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Light Of India, London,

Light Of India

4.3
4.3
206 Reviews
£25 and under
Indian

Situated in the heart of Kensington, The Light of India restaurant is a classy and elegant Indian restaurant established in 1984. Dishes are derived from the Moghul cuisine of North West India where fish and meat ingredients are, traditionally, cooked in a tandoor oven. Being awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, Open Table Dinners Choice Award as well as the Certificate of Excellence by AAA our culinary philosophy is deceptively simple. We celebrate the very best of Indian food. The Light of India is the perfect place for family dining in London, an intimate dinner with your special somebody, or just a meal with friends or colleagues.

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Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7584 7654

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Kensington

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    2 minutes walk from Gloucester Road Underground Station.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

Menu

Starters

  • Mulligatawny Soup£6.95

    A richly flavoured lentil soup with herbs & spices - national soup of India

    • Anaar Avocado & Mango Salad£6.95

      Fresh mango, avocado & pomegranate mixed with chickpeas, glazed in olive oil with a light balsamic vinaigrette dressing

      • Aloo Chana Chaat£6.95

        Potatoes and chickpeas mixed with fresh coriander, herbs, tamarind sauce, yoghurt, chaat masala & pomegranate

        • Samosa (Lamb or Vegetable)£6.95

          Crispy pastry stuffed with lamb minced meat or vegetables, onions & spices

          • Onion Bhaji£6.95

            Crispy onion fritters coated in gram flour, mixed with exotic herbs & spices, shallow fried

            • Achari Paneer Tikka£7.95

              Chunks of Indian cottage cheese marinated in pickle & cooked in tandoor

              • Nawabi Chicken Tikka£7.95

                Boneless chicken breast marinated in yoghurt with mild spices & cooked in tandoor

                • Chicken Chaat£7.95

                  Chicken breast pieces tossed in a mixture of onions, tomatoes, cucumber, lemon juice & tangy spices

                  • Gilafi Seekh Kebab£7.95

                    Minced lamb blended with fresh coriander, mixed herbs, coated with pimentos & cooked in tandoor

                    • Murgh Malai Tikka (Signature)£7.95

                      Tender chicken breast marinated in yoghurt, cream, cheese, saffron, herbs & spices cooked in tandoor

                      • Peshawari Lamb Chops (Signature)£7.95

                        Tender lamb chops marinated with garlic, ground chilli, fennel, cream & cooked in tandoor

                        • Ajwaini Salmon Tikka (Signature)£7.95

                          Scottish salmon chunks marinated with garlic, herbs & spices, yoghurt, lovage seeds & cooked in tandoor

                          • King Prawn Shashlik (Signature)£7.95

                            Fresh water King Prawns marinated in exotic spices, cooked in tandoor with onions, tomatoes & peppers

                            • Goan Tawa Scallops (Signature)£7.95

                              Pan-seared scallops flavoured with onions, tomatoes & home-made Goan spices

                              • Vegetarian Mixed Platter£7.95

                                Vegetable Samosa, Achari Paneer Tikka, Onion Bhaji

                                • Assorted Meat Platter£8.95

                                  Lamb Samosa, Nawabi Chicken Tikka, Gilafi Seekh Kebab

                                  • Seafood Platter£9.95

                                    Tandoori King Prawns, Ajwaini Salmon Tikka, Goan Tawa Scallops

                                    Tandoori Specialities

                                    A traditional method replicated in our kitchen where ingredients are cooked in a clay oven

                                    • Chicken Tandoori£12.95

                                      Spring chicken on-the-bone marinated in yoghurt, herbs & spices

                                      • Nawabi Chicken Tikka£12.95

                                        Boneless chicken breast marinated in yoghurt with mild spices

                                        • Gilafi Seekh Kebab£12.95

                                          Minced lamb blended with fresh coriander, mixed herbs & coated with pimentos

                                          • Peshawari Lamb Chops (Signature)£14.95

                                            Tender lamb chops marinated with garlic, ground chilli, fennel & cream

                                            • Ajwaini Salmon Tikka (Signature)£14.95

                                              Scottish salmon chunks marinated with garlic, herbs & spices, yoghurt & lovage seeds

