Cinnamon Bazaar

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£25 and under
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Contemporary Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
Cinnamon Bazaar is the latest restaurant & cocktail bar from Vivek Singh's range of Cinnamon restaurants, situated in London’s Covent Garden.

We are a dining concept that mixes real Indian heritage with urban London, and our menus have been inspired by the marketplaces that lie on the trading routes that connect the empires of the Old World.

The cross-cultural dining experience embraces the democratic spirit of a bazaar, making us a real cultural melting pot – the perfect place to eat, drink, relax and celebrate.

Our private dining room, the Khari Baoli, is situated on the first floor above the hustle & bustle of the restaurant. There won't be any minimum spending on Private Lunch booking during January to end of November 2020 (Sunday to Friday only). Just Choose any of our private dining menu (min 20-35 guest and menu £25 to £55).
It is a real democratic place for people to meet, eat, drink, exchange ideas, work and celebrate.

Private Dining

Aptly named after Delhi’s ancient spice bazaar, Khari Baoli is also known as a ‘watering hole’ due to the well from which the 17th century market first originated. Fast forward to today and it is now Asia’s largest spice market playing host to millions of charismatic traders & shoppers who gather every day, not just to exchange ingredients but to feast and swap life stories- just like they’ve done for centuries. Khari Baoli dining room & bar Situated on the first floor above the hustle & bustle of the restaurant, the picturesque dining room seats up to 35 and features its very own private bar. Available for exclusive hire for parties between 12-35 guests, it is the perfect place for anybody looking to exchange their own stories with friends over fantastic food and drink! Our delicious Vivek Singh feasting set menus start from £35 per head and offer easily priced packages to suit your party size and budget.

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Special Offers

Pre- post theatre menu with house black dal : 2 courses £21pp

...or 3 courses £24pp. From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 3 February 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

Availability: Daily 17:30-18:30 21:00-22:30

Weekend Brunch 32.50pp for 3 courses and a Mr Lyan cocktail

From a set menu

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

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 3 February 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

Availability: Sun 12:00-16:00
Sat 12:00-16:00

Afternoon tea - Vivek Singh & Tamal Ray £25pp

Afternoon tea - Vivek Singh & Tamal Ray £25pp add A £4.50 a glass of Prosecco

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

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 3 February 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

Availability: Daily 14:30-17:00

Vegan menu 4 courses £30pp

from a set menu

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

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 3 February 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-22:00

Journey through Bazaar Tasting menu £38pp

7 dish tasting menu

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

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 3 February 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-22:30

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Mon - Wed 7:00PM - 11:45PM

What 1375 People Are Saying
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R
London
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was really delicious. Reasonably priced. Definitely will eat there again.

JM
London
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great night with wonderful food and fantastic service from Anna Marie. Everything was taken care of perfectly! Thank you very much and I will be back :)

PB
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

They had a good menu with lots of choice,but our food was cold when it came.The tables are a bit squashed. The service was good tho.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good and flavoursome food. Excellent service and great value. Will definitely visit again

LA
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Nice restaurant, very nice food.
Special dishes, and good service

BS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The place was a bit too noisy, couldn’t really speak which is a shame in a restaurant.
It was a bit difficult to understand the menu so we ordered a bit randomly but the food was really nice and tasty.
Careful also because the food is overall quite spicy so be aware.
Decoration really nice and colorful!
Food came really quick!

p
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience1

Iv been here many times and the food has been great unfortunately this weekend food was cold and bland service was awful and the atmosphere upstairs was terrible.

l
London
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

went for a family birthday meal on a Saturday night. The restaurant was buzzing and busy. We had a table upstairs which was perfect (quieter) The service was outstanding and the two ladies looked after us so well. Food arrived within perfect timing not to quick and thank God not too long. Chaats were delicious! Perfect blend of sweet savoury and spicy. The shepherds pie was good, spicy though. Would recommend the cod which was perfectly cooked and spiced. For dessserts the creme brûlée and kulfi were delicious.

