Mint Leaf - Haymarket
Mint Leaf - Haymarket

Mint Leaf - Haymarket

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mintleafrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 02079309020
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: We have a resident DJ on Saturday evenings. See www.mintleafrtestaurant.com for details.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: London underground: Leicester Square; Piccadilly Circus; Charing Cross.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Local Streets with 2 NCP car parking facilities within 3 minutes walk.
A word from Mint Leaf - Haymarket
Since opening its doors in 2003 Mint Leaf Restaurant & Bar has become synonymous with fine Indian food, complemented by friendly knowledgeable and attentive service.

Our menus are freshly prepared using only the very finest ingredients. We offer set lunch, pre & post theatre, full a la carte and bespoke menus for all special occasions.

"Charming service, sensational cocktails and Indian cuisine to die for"
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Mint Leaf - Haymarket reviews from OpenTable diners
368 reviews since 26 October 2013
Average Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambience3.9
    Value3.5
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
pre/post theatre (187)special occasions (174)romance (142)business meals (117)group bookings (115)fit for foodies (110)good vegetarian options (101)outstanding value (36)disabled access (22)brunch (14)sunday lunch (13)child friendly (9)outdoor eating (4)afternoon tea (3)Show More
  • Wonderful!
    rancisco
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    Potentially one of the best Indian restaurants I have ever dined at. The menu is a perfect balance of tradition and consolidation which really impressed me. Quite pricey, but to be expected for a venue of this kind. Service was Very good as well. Enjoy.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday treat
    APOPAT
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I booked this for my husbands birthday, he thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was great, atmosphere is really nice, I was a little disappointed that they didn't do anything like bring out a 'birthday treat' as a gesture, but we would still recommend the restaurant.
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  • Trendy, Moody, Youthful and Fun
    SusieFoodie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My husband and I took our daughters here after the theater, good curry, fun atmosphere, wonderful mango lassi. Good value for money. The sort of place you can laugh, chat and have fun in with not awesome, but pretty reliable food.
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    pre/post theatre, romance
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  • Good food but never again...
    woodstockVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I will start by saying that the food is very and a massive jump up from the average Indian restaurant. But the evening we went, a Thursday at about 9pm, the service was very willing and friendly but very slow. But the worst thing was the noise. If you want to eat in a rap night club the fine, but if you want to eat and actually talk to the person you are with, forget it.
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  • Very Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Food and service were excellent. The atmosphere is nice but trendy not traditional, so depends on what you're looking for - the music and people at the bar got a bit loud later on and this might be a problem if you're looking for a quiet, intimate atmosphere. Also, be aware that this restaurant is in the basement of a building so no windows or natural light.
    Special Features:
    business meals, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Good Pre Theatre venue
    yumfoodVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Good value for 3 courses on the pre theatre menu, I have been a la carte a few times and I am not sure it is worth it.
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    pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • SharonB
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    We visited Mint Leaf on a pre-theatre deal. The food was excellent, good value and very tasty. We also benefitted from "happy hour" and benefitted from the 2-4-1 cocktails (we were celebrating a friends engagement). The only downside was our waiter - he seemed in a hurry to get us off our table which, bearing in mind the table was pretty empty, seemed unnecessary. However I would still recommend this for both ambience and quality of food.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    VikYas
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Food, service, quality! All high standard. Would go back again in future. Pattrani Machli is a must have!! Thanks to the Italian Waiter for the suggestion.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Spicelover
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Best calamari and lamb chop dishes. Delicious food and great cocktail and drinks menu. Made an effort with a birthday message on dessert for my husband which was a nice touch and he loved it.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, special occasions
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  • Well seasoned food!
    Amerifrenchfoodie
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    My fiancé loves Indian food and so while we were in London and had tickets to see The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre, I decided to check out nearby options. The Mint Leaf was almost directly across the street from the theater and just a short walk from Picadilly tube station. Perfect! The ambiance was wonderfully relaxing with the scent of jasmine and sandalwood incense. Our food was well presented and tasted incredible. Indian food is all about getting the spices right, and The Mint Leaf certainly did that! A little pricier than we would normally enjoy, but still very reasonable for a special night out.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mint!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    A definite experience for all, took my partner there for her birthday followed up by drinks at the bar. I honestly couldn't fault the place outstanding value, lovely ambience and perfect seating distance, making the experience more personal and intimate, a must for all foodies. "BON APPETIT!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great modern place
    leemalou
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    Attentive smart staff and lovely modern feel..We were very impressed with puddings which had a subtle Asian kick, which worked well..will definitely be visiting again..
