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#489 of 17,356 Restaurants in London
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Whitechapel
0.4 miles from Tower of London
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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.
PRICE RANGE
US$14 - US$27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a curry here New Year’s Eve . Was really authentic Indian food . Awesome can’t recommend enough ! Will be back .

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I recently stayed in London and luckily came across The Empress , it was probably the best Indian meal we have eaten , the food was served by friendly staff and all food was well presented and very tasty ,everything from poppadoms...onion salad and mint sauce then onion Bhaji and tandoori mixed grill starter the tandoori lamb chops were especially good , on this occasion we were not wanting to eat really spicy curry so we had the king prawn Biryani and a chicken Pasanda with a peshwari naan and all very delicious , we will definitely go back when next in London .More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 29 November 2021 via mobile

We had a mini break in London and reviewed where to eat on Trip Advisor. The reviews were outstanding. So we gave it a whirl. They did not lie! The pops were lovely and fresh. My chicken tikka dhansak was the nicest I have ever...had. My other half had chicken tikka bhuna and he too reported it as outstanding. The peshwari nan was light and fluffy too and full of flavour. Super glad we checked on Trip Advisor. And we most certainly will be visiting again for sure.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 28 October 2021

We had an excellent dinner with very attentive waiters. The speciality lamb bhuna and chicken jalfrizi were delicious; We would heartily recommend both dishes. The nan bread were fresh from the over and lovely and puffy. Thanks you to the lovely staff who were very...friendly and most welcoming. One of the best Indian restaurants I have visited in a long time. Do go and try it!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 16 October 2021

This was our 2nd visit to The Empress and will certainly not be our last, all ready looking forward the next time we are in London and visiting again. My husband had Chicken Rajshahi and I had Chicken Korma as our main meals, with assorted...sides, it was amazing and the staff were so friendly and helpful. We Can highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 17 September 2021

After a three month break (we were out of the country) my husband and I returned to our favourite restaurant in London - and oh boy we’d missed it! I ordered Methi Sag Gosht and my husband had Chicken Madras and they were divine! Thank...you so much, Empress. We will never leave you for so long again - my taste buds won’t let me!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 15 September 2021

Amazing food and great service. Best Indian food I’ve had and staff were so friendly and accommodating, would definitely recommend and can’t wait to go back 😅

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 12 September 2021

Booked a weekend away and wanted a local restaurant for our first evening. After looking and reading reviews for The Empress we decided to book a table for Friday evening. We were greeted and welcomed by staff who then went through the menu and helped...us choose a meal from the vast menu. The staff have good knowledge of what is nice and suitable for different palettes and we were not disappointed. Our meals came and they were delicious and perfect for both myself and my husband. We had plenty of food to eat in a nice restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere . We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and it was a good start to our weekend away. To finish off our evening as we left I was given a beautiful gift , this was a lovely touch and completely unexpected. I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you are in the area.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 September 2021 via mobile

A Friday night in London and we fancied an Indian meal close to our hotel. Opted for The Empress - thankfully! Two main courses - the lamb special and chicken passanda were delicious and the Nan bread was sumptuous. Will certainly be back as the...staff were very friendly also.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 27 August 2021 via mobile

We visited this restaurant due to the reviews we had seen online and we were not disappointed! The staff were friendly and attentive and the restaurant itself had an excellent atmosphere. The food was incredible, everything down to the popadoms and dips were of a...fantastic quality and it was all at a very reasonable price! We had the lamb chops and duck tikka which were amazing, my only regret is that I couldn’t stay and try the whole menu! We will definitely be returning again!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Empress

Yes, The Empress offers takeaway services.

Yes, The Empress offers delivery services.

The Empress is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4