Balthazar London

4.4
2297 reviews
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£26 to £40
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French
Top tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
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.

The Balthazar Boulangerie is housed next door serving its own house-made artisan breads, as well as a wide selection of homemade pastries, salads and sandwiches to take away throughout the day.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of Operation
Monday to Thursday: 7:30am - 11:30pm
Friday 7:30am: – 12am
Saturday 9am: - 12am
Sunday 9am: - 11pm

Afternoon Tea is served Monday - Friday from 3:00pm to 5:30pm, Saturday from 3:00pm to 5:00pm and on Sunday from 3:00pm to 6:30pm.

Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday, with Petit Brunch from 9:00am and the main Brunch menu from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

KINDLY NOTE THE RETURN TIME FOR OUR TABLES IS AS FOLLOWS:
1 HOUR AND 30 MINUTES FOR BOOKINGS UP TO 2 GUESTS
2 HOURS FOR BOOKINGS OF 3 GUESTS OR MORE
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Phone number
020 3301 1155
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2297 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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4.4
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4.0
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined a day ago

The food was ok. I think the New York one is better. My main course took 45 mins to appear. Maybe the kitchen misplaced my order?

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Convenient close to theaters.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

I love the traditional brasserie style restaurant, so the ambiance is perfect for me. As always at Balthazar, the service was very good and the food was up to their usual high standards.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great atmosphere at this place , good choice on the menu , our waitress was really nice and helpful. The service was really good and the food delicious. It was very busy and very noisy which made a good atmosphere. Will definitely go back, right in the heart of covent garden a great location.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

The waiter who served us was brilliant . My latte arrived like warm n he was very sweet n changed it for a hot cup.

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4.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Buona atmosfera e altrettanto il cibo

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5.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Attentive, efficient service. Great food (steak frites)

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5.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Excellent food! Definitely, one of the best onion soup in London! It is noisy inside- but you don't really mind with such good food :)

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5.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Perfect evening, food and staff were excellent, ambience was Parisian, we enjoyed the whole experience.

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5.0Dined on 14 June 2018

Lovely pre-theatre supper. Always good and this time even more impressed by the really friendly service!

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4.0Dined on 14 June 2018

Excellent Service - great location and atmosphere and a very nice breakfast - what more could you want!

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5.0Dined on 13 June 2018

Great food and service and they gave me a free glass of sparking wine as I was dining alone a nice gesture I felt
Very good fish pie I recommend it Overall all inclusive bill for a three course meal £42 I am a very happy tourist

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5.0Dined on 11 June 2018

This is my second visit to Balthazar and again was very happy with my meal and super impressed with the speedy service before the theatre. Food is really tasty and beautifully presented. Plus all staff are very helpful. Would defo recommend for any occasion if a little pricy.

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5.0Dined on 11 June 2018

Outstanding service from staff who always go above and beyond!

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3.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Good meal, table next to us quite messy!

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4.0Dined on 7 June 2018

Staff attentive but not particularly friendly. Efficient and food was ok but not top standard so the prices were high for the quality delivered

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5.0Dined on 6 June 2018

Could not have been better . Wonderful staff, our waiter was terrific, attentive and personable whilst remaining professional. The food ? Wow !
Spectacular. Can’t wait to go back.

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3.0Dined on 6 June 2018

Hugely expensive for a restaurant that is noisy and busy. Ok for Children if one wants to spend a fortune on them!
Food was good but far too expensive for a reasonably good venue.

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3.0Dined on 3 June 2018

It was nothing special which was disappointing from this restaurant which I have enjoyed so much in New York

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3.0Dined on 3 June 2018

Good food and service. Awful ambience. Loud, rude, like a football statium during a penalty

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5.0Dined on 3 June 2018

The best eggs benedict in london ! Service was great

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Lovely atmosphere and food was amazing. Staff very friendly and attentive

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4.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Really great service but let down by a pricey wine list.

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Lovely experience! Great service and atmospere. Ideal when going to the theatre or the Royal Ballet. Perfect location.

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5.0Dined on 1 June 2018

Having already eaten at the New York restaurant it was great to see the venue was the same. You cannot fault this restaurant either such a little gem will definitely go again and recommend it to friends, great food brilliant service. Thank you

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1.0Dined on 1 June 2018

Disappointing all round.

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4.0Dined on 27 May 2018

Balthazar ticks all the right boxes. A classy
brasserie. Bread is always excellent together with a large menu.
good service makes for an enjoyable dining
experience.

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5.0Dined on 27 May 2018

Lovely place for brunch. Lovely ambiance and great brunch menu!
Food was delicious and service was great.
Would recommend and would definitely return to maybe try the lunch or evening menu!

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4.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Nice setting and good food. Some service issues let it down unfortunately

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4.0Dined on 26 May 2018

I booked the Flowerbox afternoon tea at Balthazar for myself and my boyfriend who has a very sweet tooth. I thought the flower cakes were absolutely stunning and the flavours were delicious - I was thoroughly impressed. The afternoon tea itself was substantial and we were both full to bursting afterwards!

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4.0Dined on 24 May 2018

Incredibly attentive waiters; crowd-pleasing unadventurous menu but Dover Sole perfectly cooked. Balthazar is A Scene so everything depends on where you're seated as the noise is utterly deafening; possibly with regard to my age (70s) maitre d considerately found table in farthest corner from the shattering din. That aside, a happy place as a mega-brasserie should be, full of zesty action and within menu limits, excellent food. Bread, as you'd expect, terrific.

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4.0Dined on 23 May 2018

Dinner after the opera...hungry... at first, wonderful service, kind, efficient, competent... change of waitress...then bad service, impolite, not kind. Decent food, wonderful atmosphere, sort of fair price for an expensive London. Recommended with the right waitress.

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5.0Dined on 23 May 2018

High tea was reasonably priced, and an overall wonderful experience. Food, service, ambiance all top notch!

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5.0Dined on 23 May 2018

Never lets you down. Great atmosphere, great service.

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5.0Dined on 23 May 2018

I juts love this place, the service is great friendly and fast. The food is really tasty and they are many different options to choose from. The place is always buzzing with life and its a perfect spot to catch up for a business lunch or lunch with a friend.

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4.0Dined on 21 May 2018

Repetimos cada vez que podemos cuando viajamos a Covent Garden. Comenzando como te reciben muy amables y luego el servicio es inmejorable terminas saboreando manjares muy frescos y de excelente calidad. El precio pues que les puedo decir el buen comer se paga, altamente recomendable. Que lo disfruten!

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3.0Dined on 20 May 2018

Style over substance - the cakes looked great but half of it was decorations you couldn’t eat. The tea was very week too and just is tea bags

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3.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Beautiful restaurant with well-polished service. Felt quite rushed though, and dining companion felt that dishes had a ‘fast food’ feel- perfectly decent food but lacking wow factor. Probably wouldn’t go back.

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4.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Food was excellent, everything was delicious. The birthday petit fours were a very nice touch.
It’s a bit cramped, our table of two was very close to two other tables which is a bit annoying in an expensive restaurant.
Service good, although my husbands starter order was misheard (although he didn’t complain) but the food was so good the small annoyances could be overlooked. Probably better with a larger party

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4.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Great atmosphere. Prompt attentive service. Delicious food. Only downside - tables for 2 a little cramped.

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