Pure Indian Cooking

4.7
134 reviews
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PURE Indian cooking prides itself in being a family run restaurant and one with impeccable credentials.
Owned by the husband and wife team of Faheem Vanoo and Shilpa Dandekar, both of whom started their careers with the famed Taj group in India, PURE Indian Cooking opened in 2015.
Since then, with Faheem managing front of house and Shilpa, who has worked with such masterchefs as the legendary Raymond Blanc OBE and Sriram Aylur of the Michelin starred Quilon, heading the kitchen, the restaurant has amassed a strong following as a refined as an exceedingly good local restaurant, with many clientele calling it a London “West End restaurant in Fulham!”
We would be delighted to see you at PURE Indian Cooking so please come and share in our warmth, fabulous food and drink and wonderful hospitality.
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AM
London
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favourite restaurant 👍 attentive staff and wonderful food

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CF
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were recommended to Pure Indian by a friend who said she was sure we would like it. We were delighted with the excellent food and nice atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

The server was lovely and the food was unique !

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HH
London
15 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A very delicious and unusual Indian restaurant with fine food

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been dining here since it’s opening and love it. Exceptional food and very friendly service. Delighted to see that many people obviously share our opinion. Much deserved success.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic experience! Modern Indian cuisine at its finest. Highly recommended.

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VD
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful birthday dinner in Our Indian the other day and we had a fabulous time!! The food is wonderful and the staff working there are an absolute delight! Looking forward to returning very soon!!

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D
London
89 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and service with a good wine list. Try the Tandoori Sea Bass with Yellow Dahl along with some nan bread - absolutely delicious. I'm looking forward to the special tasting menu next week.

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D
London
89 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If your tastebuds need educating in the way of contemporary, delicious and innovate Indian cooking then make your way to Pure. The staff are knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive and the menu is delightful. I've eaten my way through the menu over the past 4 years and have never been disappointed. My particular favourites are Prawn Masala, The Sea Bass, The Sharing Board, Lamb Sukke, Saag, Scallops with fresh stawberries and rhubard chutney, (Delicious) Chilli Squid, Mangolorean Chicken, Tandoori Duck the baked yoghurt..... among others! Can't wait to sample their tasting menu they're holding in March.

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m
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice food beautifully presented. Lovely . Super

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AB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We’ve been here now two times and have just loved it. Different foods than normal and the flavor combinations really work well. Highly recommended!

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KE
Oxford
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food that tastes really interesting (not your bog standard curry), lovely service.

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RK
London
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food - one of the best curries I have had for a long time - family run - highly recommended - thank you for a great evening !

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NN
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and amazing service.
Shall return for sure and highly recommended restaurant .

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KZ
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely restaurant with great tasting food and a delicious menu. Will certainly be returning to try out the rest of the menu!
Service was excellent, as was the knowledge and the hospitality of the staff who clearly take pride in what they do and rightly so.

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AM
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food. Really fresh and interesting. Service was a bit slow but but very helpful - I’d certainly come again and loved the food

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Best Indian food I’ve had in London.

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

On a rainy Saturday evening , we made our way to the quite conveniently located Pure Indian Cooking restaurant. What a delightful surprise ! We were warmly greeted and the concept of the menu ( lighter, more unusual dishes prepared by an award winning chef ) carefully explained to us.
My wife and I enjoyed a smashing street food pre starter, evoking the spirit of Mumbai and then sampled several unusual dishes, including a stand out treat in the fish ( Halibut ) curry.
Finished with a shared plate of desserts including a lovely ensemble of nuts with almond , set off by a cherry compote and ice cream.
Drank Cobra throughout and with service, we were inside £90.
We will return.
Super place.

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AT
London
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Went for a family meal. Food is definitely very good. The distinctive flavour of the various spices used comes through rather well albeit the chilli has been dumbed down to appeal to the local palette - being an Indian I would have preferred a little more heat although not too much more. The location slightly lets down the restaurant, feels more like a local Putney diner than a upscale restaurant. The service was also rather slow. Would definitely go again though for the food.

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AN
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the best Indian restaurant I’ve ever eaten in (and I’ve done a huge amount of research!). Wow wow Wow!!

