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.
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- breakfast (1)
- business (3)
- child friendly (1)
- dinner (12)
- entertainment (2)
- large parties (4)
- lunch (5)
- private dining (2)
- romantic (2)
- value (9)
11 July 2020
Excellent service and great food
28 January 2020
Great food wine and especially super service
17 March 2017
16 March 2017
Fantastic food and service, and brilliant value for money!
24 February 2017
Wonderful food and service as always. The mixed seafood bhuna was short on Scallops and Prawns though.
24 October 2016
We love Indian food and our trip to London had to include a visit to an Indian restaurant. We were not disappointed at the Empress. Great food, friendly staff and located close to our hotel.
21 May 2016
Excellent food. Very good value. Lot of choice except for desserts (only very few ice creams and no fruits)
8 May 2016
Great choice of food, with a friendly and helpful staff.
23 April 2016
Wonderful indian cuisine
26 March 2016
Excellent dining experience