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  1. Distance: 0.26mi
  2. Distance: 0.70mi
  3. Distance: 1.37mi
  4. Distance: 1.74mi

About Gurkhas Diner

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.

1 The Boulevard
Balham High Road
London, SW17 7BW
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Nepalese, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 18:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 13:00 - 23:00

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 8675 1188

Website:
http://gurkhasdiner.co.uk/

Executive Chef:
Krishna Shah

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access

Gurkhas Diner Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (22)
Neighbourhood Gem (13)
Good for Birthdays (9)
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Good for Anniversaries (9)
Spicy (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Special Occasions (8)
Good for a Date (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Casual (4)
Romance (4)
Cosy (3)
Great Beer (3)
Group Bookings (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Business Meals (2)
Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Child Friendly (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (London)·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.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (London)·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.

Tags: Authentic
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service5
value5

 
·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!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 8 September 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (London)·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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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 8 July 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 9 June 2017

Great authentic food, really exceptional service. I love this place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 16 May 2017

Great people

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 5 May 2017

Lovely atmosphere with exceptional food for a reasonable price! Will definitely be visiting again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 30 April 2017

Great food, great service, no rush and very relaxing

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 13 April 2017

With 6 of us dining last night we yet again had outstanding fresh and delicious food and great service. We will come again!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 8 April 2017

For people who appreciate the best in cooking, with no frills or pretensions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 25 February 2017

Have eaten here twice and really enjoyed the food. Absolutely delicious. Very good staff service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·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.

Tags: Authentic
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food4
ambience2
service4
value4

vip
 (London)·Dined on 10 June 2017

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

Tags: Authentic
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food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 9 June 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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food4
ambience3
service4
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 27 May 2017

Love the food heat. The cheese starter was amazing.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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service4
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 26 May 2017

Really had agreat evening with charming service and good food, the food was prepared and served with a new take on established meals and I was really happy with Ghurka Beer which I have not tried before and a sumptuous meal.

Tags: Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 21 May 2017

Fabulous local restaurant with an interesting and authentic menu

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Bedfordshire)·Dined on 13 May 2017

We went to Gurkhas to try the cuisine and we were impressed by the smiles service and the food and was good value for money

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food4
ambience3
service4
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 24 March 2017

This was the first time I'd been to Ghurkas, and both myself and my dining partner really enjoyed it! We went for a quiet meal, and the ambiance was good. The food was very yummy and decently priced (as were the drinks).

The only downside I'd say - and this is nitpicking - is that when we arrived the restaurant was basically empty, yet the next couple who came in were seated right next to us - the tables are quite close together as well. Some people may not mind this, of course, but it's a pet peeve of mine. However, this wasn't overly bothersome, and overall we had a lovely evening with good food and friendly staff.

Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Romantic
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food4
ambience4
service3
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 17 March 2017

Beautifully and carefully considered flavours, a great place to try Nepalese food if you haven't before. I recommend the Kathmandu pork and the rashilo bhat rice; both were absolutely delicious. The restaurant is not particularly child friendly and we felt that the staff were slightly annoyed to see us with a buggy, it was a special occasion and the reaction to the buggy made us feel as though we were inconveniencing them. In order to fit around a table we were shoved into a corner near the toilet door, the table was unmade, these things slightly spoiled the mood. I have eaten here many times and based on the food alone I would highly recommend it, the quality of food is consistent and delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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food5
ambience2
service4
value4

 
 (Staffordshire)·Dined on 12 March 2017

Lovely food and service. Lacked atmosphere but that was only because it was late afternoon on a Sunday afternoon at 3pm.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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ambience3
service4
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 11 March 2017

the food is very very nice. I got a "very spicy" dish and I was expecting a bit more of a kick. But the taste was great. the sundries were unbelievably nice. Service was okay. the restaurant is very simple but nice looking.

I think I was a bit surprised by the bill, which was more than I expected. We paid just over £50 in two. Now, it would be wrong to compare it with brick lane restaurants, as the quality is higher, but it still feels 10-15% overpriced.

I am likely to go back, as the food is nice, but I won't rush, as it is more than i'd want to spend on a weeknight dinner.

Maybe weekdays offers?

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food4
ambience3
service2
value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 4 March 2017

Impressed with the delicious food! Was nice to try something dinner. Restaurant was fully booked - always a good sign. Service not amazing but not the worst. Will be going again. Try the dumplings very yummy

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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food4
ambience3
service2
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 24 February 2017

Had a lovely meal with my husband at Gurkhas Diner. Food was all lovely, but service was a bit hit and miss - after being given the dessert menu, we were planning on having dessert, but after waiting 20 mins for someone to come and take our order, when they eventually came over we decided just to get the bill, as we had waited so long. Apart from that however, we had a lovely time - the food was all delicious, and the staff were friendly.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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food3
ambience4
service4
value3

 
·Dined 4 days ago

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

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ambience3
service4
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·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.

Tags: Authentic
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food4
ambience3
service2
value3

 
 (London)·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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vip
 (London)·Dined on 2 June 2017

The food is not bad but nothing to write home about. Everything else is fine. Not great enough to make me want to return.

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