Welcome to Café Spice Namasté


Cyrus Todiwala “continues to weave his magic” at this “quirky” City-fringe veteran…Harden’s Guide

Winner, Best Asian Restaurant Business of the Year - 2013 Asian Business Awards

‘A terrific restaurant’ - The New York Times

”Offers a real tour of the Indian palate’ – Zagat

‘Still a winner after all these years’ - Harden’s Restaurant Guide

Ticks all boxes of an Indian restaurant but has more to offer’ - Eastern Eye

‘…some of the classiest curries in the City’ - London Evening Standard

‘London’s finest Indian food’ - Frommers London

‘A chef of genius’ - Harpers & Queen

‘Sustainable Food Award’ - 2011 Corporation of London Sustainable City Awards


More than a restaurant, a culinary institution, Café Spice Namaste is Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala’s celebrated landmark Indian restaurant, a short stroll from the Tower of London. For over seventeen years, we’ve been welcoming guests from all over the world who come to enjoy Chef Cyrus’ delightfully original cooking and our warm, personable service in this pocket of historic London.

Our extensive menus offer a contemporary, some would say extraordinary, twist on traditional dishes from Goa, North India, Hyderabad and Kashmir. Using only the best of local British produce wherever possible, and always the freshest seasonal ingredients, we cook and serve you with pride and integrity.

Constant innovation is our hallmark, and we continue to take the lead in reinventing the rich tastes and experiences of India and the Sub-Continent for our discriminating customers. A visit to our colourful, comfortable premises, which includes a vibrant outdoor Ginger Garden (for private parties only of 15 people or more) will be a lesson in what true Indian dining is about.

After so many years, you will still find us winning awards for our cuisine and lasting contribution to London’s amazing food scene. This humbles and excites us.

We invite you to discover what many good food lovers already know. Café Spice Namaste is more than a restaurant. For Cyrus, Pervin and the team, it is a way of life.


The Khaadraas Club Dinner

‘A Taste of Parsee Heritage Cuisine…the recipe as heirloom’

Friday, 25th April 2014

Friday, 30th May 2014

Friday, 27th June 2014

 The Khaadraas Club Dinner is your chance to taste authentic Parsee cuisine, from recipes passed down through generations. Enjoy a 3-course set menu featuring sophisticated and fragrant dishes prepared only the way a true Parsee can. It’s a ‘club’ in name only — the only criteria for joining us is a good appetite! £35 per person. To book, contact binay@cafespice.co.uk.

Recently published Books

purchase online


The cookbook tie in of Chef Patron Cyrus Todiwala and his good friend Chef Tony Singh’s hit food series like no other, showing the British how to spice up their favourite dishes! Tony and Cyrus take to the road, exploring the British Isles and adding their own spicy twist to our most classic and best-loved dishes. Try jazzing up a Sunday roast chicken with a honey and ginger, adding a cumin and coriander kick to a shepherd’s pie or lacing a Victoria sponge with aromatic fennel seeds and cardamom. With delicious, everyday recipes accompanied by Cyrus and Tony’s top tips and favourite spices, The Incredible Spice Men will demystify the contents of your spice rack, and open your everyday cooking up to a world of exciting new flavours. SHORTLISTED FOR A 2013 SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARD.


This lovely book incorporates the best of both classic and modern Indian cuisine. Cyrus has made a name for himself as a master of spices and Indian cuisine. To Cyrus, Mumbai will always be Bombay: the jostling, colourful city of his childhood and the land that cultivated his passion for food. Join Cyrus and his wife Pervin on a bustling culinary jaunt. Feast on moreish jumping chicken samosas from street vendors, succulent hot and spicy tiger prawns, tender lamb cooked with sizzling Indian Puy lentils, and homemade golden Pooris that will melt in your mouth. Set against the backdrop of stunning on-location photographs, Mr Todiwala’s Bombay is a charming celebration of Indian food. SHORTLISTED FOR A 2013 WORLD FOOD AWARD.


Visit our other outposts

Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen at Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5. Bringing to West London the same joyful and inspired cooking that has made Cafe Spice Namaste such a landmark in East London.
Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen, Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Poyle Road, Colnbrook SL3 0FF.
Open 6pm-10.30pm Mon-Sat. To make a reservation, call
01753 766 482.

The Park Cafe at the Hub in Victoria Park East, London E9 5HT
Open Tue-Sun 10am till 5pm

Cafe Spice Namaste | 16 Prescot St., London E1 8az |T: 0207 4889242