About Bengal Clipper

Where local gourmands go for consistently delicious Indian cuisine, Bengal Clipper is proud to be one of London’s finest South Asian restaurants, quite an achievement considering the city’s reputation for great Indian cuisine. Found in the Cardamom Building along Shad Thames in Southwark, this local hotspot is in an historic setting just steps from the Thames Path. Since 1994, Bengal Clipper has been raking in awards and accolades including three AA Rosette Awards, and thanks to the expertise of chef Mohammad Asrar and his team, Bengal Clipper is still innovating today. Open for lunch and dinner from Monday to Saturday and with a special buffet on Sundays, Bengal Clipper offers many chances to enjoy their cuisine. To experience what makes this Butler’s Wharf restaurant one of the city’s very best, reserve a table in advance today.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm


Bengal Clipper
11-12 Cardamom Buildings, Southwark
London SE1 2YR

Menu Highlights




Finely slices cabbage and onion coated with gram flour, onion seed and then deep fried. Bengal Clipper own recipe.


Squid cooked delicately in the Bengal Clipper’s own special sauce.


Mixture of fish tikka, calamari ring, king prawn baza and onion bhaji.



Morsels of chicken cooked with garam masala, garlic and red chilli. Medium spiced chicken curry served on a hot iron karai.


Fresh pieces of chicken marinated with garlic, ginger and chilli paste, and cooked with specially made hara (herb) green sauce. This is fairly spiced.


Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Tikka, Shish Kebab, Lamb Tikka and Tandoori King Prawn. An imaginative and delightful mixed grill.

23 Bengal Clipper Reviews

23 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Good value
Noise levels:Pleasant
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Annemieke T.a month ago · 1 review

Excellent food, great service and a special thank you to Asaad for playing me the Anamika song. We will definitely come back when in London!

Samuel B.2 months ago · 1 review

The environment was nice, the food was amazing and the staff were very welcoming. I have been to lots of places for Indian food but Bengal Clipper is one of a kind. I'd recommend this place.

Taher T.5 months ago · 1 review

Great Food.Great Service. Been coming to the Bengal Clipper for years. Even if you’re a dedicated meat eater - do try the veggies - you will not be disappointed. I have no hesitation in recommending Bengal Clipper.

David D.8 months ago · 1 review

Great food, and great service - we have eaten at the Bengal Clipper before but the service and food has improved and we will be back again very soon. Thank-you!

Matthew L.2 years ago · 1 review

from a fellow chef I never normally write reviews but I don't think the staff at Bengal Clipper care anyway. The front of house staff had no care in service and looked like they didn't want to be there. From the moment go the staff was very brash and when we needed something we hesitated to ask as we felt it would be an issue for the staff. When we got our food. Firstly the portion size was overwhelming and secondly from my eye it looked pre cooked. Overall I am very disappointed and saddened as I have been before and had a very nice evening. Hopefully you pick up the service as I have been previously and had a really nice evening. After this evening I will not be in a hurry to book again.

Moray R.a year ago · 1 review

Excellent food and service. Would strongly recommend. We had a great evening. Staff were very welcoming and attentive and combined with superb food made the night. Well done Bengal Clipper

Mike L.10 months ago · 1 review

Awesome dinner for 20 people, would definitely recommend Bengal Clipper - there is plenty of room for large groups without making the restaurant feel too busy

Phillip H.a year ago · 1 review

Easy to book online. All of the party stated that it was one of the best best curry houses that they had every enjoyed. Well rated resturant. My second visit. Did not disappoint. Slightly more expensive but being such a good place to eat / drink was well worth the additional cost.

Eric C.5 months ago · 1 review

This is the third time we have been to the Bengal Clipper. Every time we have had a very satisfying experience. Great authentic food, excellent service. We will definitely come back!

Dawn E.a year ago · 1 review

Lovely restaurant inside and out. Service could not have been better. Great range of currys to suit every taste and great price too! There was 6 f us for a lunch time work meal and we all enjoyed it. We went just as they opened and were the only ones in there so was very quiet!