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Light of India

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Sponsored by: Light of India

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. The Best Indian Food
1. The Best Indian Food
"Excellent food and service."
Allison T
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2. Nice Meal
2. Nice Meal
"The ambience of the restaurant is beautiful and the food exquisite."
Anna O
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3. Superb Experience
3. Superb Experience
"Best Indian in Gloucester Road - nice ambiance great food"
Alex G
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About
Situated in the heart of Kensington, The Light of India restaurant is a classy and elegant Indian restaurant established in 1984. The authentic style décor incorporates a classic feel and neutral colours. The Dining Room is beautifully elegant – a place where a traditional setting and delicious Indian food triumph. Our culinary philosophy is deceptively simple. We celebrate the very best of Indian food. The Light of India cuisine is an extraordinary combination of flavours, delicate seasonings, in- house freshly ground spices, marinades, and complex tastes. We use only fresh and locally sourced ingredients. The Light of India is the perfect place for family dining in London, an intimate dinner
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Indian, Asian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed yesterday

We were guests at the Montana Hotel which houses Light of India so decided to try it as we had read great reviews. This beautifully decorated space within the hotel did not disappoint! From greeting to seating to eating this place is truly wonderful. Anam...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kelly44207
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Reviewed 25 November 2018

Thanks to Ruhell we had a pleasant night at Light of India. Excellent service. We were visiting family in London and had the tasting menu. It was soooo great. Would do it again anytime.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 2xlykke
Avinder_Takhar, Public Relations Manager at Light of India, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2018

Dear 2xlykke, Thank you very much for your feedback and lovely compliments. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your experience at Light of India, and I will be sure to pass on your feedback to the entire team. Light of India

Reviewed 5 days ago

I found this lovely restaurant by chance when I was visiting my son in London. The food was delicious and freshly prepared, we were served by Ruhel, who was attentive without being intrusive. I would recommend Light of India for an authentic and tasty lunch.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank charlie b
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tuesday 9 January 2018 After a busy afternoon/evening in Kensington, I needed a quick satisfying meal before bedtime. The Light of India (adjoining the Hotel Montana) delivered complete satisfaction. Though there was a nearly full, busy restaurant, Bul-Bul and Martina took time to explain, recommend,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ralphrulach
Avinder_Takhar, Public Relations Manager at Light of India, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear ralphrulach, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your review. I am very pleased to read that you found everything from the atmosphere to the food and wines to be excellent and the service attentive. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our last night in London, we visited here as it was walking distance from hotel. The decor was really beautiful here, very ornate. The staff were friendly, especially Anam who ensured everything was fine with the meal. The food arrived quickly and was so...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tlg2018
Avinder_Takhar, Public Relations Manager at Light of India, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear tlg2018, Thank you very much for your feedback and lovely compliments. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your experience at Light of India, and I will be sure to pass on your feedback to the entire team. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ruhel was our waiter and he give us an excellent service. The indian food was excellent, and the service was fast.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ludovic G
Avinder_Takhar, Public Relations Manager at Light of India, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ludovic G, Thank you very much for your review. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your meal at Light of India and certainly hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Yours sincerely, Light of India

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent start to the year with wonderful food and Exceptional service from RUHEL! Recommend this place to all!More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Godwin93
Avinder_Takhar, Public Relations Manager at Light of India, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Godwin93, Thank you very much for your review and lovely compliments. I am very pleased you enjoyed your meal with us. I will be sure to share your kind comments with the team and hope that we can welcome you back again soon. Yours...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I had a lovely, delicious dinner last night. They were very busy but we had amazing service, excellent food and wonderful attention from Asad. A friendly and excellent waiter! We will certainly be back. Thank you for s great dinner!More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jeff L
Avinder_Takhar, Public Relations Manager at Light of India, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jeff L, Thank you for your kind compliments. We are so pleased that you had a pleasant Christmas Eve dinner with us at Light of India and that you enjoyed our food, wines and the friendly atmosphere we strive to create. We hope to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice surroundings and good service, but is the most expensive curry I have ever had. For 3 mains, side and one drink we paid £90. I know it’s Kensington....but. That said, very tasty and enjoyed the food but might shop around more next time...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kevin_atkin
Avinder_Takhar, Public Relations Manager at Light of India, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear kevin_atkin, Thank you for taking the time to review Light of India.We are so pleased that you had a pleasant experience with us at Light of India I am sorry to see that you found the food expensive. We really try to be great...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at around 9 and left at 10:30 and the service and food quality was good all the way. Special shoutout to Ruhel, a great waiter who showed love and care in our stay.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Youssefayyad7
Avinder_Takhar, Public Relations Manager at Light of India, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Youssefayyad7, Thank you very much for your review. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your dinner at Light of India and certainly hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Yours...More

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CH5509
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CH5509 what would you like to know about the gift voucher??
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afji
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I have no idea what is what about gift cards. Another really great Indian restaurant is Taj, over in the Covent Garden area, great place for dinner before a WestEnd Show.
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