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good toptable offer
    yummy
    Dined on 18/9/2014
    Food tasty, portions not huge on toptable offer but across three courses we were very satisfied.
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    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    Patty123456
    Dined on 17/9/2014
    Started off on a bad note, booked via OT but the restaurant said they had no record of the offer we chose (3 courses + prosecco - failure on OT's part) so waiter refused to serve us offer. So we got up to leave but the manager caught us before we left and said he would let us have the offer and took us back to our seat. Thanks to him. Food was lovely, we had the meat and veg starter platter which had a lovely selection - chicken tikka, shish samosa etc. Main we had the Chicken, Fish and Paneer - all very tasty. Service (other than the manager) not much to write home about (especially the 1st waiter) but the food was lovely. Music was extremely loud though - could barely have a conversation without shouting to each other.
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    group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • Not worth it
    visitor
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Too expensive related to what you get and the red wine was far too warm.
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  • Hidden treasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Wonderful discovery tucked under Suffolk Place, bustling trendy bar and comfortable tables with room to breathe, food bursting with flavour, and no hint of oils or grease that happens sometimes with Indian food. There is one in the City and Dubai, and I plan on visiting both! Congratulations to Mr Punjabi for a wonderful food evening.
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Birthday Dinner
    HuntingForGoodFood
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    I came here for my 21st Birthday and had never been here before. I firstly loved the layout and setting of the restaurant, great decor and ambience! It has one of the prettiest and cleanest bars I've ever seen! We ordered from a special OpenTable menu which was excellent value for the dinner- otherwise the A La Carté menu can come up pricey. However everything we ate on the menu was delicious! It's making my mouth water thinking about the food and delicious cocktails! The staff are also incredibly friendly and even brought out a birthday desert for me which was extra special! Would definitely recommend coming here to anybody wanting a special dinner!
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good meal with girls
    Cath
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    we enjoyed the offer. It was a limited menu but the food was good and my veggie friend was also happy. Enjoyed the atmosphere and good location.
    Special Features:
    group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Delicious
    Supsinthecity
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    I took a friend of mind visiting from abroad to the Mint Leaf so she could taste Indian cuisine. It was a great deal - 3 (substantial) courses and a drink - and the food was delicious. It was creative and very tasty. Our server was wonderful. It was a pretty full restaurant with larger group bookings and several couples there on a seeminly romantic date. Great restaurant, fun atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    business meals, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Team lunch
    SusieQ
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We decided to book the Mint Leaf for a team lunch. It had a great lunch menu on special offer. Service was great and food delicious. Worth a look.
    Special Features:
    business meals, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average food at extortionate prices
    Yasmin
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    My husband and I dined at Mint Leaf on Tuesday and my only thought upon leaving was 'what a waste of our time and money'. The starters of Monkfish tails and saddle of lamb were tasty but small portions and lacking any presentation and come with a price tag one would expect of a fine dining restaurant. But Mint Leaf is not fine dining by any stretch of the imagination. The mains came in white bowls and were simply chucks of meat in a sauce that did not taste remotely authentic. No presentation. I could've made better myself! And the nerve to charge £19 for a bowl of what was essentially 6 bits of lamb and sauce is day light robbery. We won't be back i'm afraid. The location is not a reason to hike up prices Mint Leaf!
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  • Good but pricey
    kin001
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Food was good but a little ordinary compared with lots of other very good Indians available in London are available for less. Cool interior, great location.
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    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • tcup
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    I visited Mint Leaf again having had a wonderful dining experience here the previous Sunday. This time I brought a group of friends visiting from abroad. We opted for the OpenTable set menu offer & it was interesting to try a mix of starters to begin with - I quite enjoyed the Kerala fish curry with rice for the mains, and the mango brûlée finished off the meal quite nicely. As before, the service was brilliant. It's quite a stylish restaurant and yet still maintains quite a homely feel. Another enjoyable evening & I look forward to visiting again soon.
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    child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • tcup
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    I booked a table at Mint Leaf for my friend's hen party and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience from the moment we stepped into the restaurant. We had a party of 8 people and were shown to a table in a more private area of the restaurant, so it was nice to experience the lovely ambience whilst still having some level of intimacy. The food was delicious & it was nice that everyone was able to share dishes. The service was impeccable and we were given ample time to make our choices and leisurely finish our meal. Overall, a wonderful little gem.
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place but too overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    This place had a great ambience but was disappointed with how expensive it was. There was a limited amount of dishes to choose from and each dish ranging from £20 upwards.
