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Founded in 1926, London’s oldest Indian is currently under the aegis of MW Eat, the company behind Chutney Mary and Amaya. Those regal beginnings live on in a blingy room with silver ceilings and multi-coloured glass lanterns, while the old colonial relationship remains alive and well in cooking that blends tip-top renditions of the classic repertoire with some dramatic house specials. Kick off with punchily spiced chicken tikka ahead of a rich roast duck vindaloo, or go off-piste with raj kachori (a crunchy puri filled with yoghurt and vegetables), followed by a pie of flaky pastry cracked open to reveal slow-cooked lamb shank. Also, don’t neglect vegetable sides such as cauliflower with chilli and cumin, which might very well be the best thing that you eat all night. The plum Regent Street location means that tourists and Indian families rub shoulders with gangs of City boys, but charming staff cope deftly whether you’re here for romance or blowing the bonus.

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Veeraswamy

Victory House, 99 Regent Street ,London W1B 4RS

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Jul 2013

Prawn as an appetizer was excellent, loli-pop Chicken was good, Raj kachouri was nice. Main dishes were good in portions and very authentic as well as not over spiced Atmosphere was really nice — we had a great time — we really enjoyed the evening. Keep up the tradition and good food and service. Saibalesh Mukhopadhyay Citigroup, MD

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 7

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Veeraswamy

Victory House, 99 Regent Street ,London W1B 4RS

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by   platinum reviewer (216)

Jan 2013

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Editor's pick Do not be put off either by the location (close to Piccadilly Circus) or the potentially tourist-inducing claim as “London's oldest Indian restaurant.” For me, Veeraswamy ranks among the best Indian dining experiences the capital has on offer. I first went here in 2000 for a function in the restaurant's private dining room and have been back 20+ times since, both for business and for pleasure, it thereby remaining a firm favourite. Begin with the anticipation: one enters through a small door on a...

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

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Veeraswamy

Victory House, 99 Regent Street ,London W1B 4RS

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by   silver reviewer (19)

Jul 2011

Veeraswamy has so much history around it, so to finally visit was exciting! However once inside, there was a distinct lack of atmosphere and the staff did not seem overly enthusiastic, as I would expect of someone working in such a well known prestigious establishment. It seems that Veeraswamy is coasting on its history but it seems to do little to emanate its charm. The food IS good, but I dont think its good enough to subsidise the average interior and service. The prices are quite high, so you...

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  • Food & Drink: 5
  • Service: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4
  • Value: 3

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Victory House, 99 Regent Street ,London W1B 4RS

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Dec 2010

Overpriced and awful, awful service! On a recent visit, the manager came over to discuss the menu and make some suggestions, which we accepted. When the food arrived, the order was not complete. On inquiring about this, we were told that they had a problem in the kitchen and that a replacement item would be brought. Needless to say nothing arrived! Upon receiving the bill, we questioned how we could be billed for the full price of a meal when half the dish had not been served to us, nor had we received...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 2
  • Value: 1

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Victory House, 99 Regent Street ,London W1B 4RS

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by   bronze reviewer (5)

Jan 2010

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We went last year with very high hopes considering the history behind the place. As we booked for the Sunday set menu the value for money was ok, but if we were to pay the regular prices I would consider them well overpriced. The food is lovely, but the staff don't really make you feel welcome and I would even go to the lengths of calling them stuck up. For some reason they have all decided not to smile. I much prefer Chutney Mary which is owned by the same people.

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

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  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Area: Portland Street Regent Street
  • Price: £69.00
  • Wine: £27.00
  • Champagne: £49.00
  • Lunch: £17.50/20.50 (2/3 courses)
  • Dinner: £42 (3 courses)
  • Private Dining: 24

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