                                              • Tandoori Jhinga (Signature)£16.95

                                                Succulent king prawns marinated in yoghurt, carrom seeds, herbs & spices

                                                • Tandoori Mixed Grill (Signature)£18.95

                                                  Selection of Chicken Tandoori, Chicken Tikka, Seekh Kebab, Lamp Chop, Salmon Tikka & Tandoori Jhinga dishes

                                                  Chef's Specialities

                                                  • Kerala Prawn Moilee£17.95

                                                    King prawns cooked in coconut milk curry and flavoured with whole spices & curry leaves

                                                    • Nihari Lamb Shank£17.95

                                                      Slow cooked lamb shank in aromatic spiced yoghurt curry - a Mughlai recipe

                                                      • Gosht Hydrabadi£14.95

                                                        Lamb cubes cooked with curry leaves, onion, cream, coconut milk in a mild sauce

                                                        • Laal Mirch Gosht£14.95

                                                          Diced pieces of tender leg of lamb, tandoor cooked and tossed in onion, garlic, ginger, carrots, green peppers & poppy seeds

                                                          • Chettinad Pepper Chicken£14.95

                                                            South Indian style chicken curry cooked in onion, tomato gravy with black peppers finished with coconut milk

                                                            • Parsi Chicken Zardaloo£14.95

                                                              Medium spiced Parsi style chicken curry flavoured with dried apricot & topped up with straw potatoes

                                                              • Malwa Mango Chicken£14.95

                                                                Chicken cooked in mild, sweet mango sauce with almonds, coconut & cream

                                                                • Chicken Tikka Masala£14.95

                                                                  Barbecued chicken tossed in an exotic tomato sauce with a hint of fenugreek with almonds, coconut & cream

                                                                  • Shahi Butter Chicken£14.95

                                                                    Boneless chicken breast marinated in yoghurt, spices, almonds & cashews cooked in a creamy butter sauce

                                                                    • Pistachio Chicken Korma£14.95

                                                                      Boneless diced chicken breast cooked in a mild pistachio sauce with coconut, cream & fresh herbs

                                                                      • Paneer Tikka Lababdar£14.95

                                                                        Chargrilled cottage cheese cooked in a creamy onion sauce with green herbs, almonds & cashews

                                                                        Traditional Curries

                                                                        • Karahi King Prawn (Med) (Signature)£16.95

                                                                          King prawns cooked in rich Kashmiri sauce made with tomatoes, peppers, ginger & lime

                                                                          • King Prawn Bhuna (Med) (Signature)£16.95

                                                                            King prawns tossed in garlic, peppers, fresh coriander with special herbs & spices

                                                                            • King Prawn Masala (Mild) (Signature)£16.95

                                                                              Marinated king prawn charcoal grilled, served in a house-made sauce with herbs & spices, almonds & coconut

                                                                              • King Prawn Saagwala£16.95

                                                                                Spinach cooked with king prawn in a light sauce with fresh herbs & spices

                                                                                • Kashmiri Roghan Josh (Med)£12.95

                                                                                  Lamb cooked with glazed tomato, green herbs & Kashmiri ground spices

                                                                                  • Lamb Madras / Vindaloo (Hot / V. Hot)£12.95

                                                                                    Lamb cooked in fairly hot onion & tomato-based sauce with coriander & green peppers

                                                                                    • Saag Gosht£12.95

                                                                                      Spinach cooked with tender lamb in a light sauce with fresh herbs & spices

                                                                                      • Lamb Do Pyaza£12.95

                                                                                        Diced pieces of tender lamb cooked with onion roundlets, mixed peppers & green herbs

                                                                                        • Chicken Tikka Bhuna (Med)£12.95

                                                                                          Boneless chicken breast marinated in mild spices, grilled in tandoor, cooked with tomatoes, onions & herbs

