Chai Ki (Toddy Shop Bar)

4.4
211 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary Indian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Chai Ki (Toddy Shop Bar)
An all-day Bar & Kitchen open for breakfast, coffee, lunch, bar plates, drinks and dinner.

RESTAURANT at Chai Ki
Our restaurant offers a selection of Modern Indian Sharing Plates showcasing traditional ingredients and cooking techniques. To make a booking in the restaurant please go to the Chai Ki Restaurant listing or call 020 7516 0444

HIGHCHAIRS, PRAMS & BUGGIES
We have designated tables for high chairs in our Toddy Shop Bar only, subject to availability. Lunchtimes are busy so we recommend contacting us in advance so we can note your requirements. Due to limited space we kindly request that all prams, buggies, scooters or similar are left at reception for safe keeping.
What 211 People Are Saying
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GS
London
146 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Interesting good food with some really star dishes in this groovy well lit, comfortable restaurant. Definitely Indian but definitely not like Indian you get at most places. Definitely going back!

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AL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nothing particular right or wrong about the place. The service was generally good but extremely slow.

In respect of food, amongst the 6 - 7 dishes we offered, only one or two were actually good. Will stay away from the calamari, rather too fishy, over fried and overly sweet.

Good for a light bite or lunch but not dinner.

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AM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! Great service, amazing food! One of my favourite places for Asian food!

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Sometimes feel rushed in this place. Though good food..probably need to change the menu slightly to being in something new.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and great food and service, use regularly

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KS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always like eating here. The food in the toddy bar section is just fantastic and really reasonably priced. Nice atmosphere and décor too!

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VB
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, lovely service and brilliant food. Will be coming again!

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BM
Mexico City
21 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food but we were sometimes overlooked by staff and sometimes service was amazing. Would definitely go back

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JA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really excellent food, great service and in good location.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Nice place and good service but the food was very disappointed.

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V
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

lovely restaurant overlooking the canal, food is delicious and the brunch special dish is amazing
the service is really fast (not in a good way) and waiters try to take plates away from the table with food still to be finished

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience when i go to the toddy shop

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KS
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, outstanding service and great atmosphere. It is a bit more on the expensive side but it’s honestly worth every penny. I’m still dreaming about the food

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V
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Contemporary Indian restaurant and not the typical Indian restaurant.
Food quality was very good but the taste has not meet our expectations. Their sister restaurant Roti Chai in Oxford Street we found better on the parameter of taste.
I would recommend the restaurant for the experience as the ambience and atmosphere was awesome.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Perfect for a quick bite and drink after work

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MR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have to note the exemplary service at Chai Ki. We had ordered 3 dishes of which one was a curry. We could not finish the curry dish and requested a takeaway. However they don’t have the facilities to give curries in takeaway boxes as they use paper only containers. As a goodwill gesture, the manager did not charge us the curry dish in the final bill. I think it was a generous gesture.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They were very friendly and accommodating! The food was really nice especially the burnt chilli chicken and chicken tikka naan dishes. It was for a birthday and so when it came to desert time they brought a cheesecake with a candle and sang happy birthday which was very cute! The only bad thing in my opinion though, is that the tables are so so close together (the low seats) so sometimes it felt a bit awkward and not really private but overall I’d go again for the food and ambience and service!

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere for brunch. Egg dish was a bit disappointing given it was one of few brunch dishes on menu but other food was great and delicious cocktails.

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NM
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Although I had booked a table through Open table, when I got there all that was available were a high table with bar stools. I requested for a proper table as I had backache and the stools would make it worse and several tables were empty. The staff were unhelpful and insisted that there were no other free tables as everyone else had specifically asked for a lower table and I had not. Seemed like a ridiculous response. Even mid way as my backache got worse and my friends were also uncomfortable with the seats, I requested again but still the same response. It ruined my night and i didn’t want to inconvenience my friends otherwise would have left the restaurant immediately. Worse experience ever, had a terrible back afterwards and never visiting again. Food was okay and service was releatively quick which meant it ended my misery sooner.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was on point, all very tasty and staff were all very nice

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SD
London
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Access to more regular seating spaces than the high chairs, it is not suitable to bring clients in and in uncomfortable, se we have to move to the restaurant.

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AE
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and quick service. Knocked down as we were put on a very small table for 3 of us. Meant we didn’t have enough room for food.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was great and very helpful. The food was generally great, a couple of dishes fell a bit flat for us: the bhel puri and the chicken tikka naan (which are apparently their most popular dishes). However we really liked the burnt chilli chicken and the shakarkandi chaat. Otherwise a nice place, great atmosphere.

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BD
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall a very enjoyable experience, with excellent small plates and good wine!

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NL
11 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, good service, very efficient. Really good value for money.

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PN
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good Indian food and lovely cocktails. The staff are great too.

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e
London
271 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere

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S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was really good, but service was poor.
We had to wait ages for them to initially take our order, then the food came very quickly and we didn’t receive our drinks until we had almost finished our food.

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MM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had an amazing time. I will def be visiting again soon.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Tight seating only downside. Didn’t open upstairs area to accommodate.

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e
London
271 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We had a rude waiter who refused to let us change one of the cocktails but I think he was new, great food and once the waiter was switched, all was well!

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SK
London
165 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

As it was December it was very busy over lunch. Services was slower. Food great.

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ST
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice dishes especially the flat breads. Nice vibrant surroundings will come again.

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MM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we have eaten here has been great the staff are always nice and quick with getting the orders taken.

I liked to give Zolton a big thanks he was able to squeeze us in when I forgot to make a reservation

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JF
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 1

Tables too close together all I hear is conversation from those next to me.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. As always.

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R
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic combination of culinary flavours and some authentic Indian dishes.. Would love to go back again..

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M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Chai Ki is always a great place to eat. The food is amazing and is excellent value.

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NV
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was nothing more than average. Watered down cocktails and bland overpriced food. The malabar paratha tasted lome frozen ready to eat out of a packet.

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AM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing and the restaurant had a great vibe for after work drinks and a tapas style meal

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