Est India

Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian·

SquareMeal Review of Est India

A recent addition to pedestrianised Flat Iron Square, Est India’s self-proclaimed ‘modern urban feel’ translates as bare walls, wooden furniture, long tables and cosy booths for intimate get-togethers. The cooking shows its debt to the subcontinent’s street food with dosas, naan rolls, puffs, utthapam and small plates (perhaps deep-fried corn and potato tikki), before offering various tandooris, biryanis and regional specialities such as Bengali prawn curry, Kashmiri palak lamb with spinach or a desi burger. There are some genuine desserts too, including keer (rice pudding), syrupy gulab jamon dumplings and gajjar halwa (carrot cake) – plus kulfi on a stick. All-in tiffin menus (£7.95) are ideal for relaxed business lunches, and there are some fragrant and spicy teas if the short international wine list doesn’t appeal.

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Eat at Home
Home delivery, Takeaway service
Cosy, Fun, Lively
Food Occasions
All day dining, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celeb spotting, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


Est India is a relaxed Indian restaurant on Union Street, between London Bridge and Borough stations, serving a wide selection of regional Indian dishes, from sharing plates to items cooked over the tandoor and grill. With its cosy décor, please-all menu and welcoming staff, it’s just as suited for a quick chai with a mate as it is a romantic meal with a date!

In the centre of the dining room stands a large bar showcasing its extensive spirit selection, while warm tones of gold, yellow and natural wood create a soft, mellow aesthetic. A collection of framed artworks cover the walls, while hanging lanterns illuminate the space with a soft golden glow. During the summer months, there’s a small alfresco terrace at the front of the restaurant, where diners can watch the comings and goings of Flat Iron Square, while they tuck into a selection of tasty dishes.

Est India is open for lunch and dinner throughout the week, and offers an array of small and large dishes suited to laid-back, family-style dining. If you’re dining for lunch, enjoy a range of tasty plates spanning everything from masala dosas, a potato-filled rice pancake, to stir-fried prawns, veggie samosas and dum biryani, which sees rice served in a sealed pot with raitha.

For dinner, there are a selection of tandoor dishes, grill items and signature mains. Examples include tandoor broccoli cooked in spices and cream cheese, Kasundi salmon tikka, and lamb kebabs. While a host of classic dishes hail from across the continent, be it a Goan prawn curry, Keralan chicken curry or a north Indian fish kari.

A visit to Est India wouldn't be complete without trying one of its classic cocktails - Margaritas, Whisky Sours, Mojitos and Pina Coladas are just a handful of the creations on offer. 


Does it offer takeaway?

Yes, the menu is available for collection or delivery.

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What is the dress code at Est India?

Smart and Casual

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What is the ambience at Est India?

warm, cosy, friendly and inviting

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What is the menu like at Est India?

Favourite from the streets of India with some twists

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73-75 Union Street, Flat Iron Square, London Bridge, London, SE1 1SG

020 7407 2004 020 7407 2004


Opening Times

Mon 12:00-14:30
Tue 12:00-14:30
Wed 12:00-14:30
Thu 12:00-14:30
Fri 12:00-14:30
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
Mon 17:30-23:00
Tue 17:30-23:00
Wed 17:30-23:00
Thu 17:30-23:00
Fri 17:30-23:00
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
All day
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat 12:00-23:00
Sun 12:00-22:30


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3 Reviews 

Gaurav G

13 October 2023  
Food & Drink 2
Service 0
Atmosphere 0
Value 0


17 July 2020  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 4
Value 5
Great Meal

Went for a meal on a Thurday night, 

Welcomed at the door by really Friendly

Member of staff, Great food, all in all a really 

Lovely restaurant.Highly recommended.


Alex G

23 July 2019  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 3
Value 3.5
Livin’ for the City

Flat Iron Square describes itself as ‘London’s liveliest cultural hub’, a mingling of musical and other events in the communal spaces with a spectrum of on-trend eating and drinking venues nearby, all in the shadows of the railway tracks with the Shard towering impressively in the distance. It’s not quite New York, but certainly it feels much cooler than many parts of London, another chapter in the city’s diverse and every-changing evolution. No surprise that there should be an Indian restaurant in the Flat Iron complex, given the perennial popularity of the cuisine. No surprise either that the owners have sought to brand it with as many catchy signifying adjectives as possible. Est. (short for established) India apparently offers “traditional, fine, urban” dining, per its website. Even if I would not necessarily choose to be so profligate with my descriptors, in summary Est. was a great venue with some impressively decent food. You don’t come here for the décor; I guess that’s where the ‘urban’ comes in. What you get is bare walls, and simple wooden furniture. It’s the cooking that does the talking though, with Est’s menu taking in influences from across the sub-continent (Bengal to Bhutan via Kashmir and Kerala). While there are some obvious classics such as the Korma and the Jalfrezi, it’s the novel that pushes the boundaries. Consider the rack of Kashmiri lamb chops which our group of five shared as a starter (pictured). The meat was succulent yet flavoursome, tickled with a combination of subtle spices, cardamom being dominant. A Bhati Ka Murgh dish of chicken was also spot-on, enhanced by its roasting in a tandoor and subsequent coating in a spiced yoghurt base. Mains did not disappoint either. Spicing was liberal yet judicious, achieving a good balance, which showed itself in all the dishes I sampled. We also liked the list of drinks, comprising both a decent range of local craft beers as well as some original wine choices, such as the Chilean Gewurz for which we opted. At £30-40/ head, pricing is reasonable with the Express Tiffin Lunch, priced at just £8 sounding almost too good to be true. Pay a visit!

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