                                                                                          • Chicken Madras / Vindaloo (Hot / V. Hot)£12.95

                                                                                            Chicken cooked in fairly hot onion & tomato-based sauce with coriander & green peppers

                                                                                            • Chicken Jalfrezi (Med)£12.95

                                                                                              Exotic hot chicken prepared in aromatic spices with capsicum, green chillies & fresh herbs

                                                                                              Dum Biryani Dishes

                                                                                              Saffron infused Basmati rice, spiced with garam masala, fragranced with Kewra water served with raita

                                                                                              • King Prawn Biryani£17.95

                                                                                                • Chicken Biryani£15.95

                                                                                                  • Lamb Biryani£15.95

                                                                                                    • Vegetable Biryani£12.95

                                                                                                      Vegetable Dishes

                                                                                                      Side Dish £6.95 / Main Dish £10.95

                                                                                                      • Mixed Vegetable Salan

                                                                                                        Fresh vegetables cooked together in spices & herbs in a rich semi-dry sauce

                                                                                                        • Bhindi Shimla Mirch

                                                                                                          Fresh okra sautéed with onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, mixed with herbs & spices

                                                                                                          • Bombay Aloo

                                                                                                            Sautéed potatoes cooked in coriander and tomato sauce with cardamom flavour

                                                                                                            • Aloo Gobi / Saag Aloo

                                                                                                              Fresh cauliflower or spinach cooked with sauté potatoes, onion, tomatoes, coriander & fine spices

                                                                                                              • Chana Masala

                                                                                                                Chickpeas cooked with ginger, garlic, coriander & fresh herbs

                                                                                                                • Tarka Dall

                                                                                                                  Medley of yellow lentils cooked with garlic, herbs & spices

                                                                                                                  • Saag Bhaji / Mushroom Bhaji

                                                                                                                    Fresh spinach cooked with herbs & spices or sliced button mushrooms cooked with garlic, ginger, onion, herbs & spices

                                                                                                                    • Saag Paneer

                                                                                                                      Fresh spinach cooked with cottage cheese and herbs & spices

                                                                                                                      Breads

                                                                                                                      • Naan£4.00

                                                                                                                        Tandoori-baked bread made from refined leavened flour, enriched with butter & milk

                                                                                                                        • Garlic Naan / Cheese Naan / Chilli Naan£4.50

                                                                                                                          Unleavened bread flavoured with garlic, cheese or chilli

                                                                                                                          • Keema Naan / Peshawari Naan£4.50

                                                                                                                            Stuffed with mince lamb/Dry fruits & coconut

                                                                                                                            • Lachcha Paratha£4.50

                                                                                                                              Flaky bread enriched with butter & cooked in tandoor

                                                                                                                              • Tandoori Roti£3.50

                                                                                                                                Whole wheat bread cooked in tandoor

                                                                                                                                Rice

                                                                                                                                • Steamed Basmati Rice£4.00

                                                                                                                                  • Saffron Pilau Rice£4.50

                                                                                                                                    Saffron infused Basmati rice

                                                                                                                                    • Peas / Mushroom Rice£5.50

                                                                                                                                      Saffron infused Basmati rice with peas or mushrooms

                                                                                                                                      • Vegetable Rice£5.50

                                                                                                                                        Saffron infused Basmati rice cooked with fresh vegetables

                                                                                                                                        • Lemon Rice£5.95

                                                                                                                                          Basmati rice infused with fresh lemon, fragrant curry leaves, special seasonings & cashew nuts

                                                                                                                                          Accompaniments

                                                                                                                                          • Green Salad£4.95

                                                                                                                                            Cherry tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce & red onions

                                                                                                                                            • Raita£4.50

                                                                                                                                              Mildly spiced yoghurt with chopped cucumber, potatoes, tomatoes & toasted cumin

                                                                                                                                              • Dhaba Onion Salad£3.00

                                                                                                                                                Red onion rings with green chillies & lemon wedges

                                                                                                                                                • Papadums (Crisp Indian Flatbread-Cracker, Plain or Spiced)£1.75

                                                                                                                                                  Served with sweet mango chutney, mixed pickle, mint yoghurt & onion salad

                                                                                                                                                  Last updated: February 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  What 206 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                                  4.3
                                                                                                                                                  4.3 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                  • 4.5Food
                                                                                                                                                  • 4.2Service
                                                                                                                                                  • 4.2Ambience
                                                                                                                                                  • 4Value

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                                                                                                                                                    KjellM

                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    A place to return to, a returning customer recommending this place

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                                                                                                                                                    ValeriaP

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                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    Amazing experience altogether. Food was delicious, service excellent and great environment!

