Veeraswamy

Address: Mezzanine Floor, Victory House, 99-101 Regent Street, London, W1B 4RS, United Kingdom
Telephone: 020 7734 1401

- Expensive

5

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
4.5
90%
Service
3.9
90%
Food and drink
4.5
90%
Value for money
3.5
90%
Ambience
4.7
90%
Location
4.8
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • People watching
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Design and architecture

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