Restaurant opening times

During January, we will only open:


For Dinner, our three course menu, from £40 per person, as well as our extravagant Royal Thali Tasting Platter, is available Wed to Sat from 6:00pm to 9:15pm with bookings only.

Please note that we kindly request that the whole table needs to have the same type of menu. 

From 29th January:

We offer A La Carte lunch in our restaurant from Wednesday to Saturday, 12 to 3pm

Our Sunday Biryani Supper Club events are also available with advanced ticket purchases here.

No a la carte will be offered on evening service at the moment. See menus here.

Bookings can now be made up to 30th June 2022.

Festive period opening times:

24-29th December: Restaurant closed

30-31st December: Restaurant opened for dinner only (regular menu and timings)

01-02nd January: Supper Club only - 1-4pm - ticketed events

Restaurant and Deli closed to public.  

Other date:

17th March 2022 - close for private event

New location

Just under a year ago, we left our beautiful space in Carnaby Street (seen on Netflix) for the amazing Grade II Listed Building in Covent Garden.

Check our new address before visiting us:

Darjeeling Express. 2A Garrick Street, WC2E, Covent Garden, London.

Opening hours

Lunch: Wednesday to Saturday from 12-4pm (last seating 3pm)

Dinner: Menu Wednesday to Saturday 6-11pm (last seating 9:15pm)

Supper Club: Sundays 1pm


The nearest car park is Q-Park Leicester Sq. Parking in Covent Garden can be tricky so we recommend to plan ahead if you are joining us by car.

Children & babies

We welcome little ones but do not offer any children menus at the moment. 

Children's food can be brought but due to health and safety, we cannot heat it up on site. Hot water can be provided for “bain-marie” heating of milk bottles.

Please let us know in advance if you are bringing a baby with a push chair as we will allocate a table with more space for it.

High chairs can be offered. 

Dogs & support animals 

We currently only allow guide dogs in the restaurant.

Meeting Asma Khan

Our chef and owner works most days at the restaurant, but has also other commitments scheduled. We therefore cannot guarantee her presence at the time of your visit.  

Bringing your own cake or “cakage”

A £25.00 flat fee per cake will be applied to your bill should you bring your own cake to the restaurant. Plates and cutlery will be provided by the restaurant. In line with our health and safety guidelines, we are not able to cut the cake for you but can provide a knife to do so.


Bringing your own bottle or “BYOB”

A £35.00 flat fee per bottle of 75cl and below will be applied to your bill should you bring your own. Magnums are considered as 2 x 75cl and so on. Glassware and service will be provided by the restaurant.

Allergies & dietary requirements

Allergens are displayed on each menu. Some items can be altered to accommodate dietary requirements. Please be aware that most of our dishes contain onions, chickpeas and chillies.

Although we are very vigilant to avoid cross contamination, products could contain traces of allergens.

Special Requests

Due to the limitation in our kitchen, we do not currently take special food requests. Alternatives for food allergies will be provided upon request.

Halal Meat

Please note that all of our meat is HMC certified Halal.

Cancellation policy

We require CC details for all bookings - No booking will be completed without CC details.


A confirmation email will be sent to you 48 hours prior to your booking.


We ask that any cancellation to your reservation be made no less than 24 hours prior. For no shows or late cancellations, you will be subject to:

Lunch bookings: a fee of £20 per person that will be applied to the cc on file.

Dinner bookings: a fee of £40 per person that will be applied to the cc on file.


For parties of 10 and above, separate cancellation policies apply, please contact us for more information.


For Covid related cancellations within the 24h period, we require a screenshot of the reported COVID-19 lateral flow test result confirmation provided by to be sent to


A picture of the test itself won't be sufficient to trigger a refund of the cancellation fees.


We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.  

Private dining room

Our private dining room is available for seated events up to 18, standing up to 24. 

A fixed £350 room hire & a £50pp menu apply for the exclusive use of this space.

Please contact us at for more information.   


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