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The Empress

) #718 of 18,131 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ Indian, Asian,
141 Leman Street, London E1 8EY, England
+44 20 7265 0745
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
141 Leman Street, London E1 8EY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like most of us we have eaten in a lot of Indian/ Bangladesh restaurants Having made the mistake of going to brick lane on our first night of our holiday we found this little gem on TripAdvisor 2 of our family are vegetarian so we...More

Thank Rebecca G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love the Empress. I don't live so often in London these days, so dining here is a rare treat. Friendly service, outstanding food and really good value for money. I highly recommend the duck dishes amongst some of the highlights which are definitely not...More

1  Thank JmCrawley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely experience here. Came for a takeaway and from the moment you enter the place, you're greeted warmly with smiles, asked to sit and given a menu. My food was ready quickly, within 10 minutes, and packed with flavour. It's good food at...More

Thank sharingsheep
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Indian favourite never fails to please. The food is always excellent with an authentic extensive menu using great ingredients. The portions are generous and well presented by helpful and efficient staff. Probably the best Indian I've visited in London.

Thank rosebayfind
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is just plainly fantastic. Great food, really good prices. Cannot recommend it highly enough.

Thank Steve O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived 30 minutes early on a Monday night and the place was full! Very good manager fitted us in. Food was excellent - special mixed starter, a chicken masala dish and a chicken dish with mangoes way above your average Indian. Despite being 2...More

Thank southboundchris
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Does what it says on the tin: Probably the best Indian restaurant in town. The food was excellent and the service was not just friendly but very engaging - it made an occasion out of the evening. The menu covers a wide area of a...More

1  Thank LondonUKjohnW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Empress offers a wide variety of traditional curry dishes. Generous and tasty dishes accompanied with a good selection of suitable wines and beers. As I am partial to the spicier variations I was pleased to taste that the Phal was up to heat, fresh...More

Thank FSNorway
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a small restaurant but the food is large on taste!!!!! Our server "Bob" was wonderful and treated us like royalty.

Thank BigPickle
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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Best Indian food I've ever had. Service and ambiance is top notch as well. Charlie is a great server and very friendly. He's the reason this is 5 stars!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Eat like a local, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141 Leman Street, London E1 8EY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Whitechapel
  • Neighbourhood: Whitechapel
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7265 0745
Come and experience fine dining in one of the best Indian restaurant near Tower Bridge, London. The Empress Indian restaurant offers you a superb range of great tasting Indian food with a modern twist in comfortable, contemporary and a stylish surrounding. Our restaurant is situated walking distance from Tower Bridge. Our aim is as it always has been, to give all our guests the best possible dining experience from start to finish. Our latest menu has a larger array of new choices of delicious authentic Indian dishes, that has been cooked selected to delight your taste buds.With Our fresh and fabulous signature dishes, The Empress has already become hot favourite in the heart of East London.
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