Veeraswamy is the oldest surviving Indian restaurant in the U.K, and possibly the world. It is one of the oldest surviving restaurants in London. It is a London institution.
It was established in 1926 at the same site by the great grandson of an English General, and an Indian princess. The restaurant has been the rendezvous of rich, famous, and fashionable lovers of Indian food. Customers included Edward - Prince of Wales, King Gustav of Sweden, Pandit Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Charlie Chaplin, King Hussein of Jordan, and Marlon Brando.
It is the ideal location for visitors to London in the heart of the West End - close to theatre land, fashionable shopping areas, and the rest of the entertainment district. It is also the perfect lunch venue with a light airy room located on the first floor overlooking the buzz of Regent Street.
A new menu of classical dishes from throughout India is served alongside more contemporary creations. It is prepared by a team of regional specialist chefs recruited directly from India, each producing their own specialities.
The other distinguishing features, which it shares with the other sister restaurants - Chutney Mary, Amaya, and Masala Zones - are food rarely found in restaurants even in India; dishes prepared authentically and freshly - as in Indian homes; great attention to food presentation; and wines which complement individual dishes.
The Olivier and Tony Award-winning production of The 39 Steps is now in its fifth riotous year in the West End! Based on John Buchan's classic novel and Alfred Hitchcock's memorable movie version, this hilarious comedy stars just four actors who play 139 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun.
The show follows the incredible adventures of handsome hero Richard Hannay, complete with stiff upper lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache as he encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents and devastatingly beautiful women.
“Very funny” ★★★★ - Time Out
“A joyous version of the Hitchcock classic” - Sunday Times
“Hilarious” ★★★★ - Sunday Express
John Buchan’s gripping whodunnit, THE 39 STEPS, memorably filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1935 – is now thrillingly adapted for the stage, and transfers to the Criterion Theatre after a sensational sell-out run at the Tricycle Theatre.
With four actors playing a minimum of one hundred and thirty nine roles, THE 39 STEPS proves to be the most astonishing theatrical tour de force of the year. Book now to avoid incredible disappointment.