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Balthazar London, London,

Balthazar London

4.3
4.3
5024 Reviews
£26 to £40
French
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.


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2 people

19:00


Booked 117 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    French, Contemporary French, International
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30–22:45 Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00–16:00 Dinner Sat 16:00–22:45 Sun 16:00–21:45
  • Phone number
    020 3301 1155
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Whether you’re hosting a business meeting, cocktail reception, anniversary or birthday party, wedding celebration or networking event, we can provide the perfect setting. Experience the same exceptional service, delicious food and ambient style of Balthazar in a more intimate setting,
  • Private party contact
    : 020 3727 6549
  • Area
    Covent Garden
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Brunch Set Menu (for up to 7 guests)

    £29.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Discover our brunch set menu, starting at £26.50 for 2 courses or £29.50 for 3 courses, available Saturday – Sunday and Bank Holidays. Showcasing the best of our brunch offerings, this set menu features a curated selection of crowd-pleasers, including freshly baked French pastries, Croque Monsieur, or the timeless Eggs Benedict with Frites. This applies for up to 7 guests.
    Brunch Set Menu (for up to 7 guests) photo
  • Prix Fixe Set Menu

    £26.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for a taste of Paris with our delectable Prix Fixe menu, available Monday to Friday from 11am – 7pm. Delight in classic French cuisine as you indulge in two courses for £26.50, or three courses for £29.50.
    Prix Fixe Set Menu photo
  • Off Peak Friday Lunch Set Menu

    £25.06 per person

    4 Jan - 31 May 2024
    To celebrate TfL’s ‘off-peak Fridays’ campaign, we look forward to welcoming you join us for a taste of Paris with our delectable Prix Fixe menu, available every to Friday from 11am - 7pm from Friday 15th March until the end of May. Delight in classic French cuisine as you indulge in two courses for £26.50, or three courses for £29.50.
    Off Peak Friday Lunch Set Menu photo

What 5,024 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • London

    Most Booked

  • West End London

    Most Booked

5,039 Reviews
  1. Shepthedog

    London

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Fairly busy, good atmosphere. Waiters jolly, maybe a little too jolly. Table of four, simple orders - among the order was three steaks, with peppercorn sauce, one asked for ketchup as well. Steaks came, enjoy your meal. Chips? Oh yes, I’ll just get them. Chips came, sauce? Oh yes, I’ll just get it. It’s not difficult to get something so simple right first time. The steaks were ok. Starters and mains, two bottles of red wine, two glasses of white wine. £403 including 13.5% service. Will not be returning as for similar money bette5 steaks and better service are available elsewhere.

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  2. miab

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Balthazar never fails. Going here since I can remember and it’s just still great! Delicious food in a nice atmosphere either way amazing service

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  3. Allen

    Oxford

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food are terrific. Fun atmosphere even at 7pm. Given the rents in Covent Garden this represents good value

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  4. NikH

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Chilli prawns lacked flavour, the muscles had two hairs in them, Sauvignon Blanc was weak as was the Malbec. The waiter was inattentive however the calves liver was delicious! But overall horrendously overpriced and underwhelming.

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  5. Kiley

    Denver

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great energy, lively, loved our food and the service. Felt kind of rushed would be only comment.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alberto was a fantastic waiter and the service was quick and efficient, shortly before our west end show. Food was also incredible value for money with generous portion sizes!

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  7. Raymondo

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service, wine a tad pricy though

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! First time visiting and will certainly be back!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Rude pushy waiter trying to get rid of us as quickly as possible!

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  10. AshleyC

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Not as good as previous experiences. Stale muffins and watery eggs for brunch.

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  11. CliveC

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived slightly early so had a drink at the bar, where we were well looked after. We had lobster, crab and mozzarella for starters and filet de Boeuf , Mac and cheese and chicken for mains. All of the food was lovely and my crab and filet was superb. Service was great but maybe even a little too quick between courses. For a large restaurant just off Covent Garden really impressed.

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  12. Jacqpj

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous staff, happy doing their job. Loved the three piece band.

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  13. Salami

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant for pre theatre dinner. Jonny is a wonderful waiter.

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  14. Konnie

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location conveniently situated close to Covent garden market. Very friendly staff, Marco was very attentive to all our requests. Food was mediocre though. Overall all a good choice before an evening show.

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  15. AustSM

    London

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for a meal in Covent Garden. Food and services were good.

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  16. BurcuG

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and ambiance is amazing. Service is nice as well

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  17. DrinkEatHappy

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed this meal. Fabulous fruits de mer, plentiful and beautifully fresh. Steak cooked to perfection and beautifully seasoned. Staff were super attentive. Overall I can’t wait to go back, loved it.

