0207 870 1956
167-169 Wardour Street
Monday - Friday 8:00 - 23:00
Saturday 9:00 - 23:00
Sunday 9:00 - 22:00
The idea of Indian "Tapas" at Imli on Wardour Street put me off at first but once i had my meal i was relatively surprised as just how good this ended up being. Indian food has its own type of tapas offering known as a "thali" and i think Imli has done a great job at getting the authentic and traditional thali mixed with the concept of tapas. The food was wonderful - the right amount of spices fused with the perfect portions. A real treat.
By felix_lighter at 09:45 on 26/08/10
Part of the Tamarind Collection and sister to the Michelin starred Tamarind of Mayfair, Zaika of Kensington and Tamarind of London; Imli Street serves a unique menu inspired by Indian Street cuisines.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Imli Street has completely revolutionised its interior and menu which has been developed by Tamarind Collection's multi-award winning Director of Cuisine, Alfred Prasad.
The all-day menu features a range of small dishes inspired by four distinctive elements from across the diverse regions of India to give guests a real street food inspired dining experience.
Costal Shacks – celebrating India's vast coastline and her beach-fronts,
Food Carts – a tribute to the roadside and street stalls that have created urban legends
Railway Cuisine – in India food is a big part of the journey and most railway stations are famous for their iconic dishes
Beyond Borders – sub-continental influenced repertoire of Indian food as we know it
In addition a combination of international breakfast and selection of breakfast dishes with an Indian twist is served daily with a takeaway option.
The ground floor is a light, fashionable and comfortable space, which includes a destination bar overlooking the hustle and bustle of Soho with a buzzing dining room and discreet back area for private parties. The downstairs area with exposed brickwork and cool, contemporary furnishings provides laidback sitting and a casual ambiance.
The 130-seat urban street style venue opens 7 days a week. Imli Street only takes reservations for group of 6 or more, all smaller parties are welcome at the door.
I ventured along to Imli in Wardour Street the other week for a bite to eat and was not disappointed. The food is fresh and tasty and all at an affordable price.
The staff are friendly and helpful and we really enjoyed our meal before heading off to the theatre.
Well worth a visit.
I have been to Imli two days consecutively because of the excellent food, good value for money and incredibly friendly service. I was recommended this restaurant by friends, and was delighted to find it completely lived up to my expectations. Unique tapas idea adds to the uniqueness of this authentic Indian cuisine restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious, one of the best Indian food I've ever had. Very friendly and efficient staff and everything was good value for money. If you love Indian food this is the place to visit.
I was very impressed and will be certainly going back soon.
I have to say I have fallen in love with the delightful, fun and friendly atmosphere of Imli on Wardour Street. As for the food, what can I say, fresh, imaginative, light and most of all so tasty and they have fresh naans on the menu again including an amazing cheese naan. A surprisingly affordable night out in the heart of Soho, FANTASTIC !