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The Empress

#412 of 18,274 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%
Travellers talk about
“chilli vodka” (19 reviews)
“poppadoms” (32 reviews)
“curry” (40 reviews)
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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 2 days ago via mobile

We visited here on a recent visit to Whitechapel. We staff there were very attentive although on occasion I though they were trying to hurry us along. I had some great onion bajis to start with and a very tasty chicken dopiaza. My friend gad...More

Thank cymrobangor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here tonight for dinner, hotel recommended, food was great and didn't have to wait for ages, staff very pleasant would definitely go back

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A cracking restaurant with a good menu, very reasonably priced for central London. Staff all great especially Foz who will inevitably introduce you to his famous complimentary chilli vodka :-O

Thank William W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely some of the best Indian restaraunts I've eaten in in London but felt it was over priced. Had to pay for popadoms and dips which elsewhere would be on the house. Waiters friendly and attentive. Special lamb buhna was the highlight.

Thank James O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to this restaurant after being recommended by the locals in the pub next door Food was absolutely fantastic Cooked to perfection taking into consideration all our dietary requirements Service was fast but pleasant This Place is very busy even on a cold Monday night...More

Thank osgilem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely dinner with lovely staff. Very pleasant atmosphere and great naan. The butter chicken was really nice Thank you :)

Thank Sophie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty food and great service (if not the quickest) with a personable smile. Would definitely come back.

Thank James A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food Great front of house Friendly and efficient service good value for money Highly recommended

Thank Abdul J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there on saturday 27th and absolutely loved it food was amazing cooked to perfection and staff were very friendly

Thank jblood365
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Foz. The man. The truth. The legend. (That’s what she said). Overall unbelievable experience, 10/10 would recommend to everyone that even decide on getting Indian food and is in the area. Come and finish off your night with some fantastic waitstaff and chilli vodka!

Thank Kevin G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
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5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
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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