Monday 12:00-15:00 18:00-22:00
Tuesday 12:00-15:00 18:00-22:00
Wednesday 12:00-15:00 18:00-22:00
Thursday 12:00-15:00 18:00-22:00
Friday 12:00-15:00 18:00-22:00
Saturday 12:00-15:00 18:00-22:00
Sunday 12:00-15:00 Ticketed Lunch Events Only, see https://www.tickettailor.com/all-tickets/29389/dc21/ for details
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
About Darjeeling Express Ltd.
Darjeeling Express offers home-style Northern Indian Mughlai soulfood in beautiful surroundings reminiscent of a turn of century India long gone. Asma Khan and her all female kitchen team showcase the finesse of their family recipes paired with warm hospitality and a fresh and innovative wine and drinks list full of fun and interest.
Please bear with us while we try to cope with a huge surge in the number of customers coming to the restaurant. There may be a 30-45 mins delay in the service as a result. We are doing our best and thank you for your understanding.
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal which was absolutely yummy. We also found the staff very friendly and courteous and service was quick and efficient. I have already booked to visit again in March.
Perfection as always!!!!!!
Waited for the table for six months and it did not disappoint. The menu was exciting but not overwhelming, both a la carte and the specials. I would particularly recommend the aubergine and peanut with the puris. SO good. I was really pleased that the atmosphere was so relaxed and warm, not stuffy at all. The waitresses were attentive but not overbearing. The setting was lovely too. The best of dining in London.
I was quite disappointed with the food - my mum is from Calcutta and I was expecting similar food to what I eat at home. The puri in the puchka tasted like it had been left out too long and had become slightly soggy. The paneer tasted like it was made for English people. Judging by the other clientele in the restaurant (mostly white) I’m guessing the menu is designed more for them than Asians. This wasn’t the impression I got from watching Asma on tv. So a little disappointing and perhaps marketed wrongly.
Lovely friendly restaurant serving delicious home style food. Don't miss out on the lamb patties in the starters!
Excellent food and service
This was my second time visiting Darjeeling Express andy experience was just as good as the first! Everything about this restaurant is perfection. The staff are incredibly friendly and professional. The smell as you walk in makes you forget you are in London. The food....oh the food!!! Flavour sensation! The Charity work they do. The traditional music. It’s why they were fully booked on a Wednesday afternoon!! You simply must go!
Piatti divini, tutto si sciogleva in bocca in una fantastica esplosione di aromi. Io tenevo da molto tempo a mangiare nel loro ristorante e voglio ringraziarli per la loro disponibilita, anche se full booking sono riusciti a riservarci un tavolo per il compleanno di mio marrito. Mi ha colpito molto piacevolmente il calma, la serenità delle cameriere, il loro non sbrigarsi a fare le cose ma molto efficienti nello stesso tempo, perché erano attenti ai minimi dettagli (hanno riportaro l'acqua senza chiederla, posate sostituite senza chiedere, bravissime). Ti facevano sentire che fossi di casa, creando veramente la sensazione di vivere in altri tempi. Un ristorante da sogno, in un posto da favola Vale decidamente la pena andarci. Lo raccomando calorosamente. Divine dishes, everything melted in the mouth in a fantastic explosion of flavours. I had the desire to eat in their restaurant for a long time and I want to thank them for their availability, although full booking they managed to reserve us a table for my husbant's birthday. I was very pleasantly surprised by the calm, the serenity of the waitresses, their not hurrying to do things but very efficient at the same time, because they were attentive to the smallest details, creating the sensation of living in another times. It's a dreamy restaurant in a fairy place. I warmly recommend it. ❤️❤️It was fantastic.
The restaurant is small, charming and has really great food. The puris were amazing (I should have ordered two portions) and the curries were very tasty. We ordered the paneer and chicken thighs in tomato, both of which I'd recommend. I loved the channa chaat and prawn starter. I ordered the steamed yogurt dessert, which was unlike anything I had had before. They also have amazingly spicy masala chai. The service that night was very friendly. Unfortunately, our potato side dish was forgotten and when I tried to get someone's attention to follow up I couldn't catch anyone's eye for five minutes so I gave up. I think the problem was that it was too loud for my "excuse me's" to be heard and being in the corner means you're overlooked. Didn't seem deliberate at all, but something to improve on. I want to go back and order from the rest of menu - so much so that I immediately made another booking.
Excellent food and service
service v slow. booked at 2pm main course at 3pm. had to rush it and take rest in doggy bag
Absolutely fantastic meal. The buzz is 100% real and definitely a place to add to your list (and go to again and again).
We had such a wonderful time at Darjeeling Express! WEll worth booking months in advance. The food was incredible, we ordered half the menu and loved everything. The service was also outstanding, everyone was super nice, knowledgable and made sure we had a great time.
Loved Darjeeling Express - such a great atmosphere and incredible tasty food! We went for a birthday celebration and all loved it x
Best paneer I’ve ever had!
Very enjoyable experience and amazing food!
Food was amazing except the spice level of the water in pukchas and the mash in pukhchas.
Wonderful service and meal! Thank you!
The best Indian (Calcutta cuisine) food I’ve eaten outside India.
All the food was amazing, particularly loved the chana chaat and aubergine dish. Staff were very helpful and friendly, lovely atmosphere. Cocktails were awesome, it was my 60th birthday treat so was a very special experience. Lovely to meet and speak to Asma, made it even more special.
A couple of servers were a little surly ... not sure why. Food was great and enjoyed our first time very much. Would love to return but securing a booking has been challenging. With the quality of the food, we understand why.
Excellent food-diverse menu and everything super tasty. Unfortunately my husband was knocked by one of the staff while he was serving himself and as a result ended up with chicken curry all over his clothing and half his dinner on the floor. It’s a busy, compact venue and accidents happen the staff were aware as they cleared the food from the floor and gave him wet napkins to try and clean his clothes. I was a bit surprised that the chicken curry wasn’t replaced but I was then very disappointed when the bill came and we were charged in full for this dish. When I raised the matter the item was removed immediately- there seemed an awareness we shouldn’t have been charged but it still took a further conversation to agree about the stained clothing. So a mixed evening- great food and service overall let down by a poor attitude to dealing with an issue.
Lovely food great service
Like the decor but found it too cold, I had to keep my coat on most of the time. Found the starters delicious but the main courses seemed less exciting.
Excellente cuisine indienne à un prix très abordable (pour un restaurant passé dans la série chef's tables de Netflix) et en plus dans un joli cadre et quartier de Londres. De plus, l'équipe très serviable a accepté de nous recevoir plus tôt que notre réservation ce qui nous a permis de profiter sans stress d'un fabuleux dernier repas à Londres avant de prendre l'eurostar. A refaire sans hésiter.