Baluchi

4.2
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219 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary Indian
Baluchi, the signature Pan Indian restaurant has set the bar when it comes to progressive Indian cuisine, with the use of rare herbs and exotic spices.

A special attraction of the restaurant is the Naanery i.e. the bread bar offering a selection of artisanal breads baked in an unusual iron tandoor instead of the universally used clay tandoor.

The Restaurant’s wine cellar features a range of old and new world wines, that can be paired with the bread & chutney combination for an authentic Baluchi Rhapsody!
What 219 People Are Saying
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JK
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome Indian food. Efficient staff & excellent staff.

KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

I’d recommend baluchi for good Indian food and a beautiful venue, however the service was poor. We were rarely tended to, and always had to wave for a waiter’s attention. The first waitress took our starter order. 20 minutes later a second waiter came over to take our starter order - clearly a lack of communication.

Items that we ordered were not delivered - naan with our starters and lentils with our mains - yet baluchi still put the lentils on our bill at the end of the night! Unfortunately we were highly disappointed with the service for what was a birthday dinner.

Y
London
14 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The ambiance is great, although the overall noise level would be deemed as pretty quiet considering the size of the dining area. Increasing the volume of the music a few notches would not hurt.
The quality of the food was excellent throughout, although the sharing platter (Kaffir lime chicken tikka, lamb chops, fish tikka) consisting of one small piece of chicken, fish and one small lamb chop, is unfairly priced (£21) in my opinion. To price this as much as a main like the lamb shank (which we had also tried) is quite ridiculous. The tandoori lobster was excellent, as were the selection of naans and desserts we tried (Kulfi, Ginger and Mint cake). The wine list is also very good, and served appropriately by the attentive staff.

NL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was disjointed, inefficient and ineffective. There were enough staff for the number of covers in the restaurant but it was clear they hadn't been effectively trained. Staff were slow to take orders, didn't check orders before bringing them out meaning parts of orders were missing and half the food was cold when the rest of it arrived. I was served tea in a lipstick stained cup and, when I asked for some condiments to accompany the food, instead of offering to bring it to the table I was pointed in the direction of the corner of the restaurant and told to help myself. Food was good but will not be going back owing to the poor level of service.

t
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Food was good, portion size much better than I expected. However the rather moody waitress spoiled the moment. She could also not advise on the menu.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Food was just cooked, bland in flavour. For the price I expect to be blown away with taste, I was not.

On the plus side the old school hall was fantastic- shame the food couldn’t match the setting.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambience!

N
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Portions looked small but were actually quite filling.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Vegetarian food felt neglected in comparison to non-veg. Portion sizes were a fraction of the size with ingredients I could gather and use myself - but yet the same price. Lovely building and location.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was ok. Went for my mum's 75th Birthday but not that impressive. Order a cake with them which was compulsory as they dont allow outside food. We were ok with that but after ordering cake they forgot to put Birthday message on the cake. Usually when they bring the cake they sing Happy Birthday with us but they just came and presented cake to mum and left. Didn't even wish her or gave smile, which i find it very odd. This was spoiler.

AG
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The boss always loves to bring guests here for lunch. The service this time was a little sketchy, over attentive for a while and then they had to come back and check what we had ordered as nothing was written down, then we were left for a while with nobody taking our plates. The food as always was amazing though so will return.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy food

OT
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a fantastic meal as always. the staff are polite and attentive and the food was delicious. this was an indulgence and cannot wait for more. look out for their beautiful cocktails and those gorgeous lobster and fish dishes on the menu!

D
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Was my husband’s 40th and the ambience was lovely and the staff attentive and couldn’t do enough for us

P
San Antonio
20 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and experience but the food was awesome! I would recommend highly!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent as ever, but the staff were not really on top of their game. We had to wait 25 minutes for a bottle of wine ordered when we first sat down which meant it arrived half way through the starters. Restaurant was fairly quiet so no excuse really but will give them the benefit of the doubt as normally service is excellent.

HS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very quiet, but not sure why. Great food and service. Not like the usual Indian food, but really good

M
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous room and service. Guidance on the food was excellent and explained on delivery all very nice. Attentive but non-intrusive service from all staff.

