Diwali at London Restaurants
As the important Indian festival approaches once more, we have compiled a list of where to experience Diwali at London restaurants. A significant event in the Hinduist and Jainist calendar, Diwali celebrates the triumph of good over evil which is marked by the lighting of candles and lamps (and organised firework displays) hence the Western translation, 'Festival of Lights'. Enjoy Diwali at London restaurants this year and embrace the spirit of the festival, sampling some Indian delights along the way.
Rubens at The Palace Hotel, 39 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London, SW1W 0PS
(020) 7834 6600
The Leopard Bar within the Rubens at the Palace Hotel is an impressive bar serving over 200 whiskies and 30 Champagnes against a backdrop of live jazz music.
Complete with sumptuous brown leather deep buttoned sofas, glass whisky display cabinets and antique pinewood walls by English panelling specialists Hallidays, the interior offers a spacious yet intimate 35 covers, while outdoor seating provides a palace-side view on warm summer evenings.
- Join a talented team of experts to guide you on a tour
- of innovative & exciting whiskies from around the world
- Each whisky voyage is accompanied by a platter
- inc cheeses & chocolate truffles - all for £49.50pp
- Available from 5:30pm-9:30pm
More Diwali at London Restaurants
Michelin-starred Amaya provides a traditional Diwali tasting menu for this years Festival of Light.
Halkin Arcade, Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London, SW1X 8JT
(020) 7823 1166
For the entire Diwali month (1-31st October), Michelin star Chef Atul Kochhar is celebrating Diwali with an unforgettable Tasting Menu that marries his own cultural traditions with the finest seasonal ingredients the UK has to offer. Expect exquisite ingredients cooked stunningly well.
12a Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, W1J 6BS
(020) 7629 8886
British-born Indian Cookery Writer and Broadcaster Vicky Bhogal is teaming up with Bluebird’s Executive Chef, Simon Gregory, to celebrate Diwali with a feast for all the senses at the iconic Chelsea restaurant. The evening will feature a demonstration by Vicky of treats from her recently released cult cookery book, Cooking Like Mummyji, a Q&A with her and Simon and a lavish banquet fit for a Punjabi prince or princess.
350 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5UU
(020) 7559 1000
16 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4HW
(020) 7629 9802
73 St James's Street, St. James's, London, SW1A 1PH
(020) 7629 6688
Fine Indian food in sleek surroundings, The Cinnamon Club is a must for fans of fine dining. Their menu is packed full of innovative dishes using a mixture of modern and traditional techniques and produce that will simply blow your mind.
The Old Westminster Library, 30-32 Great Smith Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3BU
(020) 3281 7625
From the people behind Westminster's highly successful Cinnamon Club comes Cinnamon Kitchen, which offers a more informal dining experience than its sister venue without compromising on service or quality. The restaurant features London's first Indian grill and tandoor bar where guests can enjoy a unique dining experience bordering on the theatrical.
9 Devonshire Square, The City, London, EC2M 4YL
(020) 3281 7621
On 19th October, Dalloway Terrace will pay tribute to Diwali, a celebration in the Northern Hemisphere known as the Festival of Lights. This year, the festival has been inspired by ‘Independence’ giving Dalloway Terrace the perfect opportunity to collaborate with Mira Manek to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence.
The Bloomsbury, 16-22 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 3NN
(020) 7347 1222
Michelin-starred Indian restaurant Gymkhana in Mayfair will be celebrating Diwali, the Hindu festival of light, from Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st October with feasting menus and late-night festivities to include card games, world-class cocktails and an exclusive bar menu.
42 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4JH
(020) 3011 5900
Trishna London is the sister restaurant of the extremely successful Trishna Mumbai and offers a menu of speciality Indian seafood dishes created by their celebrated Head Chef, Karam Sethi. Trishna also boasts the acclaimed Sunaina Sethi as Head Sommelier.
15-17 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 3DG
(020) 7935 5624
Nearly 80 years old, Veeraswamy has lost none of its appeal. By uniting traditional Indian dishes with modern and innovative alternatives, Veeraswamy continues to attract customers from all over London.
Mezzanine Floor, Victory House, 99-101 Regent Street, Piccadilly, London, W1B 4RS
(020) 7734 1401