Published On: Fri, Apr 20th, 2018

Veeraswamy – London’s Oldest Indian Restaurant

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Dine on Indian food fit for royals. Since 1926 Veeraswamy is the London’s oldest surviving Indian restaurant. Recognized by critics, loved by stars.

Veeraswamy - London's Oldest Indian Restaurant

Where London’s fashionable Regent Street meets Swallow Street; and one floor above the bustle you can be transported to a make-believe Indian palace where Indian and English aristocracy mingle. Traditional Indian food with a few modern touches is served in a very chic atmosphere. Veeraswamy was “reincarnated” in 1979. Deep jewel-toned chandelier sconces match the actual antique headdresses that adorn the walls. Silver and gold accents reflect light while little tea candles warm fragrant dishes brought to the tables. Large windows provide a constantly changing view of the smart shoppers and this time of year holiday decorations and entertainment. But the real star of this show is the stunning cuisine.

Veeraswamy has long been a favorite of lovers of Indian cuisine. What else would Marlon Brando, King Gustav of Sweden and Indira Gandhi have had in common, one can only imagine. But they were all fans of Veeraswamy which as the story goes was itself the product of the love between a Mughal Princess and the Great Grandson of an English General.

The Masala Group which owns Veeraswamy also owns two sister restaurants serving authentic Indian cuisine in smart casual settings. National Geographic named Veeraswamy as one of the “10 Best Destination & Special Restaurants in the World.” No other UK restaurant is in the top 10. Sister restaurant Amaya has been awarded a Michelin star since 2006.

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