FAQ - Indian Secret Food Tours

Secret Food Tours

Indian - FAQ

Do you have a vegetarian option for your Indian food tour?

Dishes sometimes vary on the day but here is an approximate summary of vegetarian options:

Veg pakora/other savoury dish
dhokra/other savoury dish

Pulse curry and/or Spinach & Potato curry or other


Paneer tikka (Indian cheese)
Garlic naan
Indian sweets

Is it okay to bring a Person With Disabilities to the tour?

Yes, we can accommodate most disabilities but please let us know when booking so we can double check.

Can you tell us a few restaurants that we are going to visit in the tour?

Restaurants on the tour include Arzu, Eastern Eye and a secret venue at the end.

How do I book?

That is very easy! Go to our "Book Now" page, where we detail our tours. Select your tour and the time you prefer and book it!
Are you looking for something special? Are you organising an event?
Just email us at Group & Private Tours and we will do our best to arrange something that suits you.
After your booking is made, we will send you an automatic e-mail confirmation.
If you have any questions before the booking, please feel free to contact us via email or phone us at 0044 (0) 8708200261.

*Please note if you are using a special promo code then enter it in the "Voucher Code" section before you select the amount of tickets you would like to purchase*

What is included in the food tour?

All the delicious food and drinks, but if you want more alcohol (and who doesn't?) We offer a upgraded drinks package that gives you 1 drink. There are no extra charges unless you want to do something personal such as adding a birthday cake or buying extra alcohol or anything from the amazing Asian shops in Brick Lane and getting presents or souvenirs.

Where is the meeting spot?

On the day of your booking please meet at 7.00 pm (Monday - Friday) or at 5.00 pm (Saturday & all days throughout December) and 4 pm Sunday, outside the Whitechapel Art Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 7QX. The nearest station is Aldgate East and it is only 30 seconds away (exit 3). Aldgate East is on the Circle line, Hammersmith & City line and District Line.
Please arrive on time as the tour cannot wait for you if you are late.

Where the tour will end?

The tour ends near Aldgate East station.

Is your food tour suitable for a vegetarian or for people with other dietary requirements?

Yes, as plenty of the amazing Indian food is vegetarian. Besides, you can always tell our guide of any food allergies or special dietary requirements you might have, and we will adapt the menu so that you can enjoy the tour. If you have any doubts or concerns, feel free to email us at [email protected] before booking. We have had many vegetarians doing the tour with us and they all enjoyed it very much.

I am travelling with my family, is the tour ok for infants/children?

Children are more than welcome to our tour and it's free for any child 2 years or under! We have had many families attend from all over the world and everyone highly enjoyed the tour. We would advise you to just be aware that the food is served at a medium spice level, so it would mainly suit children who could take that much spice.

I don't drink alcohol. Can I book your tour?

This is not a problem. Just inform our guide before the tour starts. During the dinner you can select another beverage you like!

Is there enough food during your tour?

We give enough food to all our customers. Trust us: you WON'T need to go to another restaurant after the food tour. ;-)

I would like to take your tour but it is already fully booked. Is there a way I can do the tour?

Our tours are often sold out very quickly. If the date you requested is not available, please do not hesitate to email us at [email protected] and we can see if there is anything we can do. We cannot promise but we will try our best to sort something for you.

Is there a lot of walking?

To join our food tour, you should wear comfortable shoes. There will be around 1.5 hours of walking but it is not too difficult. If you walk slowly, then our guide will walk slowly as well.

I cannot find a way to print the confirmation. Is it OK if I have it on my phone?

You do not have to print your voucher. A confirmation on your phone will be fine!

If I purchase a voucher as a gift, or am given a voucher how long is it valid for?

All of our vouchers expire one year from the date of purchase.

How many people max are on this tour?

We take 12 people maximum. If you are more than 12 people, please do not hesitate to email us and we will try to see if we can accommodate.

Where does your food come from?

We work with independent restaurants in the area. The food and drink we buy is top-quality, fresh and local!

What if it rains or I change my plans?

Unfortunately, the weather is unpredictable in London. We do not issue refunds as per our terms and conditions. However we do reserve the right to cancel the tour if we feel the weather is extreme, and we cannot run the tour due to this for more info see our Terms and Conditions: https://www.secretfoodtours.com/terms-and-conditions/

Can I pay the tour cash?

You must book directly on our website. We do not accept cash payments. Our online payment is safe, secured and SSL protected.

Where do I add my discount voucher?

indian voucher

Why do we need to pay for booking fee?

The booking fee that you have to pay is up to our ticket provider and we can't change it. All our clients need to pay for it upon booking. The booking fee charged contributes to the cost of the ticketing system to provide an excellent service to our customers.

Foreign Transaction Fees

A few banks have charged their customer an extra fee while booking with us (this isn't the booking fee but another fee added by the bank). We think this is unfair, if this happens let us know by showing us in your bank statement and we will refund this fee as a gesture of good will.