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YMCA Indian Student Hostel *

Good-value basic-plus Indian food in a friendly setting
Started in 1920 to provide home-style comforts and food for Indian youth studying in London, this one-of-a-kind establishment also serves as a cultural centre and meeting place for civil servants and political leaders. The kitchen prepares lunch and dinner meals for those using the hostel, and the public are welcomed to join them. Choice is limited, food is dished out in canteen style and dining is a shared experience, but it's more than adequately tasty — often yummy — and distinctly inexpensive. And the atmosphere is not dull. Lunch is à la carte while dinner is an all-you-can-eat buffet with a small but very good selection (£8 in 2016). The much-filmed and picturesque Georgian address Fitzroy Square is seconds away, while Soho is a seven-minute walk south. Tube station: Warren Street.

Tags: $ - Budget, Indian

41 Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia (Grafton Way)
London, England W1T 6AQ

(207) 387-0411
Mon to Fri 7.30am—9.15am, noon—2pm, 7pm—8.30pm; Sat and Sun 8am—9.30am, 12.30pm—1.30pm, 7pm—8.30pm


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  •   Tasty bargain
    listerc ·

    May 1, 2016

    Very good Indian food. Not foodie, but reliably good and inexpensive, and the atmosphere is buzzy-Indian.
  • DavidOPerson is now a fan

    February 28, 2014

  •   a real canteen
    freshlyroasted ·

    January 27, 2013

    The word canteen comes from the Indian and this is the real thing. Excellent value.
  • freshlyroasted is now a fan

    January 27, 2013

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    January 20, 2011

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    April 13, 2010

  •   Cheap
    sac ·

    April 11, 2010

    Good cheap authentic indian canteen style
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