The Empress

141 Leman Street, London, E1 8EY

Indian, Caribbean
Main Course £8
Food Spend £24

Great choice of food, with a friendly and helpful staff.

Rob Wilkins 10 May 2016
From Southampton

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More about The Empress

Voted East London’s best Indian restaurant for 3 years running, The Empress in Whitechapel has been serving authentic Indian and Bangladeshi food since 1993. Classic curry house favourites and regional specialities burst with aromatic flavours, with the Empress chefs exhibiting a selection of dishes from their home towns.

The diverse Empress menu features traditional north Indian dishes like hot garlic chilli chicken and lamb rezala. Tandoori classics include marinated king prawns, while duck and vegetable join the meaty choice of biryanis.

Tempting, fresh sides of spinach, okra and chickpeas are given spicy twists, with tasty chutneys and breads also accompany your meal. Personal recommendations from the Empress team include salmon korma and slow cooked Khala lamb bhuna.

Simply decorated and subtly lit, the wooden floored Empress restaurant is an inviting venue to enjoy fine Indian cuisine. Easy to spot on Leman Street, The Empress in London is a 6-minute walk from Aldgate East Tube Station.

Customer Reviews for The Empress


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29 October 2016 by Bart Vriesema from Geleen
We love Indian food and our trip to London had to include a visit to an Indian restaurant. We were not disappointed at the Empress. Great food, friendly staff and located close to our hotel.
24 May 2016 by Perrine from London
Excellent food. Very good value. Lot of choice except for desserts (only very few ice creams and no fruits)
10 May 2016 by Rob Wilkins from Southampton
Great choice of food, with a friendly and helpful staff.
25 April 2016 by Paolo Degioanni from Cuneo
Wonderful indian cuisine
28 March 2016 by Andrew Dent from Oxford
Excellent dining experience
29 February 2016 by Emyr Roberts from Cardigf
Excellent food, very friendly and accommodating staff.
19 February 2016 by Mayya Bondarevskaya from London
Booked last minute for a large group and the staff was very accommodating. Fantastic service, very friendly staff, awesome food. Could not have chosen a better place to eat out!
29 November 2015 by Aaron Bevan from Newquay
Giot a warm welcoming on arrival.. Waiting staff were friendly and very helpful and knowledgeable. Food was great. Good value and lots of it. Would definitely recommend this place to friends visiting Central London
25 September 2014 by Eileen Bennett from Cambridge
I find most menus at Indian restaurants serve similar dishes. This one is different. Some very interesting dishes available. Staff polite and attentive.
23 May 2012 by limping lloyd from london
First business lunch time at The Empress in leman street
started with their mixed starter which consisted of lamb chop garlic prawnand a to die for chicken ?????////?(i cannot remember the name)

mains was just too good
nan bread was light and fresh
restaurant was very full but calm, service was top class very friendly and to top it off........
bill was much loweer than expected for the quality of food and level of service offered,
will probably make it my weekly spot

The Empress

141 Leman Street, London, E1 8EY

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