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Chez Mumtaj

4.7
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1050 reviews
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£26 to £40
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French / Indian
This glamorous French-Asian fusion establishment on the London Road in St Albans is a cosmopolitan restaurant with a nod to Josephine Baker inspired glamour and 1920s Shanghai style. Brought to you by the team behind the critically acclaimed Mumtaj Tandoori, Chez Mumtaj Restaurant and Saffron Champagne Lounge is a hit with locals and the dining room - with cream leather banquettes, golden Buddha statuettes and plush Persian carpets – is always filled with a chi-chi crowd. Head Chef Chad Rahman has created a bold menu influenced by Indo-French and Pan-Asian cuisine, and we love the buttered black tiger prawns cooked Malaysian-style; and the seared foie gras with Schezwan pepper, cauliflower puree and hazelnut oil.

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Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1050 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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halone
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good, but nothing special. Good Indian food.
The only thing which was different for me was the desert of pear stuffed in zaffron.

DJ
DanielJ
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and setting, well managed within covid constraints

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vipAlanP
London
88 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to see Chez Mumtaj open again and observing very strict procedures. The fusion menu is not being served yet due to the limited numbers but there's an excellent choice of Indian food and ours was to the usual very high standard.
Highly recommended

MR
vipMartinR
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible. I cannot recommend chez mumtaj enough! Some of the best curry and crafted fusion dishes I’ve ever tasted

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vipKath61
London
84 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 3rd visit and we were not disappointed. It was a special meal to celebrate my husbands 70th birthday. The service is impeccable as is the food. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely people, excellent service and tasty food

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Foodlover
London
23 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & we had no issues with the service- we went on a Thursday evening. We really enjoyed ourselves and would go back

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SueW
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, friendly staff. Third visit, will keep coming back

KD
KatieD
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is by far my favourite.
The fish dishes are amazing. The staff are lovely and welcoming
We go chez all the time and we’ve never had a bad meal or a bad word to say
Keep it up guys see you soon

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AlanT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food. Service was excellent. Nice ambience for a Valentine’s Day meal with a great menu. I would definitely recommend dining there on any occasion.

CB
ClareB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chez Mumtaj is consistently excellent. Food is imaginative and delicious; service is impeccable; the restaurant is stylish without being stuffy. It is always a treat to go there.

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BillE
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

From a service and seating perspective CM is the best in St Albans. Nothing to beat sitting back in those well upholstered seats and be served by the best service crew I've come across.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a fantastic evening, we both enjoyed the flavour and originality of your creation.
Thoroughly recommend to everyone!!!!

PD
PaulD
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best place to eat St Albans bar none.
Remains our favourite place.

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LoisCook
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous food as always. Chad’s award winning cooking never fails to delight.

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Frapey
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Unusual flavours, outstanding service and a great ambience. Will definitely be going back and would highly recommend.

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flanagan4
Hertfordshire
10 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic evening from start to finish. Made very welcome, great service and gorgeous food.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was superb. Service was a little slow

CL
vipChrisL
Hertfordshire
12 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good - as always.

CL
vipChrisL
Hertfordshire
12 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was fantastic - as always. The only downer is the wine list - cheap wines don’t go well with excellent food.

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JustineG
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was amazing, really quirky fusion of french and Indian - great menu and great choices.
We enjoyed champagne which was a good price and delicious.

The service was good although a little slow, it was approx an hour from ordering to main course with starters in between. But we were chatting and drinking so it didn't matter.
Had a lovely time and will definitely go again!!

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Cclegsi
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This is the 5th time I've been here. Its one if my all time favourites. The food is delicious. I love the delicate food with the beautiful Indian flavours/spices. The restaurant is gorgeous and comfortable with a pleasant atmosphere. The staff are friendly and very professional. The only thing that was a little bit annoying this time around was the wait between the meals, it was long. However it was truly worth the wait and I will be going back again. I see the long wait time as a one off it happens sometimes and has never happened before on all my previous visits.

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vipIT12
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great quality food - a fine dining experience with seafood the star of the show

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Simon
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best curry I’ve had this year.

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vipLthatLs
Hertfordshire
10 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable dinner. Excellent food. Good wine. Service also attentive. Not cheap, but a good venue. Can’t understand why we’ve never been before. We will be back.

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vipMike
London
18 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service in a lovely setting.
The lamb shank Kashmiri style was superb.

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vipKath61
London
85 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was another wonderful experience. Food and service were superb . We will return.

TC
ToiaC
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great well worth a visit great service lovely food very much enjoyed

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

It was our first time there and our reservation was for 20.30. I must say the food was very nice but the service was very slow and somewhat lacking. We waited a while for the order to be taken and for the starters and by the time the main course arrived one and a half hours had passed.

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CharlotteS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time I'd visited. A very nice ambience at the restaurant and very attentive service. It got a little slow at the end but not that concerning. The food was exquisite. Beautiful menu and attention to detail. I loved my seafood biryani, with a pie lid. Very inventive and a great taste. I would highly recommend this place.

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Foodthought
Hertfordshire
17 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Really nice restaurant and the food was great. Only real letdown was the fact the restaurant was empty. Literally only had about 3-4 tables of people.

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LouiseL
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food experience. Waiting staff very attentive. Nothing negative to say and will definitely be back.

DJ
DaniellaJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved it. Just wished they had a vegan menu from the growing number of people who are!
I had a LOT of side dishes!

RJ
RJB18SA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I took s several people from my dining group for lunch. We all ordered different dishes which we all compared and agreed were delicious! It's a shame that it isn't busier at lunchtime as it lacked atmosphere without other diners.

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GdnightsGdfoodGdcompany
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of the best meals we have had in a long time. Food was gorgeous. Only negative was service was a bit slow but food was worth the wait!

MR
vipMartinR
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best cod I have ever eaten and superb service! Always a pleasure!

CV
CherylV
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service & food were excellent. Attention to detail stood out for me. The sea bass with prawns was well cooked with just enough spice for flavour Beef filet was tender & delicious. Side of vegetables, pak Choi in oyster sauce was delicious too. Thoroughly recommend.

DA
DanA
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited on a Sunday night, the restaurant was very quite, but regardless the service was excellent and the food was incredible. Will definitely be back.

RS
RichardS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding. My wife and I chose to order the taster menu because we like to try lots of different dishes. We were not disappointed at all. The starter was so delicious, the main was plentiful and borderline too much...actually it was too much for 2 people and dessert was superb. The only thing which could not be controlled was the office party of 30 people who were enjoying themselves. This made it less of a romantic dinner, but wrong night, not wrong restaurant.

HS
HelenS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The most delicious food around. We were a party of 15, all having a variety of menu options and every dish was superb.

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