Colonel Saab

4.2
18 reviews
£26 to £40
Indian
Located on High Holborn, close to the British Museum, the restaurant is elegantly designed and filled with original Indian art and antique furniture including century old items made for Maharajas which take diners on a journey through Indian culture and history.

The menu reflects regional accents with a contemporary viewpoint. It is food that observes the established traditions of Indian cooking but breaks the rules a little by Executive Chef Sohan Bhandari. Our menu goes beyond a 1970’s “Curry”, beyond street food and into a world of real Indian flavours. Our signature dishes include our traditional lunch Tiffin, Khaati Rolls , Colonel Saab’s smoked lamb shank and figs poached in Assam tea cognac.

The bar is a great meeting place and afterwork destination serving signature house cocktails created to compliment the menu.

Colonel Saab’s two beautiful private dining rooms ideal for any event up to 26 guests.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Mon - Tue 12:00PM - 2:00PM 6:00PM - 9:30PM
Wed - Fri 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Sat 6:00PM - 9:30PM

What 18 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.4
food
3.9
service
4.6
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time and the food was amazing. Our waitress was lovely and added the right touch to our evening.
Thanks again!

Colonel Saab
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your comments and the Colonel Saab are all delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience and we hope to be able to welcome you back soon.

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PunemH
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place to eat, service was outstanding, food was lovely. Excellent venue for friends family couples. Nice bar. No faults. I would definitely party there again.

Colonel Saab
Responded 4 days ago

We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

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SaRa
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Great ambience. Superb decor. But food menu and taste was very bad. The servers were also not well trained enough to explain the dishes properly. Lastly, the price was exorbitant. Won’t visit again.

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vippjaylondon
London
47 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ironically had I paid any attention to the on line reviews of this restaurant I would have not dined there. Allegations of small portions, high cost and average food are complete nonsense. The food was exquisite, delicate and full of flavours. The portions were not huge but perfectly sized. The cost was below an equivalent high end Indian restaurant in the West End. The room was amazing and the staff attentive and knowledgeable. Highly recommend a visit.

Colonel Saab
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review and the Colonel Saab team are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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FrancisNg
London
14 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic good and tasty food with grandiose furnishings- quality food though a bit pricey 👍👍👍

Colonel Saab
Responded on 18 November 2021

Thank you and hope to welcome you back soon

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Shpat
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience4

Spent my 30th birthday here and was grossly underwhelmed. The small selection on the menu combined with the extortionate prices made it really difficult to enjoy the dinner carefree. I know how to spend money when it's worth it but the food itself was sub par. A good dish or two but nothing I wouldn't be able to buy elsewhere for half the price. And some really essential dishes left off - no lamb, no side salad, only 2 curries to choose from The waiters kept coming over to ask if everything's fine, and gloat about the history of the place. When we just wanted to be left alone. It all felt very amateur for a restaurant thats priced so dearly. It was a relatively empty place at first, with people who had clearly booked last minute after work showing up. A ras malai birthday treat finally came after not so subtle prepping, which sweetened the end of our visit but at the same time is a pretty standard touch for any restaurant to add.

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JoAnna
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Nice and polite service. Great ambience.

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AlistairH
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very nice venue and newly opened. I’d say the restaurant has a few areas it can improve on.

Service - the waiter was too forceful with his own suggestions and liked to suggest the most expensive items on the menu.

Value - very pricey considering the potion sizes, I’d say I could have got an equivalent dish for half price elsewhere. Portion of rice (is small) was £5.95

Overall it was nice enough but I wouldn’t recommend to friends because of the above reasons.

FN
FrancisNg
London
14 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is good as always but without the promotional price discount, it is quite pricey overall. We nonetheless came back for the 4th time as we liked the food at Colonel Saab.

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FrancisNg
London
14 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great tasty food and fantastic ambience

Colonel Saab
Responded on 4 November 2021

Thank you, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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AD55
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent decor, the fine detail of all aspects of the interior are a treat to the eyes.
Food was excellent! Portions were sizeable and more importantly flavoursome. Great range of veg and non veg.

Colonel Saab
Responded on 21 October 2021

Thank you for your comments and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Colonel Saab, we do hope to welcome you back in the very near future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I shall not return.

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FrancisNg
London
14 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent Indian cuisine with traditional flavors - opulent surroundings with good ambience

Colonel Saab
Responded on 19 October 2021

We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal and the décor. Thank you for supporting us in our soft launch period. We hope to welcome you back to Colonel Saab in the near future.

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FrancisNg
London
14 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good tasty Indian cuisine with opulent surroundings and nice ambience

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FrancisNg
London
14 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic Indian cuisine and very tasty full of spices and flavours

Colonel Saab
Responded on 19 October 2021

Thank you for your comments and we are delighted you enjoyed your meal. We look forward to welcoming you back to the restaurant in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was delicious and the decor was really pretty however I went during the soft launch and some the staff seemed to not know what they were doing. Some staff didn’t seem to be professional and was inattentive.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wish the very best and great success for your new opening.
The food reminded the taste of truly Indian flavours combined with some attentive service.
A few hiccups but would iron out with times.
Overall a beautiful decor combined with tasty food and an attentive service.

Colonel Saab
Responded on 19 October 2021

Thank you for your review and we are delighted you enjoyed the food and our beautiful décor. We look forward to welcoming you back to Colonel Saab in the near future.

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Harj82
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food hands down is wonderful and a real joy. The service needs to have some kinks Ironed out and then it will be fab.

Colonel Saab
Responded on 19 October 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are delighted that you really enjoyed the food. We have taken onboard your comments about the service and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Colonel Saab using the Order Online button. Colonel Saab also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8016 6800.

Colonel Saab is rated 4.2 stars by 18 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.