About The Thames

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Do you melt a little when when you hear someone whisper tandoori or curry? If so, you’re an irredeemable lover of Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine, and we are proud to recommend to you The Thames on Waterloo Road in London’s South Bank. Expect a warm welcome from staff and a cosy atmosphere in which to enjoy a comprehensive South Asian menu. Ideally located close to Waterloo station and the entertainment options lined up in this part of London, The Thames is a great beginning or end to your evening.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm


The Thames
79 Waterloo Road, Waterloo
London SE1 8UD

Menu Highlights



Tandoori Aloo

chargrilled potato stuffed with nuts and cottage cheese.

Shikam Piri Kebab

potatoes, coriander, green chillies and yum.


minced chicken cooked with coriander, fresh mint, garlic and ginger.

More about The Thames, London

With The Thames Indian Restaurant just minutes from Waterloo station, BFI South Bank, the National Theatre and more of London’s cultural landmarks, you’ve found your pre- or post-entertainment dining spot in London. Book a table at this Waterloo Road restaurant and explore the world of South Asian spice. If you’re a real fan of chilli heat, make sure you try out The Thames’ wonderful naga chicken, prepared with fiery Bangladeshi habaneros.

The Thames, on Waterloo Road in London’s South Bank, prides itself on using only the freshest seasonal ingredients in order to make your experience of fine Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine unforgettable. Matched with a great drinks list and professional service, The Thames stands out from the crowd. As this place is only a short stroll from Waterloo Station, it is within easy reach from most parts of London. Whether or not you go for spicy vindaloo or the milder lasooni chicken, there’s something to please every palate at The Thames.

124 The Thames Reviews

124 Reviews
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Very good
Noise levels:Pleasant
Catherine B.13 days ago · 5 reviews

Excellent service, delicious food, very professional all round with a pleasant and in this heat cool atmosphere enjoyed by our whole group. We have never been disappointed !

Michael L.4 months ago · 1 review

Food very good. Can be noisy in the back part of the restaurant. It was busy so service not quite as fast as normal but ok.

Kate C.5 months ago · 1 review

Excellent food and service. Busy restaurant but we were not rushed. Would definitely recommend. In some Indian restaurants we have found the ‘specials’ menu disappointing but here it was the opposite really good well spiced food.