The Best Indian Restaurants in Shoreditch

Thursday, 11 Feb 16 (04:07pm)

Shoreditch, being home to London's famous Brick Lane, is too brimful with Indian restaurants and places offering Indian cuisine. In fact, Shoreditch in London's East End is the borough of London most famous for Indian food and so where thousands turn every week to satisfy their curry cravings so it is hard in Shoreditch to get bad curry — which is great news. Getting the curry of all curries before having the night of all nights on a Shoreditch party pub crawl meanwhile, takes a bit of expert knowledge though. Fortunately, that's exactly what we have here at London Party Pub Crawl! Consequently, we have compiled our top three Indian restaurant offerings in Shoreditch which are sure to provide something whatever your taste or budget!

Bengal Village, Brick Lane

2014 winner of competition Masterchef Brick Lane, Bengal Village is not just busy, bustling and full of atmosphere every night because it happens to be situated slap bang in the middle of Brick Lane itself, one of London's best loved and most famous streets. This award winning restaurant, which specialises in Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine and is known for the quality of its vegetarian options, doesn't just balance its spices perfectly, but manages to perfect the balance between being trendy yet casual and classy, yet friendly. Hence, there is nothing about this place likely to leave a bad taste, and it isn't just the food that is likely to kick off the night the right way; for an informal, yet stylish restaurant, award winning cuisine and an atmosphere as hot and lively as its curry (said to be the hottest on all of Brick Lane) every Londoner knows: Bengal Village is the only option.

Dishoom, Boundary Street

For something a bit less casual and that little more exotic, give Dishoom a visit. Despites its cuisine being of Iranian rather than Indian origins, the self proclaimed ‘original Bombay Cafe' provides some truly delicious fare and does amazing things with spices and the aromatic flavours most associate with Indian cooking. So, those in search of a curry will not be disappointed. Dishoom's all day menu features chicken tikka and paneer tikka, biriyani and masala option to please both meat eaters and veggies alike. Then, for those looking to try something a little more adventurous, without foregoing the rich flavours and spices they enjoy in their usual Indian favourites, Dishoom is a great place to swing by for a bite to eat before heading out on the town. In particular, their gunpowder potatoes and too their black house dahl are not to be missed out on!

Meraz Cafe, Hanbury Street

Arriving in London or exploring a new part of the capital in search of a decent place to eat is a bit like rolling a dice. Then, most people end up deciding where to eat based on ‘the look' of a restaurant. The perfect proof that you should never judge a book by its cover though is definitely Meraz Cafe, located just off Brick Lane on Hanbury Street. Away from all the bells and whistles attached to the wealth of Indian restaurants along Brick Lane, establishments have little to rely on — except the quality of their food to attract customers. And this is so true of Meraz Cafe, which has been going strong in Shoreditch for over 40 years now and often joked about by its patrons as being the wrong turn most people new to London subsequently are glad they made — especially after having tasted their chicken tikka masala...