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10 Best Indian Restaurants In East London

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So many Indian restaurants in east London, so little time. Even walking the length and breadth of Brick Lane, from Aldgate to Shoreditch via Bangla Town, can create a curry chasing nightmare. There is almost too many curry restaurants to choose from, with nearly every restaurant along Brick Lane proffering the finest Indian cuisine this side of the Kashmir. And then there’s all the Indian restaurants that feed the business and finance district in the City of London.

It is abundantly clear, therefore, that there are plenty of east London Indian restaurants to choose from; which is why we have created this handy Top 10 guide to the best east London Indian restaurants to book a table at.

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City of London
Bar / Restaurant
Indian

Liverpool Street - Our critic said of this Indian restaurant, "[It] is sophisticated, in an unpretentious way. Perfect for East End arty types, well behaved bankers, or even intimate romantic liaisons." Vivek Singh's modern Indian cuisine is inspired by the same ethos used at his acclaimed Cinnamon Club, but in a more relaxed and informal setting.

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Shoreditch
Restaurant
Indian

Brick Lane - Praised by Prince Charles and listed as one of the BBC's 'World's Best Curry Houses', this Indian restaurant in Bangla Town is arguably one of the best curry houses in east London. Tasty food, excellent service, a fun ambiance, and an extensive menu that features dishes from across the sub-continent (Bangladesh, India and Pakistan) .

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Brick Lane
Restaurant
Indian

A key part of the Brick Lane curry scene since 1975, Sheba Restaurant is dedicated to producing an acclaimed combination of recognisable curry favourites alongside its signature recipes that truly represent Indian culinary tradition. Seasonal ingredients from around South East Asia are utilised, with only halal meat used. A superb range of vegetarian dishes are served, as well as an eclectic range of Indian seafood recipes.

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City of London
Restaurant
Indian

Brick Lane - India's unique flavours have become increasingly popular. Indian cuisine is among the most sought after in the country. At this east London Indian restaurant you'll find a careful selection of the best produce and development of new and imaginative recipes bringing together centuries of tradition. To book a table at this Indian restaurant, follow this link

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Brick Lane
Restaurant
Indian

Brick Lane - Anything BUT standard, this traditional curry house in London's east end serves tantalising favourites such as chicken rezala and lamb lemon grass. Friday nights offer a particularly vibrant atmosphere. Friendly staff and memorable food make this venue the place to go for a spicy night out. To book a table at this Indian restaurant, follow this link

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Brick Lane
Restaurant
Indian

Brick Lane - This family-run Indian restaurant is modern, stylish and maintains a strong belief that Bengali Indian cuisine should be prepared with aromatic spices and herbs in mind, not extreme 'heat'. The owner's fish tikka curry won her the Curry Chef of the Year Award. How's that for a recommendation?! To book a table at this Indian restaurant, follow this link

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City of London
Bar / Restaurant
Indian

Aldgate - This Indian restaurant in the City of London offers fine dining cuisine from north India, with influences from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. The lamb Bhuna and yellow curried dal are particularly satisfying. Two separate dining areas, very fair prices, and delicately prepared fare; one great Indian restaurant. To book a table at this Indian restaurant, follow this link

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Whitechapel & Wapping
Restaurant
Indian

Whitechapel - The chefs at this family-run Indian restaurant in east London have achieved recognition in their cooking styles, picking up Winner at the prestigious British Curry Awards. The restaurant caters for every audience, including themed nights, amongst which, there is the 'Cook Your Own Curry Night' and 'Hottest Dish Night'. To book a table at this Indian restaurant, follow this link

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Shoreditch
Restaurant
Indian

Brick Lane - As the oldest restaurant on London's historic Brick Lane, Nazrul has a rich heritage of serving some of the best Indian cuisine available. Specialising in dishes from across the Indian subcontinent, the chefs at Nazrul use traditional cooking techniques and closely guarded recipes to give diners unrivalled flavours, and an unrivalled welcome also. As a 2-level restaurant, the interior is a versatile space, which can easily cater for large bookings, parties and special occasions. To book a table at this Indian restaurant, follow this link

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