Balthazar London

4.4
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3091 reviews
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£26 to £40
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French

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Pre/post Theatre
Balthazar is located in Covent Garden in the heart of Theatreland and a very short walk from the Royal Opera House. It offers a French brasserie-inspired menu with an abundance of fruits de mer as well as a wide selection of classical French brasserie and bistro dishes.

Special Offers

2/3 courses £19.95/£22.95

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 6 January 2020

Ends: 30 April 2020

Availability: Sun 22:00-22:30
Mon-Thu 12:00-16:30 22:00-23:00
Fri 12:00-16:30

Book now for Valentine's Day 2020

*For reservation all bookings we require a credit card and 24 hours' notice. If any reservation is cancelled within 24 hours or if you fail to arrive, then a cancellation fee of £20.00 per guest will be charged.

Saturday, 15 February, 2020

What 3091 People Are Saying
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SM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice place with a very french feel. Food and service both ok though nothing outstanding. Very expensive for what it is. Would recommend but was not Wowed.

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our waiter's recommendations were perfect, we ate different cuts of meat.

Thanks

MA
London
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I've always been a loyal customer of Balthazar both in London and New York. Although, they didn't have Pavlova, they are forgiven.. Next time I hope

OT
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Incredible plate of scrambled eggs & crab for brunch here. The selection is great, the ambience is lively but very crowded seating and difficult to flag down staff when needed, but otherwise highly recommended experience!

MC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The service was incredibly inconsistent and unreliable. Restaurant is incredibly loud. I guess we were easy to fotget- waited 30 min for a glass of wine. They didn’t acknowledge my sisters birthday which I called to arrange.

N
London
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good food and good service with the waiting staff excellent throughout until it came to pay where they were slow.

The oysters and escargot were very good as was the duck confit. The mussels were ok and a bit fishy in smell which can be off-putting.

DL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife arrived early but was found a place at the bar by the very helpful bar manager . When I joined her we were shown our table where the service from that moment was superb . The food was excellent and the best steak I’ve ever had was in Paris but now Balthazar hold that mini accolade . Thank you Israel for being so attentive and making it a wonderful day out . We will be back again in May .

S
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and experience

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional - worth every penny food was superb and wine excellent - will be returning :)

PB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service was very good. The only criticism is it got a bit loud and a small baby was screaming at 21.45pm. I didn’t even think restaurants permitted small babies to a restaurant that late. However the staff were friendly and efficient.

RO
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

While my wife and I enjoyed our experience overall , my scoring would be more positive had it not been for the very fatty and partly uncooked lamb chops served up to my wife. In fairness the staff were very apologetic and removed the meal from the bill. We do intend to return to the restaurant, just not order the lamb chops next time!

C
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Theatre trip for birthday treat

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I loved the kindness of the waiting staff, the ambience, the food, the care which everyone took to bring my courses and the discreet nature of everything was lovely.

TS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food excellent service !

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Having frequented Balthazar’s in NY it was disappointing in comparison in service, ambience and food.

JR
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brunch is never anything other than perfect. On the pricier side but absolutely worth it.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Onion soup was decent, steak tartar had too much sauce and no beef taste. Wine had a fly in it, they replaced but didn’t apologise. Service was mediocre. Really pretty ambience though.

CE
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Everything fine except getting any attention at 2.30 after lunch was difficult in spite of many staff hanging around. All well in the end but they should’ve been coming to ask me if we wanted anything. We had to ask for the desert menu and then the bill several times while they chatted and generally messed about.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was nice but nothing special. Seemed a little dated

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try to worth it!

S
London
23 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre theatre quick dinner before La Traviata. Excellent and friendly service as always. Service was quick and not rushed, felt like we had all the time in the world.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A unforgettable birthday party! Thank you Balthazar.

R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The place is gorgeous with high room ceiling and nice leather seating. The menu is nice, too.
The challenge is the incredibly high noise level, overly busy restaurant = overly busy staff, and lack of washrooms on the ground floor.
Had I known how busy and noisy it gets here I would not have gone at all.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was really good and food also!!

M
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This was AWFUL. We have been going to Balthazar for years.. as our tradition for any pre or post theater, and the quality has just continued to deteriorate. This was final straw and last time we could ever go... our food came like warm almost immediately and it was rubbery, uninteresting, and tasteless. My son ordered pancakes, there were two cold rubbery small pancakes covered in powdered sugar. They could have come from an awful diner and been better. The eggs also were lukewarm and when we asked for no sauce it came with sauce all over. The Virgin Bloody Mary we ordered was warm tomato juice. No ice and no flavor, a cold half cooked piece of bacon was topped. We had to ask for an extra cup of ice and they gave us a bottle of Tabasco to make up for no flavor. Could go on.. but, bottom line, so disappointing and not worth it.

M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Very good atmosphere and food but service was rushed and not consistent although the waiters were very friendly.

NN
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The service and ambience were good, but I felt the food was underwhelming for the high cost. Starters seemed to be better in our experience, whereas my main was not as described and very disappointing. However when I raised this issue the staff were professional and accommodating and offered to change it for something else of my choice. There were quite a few families dining, and we didn’t feel out of place with a toddler - staff were friendly and made us feel comfortable. However the children’s menu was also over-priced, at least for a small child who can’t eat that much. Overall a mixed experience, pleasant, but didn’t live up to expectations. But credit to the excellent staff!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and staff, great decor and ambiance

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent, can be expensive, but food is superb

OT
London
14 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

New Year’s day family Brunch

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were sat 30mins late but was then told we had ten mins to order as the kitchen was closing for the NYE sitting. Felt a bit rushed, and was given a very expensive vodka twice without being asked what we would like. Other than that it was a nice environment and prob would have been exceptional had we have not felt rushed.

OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

35th Wedding Anniversary

OT
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience2

bon accueil et cuisine excellente mais très (trop) bruyant ( il faut parler très fort pour couvrir le volume de la musique diffusée)

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mum for dinner after the theatre. Fantastic service and food as always.

RS
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Terrible service. Too crowded and too noisy. Interior feels a little dingy and tired.

OT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Tables were so close together, it was hard to hear our own conversation above others

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, the right place in Coventry Garden

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Extraordinary food and ambience. Christmas decoration was outstanding.

CA
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazon Service! Fast, friendly and professional. We loved it so much we went back the next day again