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The Empress

141 Leman Street, London, E1 8EY

(((() Indian
  •  - London
  •  - London
  •  - London
Main course: £8
Food spend: £24

Always excellent.

Dave 18 March 2017
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

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Customer reviews for The Empress

4.6 (((() (based on 14 reviews)
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Recommended for

  • dinner (11)
  • value (8)
  • large parties (4)
  • lunch (4)
  • business (2)
  • entertainment (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • romantic (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • ((((( 18 March 2017 by Dave from London

    Always excellent.

  • ((((( 17 March 2017 by Rachel from London

    Fantastic food and service, and brilliant value for money!

  • ((((* 7 March 2017 by William from London

    Wonderful food and service as always. The mixed seafood bhuna was short on Scallops and Prawns though.

  • ((((* 29 October 2016 by Bart from Geleen

    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.

  • ((((* 24 May 2016 by Perrine from London

    Excellent food. Very good value. Lot of choice except for desserts (only very few ice creams and no fruits)

  • ((((( 10 May 2016 by Rob from Southampton

    Great choice of food, with a friendly and helpful staff.

  • ((((( 25 April 2016 by Paolo from Cuneo

    Wonderful indian cuisine

  • ((((* 28 March 2016 by Andrew from Oxford

    Excellent dining experience

  • ((((* 29 February 2016 by Emyr from Cardigf

    Excellent food, very friendly and accommodating staff.

  • ((((( 19 February 2016 by Mayya 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!

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