Strand Tandoori

3.9
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£25 and under
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Indian
Located in Heart of Covent Garden London, only few minutes from the station. Strand Tandoori Restaurant is an Indian and Bangladeshi restaurant. It has established in 1978 and is proudly serving it's customers authentic food over 30 years. They are specialised in Tandoori dishes as well as numerous different curries, and Balti.
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3.9based on recent ratings
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3.8
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3.3
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BF
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very tasty delicious food, staff were very friendly, very plain looking interior but the food is well worth it

HK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Party of 4... great food and service... owner very nice!

PL
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The Chicken Vindaloo was SPICY! But delicious. Thank you.

PC
London
56 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Small and unassuming space that can get a little crowded resulting in tight quarters. Decent lamb but the prawn korma too sweet with tiny tasteless shrimp

IP
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Not a good experience. Booked 2 months in advance and was rewarded with a cramped table for 7 upstairs in a tiny room with 20 other diners and no ventilation. Food average.

IA
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we go every year around Christmas. We get excellent fast service, with a smile and no bother. A wide menu of Indian dishes, some very spicy. All round a good meal and not expensive.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Pretty average given it was mid Sat. Was surprised that this was in the Strand however the service quality pretty less than average.

S
London
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I walked in the restaurant, waiter welcomed me. I ordered Nawabi Lamb Masala which is lamb shank and it was really wonderful. Service was excellent waiters are very attentive and looked after me very. I recommend this restaurant very highly.

JB
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Really rude staff and small portions! Save your money and head to Brick Lane instead.

JO
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice as always we always come here when we come to London and always well looked after very friendly service even when they are packed with people and have always found us a table I highly recommend this restaurant and have told my friends about it ,
Many thanks James Owens

C
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff. The restaurant was extremely busy but nonetheless the staff were attentive and efficient. Lovely food, reasonably priced

CF
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food
Hole in wall
Good location
Butter chicken great

C
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Had a selection of foods as there was 6 of us and all of enjoyed what we had ordered. Service was good and friendly staff.

A
London
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely staff, great food for a good price, very happy!

IA
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Strand Tandoori is an old school Indian restaurant which is, in no way, a bad thing.
The food itself is excellent but some of the portions are rather small - oddly, the more expensive items.
Overall good though, as it's really central and a nice place to eat.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian food we’ve had in London.. tight seating but the food is phenomenal
Service is very personal
I think the one server was the owner and he picked a few items for us to try never steered us wrong
From the outside you might be skeptical since it’s kinda plain but go for it!

MH
London
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I've been visiting this classic curry house for decade's. It's a bit tired and doesn't advertise itself very well but once in and seated it's an outstanding 'no frills' curry house. Always ready to table a group after a night out.

r
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

There was quite a bit of a wait time considering the number of people in the restaurant, but the food was good once it arrived. Though the service was slow, the server was kind and friendly. The food was a little costly for what we got, but tasty nonetheless.

SS
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Great reviews on line. But I would say it was average - not good enough to go back.

RW
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My friends, visiting from France, and I had a wonderful dinner at Strand Tandoori - the service was excellent and the delicious meals arrived very promptly. I would thoroughly recommend as a quick go-to for a flavoursome curry in the West End!

IC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If it's good enough for Gary Lineker, it's good enough for me.

C
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Decent food, but we showed up at a bit after 10 after the theatre, booked for 10:30.
They didn't seem to be aware of our booking, seated us anyway, and tried their hardest to get us in and out as fast as possible so they could go home. We were there for a bit under 45 minutes in the end. We wanted a relatively fast meal, but the constant overbearing pressure overshadowed it all.
I've never felt so unwelcome in a restaurant.

AH
London
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

As per usual food very good, friendly waiters and reasonably priced. Excellent !!

DM
London
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Traditional curry house in the West End, has been around since the 70s, it’s pretty old-school but it’s got it where it counts. The place is rickety and noisy (good atmosphere though) but most importantly the food and service were good and the bill wasn’t too steep.

JC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food was acceptable, service was shocking, place was scruffy and grubby. Only survives because of its great location and its non reliance on repeat custom.

AH
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to the Strand Tandoori a few times now and the food is excellent, reasonably priced and the waiters are on hand to deal with your every needs. A great place to dine in and good location.

R
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience1

As expected it is a grimly decorated restaurant and service not that friendly but the food was good. An expensive area so expected the prices. The house wine I had was rough and didn’t agree with me. Close to the theatres so might go back if we can’t find an alternative.

SK
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience1

It was very chaotic when we arrived and we were told they were short staffed, never a good thing to hear when you have booked a restaurant for a pre theatre meal. We were shown to a table upstairs which was quieter than downstairs. However, they had a walk ie talkie on so it was like having a meal in a Police control room. I ( and other customers) asked at least 5 times if it could be switched off. White wine was not in the least bit chilled. The Aloo Chaat starter was very strange , a sort of watery potato curry. Waited ages for main course. It was ok. Vegetable Balti was ok if you like potato and onion, the main ingredients. As we were finishing our meal we heard the waiter tell the guy on the next table that their card machine was not working and that he would have to go down the road to get cash out. We did not have time so may friend, who I had invited to the restaurant ended up paying as he had cash. Avoid at all cost.

SW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Chaotic service, cold food. Would not go back. They included a service charge that was not deserved.

PC
London
56 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food prepared with care. Wonderful rich flavors. Restaurant is small it and filled up quickly. Good value and convenient for pre theatre

LH
Ayrshire
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Totally lacking in atmosphere and food just okay .

HW
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Indian food I have had so far. The flavours were amazing,Compliments to the chef.

PA
London
15 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience3

The staff were welcoming and friendly and the waiter remember one of the party from a previous visit . The food came out at the right pace and was cooked just right. However, the portion size this time around was smaller than my last visit. Apart from that we had an enjoyable experience.

T
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and service were very good.

B
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A business lunch. Unrushed service, quality food at a reasonable price for the location.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate here while traveling and before a show. We shared two chicken dishes (madras and tikka masala) and a vegetable side of aloo gobi with rice and nan. The food was great! Spiced and seasoned beautifully, you could taste the nuances in each dish. Believe them about the spice levels. This was my husband’s second experience with Indian food and he is now asking where we can get food like this in that States. We were accidentally marked no show for the the reservation, but otherwise perfect.

b
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a pre-theatre meal here and the food was very good. I find the British Indian restaurants better than the US Indian restaurants generally. This restaurant is not one of those "Indian Palace" places; just good, honest Indian food. Staff was excellent and it is good value for the price.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience2

They didn’t seem to know about our OpenTable reservation, but seated us right away. They were doing a very hectic pre-theatre business, but they managed to get our food to us on time. They were working at top speed! Food was good and freshly prepared.

K
London
13 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great authentic Indian cooking, love the prawn dhansak. Cosy indian restaurant with great central location.

B
London
43 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Lovely classic Indian meal, located centrally and easy to get to. Staff very friendly and chatty, felt like being in a local neighbourhood restaurant rather than just off Covent Garden.