By Lauren Harmes
A dish that has been well and truly adopted by us Brits – the humble curry is a key part of any Londoner’s dining repertoire. But in this cultural melting pot of a city – where do you go to enjoy the best evenings of spices, naans, rice and a nice couple of beers to wash them down with? Check out our list below!
If it’s a casual, bustling eatery inspired by the Mumbai metropolis you’re after – then Bombay Bustle is for you.
Situated in the heart of Mayfair, Bombay Bustle’s menu is a mix of unique spins on traditional favourites, family recipes and ever-changing seasonal dishes – cheaper than your average Mayfair Indian too!
Bombay Bustle’s fancier big sister, Jamabvar is a bit more of what you’d expect from a Mayfair Indian.
Set across two floors, the intricate and stunning interiors and nothing compared to the sumptuous food on offer. With an extensive list of tandoor, biryanis and more – you’ll be sure to find a new favourite curry here.
This stalwart of Indian cuisine is a Hammersmith favourite – fine-dining but authentic, wholesome dishes served with a hint of a twist.
With a Mumbai native as chef-patron Manoj Vasaikar and curries that will keep you coming back again and again – Indian Zing is not to be missed.
Everyone knows Dishoom, so it may seem like an obvious choice to include on our list – but their curries are so damn good we couldn’t leave them out.
You have five locations to choose from across London (Kensington, Shoreditch, King’s Cross, Carnaby and Covent Garden), so there’s no excuse not to sample their unbeatable House Black Daal.
Lahore Kebab House
Moving away from the glitzy spots, Lahore is your quintessential curry night location. Forget the fancy interiors, this is truly authentic, vivid flavours in a no-nonsense setting.
While the name may suggest that curries aren’t their speciality – the endless weekend queues and simple but stunning dishes will be sure to change your mind about this Whitechapel institution.
Finally, this secret star of a restaurant is a favourite of us here at London Revealed – and if you visit you’ll instantly know why.
The combination on the no-fuss decoration with the South Indian cuisine leaves you feeling like you’ve just stepped into a food market in Bangalore – not a restaurant in Peckham.
London Revealed recommendation: Go for the Kadalundi seafood curry with coconut rice if you want a taste of heaven!