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Strand Tandoori

St. JamesIndian
Very Good
35 Reviews

About Strand Tandoori

Please note that guests wishing to use tastecard discounts should contact the restaurant directly.

Located close to Strand, giving Strand Tandoori its name, halfway towards Maiden Lane along Bedford Street, Strand Tandoori has been serving central London fine Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine for over thirty years. Again, as the name suggests, Strand tandoori’s forte is the tandoor, the traditional clay oven used to bake up breads, meat, seafood and vegetable dishes to smoky perfection. Weekdays see Strand opening for two sittings, lunch and dinner, while long noon to midnight hours over the weekend see this Indian restaurant in the heart of Westminster regularly packed. Book a table to avoid disappointment.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am


Strand Tandoori
45 Bedford Street, St. James
London WC2E 9HA

Menu Highlights



Onion Bhaji

Finely sliced onions and potatoes, flavoured with herbs and spices and deep fried

Prawn Puri

spicy prawn wrapped in pancake

Chicken Momo

chicken delicately flavoured with garlic, ginger, fresh herbs


Tandoori Butter Chicken

diced chicken barbecued, tossed in butter with cultured yoghurt, fresh cream.

Nawabi Kufta

minced lamb cooked with egg in special herbs and medium spices

Nawabi Lamb Masala (Lamb Shank)

elicately marinated lamb shank slowly cooked in tomato, ginger, garlic, mustard sauce maing the lamb
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More about Strand Tandoori, London

Order a dal or mulligatawny soup with some tandoori bread to begin your feast at Strand Tandoori. From the beginning, the menu at this Bangladeshi and Indian restaurant in London’s St James’s is studded with delicacies relying heavily on the tandoor – marinated tandoori chicken on the bone or the lamb chops left to mature in yoghurt, garlic, ginger, lemon leaves before being grilled to perfection. Naturally, a specialist Indian restaurant of this sort has a special selection of tandoori dishes. The tandoor oven here is a custom-built job imported from India, manned by trained chefs who know just how to keep the charcoal heat at the right level for the delicate flavour that fans of Indian cuisine know and love.

Somewhat a rarity in this part of London’s Westminster, Strand Tandoori has more than your usual selection of clay-oven delicacies to choose from. All the tikka you could wish for, but also dishes like the tandoori duck shashlik and the roop chanda, a tandoori seafood dish marinated in yoghurt and lemon, ginger, garlic, coriander and a masala spices before being finished in the oven. Balti and biryani dishes abound, but we can also recommend the set meals for two or four people as a good way to crack into this St James’s Indian restaurants offering, or head straight for the chef’s recommendations for some truly refined Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine. Find Strand Tandoori near its famous namesake thoroughfare up Bedford Street.

35 Strand Tandoori Reviews

Very Good
35 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
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Matthew B.18 days ago · 1 review

Very enjoyable meal and the staff were very friendly. I will definitely go back again. I used my tastecard in there so managed to save on the bill.

Pia S.2 months ago · 1 review

I was at Strand Tandoori on Sunday evening with my family. We are all beginners at eating indian food. The waiter helped us to pick out a nice selection of dishes which was very much appreciated of us! The food was great, all plates and bowls were empty when we left. Excellent service, nice and friendly atmosphere. Will definitely come again. Thank you for a nice evening

Charlotte D.3 months ago · 6 reviews

excellent service went before a theatre and thoroughly enjoyed the range of currys

Charlotte D.3 months ago · 6 reviews

excellent restaurant ideally located near to theatre for a quick and delicious meal!

Peter H.2 years ago · 1 review

My wife and I were made to feel welcome and the food was excellent. We much enjoyed our visit to Strand Tandoori. We will recommend this lovely restaurant to our friends and expect to go back in the future. Thank you.

Paul T.a year ago · 1 review

The Strand Tandoori is in great location, very close to Charing Cross Station. It isn't a posh gaff but the staff were very friendly and the food was good and very reasonably priced. We shall certainly be going back.

Kamile M.3 months ago · 1 review

Good food, super tiny place. Also they keep asking every 5 min if everything is ok and if done even if ur plate is full. Also if u want to finish a drink after u r done eating u cant cuz they keep looking at u to leave. No kidding. So eat quickly and go so they can have as many people i mean money as possible. Good food , 0 customer experience

John R.4 months ago · 1 review

Not the most celebrious looking establishments in the area, and we were met with a very strong odour of lemon cleaning fluid on entering. The waiter explained that he’d been cleaning, and was very polite and friendly. Food was ordered via walkie talkie, from the kitchen upstairs and sent down in a lift. It was very much your traditional Indian food, nothing fancy but very tasty.

Yana P.2 years ago · 1 review

We were very happy with our meal - the food was delicious. They also took into consideration that we had limited time as we were going to see a show. Our meal was also good value for money. Beware of wobbly toilet seat in ladies toilet.

Greg W.2 years ago · 1 review

Real find, good food, reasonably priced (cheap even considering location) and close to Theatre land (we were at the Savoy for Funny Girl), friendly service and unhurried dining even though we were last to leave! We will return.

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