Eastern Empire

About Eastern Empire

Eastern Empire, on Balham's Bedford Hill is the sort of restaurant that you just go back to time and time again. An unassuming, traditional Indian restaurant with no alcohol license it stands out against a sea of wannabes trailing on Balham's up and coming coat tails. Welcoming service from a band of waiters happy to talk you through the menu makes dining at Eastern Empire a real pleasure while an extensive menu of classic Indian dishes are cooked to order, each one carefully prepared by the talented kitchen team. With over 160 dishes from biryanis to baltis on offer and prices to make the average London diner gasp with delight Eastern Empire is a must.

Sample a la carte


- King prawn butterfly (very lightly spiced & coated, fresh water king prawns cooked in a special way & served with salad) £4.45
- Tikka kebab lamb (portion of lamb marinated in mild spicy cultured yoghurt, grilled in tandoori & served with salad)£2.75
- Chatt musalla (boneless chicken, potato, cucumber & onion, mixed with light spices, mild and sour flavoured) £2.25
- Tandoori murgh (quarter of large spring chicken marinated in mild spicy cultured yoghurt, grilled in tandoori & served with salad) £2.25

Other starters are available

Main Course

- Badam pasanda lamb / chicken (lamb or chicken marinated in light spicy cream yoghurt cooked in a very special way in fine coconut, almond, pistachio, cashew nuts & golden sultanas, rich creamy sauce) £5.75
- Tandoori king prawn masala (king prawns, marinated in mild spicy sauce, grilled in tandoori, then cooked in fresh spices & herbs with cultured yoghurt, ground almond, fine coconut & tomato, fairly mild rich sauce, garnished with fresh cream) £8.25
- Akhni pulao (lamb cubes and basmati rice cooked in a special way, mixed together with almond, pistachio, golden sultanas & fresh spices, served with a separate mixed vegetable curry) £7.75
- Tandoori trout (two spicy trout’s grilled in a special way in the tandoori) £7.95
- Garlic masala lamb / chicken (choice of lamb or chicken, hot / medium cooked with spiced garlic, onion, tomato & capsicum) £5.75

Other main courses are available


- Mixed friut salad £2.45
- Lychee £1.95
- Pineapple £1.95
- Banana fritter £2.25

Other desserts are available

Additional Information


57 Bedford Hill, SW12 9EZ

Nearest tube:


Average Price:

£24 and Under

Opening times:

Mon - Thurs 12pm - 12am
Fri 6pm - 1am
Sat 12pm - 1am
Sun 12pm - 12am

Dress Code: