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This family-run Indian restaurant has been in Bermondsey since 1978, with third generation family members now at the helm. Its Tower Bridge address played host to a tandoori house before that, too. A fair few curries cooked over the years here, then.

The charcoal fired traditional tandoor has been in situ since those early days, and still plays an important part on much of the menu. Expect, then, dishes such as sheekh kebab, tandoori murgh, lamb tikka, tandoori king prawn and shatay murgh. Curry house classics are also on offer - think jalfrezi, tikka masala, bhuna, dopiaza and dhansak. 

A take away service is available too, and keep an eye out for lunch deals - including a set two course lunch for under a tenner, take away lunch bags and generous buffets.

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Tower Tandoori says
At Tower Tandoori, the a la carte menu has always been a work in progress. This may sound like a cliche, but for 35 years we have drawn our culinary inspirations ranging from anglo-Indian classics to authentic Moghul masterpieces and everything in between.

We like to think that the food at the Tower Tandoori is a little bit different. We still use a traditional, charcoal fired tandoor, which was first lit in September 1978 and is still smouldering away. This makes our tandoori food just that little bit more refined. But we would like you to be the judge of that!

Summer 2015 saw a revolutionary change in the Tower Tandoori timeline with the introduction of new head chef Govind Manjul. Govind brings with him experience from five-star hotels and some of the best restaurants in London. The menu has now been transformed reflecting the cultural diversity of India, with influences from Goan, Bengali, Nepalese and Gujarati cooking styles.

We look forward to welcoming you to the best known Indian restaurant in Bermondsey and one of London's earliest tandoori restaurants.
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Venue name: Tower Tandoori
Address: 74-76 Tower Bridge Rd
Transport: Tube: Borough/Elephant & Castle
Price: £25 and under
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jabel khalid
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Visited this restaurant recently while in the UK with work. Our UAE based company was staying at a hotel quite close. Could not fault the quality of the foods or the levels of service from the moment we entered the building to the moment we left on the two occasions we were there. We ate from the a la carte menu. I had the miny chicken tikka (excellant) and the chicken dum biryani (moist and flavoursome). Even the side dishes we had hit the spot (potatoes & chick peas my fave). Would definately visit again when in UK.

H shah
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Stumbled into this great Indian place after visiting a friend who lives a couple of roads away. Told them we were in a bit of a hurry as we wanted to see the fireworks on tower bridge. The waiter was very accomodating and friendly. He recommended a few good dishes and bought the food out quickly, even though there were a few other tables. Good food and friendly service, we'll be back!

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Good food and nice surroundings, perfect for night out with friends!

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Food was really good and extraordinarily my young toddler loved their chicken korma; that the waiter recommended. The staff were very child friendly. This restaurant is becoming a favourite!

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Pucker restaurant in Tower Bridge Road! Had a great night here recently, food was good- specially dish named mogel Shank! and friendly service aswell...can't really ask for more! Highly recommended ;-)

Kelly F

The restaurant is amazing staff are very friendly and the food is amazing and very clean as well

Sally M

Now living in Spain and just returned from a lovely trip to London. Was great to return after nearly 10 years and it bought back some wonderful memories! We visited Tower Tandoori in Tower Bridge on a Wednesday night…I had actually been here before as I lived in Wapping nearby! The decor has changed but the place still looks very pleasant. The staff and owners were very friendly and when they heard I had returned after so long, they went out of their way to ensure I had a memorable evening. Even though they were fairly busy, the staff would keep an eye on my table to ensure everything was ok. In the end, the chef came out to greet us, which was a lovely touch. He told us how he cooks his makani sauce, which I really enjoyed. I recommend this place highly and will definitely return, hopefully won’t be 10 years this time!!

Adrian C

My colleagues and I have been meaning to visit this restaurant for some time now as we work nearby in long lane. We finally had the chance on monday evening.

After work we took a leisurely stroll down to Tower Bridge Road and upon arrival we were greeted with enthusiasm by 2 waiters dressed in smart red jackets and another chap who looked like the manager. Our coats were politely taken from us and we were seated at a table near the window.

A few minutes later a waiter came to take our drinks orders and the obligatory popadom order. The popadoms arrived nice and crisp and the dips tasted fresh and homemade.

After a little while the manager came to take our order, we decided not to opt for starters on this occasion. I chose a Tandoori King Prawn in mint and dill sauce, which was advertised outside. My colleagues chose Thali's and a classic Chicken Korma. The chap taking our order was very informative but not too pushy, he could have easily made us order side dishes, condiments, etc. He explained that if we needed to order extra items we could do so later. This would prevent us from over ordering. Why can't all restaurant managers be like this?!

While our food was being prepared the manager persuaded us to play a game of "Carrom" with him. He even taught us how to play it and got another waiter involved to help. We then returned to our table as our food was ready to be served. The Chef personally came out to serve us our food and he invited us to visit his kitchen to watch him use the Tandoor! We didnt take him up on his offer this time but promised to do so next time. As expected the food was nothing but perfect, I vowed that I would try a Thali next time round because it was so nicely presented. My King Prawn dish was not over bearingly minty but carefully spiced and this can be said about all the other dishes as well. Even the rice and naans were light and well presented. After finishing our meals, two of us opted for Milk Chai upon a waiters recommendation. They arrived promptly and as requested they were not too sweet.

Overall, our night out was good value for money, we were treated to a beautiful meal and the staff took very good care of us. On the downside Tower Tandoori has set the bar so high that we will have very very high expectations every time we visit. Nonetheless, it is no wonder this restaurant has been there for so long and so busy for a monday night.