Mogul Indian Cuisine is like a smaller, more peaceful version of the Mughal Empire from which it takes its name, sprawling luxuriantly over three floors of a 17th-century, Grade II-listed building down Greenwich’s Church Street. Their street level bar and dining room looks out over a picturesque corner of this historic London borough, while the richly-appointed cellar downstairs is lined with alcoves perfect for intimate dining or big gatherings. Finally, the first-floor dining room is reserved for private hire, for the best way to enjoy Mogul’s fine Indian cuisine is to banquet like an emperor.
Mogul Indian Cuisine is truly exceptional when it comes to Indian restaurants in London. Not too many Indian eateries can boast such premises as those occupied by Mogul. First of all it’s a cinch to find, with good transport links into Greenwich (Cutty Sark or Greenwich on the train). Greenwich’s heritage architecture is done proud by Mogul, which has taken up position across three floors of a Grade II-listed building, built in the 17th-century, down Church Street. Indian cuisine in a heritage English building would seem incongruous if the occupation weren’t so sympathetic, and weren’t so conducive to some the most serene Indian dining you’re likely to encounter.
Reserve a table at street level and enjoy some pre-dinner drinks at Mogul Indian Cuisine’s bar, overlooking the street towards the pretty St Alfege Church across the road. Diners looking for a magic moment, or a more rowdy gathering, are well advised to enquire about reserving one of the alcoves in this Church Street Indian restaurant’s cellar. Upstairs is where the real banquets occur, though, where Mogul’s expert chefs can lay on an unforgettable private Indian dining experience. Mogul Indian Cuisine offers some of London’s finest Indian food, and with a picturesque location in historic Greenwich, the total package is hard to beat.
My first Indian dining experience in London and it was superb. I highly recommend. The chicken tikka masala is a must. Don’t order rice, just mop up the sauce with naan. And smile.
Excellent staff, excellent staff, highly recommended. Dining in the old cellars is highly atmospheric and conspiratorial, definitely evokes Greenwich of sailing ships and a long gone riverside.
Been living in Greenwich for a long time and sort of take this restaurant for granted sometimes. However the food and service is still excellent and the quality of the food seems to be even better than on our last visit.