The food was good, very tasty, and reasonably priced. We went on a Sunday, early evening and the restaurant was very quiet, which was good for us as they were able to accommodate our large party at short notice. The location doesn’t boast a view but the restaurant itself is nice. Overall, very glad we found it and would go again.
there was a privete party on that saturday so there should have been no other bookings taken
Overall the food was nice, but for £61 for only 2 people I though was rather pricey for an Indian.
Again, food was nice so not knocking it.
Yes I'd recommend for special occasions but not for regular sit down Indian meals.
A large open plan restaurant with plenty of space. The food was very nice and the service was efficient. Not your usual expensive London Restaurant; prices were good and tips were at the discretion of the customer.
So, i had booked the restaurant for 9 of my colleagues and I to have a nice meal after we had been go karting. On first impression we were greeted very well and shown to our table.
The starters that we ordered arrived and went down very well.
My boss, who was over from Australia then decided to order his main meal first as he was very tiered and was suffering from jet lag and wanted to go back to his hotel. So, his food arrived and then he left for the evening.
The remainder of us proceeded to order our main dishes - which arrived but my bosses meal also arrived again....
We ordered a selection of different dishes but in all fairness we all said that we had a better Indian elsewhere.
So, onto the bill...
When we arrived we ordered a round of cobras then two of the guys had a bottle of wine.
We then ordered another round of drinks after (6) and then another 4
We asked for the bill and it had 60 cobras listed as the first line item, which was acknowledged as an accident and was removed, only to be then replaced with 23....i also challenged this and this argument of the number of drinks consumed went on for about 10 minutes...
The remaining items also listed seemed to just have the incorrect prices against them. I just couldn't be bothered to argue anymore and frankly i just wanted to leave...
Perhaps we just had a bad experience i'm not to sure, but if you do go, please keep an eye on what you ordered and perhaps take a screenhsot of the menu so you can cross reference the prices with the bill at the end.
Food was good as ever and the staff were absolutely brilliant with kids. We went quite early - 6:30 so it was rather quiet but otherwise all good.
I have been coming here for many year and never fails me
We showed up in time - as confirmed. The service person immediately informed us that we need to leave due to another reservation.
We can nit comment on food nor service but the behaviour and attitude is absolutly inacceptable.
We can not recommend this place.
Was ok, not busy at all so I'd deadly silent. Service was extremely poor Evan tho it wasn't busy.
The restaurant was empty but for one table when we arrived (7:15pm on a Tuesday). By the time we left 2hrs later there was only I additional table occupied. There were also several little flies/nats around our table.
Latest of several visits to the Bengal Clipper and the experience was as good as it always is. Friendly welcome and comfortable, smart dining atmosphere, quite quiet on a Thursday evening at 6.45pm before several parties arrived somewhat later. Great sense of space and the waiter took great care over my friend's dietary restrictions. Food was very good and the bill was very reasonable (c.£50 for two including beer, excluding service). I will return regularly for good Indian food in very smart and comfortable surroundings, aided by the friendly service.
Food was decent, slightly underwhelming but a standard curry house. Was hoping with the areas' reputation it would be a little more refined but the service was lovely and it was a good value.
Food was very good. Great Chicken Jalfrezi.
Just as good as I remembered it.
Went at lunchtime and were pretty much the only people in the restaurant. For a business meeting this was fine but it did seem a little quiet at times without music... Food was very enjoyable though, so would return
We hadn't been to the Bengal Clippper for about 20 Years. We decided to take our son as a birthday treat. But was disappointed with the changes. We could have been sitting in any Indian restaurant!!! It wasn't special at all any more. The food and service was good but not exceptional like it used to be. The waiting staff used to wear white Indian sailors outfits now it's the usual shirt and red waistcoat like them all. People were dining in shorts!!! Not special!
As ever, the food was very good, Bengal Clipper is well above the standard of the typical British curry house. The pilaf rice is particularly tasty and they have picked some good wines to match which may raise eyebrows at first glance because most of them are French not new world. On this occasion though the service was a bit disappointing and rather slow given that it was Sunday evening and hardly rushed off their feet.
We arrived at 2pm with clients for what we thought would be an enjoyable experience, the restaurant was empty and had zero atmosphere. We were not welcomed got the impression we were somewhat of an irritant.
I had to ask them to put on some music as the event was a bit embarrassing and begrudgingly they did.
The food was passable and therefore VERY over priced.
Before we had finished they started turning off the lights and asked us to leave at 3.20pm.
It would be good to understand if this is usual and if the management condone this type of hospitality.
Lovely open plan venue, very roomy and food was outstanding.
Worst Indian food so far we had in london! Horrible service, take always kind of food, too sweet, not fresh....
The room and the linens smell horrible.... It felt like a stuff canteen.