J
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Overall a lovely restaurant, beautiful setting in a hotel and the food was very enjoyable too. Was slightly irritated by the staff who were unclear and quite rude when I asked if something small could be brought out for my friend for her birthday so we could sing and celebrate for her. Her dessert was brought out in the end with a candle, despite not knowing whether it was coming or not due to the lack of clear communication.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service could be faster! Food was fantastic as always!

HD
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice restaurant
Beautiful place, excellent food, very nice wine list
Bathrooms were very clean and had heated toilet seats!

L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, beautifully presented, in an unusual and beautiful setting. Not too busy on a Friday night so good for a family outing/date and would also be an excellent business venue. Food was not too spicy and delicious Indian menu.

f
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Good food. Flavourful with loads of spice and colour. The food did not disappoint. My only complaint I can note was the service. For a restaurant that makes wonderful food, the service is disappointing and inconsistent. The waitress did not offer us the lunch menu as shown on open table. We had to specifically ask for it and she was still unaware of what the lunch menu was. Waiter did not explain the foods being served as what you normally expect from these restaurant... However another waiter who brought out the desert did managed to describe the last course to us. As we was leaving having already paid... The front desk lady looked confused as we was walking out. It appears that the bill had not been closed on the system eventhough we paid... She asked us to come back and confirm the payment... Clearly the waiter who took our bill was sloppy to update it on their main system. I won't say it was a bad experience as we really enjoyed the food and ambience of the place. But the service did put a negative on the whole experience.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food had incredible flavours, the service was very professional. The restaurant is located in a gorgeous hotel. They have genuine TOTO Washlet Toilets! Worth the visit for this alone.
Overall a great experience had!

RJ
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

One of the dishes was too salty and on raising concern it was ignored and told this is how it is cooked. The salt content was probably twice the daily maximum allowance.

JM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Indifferent service, bland flavourless food. Plus, starters and mains were served together although when we ordered we made clear we'd like the starters first. Everything got cold and it just made no sense to have everything at the same time. They have a tasting menu, so they should be familiar with the idea of serving courses not all at the same time? It was a disappointing experience.

A
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with friendly staff.
Food was lovely but very expensive - particularly the drinks.
However overall we had a wonderful dining experience

DR
London
8 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, good service, good food and nice vibe

G
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The room is beautiful and the food is good but there were very few people dining and the prices were really steep. I think that the excuse that they are top hotel prices is a daft one. I booked not knowing it was a hotel and it is competing with other restaurants that are not hotels. Not sure I'd rush back.

SM
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Must every body should visit you lovethe food ambiance .

PT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Disappointing. Food less interesting than I’d hoped, and although the prices look good on the menu, the overall bill was higher than justified.

S
London
11 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This restaurant served great food in a beautiful converted school. My only criticism was that the service could have been better. The restaurant wasn’t that busy so the staff could have been more attentive.

PG
Brighton
6 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and the staff were excellent, and we will definitely be going back again. Our only minor quibble was the weird and loud background music; the staff were very helpful in finding us a table where it wasn’t quite as intrusive but were powerless to reduce the volume, and there were way too many loudspeakers. We fail to understand why music is necessary at all. We wanted to talk to each other, not listen to obscure jazz (although the actual genre was hard to pin down).

AM
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Not my first visit. Food wonderful. Waiter service still slow need to be more aware of the customers needs but I will be back.

RK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Indian restaurant and go-to place in all of London. Beautiful dining room, top quality service, and most importantly - the best food! Everything is delicious but my absolute favorites are the coconut-mango naan, palak paneer, and masala chai. They also have fantastic cocktails and a great wine selection. If you want the best Indian food and a lovely overall dining experience, this place is a must.

SA
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

great food and excellent service, just the prawn was bland but overall it was good

A
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

loved our lunch. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented. Mushroom galauti kebab were outstanding.

LB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, but the drinks prices were beyond ridiculous. As was the addition of a 12.5% service charge.

R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding, this is my third visit to baluchi.

MR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

There were six in our party and we all felt the flavours and presentation of the food was perfect.
I was a bit annoyed that I had confirmed my reservation by open table text message then was called by the Resturant on the day to confirm. I told the lady that called me we were coming but she insisted she take my credit card details in case we cancelled. I was in the Theatre at the time, all very last minute for the Resturant to call and need my credit card I felt.
Service was generally good but we felt the waitresses lacked knowledge on the food.
The dining room was beautifully decorated and the ambiance was lovely. Overall we had a great evening.