We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

London Darbar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
198 Cranbrook Road, Ilford IG1 4TG, England
+44 20 8518 3533
Website
Today
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 18:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Wed 18:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

135 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 135: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered the chicken chettinad curry, a few starters and chicken biryani for a feast with a few friends. My guests were very delighted with their food and the exceptional service! All though the resturant is a bit pricey the food and feel makes up for it. I was especially impressed with the desserts which I did not expect to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lumos1994
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Pooja / Indy A quick note to say thank you very much for all your efforts this weekend to make my brother's Sangeet Night so successful. The guests had an amazing time and your staff made every minute of it relaxed and easy for us as the hosts. The food was amazing, hot, on-time and totally filled our guests with... More 

Helpful?
Thank nikkimodgil
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We came to the dinner & dance as had been recommended, we had family visiting from mauritius and it was one of the boys birthdays. I've just had a baby and after being checked in an hand stamped they then decided I couldn't enter as my dress wasn't dressy enough! The staff were quiet rude! Eventually letting me in this... More 

Helpful?
Thank Laura J
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We were four people gone for dinner. We have drinks & non veg snakes.after that we have dinner. Food was so so. Very costly.

Helpful?
Thank hssondh
Powys, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
70 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We dined here one evening during a visit to London. The service we received was only satisfactory and the meal was "different". I have eaten many chicken biryanis but none like this one. It was almost too hot to eat and was served dry without the usual vegetable curry sauce. My partners meal was described as hot and spicy yet... More 

Helpful?
Thank kim n
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

So we were looking for a banquet for our sons first birthday party. Google led us to london darbar. When we visited it and met the manager 'indy' we instantly knew this will be our venue. He offered us a great package with table decoration, crockery cutlery, music, tv access, chair covers, food tasting. In the day, the staff was... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Faryal Q
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

The Darbar website says you are open at lunch times i visited today and i went and collected some friends and went to Cranbrook road and you were not open Very Disappointing Paul Lyasght 07941594878

Helpful?
2 Thank paullysaght
Harwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
93 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Disappointed by our usual Indian restaurant of choice, our friend enquired of his Indian friends where they ate and was recommended the London Darbar. The recommendations were well worth following! A relaxed atmosphere with attentive staff who are a cut above the usual waiting staff, genuinely helpful, they suggested a milder dish for the younger diner in our party, which... More 

Helpful?
Thank Grumpy J
Romford, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
205 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Came here with the in laws a few months back now. I am always adamant to try new Indian places in my area as there are many that are hit and miss and those I am really used to. Came here on a rainy Friday evening with family to try it out. Was pleasantly surprised with the dishes and the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Shamit P
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Me and my husband tried this restaurant yesterday for the first time. We were really surprised, the place was lovely, service was quick, food was delicious. Definitely we will be back soon.

Helpful?
Thank DenisaUsman

Travellers who viewed London Darbar also viewed

Ilford, Greater London
 
Ilford, Greater London
Ilford, Greater London
 

Been to London Darbar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 57
Cuisine
Asian, Indian, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 Cranbrook Road, Ilford IG1 4TG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Ilford
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8518 3533
Description
It's Not Just Our Business, It's Our Passion

"London Darbar" Came Into Being In Autumn Of 2007. It Was The Conception Of Passion, Hard Work And A Vision To Create A Niche Among The Cognoscenti Of Quality And Perfection. Having Covered Over A Thousand Events Over The Period Of Time, We Have Gradually Evolved Into A Truly Formidable Food Company Providing You The Very The Pinnacle Of Food And Drink Design.

"London Darbar" Was Born Out Of A Love Of Food And Drink. All Of The Team Who Work Here Feel Like It Is More Of A Passion Than A Job. In A Relatively Short Amount Of Time We Grew Into One Of The Leading Food And Drink Companies In The Industry. Close To 100,000 Customers Experience The "London Darbar" Brand Annually.

"London Darbar" Brand Ethos Is To Create Tailor Made Solutions Which Have A Vision, Are Planned With Precision And Executed Beyond Expectation. "London Darbar" Has The Distinctive Ability To Adapt Its Offer Without Compromising Identity, Quality And The Brand.

All Of "London Darbar" Channels Share A Bespoke But Consistently Delivered Product That Is Beautifully Presented, Deliciously Different And That Customers Can 'Eat With Their Eyes'.

"London Darbar" Always Strives To Be Accessible To Everyone - Providing Food And Drink With A Superb Point Of Difference. Based In Essex, But Operating Nationwide, Our Driven And Creative Teams Deal With The Diverse Sectors Of Hospitality Including Restaurants, Banqueting, Catering And Event Management.

With A Dynamic Team Of Highly Skilled, Well-Trained And Experienced Staff, London Darbar Has Rightly Earned Its Reputation As A Member Of The Food Industry's Elite.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of London Darbar and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
1 month ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from London Darbar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?