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mousepup1 Sep 15, 2009 02:29 PM

My husband wants Indian food when we come to London, but we need to entertain a relative who, due to time constraints, asked that we pick a place on the Northern Line. Have read all the posts and all the best places, Indian or otherwise, seem to be somewhere else altogether. Any recommendations? Indian preferred but not absolutely totally required. Thanks in advance for helping me out of this dilemma:)

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    chowess Sep 24, 2009 05:32 AM

    If getting off at Hampstead Station works for you you must go to Woodlands Restaurant. It serves only vegetarian Indian food but trust me, you will not miss eating meat at all as the food is fabulous - I am a big meat eater but I love going there. Their dosas are to die for and most of their curries and other dishes are absolutely fantastic.

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      bootsyjam Sep 22, 2009 09:09 AM

      Try a place called Ragam, it's a 5ish minute walk from Goodge Street. The stuff on the left hand side of the menu are their specialties, the dosais are amazing (vegeterian/chicken/minced lamb) .The ginger chicken curry is damn good too. Went there on Sunday, have been a few times before as well, it's a great place, pretty small inside, mate of mine who is a curry hound says it's his favourite Indian restaurant in London and I can't argue on the evidence so far.
      Have just seen pj26's reply, I swear we're not the same people:)

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      1. re: bootsyjam
        chief1284 Sep 24, 2009 04:16 AM

        Very interesting. Based on both of the above recommendations I'm definitely checking this out. Looked it up on google and I'm seeing nothing but positive reviews, and I absolutely LOVE dosas.

        By the by, this is a long shot and is out there for anyone, but I'm going to Delhi, Agra and Jaipur next month. Anyone got any special restaurant tips. Researched a fair bit already but if anyone's got any personal special tips I'm all game.

        1. re: bootsyjam
          alexdz Sep 25, 2009 02:06 AM

          yes, cos either you are a lazy walker or pj26 is a liar. haha

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          pj26 Sep 18, 2009 04:17 AM

          I love Ragam on Cleveland St in Fitzrovia - a two minute walk from the Goodge St tube station. Doesn't look much from the outside but very, very good food.

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            mousepup1 Sep 17, 2009 02:34 PM

            Thanks all - the more central to northern end of the Northern Line... I should have said so...

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              abby d Sep 18, 2009 12:16 AM

              very central - walkable from charing cross or leicester square is chowki which i really like. they focus on 3 different regions (it changes which ones) and then tailor the breads, dals, rices and curries which are on offer to reflect this.

              1. re: mousepup1
                chief1284 Sep 18, 2009 03:45 AM

                I just also thought - Drummond Street. Short walk from Euston. A number of nice places there for vegetarian Indian food - dosas, dhals etc.

                Also if you do head to Drummond Street there are a few good sweet shops. I like Ambala, great Jalebi, Rasmalai and Ladoos. They do good samosas too.

              2. abby d Sep 17, 2009 04:22 AM

                and if you're looking south i'd go to the kastoori in tooting and make sure you order the tomato curry.

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                  chief1284 Sep 17, 2009 03:24 AM

                  It really depends on which end of the Northern Line you're going to! Anyway if you're going up north the Bengal Lancer near Kentish Town tube is excellent. Here it is:


                  I really recommend the liver hasri.

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                    foreignmuck Sep 15, 2009 03:50 PM

                    Somewhere in Tooting? Kastoori perhaps? quite far down the northern line though...

                    Or Hot Stuff - Nearer vauxhall but not too far from Oval...

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