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The Empress

141 Leman Street, London, E1 8EY +44 2035512378

((((( Indian
Average
Main course: £8
Food spend: £24

Booked last minute for a large group and the staff was very accommodating. Fantastic service, very friendly staff, awesome food. Could not have chosen a better place to eat out!

Mayya Bondarevskaya 19 February 2016
from London

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Voted East London’s best Indian restaurant for 3 years running, The Empress in Whitechapel has been serving authentic Indian and Bangladeshi food since 1993. Classic curry house favourites and regional specialities burst with aromatic flavours, with the Empress chefs exhibiting a selection of dishes from their home towns.

The diverse Empress menu features traditional north Indian dishes like hot garlic chilli chicken and lamb rezala. Tandoori classics include marinated king prawns, while duck and vegetable join the meaty choice of biryanis.

Tempting, fresh sides of spinach, okra and chickpeas are given spicy twists, with tasty chutneys and breads also accompany your meal. Personal recommendations from the Empress team include salmon korma and slow cooked Khala lamb bhuna.

Simply decorated and subtly lit, the wooden floored Empress restaurant is an inviting venue to enjoy fine Indian cuisine. Easy to spot on Leman Street, The Empress in London is a 6-minute walk from Aldgate East Tube Station.

The Empress

141 Leman Street, London, E1 8EY

Contact +44 2072650745
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Customer reviews for The Empress

4.8 ((((( (based on 8 reviews)
100% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (5)
  • large parties (3)
  • lunch (3)
  • value (3)
  • business (2)
  • entertainment (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • private dining (1)
  • romantic (1)
  • ((((( by from Cuneo

    Wonderful indian cuisine

  • ((((* by from Oxford

    Excellent dining experience

  • ((((* by from Cardigf

    Excellent food, very friendly and accommodating staff.

  • ((((( by from London

    Booked last minute for a large group and the staff was very accommodating. Fantastic service, very friendly staff, awesome food. Could not have chosen a better place to eat out!

  • ((((( by from Newquay

    Giot a warm welcoming on arrival.. Waiting staff were friendly and very helpful and knowledgeable. Food was great. Good value and lots of it. Would definitely recommend this place to friends visiting Central London

  • ((((( by from Cambridge

    I find most menus at Indian restaurants serve similar dishes. This one is different. Some very interesting dishes available. Staff polite and attentive.

  • ((((( by from london

    First business lunch time at The Empress in leman street started with their mixed starter which consisted of lamb chop garlic prawnand a to die for chicken ?????////?(i cannot remember the name) mains was just too good nan bread was light and fresh restaurant was very full but calm, service was top class very friendly and to top it off........ bill was much loweer than expected for the quality of food and level of service offered, will probably make it my weekly spot

  • ((((( by from london

    I dined at lunch time with some engineering friends. The restaurant was full but no delays were experienced. The staff were very friendly and game for a laugh. The food is the best Indian food I know.

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