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                                                                                                                                                    SALLYT

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                    We went for our anniversary and had a fab evening the staff were great very helpful and friendly will definitely go again next time we are in that part of London

                                                                                                                                                  4. VT

                                                                                                                                                    VassilisT

                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    Top quality food!!! Excellent service!!!

                                                                                                                                                  5. UM

                                                                                                                                                    UncleMarty

                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                    High quality food - thanks

                                                                                                                                                  6. KW

                                                                                                                                                    KathyW

                                                                                                                                                    E. Tennessee

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    This was our 4th time to eat at Light of India over about 10 years. We like the elegant atmosphere and the very attentive service. We had a table by the front window, a little more private than some others. We'll definitely be back again.

                                                                                                                                                  7. RD

                                                                                                                                                    RajD

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    2.0

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                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                    overall2food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                    Absurdly over priced and very small portions for the price charged. Would not recommend

                                                                                                                                                  8. AL

                                                                                                                                                    AdamL

                                                                                                                                                    Oxford

                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                    overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                    We had the pre-theatre menus of two courses, the combinations being Chicken tikka / Butter chicken and Seekh kebab / Paneer makhani To my personal taste, they were slightly lacking in chilli, but in regard to flavour they were otherwise faultless. All parts tasted excellent, I just wish there was a lot more. For anyone who has an inkling for more than a large snack before the theatre, refer to the main menu. We ended up visiting a takeaway after the theatre due to the portion size. TL:DR: Excellent flavours, wonderful textures, but go to the main menu if you want to avoid hunger later

                                                                                                                                                  9. LK

                                                                                                                                                    LondonerK

                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                    Good food, staff friendly and nice clean environment.

                                                                                                                                                  10. CK

                                                                                                                                                    CKemp

                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 8, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                    Food was good but service a bit on the slow side.

                                                                                                                                                  11. OT

                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                    overall1food2service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                    We arrived for an 8pm booking and having waited to order drinks and poppadoms the order was not placed. Someone can to our table at 9pm!!! The order was taken again together with the food order. Our drinks still not arrived for a very long time. They had no gin at the bar so had to fetch a bottle and eventually brought us our drinks which we were not charged for. Our food eventually arrived after 9:30pm. Many people who arrived before us had been served but the staff were very incompetent at checking on their customers. There was also some argument between staff regarding our orders. The management was also weak in this regard and should have taken much better care of the situation. Th food itself was certainly below average. A prawn starter had 2 prawns!!!! Main courses were dreadful. Arguably one of the worse Indian restaurants I have been to. The interior deco was very vibrant. Will never set foot in there again-do not go!!!

                                                                                                                                                  12. FS

                                                                                                                                                    FerdyS

                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    The food was very nice, great service. The staf was super nice

                                                                                                                                                  13. R

                                                                                                                                                    Rolo

                                                                                                                                                    Yorkshire

                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                    I ate at 16:30 on a Friday so probably not the best time to give a proper review as I was the only diner for most of my stay. I had Mulligatawny Soup which was superb, followed by the Peshwari Chops which I would rate as very good. All in all an excellent meal in very nice surroundings.

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                                                                                                                                                    Umberto

                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                    Staff good and available to suggest dishes and drinks. I found the bill a bit expensive but this is London… Anyhow I’d return for a other dinners once back to London

                                                                                                                                                  15. OT

                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    Great dining experience as always

                                                                                                                                                  16. AR

                                                                                                                                                    AlisonR

                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                    overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                    Restaurant was crowded. Tables were very close together. Food was average but presented well. Service was particularly attentive and quite slow. We had to ask for cutlery and a side plate. Food was expensive imo.

                                                                                                                                                  17. RT

                                                                                                                                                    RashidT

                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                                    overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                    Not really sure about this place, as it was below standard. Initially based on location perhaps I was expecting better. The worn out carpets and the staff ruined the whole experience not to mention the food tasting weird. I love Indian food but was left feeling very disappointed. Won’t be going back.

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                                                                                                                                                    TimR

                                                                                                                                                    Vancouver

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                    Excellent food in a quaint restaurant . We will be back!

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                                                                                                                                                    MarkB

                                                                                                                                                    Brighton

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                    Popped in for a meal as it was just a few yards from our hotel and we were exhausted from visiting the museums locally during the day. Very welcoming, service was spot on, nice little touches. He 2 curries, both very nice, would recommend.

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                                                                                                                                                    AlciL

                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                    13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                    13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                    Save for Tarka Dal, food was fair. Service was attentive and dining room is cozy. Location superb

                                                                                                                                                  21. PL

                                                                                                                                                    PedroL

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    Really good food, service and good ambience, recommend.

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                                                                                                                                                    Deblas

                                                                                                                                                    Oxford

                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 13, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                    We chose it because of proximity to Royal Albert Hall, a short walk away. It was a wet night so lovely to get inside very welcoming and attentive but plenty of time to make choices. The three seafood starter was sublime, presented well and delivering on flavour. The king prawns were big and succulent as was the chicken in the Balti dish. We will definitely return.

                                                                                                                                                  23. C

                                                                                                                                                    Cranky

                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                    overall3food5service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                    Took long to take orders, but food was great once it came out. 10/10

                                                                                                                                                  24. CH

                                                                                                                                                    ChrisH

                                                                                                                                                    Shropshire

                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                    Our family enjoyed delicious food and very friendly, attentive service. The meal was outstanding - full of flavour and beautifully presented. This is high level Indian cuisine and there are some really interesting dishes and chef's specials. We were staying at the adjoining Montana Hotel, which has the same owners (also excellent) and received a 15% discount on our meal as residents. Thoroughly recommend.

                                                                                                                                                  25. M

                                                                                                                                                    Mazzwr

                                                                                                                                                    Kent

                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on January 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    Very friendly and welcoming. Attentive without being intrusive. Good menu and portion size.

                                                                                                                                                  26. s

                                                                                                                                                    skham

                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on January 21, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                    We tried the tasting menu that had a good variety of food. The service could have been better as we waited 20 minutes for our bill after asking multiple times. The chicken was coated in cheese which we didn’t realise as my partner doesn’t eat cheese but apart from that was good food and compared to other tasting menus was decent value for money. They have put their prices up compared to what is online so just a warning. Was a bit busy inside and group at end very loud and as small restaurant wasn’t ideal but we were able to get a table in the corner so not too bad. Overall was ok

                                                                                                                                                  27. LM

                                                                                                                                                    LynseyM

                                                                                                                                                    Shropshire

                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on January 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    The best Indian meal we’ve ever had! The food was exquisite, amazing flavours and presented beautifully! The service was first class. Would really recommend the tasting menu it was divine!

                                                                                                                                                  28. OT

                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                    Gloucestershire

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on January 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    Food was delicious would definitely recommend this place all staff very friendly defo would come back

                                                                                                                                                  29. OT

                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                    Kent

                                                                                                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on January 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                    Part of Hotrl Montana where we were staying is Light of India. We reserved a table for for pre theatre dinner. The starter was superb and mains excellent. Only thing is mains came on tray with small bowls and Nan bread. We wernt sure whether to eat with our fingers or put on small plates. Minor problem though as whole experience was vefy good. Def recommend a meal here!

                                                                                                                                                  30. OT

                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                    Toronto

                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 31, 2021

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    Nye great food and service

                                                                                                                                                  31. J

                                                                                                                                                    Jane

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 31, 2021

                                                                                                                                                    overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                    The food was nice but fast service and cold server

                                                                                                                                                  32. MP

                                                                                                                                                    MissP

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 26, 2021

                                                                                                                                                    overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                    Far too pricey and portion sizes were extremely small. Customer service was appalling and the staff didn’t provide any form of hospitality.

                                                                                                                                                  33. MS

                                                                                                                                                    ModestaS

                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 25, 2021

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    Tasty food and nice service. The service charge is added to the bill,but when paying there is question on card reader ”would you like to add the tip?”.That is not nice practice.

                                                                                                                                                  34. OT

                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 22, 2021

                                                                                                                                                    overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                    The food was really good but the service whilst efficient was lacking something

                                                                                                                                                  35. EM

                                                                                                                                                    ElaineM

                                                                                                                                                    Yorkshire

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 16, 2021

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    Our meal was amazing and all the staff very friendly Thank you so much

                                                                                                                                                  36. OT

                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 13, 2021

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    Being travelers from California we were really looking forward to authentic Indian food in London. The light of India did not disappoint. Not only was the food wonderfully delicious the staff was charming and courteous and the restaurant itself is absolutely beautiful. I would recommend to anyone wanting an authentic Indian Experience in this beautiful city

                                                                                                                                                  37. G

                                                                                                                                                    Glebe

                                                                                                                                                    Buckinghamshire

                                                                                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on November 27, 2021

                                                                                                                                                    overall3food4service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                                    The food and service was fine, but i had booked a table for our Anniversary, which was stated on the booking. We were squashed in the middle of tables and could hear conversations next to us. After one and a half hours our bill was given to us as they said others were waiting for a table. The restaurant staff didn’t acknowledge our special evening, therefore would not recommend for a special occasion. Very good if you want a quick rushed meal.

                                                                                                                                                  38. OT

                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on November 26, 2021

                                                                                                                                                    overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                    On first impressions the restaurant is very nice and impressive from the outside. Dining room was clean albeit a bit cramped. Using the tastecard I was informed that we had to have two courses which caused some confusion as there were no conditions that I was aware of. Food was a little slow, quite a wait between poppadoms and main courses. Service was however poor, struggled to get anyones attention when wanting extra drinks or the bill even though there wasn’t many diners. Food quality was good with the Salmon main being a highlight. However we thought it’s a little pricey with sides at £6.95 each

                                                                                                                                                  39. SJ

                                                                                                                                                    StuartJ

                                                                                                                                                    Atlanta

                                                                                                                                                    15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                    15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on November 24, 2021

                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                    Great food and service. Would recommend. If you are wanting great curry this is the place.

                                                                                                                                                  40. DD

                                                                                                                                                    DowntownDiner

                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                    27 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                    27 reviews

                                                                                                                                                    Dined on November 24, 2021

                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                    Wonderful meal, attentive staff!

                                                                                                                                                  Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                                  • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                                    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                                    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                                    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                                                                                                                    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                                    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                                                    • Contactless payment available
                                                                                                                                                  • Physical distancing

                                                                                                                                                    • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                                                                                    • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                                                                                    • Extra space between tables
                                                                                                                                                  • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                                                    • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                                                                                  • Screening

                                                                                                                                                    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                                                  FAQs

                                                                                                                                                  Light Of India does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Light Of India also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7584 7654.

                                                                                                                                                  Light Of India is rated 4.3 stars by 206 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                                                  Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                                                  Google Map for Light Of India

                                                                                                                                                  67/69 Gloucester Road London, SW7 4PG

                                                                                                                                                  Additional information

                                                                                                                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                    Kensington

                                                                                                                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                    Daily 12:00 pm–10:30 pm

                                                                                                                                                  • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                    Indian

                                                                                                                                                  • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                    Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                                                  • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                    Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                  • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                    Street Parking

                                                                                                                                                  • Public transit

                                                                                                                                                    2 minutes walk from Gloucester Road Underground Station.

                                                                                                                                                  • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                  • Additional

                                                                                                                                                    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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