Different spices used in Bengali cuisine.

Looking for the best Indian restaurant in London? Brick Lane might be the answer.

Discover the best traditional Indian restaurants and authentic Bengali cuisines in Brick Lane, the curry capital of Europe.

What you’ll find

Walking down Brick Lane, East London, in the evening, with shop neon lights and festive lights glowing in the dusk..

Traditional Indian restaurants

Find London’s famous Indian restaurants in Brick Lane’s Banglatown, serving hungry Londoners since the 1980s. Browse from over 16 restaurants.

Award-winning chefs

Dine at one of the award-winning Indian restaurants with accolades including ‘Curry Chef of the Year’, and ‘Master Chef of the Year’ thanks to chefs with decades of experience.

Kolkata biryani, Bengali cuisine in Brick Lane.

Authentic and traditional tastes

Brick Lane is the only place you’ll find authentic Bengali-Sylheti cuisine, brought to you by cooks and chefs who have lived in this community for generations.

Banglatown Restaurants

Brick Lane’s Banglatown has been dominating the conversation about where to find the best Indian restaurant for decades, and for good reason. As the cultural hub of the British-Bangladeshi and Sylheti communities, it is the go-to location if you want to find the most traditional and authentic Bengali and Indian curries in London.

Whatever your dietary preferences, there’s a seat at the table for everyone. Whether you’re a meat-loving chicken curry enthusiast or a vegetarian with a zeal for begun tomato jhool, or even a vegan in search of the perfect plant-based massala dosa, there’s a restaurant to suit your culinary needs in London’s famous Banglatown.

As the kitchens cater to your tastebuds, the restaurant premises cater to diners out for every occasion. Find the perfect hideaway spot for your romantic date or celebrate your important dates in the private party rooms available at selected locations.

Get the immersive experience of Banglatown as you walk down Brick Lane, with its streetlights and gates decorated in traditional Bangladeshi regalia. Just like you would have on a bustling street corner tucked away in Dhaka.

Your Banglatown experience doesn’t have to end at Brick Lane. Visit a sweet shop or ask for a takeaway. Bring a little bit of Banglatown home with you.

Nightlife

Want to make a whole night of it? Brick Lane is at the heart of the energetic pulse of East London. Nestled in between the bustling nightlife of Shoreditch clubs and the chic bars of Spitalfields, Brick Lane offers a nightlife packed with memorable moments. 

There’s Casa Blue Bar at the northern entrance of Brick Lane, a trendy bar with a fantastic selection of drinks. Sit back in the red velvet booths and enjoy the smooth jazz music in their refurbished Nouveau Classic bar.

Looking for something fancier? Delve into the menu of award-winning cocktails at The Cocktail Trading Company. Lounge in their dimly-lit bar featuring the classic British pub decor mixed with an edgy East End twist.  

For a classic bistro experience, stop by the newly renovated The Buxton tavern at the southern end of the street. A restaurant and hotel, it also offers cocktails, craft beers on tap and a cellar of natural wines. 

Just a stone’s throw away from The Buxton, is Apples and Pears, an industrial bar with designer lampshades and colourful pop art. Make sure to visit their small enclosed garden to soak in the night light with a cocktail in hand.

A festival-crowd favourite, stop by Big Chill Brick Lane, situated within the Old Truman Brewery. Enjoy a craft beer, lounging on a sofa in this laid-back bar as the DJ booms their setlist on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

There’s a good time waiting for you behind every door.

Experience East London like you’ve never seen

If you’re making a day of it, there are plenty of things to do in the Brick Lane area. Venture through art galleries to music venues in Whitechapel, catch the latest movie at an arthouse cinema or dance like there’s no tomorrow at a nightclub in Shoreditch and discover East End heritage in Bethnal Green. 

Culture lover? Discover the latest exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery, just a quick ten-minute walk from Brick Lane. Catch a live concert at Wiltons Music Hall or enjoy a pre-theatre drink at their Mahogany Bar. 

See a film at Rich Mix, the community arts hub offering music, dance and spoken word performances, art shows and film screenings. Tread along the A11 towards the Genesis Cinema, an arthouse cinema showing the latest blockbuster and independent films in a cool art deco building.

Get lost in the groove on a dancefloor at a club in Shoreditch, to the west of Brick Lane. Visit the acclaimed XOYO on the Shoreditch Triangle, a bi-level nightclub known for electronic music with a regular calendar of notable DJs and live acts.

Soak up the iconic views of Shoreditch as you enjoy a barbecue and alfresco drinks at the Queen of Hoxton’s rooftop garden. If you’re in the mood for something livelier, look no further than the Queen’s three levels. Make your way down to the bar and club to find the regular live music and DJ acts from cutting edge labels. 

Visit the cutting-edge architecture of the Stairway to Heaven memorial by the Bethnal Green underground station, unveiled to showcase the 1943 wartime air-raid shelter tragedy. Stop by the Young V&A Museum, opening soon to unveil installations depicting the changing lives of young people.

Craving some homecooked food? Visit the E Pellicci cafe on Bethnal Green Road, a vintage Art Deco workers’ cafe offering the full English breakfast and Italian classics since 1900. Stop by G. Kelly on Roman Road for your iconic East End pie and mash galore. 

Discover the eccentric and roaring nightlife of the busiest corner of East London. 

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