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Darbar’s team of expert chefs from India share over 25 years of learning the art of Indian cuisine from 5* Level restaurants & luxury cruise liners to bring you food of the Mughal emperors’, Goan and other regional specialities to Emsworth.
Exclusively imported Indian wines to pair with our food
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Taste the real - Taste the Difference.
Food as you would get in India
North Indian & Mughlai
Mughlai cuisine was introduced to North India by the royal chefs of Mughal Emperors who ruled India from the 16th century. Cooking was elevated to an art form using combination of local produce, aromatic spices, Saffron, fresh fruits and nuts. Notable Mughlai dishes are Kebabs, Naans & Biryanis and use of Clay oven called Tandoor
Goan cuisine from South India is unique influenced by use of coconut, exotic spices, chillies, tamarind, vinegar etc. imparting distinct flavour & taste to Seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes. So take a leap and try something new.
Other Regional Specialities
Join us as we regularly celebrate many different regionally influenced cuisine at one of our seasonal festivals of Indian culture and food.
Oudoor Catering & Private Functions
Let us bring the magic of Royal Darbar to your next outdoor event. With a fully functioning portable clay oven, we can comfortably cater for 25-75 people. Call to discuss your requirements.
Special Dietary Requirements
Did you know - around 80% of Indians consume a vegetarian diet. Taste some incredible vegetarian and vegan friendly dishes. We also cater for those with gluten and dairy intolerances. See our menu for more details.
What grows together, goes together so pair our food with our exclusively Imported Indian Wines, all suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians too!
We look forward to welcoming you to our little corner of Emsworth and sharing with you our expertise, hospitality and passion for real Indian food. Situated over two floors with two fully licensed bar areas, we are perfectly positioned for a midweek meal, special occasion or hosting your next event. Take a look at our calendar for cooking demonstrations, wine pairing events and seasonal offers.
Darbar’s team of expert chefs from India share over 25 years of experience of Indian cuisine from 5* Level of restaurants bring the Mughal emperors’ and other regional cuisines of India to Emsworth.
Darbar restaurant, established 2017 as part of the Authentic Indian Restaurants Group, brainchild of Dr Mayank & Dr Nita Gupta. They combine their 50+years experience in the medical profession with their passon for real Indian food and wines, bringing the sight, smell & taste as you would experience on your travels in India.
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What People Are Saying
An amazing find
"Excellent authentic food, cooked, with great 'delay hit' spices. Service very good. We all had
variants on lamb, my 'Lucknow' was tender, with pilau rice and spinach/potato"
Date of visit: July 2023
Amazing food and service
Amazing food and service. Definitely the best restaurant serving the Indian food in the nearby
Date of visit: June 2023
Most imaginative Indian food
The best Indian food I have tasted. Imaginative and beautifully cooked. Great choice. Lovely
Date of visit: May 2023
Excellent as always
Another first class service and meal - took my mum, she absolutely loved it… service always bang on and
the food, well - just delicious! Every time we have friends down now, we come straight here
Date of visit: June 2023