Amaya is one of the leading fine dining
restaurants serving Indian food in the world today. It is part of the acclaimed Masala World Group, whose London restaurants serve Indian cuisines of the highest quality. The other restaurants in the group are leading fine dining restaurants, Veeraswamy and Chutney Mary, and 7 Masala Zone restaurants which are brasserie restaurants.
Opened in October 2004, where fashionable
Knightsbridge meets Belgravia. Amaya set the trend for a new wave of Indian Cuisine worldwide. It won awards for the Best Restaurant and the Best New Restaurant awards and in 2006, it also became one of the very few Indian restaurants to be awarded a Star in any Michelin Red Guide.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch - Mon – Sat: 12:30pm - 2:15pm & Sun: 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Dinner - Mon – Sat: 6:30 - 11:30pm & Sun: 6:30pm - 10:30pm
£26 to £40
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Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Amaya Ratings and Reviews
Always a great meal, be it lunch or dinn...
Always a great meal, be it lunch or dinner. Fantastic flavours and a delightful variations.
Quality is unmatched
In a city where Indian restaurants are everywhere, Amaya is like the Louvre in Paris. Every dish is a work of art and created with the passion of an artist. The biryani with raita is a masterpiece. Save room for it because it comes last. This is truly an unforgettable gourmet experience.
Excellent food. 5 course platter is grea...
Excellent food. 5 course platter is great value for money. I have never tasted such amazing prawns, ever!
The flavours were amazing. Great night out!!
The staff were very attentive. Fantastic customer service. The ambience was just right. Great time to have a private conversation but there was still a buzz In the restaurant. We will definitely return!!
Went for business lunch. The greeting fr...
Went for business lunch. The greeting from the front door host was very poor. Not accommodating. Was seated by hot plate and was only moved only after complaining to manager. The restaurant was empty, but service and knowledge of the dishes again was poor. Food was a let down.
Amazing food. Fantastic presentation.
Food was amazing and the presentation was amazing. Atmosphere is great for a romantic dinner. Though service could be a bit improved
Great Birthday Lunch
My first time back at Amaya for 5 years, and have to say it was as fantastic as usual. Increible cocktails at the bar when we arrived, a lovely welcome, and then did the tasting menu. All the food was out of this world. A fantastic treat ! I wont leave it so long before I go back again....
Great find off of Knightsbridge.
Short jaunt off of Knightsbridge brings you to a delightful, tasty break from the crowds and shopping. Great small plates of not- the-usual Indian cuisin. Open kitchen is fun to watch. Staff is attentive and knowledgable. Try the mirchi cocktail-sweet, spicy, delicious. Always our first stop when we visit London.
Dinner at Amaya is a very positive experience. The ambiance is lovely and the food excellent. Waitstaff is informative and professional. A fine dining experience.
2nd visit disaster
So my first experience was amazing this time service standards had dropped colleague ordered biryani and it was really really bad, this time the meat wasn't juicy and tender it was chewy I don't know what's happened but please go back to your old self even the waiters were not interested in complaints though in the end finally gave us the biryani off ...
Went to Amaya after hearing a lot of good things about it and it did not disappoint. Went with a friend who was visiting and living nearby. The food and service were both exceptional. We arrived early for our reservation but were seated straight away. The staff were there to help but not intrude. We ordered and the food arrived beautifully presented and even better to eat. Briyani has to be ordered as it was exceptional. If you want the run of the mill curry please don't go there. If you want great Indian food do make it a point to visit. Can't wait to go back and try some new dishes.
Great food if an unexceptional dessert. ...
Great food if an unexceptional dessert. Staff attentive but not pushy. Suprised at absence of additional small tasters.
I took my fiance to Amaya for his birthday on the weekend. It was a fantastic meal and the staff were very accommodating. .
