Review on The Empress

The Empress, formerly The Empress of India owned by Tom and Ed Martin is set in Victoria Park in East London. Occupying a corner site, this smart 19th century building has been fashionably updated and has a welcoming relaxed atmosphere.

Harry Milbourne heads the kitchen and he makes excellent use of first-class seasonal produce. Amongst the starters look for raw beef, avocado and chilli, followed by a main course of Guinea fowl, cous cous, harrissa and radicchio, while fish lovers might opt for the cod, crushed potato, peas and samphire. Close the show with desserts in the shape of chocolate mousse and caramelised apricots or coconut rice pudding, pineapple and passion fruit.

The Empress is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Hardens, AA Guide

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Gastro pub / Modern European


Harry Milbourne

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 10.00am - 12.00pm Sat-Sun Brunch
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.30pm Tue-Fri (12.00 - 4.00pm Sat) (12.00 - 9.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.15pm Mon-Sat (12.00 - 9.30pm)

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at The Empress

  • Childrens menu
  • Alfresco dining
  • Private parties
  • 60 covers
  • Family Friendly

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The Empress
130 Lauriston Road
Victoria Park
East London
E9 7LH

Nearest tube station: Mile End

Customer Ratings on The Empress

1.6  / 5

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    May 2016

    13 people found this review helpful
    Poor customer service

    Poor customer service, the waitresses are unfriendly, rude manner despite a service charge 12.5% has been added to my bill

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