1. Bengal Quay

You'll struggle to beat this restaurant's take on a veggie biriyani, full of plump juicy greens and powder-soft rice.

It's relaxed setting just steps away from Canary Wharf makes for the perfect place to catch up with friends over authentic, well-priced grub.

Admiral Way, South Quay

Go to bengalquay.com

Kanapina, Canary Wharf

2. Kanapina

Warm roti rolls crammed with a variety of fillings from marinated meats, sizzling veggies and tangy chatni make this a must for a grab-and-go burst of Indian flavours.

Reuters Plaza, Canary Wharf.

Go to canarywharf.com

Memsaheb on Thames Seafood Festival

3. Memsaheb-on-Thames

If you just can't wait for this venue's annual summer seafood extravaganza - take a trip to the island for Memsaheb's naan instead.

The fluffy, hearty bread's a super accompaniment to a vast menu - which owner Moni Das is more than willing to tweak for those a little scared of spice.

Amsterdam Road, Isle of Dogs.

Go to memsaheb.net.

Platter at Lime restaurant in the Isle of Dogs

4. Lime Bar and Restaurant

Swish interiors match with a rather impressive menu at this Isle of Dogs restaurant.

And with open hours running until 11.30pm, there's no reason to be in a hurry with your curry.

Manilla Street, Isle of Dogs.

Go to limerestaurant.co.uk

Brick Lane Brasserie, London 18/10/11

5. Brick Lane Brasserie

This is a gem amid Shoreditch's vast street of curry houses.

Make sure you have a hefty dollop of coconut chutney with your crispy poppadoms - it tastes a dream.

Brick Lane, Shoreditch.

Go to bricklanebrasserie.com.