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  18. PaulO

    London

    24 reviews

    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Having eaten here many times, I booked a table for supper with 3 friends and I was very disappointed with the drop in standards. The Cocktails tasted weak, the wine thin & tasteless and all the food was over salted. The lemon sole was over fried, the butter sauce was burnt rather than nutty. The aubergine main was tiny and would be passable in size for a starter and with very little flavour. The halloumi main was bland. The sole goujons were warm at best. The dessert, rhubarb frangipane tasted like a poor Bakewell tart with minimal rhubarb and the Balthazar coupe was sweet, nothing else just sweet. At £270 this was hugely overpriced for 3rd rate offerings. I don’t know what has happened to this restaurant; is it under new management?Really disappointing, embarrassing having recommended it to my friends. I will not be eating here again or recommending it.

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  19. Coral

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely time today. We were well looked after and the food was excellent!! Nice atmosphere and nice to have live music.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    True French cuisine and five star service. We will definitely return.

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  21. MMCKEE

    Kent

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining and would 100 go back The staff were attentive and the food was extremely good quality Good atmosphere in restaurant as well

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is delicious, but it is a very busy restaurant and the service staff are very polite. Service could be better but the staff are so busy with all the customers.

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  23. Emma

    Kent

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and we were heading off to the theatre and had plenty of time for a lovely meal

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Too loud, food wasn’t great, very busy, all round doesn’t warrant the price

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at Balthazar London was absolutely delightful, and Alberto, our waiter, provided exceptional service!

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  26. Marcus

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited Balthazar as a pre-theatre booking and enjoyed the great value prix fixe menu. The service was prompt, friendly and efficient, and each course was delicious. The venue itself is beautifully appointed and ideally located for the West End theatres. Highly recommended!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Condescending front desk greeted us. Unattentive server assigned to our table. Ketchup splattered on us. Food was middle-of-the-road kinda taste. Overpriced. Overall, not good.

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  28. Chilterner

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Marco was excellent and attentive. Food great. The lady in charge of seating was under a lot of pressure so was a little blunt when I asked if we could eat45 mins before our set time , but can’t fault the overall experience.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great meal years ago but this time was terrible unfortunately, very slow service, cold food, etc. such a shame & disappointing meal/ day out.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service. Lovely food. Fillet steak was great and raspberry soufflé amazing!

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  31. JenC

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely decor and ambience! Delicious 3 course Prix Fixe dinner with my daughter, and the staff were superb. We shall return.

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  32. Matthew

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Some confusion over available options for gluten free and dairy free. In the end we got there but other restaurants have handled that better. It is a nice place.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Munich

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I love it! 4 out of 5 points. But…Back then, the restaurant was a bit more authentic, as you can now feel the optimized process of handling guests to achieve the best possible result.

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  34. JasD

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was ok, great location but expensive for the quality of food

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We been going to the restaurant for many years, the service was not up to the expectations

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  36. RosemarieK

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place. I was disappointed with my watermelon salad since it did not seem fresh and was bitter. The service was really considerate and tried to replace it with bursts and tomato but the tomatoes were pickled or something, not fresh. The onion soup was delicious as was the sole menuiere that my husband ordered….

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time at Balthazar, their iconic steak frites was cooked at perfection and very tasty. The service was also fantastic. Marco was hands down the highlight of our night, we offered great recommendations and was lovely! Would 100% recommend

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our must do restaurants when we are in London. Always has a lively atmosphere, food is good, service excellent.

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  39. MissD

    London

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice place with a cosy atmosphere. We had food from the a la carte menu and it was fine and came quickly which was great as we were there before a show. Good selection of non-alcoholic cocktails that weren’t too sweet!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was terrible, we ordered steak, risotto, fish goujon and lobster. Risotto was like rice pilaf lump, steak was sour and fish goujon was edible. It was aa frustrating experience and was definitely not worth the price

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Balthazar London is rated 4.3 stars by 5024 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 117 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Balthazar London

4-6 Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HZ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Covent Garden
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30–22:45 Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00–16:00 Dinner Sat 16:00–22:45 Sun 16:00–21:45
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    French, Contemporary French, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 3301 1155
  • Private party facilities
    Whether you’re hosting a business meeting, cocktail reception, anniversary or birthday party, wedding celebration or networking event, we can provide the perfect setting. Experience the same exceptional service, delicious food and ambient style of Balthazar in a more intimate setting,
  • Private party contact
    : 020 3727 6549
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