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Gurkhas Diner

4.5
47 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Nepalese
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Spicy
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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
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Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access
What 47 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
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4.3
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food as always, we had a table at the front which was fairly quiet, excellent service and friendly staff, as always, never felt rushed.

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5.0Dined on 3 June 2018

Delicious food and fantastic service. Would recommend to anyone.

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Amazing food, my partner and I come here every weekend without disappointment! We have tried a few different dishes now and all were full of flavour and so so tasty! The house white wine and the Gurkha beer is fab and very good value, Can’t wait to go back again! Love this restaurant

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1.0Dined on 27 April 2018

If you have ANY allergies then I suggest you avoid. They are afraid to commit to the absence of wheat, dairy, gluten in any food and are unwilling to check even pre-bought ingredients.

As a result we left.

Dear Gurkhas diner, it is 2018 and many people have allergies. Aside from negligible cross-contamination (which ofc you must advise on) you should know what is in the food you serve.

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

The food is great! service is very attentive. Food tastes light and delicious :)

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4.0Dined on 7 April 2018

A lovely restaurant with a great atmosphere love the white tablecloths and place settings great wine list particularly delicious is New Zealand Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc also great local beers. Food is also delicious with lots of choice lamb knuckle very tasty.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Fantastic find! Amazing food.... highly recommend the lamb knuckle. Service was great, waiter was happy to recommend transitional dishes we should try. Would definitely go back and would recommend to friends!

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3.0Dined on 16 March 2018

The place was not busy for a Friday night but we ate in a very relaxed atmosphere. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was very tasty but unfortunately the meat dishes were a bit chewy.

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4.0Dined on 3 March 2018

We were given a friendly welcome, as always. Interesting menu with a wide range of Nepalese dishes. Enjoyed everything we tried, with highlights being the courgette starter, grilled salmon main and vegetable sides. Will return!

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on 19 November 2017

Authetic cuisine.

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3.0Dined on 17 November 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on 8 July 2017

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

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4.0Dined on 10 June 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on 9 June 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on 27 May 2017

Love the food heat. The cheese starter was amazing.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on 21 May 2017

Fabulous local restaurant with an interesting and authentic menu

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5.0Dined on 16 May 2017

Great people

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on 5 May 2017

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

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5.0Dined on 30 April 2017

Great food, great service, no rush and very relaxing

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2017

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

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