Discover a Michelin-starred London institution of almost a century

The city’s oldest surviving Indian restaurant, on prestigious Regent Street.

 

Now in its 97th year overlooking Regent Street, the restaurant remains a standard bearer for Indian cuisine in London, with luxuriously ornate interiors paying a modern homage to its long history.

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After nearly a century, and many redesigns Veeraswamy offers guests a memorable array of dining options overlooking Regent Street from the first floor. The Regency Room offers eclectic luxury, with a cabinet of artefacts and Maharajah-era dress at its entrance.

It may have opened in 1926 but this celebrated Indian restaurant just keeps getting better and better!
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The Verandah Room adds foliage and the quiet overlook of Swallow Street, for a natural-light-filled lunch.

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The Paisley Room’s 1920s velvet and flowing fabrics most directly recalls the restaurant’s illustrious past.

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The room is awash with colour, and it’s run with great charm and enormous pride
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Experience the cuisine of India’s royal palaces, with a modern touch

The menu journeys through the Hyderabadi and Mughal history of its founding days and the contemporary expertise of owners MW Eat.

 

A slow-braised shahi patalia raan wraps a lamb shank in golden puff pastry, to be served with a sauce of bone marrow, saffron, and rose, in the tradition of southeastern Punjabi palaces.

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The restaurant is also renowned for its slow-cooked dishes, including a rogan josh from Kashmir, with the heady fragrance of saffron and mawal, the cockscomb flower.

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Light and carefully grilled dishes of seafood sit well alongside the slower-cooked dishes and royal biryanis and curries.

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As the menus have evolved over nearly a century, so too they do at lunchtime and weekend brunch, where lighter, brisk dishes take centre stage.

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As at siblings Chutney Mary and Amaya, there is a pioneering wine list that precisely matches white, red, rosé, and sparkling wines to the unique spicing and character of different dishes, alongside a playful range of Indian-inspired cocktails.

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