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Imperial Restaurant & Lounge Bar

South CroydonIndian££££
Excellent
4.5/6
49 Reviews

About Imperial Restaurant & Lounge Bar

India and China are two of the great nations of Asia, and Indian and Chinese cuisine are world-renowned for their bold and fresh flavours, so to get both of them in the same restaurant is something special. Imperial Restaurant & Bar in Airport House on Purley Way brings together the highest points of the two food cultures and serves them up in opulent surroundings, in Croydon on the outskirts of London.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
Closed

Address

Imperial Restaurant & Lounge Bar
Airport House, Purley Way, South Croydon
Croydon CR0 0XZ

Menu Highlights

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Starters

CHOW CHU CAULIFLOWER

Crisp, battered florets of cauliflower tossed with sliced chilies
£5.95

SHREDDED CHILI LAMB

Finely sliced meat stir fried with shallots, green chilies and crushed peppercorn
£6.95

CRISPY PEPPER GARLIC PRAWNS

Crispy prawns tossed with burnt garlic and crushed black pepper
£10.25
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Mains

BHARWA KHUMB

Mushrooms stuffed with, cottage cheese, potato and mixed spices cooked in tandoor
£6.25

HAKKA SQUID

Baby squid stir fried with spring onions, hot chilies, garlic and soy sauce
£9.95

PRAWN | FISH MANCHURIAN

Cooked with ginger, garlic, onions and green chilies Indian style cooking
£10.25
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Desserts

GULAB JAMUN

Spheres made of thickened milk, fried and infused with sweet rose flavoured syrup, served hot
£4.95

STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING

Truly delicious! Served with madagascan vanilla ice cream
£4.95

ANGOORI RASMALAI

Poached Indian cottage cheese dumplings, served in saffron reduced milk
£5.25
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More about Imperial Restaurant & Lounge Bar, Croydon

Imperial Restaurant & Bar is all about the fusion of cultures. Their base at Airport House on Purley Way used to be part of Croydon Airport, which is appropriate for a restaurant with such a globe-trotting menu. They bring together Indian and Chinese food in London to great effect, offering a repertoire of dishes that are spicy and flavoursome, as well as having plenty of options for vegetarians, vegans and those with gluten-free diets. With its gorgeous setting and chic furnishings, Imperial Restaurant & Bar is perfect for special occasions.

Indian and Chinese food – as anyone with experience of dining in London will know – are very diverse cuisines, and at Imperial Restaurant & Bar, they know their way around both of them. Their restaurant on Purley Way in Croydon offers both Peking duck and tandoori specialities, stir-fries and samosas, naan and noodles. Such a marriage of cultures is unusual in London and rarely better, so book your table now to find out what the fuss is about.

49 Imperial Restaurant & Lounge Bar Reviews

Excellent
4.5/6
49 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Atmosphere:Pleasant
Food:Great
Service:Great
Waiting time:Very good
Value for money:Reasonable value
"Excellent"6/6
Asmita S.8 months ago · 0 reviews

Excellent food and service. Reminded me of American Chopsuey what I ate in India. Chicken lollipop was yummy. Good ambience and fabulous drinks. Definitely recommend.

"Excellent"6/6
Irene B.8 months ago · 0 reviews

We received a very warm welcome and very good service. Excellent food, in both quality and cooking. Stylish setting and decor. Could not fault anything about our experience.

"Excellent"6/6
Shailaja P.8 months ago · 0 reviews

Fantastic food and great ambience. Prices are reasonable given the quality of food. Service was quick and the staff are very polite and respectful. Highly recommended.

"Excellent"6/6
Ronald F.a year ago · 0 reviews

Great ambience and delicious food - we ordered the chinese cusine. Good portions - spice levels a bit on the higher side. Good portions. Service was a bit slow because of the Easter holidays

"Good"4/6
Nishan P.2 years ago · 0 reviews

This is a new restaurant that has opened with fantastic ambience and decor, a great feel to the decor and good tasty food. I have been here a few times as a result, however, i have noticed a significant decrease in the level of service given. The previous visit, was me and 3 friends. We had all ordered our drinks at the same time, however, three drinks were delivered to the table. After 10 minutes i had flagged the waiter twice and then was i given my drink. Twenty minutes after this, another waiter came to the table to actually give me the missing drink, therefore, had i had waited, i would have been waiting 30 minutes after the first round of drinks were served to the table for mine. Secondly, the starters were brought to our table and we were missing one. Again i flagged the waiter twice, and only then did he realise a starter was missing and brought it to the table. By this time, we had all finished out starters and one guest was made to eat her's on her own. They seem to be over capacity and not many staff who know what they are doing or have the ability to cope with the turnaround, and this makes it not so good dining. The drinks should be delivered to the table at the same time as should the food, not in pieces. If this level of service continues, then i would have to look for alternatives unfortunately. It is a shame as Imperial has a lot of potential.

"Good"4/6
Preksha p.a year ago · 0 reviews

Food the ambience was excellent. However. Dispite having few staff we had to wait for service and they either got the thing twice (which we did not have to pay for it) or did not get served. We asked three different people for black coffee each time we were told it is coming. The whole table got served except the black coffee. When asked the order taker he said we did not ordered it so why the other three said it is coming.... My friend wanted to know about hiring out the venue for function and she was told again by the same person that the manager will come and see you. And yet he did not she had to go and ask at the receiption....so lots of talk but no action.

"Okay"3/6
Sarah Q.a year ago · 0 reviews

Imperial lounge has a really good ambience. Booking was easy via Quandoo & we were seated promptly. Service was good but since it wasn't busy, it could have been better. Chinese food was excellent (Sechuan chicken, spring rolls, egg fried rice) & some Indian dishes were amazing ( aloo papri, lamb chops, chicken). However saag gosht was disappointing. Desserts were good but it did not seem that they were prepared from scratch in their kitchen ( kulfi, sticky toffee pudding). Mint tea was really good. A low rating also reflects the condition of the toilet facilities. Overall, a good experience which could be improved by better service & facilities, improving some of the dishes & maybe introducing some desserts made on the premises.

"Excellent"6/6
Jaemi P.2 years ago · 0 reviews

Very child friendly - children aged 2 and 4 enjoyed their chicken and rice dish. Excellent variety of starters and main - tasty, slightly spices, but finger Licking good. Staff were polite, very quick on service and food was served hot.

"Great"5/6
Harish P.2 years ago · 0 reviews

The place has a good atmosphere and the general ambiance is pleasant. The food I found is good tasty and well presented. The place when busy can be a bit noisy but other times it is fine. Overall a pleasant and memorable experience. Intent to visit again.

"Excellent"6/6
Julie H.2 years ago · 0 reviews

Great food, portion sizes big so we took leftovers home with us. It's prices but quality very good, service was a bit random, some very good staff and some not so good, but overall a lovely experience

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