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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

Lovely service.

Samantha Rogers 15 March 2017
from London

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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

3.8 ((((* (based on 119 reviews)
83% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (52)
  • afternoon tea (44)
  • lunch (26)
  • value (24)
  • romantic (13)
  • business (11)
  • large parties (8)
  • child friendly (7)
  • luxury (7)
  • trendy (7)
  • breakfast (3)
  • private dining (3)
  • entertainment (2)
  • views (1)
  • (((** 16 March 2017 by David Clippingdale from Camberley

    Very worthwhile visit

  • ((((( 15 March 2017 by Samantha Rogers from London

    Lovely service.

  • ((((* 12 March 2017 by Christopher Pattinson from Durham

    Very pleasant experience, interesting menu, well cooked food, excellent service.

  • ((((* 12 March 2017 by George Muir from Broughton

    Everything was fine nothing to complain about

  • ((((( 7 March 2017 by Priya from London

    Very nice experience. All the family loved the tea and food

  • (**** 6 March 2017 by Hemina Parmar from London

    We did the Indian afternoon tea and it was the worst afternoon tea experience I have had. The service was awful. The waitress didn't come over to ask if everything was ok with our afternoon tea until we asked for the bill. The food tasted reheated and it took a while to receive the drinks we had ordered. At £30 per person it's not exactly cheap so I would rather spend slightly more and go elsewhere..

  • ((((( 2 March 2017 by Brenda Southgate from London

    Attentive staff food hot and served very well, accommodating replenish tea / coffee when requested good all round occassion

  • ((*** 27 February 2017 by Laurie Richards from London

    The food wasn't good and either was the service. I booked the restaurant because it was recommended on the Harry Potter site. We didn't like anything about it.

  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Mark Lewsey from London

    For some reason the restaurant didn't know/couldn't find my table reservation when I arrived but as it was a Monday night the restaurant was quiet. Service was excellent and the food was very good and so tasty. The bill bill came to £90 for two people with starters, mains and two drinks and coffee each. Overpriced in my opinion but I guess that was the area. Should have stuck to the set menu but in conclusion it was a lovely meal.

  • ((((* 19 February 2017 by Keith Withall from Hayling Island

    We have eaten at Daawat several times and have found it to be a good quality meal. The menu is not extensive but it is cooked well. We are vegetarian and there are only 3 dishes to choose from. It could do with more vegetable side dishes.

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