The Memories of India in Thornbury Road has become a bit of an Osterley institution.
Founded in 1998 by business partners Suel Khan and Moyez Uddin, its reputation has grown in strength in the last decade.
It now attracts a range of clientele, from locals to staff from nearby firms like Sky and BA.
Mr Uddin, 33, who lives in Heston with his wife and young son, said: "We're an Indian restaurant but we're very interested in the quality of our food."
In their bid to be taken seriously as a restaurant, the pair travelled across India enticing top chefs, including Rai Narayn from the Grand Obrai hotel in Calcutta, to work in west London.
And the quality the Memories of India aims to promote certainly shone through when the Informer visited for lunch last week.
From the selection of starters on offer, the Pudina Allo Tiki, or mint and potato fritters, and grilled king prawns are definitely worth a try.
However, the subtly-flavoured creamy and cheesy Nawabi chicken and Akbari lamb chops also did the job of setting the taste buds tingling in anticipation of the meal to follow.
Next, we were given a taste of several of the dozens of mains available on the menu, which also includes more European-style dishes.
The seasonal stir-fried vegetables, Baby Baingan Massala, or tiny aubergines cooked in onion and herbs, and Murg Adrakhala, or chicken with ginger and lemon, were all excellent.
But it was the Achari Gosht, or tender lamb cooked in a tangy yoghurt and pickled spices, which particularly stood out.
All this was rounded off with a bowl of Ras Mali, a light cheese soaked in sweetened milk.
Overall, the Memories of India should be a draw for all those wanting something a bit more than traditional south Asian cuisine.
Memories of India, 160-2 Thornbury Road, Osterley, Phone: 020 88471548