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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.
Lunch: 50% off a la carte menu
Not valid on take-away menu. Minimum 1 starter and 1 main course per person to be ordered. Excludes Lamb Shank, Soft shell crab and Prawn dishes. Reservation mandatory. Excludes valentine’s day.
Includes Vat, excludes service. Not valid on take-away menu.
Dinner 20% off food
From the a la carte menu. Includes Vat, excludes service. Not valid on take-away menu. Minimum 1 main course per person to be ordered. . Maximum turnaround time is 1.5 hrs for upto 4 persons and 2.5 hrs for upto 10 persons. Excludes valentine’s day.
Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.
2 courses: £19
From a set menu, 3 courses £23.
Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.