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The Empress

#551 of 18,395 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$Indian, Asian,
141 Leman Street, London E1 8EY, England
+44 20 7265 0745
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
141 Leman Street, London E1 8EY, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice veg korma. Cheesy g naan was on point. Plenty of food for a reasonable price. Very nice. I like. Wow wa wee wah

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service with beautiful fresh food. Thanks for fitting the group of friends in. Quick service with a happy waiter.

Thank lucy h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with friend and had a great time, a delicious food in a fancy place. Everything was excelent! The manager was very nice, explained all about dishes and indian culture and give us some free dishs! A friend in the big city of London!

Thank Julian M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I enjoyed a fantastic dinner at this little gem close to Tower. A friendly staff welcomed us to their restaurant and were very attentive throughout the evening. We ordered enough food to feed us the rest of the year, but it was...More

Thank frederikkeooe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great stop for indian food. The service was extremely fast, helpful, and courteous. The food options were great with a lot to choose from. I would reccomend again and if I lived near would probably make it on of my regular stops.

Thank William A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Caught up with a friend in London who loves Indian food. He had not tried this restaurant before and wanted to as he had heard good reviews. We had onion Bhakti, Dhaka Murgh, Jaflong lamb, Biyani Bazaari special Murgha, garlic nan and 2 rice. I...More

Thank Maree H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chose the Empress on basis of reviews and we were delighted helpful welcoming staff and friendly fellow customers excellent Bangladeshi food and prompt service allowed us to get to Wiltons Music Hall

Thank Staff0rdDave
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited one Friday evening and although it was very busy, they managed to squeeze us in. Menu selection is massive and it took quite some time for us to choose from the vast array of regional dishes. Not too long after ordering,our feast arrived. every...More

Thank binsysmith
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Really surprised by the overwhelming positive reviews for this place. Friendly staff, reasonably priced but food really not that great both in terms of quantity and quality. Portions were small and very little depth of flavour. Limited vegetarian and vegan options too.

1  Thank Jamesthescot71
Reviewed 6 March 2018

- no flavor in the Chicken Tikka Masala (tasted like dish soap) - too many waiters for one table - food wasn't hot - not enough rice per portion - cold next to the door and too many people running in and out

1  Thank Friederike P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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5:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141 Leman Street, London E1 8EY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Whitechapel
  • Neighbourhood: Whitechapel
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7265 0745
Come and experience fine dining in one of the best Indian restaurant near Tower Bridge, London. The Empress Indian restaurant offers you a superb range of great tasting Indian food with a modern twist in comfortable, contemporary and a stylish surrounding. Our restaurant is situated walking distance from Tower Bridge. Our aim is as it always has been, to give all our guests the best possible dining experience from start to finish. Our latest menu has a larger array of new choices of delicious authentic Indian dishes, that has been cooked selected to delight your taste buds.With Our fresh and fabulous signature dishes, The Empress has already become hot favourite in the heart of East London.
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