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light of India

Kensington –  London

The finest Indian cuisine in the very heart of Kensington.

It is all about Texture, Taste, and Flavour.
We serve healthy meals every day, all day. Our dishes will capture your hearts.

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.

The Dining Room is beautifully elegant – a place where a traditional setting and delicious Indian food triumph.

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 fine 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

Our wine merchant Cockburn & Campbell is one of the oldest Wine Merchants in the UK, established in 1796. For this very reason, we have worked with only the best and we serve wines that are interesting and offer good value.

The Light of India wine list offers an interesting range of wines carefully selected to present the best of the Old and New World.

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.

Our take-away options feature fine dining quality Indian food, highlighted by dozens of vegetarian and halal choices.

We offer packages and services for any occasion ranging from large groups and corporate lunches to individuals and families.

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


KITCHEN HOURS: Monday to Sunday 11.45am- 11.00 pm


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.

Contact Us

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