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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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 £79  26% 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
 
 
 
Thistle Euston Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £66  38% off
43 Cardington Street, NW1 | 26 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
Within three minutes walk of Euston Station, between Regent's Park and the British Museum and close to Kings Cross Station, this modern hotel offers guests a ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £69  41% off
3 Cardington Street, NW1 | 28 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
Though this hotel is in one of the capital's busiest areas, a major public transport hub just outside the Congestion Charge Zone, its peaceful backstreet location ... More
 
 
 
 
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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
Gilgamesh is a restaurant, bar, lounge and traditional tearoom all under one roof. And what a spectacular roof it is too - floating 40ft above the ... More
 
 
 
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Masala Zone
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
25 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 | 13 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
The obvious point of comparison for this chain of trendy, inexpensive Indian restaurants is Wagamama's. Like that sainted chain, they offer authentic street food, quick service ... More
 
 
 
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Namaaste Kitchen
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
64 Parkway, Camden, Camden Town, London NW1 | 14 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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London > Restaurants >
287 Kentish Town Road, NW5 | 1 minute from The Bengal Lancer
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Nando's
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
227-229 Kentish Town Road, NW5 | 1 minute from The Bengal Lancer
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The Lion and Unicorn
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
42-44 Gaisford Street, NW5 | 1 minute from The Bengal Lancer
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 24th October 2017 - 7pm
The Bengal Lancer, 9-17 Highgate Road, NW51JY | 5 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 26th October 2017 - 7pm
The Bengal Lancer, 9-17 Highgate Road, NW51JY | 5 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 27th October 2017 - 7pm
The Bengal Lancer, 9-17 Highgate Road, NW51JY | 5 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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London > Entertainment > Live Music
9-17 Highgate Road, NW51JY | 5 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
Once a gorgeous art deco cinema, The Forum is now an essential mid-sized rock venue. It's got everything you want from the North London rock scene, ... More
 
 
 
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The Barfly Camden
London > Entertainment > Live Music
49 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 10 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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Proud Camden
London > Entertainment > Live Music
The Horse Hospital, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, London NW1 | 10 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
Not the easiest of places to find yet Camden Proud has quickly found a place in the hearts of many. This art gallery by day becomes ... More
 
 
 
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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
As well as housing a renowned ceramic art gallery, Painted Earth offers kids a fantastic opportunity to test their own artistic talents. Supervised by friendly staff ... More
 
 
 
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176 Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
176 Prince of Wales Road, NW5 | 10 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
A welcome addition to the North London arts scene which, until 176 opened, was not overwhelmed with great galleries. This is the new home of the ... More
 
 
 
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Jewish Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 15 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
The Jewish Museum in Camden reopened on Wednesday 17th March 2010 following a £10 million transformation which brought the collections of the Jewish Museum and the ... More
 
 
 
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London > Shopping > Musician Supplies
132 St Pancras Way, Camden Town, NW1 | 6 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
Just a couple of minutes from Camden Town tube station this harmonic haven is a convenient stop-off when faced with any dissonant difficulties. The staff are ... More
 
 
 
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Warren Evans Furniture
London > Shopping > House and Garden
158a Camden Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 9 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
Handmade wooden beds, matresses and furniture that are a class above your average flat packed homeware. All the timber is ethically sourced and fairly traded, with ... More
 
 
 
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Escapade
London > Shopping > Hire Shops
45-46 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 9 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
Excellent costume shop for buying and hiring all manner of outlandish gear. This place is highly recommended by our readers. The staff are friendly, it's fairly ... More
 
 
 
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Out of the Bloom
London > Education > Evening Classes
89/91 Bayham Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 13 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
Unique and innovative workshops teaching flower arranging and floristry with monthly, weekly or daily workshops. This is a really enjoyable art form that allows its students ... More
 
 
 
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Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Holborn, London N1C | 24 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
One of the premier arts colleges in the world, St Martins accepts only a few talented students each year, and is very well regarded in the ... More
 