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  • Excellent evening
    SimplyEating
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    Great service, amazing food - 3-course meal and bubbles for £22.50. Staff attentive and efficient. We can't fault our evening at Mint Leaf!
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    group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2plus2vegies
    Currylovers
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    A really upmarket curry meal, for ourselves and our 2 vegetarian sons. The food was delicious The open table offer was good value, to which we added 3 side dishes and some cobra beer so £125 for 4 people in total. They put a candle in the mango brûlée as it was a birthday celebration. Comfortable chairs, unobtrusive music, staff attentive but not pushy, and soft lighting made for a pleasant atmosphere
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    good vegetarian options, special occasions
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  • brilliant service
    Dina
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    Our waiter Dusan was very attentive and friendly. The food was fresh, delicious and served in no time. This is our fifth time at Mint Leaf and we will go back again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dîner at mint leaf
    Laurencegbrussels
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    Nice place! The dark atmosphere gives you a good romantic atmosphere. The dishes are really nice and nicely presented. If you have special request ( birthday ...) don t hesitate to contact the restaurant.... Everything will be ready when you arrive !
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    good vegetarian options, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    Mookie
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    Food was good, the service was better. Attentive waiter.
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    special occasions
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  • Great evening
    Alan
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Met up with some old work colleagues for dinner here. We had the fixed price menu which made it easy to choose and meant we could concentrate on catching up. With extra drinks it came to about £35 a head, which considering where this restaurant is was good value. Everything is downstairs, so it's dark whatever time of day you visit, but my friends visit regularly and I'll be going back again. Smart decor - relaxed atmosphere, and the tasty food came quickly once we ordered.
    Special Features:
    business meals, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly and good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Excellent service and very good quality of food Not time to write more...this puts people off reviews Ggghhhjjjk hjhhjkkkkklllll
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    business meals, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit pricy but not bad
    Dshy
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I went for the mixed vegetable as a starter. However it came rolled up in like a soft pattie. This is not what I expected from mixed vegetables and was not too enthralled by the taste. I played it safe with my main selection - the chicken jalfrezi. This was tasty with the right amount of spice. In terms of value I think mint-leaf was a bit too pricey and I came away thinking I could have got more value for money elsewhere. My cocktail - the deep thinker, was more ice or rather iceberg than rum or any other ingredient. You may think people don't notice the subtle techniques you apply to save you money but we do. It's stingy and tight. Nonetheless, Mint Leaf had a very nice ambiance and friendly staff and still worth a try at least once.
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  • Waste of Money
    goodfoodVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Portions are ridiculously small for the price they charged! Wine glass was a mere sip! Waste of money forget it no way will I be going back there even if I was paid!
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  • You need good eyesight to eat here!
    pj35
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    My friend and I arrived for dinner at 5.30pm and despite all the candles, I presume for ambience purposes, and my usually good eyesight - it was so dark that I struggled to read the menu or look at the papers that we had wanted to discuss! It was about 7pm before the lights were adjusted and everyone could see! The food choice was limited and although the portion sizes were very very small (e.g. the mains would pass as a starter in most London restaurants), the food itself was tasty. The waiter service was efficient, albeit clinical, but it was not rushed and the menu knowledge advice was good. Overall a nice experience from the moment that the lights were adjusted to enable us to see each other, what we were eating and our surroundings!!
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    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • cctam616
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    A good place and very convenient to have meal before show.
    Special Features:
    brunch, child friendly, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    Anon
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Went as a party of 4. Very expensive if it wasn't for the Open Table offer. Vegetarian tasting menu had a good selection and well flavoured. All the food was well presented. Staff were excellent, friendly and humorous. Only the chicken and lamb is halal, not duck or guinea fowl so they were happy to alter their fixed menu for us. We're all teetotal too, so they swapped the prosecco for a mocktail. Might be worth taking a light pullover as the air conditioning makes it a little too cold. All in all a very pleasant dining experience. We'd definitely recommend.
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    good vegetarian options, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth trying
    chukVIP
    Dined on 27/7/2014
    Food was good, service and ambience were nice. I intend to try again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, good fish!
    NushVIP
    Dined on 22/7/2014
    Really enjoyed the pre-theatre menu. Very good quality meat and fish, decent portion size and good flavours. Service was quick too. Can't really complain. Drinks a bit on pricey side, but to be expected I guess. I would recommend the Tilapia fish, salmon starter and Jalfrezi too.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was OK
    247funVIP
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    This restaurant probably have changed the chef of the owner as menu have changed and we have been disappointed. However, services and location are good.
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