We went to celebrate a birthday lunch on a Sunday. We had the 5 course platter and I can honestly say that the food was outstanding. My only qualification would be that the naan bread that's served during the 5 course should have some sauce based dish to accompany it. However, that's a very small quibble in an afternoon of fantastic food. Additionally, the service was attentive without being intrusive and the ambience was buzzy without being loud. The atrium area where we sat gave a feeling of airiness to the restaurant. Will definitely be going back. On and the chilli martinis are to die for!
What a great experience
Amaya is great. If it's a posh curry you're after, don't go to Amaya. It's much much more than that. It's all about food cooked on the grill and the courses are brought out to you as and when they are ready. We did the tasting menu for 5 people which was quite wonderful. Prawns, Lamb, chicken and genuinely the best biryani I have ever had.
Did not like it.
I orderd 4 dishes, 2 of them came in a very small dishes like its just for tasting!! The other 2 dish which was the expinsive i though it would come in a large plate it came in a regular to small dish ( the biryani) it was good but not that much. Many indian kind of food which is the chicken carry or chicken masala was not in the menu. So overall: -tiny food + Very very expensive!
beautifully thought out and presented meal
The vegetarian set meal was real value for money. Each component of the meal was complete in itself and yet worked in ensemble . A feast for all the senses.
This is a very nice elegant indian fusio...
This is a very nice elegant indian fusion restaurant. I always enjoy and reccomand
Our best meal in London, we have been to...
Our best meal in London, we have been to Amaya several times over the years and it's quality and service are second to none
Still the best
Voted many times as the best Indian in London Amaya still keeps the fame. This time it was exceptionally good regarding the food. Also, it's not overly expensive like other Michelin star restaurants in the area
Tasty dishes but overpriced
Even though I'm fortunate enough my company picked up the tab I have to say this place is seriously overpriced. You will find lots of Indian restaurants that deliver food as good at if not better in Brick Lane or Norbury at a fraction of the cost albeit without the same ambience or service level. Service was efficient although not particularly friendly and I wouldn't expect front of house staff having a clearly personal conversation to prevent them from giving me my coat and bag back! If you want an upmarket Indian restaurant then my preference would be Veeraswamy. That said dishes here are good and it focuses around the tandoor and grill, there was only want curry which was Korma, which was to be fair thankfully not at all creamy and sweet.
Sunday lunch at Amaya
Overall a very enjoyable family lunch at Amaya. We had the 5 course option and everything was delicious. Some of the dishes, including the lamb chop and prawn were exceptional. Stunning cocktails and excellent wine list. Service was good but spoiled sometimes by being a bit overbearing and intrusive which I have not found before at Amaya.
The food was very good but we felt that we were served very fast with no time between dishes for a breather which slightly spoiled the evening
Losing its mojo
Amaya used to be an outstanding experience. Not so any more. Gone are the lively Brazilian / Mediterranean staff. Sullen Eastern European waitresses may look pretty but aren't up to the job. Ours was particularly bad - totally incapable of tuning in to the mood. Hint - If 2 people are talking and haven't opened the menu, they probably aren't ready to order. As to the food Prawns were badly over cooked dry and burnt Broccoli was bitter, unevenly cooked sweet potato mushy - no crisp bits like before. Oysters luke warm. The pepper chicken was outstanding as always, but standards are definitely down. The tray of condiments is no longer free. What next? Charge is paying by card? The orange based gin cocktail - Where was the gin?
Great food but a bit pricey
Great food and service but it was a bit pricey for what it was. Good to go once.
Very overrated, bad service
The food was alright, although not what I would call experimental and interesting enough to be worth a Michelin star. The staff hassled us to choose from their (complicated, for the first time user!) menu, and recommended the black pepper chicken, which was average at best. They were then nowhere to be found. I asked for tap water and obviously they ignored that and brought bottled water instead. In addition, at every Michelin restaurant I've been to there have been 'free' extras, which you haven't ordered, but make you feel taken care of and elevate the overall quality of the service - things like bread, palate cleansers, fresh juice. Amaya offers none of this, not even free Naan. For a bill of over £200. Disappointed.
