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Balthazar London, London,

Balthazar London

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4.1
4043 Reviews
£41 and over
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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Booked 165 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French, International

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30–21:45 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

    As well as the beautiful surroundings of our restaurant and terrace, you can also enjoy our French brasserie classics and exclusive, specially crafted menus in one of our two elegant private dining rooms.

  • Private party contact

    Sophie Laplante: 020 3301 8855

  • 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

  • London Restaurant Festival

    £24.95 per person

    1 Jun - 30 Jun 2022
    London Restaurant Festival Menu available Monday - Friday from 11.30 am till 7 pm. Two courses - 21.50 Three courses - 24.95, a discretionary service charge and VAT will be added.

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    The appetizers were excellent, but the main course was a disappointment. Bland, no flavor, steak had all silver skin left in the meat.

  2. PL

    PaulL

    Denver

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food1service1ambience3

    I have been to both locations in NYC & London more than once. Those previous experiences were fantastic. This time at the London location was pretty bad - it’s like what happened? The drinks and wine were great! Everything else wasn’t up to par. - not even close. The steaks were surprisingly over done and the service was extremely slow! This was a first visit since Covid… maybe they’re struggling to operate at a respectable level. It will be awhile before I visit again, if ever. Sorry for the bad review, but they deserve it.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great bartender and high quality drinks

  4. HK

    HelenK

    London

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Everything was below average. The table for five was small. The waiter was rushing around looking at other table whilst service us. They would take away the empty water bottles and not replace. The chicken dish was dry. The lobster spaghetti had one or two piece of lobster.

  5. RO

    ROBERTAM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Simply perfect!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Service very slow Food was cold Coffee was not fresh Orange juice not fresh

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Impeccable service and experience. Thank you

  8. D

    Domi

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really good food and atmosphere. Our server Luc and Marcelle were really friendly and kind. Really appreciated them and Ahmed letting us stay over our time slot to have an extra drink and didn’t feel rushed at all.Portion size was excellent and food well cooked with us trying a number of the dishes and no issue ordering the lobster appetiser as a main course. Nice choice of wines by the glass and carafe instead of a bottle as we preferred .would return for sure and thanks again Luc and Marcelle you made a visit from my oz family very special

  9. DL

    DLM2022

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Food a bit overpriced and the service was poor. It has gone downhill

  10. AS

    AndrewS

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Kept us waiting for a table that we booked 1 week in advance. Service is intrusive rather then attentive. Escargot over done, but other dishes good. They need to learn from the New York branch how to get it right.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5

    The service was not good. I guess not enough staff

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best evenings I have had in a while. Amazing, courteous service. Excellent food and wine. Superb atmosphere and a real buzz. The profiteroles and crème brûlée were sublime. Well done to all!

  13. j

    jenlondon

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We were 5 and originally placed at a small table but when we asked to be moved the team could not have been nicer, placing us graciously at a banquette. The restaurant was extremely busy (and noisy) but that just added to the ambience. The food came on time, it was up the usual high standard and we felt well looked after (only having to chase for wine top ups and the bill). Overall, a really fun, good quality evening.

  14. m

    macktheknife

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    So hard to believe that this is Balthazar. We have been to the NYC location and this location several times in the past. Clearly something has changed. My wife ordered a green salad with dressing on the side. She received a green salad drenched in dressing. I ordered a tomato salad which was fine. We both ordered steak frites, medium rare. Both of our steaks arrived well done. The manager was called over and immediately took them away. Some minutes later medium- medium rare steaks arrived with new fries. Unfortunately, the fries are poor substitutes for the fries we used to get. My wife also thought that the steaks tasted old or odd, which I would agree with. All and all, a sad representation of the good meals we had in the past. The gracious and attentive manager could not make up for, nor should have to try to make up for poor quality steaks, fries and over dressed salad.

