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Noor Jahan

2A Bina Gardens | Gloucester Road, London SW5 0LA, England
+44 20 7373 6522
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible13%
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CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
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LOCATION
2A Bina Gardens | Gloucester Road, London SW5 0LA, England
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1 - 10 of 215 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Frankly the food was well below par, we ordered two separate chicken dishes and the chicken was absolutely bone dry. It was as if the chicken had been pre-cooked, left in a fridge for days and then warmed up and dropped into the sauce. A...More

Thank alex g
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We come here regularly and the food really is fantastic. The only problem is that it's a victim of its own success and small size. Consequently, the staff, unless you're the last sitting of the evening, are always hurrying you along so they can get...More

Thank inkyinks
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

I went on 18/10/2017 for food. It was open till 11:30PM. I reached around 9:30PM. I was surprised by the behaviour of the staff. I asked for a seat. The staff said that they cannot take anymore order. So I went out. After few minutes...More

1  Thank 98,310
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Delicious meal. A bit crowded and noisy, and you get the impression the wait staff wants you to move on as quickly as possible, but a perfect place to get a good meal in the neighborhood.

Thank Jimpulcrano
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Tesco microwave curry, undercooked chicken and yesterday's pappadams. Total disaster of food. Don't order house wine because it is distilled urine with radish. Service was good though, truth be told.

Thank Chirakli
Reviewed 1 October 2017

An absolute disgrace. Service was an embarrassment. Waiter dropped plate on me when collecting plates, no apology, just a glare. When it came to paying bill, total cost seemed a little too high, however the receipt was a handwritten scribble. When asked for breakdown, turns...More

1  Thank Tom M
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Great traditional Indian. My Chelsea favourite and I've lived in the area for 3 decades. Never had a bad meal here but had some real corkers.

1  Thank ngc137
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Most Indian restaurants are usually a feast for vegetarians. Surprisingly Noor Japan is very disappointing on this front. The veggi biryani was very disappointing. Conversely the chicken dish was very good. Atmosphere good, prices reasonable, service good. Busy place. Would return ....but can't really as...More

1  Thank StephenCr0ss
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We decided to come here as we remembered it being good a few years back. One guy that was serving us was very friendly I think he was the owners son but after receiving our mains we found a small black hair in the food...More

2  Thank clip88
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Noor Jahan is such a wonderful Indian restaurant!! The food is amazing!!! so many dishes to choose from!! and so tasty!! Service is very good!!! and so friendly too!! Wonderful atmosphere!!!

1  Thank Brycee10
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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque
white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's
easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with
superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and
Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely
child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to
mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall)
such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$67 - US$67
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 23:45
Monday
12:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 23:45
Tuesday
12:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 23:45
Wednesday
12:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 23:45
Thursday
12:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 23:45
Friday
12:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 23:45
Saturday
12:00 - 13:30
18:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2A Bina Gardens | Gloucester Road, London SW5 0LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7373 6522
Description
There's something special about Noor Jahan that not only attracts big-name eaters - Hugh Grant, Eric Clapton and Rowan Atkinson, but also a veritable army of devoted regulars who make a habit of dining there. Maybe it's the Chef specialities, like the special recipes for chicken, lamb, king prawns and duck, but also our own British invention of chicken tikka masala. Lunchtimes are slightly subdued with the business of the day, but evenings are more vivacious and warm. The decor is simple, the service welcoming, and the cooking convincing. No wonder Noor Jahan has been a local landmark for nearly forty years.
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