Lucknow 49

4.3
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£26 to £40
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Indian
Lucknow 49 is a casual Indian restaurant specialising in Awadhi cuisine featuring kawabs, biryanis and curries from the city of Lucknow, in north India. The restaurant also features in natural and organic wine list curated by Zeren Wilson and a selection of cocktails and mocktails designed by their in house mixologist.
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London
74 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

A lovely welcome and great service throughout the evening. Good veggie options, although I don‘t think the portion sizes represent value for money. I found the wine list also overpriced. Having said that, it’s Mayfair!

DR
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really great food, one of the best Indians I have ever had, service was also friendly and accommodation.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and excellent food.

FN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious, they welcomed us and remembered our special occasion daughters birthday & our anniversary and even brought out a dessert and candle for us. The starters especially the gulati kabab & barrah chop were exceptional, lamb biryani was delicious and so was the paneer kofta.

OT
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some of the best, savory Indian food in London, and that says a lot. Excellent lamb shank, the Dal was impressive, and the roasted mixer veg starter was surprisingly inventive and flavorful. Try the Bharbani/chai Negroni!

AS
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian food in United Kingdom. The lamb, The Chicken, The Paneer, The Lachha Parantha were outstanding. No other restaurant can meet it beat them.

Keep it up, will be back soon.

I
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Sadly it took 2 hours from the time we sat down to get main courses. Arrived 658 and mains went down 858pm. Staff are lovely but the engine room seemed to be struggling out back. Told it was due to new menu and having just 2 chefs. I would go back however as the staff were lovely once we pointed out our hunger. Good customer service recovery too from the manager. Food is top notch

A
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good quality food at reasonable prices given it’s location in Mayfair. Would recommend to friends and family and will visit again if I’m in the area.

a
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly and attentive service. Delicious specialities, especially the lamb.

MS
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall very good, lovely flavours and great service. Would like to have had one or two more options on the menu, especially vegetable side dishes.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm and friendly service, delicious food & cocktails, cosy and settings with mix of chairs and sofas.

LM
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the most delicious lamb curry I have ever had! Fell off the bone. Cannot wait to go back!

TT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Interesting to find a Indian rest in Mayfair patronised by Indian nationals always a good sign

All service aspects were on the mark and Manager was very pro active

The food was very tasty and overly westernized which makes a nice change

All in all a good experience

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was wonderful!!

A
London
139 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Second test of Lucknow 49. The food was again good, not exceedingly spicy. The only disappointment were desserts, which we found uninspiring. Service was friendly and attentive. On my first try of Lucknow, it was incredibly quiet. This time there was a large table next to us so the restaurant was significantly more noisy. It is a small room so it can easily get busy in there

P
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service here is fantastic. The guys really care that you are enjoying your meal and nothing is too much trouble.

The food was delicious and generous.

Next time I hope they’ll have some 00 beer in for us non drinkers. In the meantime the salty lassi they made was delicious.

BG
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely, from the wine to the appetizers and curries. Very cute decor as well.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There is no ways you can ever complain about the food and the service here. It’s absolutely outstanding !!!!!
However The place is a bit small so you might feel a little bit too cosy with others and the tables are a little bit too small to fit all that food and drinks and water.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm service and wonderful food. Couldn’t get enough of the okra bhindi, we’ll definitely be back!

c
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was knowledgeable and friendly and the food immaculate. One of the best Indian restaurants I've been to.

ST
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went all good . flavour was amazing with and great hospitality and service very happy

MS
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent and authentic Lucknavi food. Quite different to the typical Punjabi food found in London, and I was very pleased with the service and overall experience. Good value for Mayfair too!

LB
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

well made food and cocktails, friendly staff and comfortable setting

RC
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food, and setting is very relaxed with some nice decorative touches. Despite the pre-theatre timing of our dinner we did not feel rushed at all.

HY
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pro: decent food, decent vib
Con: a little bit pricy

N
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Mains were not authentic , starters were very good.

BS
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, great service and sensational food

AM
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I visited Lucknow 49 with my partner. We booked two weeks in advance and arrived there perfectly on time. As we entered and introduced ourselves to a waiter, he welcomed us and pointed at a comfy and discreet table. However, as we were about to take our seats, the manager redirected us to another smaller table (for no clear reason, since the restaurant was half empty), next to another couple, which we had to clean-up ourselves from previous customers' leftovers.
We ordered one cocktail, one starter and one main each. Cocktails and starters were fine, but had to wait for ~ 45 mins before our main was served, while other customers who arrived later than us were served promptly and before us. We wanted to order a dessert, but after having spent almost 2 hrs for a two-course meal we decided that time to pay and leave had come.
Ironically, after having spent more time at Lucknow 49 that in any other London restaurant, I received a notification from OpenTable saying that we didn't show up, and had (to spend more of my precious time) to explain that we did attend our reservation on time instead.

S
London
28 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Great atomosphere but the food was a little mixed and the service was very poor. They were not attentive at all throughout the evening, and my pet hate, starters arrived before the drinks we ordered.
It is a real shame as Lucknow has the potential to be a great restaurant if they improve the consistency of food and refine the service

A
London
61 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food that didn’t try too hard to be Trendy or fusion. Chaat lacked crunch but the raan masala was good. Nice decor and pleasant staff.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best! We loved our experience at Lucknow 49!

Can't wait to bring our friends

P
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service- delicious food

RK
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Gilawati kebabs were really delicious. As close to the authentic Tunday kebabs one could get in London. Suggestion to the management: do introduce rumali roti in the Breads menu which goes really well with kebabs. The biryani could be spiced up further. Great selection of cocktails. All in all, great place for an authentic awadhi cuisine.

LS
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Staff were very attentive
The food was lovely but it’s not your typical Indian so be open to milder flavours, presented lovely.
The restaurant itself is beautiful.
Overall a pleasant experience and always nice to try a bit more upmarket as I’m an east end girl 😋

T
Essex
15 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice indeed!

DS
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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VV
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was an Ok restaurant. The chicken starter was amazing. The lamb kebab was not good. It was like a big lumpy sausage. Biryani was ok. Some pieces of lamb were really really overcooked and it was unappetizing. The chicken was amazing though and the vegetarian stuff was not bad either. Service was good and so was the decor. I didn’t feel like it was worth it for that price.

BS
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Really good food. Unfortunately the service was really poor. They kept on pushing on buying more drinks and were interrupting us constantly during conversations.

n
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks and excellent service. Fun decor.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Extremely limited menu options w.r.t to both food and drinks