IN­DIAN

Where London - - Dining - Amaya

The Miche­lin-starred cui­sine here is full of ex­otic twists on In­dian dishes, with an open-grill kitchen. £££. Daily L & D. www.amaya.biz. Halkin Ar­cade, Mot­comb St, SW1X 8JT. T: 020-7823 1166. F6. Sta­tion: Knights­bridge.

Baluchi at the Lalit Lon­don

Ma­jes­tic In­dian restau­rant in the five-star bou­tique ho­tel housed within a Grade II- listed Vic­to­rian build­ing. £££. Daily B,L & D. www.the lalit.com. 181 Too­ley St, SW1 2JR. T: 020-3765 0000. E11. Sta­tion: Lon­don Bridge.

Benares

Miche­lin-starred chef Atul Kochhar cre­ates mod­ern In­dian cui­sine in this re­fined restau­rant. ££££. Mon-Sat L& D; Sun D. www.benares­restau­rant.com. 12a Berke­ley Square House, Berke­ley Square, W1J 6BS. T: 020-7629 8886. E6. Sta­tion: Green Park.

Bom­bay Palace

The cui­sine at this well-es­tab­lished restau­rant is a cut above the rest. Try the pan-seared scal­lops with chilli chut­ney. ££-£££. Daily L & D. www.bom­bay­palace.co.uk. 50 Con­naught St, W2 2AA. T: 020-7723 8855. D5. Sta­tion: Mar­ble Arch.

Chor Bizarre

This pop­u­lar restau­rant, which is eclec­ti­cally fur­nished, spe­cialises in cui­sine from north In­dia. £££. Mon-Sat L & D. www.chor­bizarre.com. 16 Al­ber­marle St, W1S 4HW. T: 020-7629 9802. E7. Sta­tion: Green Park.

Chut­ney Mary

Ex­pect a gourmet tour of seven dif­fer­ent In­dian re­gions in this glam­orous restau­rant. £££. MonFri B,L & D; Sat L & D. www.chut­ney­mary.com. 73 St James’s St, SW1 1PH. T: 020-7629 6688. E7. Sta­tion: Green Park.

Gay­lord

Iconic In­dian restau­rant brand, serv­ing award­win­ning sheekh ke­babs and Mughal dishes. ££. Daily L & D. www.gay­lord­lon­don.com. 79- 81 Mor­timer St, W1W 7SJ. T: 020-7580 3615. D7. Sta­tion: Ox­ford Cir­cus.

Gymkhana

De­signed in the style of colo­nial In­dian gymkhana clubs, this Miche­lin-starred restau­rant fo­cuses on tan­doori and char­coal grills. £££. Daily L & D. www.gymkhanalon­don.com. 42 Albe­marle St, W1S 4JH. T: 020-3011 5900. E6. Sta­tion: Green Park.

Khan’s of Kens­ing­ton

This re­laxed restau­rant serves a great range of north In­dian veg­e­tar­ian and fish dishes. ££. Daily L & D. www.khan­sofkens­ing­ton.co.uk. 3 Har­ring­ton Rd, SW7 3ES. T: 020-7584 4114. G4. Sta­tion: South Kens­ing­ton.

La Porte des In­des

Dine in a for­mer Ed­war­dian ball­room for a taste of colo­nial In­dia with French-Cre­ole in­flu­ences. £££. Daily L & D. www.la­port­edesin­des.com. 32 Bryanston St, W1H 7EG. T: 020-7224 0055. D6. Sta­tion: Mar­ble Arch.

Lit­tle In­dia

This cosy es­tab­lish­ment near the Royal Al­bert Hall spe­cialises in dishes from Ben­gal, in­clud­ing fish bhuna. ££. Daily L & D. www.lit­tlein­di­alon­don.com. 32 Glouces­ter Rd, SW7 4RB. T: 020-7584 3476. F4. Sta­tion: Glouces­ter Road.

Masala Zone

In this chain of vi­brant restau­rants, en­joy great­value In­dian street food, plus the grand thali. £. Daily L& D (and branches). www.masala­zone.com. 9 Mar­shall St, W1F 7ER. T: 020-7287 9966. D6. Sta­tion: Ox­ford Cir­cus.

Me­mories of In­dia

Try authen­tic flavours from north In­dia, with spe­cial­i­ties in­clud­ing spiced lamb. ££. Daily L & D. www.mem­o­riesofindia.com. 18 Glouces­ter Rd, SW7 4RB. T: 020-7589 6450. G4. Sta­tion: Glouces­ter Road.

Mint Leaf

Con­tem­po­rary In­dian dishes are the trade­mark of this stylish restau­rant. Try the grilled prawns with fenu­greek. £££. Mon-Fri L; daily D. www.mint leaf­group.com. Suf­folk Place, Hay­mar­ket, SW1Y 4HX. T: 020-7930 9020. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.

Tamarind

This Miche­lin-starred con­tem­po­rary take on Mughal and North West Fron­tier cui­sine is served in a smart May­fair din­ing room. £££. Daily L & D. www.tamarindrestau­rant.com. 20 Queen St, W1J 5PR. T: 020-7629 3561. E6. Sta­tion: Green Park.

Veeraswamy

The UK’s old­est In­dian restau­rant, now with a Miche­lin star, has an op­u­lent in­te­rior and stylish cui­sine. ££-£££. Daily L & D. www.veeraswamy.com. Mez­za­nine Floor, Vic­tory House, 99 Re­gent St, W1B 4RS. T: 020-7734 1401. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.

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