Chutney Mary

4.4
1436 reviews
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£41 and over
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Indian
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  • Fit for Foodies

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About

Following 25 glorious years in Chelsea, Chutney Mary has now moved to its new home in St James’s and now also has a stylish bar, two private dining rooms and a completely new set of menus to suit every time of the day, mood and taste. It is open for lunch, dinner, bar eating & cocktails.
The new restaurant blends sleek, contemporary chic with references to Chutney Mary’s past, combining perfect lighting with Indian art and artefacts, comfortable furniture and fine fabrics plus unique tableware and glasses.
The stylish destination bar has its own unique atmosphere. Apart from exceptional cocktails it is open from 12 noon for simple meals, light eating, coffee, and tea. It is a new & exciting venue to meet friends, hang-out or enjoy good food.
The two private dining rooms can accommodate 16 and 32 people for lunch or dinner and up to 50 for cocktail parties.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday to Friday 12 noon – 2:15pm; Saturday 12:30pm – 2:45pm.
Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6:00pm – 10:15pm
Bar (Drinks & bar snacks): Monday to Saturday 12 noon – 11pm.
Closed on Sunday
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Phone number
020 7629 6688
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
What 1436 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Portions too small

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M
London
14 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all round, as a party of 4 we really had a lovely time. Will definitely be back and very soon!

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C
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was superb Truly a memorable meal. The lunch there was very reasonable for the best Indian food of my life. Staff was mostly warm and inviting - those that were not were efficient but not to the point of seeming standoffish

Each visit to London will involve a stop at this enjoyable establishment - the bar area appeared inviting

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Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, wonderful friendly staff, great service. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!!

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The top class Indian restaurant in London. Fantastic flavours, service, and surroundings.

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J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent imaginative food prepared with care and served with excellent attention. Dining room is light and airy and staff are friendly but professional

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MS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding creative Indian haute cuisine. Flavourful, spicy but not hot with original ingredients.
Upscale interior ambience. Memorable lunch experience.

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CH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location. Marvellous ambience, especially the Saturday lunch jazz, and amazing value for central London. The quality of ingredients and subtle spices are delicious. Staff are also exceptionally courteous and friendly.

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m
London
110 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My friends and I once again enjoyed a special lunch at Chutney Mary's. Impeccable service, delicious food and a welcoming atmosphere.

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S
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is one of my favourites in London. The food is always exceptional as is the service. I was with friends who I haven't seen for a while and I am sure we outstayed our welcome because before we knew it the lunch had turned almost into dinner and the staff were very gracious and left us chatting while they set up the dinner service.

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A
London
68 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently good as ever; food, service, ambience.

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CM
Essex
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was possibly the most exceptional Indian meal I've ever had. I cannot fault it.....and it gave all three diners the wow factor which these days is rare. Going back as soon as the bank account allows.

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G
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chutney Mary's has become one of our favorite restaurant, overall, and our favorite Indian restaurant. It's location on St. James is much more convenient that its former location. It is an elegant space, that matches the quality of its food!

You cannot go wrong with any of the dishes. For those with gluten sensitivity, they actually have a gluten-free naan!!

We make it a point to eat here every trip to London, and actually prefer it to her sister restaurant, Veeraswamy.
Reservations are usually a must.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2016
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

I knew this restaurant who was excellent but it is not any longer the case. The menu at 55 pounds was similar to a canteen.

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Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent consistent in all ways

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S
London
14 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal. Lobster starter and monkfish main were fabulous.

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PS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice place. The food is excellent and the decor is smart. A little lifeless.
The food is tasty and well spiced. The service is good if a little relaxed. Prices are fair.
Tough one. I really like it but there is not much atmosphere. Not sure that the office dwellers see much attraction in lunchtime Indian food.

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Charlotte
60 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I miss the beautiful gardenatmosphere from the old location but the newer spot is business elegant and very comfortable. Lots of vegetarian options and informed wait staff who helped us greatly about dishes without garlic on behalf of someone in our party that is allergic. Will definitely return.

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BM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2016
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

I won't go back. Nice room, average food and horrible service. They are living on reputation.

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UW
Milwaukee
59 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our fifth visit to Chutney Mary demonstrated the quality and creativity of the food has remained consistently high...the shredded crab, scallop and cucumber soup starters were all exceptional. Entrees of lamb shank and Goa green chile chicken were delicious and flavorful. Service is attentive, friendly and helpful...and a wonderful cocktail menu and wine list make this a favorite stop in London. Arrived just after 21:00 on a Thursday and the place was packed! Noise levels were a bit high, but it diminished with the crowd.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service, as ever. Always good for a return visit.

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l
London
15 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Brilliant,very fine food,pleasant service,ambience,a bit noisy,but that is part of it.

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C
London
194 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chutney Mary is one of our new obsessions. The tikka paneer and lamb chops are to die for, the cocktails sit grand in their mightily stemmed glasses whilst elegantly replenishing the pallet for the next mouthful of Devine Indian modern cuisine. What else would we expect from those two also brought us Amaya (go to both!!!)

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BD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2016
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

One entree was so bad they removed it from our bill. It was the prawns. Which were over cooked and tough.
The green curry/chili chicken was not that great either. We were more or less led through the menu by the staff which insisted on the entrees.
Would never eat there again. Another table had quality issues also as the manager was dealing with them and their complaints.

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AA
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Creative, balanced and very well done. The food was excellent, the decor as well. My only complaint is that the deserts (and we tried most of them) were inconsistent (some very good, some ok). Appetizers: duck salad, scallops and crab cakes were all outstanding. Enter: the grilled sea bass was excellent, as were the side orders of okra, breads etc. dessert (cherry srikhand) was very very good.

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CL
London
27 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really loved the breakfast, so different than all other venues, but sadly very quiet, so I fear they have stopped serving breakfasts now.

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1
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, although expensive but would recommend a million times over. Best food I've eaten in a long time.

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JD
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints . Good food in a very nice restaurant. Will be back.

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GC
Miami
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh produce never fails. Perfectly cooked curries. Lovely ambience and great service. It's my top Indian based restaurant to date. Well done guys.

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L
London
13 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding food as always

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fabulous place-food was delicious, the service impeccable and they served 8 people with the greatest of ease!

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PS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious and well spiced.
The restaurant is stunning but a bit noisy at least for my hearing.
Not sure how often I will use it though as a lunchtime curry is not a frequent event.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and one of the best for fine Indian dining.

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PK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as usual. The best Indian food in Britain. It leaves all others behind. The spicing is subtle and every dish is unique and delightful

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JG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely lunch; lamb starter a must. It was on the quieter side but that didn't spoil our enjoyment. Lovely to see families with a children's menu. Service perfect. Beautiful dining room.

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r
London
18 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, this was our second visit to Chutney Mary's since it moved address and the food was amazing. Try the Lobster Chilli Fry as a starter if you like something spicy..!

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p
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Was positively surprised to see spelt naan and gluten free rotis. Food was delicious and could be eaten with less guilt!

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F
London
57 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Outstanding service, ambience and presentation. Disappointing in portion sizes, especially given extremely high prices.

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Orange County
54 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Service was outstanding--prompt, knowledgeable, with a smile.

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J
London
41 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent alternative to the traditional English breakfast in the West End. No drinks licence though

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