Baluchi

4.2
207 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary Indian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Creative Cuisine
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!
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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!

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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

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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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

Service could be faster! Food was fantastic as always!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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

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

Great atmosphere, good service, good food and nice vibe

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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.

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

Must every body should visit you lovethe food ambiance .

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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RK
San Francisco
2 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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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

Absolutely outstanding, this is my third visit to baluchi.

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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.

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

It was our anniversary and it was really said was the worst experience in london. Being a Michelin Star restaurant there was no professionalism.

No body explained the food. We have ordered something and it was turn out to be very sweet, we have raised this with Waiter and he told us it is what it is.

Really bad experience. they need to raise there standard as In INDIA they have pretty high standards.

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SA
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Everyone should go. The hotel itself is beautiful. Such a wonderful experience!

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NH
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I loved the tasting menu, paired with wines. The decor is lovely - tastefully modern but keeping the feeling of "old school hall"! It was a bit quiet on the night we went - I'd imagine the ambience is buzzier when the restaurant is busier.

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IR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent restaurant, with friendly and polite staff. Great menu options, food cooked and seasoned perfectly.

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DP
Aberdeen
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and stunning venue

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OT
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were pleased to have some authentic Indian food presented beautifully. The staff are very nice and helpful and we got great service overall. Will definitely go back for the gorgeous food - and try their cocktails - saffron martini is a star!

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good, but the accompanying wines were too expensive. Seventy pounds for 6 mini glasses of wine is overpriced. If something is done about this we'd recommend the restaurant.

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MH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had lunch here on a quiet Saturday afternoon. The setting - it's part of LaLit Hotel, a converted school-house - is just gorgeous. The blue lighting in the upstairs area is lovely. The food is fabulous - we had venison (not an obvious Indian meat to choose), which was sublime. Excellent cocktails, too. Service was attentive, and the price was reasonable. Highly recommended.

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PG
Brighton
6 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Baluchi. The butter chicken and subz biriani were the best we have ever had anywhere. The music was a teensy bit loud and very peculiar - we couldn't identify the genre at all - but the space and surroundings are amazing.

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K
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service but drinks are very expensive

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JJ
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, service, atmosphere and very friendly, helpful staff. We had a lovely afternoon and will definitely be returning. Thank you!

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U
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was the best I've experienced in any restaurant. Ever. And the food and ambience were perfect.

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