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The Painted Heron

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

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

Delicious - slow with drinks at the beginning but then completely delicious and we loved it

Victoria Berkeley 28 October 2017
from London

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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 Chelsea 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 17 reviews)
76% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • romantic (8)
  • large parties (7)
  • business (6)
  • child friendly (5)
  • lunch (5)
  • luxury (5)
  • al fresco (3)
  • value (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • breakfast (2)
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  • ((((* 28 October 2017 by Victoria Berkeley from London

    Delicious - slow with drinks at the beginning but then completely delicious and we loved it

  • (((** 19 July 2017 by Raja Al-khatib from London

    The starters and main courses (lobster dish and black cod dish) were excellent. However, the service was very poor. We were basically left alone and had to get up and walk to the front to call the wait staff. We had to server our own water and wine - which isn't an issue except the wine bottle was soaking and dropped over the food. Also, wrong side was delivered and when the right dish was served )okra and asparagus fritters) it was too oily and soft. At the end of the meal while we were having our drinks the table was left with crumbs all over it rather than cleaned.

  • ((*** 6 March 2017 by Laura Mackay from London

    Wow! This place charges like a wounded bull! I don't mind paying more for really delicious food but this was seriously average. Almost nobody dining there so a really dead atmosphere. I feel The Painted Heron is an anachronism that has run its course.

  • ((((( 5 March 2017 by Helen Porter from London

    The Restaurant is very elegant and welcoming and the staff are immaculate and very friendly. The food is delicious without being too spicy, you get to taste Indian food properly. The Painted Heron is a super Restaurant and I would highly recommend it.

  • ((((( 23 December 2016 by Eleanor from London

    Excellent food

  • ((((( 22 June 2016 by Sheila Weiss 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!

  • ((((( 24 April 2016 by Caroline Dignat from London


  • (**** 20 April 2016 by Arant from Bilbao

    Very expensive . bad food

  • ((((( 29 March 2016 by Mary Francis Strauss from London


  • ((((* 20 March 2016 by Brian Raincock from London Borough of Wandsworth

    Good booking and reminder

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