Guided tour

London: 3-Hour Secret Indian Food Tour

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21 reviews

Activity provider: Essor

London: 3-Hour Secret Indian Food Tour

Activity provider: Essor
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Enjoy a 3-hour culinary tour of London's best Indian food. Explore East London with only a bit of walking as your guide leads you to the secret culinary delights surrounding London's Brick Lane.

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Duration 3 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a 3-hour guided tour of East London with 7 stops
  • Learn about Indian cuisine from a passionate and experienced local guide
  • Find out the history of Indian food in the UK and its contemporary culture
  • Tour East London in a small group as you taste some of the delicious foods on offer
Full description
This food tour is packed full of exciting Indian food from around the Indian subcontinent (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh), all available on the streets of London. Your guide will navigate you through London’s famous Brick Lane with its buzzing bars, food scene, art and restaurants. Sample numerous curries, including hot and sour combinations and traditional ones, all served with delicious fluffy naan bread. Drink cold Indian beers to accompany the curries (soft drink options or wine also available). Stop in an authentic Indian savoury shop, to sample tasty pakoras and spongy dhokras. See the truly diverse range of Indian sweets and candy available in a traditional Indian sweet shop and have the chance to sample sweet gulaab jamuns and creamy ras malai. Your guide will inform you about Indian food, its diversity and its presence in London and UK food culture. Tour round an Indian supermarket with a chance to buy a range of Indian spices and other exotic items like crispy papers and fiery Indian snacks. See traditional paan being made, and enjoy a sample.  Finally, stop at an authentic Punjabi restaurant, serving the real deal of Tandoori favorites such as sizzling chicken tikka and succulent lamb chops. Enjoy a secret final dish - you'll only find out what it is on the day!
Includes
  • A range of delicious curries: Pathia, Madras and vegetarian
  • Tasty fluffy nann bread
  • Refreshing Indian beer, a glass of wine or a soft drink
  • Traditional Indian savouries such as pakoras and spongy dhokras
  • Mouthwatering Indian sweets such as sweet gulaab jamuns and creamy ras malai
  • Paan, unique Indian refresher made of Betel leaf
  • Authentic meat and veg
  • Tandoori dishes
  • Sizzling chicken tikka and succulent lamb chops
  • A secret dish
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Whitechapel Art Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 7QX The guide will be holding an orange umbrella.

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    • Comfortable shoes
    • Camera

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    • Please note: the itinerary is subject to change, based on the locations availability and weather.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 21 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Service
      5/5
    • Organization
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    Our tour guide Tamiza gave us a wonderful evening. We ate incredibly tasty dishes at three restaurants and a candy store. It more than adequate. Tamiza explained a lot about Indian history and the dishes. We also visited a supermarket together, where Tamiza explained a lot to us. We would repeat this tour at any time and can recommend it 100%.

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    25 June 2022

    An exciting event for both friends and connoisseurs of Indian cuisine and food culture. Our guide lived the kitchen and passed on the symbolic fire to the participants with lots of background information on the spices, the production and the cultural influences as a whole. The portions were very delicious and extensive, in the end we literally rolled home. A highly recommended tour for everyone!

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    28 May 2022

    Nanthini is an amazing tour guide. She is exceptionally knowledgeable about Indian cuisine. I’ve been in the restaurant industry for 10+ years, and I can honestly say I was extremely impressed by the quality of the food on our tour, as well as the history and background knowledge I learned. Nanthini’s tour is also a great opportunity to socialize, for solo travelers or for couples or groups. I’m from NYC and I was traveling by myself. London can be a lonely place when you travel alone. Nanthini’s tour made me feel better. I was only in London for two days, and I’m grateful that Nanthini and I crossed paths. I highly recommend this tour!!!

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    28 January 2022

    Product ID: 67800