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Johnstons Restaurant

2 Burleigh Street | Strand, London WC2E 7PX, England
+44 20 7497 4158
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good45%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
11 Apr 2017
“Excellent Biryani”
1 Jun 2014
“Good food served all day”
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Indian, British
2 Burleigh Street | Strand, London WC2E 7PX, England
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Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a meal before a theatre visit and Daawats was the perfect place. Good food, good service and nice surroundings. My choice was a chicken biryani and it was delicous. It was served with a chapati lid that was a nice touch....More

1  Thank Simon C
Reviewed June 1, 2014

A true brasserie style restaurant serving freshly prepared food for busy people. I liked it here and would always say its a safe place to eat nicely prepared food

Thank RichardSFC
Reviewed March 24, 2014

My husband and I went to dine there tonight to celebrate our ruby wedding anniversary after travelling down from the north east. There were only another two tables in at 6pm despite having a pre-theatre dining menu. There was not a great choice on the...More

1  Thank TheBeresfordArms14
Reviewed March 21, 2014

Stumbled on Daawats at Johnstone before going to the Savoy Theatre. What an unexpected find in this part of London, we did not realise that it was part of the Strand Palace until we needed the loos! The atmosphere is not typically Indian, and on...More

Thank Laurence C
Reviewed August 5, 2013

This was a great experience the food was excellent and the staff were very friendly We went twice and both times we really enjoyed our meal.

1  Thank MarieSunderland
Reviewed July 22, 2013

We live locally and have been to many restaurants in the area. We were just having a walk and decided to try this restaurant on the spur of the moment. We were greeted straightaway and seated with menus promptly. The waiter was very friendly. We...More

Thank andrew c
Reviewed June 13, 2013

If you like a good English roast dinner that you do not have to cook yourself, then this is the place to go to eat! The food was excellent and the service was also very good. I would definitely recommend it to everyone especially foreign...More

Thank carolyn00159
Reviewed May 3, 2013

Visited "Dawat" in April, 2013. This is an Indian restaurant housed in a very good and centrally located hotel "Strand Palace", a clear advantage indeed. But this restaurant didn't live upto my expectation. I ordered rice and a spicy lamb dish. The food arrived much...More

1  Thank travellalone
Reviewed March 29, 2013

The menu looked interesting, but the food was rather disappointing. Bit too much style over substance.

Thank ASG-Preston
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Sadly this restuarant at the Strand Palace has been converted into an Indian restuarant with no european food available. What a shame!

Thank Highland2
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$40 - US$113
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Burleigh Street | Strand, London WC2E 7PX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7497 4158
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