Where to celebrate Diwali 2023 at London's restaurants

Looking for somewhere to celebrate the Festival of Lights in London in the run up to Diwali on 12 November? Here's our guide to some of the best Diwali menus and events happening across London.


Kachori diwali feasts londonKachori

12 Ash Avenue, London SE17 1GQ

For two nights, Kachori in Elephant & Castle has a special three course set menu for Diwali featuring dishes such as Dilli butter chicken masala and a range of desserts including rose and pistachio kulfi and bramley apple jalebi. It's £50 per person and runs on 11 and 12 November.


karapincha diwali feasts londonKarapincha

Old Spitalfields Market, 16 Horner Square, London E1 6EW

Karapincha in Old Spitalfields Market is having a Diwali supper club on 7 November. It's £40 a ticket for an evening feast lit by candlelight and featuring a 12 dish menu.


taj diwali feast londonTaj St James Court

54 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AF

Taj St James Court hotel will be serving up a limited-edition version of their Indian Jasmine Afternoon tea with a menu crafted especially to celebrate the festival of lights. There'll be special Diwali themed pastries and savoury treats on offer until 19 November.


babur diwali feast londonBabur

119 Brockley Rise, London SE23 1JP

Babur’s Rajasthani marquee will be dressed in Diwali decorations on 12 November and lit solely by candlelight. Chef Jiwan Lal is putting on a three-course Diwali menu with paired wines (£50 or £65 with pairing) and there'll be performances from Bollywood Vibes dance group.


kanishka diwali feast londonKanishka

17-19 Maddox St, London W1S 2QH

Atul Kochhar's Mayfair restaurant Kanishka has a special six-course tasting menu that showcases the diverse and distinct flavours of India’s various regions. It's on from 6-12 November at £95 per person.


cinnamon diwali feast londonCinnamon Bazaar

28 Maiden Ln, London WC2E 7JS

Cinnamon Bazaar's nine-course sharing Diwali feast starts with a Falooda Swizzle cocktail on arrival before feasting on dishes that include tandoori chicken malai tikka with coriander chutney; and Malabar boatman’s kingfish curry with kokum berry, finishing with pistachio kulfi. It's £50 per person for a minimum of two guests. It's available from 30 October to 18 November.


Gymkhana diwali feasts londonGymkhana

42 Albemarle St, London W1S 4JH

Gymkhana's Diwali feast menu (£110pp), offered from 6-12 November, promises a culinary spectacle with dishes such as Amritsari pink shrimps, chicken butter masala and Bengali prawn curry. A vegetarian tasting menu will also be available.


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In the City Brigadiers will be celebrating Diwali with its Diwali Feast Menu on 12 November for £85 per person featuring some of the restaurant’s popular dishes, with including Original BBQ Butter Chicken Wings and the Maharaja Lamb Biryani Feast. There's also a vegetarian option too (£80). 

Yaatra in Westminster is hosting several Diwali events including an intimate Diwali supper club on 9 November in their private state room, where executive chef Amit Bagyal (ex-Benares) will host a small table of people, share his own Diwali stories and serve up a very special Diwali menu. 

Pahli Hill Bandra Bhai is having a guest chef dinner with chef Sabrina Gidda on Wednesday 8th November, and a Diwali Eve Party in Bandra Bhai on 11 November. 

For those with a sweet tooth, Creams Cafe is putting on a Diwali special - their limited-edition Pistachio Kulfi Sundae will be on offer until 12 November, at select locations across London. 

Guests dining at The Curry Room at Rubens at the Palace will get a complimentary Shekanji after their dinner on 12 November. 

Raastawala in the Canteen Dining Room on the Greenwich Peninsula has a range of Diwali specials on the menu from 11-19 November including Kosha Mangsho and ghee rice and a sweet pumpkin kosha and potato dry-fry.

Kahani in Chelsea is serving up a special Diwali menu from 10-12 November. Dishes will include berry papdi chaat, paneer tikka and tandoor lamb chops with a kulfi platter for dessert.


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