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.
THIS VALENTINE’S DAY…
Come together this Valentine’s Day and share a romantic meal with your special somebody at Light of India in the heart of Kensington. For Valentine’s Day, we have created a bespoke menu of indulgent dishes priced at £39.50 per person. This menu will be available alongside the A la carte Menu on 14th February.
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 food was amazing as always as I have previously dined here many times... polite and friendly staff and cosy atmosphere.. highly recommend to try the new dishes especially the king prawn moille... overall a lovely experience as would recommend this restaurant to many friends and family as it’s a must see visit whilst in London.