The Light of India
The Light of India restaurant is a classy and elegant Indian restaurant established in 1984. Our culinary philosophy is deceptively simple. We celebrate the very best of Indian food. The Light of India cuisine is an extraordinary combination of flavours, delicate seasonings, in- house freshly ground spices, marinades, and complex tastes. We use only fresh and locally sourced ingredients.
Many celebrities have dined in our restaurant, to name a few: Michael Caine, Anthony Hopkins, Take That, Spice Girls, Russell Grant, members of the Australian and South African cricket team, Noiseworks rock band, and Kelly Rowland of Destiny’s Child.
The Light of India
It is all about Texture, Taste, and Flavour
Indian cuisine reflects a 5,000-year history of various cultures interacting with the subcontinent, leading to its diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
The Northern Indian cuisine, which has been influenced by the Moguls, consists mainly of dishes and bread cooked in the clay oven (“tandoor”) and meats and vegetables slowly cooked in either tomato, onion, and groundnut based or vegetable based sauces, which are expertly seasoned according to the type of dish.
Head Chef Kumar reinterprets nostalgic Northern Indian dishes with an openness towards global techniques and influences and highlights distinctly Indian flavours.
We take pride in creating the finest dining experience for you.
The Light of India is the perfect place for family dining in London, an intimate dinner with your special somebody, or just a meal with friends or colleagues.
To fully appreciate the depth and breadth of our unique Northern Indian cuisine, we would encourage you to share dishes with your fellow diners and taste a wide range of contrasting flavours.
At lunch and dinner, we serve an a la carte menu in the dining room.
The Light of India wine list offers an interesting range of wines predominantly from small boutique producers carefully selected to present the best of the Old and New World.
The drinks and wine list at Light of India includes a wine collection designed to complement the bold flavours, spices and aromatics of Indian cuisine.
The Lion’s Bar brings you the perfect mix of contemporary and traditional, and is ideal for casual drinks, pre-dinner cocktails or after dinner drinks.
Come and relax in one of our plush armchairs and sample our signature cocktails, or enjoy our nice collection of wines and beers at the Lion’s Bar. Our passionate bar team can create a cocktail of your choice, or you may choose from the vast selection of classic cocktails on the menu.
Enjoy a crisp glass of Champagne or take advantage of our large selection of spirits that take pride of place.
The Lion’s bar tables are unable to be reserved and are allocated on a first come first served basis.
Available for private hire
The Light of India makes the perfect setting for any special occasion, event or corporate dinner. Need a hotel room for your guests? Speak to our reservations desk for more details. To enquire about group dining use the form below or call 0207 584 7654
What our guests say
This is an excellent Indian restaurant. The menu includes all the traditional dishes, with some innovative variations, all very carefully prepared and using a delicate balance of all the varieties of Indian spices. The service was equally good and our waiter, Abdul, was very polite and friendly. A highly recommendable restaurant
Service is absolutely perfect, polite, attentive and such genuinely nice people. We have been coming to Light of India weekly for nearly a year now, never ever had one single bad meal or experience. The food is so good it’s very, very addictive! Best, best authentic Indian!
Enjoyed dinner here one night. Delicious food, nice variety. Wait staff friendly and attentive, made nice recommendations. Would definitely eat here again.
The Best Indian I Ever Had Thanks to Ruhell we had a pleasant night at Light of India. Excellent service. We were visiting family in London and had the tasting menu. It was soooo great. Would do it again anytime.