Veeraswamy

Price guide: Expensive

Mezzanine Floor, Victory House, 99-101 Regent Street, London, W1B 4RS

Price guide: Expensive

Veeraswamy and views

By Jenni Muir, your London expert

I write for AA Travel Guides, Time Out. Read more
#4 of 115
expert-rated restaurants in London
Expert overall rating:5.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.5
4.5
Ambience:
4.7
4.7
Service:
3.9
3.9
Location:
4.8
4.8
Value for money:
3.5
3.5
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Families with teenagers, Foodies, Mature travellers, Design and architecture, Great views / scenery, People watching, Romance, Special occasions

Expert review of Veeraswamy

Said to be Britain’s oldest Indian restaurant, today’s Veeraswamy is thoroughly up-to-date.

My family has celebrated many a birthday here. Unlike most of London’s Indian restaurants, Veeraswamy is a place to get dressed up for and enjoy the splurge.

Food and drink: 

Co-owner Camellia Panjabi, a world-renowned expert on Indian food, oversees the menu, which changes frequently. Chefs have been hired from all over India to produce their regional specialities, but don’t come expecting the lengthy, every-meat-with-every-sauce menu of a curry house. This is the place to experience chicken tikka and other classic Indian dishes as they should be; there are also some modern creations. 

Recommended dishes: 

I love all the side dishes – the pineapple curry is a must, and you can’t go wrong with smoky spiced aubergine – but find the bread basket a bit uninspiring. The exotically-flavoured cocktails are a great way to get the party started.

Ambience: 

The restaurant is stylish, luxurious and a little glitzy with sparkling chandeliers and a silver ceiling.

Service: 

The black-suited staff are gracious, formal and professional.

Location: 

Veeraswamy overlooks the elegant curves of Regent Street, and is entered from a discreet doorway on Swallow Street.

Price advice: 

We’re talking premium: expect to pay £120 for dinner for two.

More information on Veeraswamy:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Indian, Modern, Traditional
Address:
Mezzanine Floor, Victory House, 99-101 Regent Street, London, W1B 4RS
Telephone:
020 7734 1401
Website:
http://www.veeraswamy.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm, 5.30-10.45pm; Sat 12.30-2.45pm, 5.30-10.45pm; Sun 12.30-2.45pm, 6-10.15pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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