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Mala Restaurant

St Katharine 2 Marble Quay, London E1W 1UH, England
+44 20 7480 6356
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“thali” (43 reviews)
“curry” (44 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
St Katharine 2 Marble Quay, London E1W 1UH, England
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1 - 10 of 643 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Been several times before. Never again. Service great food cold and sub standard. Told waitress to take tip off the bill - gave her 40 cash (bill 400 for four of us though we did have nice wine). The manager or owner came over and...More

Thank JanDLondon
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard a lot about this restaurant as it is advertised a lot on LBC, so my expectations were high. I ordered the whole fresh sea bass rubbed with tandoori spices and baked in the clay oven accompanied with spiced potato wedges, and an...More

Thank Lauren D
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I arranged to meet friends for dinner and my husband had been here before so chose this to be our venue. Compared to the nearby venues of Brick Lane this looked a lot more upmarket but as far as Indian food is...More

Thank Samantha E
Reviewed 1 week ago

There's no doubt that if you're shown to a window table on the higher level this restaurant has something good to offer those who like an urban view with their meal. The location is Rolls Royce. But the majority of people go to restaurants for...More

Thank insight944
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very nice evening and enjoyed our curry. Atmosphere was good all in all very nice. My only complaint was that my dish was meant to be medium hot but actually were not hot at all. still very tasteful but that was a slight...More

1  Thank fraserstewart
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had visitors from Canada and we were being tourists in London. After a visit to the Tower of London the said they wanted to have a curry. We have been here before so had a walk round St Katherine's dock and managed to get...More

1  Thank barry2200
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly waiters, lovely decor, but my main was a little dry for me. Starter: Murgh Farcha - Julienne chicken coated in spiced breadcrumbs with a green chili soy vinegar dip! Highly recommend. Zingy with a bit of spice YUM! [I'm not the best with really...More

1  Thank TravelWithKel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Group of 4 work colleagues who popped in whilst staying in London. Great location, very nice food (I had a very tasty lamb 'medium' curry which was very tasty) and made to feel very welcome by owner who took our order.

1  Thank rr_wallace
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to eat at Mala yesterday evening and as a vegetarian ordered a vegetable byriani. The food looked great however when taking my first bite I realised that I had bitten into meat. When I questioned the waiter he said 'oh that's lamb' and...More

Thank sydkneenash
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on two nights during our recent visit to London. We were a group of 8.) It is within walking distance of The Tower Bridge. Service was excellent/ prompt, polite. Food (I am not an expert on Indian food) but we enjoyed the...More

1  Thank RITA E B
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Adam A
Is the food halal?
24 February 2017|
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Response from Vinnie_Sandhu | Property representative |
Hi Adam. Mala Restaurant is not a certified Halal restaurant. Mala Restaurant is a Punjabi, Sikh owned restaurant serving traditional Punjabi cuisine for over 30 years However should you want Halal we can certainly... More
Paula M
Suggested attire?
18 January 2016|
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Response from sukhpal a | Reviewed this property |
no restrictions on dress code. I dress smart casual to feel good and to enjoy the ambience .
Aaron B
The atmosphere on a Saturday any good??
18 October 2015|
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Response from lalita g | Reviewed this property |
The atmosphere and ambience is good provided there is no big party crowd.so make sure before you book.good luck
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$72
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Katharine 2 Marble Quay, London E1W 1UH, England
  • Public Transportation: (NEAREST TUBE:TOWER HILL:DISTRICT & CIRCLE LINE) (C2C: Fenchurch Street) (DLR:Tower Gateway) (Bus 15,78)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7480 6356
  • E-mail
Situated in the heart of one of London's treasured hidden gems & finest tourist destination "St Katherine Docks Marina".

Serves traditional & contemporary Indian cuisine from North & South India, from Curries to Tandoori clay oven baked delights. including a delicious variaty of seafood dishes within our menu. And also a generous array of fine wines from all over the globe to compliment the diverse flavours of our cuisne.

With a seating capasity of 200, the ambience of our restaurant is welcoming and relaxing, surrounded with antiques, paintings & murials from historic palaces around India which gives you the atmospheric feeling that you are actually there. And adding to the ambience, the impressive and beautiful view of St Katherine Docks marina can be seen from any where in the restaurant.