La Porte des Indes reviews
Had my birthday dinner here with a total of 8 diners. Initially looking forward to it; I expected it to be good, having dined here before. However, was extremely disappointed with the service. Arrived at the restaurant at 8pm and left at 11pm. Courses took 40 mins to arrive and were warm not hot. Staff were unpleasant and inefficient. Drinks arrived 20 mins late... After complaining to the manager, he was not sympathetic at all. Gave us a £400 bill, including service charge (which we refused to pay).
For a place that can hold over 1000 people, a mere 8 diners should surely be a doddle. Well, we will never be going there again. It spoilt my birthday. Definitely NOT recommended!!
by aaliyah10, 08 Sep 2009
Brilliant atmosphere. Recommend having a cocktail at their bar before the meal. Menu is varied and makes a change from the 'usual' Indian restaurant. Quite pricey, although lunch menu is good value.
by morrismaria (6 reviews
), 19 Sep 2008
Tasty, but with the £27.50 set menu there's not a lot of variety. The portions are small too, mostly sauce.
by drew, 03 May 2008
Great menu, lots of choice, lovely surroundings. Worth the visit.
by Firework (6 reviews
), 21 Apr 2008
Very good food and service. The interior is quite something and adds to the whole experience.
by saucyland (10 reviews
), 13 Feb 2008
Great-looking interior, although even that now needs attention. Took someone special there and was not impressed with the food. The service was slow even though it was lunch and there were only around 8 tables of customers. I was disappointed - had higher expectations.
by minki (2 reviews
), 15 Oct 2007
Decor - impressive.
Service - a bit pushy, I think they wanted the table.
Food - set menu, very average and small portions.
Drink - wine overpriced, water very overpriced, cocktails (non-alcoholic) good but expensive.
Value for money - poor.
by jjackb, 18 Jun 2006
This place is fantastic for special occasions, even though a bit on the higher end of the market. It is well worth it to spend that much for that special occasion.
Overall, simply fantastic.
by craven, 07 Apr 2006
Restaurant decoration is marvellous and food presentation was outstanding. However the actual food received complaints from all 6 persons on my table, and so needs to be seriously improved. Also, the bill was very pricey. We left disappointed, and hoped that some day we could come back to the lovely restaurant, if only they improved and enhanced the food offering.
by Anonymous, 16 May 2005
Fantastic seafood platter and service was ok .
by Shobi (3 reviews
), 01 Mar 2005
Recently visited this great restaurant. Service was impeccable. Food innovative and cooked perfectly. Lamb curry was the best ever eaten in London and fish cooked in banana leaf starter was terrific. Too much money for what it is but well worth a visit on a special occasion.
by Anonymous, 28 Jan 2005
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