The Isle of Dogs is something of a mystery to many London diners, but the truth is that this promontory in a bend of the Thames hides a wealth of restaurants and bars, many of which are well-known to Canary Wharf workers and MIllwall residents. Up on Manilla Street, close to the junction with Westferry Road, Lime Bar & Restaurant has been serving up traditional Indian food in a sleek, modern setting since 2005, so it’s about time you took the trip yourself.
Lime Bar & Restaurant’s Manilla Street premises are uncompromising in terms of decor. Chic and stylish, wraparound banquettes offer privacy for intimate dinner dates while leather-upholstered communal seating arrangements are perfect for larger gatherings. And banquets are often held at this Indian restaurant, catering to many business functions – not surprising given Lime’s proximity to the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf. Casual diners are just as well catered to, however, and the menu is likely to please the most discerning of South Asian food fans.
Go for Lime Bar & Restaurant’s generous tandoori mixed grill to begin with, especially if you have a lot of mouths to feed. This sumptuous platter features lamb chops, chicken and lamb tikka, tandoori chicken, sheek kebab and king prawns, all flame-grilled in the traditional Indian clay oven. Lime also makes the most of London’s famous fish markets to bring fresh seafood to the table – Bengal fish bhuna, king prawn karahi or jalfrezi – making the restaurant’s appropriately maritime isle of Dogs setting a haven for lovers of South Asian seafood. Otherwise, all the classic curries, biryani and sundries are on the cards here.
Favourite Indian restaurant. Food and service is amazing. Valentine’s Day was extra special with sweet decorations and a rose and chocolates for me at the end. Really thoughtful.
great service. lovely food. nice atmosphere. parking around the area isn't great but that's the only negative. food hot and quick to be bought to the table, waiters helpful and friendly. will go there again. 20 of us went and all of our food was bought out at the same time. well done guys.
Always great food and service. We took some friends from the US to Lime as they were craving a good British curry! They weren't disappointed! Thanks
Wonderful restaurant with delicious food. A wide variety of tasty dishes, varying from mild to hot. Very hospitable, friendly staff and good service. We like to return here every time we visit London.
Food was amazing as always and staff very friendly and welcoming would definitely recommend to friends and family. Also great value at £80 for 4 people including alcoholic drinks lovely experience.
Great food and friendly service. Service was a little bit slow but expected for a Saturday night. Would recommend to book a table if going on Friday or Saturday nights
Felt rushed, staff hovering around constantly as if to hurry me up eating. Food quality seemed to have deteriorated from my last visit. Portions much smaller.
Great service, food was average. Price of the food was great and portion sizes were amazing. Atmosphere very nice and can accommodate alot of people.
Nice restaurant and staff. Food was ok, but could have been spicer and more flavoursome. Some of the order was incorrect and in particular the bread order, but overall ok.