5 of the best curry houses in London

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10 October 2017 | Location

The UK celebrates National Curry Week from 9th to 15th October. Mark the occasion with a visit to one of these top curry houses in the capital.

 

Brilliant

Enjoying legendary status among Londoners, this family-run establishment in Southall has been serving top notch curries for more than 40 years.

The glitzy 220-seat restaurant offers a mouthwatering range of authentic North Indian Punjabi food infused with Kenyan influences.

Brilliant also has an impressive range of 6 own-made chutneys.

Train: Southall

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Gymkhana

With its retro ceiling fans, slatted oak ceiling and cut-glass wall lamps from Jaipur, Gymkhana has the look and feel of an Indian colonial club.

This restaurant on Albermarle Street is the latest venture by patron chef Karam Sethi.

Gymkhana serves classic and contemporary Michelin-starred Indian cuisine, with a strong focus on chatpatta and boldly spiced sharing dishes.

Tube: Green Park

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Tayyabs         

This huge and cheerfully cheap curry house on Fieldgate Street serves aromatic, spicy dishes in a no-frills contemporary interior.

Established in 1972, Tayyabs has a menu brimming with rich dhals, slow-cooked curries and North Indian staples.

Check out the daily specials and remember to BYO. 

Tube: Aldgate East

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Needoo Grill

Opened in 2009 by a former Tayyabs manager, Needoo Grill serves up a range of delectable dishes, from biryanis, Haleem and nihari to curries, kebabs and tikkas.

Located on New Road, the restaurant is housed in modern air-conditioned premises with an open kitchen and large screen showing Bollywood and Lollywood music.

Like Tayyabs, Needoo Grill is unlicensed and BYO.

Tube: Aldgate East

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Booma

Located on Brixton Road, Booma is a modern curry house with an open kitchen and a few beer taps built into a small wall.

The restaurant has a 2-part menu with Indian small plates on one side and beers and cider on the other.

By pairing delicious beer with aromatic Indian dishes, Booma aims to create a new and thought-provoking food experience.

Tube: Brixton

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