Found on Turnberry Quay on London’s Isle of Dogs, Manjal Indian Restaurant brings South Asian heat to Canary Wharf and Millwall foodies and spice lovers. The chefs of this local hotspot are incredibly experienced, and they display their skills through serving diners some of the finest Indian dishes in all of London. Just steps from Crossharbour DLR station and the Pepper Street bridge (and not far from Canary Wharf tube station), Manjal is a stunning location for lunch or dinner, seven days a week.
Easily reachable from Milwall and Pepper Street on London’s Isle of Dogs, Manjal Indian restaurant on Turnberry Quay impresses diners not only with their superlative Indian dishes, but also their chic and sophisticated dining space. Complete with a modern bar and an upscale seating area with lovely decorations, the restaurant is particularly suited for a romantic evening out or a chic dinner party with friends or family.
Folks working or living around London’s Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs know that Manjal Indian Restaurant is the place to go for serious curries ni the area. Broccoli varuval (a South Indian broccoli dish), tandoori lamb chops and the tiranga chicken tikka are ideal dishes for starting out your meal right, while the kaadai fry (a full quail tossed in South Indian spices with onion and tomato) is a unique starting point for the restaurant’s adventurous diners. The mains on offer are just as incredible – go for the aubergine curry, egg masala, or chicken saagwala when you’re looking for dishes that are hearty and traditional. The restaurant also offers a number of dosas with various fillings such as potato masala, cottage cheese and onions. We recommend trying all of it – just make sure to reserve ahead of time!
Excellent food, service and very helpful staff. This is a true "find" on the Isle of Dogs. If you like Indian food, you will like Manja ! Can't wait to go back !
Great price, food and a good service to go with it. I visit this establishment on a regular basis and will continue to do so.
Lovely restaurant. The food was exceptionally delicious, given the fact that we were a party of 10 people. Very clean and the service was very good too.
Manjal Indian Restaurant always delivers exceptional food and my visit today was no different to all my previous visits. Always a pleasure and cannot wait for an excuse to visit again.
Went on a Friday night and had pre-booked a table for a party of 6 so was nice to walk past the queue ... The restaurant was busy and full, a good sign. The food was lovely, we shared starters of chilli paneer, chicken 65 and potato tikki chat, all very nice. We selected a few curries to share, and the waiter was initially helpful with recommendations on how much to order for a group. All the food was very nice, however the service got very hectic due to the busy restaurant. This was fine for us as we were left to chat, but got a bit ridiculous as the night went on, with abrupt service of our mains and no smile from the waitress. After mains no-one had offered us a desert menu for 30 mins, so I asked for one, only to wait another 30 mins before asking again, this time from our initial waiter. When he returned with menus he gruffly gave us them saying rudely we had 5 mins to choose before the kitchen closed. I said that we had asked for a desert menu half an hour ago so was a bit unfair to suddenly expect us to choose, Only to be met with 'well I didn't know you'd asked'... was just a bit uncalled for and unprofessional as he should have taken responsibility for serving us properly in the first place rather than leaving us for an hour. Spoilt the evening a bit for me, though others didn't really notice. Some of us had dessert, gulab jamun and icecreams, which were nice but ice-cream choice was limited by then to chocolate. So all in all, the food was really very good, but the service let it down. I know it was a busy night, but having pre-booked, and being a Friday, you'd have thought the restaurant would be prepared. I'd go again on a less busy night though.
From the time you walk in you feel welcome and have attentive service. The food selection is great with an equal share of vegetarian and non vegetarian. The servings are a great size for the price and the food is tasty and high quality. It's an enjoyable experience and there is nothing that I could suggest they change. Lunch cost around £20 for poppadoms with dips as a starter and then a main course with rice, and a soft drink. I couldn't have eaten any more so feel it was good value for money. Tasty food and great service
Most of the food was really good (particularly the spinach and lentil dahl and the chicken bhuna) but the onion uthapam I had, had a strange undertaste that reminded of bread that's gone off - that yeasty flavour when bread has gone slightly mouldy. It wasn't off as I haven't been ill and clearly all the food was freshly prepared so I thought it might be a herb I was unfamiliar with. I asked one of the waiters what the ingredients were and he was a bit taken aback and mentioned only four, none of which were unusual but I couldn't eat the outside of the uthapam because the taste was over-powering and so only ate the filling. Also, we waited ages for our meal and there was no explanation or apology for how long we had to wait. We saw at least two other tables arrive after us who got their food long before we did. Our waitresses were both lovely though and I couldn't fault them but I got the feeling that there weren't enough staff to cope with a busy Saturday night. However, overall I really enjoyed going and will be going back.
Brilliant Indian restaurant in the Canary Wharf area. Nice view of the canal, clean modern-looking layout, brilliant tasty food (much more sophisticated in presentation compared to usual Indian restaurants, the plates and cutlery and especially the glasses very appealing in design), excellent wine, conveniently priced. Service was excellent and the waiter Mark impressed us on the night with his good sense of humour and even knowing one or two words in our native language (Romanian)!
Amazing food - the best Indian curry I've had. The waiter was wonderful and very attentive and suggested most of our dishes after we'd gone through what we liked and disliked. He was spot on for every choice! Made us feel so welcome and even asked if we were there for a special reason. Beautiful venue on the dockside. An 11 out of 10. Couldn't fault it.
We went to Manjal for dinner on a Friday night, it wasn't crowded which I liked. The food was good and authentic and quite spicy. Would definitely recommend chilly paneer! I was a bit annoyed with the way they try to sell you water which they put in glass bottles on the tables. I requested tap water and instead they still tried to offer me water from the bottles for £1 (which was from the tap). I'm not a cheapo, just don't like to be taken for a ride.