About us

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

&

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.

MENU

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.

Veganuary at Light of India

We are excited to introduce our  new Vegan Lunch Thali and Pre Theatre Veganuary menu! Whether you’re following a plant-based diet or are just looking to try something new, we invite you to visit and enjoy some of our delicious vegan dishes available until 31 st January.

Wine List

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.

LION’S BAR

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

Click and Collect

Staying In?

Order your favourites for collection and receive 20% off your total order.  Enter code: Collection20 at checkout

Take Away

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

To order your meal call us on  0207 584 7654

Or other online from one of our delivery partners

What our guests say

&

  • Decided to try for lunch for our first visit and we enjoyed everything! Beautiful clean restaurant, very good menu and drinks selection. Friendly welcome and service. We felt relaxed whilst enjoying the delicious Indian food. We highly recommend Light of India for a most enjoyable dining experience. We will definitely be returning!! Trip Advisor / December 2019

    Refined cuisine
  • 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!

    Open Table Dec 2019
  • Brilliant service, tasty and well cooked food, presentation was with the times. Will shout about this to all friends staying in that area.

    Delicious, authentic Trip Advisor November 2019
  • We had a wonderful meal at this restaurant and really enjoyed the ambience. The lamb was delicious and our waiter Ruhel took excellent care of us. Definitely worth a second visit.

    Trip Advisor January 2020
lionsbar200x150

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

What our guests say

&

  • Decided to try for lunch for our first visit and we enjoyed everything! Beautiful clean restaurant, very good menu and drinks selection. Friendly welcome and service. We felt relaxed whilst enjoying the delicious Indian food. We highly recommend Light of India for a most enjoyable dining experience. We will definitely be returning!! Trip Advisor / December 2019

    Refined cuisine
  • 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!

    Open Table Dec 2019
  • Brilliant service, tasty and well cooked food, presentation was with the times. Will shout about this to all friends staying in that area.

    Delicious, authentic Trip Advisor November 2019
  • We had a wonderful meal at this restaurant and really enjoyed the ambience. The lamb was delicious and our waiter Ruhel took excellent care of us. Definitely worth a second visit.

    Trip Advisor January 2020

MAILING LIST

Sign up for news & promotions

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email or call us +44 (0)207 584 7654 and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt