If you have ever been lucky enough to visit India or know anyone who has been, you will know about the traditional Indian meals they create; all with their own local twist.
So if you would like a taste of India in London, then find Michelin’s pick of the best Indian restaurants.
Amaya is an upmarket and stylish Indian restaurant serving authentic meals using the freshest ingredients. Amaya offers a wine list that complements the flavours of the meals.
Halkin Arcade, Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London, SW1X 8JT
(020) 7823 1166
Babur is an Indian takeaway offering a range of classic dishes and house specials.
443 Brockley Road, Brockley, London, SE4 2BY
(020) 8291 4314
Berkeley Square's Benares Restaurant and Bar offers top notch Indian dining in its refined Mayfair surroundings. The venue also boasts a chefs table that can accommodate six diners, the area also features glass walls in which to watch the chefs prepare your meal.
12a Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, W1J 6BS
(020) 7629 8886
When you walk into Bombay Brasserie you will be struck by the flamboyant decoration which gives this restaurant an energetic yet comfortable atmosphere. The menu at Bombay Brasserie offers a mix of dishes from Punjab, Kerala and Goa, all of which are prepared by chefs who originate from India.
140 Courtfield Close, Courtfield Road, Kensington, London, SW7 4QH
(020) 7370 4040
Cafe Spice Namaste offers a wide variety of authentic Indian dishes to eat in or takeaway from its Whitechapel location. A selection of champagnes and world wines are available to compliment your meal.
16 Prescot Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 8AZ
(020) 7488 9242
Chakra is an Indian restaurant opened by Andy Varma. The menu at Chakra includes a range of classic favourites as well as signature dishes.
33c Holland Street, Kensington, London, W8 4LX
(020) 7229 2115
Chutney Mary offers a gourmet trail of regional Indian cuisine in one of London's most glamorous settings. A mix of colourful Indian silk mirrored walls, handmade teak furniture and one hundred twinkling candelabras make it a destination of fantasy.
73 St James's Street, St. James's, London, SW1A 1PH
The menu offers traditional and modern Indian cuisine. The wine list comprises more than 100 carefully matched selections.
(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
Cinnamon Culture is a contemporary Indian restaurant that offers traditional dishes. The restaurant also has a large garden that has an area with a grill which makes it an ideal option for alfresco dining in clement weather.
46 Plaistow Lane, Bromley, London, BR1 3PA
(020) 8289 0322
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
Dishoom is a nod to Bombay's old cafes that originally opened in the early 20th century. The menu is inspired by India’s street food and includes dishes such as roti wraps, grilled kebabs and curry of the day. The friendly atmosphere makes Dishoom an ideal choice for a working lunch or dinner with friends or family.
St Martins Courtyard, 12 Upper St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9FB
(020) 7420 9320
Gymkhana Mayfair has a grand interior that reflects the magnificent gymkhana clubs of Colonial India. The restaurant offers modern Indian dishes with tandoor oven and sigri charcoal dishes as specialities. Gymkhana Mayfair has a unique choice of drinks with a selection from the Indian subcontinent.
42 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4JH
(020) 3011 5900
44-46 Belsize Lane, NW3 5AR
(020) 7433 1147
Indian Essence sees Michelin starred chef, Atul Kochher deliver a variety of innovative Indian dishes served within a stylish setting in Petts Wood. To complement your meal, Indian Essence has a carefully sourced wine list and exciting cocktails available.
176-178 Petts Wood Road, Petts Wood, Kent, BR5 1LG
Indian Zilla is the third restaurant from Manoj Vasaikar and offers authentic Indian food in Barnes.
2-3 Rocks Lane, Barnes, London, SW13 0DB
(020) 8878 3989
With an emphasis on simple flavours contributing toward sensational dishes, Indian Zing is a must for those who appreciate the very finest Indian cuisine.
236 Kings Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 ORF
(020) 8748 5959
Kennington Tandoori is a stylish restaurant offering a more modern style of cooking in their dishes. Menu highlights at Kennington Tandoori include paneer shashlik; the KT mixed grill; and monsuri murgh.
313 Kennington Road, Kennington, London, SE11 4QE
(020) 7735 9247
A popular spot with the locals, Malabar is an upmarket Indian restaurant, serving a variety of authentic dishes.
27 Uxbridge Street, Notting Hill Gate, London, W8 7TQ
(020) 7727 8800
Masala Grill is a fine dining restaurant on Chelsea's King's Road. Masala Grill offers authentic Indian cuisine that takes inspiration from India's street food, home-cooking and grill favourites.
535 King's Road, Chelsea, London, SW10 0SZ
(020) 7351 7788
Brought to you by the same people who created Mint Leaf Restaurant and Bar in Haymarket, Mint Leaf Lounge and Restaurant serves authentic yet innovative light Indian food and an impressive range of drinks at the stunning bar, including five hundred spirits and over a thousand cocktails.
Angel Court, Bank, London, EC2R 7HB
(020) 7600 0992