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Traditional Home Cooked Food - Little India, London,

Little India

4.3
4.3
231 Reviews
£25 and under
Indian
Craving curry in Kensington? Just head for local favourite Little India. This stylish but unpretentious restaurant on Gloucester Road is well known for its friendly staff and home-style Indian cooking. Situated close to the Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park, it’s perfect for a post-shopping lunch or an early evening meal with friends. The chefs prepare familiar favourites like lamb pasanda and chicken jalfezi using authentic spices and traditional recipes so you can be sure they taste just as they would in India. We love their tandoori mixed grill and their signature dish – Naga Chicken, a dry dish cooked with fragrant spices and naga chillies for an extra kick. With flavours this fresh, we know you’ll be back for more!

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7584 3476

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Kensington

  • Cross street

    32 Gloucester Road

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Gloucester Road station

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

What 231 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West London

    Indian

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  1. DG

    DerekG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    First thing is they never had us booked in..claimed we hadn't ordered until I showed him confirmation.. We waited a wee while and were seated . 15 minutes too get a drinks order and 25 too take order.. Starters were lovely. Then downhill from here.. They had massively overbooked and people were standing right at our table waiting to be seated.. front door constantly open and it was absolutely freezing sitting at table. After 1 hour after starters our food came out.. 3 out of 4 of us had to send food back as it was cold. They obviously just microwaved it and chicken was then hard and rice turning hard.. Ate what we could by this time I asked for bill and when I got it I said about quality was bad and service was terrible.. Paid a £160.18 bill thinking this was high.. Also when they served us our food it was just randomly put down ..they never once asked who ordered what.. When I saw them taking other people's food out as well they carried as much as they could and on 3 occasions I saw the curry bowls sitting on the naans. When I got back to hotel I noticed a 10 percent service charge .. I was so angry as service was terrible.. Putting an extra £14.57 onto the bill.. I really wish I read bill properly before leaving.. Never again ..I would give minus stars if I had option
  2. t

    traceyn

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    we have eaten here before about a year ago, went again and had the same lovely food, nice service and friendly staff and good value for money. We had an early table booked, which is a must as this place is small, and it was quiet but by the time we left at 7.30 it was full. food was nice and you got plenty of it. Would return next time we go to London.
  3. JS

    JoSkip

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Food was average - naan average, two of the curries very coconut (overwhelming), onion bhaji not good. Overall not awful, but certainly not good, would not return. Restaurant is also very crowded, very small space.
  4. SI

    SalvatoreI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GREAT!!! Recommended to everyone. Thanks for your welcome.
  5. R

    Rose

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Very nice setting, it’s a cute little restaurant and the food was lovely. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was because we were very rushed out the door at the end. They obviously wanted to seat more customers which i do understand but was very much if you’re not going to order more than here’s the bill, here’s the card machine, goodbye!
  6. CB

    CharlotteB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service. Good value for money.
  7. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Been coming to restaurants here for around 40 years (it was a ‘greasy spoon’ café when I first came I believe) I used to think the food was incredible when a student. On this occasion it was very nice but perhaps my tastes have changed, and I was not blown away by my Chicken Jalfrezi. My friend enjoyed it very much and the overall experience was very good. Keep the food up to top standard though please.
  8. K

    faidraK

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The food was not so good. Nan bread and rogan jos average. Onion bags was good. The taste of curry was not strong.
  9. M

    Majnoona

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice little place to eat. Friendly staff. The dishes were tasty but the nan bread wasn't the best I've ever had. I would still recommend.
  10. PB

    PhilB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The service was quick and polite and the food was to a very good standard. There was a good choice of wines & beers at a reasonable price.
  11. j

    jamesb

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food choice was excellent quality quick service only major problem I had was when the bill was brought there was a service charge which is in minute printing on back of menu may I say I refused to pay it as I do not believe restaurants can dictate what size of tip they want for you and my only other problem was my wife asked for a glass of house red Merlot wine and it was priced at £4.95 and if you wanted any other glass of wine it was £5.95 to my amazement when I checked bill the house wine my wife bought was charged at the dearer price so before you pay always check your bill
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had a great time at Little India. Food was delicious and nicely presented, and the ambiance was good.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Fantastisches indisches Essen, sehr lecker und gut komponiert. Wir waren begeistert. Die Räumlichkeiten sind eher zurückhaltend eingerichtet, aber gemütlich. Wir kommen wieder.
  14. CM

