Indian Room Balham

4.6
262 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Spicy
  • Casual
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.’
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of Operation
Monday -Thursday: 17:30 - 23:30


Friday: 17:30 - Midnight


Saturday: 12:30 to Midnight


Sunday: 12:00 to Midnight


Bank Holidays: 12:30 to 23:30
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Phone number
020 8675 8611
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Public Transit
Tube and Railstation: Balham
Additional
Takeout

Special Offers

50% Off food

Enjoy 50% off your food bill.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 10 people

Starts: 25 April 2018

Ends: 25 October 2018

Availability: Sun 12:45-16:30
Sat 12:45-16:30

25% Off food

From the a la carte menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 10 people

Starts: 25 April 2018

Ends: 25 October 2018

Availability: Fri-Sat 17:00-18:45

30% Off food

From the a la carte menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 10 people

Starts: 25 April 2018

Ends: 25 October 2018

Availability: Sun-Thu 17:30-23:15

What 262 People Are Saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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L
London
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

My husband and I have been going to Indian room in Balham for a while now but it’s just not the same as the beginning, I think they must have changed the chef as our last couple of meals have been completely different which absolutely breaks my heart as it was my favourite Indian.
We went deciding to try one more time but left disappointed once again ,I ordered the chicken rogan josh that I used to order in the past which used to have a rich, spicy gravy , but it had a unflavoured red sauce that looked like it had been poured over ready cooked peices of chicken, “not at all like I used to have “.
So I sent it back and they sent back an unedable, extremely spicy dish that didn’t taste at all like a rogan which I couldn’t eat.
It’s with a heavy heart that I won’t be going back as I’ve always loved the place and the staff.

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RS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Waited an hour for our food. We were told this was because we’d requested our starters and mains arrive at the same time, however when our mains did arrive it became apparent they’d forgotten about the starters

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R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Incredibly noisy, delicious food, somehow my expected 30% discount faded away.....

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, friendly management, good service. Very good value for money

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PL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food.

Our second time in as many weeks.

Overall - GREAT

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NP
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and suppprt. Catered for a birthday cake and had a delighted relative.
The coffee surprisingly was the best I have tasted in Balham

Would recommend

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KH
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a lovely local restaurant. Really delicious food which is lighter/fresher than some more traditional Indian restaurants. Highly recommend.

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PB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Been here a handful of times now and the food is consistently good. The ingredients seem fresh and most of the dishes are a lot lighter than in other curry houses, meaning you don't feel bloated afterwards.

Would highly recommend the Fish curry & the fish tali.

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AR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always look forward to a meal here. I live in Cornwall but visit a friend in Balham 2-3 times a year, each time I’m here we have a meal in The Indian Room, and without fail they provide a super dish. This time we went twice in one week, second time inviting a friend, who was so impressed he went straight onto Tripadvisor the next morning to write a glowing review (see Glenn C). I’m on my way back to Cornwall today and wish we had an Indian Room there, but I will be back again soon, and will most definitely be booking my table for another excellent meal.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went for lunch on Sunday (50% off food). Lovely food as usual, we have become regulars here now.

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CK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for supper on Sunday night and the food was as delicious as always!

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s
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been coming to the Indian Room for a number of years now and cannot find any faults, always enjoy the food and would highly recommend. Staff are friendly and polite and the food is excellent.

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MS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The Indian Room is one of my favourite local restaurants and I have been coming here 1-2 times a month for over two years. The service is always friendly, the food reliably good and interesting, and the beer (Mongoose) far better than Kingfisher or Cobra.

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Y
London
22 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We booked a spur-of-the-moment dinner on a warm evening and had a delicious meal with 30% off food. Well recommended if you’re in the area.

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CR
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing would definitely return. Well priced and great food

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D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great good, fantastic service. I would definitely reccomend a visit

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab food and excellent service

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L
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Indian room never fails to impress, food beautiful as always and staff always smiling and friendly.

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c
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time I've been to the Indian Room, and just as good as I remembered. Service is attentive and polite, food is reasonably priced and very nice indeed. Will definitely be returning

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LG
London
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious!!!

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SS
London
36 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great as always. Highly recommended.

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L
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been going to the Indian room often for the last two months and I can honestly say its the tastiest Indian food I’ve had in years, it taste healthy yet delicious and the staff is so warm and friendly.
I’ve found my forever Indian .
I’m thrilled.
Mr C

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LS
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious Indian food - great lamb chops and prawn dishes.

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OH
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant. Great food and service. Now t that cheap but value for money is certainly there.

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LG
London
105 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

quality of food is excellent - they also cater well for allergies, with a complete list of gluten free dishes.

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L
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best curry I’ve had in a long time, tasted very fresh and home cooked.
Will deffinetly go back.

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a
London
43 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice and healthy Indian restaurant in the heart of Balham. One of our favourite in the area

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food and service were ok. The only disappointment is that the menu posted on Opentable has different prices to the actual restaurant. This makes the pricing significantly different and this was thoroughly disappointing.

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SE
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and will be visiting again

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p
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great well priced food as always. Nice buzzing at hops here on a Saturday night. Came out hot and in good time. No pressure to leave the table.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mrs Reid and I always have a great meal and service at the Indian Room. Their hospitality is second to none.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing. I travel from Kent to use this Indian, I won't go to my local as not a patch on The Indian Room :-)

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolute first class service and food, best curry restaurant in London. Have been coming here for 8 years and it's still the best, never ceases to amaze, even on their crazy busy Friday nights.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, I would definitely recommend and will hopefully visit again soon

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T
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Have eaten here 4 times now and each time the food is as good as the 1st time. Depending on which waiter you get you can ask for items that are not on the menu. We don't have starters as we order extra mains and each dish is tasteful. Will go back again and have used as a takeaway as well with no problems.

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DG
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food and service were great but the Open Table offer said we would get 30% off Sunday night dining and we were not giving that discount.

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OT
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff, food and location

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CK
London
12 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant restaurant with a nice cosy ambience. Great place for a meal and catch up with a friend - or even for a romantic meal!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had amazing evening at Indian Room last Sunday. The food was just great, very tasty and there was a plenty of vegetarian options, no stale frying oil taste or overcooked mess - everything we ordered looked and tasted excellent. The restaurant itself is very beautiful, everything is clean, no smell of curry inside, white table clothes etc. The staff was very polite and friendly, couldn't wish for more. Highly recommend!

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