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Amaya

15 Halkin Arcade | , Entrance on Lowndes Street, London SW1X 8JT, England
+44 20 7823 1166
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (84 reviews)
“pepper chicken” (17 reviews)
“biryani” (52 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 PM - 2:45 PM Hours
CUISINES
Grill, Healthy, Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
15 Halkin Arcade | , Entrance on Lowndes Street, London SW1X 8JT, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere - trendy without being pretentious. The food was very good indeed - smoked chicken tikka, chilli lamb chops and tandoori monkfish were highlights. Only weak of many was the broccoli - should have used tenderstem rather than “supermarket florets”. The wines were good...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went back for a lunch at this fantastic place, with no reservation. I was welcomed and seated comfortably at a nice table next to the kitchen where I could see the cooks preparing the meals. I had some chickens tandooris, nams, Basmati rice and a...More

Thank jmLondon845
Reviewed 4 days ago

I read somewhere that "A guest is a jewel in the setting of the hosts hospitality", and our experience at Amaya brought that back to mind. Amaya is a restaurant that specializes in grilled Indian small plates, if you have to give it a pigeon...More

Thank rfichera
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate tasting menu. Food was good - but I really expected more. I have visited several fine dining restaurants and have to rank this one quite low on my list. The service was - fast- so fast that they did not have time to...More

Thank Anne L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to have been invited by friends for lunch in the private dining room. They had prearranged a menu / wines to suit our differing palates / food tolerances. Service was faultless, decor elegant / fine dining style, food / wine simply delicious...More

Thank Sally123B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this restaurant as so many Indian restaurants in London. To be honest, in the past 2-3 years this restaurant in not anymore the same as previously. The dishes are overpriced and the value of the taste in not in line with the rating...More

1  Thank Lukluk1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An outstanding and classy Indian food outlet in the heart of London. Pricey and worth it. Avoid the wines if you can as French wines are not always the best accompaniment to spicy food, a good beer should do. Don't be tempted by their set...More

Thank Feroze B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this place expecting an Indian version of Hakassan, given the Michelin star factor. But we left pretty disappointed. Service was patchy and it was a Friday night. They just didn’t seem to have enough staff to tend all the tables. Wines were overpriced...More

1  Thank holidayrover77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely Sunday lunch today with the family and it has been a while since I have been. The service was first class and the cuisine top notch. Started with the chicken followed by some sea bass, broccoli and tiger prawns. We followed this...More

Thank HospitalityHarry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the restaurant with my family. Service is excellent. I like the food. We enjoyed very much. Particularly, chicken curry is highly recommended. The food is not that spicy and salty which I prefer. They bring additional spices to the table which are...More

Thank kurtul
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Akhtar M
9 June 2018|
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Response from Renaud S | Reviewed this property |
I would not bet on it.
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Lam N
13 June 2017|
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Response from patriciaDubai | Reviewed this property |
This is more like a "fusion" food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$66 - US$92
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
12:30 PM - 2:45 PM
6:00 PM - 10:45 PM
Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:45 PM
6:00 PM - 10:45 PM
Wednesday
12:30 PM - 2:45 PM
6:00 PM - 10:45 PM
Thursday
12:30 PM - 2:45 PM
6:00 PM - 10:45 PM
Friday
12:30 PM - 2:45 PM
6:00 PM - 10:45 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 10:45 PM
12:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Halkin Arcade | , Entrance on Lowndes Street, London SW1X 8JT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Belgravia
  • Neighbourhood: Belgravia
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7823 1166
  • E-mail
Description
Amaya is the sister fine dining restaurant of Chutney Mary and Veeraswamy. It focuses uniquely on sophisticated Indian grills, seasoned with subtle complex marinades. These are cooked in full view in a theatrical restaurant show kitchen It is a casual and joyous restaurant where people can relax and eat with their fingers if they wish. The real Indian food is designed to be shared and is served as it is prepared. There are no conventional first courses or main courses.Amaya achieved the rare distinction of winning the two most prestigious restaurant awards in the UK in the same year - The Tio Pepe ITV Awards for Best Restaurant as well as the Best New Restaurant. This is the first time either award has been awarded to a restaurant serving non - European food, let alone an Indian restaurant.In 2006, it also became one the very few Indian restaurants to be awarded a Star in any Michelin Red Guide.
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