    ChrisM

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    perfect place to eat just around the corner from Royal Albert Hall
  15. HG

    HelenaG

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service but we were overcharged
  16. Z

    Zsuzsanna

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, delicious food. I recommend the starter.
  17. SW

    SWils

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and dinner - we stumbled on Little India upon arriving at nearby hotel and it was a perfect cozy little spot, every table taken!
  18. DA

    DavidA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was full of traditional perfect Indian flavours, beautifully cooked and presented. The spices were just perfect. The staff were helpful and friendly.
  19. F

    Foodlover

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and enjoyable meal. Tasted very authentic.
  20. AP

    AnnaP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and friendly service.
  21. A

    Arnoud

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Gelukkig hadden we via OpenTable een tafel gereserveerd, want het was best druk in Little India (zondagavond). De obers waren erg vriendelijk en behulpzaam, het eten heerlijk. Een prima vader/zoon dinertje was het gevolg tijdens ons weekendje Londen. Een aanrader!
  22. r

    ruby1952

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been using Little India for several years now, principally when I have tickets for a concert at the Royal Albert Hall. I've always found the food to be excellent and the staff courteous and attentive.
  23. RS

    RichardS

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Awful experience. Booked table for 8.30 via open table portal on the Little India website. On arrival the grumpy manager said we hadnt booked. I showed them proof. Then another member of staff came over and said, oh are you Richard Solomon? I said yes and he said, yes we have your booking here. Then the manager says, well nobody told me so you will have to go upstairs and wait in our "waiting room". We were then put in a room with a group of other people who had had the same treatment. The room was essentially a living room above the restaurant. We were then left in there with no offer of a drink for 25 minutes with no communication whatsoever. So we left and went elsewhere. Disgraceful service.
  24. SB

    SusanB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fast friendly service. Served by Mumit who was polite and patient while we decided what to eat. Great choices.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  26. S

    Selina

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Visited after a show at the royal Albert hall. Nice food, good service, worth a visit.
  27. s

    samanthap

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service. Can’t go wrong here.
  28. JA

    JAHH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate at the restaurant before going to the Royal Albert Hall. The waiting staff were very attentive and made sure that we were looked after before, during and after our meal. The food was excellent, particularly the salmon which I had not tried before at an Indian restaurant. We will mostly definitely return on our next trip to London.
  29. S

    Starty

    Liverpool

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Super helpful in rescheduling our booking time as I needed to keep shifting it due to train issues. Attentive service. Amazing food
  30. CW

    CarlyW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing, really classic wholesome Indian cuisine. Service was outstanding, we were really well looked after! I’m surprised this place was not packed out, but due to the current climate concerning the pandemic is the only reason I can think of because it is FAB! We will definitely be returning!
  31. A

    Angie2277

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Highly recommend Little India - beautiful meal. We will definitely return when next in the area.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, it’s like being invited to eat in someone’s home!
  33. JL

    JeffL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fantastic! The ambiance was delightful and the food terrific! My only (slight) disappointment was that I felt “medium” spicy could have certainly been spicier. The vindaloo had a warning to “order at your own risk”. I didn’t feel like contending with that sort of heat, so I figured I’d step down one level to medium. In hindsight…I should have ordered the vindaloo. I’m really nitpicking here, everything was terrific and I definitely recommend Little India!
  34. T

    Trond

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good Indian food in nice surroundings. Nice staff.
  35. SP

    SezP

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Booked this on the reviews it had and also near to our hotel while visiting London. Obviously our experience was much different to the reviews and won't be returning if we stayed in that area again. The staff were Friendly but walked up and down restaurant while eating. As if there wasn't anything for them to go or do. Food was cold had to be sent back. Very small portions for the price.
  36. R

    Rere

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Personal very kind specially with children. Good food and not too spicy.
  37. HF

    HelenF

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Prompt and attentive service. Very good value.
  38. RW

    RobertW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, and as always everything so tasty and the service was great. Our favourite curry house, we will be back next time we’re in London!
  39. AM

    AdrianM

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service - ideal for a pre Albert Hall event meal
  40. J

    Jack

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was brilliant, well situated, 10 minutes walking to Albert Hall. Food was nice, we were a little crammed in but we will go back

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Little India does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat. Little India also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7584 3476.

Little India is rated 4.3 stars by 231 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Little India

32 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4RB

Additional information

  • Cross street

    32 Gloucester Road

  • Neighborhood

    Kensington

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Gloucester Road station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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