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Indian Room Balham, London,

Indian Room Balham

4.7
4.7
612 Reviews
£26 to £40
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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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 16:45–23:30 Sat 12:45–00:00 Sun 12:45–23:00
  • Phone number
    020 8675 8611
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Gaurav
  • Catering
    We can provide outdoor catering
  • Private party facilities
    venue can be hired for private party's
  • Area
    Balham
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Tube and Railstation: Balham
  • Additional
    Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine

Experiences

  • 30% Off - Sundays to Thursdays

    Multiple dates available
    30% of your food order Sunday to Thursdays. Minimum 2 people - Maximum 10 people. 10% service charge will be added. This offer excludes drinks.
  • Early Bird - 25% Off Food - Friday & Saturdays

    Multiple dates available
    25% off food order - Fridays & Saturdays from 4.45pm - 6pm. Minimum 2 people - Maximum 10 people. 10% service charge will be added. This offer excludes drinks.
  • 30% Off Food - Saturdays & Sundays

    Multiple dates available
    30% Off Food - Saturdays & Sundays from 12.45pm - 4.30pm. Minimum 2 people - Maximum 10 people. 10% service charge will be added. This offer excludes drinks.

What 612 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • London

    Indian

  • South West London

    Indian

612 Reviews
  1. ChaS

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we have been going to the India Room for some years , but have not been for a while. There is anew management in place and the food is as good as ever if not better. Wednesday was a quiet night so not too noisy, good friendly service and fresh tasty food.

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  2. DavidH

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic chicken tikka and korma . An all round good menu. Very attentive staff . Would highly recommend and I am definitely going back soon!

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  3. GM787

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service and excellent food with relaxing ambience.

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  4. JanetD

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent evening with delicious food and great service.

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  5. BeckyF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time we visit the Indian room we have a great experience the food is outstanding so is the service best Indian around!!!!

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  6. ChristopherC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff, good service and excellent food. Would certainly recommend the restaurant.

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  7. RobertH

    Gloucestershire

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent local Indian restaurant. We have been going there for many years. Food is wonderful

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  8. AlanR

    Devon

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another excellent Indian meal at the Indian Room, in fact I've eaten there many times and the food has always been excellent.

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  9. PBKent

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great tasting food, good portion size. Restaurant a little cramped as tables close together but service good.

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  10. Takamaka

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service was excellent as always. Just a little dark to read the menus.

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  11. Sara

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant with fantastic service. This was my first time eating in (as opposed to takeaway) and both are excellent.

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  12. christinaO

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service is amazing here. We continue to go back as it is so good. Thank you

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  13. JDLP

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed the food and the friendly service here. The welcoming as you enter the restaurant and the staff are very attentive. Definitely come back and one I would recommend and take friends and family.

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  14. JoeG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, good staff everything came on time and was v reasonable

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  15. MomoC

    Bath

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely friendly staff, really buzzing atmosphere and warm and welcoming on a cold January evening! Food was excellent although I chose a dish that was hotter than I would normally have chosen! Next time I will choose differently! Everyone else in the party finished all on their plates and totally enjoyed the whole experience.

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  16. CharlotteC

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    good meal, good deal, friendly staff - just a little cramped

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  17. Davidd

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous ————————————————————————————————————————-

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  18. Sfee

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the service superb! Thank you!

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  19. NinaS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed the meal. We will definitely go back again.

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  20. RuthA

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious! Excellent service and extremely tasty food. Great range of options for all tastes.

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  21. BeckyF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love eating at the Indian room excellent service very friendly and hard working staff and the food is the best Indian food I've had fresh and tasty!!!! Thank you

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  22. JasonH

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best Indian restaurant experiences ever! Cannot recommend this place highly enough!

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  23. RowlandO

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food and excellent service. Ghee free Indian food cooked to perfection. I cannot recommend highly enough. My advice - go!

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  24. grahamr

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this restaurant, genuinely felt warm greeting, great staff, amazing ,as always food and a lovely atmosphere. My wife and I could think of no more enjoyable experience to see out the old and in with the new year than a meal here. Thank you and may 2024 be another amazing year. Graham and Sandra

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  25. KatieT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really yummy food and good prices too! We thought that the good reviews must be from people bribed with discounts or something but nope, just a really good Indian restaurant!

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  26. Asta

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is our tradition to celebrate New Year’s Eve early at the Indian Room and have done so for a decade. Always perfect way to bring in the new year and then early to bed!

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  27. AndrewL

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely bit of food. Absolutely packed to the rafters and very noisy to the point where you couldn't hear yourself think and talking with others on table involved shouting. Just prior to Christmas so it was expected. Prawn puree starter was tiny compared to other curry houses I've been to but conversely the sheek kebab was twice the normal size...go figure. Lamb Pathia was fall apart tender and absolutely delicious. Mushroom pilao had large pieces of mushroom in it and was lovely as well. Service was a bit on/off but can be excused bearing in mind how busy they were, I'd like to go there when it was more quiet and relaxed. All in all I'd definitely recommend a visit.

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  28. RogerM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food and the service was very good - the team didn't hurry us, even though we were the last to leave.

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  29. TabishS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Generous portions but they could have dealt with the drunk guy better

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  30. SueL

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely to see the restaurant doing so well. Food and service as always very good

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  31. KevinS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would recommend this restaurant without any hesitation! Such lovely, friendly and attentive staff - great banter!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Annoyed us they couldn’t do a vegetarian shashlik! We even asked we’d pay for the chicken one but just add more veg!!

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  33. Ryano

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love Indian Room and been lots of times. However, as this was in the build up to Christmas, it was heaving and slightly overcrowded. Our booking was put back from 8 to 9 to help them out and service was fairly quick considering how busy it was. Obviously the atmosphere was cracking due to the party vibe but not overly conducive to friendly chatting. We will defo be returning but perhaps we will give December a miss in future. Good night though.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My absolute favourite restaurant. Right on my doorstep. A place to treasure.

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  35. JohannaL

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fantastic experience. The team are so friendly and welcoming. Food is delicious - particularly the zinga methi. Kingfisher is cold with a warming limoncello to round it off. We love it and so does my 92 year old father!

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  36. grahamr

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nothing can fault this gem, lovely atmosphere, friendly, attentive staff and great food. See you again soon Graham and Sandra

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent quality food, presentation and service. Highly recommend.

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  38. JamesH

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food very, very. Restaurant is a little cramped and table felt crowded once food arrived. Slightly on the expensive side, £90 for 2 people with one drink each. Would go back though.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in London regarding service and food quality. Great atmosphere.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time eating here and the food was lovely. I especially recommend the tarka dhal. The service was very good too and the food came quite quickly once we had ordered. Will definately visit again.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Indian Room Balham using the Order Online button. Indian Room Balham also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Indian Room Balham also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8675 8611.

Indian Room Balham is rated 4.7 stars by 612 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Indian Room Balham

59 Bedford Hill, London, SW12 9EZ

Additional information

  • Area
    Balham
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 16:45–23:30 Sat 12:45–00:00 Sun 12:45–23:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Tube and Railstation: Balham
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Gaurav
  • Additional
    Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 8675 8611
  • Catering
    We can provide outdoor catering
  • Private party facilities
    venue can be hired for private party's
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