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The India Club Restaurant

Hotel Strand Continental, 143 The Strand | 143 Strand, London WC2R 1JA, England
+44 20 7836 4880
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible17%
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Hotel Strand Continental, 143 The Strand | 143 Strand, London WC2R 1JA, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had breakfast here yesterday with my son it was perfect The mixed grill was divine A full English as god intended You have to be a member to go So most of you will have to dream about it

Thank Jimb067
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a gem. An age-old London institution right by Somerset House on the Strand. Perfect after-skate curry. Best way to do it whole table does £15 each set menu and take your own booze if you want to save! Very busy leading up to Xmas....More

1  Thank apegray
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I made the mistake of only checking one review ! I liked the sound of a basic , second floor Indian restaurant evoking times gone by. I didn’t realise my stale and rather small and miserable poppadum would also evoke memories of times gone by....More

Thank Tony P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like going back in time and not in a good way. Grumpy staff Average food Can’t get a drink at the table - you have to go down to the bar below and bring it up yourself Very disappointed that the naan bread was pre-packaged

Thank CraigBeck
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had met up with friends for a pre-Christmas jolly. After sinking numerous pints in a nearby pub there’s only one thing left to do. Go for a curry!! Whilst the place is basic in its appearance with Formica topped tables and random chairs, it...More

Thank Drew D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must have walked past this place a hundred times but had no idea it was here. The dining rooms are, shallI say, unpretentious - certainly not what you would expect on the Strand! The food, when it eventually came, was nice enough and there were...More

Thank Ian G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This could have been a hidden gem of a place but it didn't deliver on taste, quality of cooking for the price which was pretty standard and not cheap for what you get. The Indian YMCA near Warren Street does far better food for a...More

Thank Briggsy72
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The original curry club in london with lots of history. It is stuck in a time warp but not in a good way decor wise, it could be so much more -with better displays, art work and just cleaner. It is great finding a BYO...More

Thank MonkeyODP
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Was going to matinee performance of 42nd St in Drury Lane so decided to pop in for a quick lunch pre-performance. Another reason for visiting was that it had recently been threatened with closure and would mean the loss of one of the oldest Indian...More

1  Thank indigo242
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Not sure there’s anywhere like it west of the Hoogly. Stuck in a time warp and the food whilst reasonable is nothing special but memories of India flood back. Would be very sad if it closed #jaihind

Thank nicknepal
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized
lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is
not just considered the heart of this bustling London
hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this
esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
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Response from Pawel_Jedrzejko | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but do make sure you make your vegan preference clear to the waiter.
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Response from Helen B | Reviewed this property |
It's the Hotel Strand, check with them
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hotel Strand Continental, 143 The Strand | 143 Strand, London WC2R 1JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighbourhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7836 4880
  • E-mail
The charmingly eccentric India Club Restaurant has remained much the same since its opening in 1946. Hidden up a flight of stairs, India Club is one of London’s best kept secrets. Enter a timewarp, with portraits of the Independence era on the walls, bottle-green leather chairs, red lino flooring and wooden laminate tabletops. It is a British curry house of the first generation. Authentic ‘home cooked’ South Indian cuisine at extraordinary value makes India Club an unforgettable dining experience.
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