Noor Jahan 2

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One of London’s classic curry houses, Noor Jahan 2 is located between Paddington and Lancaster Gate stations. Convenient and popular, this restaurant has attracted high-profile clientele such as Damien Hirst, Jeremy Clarkson and Tony Blair, and the unassuming blue and gold themed restaurant is famous for its punchy curries and friendly service. The lemon walls and slate-blue chairs and plush carpets add the upmarket atmosphere, and Noor Jahan 2 is often host to a number of business dinners and private celebrations. Highlights from the menu include the Tandoori lamb chops marinated in yoghurt, ginger, malt vinegar and royal cumin; the Achari chicken made with lemon juice, fennel, mustard seeds and red chillies; and the classic Goan fish curry made with coconut cream.
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KR
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service. Great food. Would definitely go back!

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Best Indian in London

MM
Stuttgart Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious.

D
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

excellent fresh food! we ate downstairs and it was quiet. service was very friendly!

L
Houston
50 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A lovely restaurant in a nice location. The food was good, but we've had better Indian food in the city and the choices for wine by the glass are very limited. Service was very good and if in that area we would return.

NE
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Several years ago we discovered this restaurant and loved it a lot. Last Saturday we had some special events and decided to try it again.
It was fantastic! It is situated in a very nice part of London we were sitting outside but it wasn’t noisy very nice surroundings.
All food was fantastic! Vegetable samosa, aubergine, Noorjahan Spécial King Prawns, Bhuna King Pawn were very fresh cooked and delicious!
But for Cheese Naan I could die)))
It is worth all money we spent
We certainly return again!

BJ
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good curry, properly prepared and spiced. Service was acceptable, if not great. Clearly some degree of preference for the "regulars" rather than visitors to the area, which is surprising given proximity to Paddington station. I'll go back the next time I'm in the area, but would not go out of my way to find this place. Good, not great.

OT
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Superb as always. The only real criticism is that the dish sizes seem to be getting ever smaller. I'm assuming they're doing this to avoid raising the prices on the menu, but it's still disappointing. I can't exactly order 1 1/2 of something if it's just a tad too small.

A
London
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food no complaints

OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food very nice

OT
London
16 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food. A decent range of fairly standard curries, but very well executed.

B
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I would recommend, but your are not the best or the worst I have ever eaten.

Restaurant needs some TLC.

Staff friendly enough.

IS
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

excellent food, great services. really enjoyed our meal.

s
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great friendly service. I am boring and always order the same but that’s because it’s delicious

AS
London
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

one of my absolute favourites.
unbeatable curry matched with great service.

k
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great casual eating, exceptional friendly service and the butter chicken is divine

JC
London
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food, very attentive service, surprisingly affordable.

D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Brilliant food served by great staff, who really know how to deliver wonderful service.

LT
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best Indian restaurants I have ever visited. Outstanding food and extremely friendly service. This was our second visit and the food and service have been impeccable on both occasions

LR
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Food was plated to you which I didn’t want as my friend and I couldn’t share dishes. Quality of chicken poor, king prawns more like cheap prawns from Iceland and popodum sauces which are my fav lacking in flavour and portion size!

KH
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

The food was good but far to sweet! All dishes were sweet.

DD
South Africa
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Excellent food. Slightly over attentive service. Good wine list.

l
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Twice in three days! Need I say more? Definitely sit downstairs or outside patio. Every dish is spectacular! Gluten free dishes too!! Will always return whenever visiting London! See you soon gentlemen!!

l
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Our family travels to London from Canada at least once a year. Every visit includes at least one dinner at Noor Jahan 2. The food is spectacular! The service is amusing, and adds to the fun of the evening. Would highly recommend this to everyone. The downstairs level has a fabulous atmosphere - arched doorways and up one step to some levels, and down a step to others. Main floor dining is not our preference. And on a nice evening dining at the tables outside is absolutely lovely! Able to order mild, medium, hot or deadly spice levels lol. Their butter chicken is awesome and GLUTEN FREE for me (as are many other dishes) and is a fave of the young children also. You should make reservations as it is very popular and worth the visit!!

S
Tulsa
9 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We had high expectations after reading reviews. Service cannot be faulted. The onion bajis were mushy and the veggie samosas lacked flavor. My chicken tikka and sheesh kebab starter was good. I decided to order only a veg after the other starters were disappointing. My partner ordered the special house lamb, which was far too creamy, and not very flavorful, even though he asked for it spicy. Spicy does not always mean HOT. I suppose our four years of living in Singapore got us used to real Indian cuisine, with no brakes on full flavor. Not horrible, but we'd never go back. Sad, because the waiters are spot on and very welcoming. Order grilled dishes, if you go. They seem to have a handle on those, as well as garlic naan.

SB
London
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This food and atmosphere is outstanding. The prices are excellent given the quality. This lovely little restaurant is a well kept secret. We go there again and again.it is difficult to find such a place in London that delivers quality food and atmosphere for an awesome price.

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Excellent good good service very nice ambiance

b
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food at good pricing and lots of quantity along with very good service.

O
London
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

I ask you this. How is it I could book a table for 5 people at 7.30 on a Thursday and have it confirmed by Open Table, on the day before my visit I get a second confirmation, yet when I get to the restaurant they have no record of my booking? How can this happen.?
I should add the restaurant managed a table for my party and were attentive and the food was very good, but it doesn't exactly fill me with confidence regarding Open Table. Luckily I live nearby and managed to sort this out before my guests arrived, but I was rather perplexed.

c
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice food. Good friendly and professional service. We will come back again soon!

FC
London
26 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite Indian restaurant in London. It is located fairly close to the Lancaster Gate tube station. The service and the food are superb. I have never had a bad meal here in all the years I've been going! Keep up the great work!

AR
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Food was slow to come, staff took our plates when our food was not finished, could tell the staff were disinterested and to add insult to injury pretty sure they inflated the bill as was a lot more than what we'd ordered. Would recommend avoiding

JP
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good Service
Excellent menu choice
Food tasted excellent
Service not rushed

WV
London
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and the taste great ..so go there
The local service was great also you can book a table down stairs .

PG
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just brilliant. Best Jalfrezi I’ve ever had. A must try
Very attentive staff👍🏽

RD
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience of my party and I surpassed our expectations! The food was absolutely delicious - authentic recipe,s where you could taste the unique blend of herbs and spices. I could not fault the service : the staff were attentive and friendly. The restaurant surroundings were pleasant and the toilets were immaculate. We would highly recommend the Noor Jahan 2 restaurant to others!

s
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent night .. great food and service

FC
London
26 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a super experience. Food is authentic in its spices. Service is superb. I come here every time I am in London.

K
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was amazing and a great value!!!!! We sat downstairs which was a tad claustrophobic but staff was very very nice! Highly recommend!

M
Portland
26 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little Indian restaurant. I've been looking for a quiet and authentic spot for great food from India. This will surely be a perfect find promising delicious cuisine and tasty sauces. Try the chicken tikka masala with a lassi - include it with an order of plain naan. Spectacular.

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