Looking for a curry fix to round off a long week? Whether you’re after a fiery vindaloo or a korma with a kick, East London’s food scene is brimming with opportunities to indulge in aromatic Asian flavours.
Browse some of the best curry houses that this corner of the capital has to offer with our refined list:
Visitors are transported from Brick Lane to Bombay at this award-winning restaurant. Despite its quaint exterior, this restaurant is teeming with curry lovers on a Friday and Saturday night, and has even welcomed the likes of Prince Charles! Enjoy authentic dishes from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan in an intimate setting, little more than five minutes’ walk from Liverpool Street station.
Uniquely situated in a Grade II listed former magistrate’s court with stained glass windows, this family-run restaurant plates up delicious, honest food in a noticeably grand setting. For something a little different, visitors can enjoy a taste of traditional Indian cuisine merged with renowned French flavours and techniques.
Enjoy classic dishes and signature cocktails in the sophisticated Cinnamon Kitchen, situated right in the heart of the City of London. Don’t forget to finish with one of their tasty, creative desserts such as the saffron poached pear with coconut rice kheer.
Winner of the ‘Best Newcomer Award’ by the British Curry Awards 2016, Darbaar is definitely one to add to the curry lover’s wish list. With raving customer reviews, this East London restaurant offers a ‘sharing dining experience inspired by the banquets of the Indian Royal Court’. This is not one for just your typical curry night, save this one for an evening to remember! Featuring an interactive grill seating area, visitors can even reserve a spot on the chef’s table!
Designed to mirror the ‘old Irani cafés of Bombay’, Dishoom is a favourite throughout the capital, with four restaurants located across London, including Shoreditch in East London. Make sure to try their signature dish, the Black House Daal, or for those brunch lovers out there, their Bombay-style omelette is definitely one to try.
Situated in the Isle of Dogs, Manjal offers a fine dining experience with wonderful river views; perfect for a celebration or a casual curry night. Their lamb curry is a particular favourite with the regulars, and the cocktail bar will be the perfect place to round off a relaxing evening.