Food nwas lovely, we had a vegetarion menu. Nice gin cocktails, wine was so so, would not recommend. service slow but okay.
It's closing down 10 December and the attitude of the staff reflected this. Shame it used to be good
The food was excellent. The prices were a bit over-the-top for an Indian restaurant and the portions didn't justify it. But, the food was great, so I am not going to complain too much, it just means I won't come here as often as I would maybe like to.
£9 for a pint of Cobra and no atmosphere. Food OK. Overall , Overpriced and Empty ... not what it used to be
I have used the restaurant on numerous occasions over the years and always had good food and good company
A shame it’s closing on 22nd December
If you want an Indian with a twist you should try here before they are gone
It was okay service was not good at all
It was not brilliant
Excellent as always
Great location, stunning ambiance, Indian food with a positive twist, friendly manager and attentive service make this place a worthwhile place to visit. The big negative is the price, food items are clearly over priced which makes frequent visits a problem. Unfortunately, heard from the manager that the restaurant will be permanently shutting down on the 10th December due to their inability to negotiate a reasonable lease extension.
Lovely atmosphere, good service. £90 for 2 curries a starter and water is bit too much.
Excellent service coupled with great authentic food. A sheer delight and a pleasure for a special dining evening out! We have been there before and will continue to go there. A very small gripe however, when paying top prices for such a great place it would have been nice for the waiters/waitresses to check if our wine glasses needed topping up. Now that would have been the icing on the cake for great service!
We were visiting London, from the States, wanting authentic Indian food. La Porte did not disappoint. My friend had never had Indian food before, now he is hooked.
The decor feels dated and a little faded. The food was OK but did not live up to the billing and was lukewarm. It seems expensive for basically a buffet meal. The service was a bit hit and miss; and really annoyed at the end when the requested bill was plonked visibly in front of invited friends rather than handled discreetly.
First time visit to the La Porte des Indes a very upmarket Indian restaurant. Whilst not cheap, it's £6 a pint of Cobra and main course around £24, the food was delicious and would recommend to anyone who haven't been. The outside looks rather small but once inside it's amazing how many people table are available.
We had fun and the food was terrific
The place needs a facelift. A restaurant of such stature cannot remain idle but needs to be evolving.
We have visited this restaurant on numerous occasions and are always impressed with the excellent service and great food.
Overall amazing food and customer service, great for vegetarians with a separate veggie menu, amazing cocktails and beautiful decor. Would definitely pay another visit and recommend
Years of going La Porte des Indes still leave me unprepared for the insides of what looks like a regular, high street Indian restaurant from the outside. The food is fun and an interesting take on regular Indian food with the French and Cochin influences.
The food was delicious, well prepared and presented. The service was not as attentive and personable as expected but felt like a comprehensive set process. I found the meal a little overpriced.
Easily the worst food over 2 weeks that we spent in London. Inordinately overpriced for the poorest quality Indian food. Stale meat and bland vegetarian food made for one of the poorest dining experiences in the country.
Strongly avoid the lamb dishes. Avoid the restAurant too if you can, especially if you are Indian and know what Indian food should taste like.
This was our second time dining at this restaurant, did not disappoint. An excellent meal once again.
Good experience and friendly staff - willing provide a satisfying experience
Personally I think this restaurant is dated and needs refurbishment. It does not cater for elderly people as the buffet on a Sunday is spread across 2 floors and people need to keep climbing up and down some very slippery stairs with extremely old, heavy plates! I've never quite seen anything like it! The service was very poor, and we had to keep trying to get the waiting staff's attention as they were not keeping an eye on our table to see if we were okay and whether we needed anything. On top of that they charge a 12.5% service charge and don't even have a policy of refunding customers' for their car parking charges if they spend eg over £100. Not somewhere I will be rushing back to in a hurry to be honest.
Quality & consistency, fine Indian cuisine beautifully presented & served. The lamb was divine. A fun atmosphere, great for groups & families. Always a treat.
Recommended by a friend who wants to have his last meal there. It lived up to my expectations.
One of my favourite restaurants. My companion was highly impressed with the Sunday brunch and said he would return. My two sons also love this restaurant and two of my grand-daughters were smitten with the food and the ambience. Top class Franco-Indian restaurant.
Great Indian food, good service, good value
Have known restau for many years... very good food but disappointing how empty the restau was which impacted atmosphere
Revisited for Sunday buffet. Uncomfortable with high temperature in the restaurant. Further food was average. No positive point.
A very nice meal with family to celebrate a birthday. I would recommend this restaurant for Indian food from s different region.
Solid Indian place, give you what you need for Indian dishes
Very good food . Eat slowly
This is a truly fabulous French Indian restaurant. We have been going there for over 10 years and the food is truly consistently good. Their cookbook is a great gift.
Fabulous cuisine. Extremely expensive. Not the best value...BUT...Worth it. Frosty welcome by maitre d. Staff was delightful. Kitchen was world class.
I think that The best Delicious indian food in London
There was an odor smell once we entered the restaurant.the chicken taste is not good also there's lots of fat in the chicken you will not get a full piece of chicken with out that fat and this is the second time I dine in before I submit this evaluation.
I was recommended by colleagues as this was a birthday for my Indian wife, and whilst we eat frequently at Indian restaurants I was told this would be different. The ambience was excellent but the food, the service and the value for money left much to be desired. I recognise the uplift due to London prices but a meal which was at least 5 times the cost of its equivalent in the Midlands, was not great, was bland in its taste and content.
Sadly, it was a oneoff experience which I wouldn't repeat. Not for me, sorry
This is one of my favorite restaurants in the world. The atmosphere is amazing and the food is outstanding. The staff is very attentive. If you haven't tried it you must. Go hungry and do the prix menu. 59£ but worth it. Such a great mix of spices and flavors for any palette.
Over all very good.
I have been a regular visitor to this restaurant and have enjoyed every time.
The. Toilets need updating to keep up with the times and competition.