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Daawat Indian Restaurant

Daawat Indian Restaurant, 2 Burleigh Street, London, WC2R 0JJ +44 2036417554

((((* Indian
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Sunday – Tuesday: 07:00 – 22:00 Wednesday – Saturday: 07:00 – 23:00

Not so many vegetarian options as I would expect from an Indian restaurant, but good value and good food.

Lara 03 December 2016
from Zürich

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Evoking the rich traditions of Indian dining with a bold and innovative twist, Daawat, meaning ‘Indian Feast,’ brings an exciting concept to the Strand Palace Hotel. Offering a cosmopolitan backdrop, Daawat has won critical acclaim by the London Metro.

Keralan head chef Asharaff Valappil’s menu merges his passion for regional home-cooking with classic fine dining twists, cooking with 3 tandoor ovens. Dishes on the Daawat menu are crafted using traditional spices from across India, headed by the signature curries or biryani, and accompanied by steaming-hot homemade naan breads. Express thalis and the light bites lunch menu are popular with West End diners.

An impressive bar stock at Daawat on the Strand includes ice-cool Indian beers, fine world wines and an eclectic mix of fruity cocktails. Try afternoon tea in the lounge bar, or for an unusual indulgence, there's Daawat's authentic-inspired Indian afternoon tea.

Found at the Strand Palace Hotel on Burleigh Street, Daawat restaurant in London offers a stunning interpretation of authentic Indian dining. Covent Garden or Charing Cross Tube stations are both a 6-minute walk away.

Daawat Indian Restaurant

Daawat Indian Restaurant, 2 Burleigh Street, London, WC2R 0JJ

Contact +44 2074974158
Reservations +44 2036417554

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Customer reviews for Daawat Indian Restaurant

3.9 ((((* (based on 99 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (41)
  • dinner (41)
  • lunch (24)
  • value (22)
  • romantic (10)
  • business (9)
  • large parties (7)
  • child friendly (5)
  • luxury (5)
  • trendy (5)
  • breakfast (2)
  • entertainment (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • (((** 3 December 2016 by Aden Lane from London

    The meal was quite good, except that I didn't like the starter (top of the starter list) very much, and the aubergine side dish didn't have much aubergine in it. The 'grandma' main dish and the rice was very good. However, it was quite expensive, and not so much of a step up over 'normal' curries to justify the extra price.

  • ((((* 3 December 2016 by Carolanne L'etendrine from London

    We ate from the set pre-theatre menu, and every element of the dish washer delicious. The chef got two orders mixed up for people who didn't ordered off the service menu, but what hmy hey brought out instead was still great. Would definitely go again! Drinks were quite pricey though.

  • ((((* 3 December 2016 by Lara from Zürich

    Not so many vegetarian options as I would expect from an Indian restaurant, but good value and good food.

  • ((((( 27 November 2016 by Kelly Felton from London

    It was really lovely food and thoroughly enjoyed it. We had the 2 meal deal which was really good and plenty of it only beware of price of drinks. £8.50 for a glass of White House wine!

  • (**** 23 November 2016 by Hinali Pandya from London

    Not very qualified to call itself Indian! The mixed grill was enough for one person and priced at £20! Get much much much more authentic food in north west London and you pay a fraction of the price.
    1 star only as a star is essential.

  • ((((* 22 November 2016 by Ravi & arpana Amin from London Borough of Brent

    Really enjoyed, our surprise evening. Food was mouth watering with prompt service. I found staff very helpful, especially the manager, who communicated effectively and willing to accommodated without any fuss.

  • ((((* 21 November 2016 by Nina Bhulia from London

    Afternoon Tea was fantastic. My friend and I were impressed. Only down side was service was really slow and they didn't have a childrens menu.

  • ((((* 15 November 2016 by Andy Jordan from Crawley

    Food was very good & reasonably priced. Service was very friendly & helpful. They explained the dishes well.

  • (((** 9 November 2016 by Shweta Pandey from London

    I booked the table online and also left a comment that its my husband's birthday so please reserve a nice table in your restaurant but I was given a table right in front of entrance and then when I asked to change they gave us a table in the narrow passage, but then we asked to move to a different table. Staff was polite and food was nice, limited veggie options though... but overall we enjoyed it.

  • (((** 8 November 2016 by Josette Cohen from London

    Nice evening
    Good, efficient service
    Thought a little expensive as portions rather small compared to other restaurants
    £ 14.50 for 6 prawns and £ 4.50 for mint tea a bit pricy
    Would not come back

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