 
 
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Jenius Social
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Unit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 | 24 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
Islington cafe-cum-deli Jenius Social isn't just a place to enjoy fine food and carefully sourced balsamic vinegar, artisan chocolates and cured meats. It's also a ... More
 
 
 
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Parliament Hill
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Highgate Road, NW5 | 7 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
Originally a point of defense for troops loyal to parliament during the English Civil War, Parliament Hill (previously known as Traitor's Hill) is now a favoured ... More
 
 
 
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Caroline Pick Yoga
London > Leisure > Fitness
131 Brecknock Road, N19 | 9 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
Yoga from within from one of the UK's foremost practitioners. Caroline Pick uses yoga to exercise the body as an extension of the mind, and her ... More
 
 
 
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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
triyoga is considered one of the top yoga centres in London - Sadie Frost and Kate Moss are said to come here - and this Primrose ... More
 
 
 
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
42-44 Gaisford Street, NW5 | 1 minute from The Bengal Lancer
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Quinns
London > Nightlife > Pubs
65 Kentish Town Road, NW1 | 7 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
At first glance you wouldnt put Quinns down as an Irish pub - put the name aside and what you have is simply a great ... More
 
 
 
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The Pineapple
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
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
At 90 metres, The Champagne Bar at St Pancras International is Europe's longest and presents a very glamourous way to start your journey to Paris before ... More
 
 
 
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The Lock Tavern
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
35 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 9 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
The Lock Tavern would be a great place to drop in and escape the tiresome, tie-dye-clad vendors of Camden's famous street market. Unfortunately that wouldn't do ... More
 
 
 
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Yumchaa
London > Nightlife > Bars
91-92 Camden Lock Place, Camden Town, London NW1 | 11 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
Selling loose leaf tea (Chaa) that tastes yummy gave the tea enthusiasts behind Yumchaa, Trinh and Sean, an idea of what to call their unique brand ... More
 
 
 
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Roundhouse
London > Business > Venue Hire
Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 11 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
Can accommodate up to 1800 people.... More
 
 
 
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Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 25 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place offers conference organisers two auditoriums, two art galleries and a wide ... More
 
 
 
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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
As the national library of the United Kingdom the British Library is renowned for its world class collection of books but its Conference Centre is something ... More
 
 
 
 

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Joey Bada$$
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The Forum 5 minutes walk from The Bengal Lancer

The Brooklyn-born rapper and actor performs material from his latest album....More

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The Barfly Camden 10 minutes walk from The Bengal Lancer

In anticipation of their debut album the four-piece band from Manchester perform grunge-inspired indie....More

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Electric Ballroom 11 minutes walk from The Bengal Lancer

Post punk noisemakers from London....More

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Underworld 13 minutes walk from The Bengal Lancer

American rock outfit from Sacramento currently consisting of Jonny Craig and Dance Gavin Dance....More

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The Jazz Cafe 13 minutes walk from The Bengal Lancer

The nine-piece ensemble from Montreal perform brass-laded electro soul, hip hop and dance....More

Jim Campbell - What Would... And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead Do'
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The Camden Head 14 minutes walk from The Bengal Lancer

The podcast producer and writer explores mistakes and regrets, love and reinvention....More

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Dance | On 24th October 2017 

The Green Note Cafe 15 minutes walk from The Bengal Lancer

The sisters perform contemporary Irish folk material. Plus Peter McAlinden & Pete Quinn....More

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Concerts | On 24th October 2017 

Cecil Sharp House 15 minutes walk from The Bengal Lancer

The traditional folk singer and musician, known for his interpretations of the Child Ballads, comes to the stage....More

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Pleasance Theatre 16 minutes walk from The Bengal Lancer

A comedy for children and adults about climate change....More

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Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 19th December 2017 

EGG 17 minutes walk from The Bengal Lancer

Special guests and resident DJs supply house and techno....More

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