Michelin-starred food is cooked in the dramatic show kitchen. The exotic Indian grills are wonderful. £££. Daily L & D. www.amaya.biz. 19 Motcomb St, SW1X 8JT. T: 020-7823 1166. F6. Station: Knightsbridge.
Baluchi at The Lalit London
Elegant pan-Indian restaurant which is part of a new five-star boutique hotel .£££. Daily B, L& D. www.thelalit.com. 181 Tooley St, SW1 2JR. T: 0203765 0000. E11. Station: London Bridge.
Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar creates wonderful modern Indian cuisine. Private dining is available. ££££. 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. ££-£££. Daily L & D. www.bombaypalace.co.uk. 50 Connaught St, W2 2AA. T: 020-7723 8855. D5. Station: Marble Arch.
This popular restaurant specialises in cuisine from north India. £££. Mon-Sat L; daily D. www.chor bizarre.com. 16 Albermarle St, W1S 4HW. T: 020-7629 9802. E7. Station: Green Park.
Expect a gourmet tour of seven Indian regions at this superior restaurant .£££. Mon-FriB,L&D; Sat L& D. www.chutneymary.com. 73 St James’ s St, SW 11 PH. T :020-76296688. E 7. Station: Green Park.
Legendary Indian restaurant famed for its awardwinning tandoori and Mughlai cuisine. ££. Daily L & D. www.gaylordlondon.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 popular restaurant serves a great range of fish and vegetarian dishes. ££. Daily L & D. www.khansof kensington.co.uk. 3 Harrington Rd, SW7 3ES. T: 0207584 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 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.
Enjoy informal dining in these vibrant good-value restaurants. Start with chaat (street snacks), then tuck into a delicious 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
Taste authentic flavours from North India. Specialities include fish curry. ££. Daily L & D. www.memories ofindia.com. 18 Gloucester Rd, SW7 4RB. T: 0207589 6450. G4. Station: Gloucester Road.
Contemporary Indian dishes are the trademark of this stylish restaurant. £££. Mon-Fri L; daily D. www.mint leafgroup.com. Suffolk Place, Haymarket, SW1Y 4HX. T: 020-7930 9020. E7. Station: Piccadilly Circus.
Michelin-starred contemporary take on Mughal and North West Frontier cuisine. £££. Mon-Fri, Sun L; daily D. www.tamarindrestaurant.com. 20 Queen St, W1J 5PR. T: 020-7629 3561. E6. Station: Green Park.
The UK’s oldest Indian restaurant has a Michelin star. ££-£££. Daily L & D. www.veeraswamy.com. Mezzanine Floor, Victory House, 99 Regent St, W1B 4RS. T: 020-7734 1401. E7. Station: Piccadilly Circus.