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  • 53 West India Dock Rd
    London E14 8HN
  • Transit information Jubilee Get Directions
  • Phone number 020 7987 1139
  • Business website thetaleofindia.com

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  • 5.0 star rating
    First to Review
    Listed in Top Restaurants

    My friend told me about this place some time ago so as I was in the area I thought I would give it a try. I arrived just after 1.30pm so I was in time for the lunch special. The lunch special is on Monday to Friday between 12 noon and 2.30pm.

    The good thing about this special is you get to choose ANYTHING from the menu unlike other lunch specials which just provide a couple of the most common dishes.

    I ordered Sheek kebab followed by Rezalla which was a kind of spicy tikka in a sauce (it was really delicious). I also got Aloo Gobi (potato and cauliflower). Topped with bread instead of rice I thought the whole meal was a bargain at only 9.95. When I found out I could get a free beer with this, well what can I say.

    I highly recommend this Indian if you want to taste some really unusual dishes and get the whole thing including a drink for a tenner!

  • 4.0 star rating

    We've been here a couple times and the food has always been stellar.

    Best time to go is either for the lunch special, or on Mondays and Tuesdays they have a killer deal for 10.95 which includes an appetizer, entree, side dish AND rice or bread. While it's a boatload of food, it's high quality, an often rare combo.

    Service is good, was better the first time we came probably b/c it was less busy. I also think they do a big take-away biz here too so if you see a big order come through you'll most likely be waiting for a bit.

    The only thing about the special is that its 2 pounds extra if you order any fish item (appetizer, entree or side) which they don't make very clear but are sticklers about. Not a huge deal, but just nice to know.

    Definitely worth a visit out to the Docklands on a weeknight. Or for dinner following watching a match at Opporto pub next door.

    • Qype User petest…
    • London
    • 24 friends
    • 45 reviews
    5.0 star rating

    A really nice little curry house (which we went to after seeing Slumdog Millionaire at the cinema in West India Quay lol). Bangladeshi staff who can't do enough to please and the food is very reasonably priced. 2 courses, side dishes and lots of beer for under £40 for two. I had two specialities - Fish bora (spicy little salmon balls) to start and an east India 'Balachori' for main course - a meat dish with chick peas and potatoes - very filling and spicy. Very highly recommended if you want a reasonably priced meal reasonably close to the Wharf :)

  • 4.0 star rating

    Solid curry.  Be prepared to wait for your food.  Everything is made to order.  The lamb dishes were all very tasty.  All in all just a good place to eat.

    • Qype User mdjohn…
    • Swindon
    • 4 friends
    • 17 reviews
    5.0 star rating

    I was staying in the Travelodge in Docklands and had a sudden craving for a curry. It was a mile each way to walk but it was well worth it.
    Food tasted very fresh, full of flavour and it was proper flavour not just a generic spice heat.

    Had the Tandoori Mixed Grill which was superb. Not overcooked and tough which so many can be.

    Then the Dhansak which had a lovely heat to it but not too overpowering. Came in a large container which is unusual as most other places give you small containers. Huge pieces of chicken to top it.

    I will be back to this place when I am next in the area.

  • 3.0 star rating

    Well priced and friendly service.  Food is ok, and certainly typical of Indian restaurants in this style - i.e. questionable decoration, low lighting, all the usual dishes at the usual prices.  I like it because it is convenient and filling, but it is not gourmet!  Lamb dish was a bit tough; chicken dishes generally fine. Fish curry had large bones). Nice and spicy.

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