T
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Whilst we enjoyed the food, and thought the menu well planned and great options, despite booking a table, we were placed in the corner by a bar entrance where there was not enough room for two people to sit without them being hit by the bar and waiting staff every time they went in to the bar area which was disappointing as non-bookings for the same size ahead of us were placed in a much more favourable location. The service left something to be desired which really detracted from the enjoyment of the meal. It took 30 minutes from when we arrived to an order for drinks to be taken (likely due to our out of the way location) and food was taken at the same time. When it came to pay our bill was wrong and took some time to resolve as well.
All in all I would expect better service from a central London restaurant for pre-booked table.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Delicious quality modern Indian food. All the chaats we tried are worth recommending. But not a place for traditional tastes, paneer butter masala was average at best. Mango lassi is unfortunately pre-made, no no sugar option. Bit loud and hectic but not worse than most of other places in central London.

TH
Kent
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, very buzzy atmosphere, prompt service, although overall a bit rushed and we were asked to vacate the table as they had a queue at the door, but to be fair we'd virtually finished (in there approx 1 hour) . Although we weren't offered a coffee at the end of our meal. Overall, I'd go again as the food was great.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was very slow, we got our starter’s quickly but then had to wait nearly 40 mins for the main dish. The portions were small and unfortunately not much flavour .
Not a restaurant to return too,
Overall not good value .

EB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Poor value for money and terrible atmosphere upstairs!

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall nice food and experience, but bar seating arrangement is quite uncomfortable

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and lovely staff. I think they could do with one more member in their waiting team though. Two people had to work very hard indeed....

PT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very tasty food and generous portions! This was a great find - very convenient location, yet authentic food and full of flavour. We had a long wait for our food, though this wasn't an issue as it was nice to have a break between courses, especially given the size of the portions!

BM
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good Indian restaurant with nice setting and pleasant atmosphere. I was hoping to see more possibilities for vegetarians though. Lentil based dishes for example.

TA
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, couldn’t fault it. Really enjoyed the sheppards pie- very nice. Would say that the service could have been better to match the food

CM
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, tasty and delicious. I was disappointed that there wasn’t a vegetarian brunch menu.

S
London
34 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice for a quick bite. Food was tasty, though portions a bit small. Service ok.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Delicious food. Staff just a bit too quick to clear table - whilst still eating! Would recommend.

KP
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

A pleasant experience - we were greeted very warmly and promptly shown to our table even though we arrived a bit early. We were able to take our time and weren't rushed at any point, despite the restaurant clearly being at the peak of the lunch rush.

We opted for the afternoon tea menu, the food was nice - nothing to write home about though unfortunately. The pani for the pani puri was watered down with an overwhelming coriander taste, the Bombay sandwich was just cucumber and beetroot (so not only a tiny portion but also nowhere near a "proper" Bombay sandwich) and the masala tea was quite bland.

The chaat was lovely though, as was the 2 mouthfuls of the Paneer wrap.

Dessert was generous and tasty, however - that was the only element of the meal where we didn't feel like the offering wasn't generous.

I would go back to the restaurant, however not for afternoon tea, but perhaps to try some of the a la carte items

OT
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The waiters and waitresses seemed very distracted. Upon entering we had to speak to three different people for our reservation. Need better communication between staff

N
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Most disgusting and disappointing place, I’ve ever been. Spoiled my valentines night!! Pathetic service, and noisy ambience. I booked the table for 9:30pm online but was seated at 10:10. The staff forget to put cutlery on my table. The desserts were served after asking them repeatedly that it hasn’t Been served yet. Super slow service. Just satisfied with the food a little!

SK
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

The food was delicious but it was ruined by being served an alcoholic drink that I ordered as non alcoholic and despite checking on two separate occasions and being reassured it was non alcoholic discovering it was alcoholic due to unfamiliar after taste and another customer next table saying it definitely was alcoholic. Then at the third time of asking (another waiter), he said it was alcoholic. How can the staff get it so wrong?

