Baluchi

4.2
189 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!

Special Offers

Mother’s Day High Chai: £47

A beautiful new limited edition menu, by Executive Chef Santosh Shah in collaboration with former Great British Bake Off contestant, Rav Bansal. Featuring traditional Indian savoury bites, alongside sumptuous sweet treats and desserts by Rav.

Join Baluchi for a beautiful culinary experience by these two amazing Chefs.
A unique tea selection, from an extensive collection of world teas to Indian Masala Chai whilst having the view of the glorious Great Hall.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 31 March 2019

Ends: 6 April 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-16:00

What 189 People Are Saying
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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
2 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
5 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
3 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
4 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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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
4 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
5 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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SJ
Surrey
16 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Baluchi restaurant is inside The LaLit Hotel, it has the most beautiful decor, both bar areas are spacious and comfortable.
The food is authentic and delicious. Service is outstanding. It is an experience you must not miss.

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r
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delightful evening at Baluchi with superb food. Lovely service

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P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food never disappoints. Venue lacks ambiance but if you are looking forward a quiet place with great food, good service, you will not be disappointed.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful High Chai on New Year’s Day. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was amazing and the masala chai was delicious. A brilliant touch was that the chef came out and greeted us and asked us how everything was. Very humble and sweet.

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

New Years Eve event: food was very nice, entertainment was amateurish, which in turn made the £125 pp overpriced

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RH
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the most attractive and impressive eating venues in Londo. The food is modern top end Indian with some interesting twists like the truffle oil infused naan breads.

The staff were friendly and the wine was not overpriced.

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m
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely place , authentic food n wonderful staff...made us feel comfortable n at ease , we were with our 5 year old and the staff made sure that we didn’t ha e to tiptoe around other guest ..., it was our 10th anniversary and the staff brought a sweet dish to mark it , what a great touch :)would highly recommend the place

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j
London
12 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food which matched the stylish venue. Overly expensive given the amateurish service. Hopefully this will improve over time

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l
London
46 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I shared a wonderful Christmas day lunch here. The food was outstanding and we cannot wait to return.

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LM
London
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. The service was very good. The ambience was lovely. The music was gentle and not too loud, meaning we could have a conversation. The decor is stunning.

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Christmas Eve Dinner
Not a lot of people there but an outstanding evening in this restaurant !
Food is absolutely excellent (for people who likes it spicy !)
Good selection of wines
The main waiter was perfect but some were less skilled
The room is beautiful and well decorated.

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BP
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

The restaurant suffered from a severe lack of wine. No wine list was offered initially and that may have been because most of it was sold out. We eventually settled for whatever they had left. The same thing applied to the choice of beer.
Food was lovely but the staff seemed definitely B team.

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BP
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

the food was overall excellent, no complaints, but the service was very slow and the table maintenance was poor, also we had some of our party vegetarian and very little thought was given to when to bring food out, our vegetarian party was left to wait for quite a while until mains were served. given prices and previous experience, we expected more.

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RA
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was very good but the speed of service needs to be addressed.

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CS
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Lovely surroundings, fair but extremely slow service (40 minutes wait for first drinks which did not all arrive at the same time) The dishes were of mixed taste and quality one or two were very good while the rest was mediocre.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Lovely location by the Shard and the dining room was large and spacious allowing you to have a quiet chat without interruptions
The food was excellent when it came but everything took an age
We had to remind them about the second round of drinks and we were nearly finished the main course before they arrived
The waitress did say however that they were deducting the drinks from the bill as they gave the dessert menu which was a nice touch and redeemed the service element
£166 for three courses for two people plus one cocktail and one beer and two lassi drinks

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GO
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

My daughter's boyfriend is a vegan and the menu caters much better than most. My daughter and I tried the tandoori octopus and monk fish respectively, both of which were fantastic, whilst my daughter's boyfriend had the tandoori celeriac which he said was very good. We then had the lamb shank and chicken byryani, whilst my daughters's boyfriend had the grilled, spicy tofu, all of which were great. The venue is really nice and although a little quiet, it was a Monday night and refreshing to be able to hold a conversation. I would definitely go again.

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A
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Very good & value for money dinner. Place is good for group & family

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