The Empress of India

About The Empress of India

Fresh from the successful drawing board of brothers Tom and Ed Martin - owners of gastropubs The White Swan, The Well and The Gun - comes the beautiful Empress of India. More exquisite dining room than pub, it serves a fit-for-a-King Modern British menu of seasonal, locally-sourced classics, many of them meaty affairs cooked within full view and smelling distance on a chrome rotisserie, next to the open kitchen (the Sunday roasts are set to become legendary). A pair of twinkling mussel shell chandeliers and an art deco mirror mark out the impressive bar.

Set lunch menu


- Sorrel soup with Keen’s cheddar scone
- Potted salmon
- Pork rillettes with fig chutney and cornichons

Main Course

From the rotisserie:
- Whole Roast free range Suffolk chicken with pigs in blankets, sage and onion stuffing and bread sauce (for 2 to share)

From the oven:
- Roast rib of beef, Yorkshire pudding and creamed horseradish
- Baked whole trout with green beans, almonds and nut brown butter

All roasts come with selection of vegetables and roast potatoes


- Baked egg custard tart with nutmeg ice cream
- Baked chocolate cheesecake with blueberry compote
- Treacle tart with clotted cream

Additional Information


130 Lauriston Road, Victoria Park, E9 7LH

Nearest tube:

Mile End
3 courses £22
2 courses £17.50
Set Lunch Menu

Average Price:

£35 and under

Opening times:

Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 11pm, Sun 8:30am - 9:30pm

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