This ever-popular Indian restaurant is something of a Stoke Newington stalwart, with a local history stretching back to 2002. It's also from a family that have been running Indian restaurants in London since the early '80s - beginning with Mother India over on Lower Clapton Road.
There's certainly plenty of choice on a menu that covers most curry house bases - think samosas, bhajis, vindaloos, jalfrezis, biryanis and bhunas. The most interesting options, though, come from the tandoor and from chef specials such as shatkora gosht, royal sagrana and keema korai - a Punjabi dish of minced lamb cooked in a spicy sauce with peppers, green peas, fresh green chilli, onions and the house garam masala.
Keep an eye out for special offers, as well as a good-value Sunday buffet. Delivery and take away services are available, too.
|Venue name:||Royal India|
47 Stoke Newington Church St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 5.30pm-midnight, Sun noon-midnight|
|Transport:||Tube: Stoke Newington rail / Dalston Kingsland Overground|
|Price:||Starters £2.75-£7.95, mains £5.25-£12.95|
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The best Indian restaurant, by far, in Stoke Newington and quite possibly, the world! Distinctive, delicious and the very best best of authentic Indian cuisine. Incredible food, service and a wonderful yet refreshingly down-to-earth and ambient atmosphere. You may have to wait a bit for your food but, in an Indian restaurant, to be honest, let's face it, that's a good sign and the food is well worth the wait. Moreover, the prices are incredibly reasonable across the board. Recommended dishes are the 'Catch of the Day' and 'Paneer Tikka', a sumptuous selection of char-grilled vegetables and paneer, fresh from the Tandoor. On weekdays you can find great deals, often with as much as 50% off mains, you can also reserve on OpenTable for points and they often run deals too. This is a regular haunt for us and it never fails... or breaks the bank. I've said it before, I'll say it again...'Dahl be back'...