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

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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.

We Are Open….

Come Dine With Us

To celebrate our reopening we are offering 10% OFF your total bill when you are dining in. Our new opening hours are Monday-Sunday from 4.30-10.30pm

Click and Collect

Staying In?

Order your favourites for collection and receive

20% OFF  your total order.

For Click & Collect enter code: Collection20 at checkout or for orders over the phone call 020 7584 7654

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

Order high-quality takeaway online from top restaurants, fast delivery straight to your home or office

What our guests say

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  • We visited on 25.09.20 for our anniversary. Lovely looking restaurant on the outside, greeted by a well-mannered member of staff, he seated us and then offered us a disposable menu or we could scan the QR code and get in on our phone. (Covid regulations) Service was quick, we ordered starters, mains and had a pudding. I ordered a paneer masala which wasn’t on the menu but I was accommodated. The food was delicious! I would definitely recommend anyone to pay a visit and if we come again we’ll definitely be revisiting. Little did I know the husband had contacted them and they gave me a little. Malteser cheesecake with a candle in to wish us a happy anniversary. Great service. Great food. Thank you. Trip Advisor / September 2020

    Beautiful Food
  • Absolutely delightful restaurant with great service. Anil was a fantastic host and extremely professional made us feel very welcome indeed. The food was lovely as was the presentation...would highly recommend this little gem! The Fork, Oct 2020

    The Fork, Oct 2020
  • 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
  • First time here, visiting from the Midlands and decided to try this place out. It didn't disappoint. Nice food, nice place, great friendly staff. Overall would highly recommend this place. Open Table, October 2020

    Open Table October 2020
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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

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  • We visited on 25.09.20 for our anniversary. Lovely looking restaurant on the outside, greeted by a well-mannered member of staff, he seated us and then offered us a disposable menu or we could scan the QR code and get in on our phone. (Covid regulations) Service was quick, we ordered starters, mains and had a pudding. I ordered a paneer masala which wasn’t on the menu but I was accommodated. The food was delicious! I would definitely recommend anyone to pay a visit and if we come again we’ll definitely be revisiting. Little did I know the husband had contacted them and they gave me a little. Malteser cheesecake with a candle in to wish us a happy anniversary. Great service. Great food. Thank you. Trip Advisor / September 2020

    Beautiful Food
  • Absolutely delightful restaurant with great service. Anil was a fantastic host and extremely professional made us feel very welcome indeed. The food was lovely as was the presentation...would highly recommend this little gem! The Fork, Oct 2020

    The Fork, Oct 2020
  • 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
  • First time here, visiting from the Midlands and decided to try this place out. It didn't disappoint. Nice food, nice place, great friendly staff. Overall would highly recommend this place. Open Table, October 2020

    Open Table October 2020

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