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Farzi Cafe

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540 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Indian
We have decided to extend the Eat Out Scheme throughout the week (till 5pm on Saturdays) till September 30. Available on A La Carte menu & our Sunday Brunch only. Not in conjunction with any other offers.

Farzi London is a Modern Indian Bistro serving cutting edge, avant-garde Indian cuisine with a twist.

The menu at Farzi Café London offers contemporary Indian dishes and global classics, with whimsical nods to traditional British favourites. Dishes such as Amritsari Halibut, or Ground Wagyu beef scotch eggs that sits comfortably alongside Dal Chawal Arancini and Shawarma Biryani, each masterfully spiced and creatively presented.

In addition, our cocktail menu is inspired by India’s ancient Hindu past and the interaction between Ayurveda and Vedic astrology - a blend of carefully selected tinctures, herbs and spices are used to highlight each of the 12 cocktails - including 3 non-alcoholic - on its bespoke Vedika Menu.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks

Offers

Dine Local: 2 courses with a Beer or Mocktail £20

Jul 4, 2020-Jan 2, 2021·Tue-Thu 17:00-18:30 21:30-23:30, Fri 17:00-18:30 17:00-18:30

or 3 course £25 with a Beer or Mocktail from Pre/Post Theatre
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What 540 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
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4.3
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jknejand
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The biryanis at Farzi Café are absolutely delicious and the service from Felix was just as good. The portions were worth the price even without the generous September Eat Out to Help Out, so this was an added bonus!

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AbdiMac
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been Farzi multiple times now and they have never failed to impress. Their service is 10/10 and their food is 10/10. They are very consistent which is why I keep going back.

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Zayna
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great Indian food with a twist. Would defo go back again

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vipHana
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Eat elsewhere. Seemed like people of certain ethnic background were being sent to sit downstairs where it was dark and had no windows - a specific demographic were sitting upstairs. Service was extremely poor. Had to ask 3 different members of staff one thing until someone got back to me. Good was very basic and not worth the price you're paying. £70 for 2 biryanis and mocktails - eat elsewhere.

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HennaC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Lovely service from the waiter felix. He recommended nice dishes but strong feeling of these being way overpriced for what they were. The arancini was definitely overpriced as was the butter chicken bao buns, laal mas curry and bread basket. I note that other friends who visited had larger portions provided compared to my visit which was strange. Arancini had 3 in a dish but my friends had 5. We had 3 lamb chops but they had 2. Really odd!


The wagyu beef was lovely and fairly priced. Lamb chops were really lovely and worth the price charged.

I specifically booked this for the ras malai tres leeches dessert which sadly was not available, perhaps due to a limited menu? Disappointed that this was not an option. Ordered the dood bread malai instead which was lovely and most for the first two bites then was adult dry for the rest. Chocolate chai bomb that my partner ordered really nice but wasn't expected the filled centre as we weren't given dessert menus.

The place was really noisy.

Cocktails were nice.

The table was booked for 4 but we were not able to be seated until 4:15. Surprised as when booking its clear how late you can be before the table is given away. This set us back on our schedule which was an inconvenience to us.

Waiter service was spot on, can't fault it. Would return perhaps for cocktails and lamb chops but not for a proper meal.

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Sarah
London
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Amazing food honestly the best! Also, the decoration is amazing just the service was really poor I was very disappointed! Would still go there again for the food hopefully the service will be better! Especially as I am a food blogger it’s very frustrating giving a bad review when the food was 10/10!!
Biryani and chicken bao are the best I have ever tried

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KimS
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, lovely ambience.
Would recommend a visit

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Farhadm
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We decided to celebrated our wedding anniversary here on a Friday evening. We're greeted by staff and seated with a slight delay, understandable due to COVID etc.

We were then met at the table by Julie who was an amazing hostess for our dinner. She explained the concept of the restaurant and advised of her recommendations.

We did enjoy the food and the concept but it was the general atmosphere and ambience of the place which really impressed me.

I would say its more like a casual fine dining theme which is unique.

Its certainly not a cheap eat and for the portion size it lacks value although there are reasons such as location and the concept behind it.


The service was top notch and I would definitely say Julie is an asset to this place.

Will visit when we celebrate another event

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food amazing as always. However the restaurant itself has not catered to the requirements of social distancing. We a couple were seated so close to a larger loud group next to us it most definitely wasn’t even a metre and in asking to move told there was no more tables available. We were sat right by the main entrance so just felt uncomfortable the whole evening with so many people gathering in the entrance and atop the stairs, they don’t take your information for any form of tracing and notifying. And their “masks” (more like a chopped up face shield) doesn’t remotely cover their nose and barely covers their mouth. Amazing food and normally a wonderful place but don’t go if you fear for your safety in this pandemic...they don’t care.

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NishmaS
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food bit expensive need bigger portions
Staff good
Need more space on tables

CG
CeeGeeCee
London
103 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

My second visit to Farzi Café, the first since lockdown. A slightly different menu, and very difficult to read all 12 pages or so on a mobile phone screen!
It was pretty full and the acoustics made it rather loud, especially at our table bang in the middle of the room. Food was very good but not worth the price. At £100 for two, even after the eat out out discount, it felt overpriced.
We waited ages for our dessert order to be taken but it was worth the delay!

GC
GavinC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food, good mix of a few classics (done exceptionally well) and some novel dishes.
Slightly too loud music for my liking, and service good, but not outstanding.

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Harms
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food here wasn’t that great. Not good value at all. Service from our waiter was poor.
The bar staff were amazing and couldn’t have been more attentive. The bar staff customer service was the best thing about this restaurant.

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NSFootprints
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Farzi has been on our bucket list for a while as we've heard so many good things about it. Obviously, we had to take advantage of their own extension of #EatOutToHelpOut 😊

Farzi London is a Modern Indian Bistro serving cutting edge, avant-garde Indian cuisine with a twist? So they say please read on.👇🏽

The menu supposedly offers contemporary Indian dishes and global classics, with whimsical nods to traditional British favourites. This is definitely questionable. 🤔

We ordered🍴
Starters
🌟 Dal Chawal Arancini
🌟 Flame Grilled Lamb Chops
🌟 Madras Pepper Prawns

Mains
🌟 Jhol Masala Chicken Biryani
🌟 Butter Chicken Bao
🌟 Masala Laccha Onions & Cucumber

Dessert
🌟 The Cheesecake

All the dishes were masterfully and creatively presented. Thumbs up for presentation. 👍🏽

The only dishes we actually enjoyed was the Dal Chawal Arancini and the Butter Chicken Bao. 😍😋 The lamb chops had more fat than actual meat and the prawns were three sad isolated rubbery prawns heavily coated in a flavourless masala. 👎🏼

Sorry to disappoint our followers as many of you loved the Instagram story of the chicken biryani. We have had our fair share of chicken biryanis and this dish simply didn’t stack up. It needed more flavour and seasoning. 🧂🤏🏽 The onion and cucumber pickle salad was good but if they got this wrong we would seriously be worried.

Finally “The Cheesecake” - according to the waiter it’s meant to be upside down cheesecake. The texture and taste did not resemble a cheesecake, it’s more of a mousse-like dessert. 🙅🏽

Overall Farzi’s atmosphere and knowledgeable waiters score highly, but was left far behind and scoring low for the quality of food. We paid £73.38 for 6 dishes (waiter kindly volunteered to remove the dessert from the bill) with #EOTHO discount and service charge. It’s such a shame as it’s a beautiful restaurant. Definitely has the potential to be an awesome one or maybe just a bad night with not enough prep time, who knows 🤷🏼‍♂️.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Music is too loud

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Jayshreethespalady1234567
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Having made the effort to drive into London on a Saturday night, paid babysitters, congestion charge and then be faced with food that was overpriced and very bland. Not a restaurant that I will visiting again sadly.

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vipAnupS
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always 👌🌹

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Icecreamunderscore97
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was so yum. Took agess to come but it was worth the wait. Although it tasted great the portion sizes are tinyyy

JG
JyotiG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was hit and miss. Cocktails tasted synthetic! No consistency. Service was not good even though the place was not busy.

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vip800Years
London
97 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I’d seen my friend since pre lockdown. I’d been before but she hadn’t and we had a great time. Food really is excellent and service was also. Staff wore visors and tables socially distanced. Hand sanitiser on offer also. We will be back

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Tommy
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I don't think I will be revisiting this place ever again. It was nothing like what we expected it to be. The food was very bland and it was not worth what we paid (£276). We drove roughly 3 hours just to try this place out but I think it was a waste of time!! Customers on the table next to us had a dog sat right next to us. Not once did the staff come and ask us if we are okay with that!! We were put off from eating our food and there was alot of food left over. Very poor service!!! I would really like to get our money back. I will be posting this review on all the food pages so everyone knows. I hope Farzi cafe contacts me to discuss and sort a refund out!! Also there was a service charge which was optional to pay but we did not realise after we paid. The staff should've told us that its optional.. We wouldn't have paid If we knew because it was not worth it!!

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Amir
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience1

Poor and slow service

No social distancing with tables cramped together!

V.v.loud

Shame the service is so poor considering the food is amazing

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SandyV
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great vibe in the restaurant with fab staff.
Food was AMAZING!!

2 bottles of different wines we had requested had run out on the night and the more expensive bottle we had settled for in the end only had 1 in stock. Between 4 people, 1 bottle doesn't go very far!

However, under the current climate, there were no extra sanitisers around the restaurant other than at the entrance. None in the toilets, none on the tables.

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Eloise
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food, great service. Looking forward to going back!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food and ambience was really good, however, we felt at times the service was quite slow. We had broken glass and spilt drink at the first table we met for drinks at which nobody bothered to come and clean. We had to request tissues and clean up ourselves.

Overall it was a really pleasant evening at a visually stunning location. Would definitely visit again!

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Sana
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Quick service. Quite place. And a nice location

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty Indian food with a twist. A great surprise as we were just walking past!

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BarnabySmith
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Gorgeous food, fantastic service - can’t wait to return!

EC
ElisseC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A lovely dinner at Farzi. Unable to do the pre-theatre menu as some of us arrived a little late, although still doing 10pound off per person this month so either deal was good for us. Yummy food, beautifully presented. Will be back to try more

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Techno
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Ran out of chicken bao - their signature dish - as well as other dishes like paneer popcorn.

Overpriced

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AnarD
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Second visit and this time around the service was poor and not sure I’d return again.

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Cyrus
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The food portions were very small and expensive for what we got served. Staff were bit ignorant as we were 4 people sat on a two seater table we had hardly no room to put the dishes and couldn't eat properly. We asked to be moved to a bigger table but we're told no that every table was booked but they were empty the whole time we were there not very happy at all was very disappointed with the staff.

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ChamelyY
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Loved the food it was delicious and in a nice setting. What let it down was that we were ignored by the front of house staff member, it was atleast 7 mins before she acknowledges us. She knew we were there but ignored us continued to use her tablet. I had to forcefully interrupt her to see to us. Even though we pre-booked we had to wait a further 15 mis before we even got seated. Apart from that the everything else was fine and ran smoothly.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend

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UmarK
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Felix was a wonderful server
Highly recommend the food and general atmosphere. Genuinely felt looked after

MT
MiTaste
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The food is worthy of Michelin star! Highly recommend the wagyu kebabs

SM
SoniaM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and loved everything about it. The staff were lovely and the food was amazing.

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Zaynah
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderfully accomodating staff and exquisite food! The Daal Chawal Arancini (such a unique concept!) and Pearl Barley Salad are a must. Would definitely return for a second (and third, and fourth...) visit!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

- Creative food menu and cocktails
- Great atmosphere and friendly staff
- Great customer service
- Overall, good place for birthday celebration. Would definitely come here again

BP
BijalP
London
1 review