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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

Très bon, très fin, très bien

Franck Laille 03 January 2017
from Nantes FRANCE

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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 104 reviews)
84% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (44)
  • afternoon tea (41)
  • lunch (25)
  • value (22)
  • romantic (10)
  • business (9)
  • large parties (7)
  • child friendly (6)
  • luxury (5)
  • trendy (5)
  • breakfast (2)
  • entertainment (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • ((*** 19 January 2017 by Anonymous from London

    Went for the pre-theatre menu and was sorely disappointed from the start. Our table was wonky and the waitresses did not have the best english understanding. The samosa was definitely warmed from frozen as parts of the inside were still cold. The paneer curry tasted like heinz tomato soup with a hint of spice. Nothing special about this restaurant other than its location.

  • ((((* 3 January 2017 by Franck Laille from Nantes FRANCE

    Très bon, très fin, très bien

  • (**** 26 December 2016 by Louise Cullinane from London

    Service was slow. Waitress didn't ask whether we had been to an Indian afternoon tea before or explain the procedure. Ordered two teas which came and were warm, asked for milk which didn't arrive. Asked for it again but my tea was cold by this time. We were not offered the wine menu - we had to ask. There was a 30 minute wait for food, which when arrived was warm and oily. We had to ask a waiter why the food was taking so long to arrive. Staff didn't seem confident. Food was ok but because it was warm and oily it didn't wow us. I was disappointed because I was treating my cousin for his 60th birthday. Wouldn't go again or recommend. Booking experience was very easy to do.

  • ((*** 19 December 2016 by Daxa from London

    My friend and I had the 2 course Pre theatre meal and the food was lovely esp the paneer makhani. However the Mango crush mocktail wasn't nice, it had to flavour.

  • ((((* 8 December 2016 by Asha from Vienna, Austria

    The food is truly excellent.

  • (((** 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.

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