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The Painted Heron

112 Cheyne Walk Chelsea, London, SW10 0DJ +44 2081281472

((((* Indian
Main course: £12
Food spend: £55
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 11:30 - 15:30 18:00 - 23:00

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Brian Raincock 20 March 2016
from London Borough of Wandsworth

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The go-to place for Indian fine dining, The Painted Heron was named Best Indian Restaurant in Britain by the Cobra Good Curry Guide, seeing off competition from 9000 other restaurants. An exclusive lounge terrace is a tranquil spot, and a purpose built humidor offers after-dinner drinks and Cuban cigars.

Named Best Chef by the Curry Club Guide gourmands and nominated Best Indian at the ITV London restaurant awards for 5 consecutive years, The Painted Heron London is headed by the pioneering spirit of executive chef Yogesh Datta. Embracing seasonal and local produce, innovative dishes from The Painted Heron menu include strawberry curry, guinea fowl masala or spice-crusted tuna steak.

Carefully compiled by the sommelier over a 10-year stretch, The Painted Heron boasts a stunning wine list of fine vintages and global wines. Creative and refreshing desserts include passion fruit mousse, or milk jam cheesecake with pistachio ice cream.

Widely considered one of London’s best kept secrets, The Painted Heron restaurant has received lengthy professional praise and built up a faithful clientele.

The Painted Heron

112 Cheyne Walk Chelsea, London, SW10 0DJ

Contact +44 2073515232
Reservations +44 2081281472

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Customer reviews for The Painted Heron

3.9 ((((* (based on 12 reviews)
83% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (7)
  • large parties (6)
  • romantic (6)
  • child friendly (5)
  • business (4)
  • luxury (4)
  • lunch (3)
  • value (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • trendy (1)
  • views (1)
  • ((((( by from Alexandria, VA, USA

    Excellent Indian food, great and friendly service. We were a group of 6, and they sat us in a nice alcove. It was a Monday night, so they weren't very busy. We started with a selection of interesting appetizers. All the main dishes were delicious. I had Chicken Tikka Buryani; it was served in a pretty pot-like dish; and it was delicious. Others had: Sea bass, a three-dish vegetarian selection, and other traditional Indian food. We all enjoyed it very much. Desserts were also quite good. Mine was 3 mango cookie sandwich-like pieces in a saffron flavored sauce. Mango 3 ways was very interesting also. I would highly recommend this great place!

  • ((((( by from London


  • (**** by from Bilbao

    Very expensive . bad food

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  • ((((* by from London Borough of Wandsworth

    Good booking and reminder

  • (**** by from London, United Kingdom

    I went out of my way to ask for gluten free and not too spicy.
    The duck salad was too hot to taste as was the Auvergne veg dish. Chicken curry was too hot spicy.

  • ((((( by from New York City

    The food and service were wonderful. We love this restaurant!

  • ((((* by from London, United Kingdom

    Really good Indian, probably one of the best in Chelsea. Different menus and ingredients all in a familiar setting and choice of gravy, loved the seafood platter starter and the hot chicken was excellent.
    Expect to pay £50 per head with water and beers, more if you hit the wine list.

  • ((((* by from London

    fabulous chef making fabulous dishes

  • ((((( by from London

    superb Partridge Vindaloo last night for main and a chilli quail for starter. Great to see game on the menu and cooked to perfection

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