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Gurkhas Diner

4.5
38 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Nepalese
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Spicy
Welcome to the Gurkhas Diner, Our Restaurant serves up authentic traditional Nepalese cuisine and enables you discover the manners & customs of Nepalese society.From the Himalayas to the heart of southwest London, the Gurkhas Diner in Balham, is the Gateway to the East.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Nepalese, Asian
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday: 18:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 13:00 - 23:00
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Phone number
020 8675 1188
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Krishna Shah
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Area
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access
What 38 People Are Saying
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4.4
service
4.2
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4.4
value
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JenkinsH (London)
4.0  Dined on 17 February 2018

Always great food. Can be a little slow when it’s really busy but that’s not an issue. Service is friendly. Acoustics aren’t great, so can be difficult to hear across table when it’s busy

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EXYFC (Surrey)
5.0  Dined on 17 February 2018

This was our first time to a Nepalese restaurant and certainly will not be the last.
The service was not quick but we knew that they would be very busy. The waitress was very jolly and helpful, giving advice about menu combinations. She even advised us when to stop ordering too much - it was perfect.
Very tasty, spicy and flavoursome - but different!
Thanks you.

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vipFoodlover (London)
5.0  Dined on 31 December 2017

We booked Gurkha's Dinner for NYE - I'd not eaten here before although my husband and friends had. It was excellent, food was delish, service was great. In our group of friends eating that night, one was a vegan and one a veggie - there were plenty of options and they loved it. We'll be back - a total neighbourhood gem.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 9 December 2017

Been to Gurkhas a couple of times now and it ALWAYS delivers on flavour and atmosphere. Lovely team there who make everyone feel welcome. Recommend it very highly.

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Andrew (London)
5.0  Dined on 2 December 2017

The food was very good, the staff was friendly and recommended us few of their favourite dishes. The atmosphere was relaxing and the service was exceptional.

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Leonardst (London)
5.0  Dined on 1 December 2017

Always a pleasure , the ambience on this occasion was a little quiete but the food is very different with smells and tastes that are so unusual. The staff are helpful at describing the dishes.

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George (London)
5.0  Dined on 21 November 2017

Another excellent meal. Not rushed. Service was discreet and not in your face but there when needed.

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jandine (London)
4.0  Dined on 19 November 2017

Authetic cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
3.0  Dined on 17 November 2017

Polite & attentive service. That said, i found the food to be average.

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Kirstin (London)
5.0  Dined on 11 November 2017

A great local gem serving authentic food. We have been meaning to visit for over a year and it was worth the wait. We will be back again very very soon.

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Wonderwoman (London)
4.0  Dined on 11 November 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the meal - lovely flavours, attentive and friendly staff. One improvement that could be made is to have Vegetarian main meal options rather than choosing from the side dishes, but having said that, the choice of vegetarian sides was good so it wasn't difficult to put a combination together. Definitely recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 8 November 2017

Delicious food. Relaxed atmosphere. Wonderful to have no background music so could chat without shouting. Great place to catch up with friends.

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Armchairtraveller (London)
3.0  Dined on 12 October 2017

Visited as part of our "around the world in 198 London restaurants" supper club. Great evening and especially wonderful Momo's.

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Katie (London)
5.0  Dined on 1 October 2017

We absolutely loved this little gem. It was quiet, great ambience and the food was incredible! My partner had a huge piece of lamb on the bone cooked to perfection!

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Feasel (London)
3.0  Dined on 9 September 2017

This was our second time eating at Gurkhas Diner and the food was lovely, as before - however yet again the service was pretty poor. Very slow and inattentive, and also made mistakes with drinks orders.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 8 September 2017

A fabulous place with friendly, courteous and helpful staff and wonderful food, served in a relaxed and uplifted environment.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 15 July 2017

Stunningly friendly staff. Nice atmosphere and great food. What more can anyone ask for. I highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 8 July 2017

Great Resturant. Friendly staff. Good food. Ok value.

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vipFoodie (London)
4.0  Dined on 10 June 2017

Very flavourful food. Excellent service. Momo's are the best.

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JoannaB (London)
4.0  Dined on 9 June 2017

Five of us enjoyed a delicious meal with friendly service and good value. We will definitely return

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