Amaya

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  • Amaya

    Alys Tomlinson / Time Out

    Amaya
  • Amaya

    Ming Tang Evans / Time Out

    Amaya
  • Amaya

    Alys Tomlinson / Time Out

    Amaya
  • Amaya

    Ming Tang Evans / Time Out

    Amaya
  • Amaya

    Ming Tang Evans / Time Out

    Amaya

Amaya

Alys Tomlinson / Time Out

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  • Address:

    Amaya Halkin Arcade
    Motcomb Street
    London
    SW1X 8JT

  • Venue phone:

    020 7823 1166

  • Venue website:

    www.amaya.biz

  • Opening hours:

    Lunch served 12.30-2.15pm Mon-Sat; 12.45-2.45pm Sun. Dinner served 6.30-11.30pm Mon-Sat; 6.30-10.30pm Sun

  • Transport:

    Tube: Knightsbridge tube

  • Price:

    Main courses £19-£28. Set lunch £19.50-£32. Set dinner £42-£80 tasting menu

  • Map

    1. Amaya
      • Halkin Arcade
        Motcomb Street
        London
        SW1X 8JT
      • 020 7823 1166
      • www.amaya.biz
      • 51.499195,-0.15703

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  • 4 star:1
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:1
  • 1 star:5
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Anthony O

I am a great fan of Indian cuisine and spices and this is by far one of the best Indian restaurants i have visited.


Do not expect your average Indian restaurant, do not expect a curry instead expect finely grilled meats, marinated in the finest spices.


The portions are light, so desserts are tempting and tasty. Looks like they had a recent refurb here too.

martin u

This is one of the best places I've eaten in London. Indian food, but with a fusion style. They bring the plates to you as they are ready. We ordered a bunch of different dishes and shared them, so we spent the entire time eating as they brought the food, plate after plate. It was a great way to share a meal and the food is amazing. WE ordered a second of a few plates because they were so good! Service is excellent. This is a great place for a romantic date or to get together with friends. Don't miss it!!!!

Femi

A total disappointment. Spending the weekend in London and thought we treat ourselves to the "Number 1" rated restaurant on Timeout. Ordered various small dishes which equates to two tiny pieces of chicken/lamb etc. The food was served in a random order e.g we had finished our main course before the Naan bread arrive or had asked for the bill only to be served one remaining ordered item. Overall, with a lunch bill of £63 ( £56 + a 12.5% gratuity added), we left hungry and cheated. Furthermore, the served dishes had no Indian cuisine authenticity in terms of flavors or spices. Luckily, this awful, expensive lunch was compensated with a lovely Carrot cake at Ottolenghi's next door. Never again and not recommended if you want a decent Indian restaurant in London. Sadly, i have to choose 1 star as a rating as half a star is not possible.

Richard

Average, rather uninspiring food with very poor highly arrogant service. THey are catering mainly for tourist trade and one time guests whom they can fleece for as much money as possible and they are ot trying to get guests to come back. We had the most expensive Indian meal I have ever eaten here and were treated like a bad smell. GO to Chutney Mary or Tamarind, they are far better!

SA

so far it was a restaurant on the rise but think they've hit the top.. well with their current GM sirdir (let me use traditional British way) as it appeases most of these serving the locals, it may just be downwards from here.. service with a smile could help but not a tight lipped 'ordering the customer itself 'attitude. good luck .. food is a better parameter to judge a restaurant and it is consistantly good .. 4/5 on food, 2/5 on service.

KT

I absolutely loved the food. We went as a large group of people, so we ordered most of the menu. It was an amazing experience, and the food was fantastic! The restaurant was clean, and the atmosphere was superb!

GLee

Mediocre food, over-priced and rude staff. I was told by the staff not to take photo of my food as it is the restaurant policy that no camera are allow in the dinning area ?!? I just want to show my friends what dodgy food they serve.

Mitua

We should not really give it even 1 star. We made a much anticipated journey for my birthday. After we a consistently good experiences in it's sister restaurant Chutney Mary and it having 1 Michelin rating, we were hoping for an enjoyable experience. Instead we had inadequate service, food was below par and definately not meet expectations. It was expensive for what it offered even taking the location into account. To add to all the toilets were terrible. Money and time down the drain. Do not bother, go somewhere else.

Tufal Choudhury

I think overall we found it to be a pleasant experience. We enjoyed the drinks that we had ordered and in particular the monkfish tikka, tofu tikka, chicken wing lollipops, half duck, lamb chops and aubergines. The atmosphere was great very relaxing and felt at home. The staff were very attentive and friendly. However we did think that some of the dishes we had ordered unfortunately were over powered by some of the spices used. In particular too much cumin was used on the wok fried spinach and the prawns which had completely spoiled the delicate flavours of the spinach and prawns, and the Lamb dori kebab we felt was under spiced. The chicken tikka was again also over spiced with the black pepper corns but the meat was very moist and succulent. We felt that although the service was very good it was not good enough for a Michelin starred restaurant where it should be unquestionably exceptional so this was disappointing. For example it was disappointing that the naan bread was not brought properly in the correct portions and it was some time after that the waiter explained that there was more en-route. Some of the dishes were taking longer than expected but again only later the waiter had decided to tell us this, however on other dishes he did manage our expectations better. The dessert we had was the Rasmalai and chocolate heaven. The chocolate heaven was fantastic, great chocolate tart and crumbly pastry, exceptional milk chocolate brownie. The Rasmalai was not as good it lacked flavour. In terms of value for money, we felt it was average and disappointing, We felt that the idea of small portions and sharing although is a novel idea doesn’t really lend itself well to Indian cuisine. If one was being cynical it can be seen as being very commercial given the prices being charged £29.50 for the king prawns for example. We are happy to pay an exceptional price if the food was equally exceptional. Unfortunately we felt overall it did not. We also felt it a bit cheeky to include charitable donations as part of the bill as standard without asking permission. We appreciate the fact that it is optional and could ask the waiter to opt out of this but it really have should been the other way round, where we were allowed to opt in if we wanted to, furthermore we felt that the business should be making this donation themselves and not asking the customer to do so. Unfortunately and I am sorry (because I am disappointed of myself for having to say this) to say that I would not recommend this restaurant to other people purely because there are other similar restaurants that offer what Amaya does but giving greater value for money.