Gaylord Restaurant - London

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A Cuisine as warm as the land of its birth, Indian food is complex, spicy, multi-flavoured and hearty. For over 50 years, Gaylord has been taking London to the plains of North India on a culinary journey spiced with splendour, history and rich, unforgettable flavours.
Here at Gaylord we host a festival of Mughlai Fare, which includes the exotic dishes created specially for the Maharajas, Nawabs and the elite of Erstwhile North Indian states. We endeavour not only to present you with these specialities in the most authentic form, a genuine effort is also made to pamper you in the royal style and in the best Indian tradition. So permit us to take you on an adventurous gourmet experience with our Tandoori Specialities, delicately prepared curries with distinct characteristics of their own and a host of desserts to choose from that will leave a lingering taste urging you to come back to us to recapture the spirit of Royal India. Owned by Kwality group - Leaders in touch of quality.
Venue name: Gaylord Restaurant - London
Address: 79 Mortimer Street
Price: £25 and under
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Felicia T

I don't very often go for Indian cuisine, but I was quite intrigued to try out Gaylord after seeing some photos and reading some of the reviews about it.
Gaylord was established in 1966 and is apparently one of London's oldest fine dining Indian restaurants.
We ordered a few of the dishes from the a la carte menu to be shared between us.
I do enjoy a good soft shell crab dish, and the Goan soft shell crab was crisp and tasty with nice spicy flavours from the Goan masala.

The non-vegetarian mini starter sample consisted mini versions of Shammi Kebab, Murg Malai Tikka, Lamb Seekh Kebab and Amritsari Fish - all nicely marinated, and a nice way to get a little taste of some of the starters.
We ordered the smaller portion of the tandoori tiger prawns, which had two tiger prawns marinated with saffron, aromatic spices and grilled in a charcoal fired clay oven. Nice flavour, but unfortunately overcooked and slightly rubbery.

The fish however was nicely grilled and was quite fresh.

We also tried their version of tacos which had an Indian twist to it. We went for the pulled chicken, and it was served on a colourful ... car? trishaw?...or whatever you call it. Personally I found it a bit gimmicky, and it was quite flimsy and took up a lot of space, and not quite sure how this relates to fine dining, but hey, whatever rocks you boat...
The tacos were okay, and a bit fiddly to eat.
We had some steamed basmati rice and tandoori roti to go with our dishes, as well as a bowl of yellow dhal.
Overall, some pretty decent Indian food, although a bit hit and miss. Service seemed a bit cold and disconnected, including the managers themselves, although some of the waiters were friendlier than others.

minoo D

Extremely rude manager. extremely slow service, waited 1 hour for the starter and another 50 minutes for the main meal. Food was below average. They added £ 10 table fee for a party of 7- and also included 12.5% service charge, When we asked to have the service charge removed the manager became very cross and angry. We will not be going back and hope you will not either.