4 Sep 2011

The India Club!

A hidden London delight: The India Club on The Strand. A 1940's lounge bar and restaurant within a budget hotel, serving home-cooked Indian dishes for over 60 years. Unless I'd been told about this wee gem, I would've walked straight past!
This is an unpretentious restaurant, accessed via a shabby flight of stairs. Once inside the dining room, you are greeted by formica tables, old chairs, waiters wearing stained white jackets, lino flooring and the scent of beautiful culinary delights.
Situated close to the Indian Consulate and the High Courts, diners are professionals "in the know", who are not interested in fancy frills or flock wall paper, just tasty, reasonably priced food.
Alcohol can be purchased in the "1940'S" lounge bar downstairs - worth visiting to see the stained glass windows - but I recommend a glass of Lassi! A peaceful atmosphere pervades, a contrast to the hustle and bustle on the Strand below! An unusually delightful experience for all the senses!