Mint Leaf - Haymarket
Mint Leaf - Haymarket

Mint Leaf - Haymarket

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mintleafrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 020 7930 9020
  • 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
358 reviews since 21 November 2013
Average Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambience3.8
    Value3.5
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
pre/post theatre (183)special occasions (166)romance (138)business meals (113)group bookings (109)fit for foodies (106)good vegetarian options (91)outstanding value (33)disabled access (21)sunday lunch (14)brunch (12)child friendly (9)outdoor eating (4)afternoon tea (2)Show More
  • delicious small portion
    Elmlea
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Went there for a spontaneous date night. Food was lovely albeit in dinky "taster" size, remember to order side dishes as the mains are literally served on its own with nothing else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance
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  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Service was a massive let down! Waited a long time for the food and came cold. Charged to only CUT the birthday cake even though it us that bought the cake
    Special Features:
    Sunday lunch
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  • Mint Leaf
    cella
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Excellent flavoursome food served in a young and contemporary way. Service is prompt, The venue a little nightclubish and dark so less keen on the environment.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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  • Rarelorri
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I booked a table for my finance's birthday. We had a lovely meal and the service was good, very attentive. However it was a shame there are not many Indian choices on the menu.
    Special Features:
    group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • interesting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Nice experience yet nothing exceptional. The food was interesting under many aspects although leaving us with a bit of hunger. Service was nice. The place is a bit noisy though.
    Special Features:
    group bookings
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  • Good Food
    Son1
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Surprised this was my first visit as have heard many good things about this restaurant. Service was good, but a little annoying as we had an early dinner booked the waiter was always buzzing around as the restaurant was not yet busy. The food was amazing and arrived promptly, and the cocktails were also well made. Would definitely visit again.
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    fit for foodies
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  • amazing experience
    Serena123
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Was so impressed with the decor, the food and the service Amazing evenings will definitely be returning back
    Special Features:
    group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • charles litchfield
    fatboy
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We were meeting family at 6.30 so I opted to book the pre-theatre option, with limited menu. Part of the cocktail bar was booked which was disappointing. Also the 'fixed' menu offered quite limited choices which didn't really appeal. We thus dined a la carte, which was superb. If I were to book at this time again, I would not go for 100 points and fixed price option. I would book a 1,000 point table and eat a la carte.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and great service
    SGONE
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Food was great and so was the service, but i'd only visit this place on special occasions.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 50th Birthday Celebration
    Mini
    Dined on 31/10/2014
    I booked this for my friend's birthday and it was excellent! The food was amazing and the service was impeccable! Would definitely recommend this restaurant. The bar area is spacious and very modern and the dining area is excellent for group parties or intimate dinners. As a friendly gesture they even gave my friend a birthday dessert!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 30/10/2014
    Just lovely delicate Indian fare, well presented. Not cheap, but not outrageous for London.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average food, good service
    LauraT
    Dined on 30/10/2014
    Salmon starter was great, lamb starter less than average. Main course tiapia fish - so, so salty. I was so thirsty all night after that, it was uncomfortable. Main course chicken didn't seem the best quality though the sauce was good. Naan and rice were good. Lovely organic Sauvignon Blanc. A very cool restaurant, perhaps a little dark for some. Great service, staff were attentive and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre, romance
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  • Pre-theatre at Mint Leaf
    2musteat
    Dined on 30/10/2014
    We booked the Mint Leaf as part of a theatre package and were delighted with the meal which was absolutely delicious. We would have been tempted by a cocktail but for some reason the happy hour wasn't available on Thursday...although it is on Friday! We opted for some wine and beer instead. We'd definitely go again but pick one of the happy hour evenings instead!!
    Special Features:
    business meals, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Fancy Indian restaurant
    ChanMan
    Dined on 29/10/2014
    Really enjoyed trying different dishes- all very tasty and delicately made. First class service accompanied with fancy ambient. Excellent too if you are seeing a show at Her Majesty Theatre as they are just opposite each other across the street. Very satisfied.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BESTATFOODVIP
    Dined on 27/10/2014
    Mint Leaf is a great pre-theatre venue with an excellent value offer for that time. The service was welcoming and efficient. The food was tasty and the 241 cocktails went down a treat!
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 24/10/2014
    The only thing that spoiled the ambience for me was the incense smell which I found overpowering.
    Special Features:
    business meals, good vegetarian options, romance
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  • 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.
  • Good Food
    fazzle
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    Enjoyed the meal here on a Saturday night, ambience was good and service excellent. The offer is on a very limited menu though which makes it easier to chose but means you don't get much choice on what you eat! Overall a good experience, and reasonable for the standard of food and the location.
    Special Features:
    child friendly, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    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
    kin001VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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