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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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Our Food

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 Specialities

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. 

Exclusively Imported

Indian Wines

What grows together, goes together so pair our food with our exclusively Imported Indian Wines, all suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians too!


Our Restaurant

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. 


The Team

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.

Darbar Club

Join Darbar Club

Join Darbar Club today for FREE. Be the first to hear about cooking demonstrations, wine pairing events featuring our exclusively imported Indian wines & other exclusive members only dining events. 

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Make a Reservation

Through Open Table - Book lunch for Monday to Saturday 

Book dinner Monday to Thursday
(for Friday/ Saturday dinner booking call restaurant)


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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

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