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Something of a legend among aficionados of old-school Indian cuisine, the Gaylord has been trading on Mortimer Street since 1966. With its distinctive blue awnings, minimalist glass frontage, ivory-toned interior and smartly laid tables, the elegant dining room puts on quite a regal show, and the kitchen responds by delivering richly flavoured dishes with a familiar ring: onion bhajias, samosas and tandooris, alongside rogan josh, lamb korma, king prawn biryani and ‘good old CTM’ (chicken tikka masala). Occasional voguish flurries such as puffed-up golgappa savouries with a shot of Grey Goose vodka raise the tempo, but desserts like gulab jamun flamed with rum catapult diners straight back to the old days. Two-course lunches are a bargain at £10, and the drinks list runs from Kingfisher beer to a decent assortment of spice-friendly wines. Takeaways and home deliveries available.


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  1. Gaylord restaurant offering Northern Indian food is nicely situated in West London, easy to find.

    Starting off with some drinks, the upcoming moorish dishes. Test tube looking glasses of lime green water topped with puff; made us all ask how do we eat this? Well, it was called a Goi gappa shot after all, and I finished off with the usual “aaah” drinking sounds. A rack of cute adorable mini shei puri cones, filled with joyful mix of crunchy goods...
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  1. Published : Wednesday, 12 February 2014

    The Cutlery Chronicles :: gaylord, soho - review

    Gaylord is a smartly furnished (in that princely old-school handsomeness long-serving Indian restaurants often do) and established West End fixture of the dining scene focussing on Mughlai and North Indian cuisine. Established in 1966, it is part of a large group with a sister Gaylord in Mumbai and was the first to house a tandoor oven in the UK. It was also the chosen venue for a dinner organised by the restaurant review platform Zomato for some of their most prolific contributors - they know how to put on a good show.

    Crisp puri spheres containing a little potato and chickpea and filled at the table with...
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  1. Gaylord Restaurant on Mortimer Street, just off Regent Street North, has been open since 1966, and is considered one of London's most elegant Indian restaurants, as well as the oldest. Leading up to their 50th anniversary next year, they have just launched a new menu with which they want to take you on 'a culinary journey to North India spiced with spendour', delivering exceptional Indian food combining complex flavours and spice...
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  1. The award winning Gaylord Indian Restaurant was founded in 1966 and is an offshoot of the original Gaylord in Mumbai which opened in 1956. The cuisine originates from North of India with a menu that is long, varied and eclectic. The décor also embodies an authentic Indian experience with artworks by the noted Indian painter Prithvi Soni.

    We dined at Gaylord recently as part of a Zomato bloggers’ dinner and Gaylord took the difficulty of choosing from its extensive menu by serving us a selection of their highlight dishes. There was food aplenty, and it was such a delight to have the opportunity to taste so...
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  1. Published : Tuesday, 7 April 2015

    inher30s :: Gaylord Indian restaurant | inher30s

    Gaylord is of the old school brand of Indian restaurants, white tablecloths, smartly clothed staff and more food than you can shake a stick at. They’re launching a new menu and the good folk at Zomato (My go to foodie website) have invited me to give it a go. And when I say give it a go by the way, what I really mean is try the entire menu, every single item. I was broken.

    Indian snack style food is my absolute all time favourite, hence my love of places like Dishoom & Masala Zone and this is the sort of food I gorge myself on when visiting family in India and this does not disappoint. Shots of tangy...
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  1. Published : Tuesday, 31 March 2015

    Eat With Steph :: Gaylord | Eat With Steph

    Another restaurant rich with history, established in 1966, they are in fact one of the oldest Indian restaurants around. Situated in the back streets of Oxford Circus, their front door is plastered with recommended timeout, squaremeal and tripadvisor stickers to illustrate that their name is worthy of recognition.

    This restaurant is in fact the sister restaurant of Gaylord in Mumbai, India...
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  1. Published : Wednesday, 22 April 2015

    Eat With Steph :: Gaylord (New Menu) | Eat With Steph

    We saw the Golgappa shot being served to others in our previous visit, and wondered what this was, little did I know that I would be lucky enough to try this at the meet! Traditional Mumbai Street food gives a little kick to your taste buds to start off the evening.The liquid is poured into a delicate hollow puri before you pop it in to your mouth. See more of the amuse bouches below...
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  1. I love a good curry, and so does the mister. In fact, he nearly jumped when I said I'd been invited to review Gaylord's new menu! And so last Friday we made the trip down to Marlyebone to visit Gaylord's, and boy, we weren't disappointed; the food, the service and the ambiance we all excellent.

    Just wait till you see this food, you'll be making a reservation before you can finish looking at all the photos!...
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