Indian Room Balham

4.4
319 reviews
£25 and under
Indian
A modern, glass-fronted Indian on the burgeoning strip between The Bedford pub and Balham High Road, Indian Room has found itself something of a haven for couples. It must be the serene whiteness (table linen, walls) and candlelight. Then there’s the health-conscious cooking using as little as oil as possible. Well worth trying are the handful of dishes unique to this popular local restaurant, a wonderful apricot chicken Kashmir among them. Chicken madras, and a super-hot chicken vindaloo are consistently the most-ordered of the ‘All Time Favourites.’

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What 319 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSarahW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fun evening. Excellent food and service.
Tables little close together.

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SaraL
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely this place. So glad that we discovered it. Everything is on point. Good clean food. Tasty & good value for money. Attentive friendly staff. Nothing too much a problem.

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DSoko
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Indian by far in London! We’ve been coming here since it opened - never had a bad meal! Knowledgable and pleasant staff who remember our order including our refreshments! A warm welcome - Santa hats @ Xmas and Heart shaped balloons go r Valentines. Every dish has its distinctive flavour and personality - even the rice and they offer great discounts for early birds - wouldn’t go anywhere else for eat in or takeaway! xd

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JulieM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect meal out, yummy food, lovely atmosphere and great staff.

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SabinaB
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Second time there, first experience wasn't great but thought I would give it another go as always busy but after this time that will be the last. The food was average and some dishes cold. Not great value.

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RobS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

It was the day before lockdown2- so I do understand they wanted to make cash... i livelyhoods are on the line, but.... there was NO attempt at social distancing- it was like valentines day evening where the tables are even more rammed.. NOT impressed by 5at hence the review. Food good

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Kate
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Shame the staff were really trying to rush us as would’ve been a lovely evening otherwise.

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TomM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience, it’s my go to Indian restaurant.

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Sabr
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing, we had the chicken chettinand, chicken jalfrezi and dal tarka, they were all delicious!
The service was also fab, the staff are super friendly and very attentive.

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ZahidT
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem of a restaurant. Beautiful food, lovely friendly staff all held together by the talented and inspirational Mubin. Balham would be a poorer place without Indian Room.

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HeyBig
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Booked an Indian restaurant in Balham instead of Clapham for a good early bird discount. Food was excellent. Service attentive. Covid secure and clean.

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Alistair
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Fantastic restaurant and will return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great and nice atmosphere

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CharlotteD
Lancashire
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious dinner on Friday night. Fantastic options for vegetarians, the service was exceptional with attentive staff more than compensating for the 10am curfew and despite only booking at 8pm we had plenty of time - will be back again soon!

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Kammykins
London
14 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was tasty, however, both vegetarian sides I ordered tasted like they were cooked in the same sauce.

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Shirleyr
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the services was great. I will be coming back
value for money.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The service and staff were great but when you have Bradford curry it is pretty hard to beat. It lacked a lot of spice and sometimes flavour.

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AndrewF
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, lovely room, nice plates! This is a restaurant (a good one) not a curry house.

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AndreaR
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was great.
My daughter has a nut allergy and they took this extremely seriously, making the necessary amendments to her meal choice.

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Gmc197
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really nice food and even better service, perfectly attentive and accommodating. Thank you !

JP
JasonP
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food which we all enjoyed and nice friendly service. The extended eat out to help out was supposed to be taken of the bill but wasn't and forgot my glasses to check the bill until I got home.

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ShelleyZ
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience1

Tables much too close, place full. No social distancing and staff not wearing masks properly.

Great food but given current climate, surprised by staff.

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Joannaikems
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Great food we came during the eat out help out scheme. We noticed prices had increased during these days also wasnt happy that I was charged for popadoms when they were offered to us as soon as we arrived without expressing that they were not complimentary and we're actually £1.95 a popadom. Overall food was very delicious.

LB
LilyB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice 👌 friendly staff and cute independent family atmosphere

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kaoriS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a lovely meal! We will definitely have dinner again.

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AngQ
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Awful service, booked a table a week in advance for 3 people turned up to be given 1 single table for 3 people, this is outrageous. Had a child with us last minute, didn’t think it would be an issue as we didn’t expect to be given 1 single table for 3 people.
Food quality was poor and quite bland

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MargotT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very kindly let us takeaway our meal when an outside table was not available

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Nikki
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Easily one of the best Indian restaurants in South london.

JM
JohnM
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Indian restaurant in South London. Excellent quality. Reasonably priced.

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Laurence
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Great food, terrible service. We were very rushed, waiters disorganised, all running round like headless chickens. Restaurant wasn't even that busy. We were given our bill without asking just as we'd finished eating and were then asked to leave before finishing drinks as next customers had just come through the door and they needed the table...

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RebeccaG
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

You took my olate away when my partner was still eating his meal. Not good.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Disorganized booking system - had to wait long for the table I booked advance. The food however was very good

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NickG
London
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable meal. Service was excellent when taking into account the current Covid challenges. Great to be able to sit outside on the street!

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Shahrk
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from point of entry all the way until departure.

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mediadiner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice first meal post lockdown. Sitting outside on a lovely day and as always the food did not disappoint.

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Minxette
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was acceptable - nothing outstanding or poor. Service was good until we asked the restaurant to honour their 50% off food discount. The bill came back with a 30% discount so I had to ask a second time to honour what they advertised. Simply don't advertise deals you won't honour!! It was super cringey and embarrassing to have to beg for the discount from a begrudging waiter. He then asked where I saw the deal which I told him but it's not really my job to manage their advertising and promotion. Very disappointing and unprofessional to try and sneak the 30% discount past me when I showed the 50% deal on my phone. What a shame as I would probably go back if it wasn't for the blatant attempt to mug me off. :(

TM
TaraM
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely laid back lunch with family. Good food, will definitely go back

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always!

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vivienr
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently excellent, fresh spices and not oily. Delicious king prawn bhuna, chicken makhani, palak paneer. We love Indian food and have tried many local restaurants in Balham, Brixton and Wandsworth. This is by far the best!

KM
KatherineM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall1food4service4ambience4

Restaurant did not recognise the discount promised in the reservation. Very disappointing

FAQs

Indian Room Balham does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Indian Room Balham also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8675 8611.

Indian Room Balham is rated 4.4 stars by 319 OpenTable diners.

Indian Room Balham does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.indianroom.co.uk/orderonline.html.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.