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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.