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Clifton Brick LaneIt takes great things for a restaurant to defy the standard East End curry house formula and stand out. The Clifton has triumphed with a modicum of class and a raft of outstandingly unique Bangladeshi dishes. Inside, the restaurant is wonderfully spacious and bright. A striking stainless steel ventilation unit snakes across the whole of the ceiling, while a huge, pine mural preserves that oriental flavour. The open kitchen is also a fun addition. The menu is vast and varied. Offering all the mandatory curry treats from Tandoori Chicken to Tikka Massala, there are also a number of wonderful regional specialities. For starters the very succulent Kebab Tikka Delight or Vegetable Kufta are both very tasty, if served a little sparingly. For mains, the Chicken Tofa is perhaps a little too hot, but the chicken and sauce are bursting with flavour. We'd highly recommend the Manchurian Chicken - one of the tastiest Indian dishes we've ever come across and worth visiting for this alone. Wonderfully absent of artificial colourings, it's a scrumptious sweet and sour creation infused with Indian spices and herbs. The wine list is fairly comprehensive, if a little banal. The house white is drinkable but we'd recommend splashing out for something a little more refined. The prices are very reasonable and the staff faultless in their attentive service. For a lively ambience it's best to eat a little later, around 9pm or so. The Clifton is an exclusive, affordable curry house that is recommended to those who don't want to tackle the clamour of Brick Lane.

 

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Aldgate East Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
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Whitechapel Overground Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Shadwell Overground Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
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Arch Car Parking
 
6 minutes walk
 
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8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Grange Tower Bridge Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £85  24% off
45 Prescot Street, E1 | 7 minutes from Clifton Brick Lane
The Grange Tower Bridge Hotel combines luxury accommodation and events facilities, making it a great choice for your stay whether it's business or leisure oriented. Within ... More
 
 
 
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London > Apartment > Apartment   from £100  40% off
196 Bishopsgate, EC2M | 8 minutes from Clifton Brick Lane
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Grange City Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £85  42% off
8-14 Cooper's Row, EC3N | 9 minutes from Clifton Brick Lane
The Grange City Hotel is a 5 star hotel that's luxury is matched by the superb panoramic views over the city of London. A stone's throw ... More
 
 
 
 
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Cafe Naz - Brick Lane
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
46/48 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from Clifton Brick Lane
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Sheraz Bangla Lounge
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13 Brick Lane, Aldgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from Clifton Brick Lane
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Tayyabs
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
83 - 89 Fieldgate Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 3 minutes from Clifton Brick Lane
You can tell from the queue that regularly forms just inside the door that this place offers something above the average. A highly rated and highly ... More
 
 
 
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Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 1 minute from Clifton Brick Lane
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The Stable, Whitechapel
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
16-18 Whitechapel Road, E1 | 2 minutes from Clifton Brick Lane
Handmade pizza cooked from scratch and cider sourced from the West Country are the two things The Stable does, and it does them well. Owners Nikki ... More
 
 
 
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The Culpeper
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
40 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from Clifton Brick Lane
From the outset, when Nico Treguer, Gareth Roberts and Bash Redford began restoring The Culpeper pub in June 2014, they created a rooftop kitchen garden and ... More
 
 
 
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Emanuel Almborg: Learning Matter
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th April to 20th August 2017 - Various Times
Clifton Brick Lane, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 | 1 minute from Clifton Brick Lane
The Swedish artist explores the role technology plays in our everyday lives and relationships, in a multimedia piece developed in collaboration with young schoolchildren from east ...More
 
 
 
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ISelf Collection: Self Portrait As The Billy Goat
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Clifton Brick Lane, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 | 1 minute from Clifton Brick Lane
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A Handful Of Dust
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Clifton Brick Lane, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 | 1 minute from Clifton Brick Lane
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Goodman's Fields, 2 Canter Way, E1 | 3 minutes from Clifton Brick Lane
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The Old Truman Brewery
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 7 minutes from Clifton Brick Lane
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230 Bishopsgate, Spitalfields, London EC2M | 8 minutes from Clifton Brick Lane
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Whitechapel Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
77-82 Whitechapel High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 1 minute from Clifton Brick Lane
Designed in a distinctive Arts and Crafts architecture style by Charles Harrison Townsend, the Whitechapel, Britain's first purpose-built arts gallery, is renowned both for the beauty ... More
 
 
 
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Brick Lane
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from Clifton Brick Lane
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 5 minutes from Clifton Brick Lane
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Brick Lane Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 5 minutes from Clifton Brick Lane
Brick Lane Market is pure East End London, which means Jewish bagel shops, Bangladeshi curry houses, Indian sari silks - and Cockneys crying out their wares. ... More
 
 
 
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The Laundry Room
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3 Fournier Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 5 minutes from Clifton Brick Lane
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Petticoat Lane Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Between Middlesex and Goulston Streets, Spitalfields, London E1 | 5 minutes from Clifton Brick Lane
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 14 minutes from Clifton Brick Lane
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
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10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 15 minutes from Clifton Brick Lane
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City Journalism
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106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 21 minutes from Clifton Brick Lane
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All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
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95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 7 minutes from Clifton Brick Lane
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Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club
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45 Prescot Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 7 minutes from Clifton Brick Lane
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L!FE Shoreditch
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The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 7 minutes from Clifton Brick Lane
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Leman Street Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Leman Street, E1 | 4 minutes from Clifton Brick Lane
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The George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 10 minutes from Clifton Brick Lane
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The Crown and Shuttle
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
226 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 11 minutes from Clifton Brick Lane
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JuJu's Bar and Stage
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Hanbury Street, Ely's Yard, E1 | 6 minutes from Clifton Brick Lane
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Smiths Spitalfields
London > Nightlife > Bars
109 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 6 minutes from Clifton Brick Lane
Inspired by its sister bar, the long-standing Smiths of Smithfield, Smiths Spitalfields follows in its famous sibling's footsteps as an all-day dining venue celebrating the best ... More
 
 
 
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The Vibe Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 7 minutes from Clifton Brick Lane
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 5 minutes from Clifton Brick Lane
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Coopers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Devonshire Sq, Broadgate, City, London EC2M | 8 minutes from Clifton Brick Lane
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Wilton's Music Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Grace's Alley, (Off Ensign Street), Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 8 minutes from Clifton Brick Lane
In the nineteenth century, Wilton's Music Hall was a great mirrored hall lit by a vast chandelier, with 27,000 crystals and 300 gas jets. Opera, operetta, ... More
 
 
 
 

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Emanuel Almborg: Learning Matter
Exhibitions | Until 20th August 2017 

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