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Where to Celebrate Diwali this Autumn

Celebrate the Festival of Lights at one of these magnificent Indian restaurants...

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Diwali, the Festival of Lights, takes place this year on the 27th October. Head down to one of these eastern-inspired eateries to celebrate the spectacular South Asian festival…

Best Indian Restaurants in London

Delight in Diwali-Inspired Cuisine at Brigadiers


For a Festival of Lights celebration like no other, head to Brigadiers, Bloomberg Arcade’s vibrant Indian beer and BBQ restaurant, for a fantastic four course Diwali-inspired menu, colourful settings and compelling live entertainment. Indulge in an array of delicious eastern dishes including barbeque butter chicken wings, wood roast pumpkin butter masala and Amritsari fish pao, followed by a delightful and traditional Diwali Mithai sweet platter. Don’t miss out on the restaurant’s Bollywood takeover on the 26th and 27th October where the London School of Bollywood will be performing magnificent dance numbers to the sound of Bollywood Fusion and a Dhol drum player. The restaurant’s Kurki private dining room will also be available for families and friends to hire and delight in Diwali cards games along with a professional croupier to guide. Until 27 October, 1-5 Bloomberg Arcade, London EC4N 8AR,

Dine Over Candlelight at Trishna


Marylebone’s sophisticated Michelin-starred Indian restaurant, Trishna will be hosting a dreamlike candlelit dinner in light of Diwali. Tuck into a delicious feast of coastal or vegetarian eastern dishes such as nandu varuval soft shell crab and coconut and corn tikki, followed by a delectable jaggery and banana kheer or saffron poached pear cheesecake – the choice is yours. Be sure to dine at the weekend for fantastic live acoustic music and traditional dress, Diwali style. Until 27 October, 15-17 Blandford St, Marylebone, London W1U 3DG,

Diwali Fine Dining at Kanishka


Enjoy a Diwali festival fine-dining experience at Kanishka, Mayfair’s elegant Northeastern Indian-inspired restaurant. Delight in eight courses of flavourful eastern dishes, from Atul’s chicken tikka pie and wild berry chutney, to an exquisite mithai box which features an impressive 24 carat gold leaf peanut butter parfait, all accompanied by delicious wine pairings. 26 October – 10 November, 17-19 Maddox St, Mayfair, London W1S 2QH,

Celebrate with Street Food at Tuk Tuk

Tuk Tuk

Glasgow’s beloved Indian street-food-style eatery, Tuk Tuk is hosting a Festival of Lights themed street-food spectacular, a Dhamaka all day dining experience for one day only comprising of delicious cuisine and a complimentary masala chai. Think creamy butter chicken, vegan chickpea curry, innovative chicken lollipops and signature Tuk Tuk samosas; we guarantee you won’t leave with an empty stomach… 27 October, 426 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3JD, book via

Delight in Ooty’s Divine Diwali Dinner


Head down to Baker Street’s Southern Indian restaurant Ooty for an unforgettable evening of delicious eastern cuisine and spectacular dance performances from renowned Indian dance group The Bollywood Co. What’s more, guests will experience the unveiling of the restaurant’s brand new à la carte menu (with a 30 per cent discount!), a divine fusion of nostalgic flavours influenced by head chef Manmeet Singh-Bali and senior sous chef Niru Palakonda’s childhood memories of India. 24 October, 6pm – 11pm, Ooty London, 66 Baker Street, W1U 7DJ,

Indulge in a Five Course Feast at Kutir


Lincoln Street’s sophisticated Indian restaurant, situated inside an aesthetic Chelsea townhouse, is serving up a fantastic five-course sharing menu to mark the Festival of Lights. East meets West with this indulgent and elegant menu from Michelin-starred chef Rohit Ghai at Kutir, comprising of delectable dishes such as quail naan dish with truffle, eggplant-infused peanut baingan and pan-seared sea bass with curry leaves and coconut. 27 October, 10 Lincoln St, Chelsea, London SW3 2TS,

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