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The Empress

#547 of 18,252 Restaurants in London
€€ - €€€Indian, Asian,
141 Leman Street, London E1 8EY, England
+44 20 7265 0745
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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141 Leman Street, London E1 8EY, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Well, after last week's disappointment at a nearby pub/restaurant, it was more in hope than expectation that I arrived at the Empress. TripAdvisor....well done. Onto a winner straight away with the Kingfisher and Cobra both served in 660ml bottles. Started with the Prawn Poori and...More

Thank Tommy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very nice time here, with good food and friendly service, for a decent price. We ate different dishes from the chef specials and the house’s suggestions, which we liked a lot. The starter’s mix is also recommended.

Thank RikDD23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant curry. Good guys.. couldn't recommend more! Really good curry, considerably better than most of the places in the same area.

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a group of 16 and we were looked after all evening. The food was amazing and Foz, our server was great. I would highly recommend.

Thank Seanyc1990
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent, friendly service and a great atmosphere. Good food at a reasonable price, would visit again.

Thank Becca S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Group of 16 of us for Christmas meal, very accommodating, food was great, took all of our dietary requirements into account. FOZ our server was a legend, took great care of us.

Thank James C
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Excellent Indian food prepared to a very high standard. Fantastic menu with a great selection of old favourites and many additional dishes too. Very friendly and efficient service. I recommend The Empress wholeheartedly.

Thank walmsleygeorge
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was supposed Michelin style but failed in both. The food quality wasn't upto the mark and the service was worse. Really ruined the evening. Never to return to the place and will not recommend to anyone else.

Thank Mir W
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Went here after Jack The Ripper Tour. Excellent food, really fast service. DO NOT GO TO BRICK LANE!!!!

Thank taimar
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Service made an even better impression than the food and that is indeed saying something because the food was phenomenal. Very good authentic British-Indian food. Average pricing for a London sit down. Would definitely come back.

Thank br0mley1
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legacy bringing throngs of curiosity driven tour
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141 Leman Street, London E1 8EY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Whitechapel
  • Neighbourhood: Whitechapel
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7265 0745
Come and experience fine dining in one of the best Indian restaurant near Tower Bridge, London. The Empress Indian restaurant offers you a superb range of great tasting Indian food with a modern twist in comfortable, contemporary and a stylish surrounding. Our restaurant is situated walking distance from Tower Bridge. Our aim is as it always has been, to give all our guests the best possible dining experience from start to finish. Our latest menu has a larger array of new choices of delicious authentic Indian dishes, that has been cooked selected to delight your taste buds.With Our fresh and fabulous signature dishes, The Empress has already become hot favourite in the heart of East London.
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