For a new favourite Indian restaurant, Waterloo has several well-established hidden gems that locals have long had all to themselves. But today, the area is becoming a foodie hotspot, and that means plenty of Indian restaurants to choose from. From classic kormas and vindaloos to contemporary specialities, these are our favourite Indian restaurants in Waterloo.
If you’re after a classic Indian restaurant in Waterloo, this is the place to come. With an interior designed around a typical modern Indian home, you get a warm welcome from an experienced team ready to serve up authentic Indian food.
The main menu offers regional culinary flavours, traditional home-style cooking and Indian street food, and there’s a separate vegan menu, too. Try the chef’s take on the Kanartaka dish kori gassi, or from their vegan menu, the aloo kala chana soya is a heady delight of roast spice flavours.
The Thames Restaurant
The Thames Restaurant opened its doors in 1985, becoming the first Indian restaurant in Waterloo. Today, it’s a firm local favourite, with plenty of fans who delight in its menu of North Indian and Bangladeshi dishes. The decor is contemporary, and the knowledgeable staff are happy to guide you through the menu
There are plenty of classic Indian curries, like the delicious Goan fish curry, but also specialities that set tastebuds on fire, like the satkora chicken made with Bangladeshi lime. Soak it all up with an Indian beer and a flavoured naan.
Just round the corner from iconic Borough Market, Mango Indian is a cheerful, welcoming Indian restaurant known for its contemporary take on traditional dishes. This is also the place to come for beautiful Indian cocktails. Try the lychee and rose petal martini before your spicy main, so you can enjoy the delicate taste.
Mango Indian regularly adds new signature dishes to the menu, combining classic Indian aromas and textures to seasonal British ingredients. Try the crispy kale and tangy-sweet potato chat with ginger tamarind chutney. On a chilly winter’s night, the slow-cooked North Indian dish, dal makhani will warm you right up.
Check into a room or suite at nearby The Clermont, Victoria, before heading out for your Indian meal. We can help you make the most out of your trip to London, including finding the best Indian restaurants in Waterloo.