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Simply Indian, London,

Simply Indian

4.0
4
117 Reviews
£25 and under
South Indian
  • Neighborhood gem
  • Innovative
  • Vegetarian-friendly
Simply Indian is a small, attractive yet intimate Indian restaurant close to South London’s Borough station hidden away on Borough High Street in the heart of the famous Borough Food Market. The restaurant’s unfussy black and yellow interior leads in to a light, airy dining room decorated in white with a minimalist style that maximises space and produces a buzzy, brasserie-esque atmosphere helped along by friendly service from staff who work to your time scales, speeding up your lunch break meals while providing a more leisurely experience at other times. Simply Indian’s menu embraces the most popular cuisine styles of India, serving traditional curries, exotic regional dishes and street food style thalis too, all cooked fresh on the premises using appropriate high quality ingredients and to authentic recipes. The restaurant has a BYO policy with no corkage, which only serves to make dining here even more affordable, the prices are low for the area.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    South Indian, Halal, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Phone number
    020 7407 5005
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Mr Goyas Rahman
  • Private party contact
    abu choudhury: 07958 498442
  • Neighborhood
    London Bridge
  • Cross street
    off: Great Dover Street 2mins from Borough Tube
  • Parking details
    Pay & display is available although after 6:30pm it's free to park.
  • Public transit
    Borough station<br>London Bridge station
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch

What 117 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

117 Reviews
  1. Tamsin

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been coming here for a few years. Cozy authentic ambience, v relaxed. Food is tasty & delicate & not your usual chicken tikka masala grub. South Indian influence, the owner is from Kerela. BYO keeps cost down for an evening which feels refreshingly good value. Try something different though if you want flash & bling this is not your place.

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  2. Scoffer

    London

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply Indian is a boutique establishment serving delicious twists on old favourites and exciting new dishes. On arrival a generous basket of popadoms with chutneys is served up to enjoy while you wait for your order to be cooked not reheated. The chef cooks each dish with love, unhurried but the food flows out of the kitchen at a steady pace and the constant flow of takeaways shows that this is a place much respected by locals. Service is unintrusively friendly and the overall ambience of the place is peaceful, just the sound of cooking and the moderate murmurs of other diners. We had the chicken jalfrezi and the goat karai both well balanced with spice and served with daal and a nan assortment. The meat was so tender, especially the goat, best I've had in a very long time. Prices are excellent, great value for money and the BYOB set up allows you to bring your own wine with no corkage fee. If you enjoy good Indian food and are bored with all the usual sauces served up with different meat choices and indifferent samosas, this is the place for you. Simply Indian is the best of Indian home cooking with the added flair of an expert chef who knows good food and loves his culture. We will absolutely be back.

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  3. KewW

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Had booked a table for 6pm and arriving early, the only gentleman there let us sit and brought us some poppadoms. He later took our order but there was no sign of any cooking going on. Around 6:30 another gentleman arrived and there were loud angry voices from the kitchen. Trying to be kind I asked him if he would like us to order something different that would be easier. He took it very badly and gave me a lecture. At 7 the food arrived and it really was delicious:) We were the only people in the restaurant. When asking for the bill, the second man had gone out on a delivery and we were asked to wait. After a very long 15 minutes, we left money on the table and left. It was apparent that they were not aware of the open table booking. It was an interesting experience both for me, and my two Californian visitors. Would recommend the venue for takeaway food.

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  4. anon

    London

    47 reviews

    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This is a secret find. Small cosy and personal. Only issue was that the only person working was the waiter and cook and everything in between but he managed admirably. It will be a lot busier after the students return to the area I'm sure. Food was good, plentiful and authentic.

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  5. Sunny

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food at a very good price, especially in somewhere so central. South Indian influence, great flavours. BYO. Would definitely go again

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very tasty samosas, good dosa and tasty mains. Definitely a South Indian twist on some "standard dishes" which were pleasant, but dont expect your standard jalfrezi. BYO. Good value

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  7. KimD

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best Indian food I ever had in London. We will be back! It is a nice small venue with some very nice people running it.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The chef didn’t even show up after we ordered 30 min. Food food bur it was way too slow.

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  9. MichaelG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolute gem. What a find! Exquisite food. Nothing like your average Indian restaurant in the UK. This is proper cuisine. Not the oily, salty bland spicy rubbish youynormally get. Can't wait to return

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It was my birthday and my family and I went there for dinner but it was not as expected we were greeted very harshly and the owner / cook was very aggressive. Food taste good but the service was next to nothing. Anytime a question was asked it was answered very aggressively. I will not recommend this place to and enjoy a meal. If you are looking for take away or sit and eat right away then I may recommend

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FAQs

Simply Indian does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat.

Simply Indian is rated 4 stars by 117 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Simply Indian

25 Tabard Street, Southwark, London, SE1 4LA

Additional information

  • Cross street
    off: Great Dover Street 2mins from Borough Tube
  • Neighborhood
    London Bridge
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    South Indian, Halal, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Pay & display is available although after 6:30pm it's free to park.
  • Public transit
    Borough stationLondon Bridge station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mr Goyas Rahman
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch
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