The Coriander - Vauxhall

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Located on Kennington Lane in Vauxhall, south London, The Coriander is part of a small chain of British Indian restaurants that are known for their bright and cosmopolitan interiors, modern curries and regular clientele. Decorated with sunny lemon walls, burgundy banquettes and blonde wooden floors, The Coriander attracts young professionals, local families and couples and also has a popular takeaway service. Chef's specialties at The Coriander include the lamb Aam Diya cooked with mango, cream and coconut sauce garnished with sultanas; the Tandoori King Prawn Masala cooked in a sauce made from almonds and coconuts and special tandoori spices; and the Ajwani salmon – fresh Scottish salmon chargrilled in the tandoor with lemon juice, ginger and carom.
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London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This meal was lovely and the food and service was very good. Starter was a bit expensive but other then that all good.

p
London
15 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food - as alwyas. Service is lovely and polite too. The only downside - the constant stream of Deliveroo drivers. Somehow it takes away from the relaxed atmosphere - guys in and out with helmets and huge backpacks.....I know that's the way t is these days - but still...it's not my idea of a lovely atmosphere.

LC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great curry. Lovely chicken tikka, saag Aloo and channa masala. Staff lovely too.

VG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We are regular curry goers and makers. The Coriander is really really good. Unlike other places, the food is fresh, tasty and not swimming in oil.
Really very good

SB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we had a really great meal and were looked after well by the staff. I went for my now go to dish here, the Lamb Noorjahani which was lovely. Great evening with friends with lovely food.

AS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my retirement lunch for me to dine with my colleagues . Great place and great location to do that

JM
London
34 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

They had so many takeaway orders for Deliveroo etc that we sat there waiting ages for our dinner. If they focused a little bit more on the people in the restaurant it would be better. We watched about 20 takeaways being done while sitting there waiting. Not good when you go to a restaurant

S
N. Ireland
15 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Really nice for the price

Card machine wasn’t working and the staff were not very helpfully in that regard.

M
Hampshire
125 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Saturday night dinner at the Coriander followed the Oval test match, so the Coriander was full, but the service was very good, even allowing 2 more to join our original booking for 2. Good variety of food, with Bangladeshi and Nepalese specialties - wouldnt hesitate to return if in the area.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was top notch, service nice and quick, good ambience and great value for money. 2 with starters, mains and a beer for £45!

LV
Bath
32 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The food arrived piping hot, good naan, always a sign of a good kitchen, good lamb Dhansak, chicken tikka and vegetable side; wine list was fine and well priced, service efficient if a bit off-hand to start. A good meal.

p
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My local, haven't been in a while and first time actually booking instead of just winging it. We always have the same meal and are welcomed like family. Bring back the slightly dangerous sizzling dish but apart from that great food and service.

AW
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best Indian food I’ve ever had. We will be in London for three more days and I think we’ll go back!

JE
Washington DC
104 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

This is a nice neighbourhood restaurant near Vauxhall underground. The style is Bangla Deshi. Service is excellent, friendly and efficient, and the food is good. Our party of 3 had lamb dishes and shared a peshwari, all of which were nicely cooked, appropriately spiced, and well presented. The choice of wines is predictably limited but the bottle of Malbec we ordered paired well with our food. Clearly, the restaurant is popular with locals and for good reasons.

If we visit the area again, we will look forward to returning to the Coriander.

o
Aberdeen
8 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We’ve been to Coriander a few times and the food is excellent and always is, lovely starters, curries are great and the rice and bread are the same. The service last night was poor, they were busy but that doesn’t excuse the abrupt greeting and rudeness on arrival. I stated clearly I had booked for 3 people but despite this was rushed to a table for two and abruptly told that’s all they had and they’d add a chair to the side of the small table. When I said I’d booked again they didn’t seem happy questioned the details and then brought another table to add on to make room. Almost felt like an inconvenience to them. A shame because the service is usually great too.

IF
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

charging per table so no individual chare available. Need to get into the real world!!

c
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Decent choice of menu with some unusual dishes. Everything I tasted was very nice. Good service and restaurant allowed me to bring forward our booking by an hour on the same day as the cricket. Highly recommended.

D
London
80 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

If you are down Vauxhall?Lambeth way this is perfect family Indian restaurant. Food is great, prices reasonable, staff efficient and polite. We went the last on a busy Friday night and some could not get in but bookable.

AS
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very kind staff and very tasty food. Large portions.

ED
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food & service was very good. Polite staff & good value for money. Toilets very clean. Only issue was our group (6 of us) were handed the bill without asking and we felt like we had stayed too long ( we was there just short of 3 hours). Regardless of this, the positives far outweighed the negative and we would all recommend to others.

B
London
80 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food. Potato and aubergine dish was yummy and nicely balanced.

SN
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised by Coriander! The service was great and the food delicious. The photos online don't do it justice either, maybe it has been refurbished since taking them, but it's a nice place! Would highly recommend!

AS
London
13 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food. Will certainly be going back again. I like trying different Indian restaurants and this was one of the best and very reasonably priced.

KP
3 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been dining at the corriander for over 13 years. Without a doubt the best Indian food I have eaten in London. The service is great and I am never disappointed. My friends and family always share the same experience when I recommend the restaurant to them.

AS
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I were celebrating how wedding anniversary, although we had been here before the food was just the same expensive but good, having said that we will go back there in the future.

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Been here several times and food always good, good value and nice atmosphere.
Service tonight below the usual standard - table booked but not available and requests for less spice in food order dismissed as not possible. Shame as good food as usual.

F
London
23 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of authentic Indian dishes, staff are very friendly, great value. Highly recommend

DA
London
63 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Indian food

DW
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A classic neighbourhood Indian restaurant with good-value, well-spiced food and fast and friendly service.

IK
Bath
5 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food, promptly served. Great attitude from staff.

F
London
23 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First visit and not sure what to expect, but the food was fantastic, very high quality an great portions. Definitely a step above the standard Indian restaurants in London. Well worth a visit

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic find off the beaten tourist track when visiting London. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

OT
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a spectacular meal. Our wait staff went out of his way to compose a balanced meal featuring the strength of their kitchen. Wow! We have not had a better Indian food anywhere. Staff was attentive, courteous, and appropriately prompt (to those reviews that complained about the length of time, for goodness sakes recognise that this is not McDonalds. You want your meal prepared correctly. Relax and enjoy yourself). Our evening was an incredible treat.

h
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A nondescript-looking restaurant on an inauspicious street hides an impressive Indian, several cuts above the norm. Lovely food - try the Coriander Sizzler, sublime - attentive staff, charming, informative. Too good for the low prices. Go!!

j
London
20 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really nice food , found this place on OpenTable even doe it is only 10 mins from we're I live.
Will definitely try it again.

A
London
14 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The Coriander is a very well established and welcome part of the Vauxhall scene, but if you're hungry be careful you don't go at busy times... like on a Saturday night. As you sit with drinks waiting for your food (for over an hour) you'll see delivery after delivery after delivery leaving the kitchen and passing by the customers patiently waiting in the restaurant. It seems telephone orders take much higher priority over people wanting to eat in the restaurant. Frustrating.

BB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coriander is my absolute favourite Indian restaurant. Amazing staff and a wonderful menu.

IB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Best curry I have had in a while (6 months). From my experience this place is pretty solid performer each time I have gone over the last few years.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Catered for 10 of us... food good and service very accommodating.

b
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Booked on the spur of the moment as we were close and in need of curry, what a lovely surprise for a inner city curry house! Food was outstanding with large portions (ordered too much!), great staff and perfect service. I'm going back soon, can't reccommend it enough.