  15. J

    Joseph

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good position close to Covant Garden and the theatres in London. Exciting environment , friendly staff and a lovely restaurant for good food.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Felt like Paris! Apple Tart was best I’ve had…

  17. D

    Dorothy

    New York Area

    73 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Two of the four of us had steaks. Sorry to say that our steaks were chewy; not tender. The rest of the food was fabulous. They graciously deducted the steaks. Our server, Clara, was quite excellent, especially when we found out that this was her first day! Thanks, Clara.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Lovely. Would be better without music.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food. Really enjoyed it. Priced well!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5

    Food was great, but the service was absolutely horrible. I used to love the place, but will definitely never go back.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    Menu not as good as it used to be

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a great time and great meal !!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    Graduation

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Service a bit slow to start, but a minor issue. Overall, food is great and it’s a very lively and venue. Staff were very friendly and polite. Definitely one to revisit 👍

  25. C

    Cagsy

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great meal - dressed crab and scallops and our waiter Marco was outstanding. Attentive, friendly and a real superstar - one of my fave places

  26. RT

    RussellT

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Service not as slick as previous visit, appear to be a lot of new inexperienced staff.

  27. JW

    JohnW

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great Pre-Theatre venue for food and drinks. Our waiter Marcus was excellent

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful restaurant, fantastic food & excellent service

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food were great and atmosphere was fun! We had oysters that were very fresh. The prawn salad was fine but not incredible. Cocktails were quite good. Mussels were very fresh . The pork cutlet was flavorful and well cooked. Our severs were efficient and friendly.

  30. SR

    SarahjaneR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a really good pre theatre supper this week and the standout feature Balthazar was the excellent staff. The fixed price/set menu was delicious and generous and we’ll definitely return.

  31. JJ

    JJB1

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fantastic. Great food, excellent service. Wonderful location and vibe. You cannot go wrong with Balthazar. Only thing I would change is having more than one vegan option for each course. Other than that, five star experience.

  32. GS

    GerriS

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1

    Food was cold and eggs hard. Toast too hard to eat

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Great atmosphere and service as always. Little disappointed with the size of my duck leg on the confit duck but quality was there….

  34. JB

    JasperB

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We sat down and waited over 10 minutes for someone to approach us to ask us if we would like a drink or anything else for that matter.in the meantime there was a dog wandering around the tables. As a result we left the restaurant but not before we explained our reasons to the greeter at the door

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    The worst service in London even McDonald’s has better service; don’t expect anything. all the waiters they protected each other, nobody was inc charge. Very bad experience. More expensive than the grand Colbert, don’t waste your time here. The service is like paris 20 years ago when they used treat tourist like garbage!!

  36. NS

    NicoleS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    A gorgeous classic French restaurant. Cozy and bustling ambiance. Good and fast service. Food was average. Would perhaps go for a glass of wine or breakfast rather than dinner

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it. Service superb. Food delicious! One of my favourites in London. I’ve never had a bad meal in here - oysters, steak all served nicely. Nice ambience. Cheerful staff. Unlike The Ivy a few days ago this was top class. Lessons to be learned - whoever is running the show here should perhaps go and help them out. Well done. Will be back asap.

  38. JL

    JustineL

    London

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    The rudest waitress EVER ! Shame she didnt have a name badge on so i could let you know who she is.. you cant miss her she didnt smile once.. at anybody ! No welcome whatsoever, food was very very average and expensive. Ive been here at least a dozen times and i wont return now .. its gone very downhill

  39. SS

    StephanieS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location, gorgeous food. Can't wait to go back!

  40. G

    hollyG

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous lunch! We had been to the one in New York, just as Fabulous!

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Balthazar London is rated 4.1 stars by 4043 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 165 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–Thu 11:30–21:45 Fri 11:30–22:45 Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00–16:00 Dinner Sat 16:00–22:45 Sun 16:00–21:45

  • 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

    As well as the beautiful surroundings of our restaurant and terrace, you can also enjoy our French brasserie classics and exclusive, specially crafted menus in one of our two elegant private dining rooms.

  • Private party contact

    Sophie Laplante: 020 3301 8855

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