Very enjoyable meal
We went for Saturday lunch at Amaya and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. We had the £35 set menu. The food was excellent and very well presented. Portions weren't massive but the flavours were fantastic. Service was efficient and polite, and the restaurant is in a great location.
Stop at bank first!
Splurged with Gourmet Tasting Menu since first visit here. Everything but hum-drum goat cheese/mandarin orange salad was great, although lobster portion for 2 people on tasting menu was embarrassingly dinky -- 3 tiny bites each. Suggest a la carte -- particularly noteworthy the seafood platter combo, tandoor chicken and chicken biryani. Raita and yogurt sauce on broccoli cloyingly sweet.
loved the meal, the food was good quality but i didnt LOVE all the dishes
Really perfect. Eccellente ambience, food and service.
This is one of my favourite Indian restaurants. it isn't typical Indian; more like Indian tapas, but every single thing that goes in your mouth is superb! The flavours are unique, and everything has a little bit of a twist. All the food is fresh and really lovely. Cocktails are very good. I don't normally do cocktails as they make me very squiffy, but I make exceptions at Amaya. Yet again, my husband had to guide me home! I always love coming to Amaya.
Best Indian food in London
We visit London yearly and always make this one of our first stops as the food and service are exceptional. Everything on the menu is delicious. The wait staff is attentive and knowledgeable.
We have a great time at lunch....we were sat near the kitchen which was not ideal as the smoke kept covering us...but the food was amazing....
Fabulous food, excellent menu, amazing tastes and great staff! Cant wait for a return!
Good but not great
Had dinner at Amaya on a Sunday evening. Gonna do this review in components then overall. The restaurant decor was OK. Service was absolutely outstanding. Our waiter and what may have been the head waiter / maître d was excellent. Wine was fantastic. Food wise was a bit hit and miss to be honest. The lamb kofta was simply amazing. As was the crab. The chicken with rose petals was quite pedestrian, nice but nothing special. The (Garlic) Naan again, nothing special. The Briyani was nice. Maybe we chose the wrong dishes as some were simply amazing but for michelin starred restaurant, you'd expect more consistency in terms of brilliance. I would rate Trishna (also michelin starred) better than Amaya I'm afraid.
I took my girlfriend here for her birthday and we were both very impressed. The food was simply amazing and the service was first class. No complaints what so ever. The open kitchen creates a very good atmosphere, the food was served quickly and perfectly cooked. I would fully recommend this restaurant to anyone. Although it is a little pricey (approx £ 100 - £150 pp) it is well worth the treat on a special occasion Passion Fruit and Guava Mojito is a must!!!!! 10/10
Amazing flavors, but expensive
Had a great sunday lunch for two. Loved the flavors, service was excellent. However a lunch for two with 1 drink for each cost a whopping £180... I dont think its fair.
Amaya rarely disappoints and this time was no different. There is so much i like about this place: the tapas style sharing plates that allow tasting many different dishes, wines and cocktails are very good too. I never had a bad service here. There is one disadvantage from the previous visit - now they are charging for the sauces that used to be complementary. Apart from that everything is great.
Amazing! Modern twist of Indian food. Ve...
Amazing! Modern twist of Indian food. Very tasty. Although pricy but worth every penny!
Waste of money
After all the hype of this restaurant I went with three other people to have lunch. We did the tasting menu among 3 of us. the fourth person did a vegetarian menu. As for our meal, I can't even remember anything that is worth recommending. All the dishes were mediocre. The jumbo shrimp lacked taste and was overcooked. The two chicken dishes were ok. Everything had too much cardamom. Almost overpowered everything else. The starter was a goat cheese salad. I though we were at an Indian restaurant. As an Indian I can definitely say it lacked in Indian flavors. The service was mediocre and I would not recommend anyone going there unless it was a business lunch and your company was paying for it.