Baluchi

4.1
120 reviews
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£41 and over
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Contemporary Indian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good Vegetarian Options
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!
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Indian, International
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 06:30–10:00
Sat, Sun 07:00–10:30
Lunch
Daily 12:00–15:00
Dinner
Daily 15:00–22:15
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Phone number
020 3765 0000
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Santosh Shah
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Catering
Pan-Indian destination restaurant
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Cross Street
Tower Bridge Road
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Parking Details
We have a tie up with- Q-PARK TOWER BRIDGE46-50 Gainsford Street, SE1 2NEThis is just a 4 min drive from the hotel. If you dine in any of our outlets, you get a 15% off voucher from the hotel concierge.www.q-park.co.ukEntrance and exit- 24 hoursParking spaces- 115Disabled parking- 9 spacesPLEASE NOTE THE CAR PARK ACCEPTS CARD PAYMENTS ONLY
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Public Transit
London Bridge overground/ underground - 7 mins
Tower Bridge/Tower Gateway 10mins
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Special Events & Promotions
For any special events please contact us on- 02037650000
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine
What 120 People Are Saying
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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a beautiful restaurant - the great hall of a converted school.... The food was amazing. We had the scallops and the fish tikka for starters - both superbly done with very distinctive flavors. We picked a couple of mains from the Chairman’s Favorites and they were both brilliant. We ordered the kulcha with potatoes and truffles - which was such a clever unique combination. Excellent Indian fine dining...

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DP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The service was great and the food delicious.

The great hall is almost a little too big as the restaurant wasn’t full and the atmosphere, which whilst it was fine, felt a little empty due to the cavernous surroundings.

The executive chef popped to the table which was nice.

Overall a nice evening.....

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N
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and Food was spot on would recommend and go again

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The breads weren’t cooker properly. The service was terrible. The waiter forgot our starters

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place to eat and very calm ambiance
Lovely decor
Food was amazingly portioned and filling

Will be back soon again with more friends

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PC
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

We booked the restaurant for a family celebration with our two daughters and their husbands.

I was a little surprised that with almost one months notice we could not get a table reservation for the evening. Taking this as good sign for the popularity of the restaurant we settled for a 16:30 booking.

The building itself and the interiors are impressive, unfortunately given the reputation of The LaLit London -Baluchi and the associated premium prices charged, the Service did not match.

When we arrived we found our way to the very impressive vaulted Great Hall restaurant which was virtually empty. The front of house was a little confused by our arrival , it took some time to establish that we had booked for dinner, not afternoon tea.

We were directed to the lounge area where we sat for at least fifteen minutes before I had to go to the bar and ask for someone to take our drinks order. It took almost an hour from the time we arrived before our cocktails arrived , which to my surprise arrived without placemats or aperitif snacks.

For this class of establishment our arrival experience got our celebrations off to a poor start.

We were shown through to the restaurant which although beautiful was sadly virtually empty , lacking in any kind of ambience.

With the exception of the poppadum’s delivered at the start of the meal that were cold , dry and could easily have been sourced from the supermarket, the overall food quality and cookery was good.
The restaurant waiter service was adequate , but although we paid it , it was not of a standard to merit the service charge on what was already an expensive bill.

In terms of value for money I have to say for us this was at best an average experience.

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JB
London
10 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

The starter menu is over elaborate and impenetrable. The main courses were much better and worth a second visit.

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O
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived early and, from the first moment, we’re trwated like royalty!

Very attentive staff who continued to care for our every need.

The dining room itself is gorgeous! Grand, high ceilings; elegant flower arrangements, lovely table arrangements ( ample space to provide privacy and yet still a sense of coziness! Romantic or professional, as you like.

The food was delicious! Very creative and yet still authentic Indian.

This is a sumptuous gem jut off the Tower Bridge and yet a short walk to London Bridge Station, Cannon Street, etc.

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FT
London
15 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Atrocious service, truly, truly inept and rude. Cocktails in the bar beforehand were very good, service there couldn’t be better.

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KH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Not the first time I have dined at Baluchi. A fantastic meal in great surroundings. Staff very helpful and friendly.

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CF
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very interesting and exciting menu with a great ambience. The food was very well presented and tasted delicious. A relaxed environment with good service- an excellent choice agreed by all of us.

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h
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

some of the most wonderful Undian food I have ever eaten...

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SB
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptionally attentive and the food was hot (thermal), authentic and delicious. The ambiance was palatial as the restaurant had been tastefully reconstructed from a converted old school hall about eighteen months ago. The place felt more like colonial India than contemporary London. Food and drink were relatively expensive: for example, a 500 c.c. bottle of cider cost £8. The ambiance, food and service were conspicuously upmarket and priced accordingly. I would recommend this restaurant to people, who appreciate excellent, authentic Indian cooking, attentive service, a classy atmosphere and who are not on a strict budget. My wife remarked that the ladies toilets were amazing and the most impressive ones that she had ever come across.

