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24 April 2014
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Imli Street

020 3589 1689

167-169 Wardour Street, London W1F 8WR

£31.00 Indian Soho

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  • Wine: £15.95
  • Champagne: £42.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 8am-11.30pm (Sat 9am-) Sun 9am-10.30pm

Square Meal Review of Imli Street ?

Formerly a bright, brash ‘Indian tapas’ pit-stop, this offshoot of Michelin-starred Tamarind has morphed into a cool, industrial-chic restaurant offering street food from across the subcontinent. Dishes on the terse but tempting menu are themed around ‘railway cuisine’ – local bites served to passengers on cross-India journeys. Start with a sexed-up samosa, pierced with a syringe of tamarind chutney and surrounded by mint-and-coriander yoghurt. Prettily presented crab masala would benefit from some cooling raita, but is tasty enough when scooped into a perfect paratha, while a dessert of smooth mango ‘soup’ with coconut ice cream is intensified by grassy basil sago. The dining room’s neutral stone walls, amber lighting, exposed pipes and chill-out music are custom-built for the new Soho crowd, service is quick and drinks stretch from workaday wines to salted lassis and fruity iced teas.

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  1. Imli Street

    167-169 Wardour Street, London W1F 8WR
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    Sarah D.

    Used to be good

        (5)
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 4
    • Service: 2
    • Atmosphere: 3
    • Value: 3

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  2. Imli Street

    167-169 Wardour Street, London W1F 8WR
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    Samantha P.
        (1)

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 9

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  3. Imli Street

    167-169 Wardour Street, London W1F 8WR
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    Jonny Garrett
        (10)
    Editor's pick

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 8

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  4. Imli Street

    167-169 Wardour Street, London W1F 8WR
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    Nikki B.
        (1)
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 10

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  5. Imli Street

    167-169 Wardour Street, London W1F 8WR
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    Daniel O.
      Silver Reviewer  (15)
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 6

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  6. Imli Street

    167-169 Wardour Street, London W1F 8WR
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    Sophie D.
        (4)
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 5
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 5

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  7. Imli Street

    167-169 Wardour Street, London W1F 8WR
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    R.R.Gill
      Gold Reviewer  (53)
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 10

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  8. Imli Street

    167-169 Wardour Street, London W1F 8WR
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    HP
      Gold Reviewer  (48)
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 4

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  1. I’m fortunate enough that I can almost anything I want, but others have restrictions on what they can eat. The Cape, the better half of the The Squinting Brummie, is gluten intolerant for example. A surprising number of London’s restaurants do little to accommodate those with celiac diseases, but Imli Street, an Indian restaurant formerly known as Imli, does a far better job. Although a good chunk of Indian cuisine is gluten-free anyway, Imli Street still has a guide showing which of its numerous dishes are suitable for those with various dietary restrictions, not just gluten intolerance. Although undeniably useful, its plain spreadsheet-style presentation needs work. In any case The Cape had no trouble parsing it for edible dishes...
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  2. Published : Saturday, 28th September 2013

    Food I Fancy :: Review: Imli Street, Soho

    Established in 2006, Indian restaurant Imli Street had a revamp and relaunch earlier in the year. I went along recently to the heart of trendy Soho to check out the food and vibe. The menu is designed to share and is inspired by four distinct areas of India’s street food scene. Food Carts; inspired by street-side and highway stalls, Coastal Shacks; celebrating India’s coastline and beach-fronts, Railway Cuisine; food you get whilst on a journey around India, and Beyond Borders, which are dishes with foreign influences. There is also a simpler option, which has a set meal type of offering in the form of the Imli Stand or Street Stand that have 3 of their core dishes with sides at a fixed price of £19.95...
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  3. ← London Daily Photo: Morning Lane Guest Post: Top Sights to See in Cornwall → Imli Street: Renamed, Revamped and Reopened Posted on 2013/04/15 by tikichris Untitled Soho Indian restaurant, Imli, goes “street” to keep up with the competition. Is it any better than before and worth actually coming in off the street for a taste of the new menu?...
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  4. Published : Saturday, 10th November 2012

    The Bean Spillers :: Imli

    Imli Indian tapas makes for a lighter curry option (if you manage to refrain from over ordering!!) The food is interesting, serving the conventional Indian restaurant dishes along with some new ones. Plentiful fish options make a nice change, so we tried the spicy squid and the Amritsari Fish and Vegetable Fritters (Punjabi Kadi Pakora) in a nice spicy sauce I’d never tasted at an indian restaurant before. For tapas the portions were large and we easily over ordered. We recommend the classic Chicken Tikka Masala and Samosa Chat.The service is speedy and food comes at different times so you can get surprisingly full from grazing. Imli offers a new opportunity and reason to eat curry, not just as a take away or for a heavy night with the ladiators but as a quick lunch or sharing style dinner...
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  5. Published : Saturday, 14th July 2012

    HungryinLondon :: IMLI (Soho)

    I am rarely doing invited restaurant reviews any more.  In some way, it makes me feel guilty when I get a free meal and I have to give a devastating review.  Unfortunately there is no way I could have written a positive or even moderate review about Imli, an Indian tapas restaurant in the middle of Soho...
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  •  4 Dishes, Sides, Dessert & to share for £22pp

    • £22 per person, minimum of 2 people. A Chaat Bar dish to share (choice of six), An Imli Stand Platter, Naan, rice, daal and Kheer.

      Min: 2 people
      Max: 8 people

      Starts: 03 Apr 2014

      Expires: 03 May 2014

  •  Imli Street Lunch Plate: £9.90

    • Butter Chicken Naanwich (or) Scrambled Paneer Naanwich Mixed leaf salad; Honey-pepper dressing Spiced Fish fingers (or) Onion Bhaji.

      Max: 10 people

      Starts: 03 Apr 2014

      Expires: 03 May 2014

  •  Kebab Platter with beer for 2: £33

    • Chicken Tikka, Boti Kabab, Tangdi Kabab, Paneer Tikka Or with wine carafe for £39.

      Min: 2 people
      Max: 10 people

      Starts: 16 Apr 2014

      Expires: 31 May 2014

  •  Railway Platter with beer for 2: £33

    • Railway lamb, Chicken Biryani, Chicken Or with wine carafe for £39.

      Min: 2 people
      Max: 10 people

      Starts: 16 Apr 2014

      Expires: 31 May 2014

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