About Vijay South Indian

The first ever South Indian restaurant to open in England, London’s Vijay South Indian was established all the way back in 1964. Since then it has become a firm favourite among Willesden locals, and even attracting a number of celebrities through its doors, from Kylie Minogue to the Indian cricket team! Begin your meal with some South Indian starters like the spicy egg dosa & sambar (a crispy pancake filled with deliciously spiced fresh eggs with onions and ginger) or the rasam (a thick soup with tamarind juice, black pepper, tomatoes, green chilli, garlic and ginger). Then, move on to some keralan lamb fry (lamb pieces cooked with a dry masala paste), cochin chicken (chicken cooked with fresh lime leaves and mustard seeds) or the veggie-friendly mutter paneer.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
6:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
6:00 pm - 11:45 pm


Vijay South Indian
49 Willesden Lane, Willesden
London NW6 7RF

Menu Highlights




Lightly fried semolina with onions and spices

Vegetable Samosa

Delicious triangular filled savoury pastries filled with mixed vegetables, 4 pieces served with chutney

Adai and Avail

Delicious lentil pancake served with temperedvegetables cooked with coconut and butter

4 Vijay South Indian Reviews

4 Reviews
Waiting time:Very good
Value for money:Good value
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Tracey M.a year ago · 1 review

The food was good as it always has been, however we felt as we were being rushed. The mains came out when one of the group was still finishing her starter which meant her main was left on the corner of the table until she was ready. The restaurant was not busy by any stretch of the imagination and therefore cannot understand the rushed service. Have been going to Vijays for many years, albeit not often in the last few years and my father first started going there in the 70's so we were both a little disappointed that we did not have a really relaxing meal, which was a treat for our visitors from Canada.

Philip T.3 months ago · 1 review

We made a brunch from the excellent Spicy Egg Dosai, Uppatham and other mild dishes from the starters menu. All washed down with Lassi, Tea or Masala Chai. The cooking is exceptional at Vijay's and this made the meal along with the attentive, but never intrusive, service from the team.

Stephen G.5 months ago · 2 reviews

Returned after gap of 3 years. We enjoyed the meal and experience. We choose non-meat dishes Particular ones of note were Masala Dosa and Bombay Potatoes. Attentive responsive friendly service.