The Bengal Lancer  

 
 
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253-257 Kentish Town Road, NW5 2JT
 
 
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Weekdays: 12noon-3pm and 6pm-12midnight; Sat: 6pm-0.30am; Sun: 12noon-12midnight
 

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The Bengal LancerBengal Lancer restaurant in London's popular Kentish Town is a complete local gem and the favourite curry restaurant of many Londoners. The Indian menu is chockablock with your favourite subcontinental dishes, but it also offers intriguing specialties that are exclusive to the Bengal Lancer, like chicken chasnidargh made with a unique sauce. Many Indian restaurants claim to offer authentic cuisine, but in the case of the Bengal Lancer it is absolutely true and has been since 1985, as the freshest ingredients, creativity, long-nurtured skill are all apparent in each and every dish. The interior is a confection of deep scarlet and stylish black with leather banquettes, modern artworks and undressed tables for a smart casual look. The food, though, is worth crossing town for.

 

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Underground Stations

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Kentish Town Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Chalk Farm Tube Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Camden Road Overground Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
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Arcade Car Parks
 
27 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn Camden Lock Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £71  34% off
30 Jamestown Road, NW1 | 12 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
Housed in an exciting modernist 'white box' building, and with some of London's maddest and most entertaining shopping and nightlife on the doorstep, the Holiday Inn ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £68  22% off
43 Cardington Street, NW1 | 26 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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ibis London Euston St Pancras
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £49  26% off
3 Cardington Street, NW1 | 28 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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Gilgamesh
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, London NW1 | 9 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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Masala Zone
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
25 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 | 13 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
64 Parkway, Camden, Camden Town, London NW1 | 14 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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287 Kentish Town Road, NW5 | 1 minute from The Bengal Lancer
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London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
227-229 Kentish Town Road, NW5 | 1 minute from The Bengal Lancer
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42-44 Gaisford Street, NW5 | 1 minute from The Bengal Lancer
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 30th March 2017 - 8pm-10pm
The Bengal Lancer, 46 Grafton Road, NW5 | 3 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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The Bengal Lancer, 46 Grafton Road, NW5 | 3 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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The Bengal Lancer, 9-17 Highgate Road, NW51JY | 5 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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9-17 Highgate Road, NW51JY | 5 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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London > Entertainment > Live Music
49 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 10 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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London > Entertainment > Live Music
The Horse Hospital, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, London NW1 | 10 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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Painted Earth
London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
Arch 65, The Catacombs, Stables Market, Camden, Camden Town, London NW1 | 10 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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176 Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
176 Prince of Wales Road, NW5 | 10 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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London > Attractions > Museums
Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 15 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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132 St Pancras Way, Camden Town, NW1 | 6 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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London > Shopping > House and Garden
158a Camden Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 9 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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London > Shopping > Hire Shops
45-46 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 9 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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London > Education > Evening Classes
89/91 Bayham Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 13 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Holborn, London N1C | 24 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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London > Education > Cookery Courses
Unit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 | 24 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Highgate Road, NW5 | 7 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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London > Leisure > Fitness
131 Brecknock Road, N19 | 9 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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triyoga
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
6 Erskine Road, Primrose Hill, Primrose Hill, London NW3 | 15 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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65 Kentish Town Road, NW1 | 7 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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51 Leverton Street, NW5 | 7 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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The Champagne Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
St Pancras International, Euston Road, NW1 | 4 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
35 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 9 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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Yumchaa
London > Nightlife > Bars
91-92 Camden Lock Place, Camden Town, London NW1 | 11 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 11 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 25 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 27 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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