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Hankies Cafe

#47 of 18,154 Restaurants in London}
₹₹ - ₹₹₹Indian, Asian,
67 Shaftesbury Avenue | Piccadilly, London W1D 6EX, England
+44 20 7871 6021
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  • Average5%
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CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Grill, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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67 Shaftesbury Avenue | Piccadilly, London W1D 6EX, England
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1 - 10 of 154 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

It's not a big place and it offers London prices but it is about as far away from the Indian food you'd expect from a typical UK Indian. Based on roti bread as your main way of eating the delicious starters and mains picked from...More

Thank Pete8761
Reviewed 6 days ago

A terrific gem of a small restaurant with sweetness and soul in the tacky, Angus-steakhouse side of town. Walking past, I'd not have thought to drop into this place, but at the request of Australian guests who wanted a "good Indian meal" we found the...More

Thank Julia7249
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hankies does not look that impressive from the outside but don't let that put you off. It's actually very pleasant and once the food arrives, you won't be thinking about anything else. The food was superb and the flavours were amazing. The bill does creep...More

Thank Hayestravellers
Reviewed 1 week ago

While in London on business, I was in the area and looking for lunch - something small or like tapas. I saw the storefront for Hankies Cafe, next to the Piccadilly Hotel West End. What a terrific find. I had a nice table in the...More

Thank daksterinwaltham
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a quick meal for two here after seeing a matinee performance. Arrived about 6pm on a Saturday and were given a table straightaway. Short menu but all looked appealing. Chose 5 dishes - beef, paneer, chicken, daal and one of the starters. Service...More

Thank _Danny_P_186390
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the attached hotel and had breakfast here each morning. The food was good. We ordered off the menu and had plenty of food and saved a few pounds as a result.

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I will start with a honest statement- we were hoping to get a pre-theatre table at Covent Garden Dishoom but upon arriving at 5.35 pm on a Thursday was surprised to hear that the wait would be 75 minutes. As a result, TripAdvisor called upon...More

1  Thank Dorlcote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a great pleasure celebrating Diwali at Hankies Cafe and what an experience it was! Food was absolutely amazing and extraordinary flavours! It was such a pleasure to interact with the chef and explained about the food, culture and his experience. They made me...More

Thank Monique R
hankies2017, Manager at Hankies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Monique, Thank you for such a lovely review. Big statement yes but I completely agree with you that we are the best Indian restaurant. We take great pride to serve which we believe is a very unique concept and authentic food. We look forward...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great little Indian restaurant with a variety of offerings at a reasonable price. We especially enjoyed the blueberry lassi and pistachio kulfi.

Thank Cinderella_gal
hankies2017, Manager at Hankies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for writing a review to us . We are more than happy to hear that you have enjoyed your experience here at Hankies and we are looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Jeetu

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a small restaurant on Piccadilly circus busy street. from outside you see an open kitchen with funky decor.It all starts with food.They have Tapas Menu all starts from a thin roti called rumali which means hankies in India. the food comes really fast and...More

Thank Mandip D
hankies2017, Manager at Hankies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for writing a review to us . We are more than happy to hear that you have enjoyed your experience here at Hankies and we are looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Jeetu

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abidasultana91
12 November 2017|
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Response from Monique R | Reviewed this property |
Yes I would say this is family friendly. Everyone can enjoy!
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Hannah G
14 August 2017|
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Response from deeees9 | Reviewed this property |
i would allow an hour and a half to two hours too. Just to be able to enjoy the meal and get to your show in time!
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Hannah G
14 August 2017|
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Response from Angad S | Reviewed this property |
I don't beleive that they do reservations. And it's generally quick so a total of about 45 min would be ok.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Shaftesbury Avenue | Piccadilly, London W1D 6EX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7871 6021
  • E-mail
Description
Hankies Café serves Delhi street food which are tapas portion to share. On the meu is traditional Roomali Roti which goes great with all the dishes.
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