26 Ferry Street, Isle of Dogs, E14 3DT
Tel: 020 7537 7813 or 07902 389870 if landline is busy
Open: Tuesday to Sunday 5pm to 11pm
Where is it? At the tip of the Isle of Dogs, a short distance from Canary Wharf and central Greenwich (via the foot tunnel).
How do I get there?
Walk: Coming from south London the best way to get there is to walk through the foot tunnel near the Cutty Sark
DLR: Island Gardens DLR station is a short walk away.
Buses: they generally loop round the Isle of Dogs and the 135, 550, N550, 277, N277 and D7 all stop near the bottom of Ferry Street.
Parking: There is some street parking and Zipcar bays are right outside for car sharers. Taxis: There are plenty of taxis outside Canary Wharf and Heron Quay stations for the short hop to the tip of the Isle of Dogs where the restaurant is situated.
What’s their story? Owner and chef Tony opened King of Punjab in 2017 and he is passionate about providing authentic Punjabi cuisine. Apart from the odd old-school favourite like Chicken Tikka Masala this is a Punjabi menu, with many of he recipes he uses handed down through his family for generations. The restaurant is above the Ferry House pub and you access it through the pub. You can eat your curry downstairs in the pub if you choose.
What’s the menu like? Punjabi! It’s meaty, hearty, rich and tasty but there is also a decent selection of vegetarian options.
Oh, please tell me more…
Popadoms: Two plain popadoms with chutneys (£1)
Starters: Keema Samosa x2 (£2.95), Jeera Chicken Wings (£4.95), Punjabi Lamb Chops x4 (£7.95)
Mains: Methi Chicken (£6.95), Muttar Keema, Karahi Lamb (£7.95)
Sides: Chaana Aloo Masala, Daal Makhani (£4,95)
Rice: Pulao Rice (£2.50)
Bread: Tandoori Roti, Plain Nan (£1.50)
* You will enjoy a 20% off these prices with your Spice Card
Tell me something about one of the dishes… “The Lamb Chop Curry has been enjoyed in the Punjab for many years, and was made popular when the Sikh Empire ruled India.” – Tony Chahal, Owner.
What about drinks? The restaurant offers various beers and Orchard Pig Cider on draught, plus a good bottled beer range, including the Indian favourites. There is also a a selection of wines, including sparkling options, as well many of the popular spirits. Tony is pretty relaxed, so if you were enjoying a drink in the pub downstairs before coming up to restaurant you are welcome to finish it off while you are looking at the menu.
What they say… “Too many Indian restaurants in London serve up the same old dishes. I want to provide an authentic Punjabi exprience when it comes to cuisine.” – Tony Chahal, Owner.
What we say… “This is a fantastic addition to the local curry scene. Great food and great views looking across the Thames too. We love strolling through the foot tunnel from Greenwich, enjoying a pint in the pub then going upstairs for some of Tony’s delicious Punjabi food.” – Greenwich Curry Club.
What can I enjoy at the King of Punjab with my Spice Card?
YES 20% Discount • Tuesday to Thursday • Eat-in & Collection • 2 diners per Spice Card.
NO Mother’s Day • Father’s Day • Valentine’s Day • 20 Dec to New Year’s Day
Please note: discount only applies when diners order three courses each (ie. a starter, a main and a desert or side dish)