Vindaloo Vic

Definitive Reviews of London’s Indian Restaurants

Little India 7

The frontage of this restaurant is very thin, so you could easily walk by and miss it. But what it lacks in width it makes up for in depth! And indeed inside we found it packed to capacity – always a good sign on a weekday evening.

The website boasts that Little India is “one of the few Indian restaurants owned and managed by a Lady”. There was no sign of the aforementioned Lady on this occasion, but there was a helpful male manager, who periodically checked that we were being suitably looked after.

The menu is quite extensive, although I didn’t spot anything unusual. We started by sharing a Tandoori Mixed Grill, which was good. Mains included Chicken Vindaloo, Lamb Rogon Josh and Chicken Biryani, as well as a Bindi Mossala (well as it’s owned by a Lady, I’d expect this to be top notch). All the food was pretty good, although the portions were not particularly large.

We finished with selections from the large menu of bought-in ice creams. (At least they had everything advertised in stock; I often find that many of the items shown on this type of menu are not actually available when you come to order).

Service was efficient, if a little impersonal. Prices were very reasonable. Conclusion: a good neighbourhood restaurant to go to if you’re in the area.