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f
London
99 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

An excellent meal in a popular restaurant. Helpful staff and delicious food.

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AH
London
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious, modern, light Indian cuisine. Redolent with beautifully balanced spices, flavours and textures. Very warm and attentive service. A lovely and tasty evening.

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MM
London
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great menu, with a very talented owner chef in the kitchen. Very subtle Indian cooking with a lot of attention paid to the quality of the ingredients and the blend of spices. We have eaten here several times and the standard is excellent.
The do a great line in cocktails with an Eastern slant and well worth a try

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A
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a lovely meal to celebrate my son’s birthday. The food was excellent with a good choice of interesting dishes and excellent service. The atmosphere was quiet so conversation was easy ensuring we had a most relaxing evening

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London
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Whole family loves Pure. We go to Pure at least twice a month or do take away. The food is outstanding as it’s much lighter than other Indian places

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JC
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. One of our party was held up for 50 mins (Virgin Trains!) and the staff were very helpful in keeping the table. Unusual dishes on the menu too.

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SH
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family really enjoyed our dinner at Pure on Thursday evening. The food was very tasty and freshly cooked.

Looking forward to eating at Pure again, when next in Fulham in the New Year.

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HC
London
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our first visit and we looking forward to a good India. Food was fresh, tidy and tastie. Contemporary enough without losing authenticity.
Venue was clean with good decor and lighting.
Service was impeccable.

try it for yourself

Hina

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R
London
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and very friendly service. Will definitely be returning.

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c
London
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent quality Indian food, nicely presented and served.

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SG
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very tasty authentic Indian food. Service is excellent.

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MS
London
47 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pure Indian Cooking continues to deliver and improve with innovative and interesting dishes. They tailor made vegan dishes especially for a family birthday celebration, so that we could all enjoy a lovely meal with interesting and tasty food to suit meat eaters, vegetarian and vegan choices. There were also 'mock-tails' which tasted and looked great and were much enjoyed. The attention to detail and time and care given to the preparation and presentation of the food here is obvious and really raises the food to another level. Quality is paramount and everything is well balanced and full of flavour. I absolutely recommend this restaurant.

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JW
London
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food with really helpful and knowledgeable staff

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l
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous food, beautiful presentation, slightly slow service, charming attentive staff.

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D
London
89 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Head chef, Shilpa, is undoubtedly the finest Indian chef in London. The regular a la carte menu is superb as I've mentioned in posts so many times...But, she has devised a magnificent and creative Christmas Menu - traditional with an Indian twist - for just £45 per head. I shall be booking soon but thought I'd like to share with all. Here goes:

Amuse Bouche - Tandoori Chicken terrine
Starters - Candied citrus peeled crusted scallops with coriander and almond pesto
Wild mushrooms and chilli with coconut sauce and charcoal naan
Crispy fried chicken in tamarind and date sauce
Main Course - Chestnut and sultana stuffed tandoori chicken breast, pistachio sauce
Sliced potatoes cooked with chilli, cumin and caraway seeds
Brussel sprouts tossed in mustard seeds, curry leaves and desiccated coconut
Yellow tempered lentils
Safron Rice/ Butter Naaan
Dessert - Gulab Jamun with mulled wine sauce and traditional vanilla ice cream
Tea/ Coffe and Mini Mince Pies
Sounds divine and I can't wait to sample it!

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JT
London
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

The Food was Great! Also the wine was very good. Interior is al litlle pover. Not very cosy. The food, wine en service was Great!

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were there after my son's graduation. The atmosphere was great and the food was delicious. I will definitely come back.

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CB
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent and incredibly tasty variety of options. Quiet enough to be able to carry out a conversation normally but not so quiet as to feel awkward. Outstanding service. Highly recommend this gem.

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CM
London
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was really excellent. Modern indian cuisine, very tasty, nicely presented. Good value for money.
The service was friendly and attentive.
I can really recommend this restaurant!

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AE
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful dinner! Our waiter gave good recommendations and we ended up sharing three appetizers, a main dish and a dessert, which was plenty of food. It's obvious that this is a family business that the family members take great pride in. Highly recommended!

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