IN­DIAN

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Amaya

Ex­otic In­dian grills. The Miche­lin-starred food is cooked in the dra­matic show kitchen. £££. Daily L & D. www.amaya.biz. 19 Mot­comb St, SW1X 8JT. T: 020-7823 1166. F6. Sta­tion: Knights­bridge.

Baluchi at the Lalit London

This el­e­gant pan-In­dian restau­rant is part of a new five-star bou­tique ho­tel housed within a Grade II-listed Vic­to­rian build­ing near Tower Bridge. £££. Daily B,L & D. www.the­lalit.com. 181 Too­ley St, SW1 2JR. T: 020-3765.0000. E11. Sta­tion: London Bridge.

Benares

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

Bom­bay Place

The cui­sine at this well-es­tab­lished restau­rant is a cut above the rest. Start with huge king prawns with gar­lic sauce and sam­ple chicken with spinach, or but­tery dhal makhani. Very good veg­etable se­lec­tion. ££-£££. Daily L & D. www.bom­bay-palace.co.uk. 50 Con­naught St, W2 2AA. T: 020-7723 8855. D5. Sta­tion: Mar­ble Arch.

Chut­ney Mary

Expect a gourmet tour of seven dif­fer­ent In­dian re­gions at this su­pe­rior In­dian restau­rant. £££. Mon-Fri 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

This long-es­tab­lished restau­rant is famed for its Mugh­lai-based cui­sine. ££. Daily L & D. www.gay lord­lon­don.com. 79- 81 Mor­timer St, W1W 7SJ. T: 020-7580 3615. D7. Sta­tion: Ox­ford Cir­cus.

Gymkhana

Miche­lin-starred restau­rant de­signed in the style of the old colo­nial In­dian gymkhana clubs. £££. Daily L & D. www.gymkhanalon­don.com. 42 Albe­marle St, W1S 4JH. T: 020-3011 5900. E6. Sta­tion: Green Park.

Khan’s of Kens­ing­ton

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

La Porte des In­des

In­dian cui­sine with a Gallic twist, in­spired by the Pondicherry re­gion. £££. Daily L & D. www.la port­edesin­des.com. 32 Bryanston St, W1H 7EG. T: 020-7224 0055. D6. Sta­tion: Mar­ble Arch.

Lit­tle In­dia

This cosy es­tab­lish­ment spe­cialises in dishes from Ben­gal. ££. Daily L & D. www.lit­tlein­dia london.com. 32 Glouces­ter Rd, SW7 4RB. T: 020-7584 3476. F4. Sta­tion: Glouces­ter Road.

Masala Zone

In­for­mal din­ing in this good-value restau­rant. Start with chaat (street snacks), then tuck into a grand thali (p. 60). £. Daily L& D (and branches). www.masala­zone.com. 9 Marshall St, W1F 7ER. T: 020-7287 9966. D6. Sta­tion: Ox­ford Cir­cus.

Me­mories of In­dia

Au­then­tic flavours from the north of In­dia. Spe­cial­i­ties in­clude 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.

Veeraswamy

The UK’s old­est In­dian restau­rant, which now has a Miche­lin-star, mar­ries an op­u­lent in­te­rior with 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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