagat remains an outstanding quality curry house, so consistent over the years and very much worth a visit.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We decided to visit the restaurant after seeing Gordon Ramsay's photo with the chef in the window but I'm afaid we doubt he would have been impressed by our experience tonight. It took over half an hour to bring out two glasses of wine. The food was fine at best. Didn't listen to a request to make the curry mild. Can't say we will be in a hurry to visit again.

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Camillab
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing lamb with bread on top- forgot the name and kulfi ice cream :)

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luv2dine
Gloucestershire
21 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Indian food on Richmond Hill.
What more can you say?

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Mahds
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Sunday night and a bit quiet, and turfed out at 21:30, but the food very good as usual!

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PaulB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Best Indian food for miles around Richmond, Surrey.

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vipGeorgeGibbs
London
25 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Was recommended to me but disappointing. veg jalfreezie was awful. Chicken makhani was horrendous and the rest was just average. Miserable service and far too rushed.

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vipMikeH
Newcastle
8 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Swagat is always great you get authentic Indian food with a smaller menu than the usual massive list of
familiar dishes his use of spices and flavours is fantastic and all ingredients are of high quality.

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vipbrita
London
70 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yes would love to recommend food really tasty - will be back again.

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JohnFN
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Very well prepared food. Tables and chairs not very comfortable and waitress not very friendly. Very expensive overall.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and food, as always!

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peterh
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We live in North Yorkshire and ensure that we visit Swagat every time we travel to London. The menu is not extensive but sufficiently varied to satisfy all tastes. quality of the dishes provided remains outstanding. The service is friendly and efficient. It is noted that persons just passing by and entering the restaurant with an intention of finding a table- without a reservation- are unlikely to find a vacant table.
The restaurant is not large but sound proofing the walls would be beneficial ( if practical).
We look forward to our next opportunity to continue the journey with Swagat.

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Look4excellence
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very good traditional Indian food

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TomM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fun again, don't need to go elsewhere for a good night out.

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CeeGee
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food, would recommend to anyone in the vicinity in search of Indian food!

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vipbrita
London
70 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We will be back had a lovely meal, very tasty and catered for our allergies.

JH
JonathanH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came with a party of 6 for my daughters birthday, as usual fabulous food and good service and the bill was very reasonable .

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Jannock
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food at Swagat is consistently excellent. I just wish the service was a little faster - we waited an hour for our food

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NahidaK
London
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really great dinner with friends will now be my go to Indian. Only reason I gave 4 stars for food was because I would prefer spicer (hot) food but I know this is something that's different for everyone. The good was still delicious!

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brianh
Kent
9 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

visited after watching rugby good atmosphere and food a little on the expensive side but it is Richmond

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent and I have ate there many times before and not been let down. On this occasion one of our party suffered an unwanted reaction to the food. Pity as others had lamb as well without any problems.

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vipMikeH
Newcastle
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

never fails fantastic Indian food
it's a no frills Benares

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice decor, excellent food. Large sized starters. Couldn’t fault the excellent meal we had there. Well done!

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NeilB
Leicestershire
8 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We went Sunday evening after England international.
Food good and came quickly but service a bit variable as they had a big group in.
Been several times and will go again. Not your usual Indian fare.

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JAKP
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We used to love this restaurant (despite the lighting). The food used to be fantastic, different to a regular Indian restaurant and worth the higher price. Unfortunately, this occasion and the previous has confirmed a change in the standard of food. I once again had my usual dish of Handi Gosht, which used to be spectacular and individual, but now appears to just be an innocuous tomato-based curry with some mint thrown in. The side of sag aloo for £5.99 was just a little bigger than an egg cup. The food wasn’t awful and we had a nice evening, but felt short-changed.

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ManuelV
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very tasty range of dishes, very well presented . The Indian ice cream is worth trying. We have been here on several occasions and have never been disappointed. This time we took our son along and he loved it too, Excellent as always!

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IanM
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Swaget has become an annual event for a group of us that now live all around the country but regularly meet to watch Wasps play Harlequins. The restaurant is generally busy but the staff always make you feel welcome and special. The food is excellent and if you want something that is not on the menu you only have to ask.

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vipMikeH
Newcastle
8 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Swagat always provides something interesting on the "specials" menu which changes regularly as well as the "normal" menu where the usual favourites are raised to a new level.

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AndyH
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have visited this restaurant several times now and would certainly recommend. The food is a very good quality, add in a great bottle of wine and a pleasent attmosphere and it's a perfect for me.

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GuyH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A cut above the rest locally. terrific food. well done

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RacheB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We regularly eat here and decided to bring family to enjoy it too. Everyone's meal was delicious, we all shared! The portions are generous and we all left freely stuffed! Thanks, we'll be back!

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AuntieD
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Starters were amazing (photo attached), flavoursome and good size portions. Mains were good, tasty, although I like a bit more spice. It was busy, so it was quite loud but we didn't mind. Service was relatively good, although we did have to remind them about our water and dessert. Got to speak to the chef towards the end of the evening. He was very accommodating and chatted to us for a good 5 mins. All in all, a lovely evening. Would definitely recommend.

FAQs

Swagat Indian Cuisine does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat.

Swagat Indian Cuisine is rated 4.6 stars by 123 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.