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The Empress

#750 of 19,027 Restaurants in London
££ - £££Indian, Asian,
141 Leman Street, London E1 8EY, England
+44 20 7265 0745
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
141 Leman Street, London E1 8EY, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

We have been coming to the Empress for 17 years and I still get really excited every visit! A genuinely warm welcome awaits every customer who crosses the threshold . The staff are so knowledgeable and can guide you through the menu, making suggestions based...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great Indian restaurant that has survived & evolved. Excellent food well cooked & presented. Friendly & attentive service. We had the lamb chop starter followed by chicken jalfrezi. Rice, sag aloo & bread plus cold cobra beers. A very enjoyable meal & good value for...More

Thank R2737RUtonyp
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Empress is a small Indian restaurant at 141 Leman street near Tower Hill in London. Very cozy atmosphere, great service and excellent selection of varieties of Regional Indian and Persian dishes. Menu was so large that we had to ask our waiter Forhad Hussain...More

1  Thank Mark L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

7 of us visited here last night and the majority of us are paying the price today. Firstly the menu was overpriced and this sadly wasnt reflected in the taste or quality of the food. A member of our party had just turned 50 and...More

2  Thank Wanderer02273410990
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the Chicken Tikka Jalfrezi, plain rice, vegetable curry, onion salad and some Perrier. It was the best Jalfrezi I have ever tasted, and I have had a lot of Jalfrezis. The staff are very friendly, relaxed and helpful. A very comfortable and excellent...More

1  Thank charliei637
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Indian restaurants haven't been the same for a while now so this spot for me was a great find. The location is easy to get to and the place inside was nice and clean. The service was really good and the food came out in...More

1  Thank KatCeey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Aww this is one of the friendliest restaurants I’ve dined in, the service and food was second to none and they made such a fuss of my 8year old boy it was so nice and refreshing we will definitely be back when we visit London...More

1  Thank simoncQ1921JF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an excellent meal here tonight! The staff were so friendly and the food was tasty, hot and service fantastic - will definitely come again. Thank you

1  Thank janem20172017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff but the food was horrible. Everything tasted like sugar... no flavour. so disappointed. Ordered take away

1  Thank elephantsgold
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We were 6 people who went there, some of us were not used to eating indian food. The waitors were really friendly and helpful. We got a lot of great food, and the location was also nice. Would recommend going here.

1  Thank andreaoar
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29 May 2018|
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Response from foz_islam | Property representative |
The restaurant opens from 5.30pm every day
29 May 2018|
Response from foz_islam | Property representative |
Restaurant is now open from 5.30 pm Daily
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 00:00
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17:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
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12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141 Leman Street, London E1 8EY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Whitechapel
  • Neighbourhood: Whitechapel
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7265 0745
Come and experience fine dining in one of the best Indian restaurant near Tower Bridge, London. The Empress Indian restaurant offers you a superb range of great tasting Indian food with a modern twist in comfortable, contemporary and a stylish surrounding. Our restaurant is situated walking distance from Tower Bridge. Our aim is as it always has been, to give all our guests the best possible dining experience from start to finish. Our latest menu has a larger array of new choices of delicious authentic Indian dishes, that has been cooked selected to delight your taste buds.With Our fresh and fabulous signature dishes, The Empress has already become hot favourite in the heart of East London.
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