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Light of India

67-69 Gloucester Road | South Kensington, London SW7 4PG, England
+44 20 7584 7654
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  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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67-69 Gloucester Road | South Kensington, London SW7 4PG, England
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1. The Best Indian Food
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2. Nice Meal
" Very nice meals and good service without being too close or pushy."
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a fabulous Indian cuisine restaurant being part of the Montana Hotel. Service is friendly and very professional. Food provided is varied and of the highest quality. You would not be disappointed. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We would recommend booking first as...More

Thank Robin S
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We visited light of India last week whilst waiting to go to the royal Albert Hall. This was absolutely delicious I have never had an Indian like it not greasy, well presented and what I call proper portions. For starters we shared a meat platter...More

1  Thank jobutler87
Avinder_Takhar, Public Relations Manager at Light of India, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Dear jobutler87, We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your first experience with us and that you enjoyed your meal. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback - we really appreciate your kind comments and look forward to being...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So, the restaurant is supposed to be open at 12. We reached at 12:08 and were asked to return at 12:30 by a pretty rude waiter. But his boss intervened and sat us down at a table. In hindsight maybe the waiter was trying to...More

1  Thank Nidsta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a delightful Jalfrezi between meetings in London. My second visit, and each better than the last!

Thank fly_with_other_andy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting London, you just must visit this great Kensignton restaurant. Booking recommended, so you don't have to queue at busy times but never too long. It has an extensive menu and is very reasonably priced. After a hot morning's sightseeing, an ice...More

Thank Zina_Ona
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Used this for breakfast instead of our hotel who wanted £10.00 for the privilege. Met by really friendly staff who were attentive and helpful. Good full English for £7.95 with coffee and toast.More

Thank Andrew P
Avinder_Takhar, Public Relations Manager at Light of India, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Andrew P, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast here at Light of India and thank you for your appreciation of what we do. Your comments mean a lot to us and I will personally make sure that they are shared...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food excellent service visited the place 5 times,the food is very consistent,and it is a nice place to visit

Thank neilvarun24
Avinder_Takhar, Public Relations Manager at Light of India, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear neilvarun24, Thank you very much for your review. I am very pleased that you enjoyed another meal at Light of India and certainly hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Yours sincerely, Light of India

Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

We love Indian food - I like it hot and she likes it very mild. Light of India got it perfect. Overall a great meal and experience - worth a visit. Empty plate is the only evidence required.

Thank Jaap N
Avinder_Takhar, Public Relations Manager at Light of India, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jaap N, Thank you for your feedback and compliments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to being able to welcome you back again soon. Yours sincerely Light of India

Reviewed 13 May 2018

The menu selections are varied and everything we ordered was wonderful. The ambiance is lovely, elegant and not rushed. We found the location very convenient to our hotel on a recent stay and decided to return a second time. Although it is busy, we did...More

Thank janekilburn
Avinder_Takhar, Public Relations Manager at Light of India, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear janekilburn, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your experience at Light of India. Your compliments about our food and service are extremely valuable to us and I will be sure to share these with t Abdul and rest...More

Reviewed 7 May 2018

Big menu, a lot of options, food is delicious. Very practical when you stay at the Montana. Friendly staff.More

Thank Francine144
Avinder_Takhar, Public Relations Manager at Light of India, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Francine144, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I was very pleased to read your comments about Light of India and to learn that you enjoyed your visit so much. We hope that we will have the opportunity of welcoming you...More

South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque
white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's
easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with
superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and
Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely
child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to
mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall)
such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67-69 Gloucester Road | South Kensington, London SW7 4PG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7584 7654
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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 with your special somebody, or just a meal with friends or colleagues. To fully appreciate the depth and breadth of our unique Northern Indian cuisine, we would encourage you to share dishes with your fellow diners and taste a wide range of contrasting flavours.
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