Baluchi

4.2
144 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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
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

Special Offers

Complimentary champagne: Drag & Cabaret Night at Baluchi

The LaLiT London offers an exciting combination of fine dining and live entertainment with a twist this festive season. A vibrant evening line up of Drag entertainment and Cabaret with plenty of characterful cocktails. A glass of Pommery Brut Silver champagne will be offered upon arrival.

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

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 15 December 2018

Ends: 15 December 2018

Availability: Sat 19:00-22:00

New Year’s Eve at Baluchi: £125

The LaLiT London is set to host a beautiful night of dinner and dancing on New Year’s Eve. Feast on a vibrant five-course dinner designed by Executive Chef Santosh Shah, with a Burlesque show and Claudia the Contortionist providing entertainment before you dance into the New Year with DJ Carly Foxx. A glass of bubbly will be provided at midnight to celebrate the New year.

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

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 31 December 2018

Ends: 31 December 2018

Availability: Mon 19:00-23:45

Christmas dinner at Baluchi: £80

Experience Christmas Dinner at The LaLiT London with Executive Chef Santosh Shah’s indulgent five-course menu of inspired festive dishes. A glass of Pommery Brut Silver champagne will be offered upon arrival.

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

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 25 December 2018

Ends: 25 December 2018

Availability: Tue 19:00-22:00

Christmas lunch at Baluchi: £80

Christmas lunch at The LaLiT London is full of surprises. Enjoy exquisite Christmas treats from Executive Chef Santosh Shah, as you enjoy music from the live band. A glass of Pommery Brut Silver champagne will be offered upon arrival.

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

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 25 December 2018

Ends: 25 December 2018

Availability: Tue 12:00-17:00

Christmas Eve: £80

Celebrate Christmas Eve with dinner and dancing at The LaLiT London. Executive Chef Santosh Shah has designed a five-course menu of festive inspired dishes to be enjoyed in the hotel’s restaurant Baluchi, alongside traditional Indian live music. A glass of Pommery Brut Silver champagne will be offered upon arrival.

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

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 24 December 2018

Ends: 24 December 2018

Availability: Mon 19:00-22:00

What 144 People Are Saying
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SK
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Very mixed experience. We started our evening in the bar which was lovely, very relaxed with excellent attentive yet discreet service. Unfortunately things deteriorated on entering the restaurant. There was a jazz band playing which made conversation very difficult (we had been made aware of this the day before - for a Saturday in December it was too late to rebook somewhere else if we hadn't wanted live music). Service in the restaurant was abysmal - really difficult to get the staff's attention, half way through taking our order the waitress asked if we wanted to switch to the tasting menu, when our wine came it was poured straight out (no offer if we wanted to taste), dirty plates were left on our table for long after we had finished eating. When the bill came there was an extra bottle of wine charged (which was removed once we pointed it out). Ironically the food was actually very good but the poor service and loud music really ruined the evening. Really disappointing.

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AD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food and very friendly service. Best Indian food in London

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BT
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beatifull environment, outstanding service and quality food

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S
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

It was lovely food, just shame about the abrupt and slightly grumpy bartender. Other than that very pleasant!

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SO
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious, Indian but fine dining. Everything we had was great, I really appreciated the vegetarian options being so creative and varied. My husband’s monkfish starter was one of his favourite dishes of all time! Little bit quiet in the restaurant but it’s a beautiful setting and the staff were great too. Will be back!

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MS
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

If you love Indian food this is one of the best restaurants in London in our view. Each course was faultless. Lamb shank and butter chicken deserve a special mention as do the sharing naan selection- the mango and coconut naan was sublime. All finished off by a stunning kulfi and pineapple and cardamom ice cream.
A stunning venue. The bar and restaurant were surprisingly quiet for a Friday night- definitely deserves to be busier- possibly needs to market itself better? A rather unwelcoming arrival as well perhaps not helped by the fact that this is also a hotel- service later was fine but does it need a more experienced team at point of entry and in the bars beforehand to liven things up a little? Having to ask where the cloakroom was and then carry coats isn’t quite in keeping with a destination pitching itself at the top end of the market.
But overall we’ll be back.

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very nice. The staff were very welcoming and were always smiling. We had a wonderful evening.

