Planning to pop out for a curry one evening this week and not sure where to go? Well, our definitive guide to the best Indian restaurants in west London can help!
TripAdvisor has compiled a list of the top Indian restaurants across the capital - based on their customer reviews - so here are the top 10 in the west London area.
This restaurant and takeaway is full of authentic food, with different levels of spice, just in case your tongue isn't used to Asian spicing!
A reviewer for TripAdvisor said: "I was at this place for dinner with some friends and we totally enjoyed the food that was served. You definitely need to take the chefs recommendation as all of them tasted different but great. If you want to have authentic Indian food this is the place to go!"
3 North End Parade, West Kensington, W14 0SJ - 020 7610 1777
The Rajdoot is inspired by the vibrant tastes of India, and recreates traditional Indian dishes from all 22 regions, from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal.
They characterise their food by delicious aromas and earthy flavours.
An independent reviewer said: "This is now one of my favourite places to eat in London and the food is always great and full of flavour. The staff are very helpful and the atmosphere is very nice and it is always nice and tidy."
49 Paddington Street, Marylebone, W1U 4HW - 020 7486 2055
Right at the heart of London, New Diwan offers meals from the mildest spice to fiery traditional Bangladeshi dishes.
One reviewer said: "Simple food, excellent service and amazing taste of every dish. Starters were fantastic, attention to detail was great. Probably best poppadoms I've ever had. Portions were good value for money. The owner's attention to detail and explanation of each dish (and suggestions) did the rest... See you next time!"
43 Chiltern Street, Marylebone, W1U 6LS - 020 7935 5864
This North Indian/Nepalese fusion restaurant is named after the famous Monkey Temple in Nepal. They say they wish to reveal one of the lesser-known secrets of Nepal... It's fabulous food!
A reviewer for TripAdvisor said: "What a treat! Highly recommendable. Wonderful dishes, carefully prepared and presented. Lovely ambient and caring hosts. Worth travelling from far!"
92 Askew Road, Shepherd's Bush, W12 9BL - 020 8743 4597
Potli: An Indian Market Kitchen
Potli's influence comes from the various bazaars of each Indian region, each of which offers unique dishes. All of the dishes are cooked on site, down to the masala paste, and delivers wonderful traditional food!
An independent reviewer said: "We were passing during the evening and decided to try this restaurant. I feel that it has put other Indian restaurants in the shade! The menu was unusual with a range of tempting starters.
"We had bel puri which was an exciting mix of textures and flavour. The Goan Prawn Balchao was excellent - whole prawns with a well flavoured sauce. The restaurant was busy, the staff attentive and the decor usual. Can't wait to go back and try some new dishes!"
319-321 King Street, Hammersmith, W6 9 NH - 020 8741 4328
Dishoom Covent Garden
Dishoom is based on the traditional café culture of Bombay. The restaurant caters for all meals, including breakfast, and operates under a no-booking rule, so swing by anytime for great food!
One reviewer said: "Was really interested to visit having seen the rave reviews and wasn't disappointed. The staff were excellent friendly, patient and energetic... The food was excellent, ranging from good to outstanding, I could happily live on the greens and the prawns, heaven. Now trying to work out a way to sample the breakfast menu!"
12 Upper St. Martin’s Lane, Covent Garden, WC2H 9FB - 020 7420 9320
Traditional dishes from all over India, and an extensive vegetarian menu, Karma is a place not to be missed!
A reviewer for TripAdvisor said: "Passed the restaurant loads of times never went. Went tonight - Friday night - and was so glad I did, lovely restaurant: the food was fresh, quality ingredients, and so tasty! Had a lamb curry... was melt-in-the-mouth. My daughter had a chicken tikka masala, was probably the best I've ever tasted... Gem of a restaurant."
44 Blythe Road, West Kensington, W14 0HA, - 020 7602 9333
Chutney Mary (now Masala Grill)
Now named Masala Grill, this restaurant is redefining contemporary Indian cuisine with its flavourful menu. Its philosophy is to bring the best regional Indian dishes to London.
One reviewer said: "Renamed redecorated revamped and still fabulous. Three-course meal in the newly launched Masala Grill was a lovely dining experience. All the panache of its big sister Chutney Mary but in a more relaxed atmosphere with out losing any of the quality. Menu is slightly more street-food-inspired and very en vogue.
"Everything was cooked to perfection and service was impeccable. The sea bass was a lovely modern Indian dish and the daal to die for. A great alternative to the fine dining places."
73 St James's Street, Westminster, SW1A 1PH - 020 7629 6688
Quality Indian dining with a twist, Indian Zing restaurant has been designed to create a harmony between the five elements: water, air, fire, earth and sky. At the heart of the restaurant is a rich Indian heritage.
An independent reviewer said: "We didn't realise we had such an incredible restaurant on our doorstep. I went with a group of friends, one being a chef who trained in India and now owns his own fantastic restaurant in London. We were all blown away with how great the food was, especially my chef friend who couldn't believe the authenticity of the food... If you're a fan of Indian food I would highly recommend it."
236 King Street, Hammersmith, W6 ORF - 020 8748 5959
Available to eat in or takeaway, Rangrez aims to bring India to London with a contemporary edge.
A reviewer for TripAdvisor said: "The Food at Rangrez was excellent!!! The customer service was outstanding, I have to say this was my first visit to Rangrez and they have really given me and my family very good service I would definitely head back to Rangrez.
"One thing I'll tell you guys is definitely try their Lamb Chops, purely amazing, it's one of my favourite dishes."
32 Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, W6 9PH - 020 8563 7176