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Hankies Cafe

#134 of 18,620 Restaurants in London
££ - £££Indian, Asian,
67 Shaftesbury Avenue | Piccadilly, London W1D 6LL, England
+44 20 7871 6021
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Indian, Asian, Grill, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
67 Shaftesbury Avenue | Piccadilly, London W1D 6LL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I had breakfast here several times and found the food to be fresh with a good variety - from berries and yoghurt to a full breakfast, even vegetarian and vegan. It is small but clean and comfortable.

Thank Redbackspider
hankies2017, Guest Relations Manager at Hankies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear guest, We are absolutely delighted to get amazing and encouraging feedback from you. Thank you for your feedback. Hope to welcome you again soon. Kind Regards, Management team.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Authentic Indian street food that's wonderfully simple and authentic. The flavours really jump out! Dishes aren't huge, so it's good to go in a group and get lots to share. I really enjoyed it!

Thank Gareth C
hankies2017, Guest Relations Manager at Hankies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Guest, We really appreciate your time and encouraging us with the feedback. Its great to hear that your dining experience was wonderful and you enjoyed it a lot. Looking forward to serve you again with more flavours. Kind Regards, Management Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Easy Jet in flight Magazine cited this restaurant as up and coming so in our search for some London Indian food my daughter and I decided to give it a try. We chose it because of the small plates. We were excited to try...More

Thank KimBurgett
hankies2017, Guest Relations Manager at Hankies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear guest, Many thanks for your feedback. This really spur our enthusiasm to improve more. It is great to hear you enjoyed our sharing concept of Indian food. Your complaint for air conditioning is very well noted and would be resolved soon. We would like...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd like to give a good review because the staff seem nice, but it's terribly hot inside, a bit cramped, and the 'Delhi street cafe' food is very over priced. At £3 for a 330ml bottle of coke, you get the idea.... the menu doesn't...More

Thank MikeWReading
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my first Indian restaurants which is very simple and casual. The food is simply awesome......!!! Went there with my 2 friends and everyone loved the food. The staff were very polite and courteous. They explained the menu beautifully and helped us...More

Thank DianaChiriac
hankies2017, Guest Relations Manager at Hankies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear guest, We are overwhelmed with your amazing feedback. This would definitely boost our Hankies Cafe team. We would like to thank you for appreciating our food and team work. Looking forward to serve you again. Kind Regards, Management Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazon Prime added this restaurant to their Home Delivery roster. I’ve been wanting to visit for awhile and we were in the mood for Indian today, so I placed an order. The dahi bhalla was very authentic as was the chicken tikka and the chilli...More

Thank Karishma-Kim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Discovered Hankies as they accept tastecard and what a good find! Great service, food is amazing and reasonably priced (especially with the tastecard!). Been here twice now and will be going back again and again.

Thank Charhys B
hankies2017, Guest Relations Manager at Hankies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Guest, It is absolutely rewarding to hear that your dining experience was fantastic. It gives us immense encouragement that we served you with great food and great service. Looking forward to welcome you again on board. Kind Regards, Management Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered 3 tawa lamb, 1 chicken, 4 lamb chops, prawns, pani puri, plain rice washed down with nimbu pani and water... Food is full of delicious flavours, requiring no compliments or sauces. Portions are very small so wouldnt go if there if your a big...More

Thank Salma K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is not your typical indian cuisine, it actually indian street food but it is sooo tasty that we got takeaways as well. It's a whole variety of small dishes and you can eat it with roomali roti or rice. It's yummy!

Thank RedHotMama95
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am bit fussy when it comes to Indian food, couldn't fault anything at this place in flavours, freshness, healthy and presentation aspects. I prefer 'these' style Indian restaurants over the british curry concepts full of greasy food. Try daal makhani (black lentils), fish or...More

1  Thank indiexplorer
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12 November 2017|
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Response from EmiliaR50 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I would say so. Enjoy
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Response from deeees9 | Reviewed this property |
i would allow an hour and a half to two hours too. Just to be able to enjoy the meal and get to your show in time!
Hannah G
14 August 2017|
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Response from Angad S | Reviewed this property |
I don't beleive that they do reservations. And it's generally quick so a total of about 45 min would be ok.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
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12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Shaftesbury Avenue | Piccadilly, London W1D 6LL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7871 6021
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Hankies Café serves Delhi street food which are tapas portion to share. On the meu is traditional Roomali Roti which goes great with all the dishes.
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