The service at the restaurant really let this place down. I would not recommend it to friend and having gone with my family - it was a real let down.
Have not been back for a while, but standard of the food is still as good. Seems quieter than before and new menu looks like there are more options.
Everytime my partner and I dine here we find that the food gets better and better. There is a greta choice on the menu which on occasion can make difficult to decide what to have.
The staff are very professional and attentive to customers without being overbearing.
The piano player is very talented. I would recommend this place to everyone.
I had originally come here in 2004 and remember the food being excellent. I was hopeful that it would be as I remembered and it was. Food is tasty and a great variety on the menu; one would need to dine here a couple dozen times to try everything. Service was mediocre; not much in the way of ambience either. One of my party ordered an Absolut martini and the waiter/bartender did not know how to make it; presented him with a vodka on the rocks. They were fine in bringing out the Indian beers, though. Service was not bad, just, lacked personality; by no means is the service a reason to miss out on the delightful Indian fare of this Butler's Wharf curry house. I would come back again my next trip to London.
Great and varied menu with lots of options. The food, whilst overpriced (normal for a touristy area), was very good. There were three of us and we all ordered King Prawn dishes. Whilst different, they were all laden with King Prawns which was a pleasant surprise. King Prawn Bhiriyani (with options of sauce heat - I had madras), Chef's Special King Prawns (lovely hot & sour sauce) and King Prawn Murgh were all great. Rice, and accompanying flat breads were lovely and light/fluffy. Service was very efficient, if lacking in warmth and friendliness, but no real complaints. Have been before, and will go again.
This restaurant offers a nice alternative between,at one end, the local 'curry house' serving slightly dodgy and highly coloured cheap curries and, at the other, the high-end trendy and expensive 'modern' interpretation of Indian food. It isn't particularly modern or innovative but the Bengal Clipper is clean, the service is efficient, the prices are reasonable and the food is fresh and tasty.
The best food in the area. Good location very friendly staff.....
We have visited the Bengal Clipper on and off for 10 years. We recall it having better service and value. We went on a quiet night for the set menu special. One main course was incorrect (although corrected reasonably quickly). Not much variety and service was a touch slow. Perhaps just an "off" night, but disappointing nevertheless.
Bengal Clipper at Tower Bridge well worth a visit - excellent food and, although not the cheapest around, still great value for money.
I've been a long time patron of the Bengal Clipper and still think their food is great. However, on the might the service and armosphere was horrible. It was full of loud brash incredibly rude diners. We finally asked for our mains as takeaway after waiting for over an hour. I can live with the noise given the season but not the bad service...given the price.
Good place for a very reasonable and enjoyable sunday Lunch
Took my Indian colleague who was on business from Chennai. He gave it a large seal of approval. Superb
Bengal Clipper has a very wide menu to cater for all tastes, but it didn't have many options other than what you would find on an average Indian take-away. We had a good meal, but no wow factor.
Nice location, beautiful restaurant with piano player, but food not that flavorful.
This restaurant has gotten pretty good reviews, with some reviewers claiming it was among the best Indian food they had eaten, so my husband and I were looking forward to a good meal at a reasonable price. We ordered curries on the mild side (channa masala, murgh mango, and the vegetarian special), but you shouldn't have to sacrifice flavor just because a curry is mild. Unfortunately the food had little curry taste at all. An even bigger surprise was the garlic naan, which did not have any garlic flavor whatsoever. I asked the server if we had accidentally been given a plain naan but he said the naan had garlic paste in it. We simply could not taste it.
This restaurant is lovely. Food was fantastic, the service was great and the location perfect. I would definitely eat here again.
Some excellent dishes very nicely presented. Good value wine list too....Gavi £21.
Will definitely go back.
I had high expectations for Bengal Clipper as I had heard good things but I felt the food and service was mediocre. It was extremely quiet on the Sunday evening when I went but the service was still a bit slow. i probably wouldn't recommend this restaurant to a friend.
Restaurant opened late... Some of my dishes did not arrive till we have finished eating..
Waiters seems to be clueless..
We found the food well prepared and presented, tasted home-made with great flavours. Food prices were surprisingly lower than expected for a good location on Shad Thames. However the place lacked atmosphere, it was a Monday evening so maybe that's why it was so quiet. The staff seemed detached and lacked that attention to detail. A place which has the kitchen doing its stuff well but the front of house needs a major boost of vision if it is to build loyal customers who come again and again.
The food here was very good especially the chef's specials and was very good value for money.The service was adequate, am not sure if all the waiters were on the ball- one of our party asked for lemonade and got soda water and we had to wait a while for a naan order. I do think it is worth going for the food.
This was our second time visiting the restaurant but service was disappointing and staff not welcoming or friendly. Food was nothing special which left the whole experience rather flat - not somewhere I would rush back to, especially as we have them the benefit of a second visit before making a judgement