Veeraswamy

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  • Address:

    Veeraswamy Mezzanine Floor, Victory House
    entrance on Swallow Street
    London
    W1B 4RS

  • Cross Street:

    99-101 Regent Street

  • Venue phone:

    020 7734 1401

  • Venue website:

    www.veeraswamy.com

  • Opening hours:

    Lunch served noon-2.15pm Mon-Fri; 12.30-2.30pm Sat, Sun. Dinner served 5.30-10pm Mon-Thur; 5.30-10.30pm Fri, Sat; 6-10pm Sun

  • Transport:

    Tube: Piccadilly Circus tube

  • Price:

    Main courses £19-£38. Set meal (lunch, 5.30-6.30pm Mon-Sat) £20 2 courses, £23 3 courses; (lunch Sun) £24 3 courses

  • Map

    1. Veeraswamy
      • Mezzanine Floor, Victory House
        entrance on Swallow Street
        London
        W1B 4RS
      • 020 7734 1401
      • www.veeraswamy.com
      • 51.509907,-0.137936

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Noushiness

Disappointing evening. Having visited Chutney Mary (awesome) and Amaya (mediocre) was keen to close the loop and visit the much talked about Veeraswarmy. Positives Nice central location, nice ambience, romantic, rose petals on table nice touch, attentive and friendly staff, & enjoyed my Raj Kachori starter (signature dish) - nice (not amazing) Negatives Overpriced for standard of food, didn't walk away feeling mesmerised by food (mesmerised by £140 bill for what we were getting), signature Hyderabadi lamb birayani was basic (given £25 price tag) - more impressed by mother in law's version! Confused and slightly tacky decor (not my definition of opulence) Wouldn't recommend in a hurry and unlikely to return

Anil Sharma

Not the kind of person writing comments about a Restaurant, I was looking forward to a wonderful evening with my friends who invited me to visit Veeraswamy I found this Restaurant unnecessarily expensive for the pretentious Indian food they were serving in the Restaurant. One very good point made by my fellow dinner stating the obvious "Most Indian Restaurants One goes to these days do not have Indian cooks, but Bangladeshi and Pakistani Chef" I'm an Indian but love the food prepared by Bangladeshi and Pakistani Chef, at least they have real taste & flavour. The service was reasonable for what it worth, my friends said service was better before. It's a real shame, probably will visit again in the future just to see if it was one off bad experience.

Leah Richards

I think many of the negative reviews must have come from inexperience. Having Having lived in HK, Singapore & New Delhi, I can vouch the cooking is of the highest standard. Most Indian restaurants one goes to these days do not have Indian cooks, but Bangladeshi, so the Surrey takeaways or your 'local' Indian will give you a different taste. This place does not do mediocrity. What is does is give you a fantastic tour of the best of modern Indian cuisine has to offer. Crab cakes were delightful.

Andrew Hansen

I just dont think most of the reviews below have got the point of this place. If you want a vindaloo or a kurma then go to your local Indian - Veeraswamy isnt the place that caters for that type of Indian cuisine. - This place is all about the other foods that India has to offer and i personally think they are fantastic. Ive been several times, never had an issue with staff or service and one time they actually recommended that i stopped ordering so much as they knew i wouldnt be able to eat it and that it would be a waste of my money! For a common or garden curry dont bother going but if you want a change from vindaloos and other standard dishes, you will not be disappointed. highty recommended

Paul

WIthout a doubt the best Indian meal we have ever had. The service was excellent; despite it being busy our glasses were never left to run dry and there was just the right amount of time between courses. The waiter took the time to talk to us, and the manager stopped by to check everything was satisfactory. In reference to the last comment, there were definitely at least 2 or 3 main vegetarian options. Overall, we cannot fault the Veeraswamy.

Angie Hatherley

Andrew Wheal and Zed - my thoughts entirely. When we arrived seated in waiting area and given cocktail menu. When we said we didn't want any, they took us over to our table which had been booked! Husband loves vindaloo and was hugely disappointed with the very mild vindaloo he chose. There were no chutneys as appetisers on the table and when we spoke to them about how disappointed we were, there was no real interest. It felt as though they only wanted the maximum money from you possible. Our meal was £138 for main course only and, as Zed said, I have better meals from my local curry house in Surrey. We had told them beforehand it was a celebration for an octogenarian mother-in-law, who had enjoyed many meals at Veeraswamy in her younger days, but no acknowledgement made of this. She was just so disappointed at what had become of Veeraswamy. Decor was lovely but without the food and the attention to service, it is rather pointless. We will never ever return or recommend Veeraswamys to anyone