About us

The Light of India

The Light of India restaurant is a classy and elegant Indian restaurant established in 1984. The authentic style décor incorporates a classic feel and neutral colours.
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 restaurant


Cooking style

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 continental breakfast is a treat with an a la carte and buffet selection.

Wine List

The Light of India wine list offers an interesting range of wines predominantly from small boutique procedures 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.


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


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Take Away

We come to you. We are serving healthy meals every day, all day.


The Light of India is proud to offer a diverse take-away & delivery menu featuring our gourmet Indian cuisine packaged to-go at your convenience.
We offer packages and services for any occasion ranging from large groups and corporate lunches to individuals and families.

Takeaway and delivery services are available for both lunch and dinner, with a full Light of India a la carte menu.

Available: Monday to Sunday 11.45am- 11.00 pm

TO ORDER your meal please call us on 0207 584 7654


Our Lion’s Bar is the perfect mix of contemporary and traditional, and is ideal for casual drinks, pre-dinner cocktails or special occasions.

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