Tower Tandoori Restaurant

Serving London since 1978

74-76 Tower Bridge Rd, London, SE1 4TP Directions

Tel 020 7237 2247
   Now closed Open today 12:00 - 23:30

Why Choose Us?

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All Occasions
First Class Service

Business overview

The Tower Tandoori is the oldest Indian restaurant in Bermondsey. We have been at the same site on Tower Bridge Road since 1978.

The Tower Tandoori is the oldest Indian restaurant in Bermondsey. We have been at the same site on Tower Bridge Road since 1978.

In its early years, it was frequented by curry-goers from all over the country. Many famous faces have spent an evening at the Tower and it’s not a surprising sight to see politicians, actors, sportsmen or even gangsters dining at the next table.

In the 80's, it was probably the first Indian restaurant to use TV adverts for marketing on Channel 4. It was possibly one of the first Indian restaurants to advertise on football stadium signboards (Millwall FC). It is the only restaurant to set a precedent case in the English Legal System after successfully opposing a local business's attempt to copy the Tower Tandoori name.

The business was set up in 1978 by a young entrepreneur, Mr. Ali who was also one of East London’s first Bangladeshi landlords. Sadly, in 1989 Mr. Ali passed away leaving his business to his two sons, Burhan and Shab Uddin. The brothers worked hard throughout their working lives to sustain their father’s legacy.

Today, the business is run by Mr. Ali’s grandsons, the third generation of the family. Even today, the values and ethos that existed decades ago continue to subsist and even in today’s competitive environment, the Tower Tandoori remains at the forefront.

We thank all the customers, patrons, friends and staff who have helped us achieve success and we look forward to seeing you in the near future.

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Products & Services

Takeaway

Vegetarian Dishes

Bar

curries

takeaway menus

credit cards accepted

bangladeshi restaurants

Indian Takeaways

Indian

Private Dining

Live Music

Wheelchair Accessible

Indian food

Indian Restaurant

Delivery

Seasonal Dishes

Free Parking

Group Bookings

Parties

Tandoori

Kids menu

Vegan Friendly

Gluten Free

Diary Free

Craft Beer

Licensed Bar

Birthday parties

Engagement Parties

Special Occasions

Air Conditioning

Menu available in different languages

Tourist Friendly

LGBTQ friendly

Guide Dog Friendly

Cater for deaf/ blind

Credentials

Awards

  • Tripadvisor: Certificate of Excellence 2019 - Winner
  • British Curry Awards: Best Spice Restaurant Central London & City 2019 - Shortlisted
  • Diners' Choice Award: Best Restaurants in the UK 2019 - Winner
  • Trip Advisor Travellers' Choice Awards: Fine Dining Restaurants 2019 - Winner
  • Food Standards Agency: Food Hygiene Rating - 5

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Reviews

Fine Indian Tandoori restaurant

5
Fine Indian tandoori restaurant. We went with a group of 10 people. Was not a problem at all.
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Already planning our second visit!

5
I had a great time at Tower Tandoori with my family; we were very well looked after and the staff were very welcoming. The cashew biryani and the king prawns are a must to try! For desert, the homemade fresh gulab jamuns were delicious. There was a great ambiance and I was pleasantly surprised by the bathrooms which had different lighting options for the mirror; perfect for pictures 😉. We stayed until closing and I am already planning our second trip!
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Excellent !!

5
What a gem! Visited with family and had an excellent experience. Service exemplary and food excellent. Would certainly recommend and will return when visiting the area.
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Not bad food

3
Had a takeaway meal from here last night . Food arrived piping hot. It tasted more like South Indian food than tandoori cooking . A little sweet tasting , but the lamb was good .
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Avoid like a plague

1
If you want a relax night in DO NOT BUY FROM THIS RESTAURANT. I've ordered Chicken Tikka which was like eating rubber, the potatoes were swamped in fat. Delivery took over 2 hours and staff deferred the problem, spoke over me time and time again. They can't cook, the can't listen and for your own sanity BETTER TO AVOID all together.
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