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Valentine’s Day, they couldn’t even provide a rose or any indication of personalisation for the table, no love note or anything, no effort whatsoever

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

My dinning experience on Valentine’s Day was poor with the service being very slow in-between each course and
we were almost given the wrong course at one stage.
The food was delicious however a few items arrived cold (i.e. nann bread)

A
Fargo
90 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I didn’t know it was possible to serve awful Indian food but they did it. So disappointing and so unnecessarily expensive. Shame on them.

YV
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

WE WERE RUSHED TO OUR TABLE BUT THE FOOD WAS AMAZING - DEFINITELY GO AGAIN - BIT DISAPPOINTED ABOUT THE COMPLIMENTARY BELLINIS WHICH WERE ON THE MENU WHEN I BOOKED - BUT HEY - IT WAS STILL WORTH THE VISIT AND IN SUCH A GREAT SPOT FOR THE THEATRE - MAYBE PUT ON SPECIAL THEATRE DEALS - COULD BE ADVANTAGEOUS TO ALL#

H
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was generally good - but not exciting. The service was poor - we waited over 25mins just for someone to come and take drink orders. We struggled to get waiter’s attention - people just weren’t looking up!

JV
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely Indian restaurant. Perfect and tasteful dishes. Great and personal service from lovely Anna Maria. Real value for money! We will for sure return on a next visit to London!

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Friendly and welcoming staff . Food was exceptional and very good value for money . Lovely find , we will be back !

O
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, wonderful staff and food. Highly recommended.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there about 10 times now and it’s never let me down. The manager is amazing the staff is well trained and managed and the food is off the hook.

RB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really decent food, well priced and without being too 'showy' like the rest of of the restaurants nearby. Will defo come back - Everything was cooked and spiced perfectly!

SL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food amazing cocktails nice atmosphere just loved it

DC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my son’s birthday and visiting Cinnamon Bazaar has become a bit of a tradition. It was superb as always and they did a special Birthday dessert with no prompting!

WH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cinnamon Bazaar keeps getting better and better: the food is delightfully imaginative, the reception and service are very friendly and the choice of dishes is exceptional. This has been a great addition to the Cinnamon family and offers great quality and good cheer.

F
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

What a disappointment! Even the tea was horrid. Go to dishoom instead.

Arrived around 2:30pm Sunday 2nd Feb, Note- the menu on weekends is NOT their full menu so this immediately concerned me but the lady who took us to our table
realised its not good to mislead customers (their website doesn’t tell u about a restricted weekend menu) so gave me the full menu, which I appreciated. The service was fine overall and the place was not busy - I had reserved a table just incase but there were plenty of seats free for a Sunday lunch.

Food: So first the masala chai arrives - tastes like dish water mixed with paint and metal taste from the kettle. I am not a big tea drinker but my partner is so this was a shock - really thin and tasted horrid. The white European manager’s excuse for this - ‘sorry I am not Indian- I don’t know how it should be’. I did wonder - Why make the tea then?

Next arrives the tamarind prawn- edible and I could taste the tamarind.
The aloo tiki chat - first time round the tiki was soggy - like it was old and not fresh and then doused with yogurt. I returned it and they offered to make another but the chef (Rajesh) warned us that it will always be like that so Second time round it was a little less soggy but more salty. We left it after a bite.
The Lamb gaulati kebab- this is the king of soft meats. Of course it wasn’t the melt in mouth kebab but was good enough compared to the rest so far.
The chilli chat - soggy again , ate two pieces and left it.
The lamb biryani- cancelled before it arrived to save further disappointment.

Verdict- all hype and no substance. Uses Cinnamon’s name but not the same. Shameful that it’s run badly by Vivek Singh and his team.

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing! We got the early evening 3-course meal which was a great deal, including a cinnamon Bellini, for £34. We added the Samosa Chaat because the table next to us had them—amazing! Loved the double cooked pork belly, the paneer and the creme brûlée!