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.
Lovely Indian restaurant with a modern vibe , nicely decorated bright and vibrant with great food staff very friendly and will definitely go back 👍👍
An outstanding meal - possibly the best shami keebab we've ever eaten - and the main courses and their sauces were equally delicious, and the touch of lime - hence the name - in the accompaniments and water was very delicate. We drank Malbec, which was both excellent and very reasonably priced at just over £20, with our meal. Finally, the service was outstanding, friendly, informative, and unobtrusive - the perfect balance. We will definely return.
Great food Great service at a decent price. Should definitely give this place a try if you want a good curry. Recommend to all lovely stuff.