At the start of the new millennium, Simply Indian on Tabard Street was laying the foundations of a restaurant that has only grown in stature since that time. A firm Southwark and south of the river favourite for more than 14 years, Borough’s finest Indian restaurant reflects the values that have made the London dining scene so vibrant: excellent food, carefully prepared, with an obsessive concern for authentic ingredients prepared using traditional methods.
Of course, London’s diners are hardly short of excellent options for Indian food. In Simply Indian on Tabard Street, SE1, however, diners are presented with one of the city’s most extensive explorations into the food of the subcontinent – the cheffing team are mighty unafraid of plundering the cuisine from all corners of India, all the while using ingredients from halal approved suppliers. The result is one of the most complete examinations of this Asian favourite you’re likely to find in London.
Having plumped for Simply Indian on Borough’s Tabard Street, diners are reminded that good things come in distinctly small packages. With a grand total of just 28 covers, would-be diners are well advised to make a reservation before attempting to find a table. Of course, if you find that this Southwark eatery is booked out (that happens fairly regularly, possibly because they’re BYO), those fortunate enough to live in the neighbourhood can take advantage of the famously good takeaway and delivery service to snare their Indian banquet for devouring at home. Find what London does best food-wise at Simply Indian: great authentic food, classically prepared.
Lovely evening, booked in advance - necessary as it was filled all evening, very attentive staff, relaxed atmosphere, tasted curries and BYOB - what else is needed?
Really nice authentic South Indian food, definitely not your typical British curry house! Have been here several times and will definitely be going back! A+++
Nous avons passé une excellente soirée. Tout a été parfait. Bon repas, bonne ambiance et personnel sympathique. C'est avec grand plaisir que nous y retournerons.
Brilliant meal and lovely service, the dossa was the best that I have eaten in the UK. We had 3 different main course and all were excellent. Advise booking as very busy.
Our family of 3 dined at Simply Indian last evening. The service was welcoming and professional. The atmosphere is warm and cozy and the food was very good. The papadum were warm, the dhosa was fantastic, the spicy duck samosas were delicious. The menu offers food from different regions in India that are not normally seen in the US and that was a delightful change. The price incredibly reasonable too. Go and see for yourself, you won't be disappointed.
Nice small place - byob so easy on the pocket too. Only thing is that this is the second place in this area where the bathroom facility is through the kitchen however having said that it is all clean and staff are very polite and helpful. Food was tasty and was good value.
Small but well formed. Great food and good service. A refreshing menu not the average Indian well worth a visit. Its a bring your own but Tesco's is just around the corner so you can easily get the right drink to accompany the great food.
Menu has changed since the last time I was there. I've been going since 2010 and the food was distinctly average this time around. Service was friendly and attentive but our order was delivered incorrectly which almost resulted in a vegetarian eating lamb. Due to this we received our main dishes at different times. No compensation offered for this mistake.
excellent dishes with bring your own wine, £20 per head. Always get excellently cooked fresh dishes here, contemporary asian music, and good service. A long standing fave.
Beautiful meal & evening. Chicken tikka, King Prawn Tikka & Bombay Potato were absolutely beautiful. Staff were very friendly & it was a great evening meal.