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MB
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the staff made us feel very welcome. The food was a wonderful experience and being invited into the kitchen by the head chef to see how they make naan bread in the tandoori was a special treat. They even produced a little cake for my birthday and sang happy birthday too.

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RS
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Starter was good, main (Venison) was very tough, Dahl was bland. Expected much more

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SN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and wonderful cuisine and ambiance

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service ! But bit over priced !

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A
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Food quality was good but lacked taste and menu should be expanded in particular starters as choice is limited. Not suitable for children. Quite expensive in comparison to other Indian dining.

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FD
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was beautifully presented and cooked well. Not enough options for vegans though chef agreed to make a special vegetable curry on request. The floor of main dining room was under repair, so the floor was restricted to a wide corridor - not the look and ambience implied in the photos on the website. Dishes were pricey.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Went with family. Limited vegetarian options. Veg platter in starter was average but the main course was tasty. Good portion size.

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NP
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef was extremely accommodating, made me a dish from the high chai menu (Khama Dhokla) and food was exquisite. Leaves you wanting to come back for more, best birthday meal. Thank you

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DH
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Restaurant was under refurbishment. The starters we requested were unavailable. The craft beers we selected were out of stock. The appetisers tasted stale.

We left and ate elsewhere.

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BQ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good Indian cuisine and service. There are some renovations being done behind a wood panel but not when guest are dining. Will be more opulent in future.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely food, there were repairs going on in the main room (Baluchi) which was disappointing

I also think you need a few more asian staff to get the feel of the place

Ive been to the hotel a a number of times but its lacking something

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Average food and dining experience

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SD
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with great ambience. We’re huge fans of Indian fine dining and this certainly impressed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good ambience and food. A lovely time had with great service.

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w
London
17 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely indian food and dining room very beautiful. Its expensive however with 2 mains and bottle of wine costing £100.

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HB
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 1

The restaurant was empty and the food was average (and quite expensive). The service was faultless though.

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CJ
Essex
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, Chef Jomon took excellent care of us, great service, Good ambience

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RM
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the food. Will definitely go there again. The desserts were yummy

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EB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was very good and the chef, who came to our table twice, was a charming a lovely man.
The venue as well is quite beautiful however it wasn't particularly busy and therefore the ambience wasn't what we expected.
But I still recommend the restaurant and bar!

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AR
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Indian owned hotel in the building of a former grammar school. Very opulent, but tasteful and not blingy. Immaculate service.

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Pleasant evening for a special occasion but expensive , especially the drinks. The Chef du Cuisine Jomon Kuriakose was very welcoming and took time out to show us around some of the rooms of the Old School.

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Indian food. Unusual but memorable setting. Converted Victorian school with the enormous auditorium made into a very grand dining room with Indian decor. Very good service.
Good choice for a good meal with friends or special occasion.

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

I booked this to celebrate my husband's 70th birthday, inviting 4 other 'Old Boys' of the former School, and partners. They very much enjoyed sitting in the Great Hall, but had a long time to look around and reminisce as no food came for nearly an hour and a half after our booking time! No nibbles...nothing. I was surprised that they had to ask whether we wanted Afternoon Tea or Lunch at 12.45! I had booked for lunch, of course.

I think people mostly enjoyed the food when it came. I’d chosen fish, which came with pretty blobs of puree and no sauce, so wasn’t filling. I was glad I’d asked for bread, which I’d really wanted with the soup, but came later. One of our friends asked for a beer but there was only a gluten-free one, so he declined.

When choosing what to eat, it would have been helpful to have a translation. The staff were very helpful with explaining, but you don’t feel that you can ask them to translate everything.

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OT
London
14 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great venue for a special occasion with exquisite dishes - take your wallet as it’s bit pricey !

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AS
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tandoori Prawns were the best part of the meal.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent five-star quality food. Very tasty Indian dishes. Not too spicy so quite suitable for Western palate. Wide range of vegetarian and meat options. Myself and my family enjoyed our evening and also afterwards went for a walk along adjacent Thames riverside with view of Shard and Tower bridge. This time we ordered from a la carte but definitely will visit again to try Nannery and also Chai tasting menu.

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D
London
94 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This former boys' school , dating back to the nineteenth century has been transformed into a dazzlingly colourful modern hotel but retaining elements of the great hall, classrooms, staffrooms.... Go for the ambience!
Generous portions of delicious Indian food are well presented and service is friendly.
Expensive.

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