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KP
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Beautiful building and amazing room where the restaurant is located. The food was good very tasty and an amazing selection, but the service was dreadful, had to wait ages for the waitress to take our drinks order, then chased for food order, we were told to hurry up and order our desserts and when asked for more drinks were told no longer serving, and as non residents couldn’t get a drink in the hotel bar either. As a table we spent over £400- and felt we would have been given better service at the local curry house for third of the cost!

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DO
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to celebrate a friend’s engagement! Absolutely amazing!

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TW
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food superb, service less so.

We were the only table in the restaurant for dinner having arrived at 16:30 for pre-theatre dining. We had to chase up a drinks order and one of the servers was keen to clear up after main course whilst two of the diners were still eating

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WF
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Lovely hotel, freindly staff
Sadly disappointed experience for a birthday celebration.. Paid for the nannery experience, small quantities on the wine pairing and slapped with a service charge when we had to ask twice for the bill and felt service lacked.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and the attention to detail from the staff was incredible
The duty manager even showed us around the hotel rooms and explained the history of the hotel, unforgettable

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B
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Unique spicy flavours and perfectly cooked
No hesitation in going back

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MP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing dining experience in a beautiful restaurant. The venue takes advantage of the buildings history and the food is delicious.

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PV
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Under my expectations. Food good but not excellent, no spectacular service...everything just sufficiently

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W
Switzerland
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Five for the starters but three for the mains, worth a look at the decor, but prefer Benares for the food

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SE
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food at Baluchi was great. We had the mushroom galouti which melted in your mouth and the Salmon chatpatta - beware that this is not a tikka but more like ceviche. It was still great, though not what we were expecting. The black dal was really good too. However, the service was terrible. Firstly, my husband ordered whisky neat, as he always does, and the waitress got it over ice. When he told her that this wasn't what he ordered, she gave a big sigh, before eventually replacing it. Then, while we were ordering, I wasn't sure if I wanted rice, so just asked my husband if we should get some and another waitress very rudely said "you don't need rice". What if I really wanted rice??? Then, once our food came, the waiter and his assistant had a bit of a tussle over who would hold the tray and who would put the dishes on the table. It was amusing, until they almost dropped the tray!!! And lastly, we ordered a pistachio kulfi for dessert, and then overheard yet another waiter place an order for a paan kulfi instead!!! We had to call the 2nd waitress and double check and sure enough, they had placed the wrong order! So, all in all, while the food was great, the service left a lot to desire.

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GH
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had a lovely meal from their tasting menu with one of our party having the vegetarian tasting menu ( including gluten free options). However the service for such a quality restaurant wasn’t as attentive as maybe it should have been. Piped music was unnecessary and dimming the lights when they wanted us to go was just rude when it was obvious we were finishing anyway.
However that said, the quality of the food and the actual room setting itself made it a very enjoyable experience.

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AK
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Must say the place really bowled us over.The lush Royal blue interiors make up for a gorgeous ambience.Went for anniversary dinner and had the best cocktails.The food was really delicious.The staff was really polite and friendly,served us brownie with strawberries in the end to make our occasion more special.Really appreciate the gesture.The only thing that bothered me that we weren't given any hot towels or bowls after the dinner.I hope they will look into it.
But the ambience,food and really close proximity to the Shard and tower bridge make it a truly unique place.Totally recommend and will visit again:)

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T
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the tasting menu with wine. Whilst it sounds expensive the quality was superb as was the wine matching. Chef came out and asked for suggestions around the menu. We mentioned a proper fish dish would compliment the menu and lose one of the meat dishes. Fantastic flavors and after the front of house took us on a tour of the hotel and rooms. Couldn’t do enough for us

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NP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing ,what a venue ,fabulous food ,taster menu is to die for ,worth every penny,
I was eating some foods I don't normally like,thats is how good this place is.

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PE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the vegetarian tasting menu and it was to die for. Just too good.

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MS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Decent Indian meal, but overpriced. The restaurant was empty which resulted in a strange atmosphere.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2018
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 on 12 October 2018
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 on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JE
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed our meal here a couple of weeks ago, in the evening. Imaginative and interesting 'pan-Indian' menu, limited number of options which suits us. Dining room is a converted school hall (St Olave's Grammar School) so quite large but tables not packed together, so very quiet, even if full, which it wasn't when we were there. It is more stylish than that description might suggest. Attentive staff, really very pleasant. Prices reasonable.

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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
12 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
Las Vegas
16 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
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and wonderful cuisine and ambiance

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