Lucknow 49

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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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MS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

well made food and cocktails, friendly staff and comfortable setting

RC
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

N
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Mains were not authentic , starters were very good.

BS
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, great service and sensational food

AM
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service- delicious food

RK
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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
13 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice indeed!

DS
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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VV
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks and excellent service. Fun decor.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Third visit to the restaurant. We tried the vegetarian dishes GOBI MUSSALLAM and DUM BHINDI they were both fantastic dishes that I would surely recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We ordered biryani which was quite cold and apparently stale. Some dishes were good, like the gilafi naan and butter chicken, but the stale/cold food made me question the freshness of the overall meal. Not impressed. Also not being easy on the pocket does'nt help considering there are much better indian places around the area which provide much better food at similar price points

AP
London
59 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and the really friendly service. A nice twist on Indian food. I would recommend this place to everyone!

A
London
138 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good food but I have found the starters much more interesting than the main courses.
Service was great, attentive and friendly, although the restaurant was a bit empty so that might have helped.
Nice decor of the room.
A good option for Mayfair, rightly priced for location and the style of the menu

F
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Really great Indian food. The decor was very cute and the servers were extremely friendly

K
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a Lucknow-ite, was really forward to my visit to the restaurant and I was not let down. Dhruv Mittal and his team were courteous and the food was delicious, and they are bang on with the amount served. Will definitely visit again!

HB
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Literally the best Indian food I’ve had in London in the 5 yrs of living here. Well done for bringing the best of Lucknow!

y
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I’ve had this year!

v
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely brilliant! What a find. The biriyani is to die for...

BM
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Disappointed with the intensity of the flavours, the bryiani could have been so much more. The starter dal bread was soggy. In London we are spoilt with Dishoom and this didn’t compete.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

It's a nice restaurant to go with friends for a quite not to noise dinner.

ZAFFRANI MURGH TIKKA and TAAR GOSHT were nice and tasty. However, I wasn't impressed with the GALAWAT KAWAB it crumbled on the plate before even being able to get a chance to eat it.

CF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

a welcome change to most of the Indian food easily found in London. Can't wait to go back.

e
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

We had a strange experience, we walked in at 6pm to mostly empty resturant (only 2 tables occupied), was told there were no tables without reservations. Went outside and booked on Opentable (all times available), walked backed in and was told a table cancelled and we were seated. When we finished the restuarant was still empty.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eater named them #4 on the June 2019 hottest new places in London list. I see why. FANTASTIC take on northern Indian food.

JK
London
10 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Promising start but ....
The starters were delicious but the mains were a bit of a disappointment. The desserts were tiny portions too and generally it was a bit over priced. It's in an expensive area of London so the prices weren't a shock just not great value for money. The indian food market is well catered for and there are loads better than this - Benares, Dishoom, Tayyabs.....
Also, my mum is from Lucknow and she didnt say it was a fair reflection of the area. Sorry.

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food packed with delicious flavors. We were a party of four and shared different plates which all tasted wonderful. The service was excellent and the ambiance lively and trendy.

g
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, very friendly and almost homely in style. Food tasted great, but portion wise was much smaller than local competitors and given the limited menu, it was a bit surprising. However, overall it was a very good experience.

SD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved being at Lucknow!
The atmosphere is so cozy and the food ist fantastic! We were welcomed very friendly and service was on point!
Will return anytime when we‘re back in London!

OT
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food. Brilliant flavours. Attentive service. The portions are a tad on the smaller side but well worth it for the special occasion!! The flavours are very unique. Sublime.

D
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal at a great value, with friendly and accommodating staff.

SB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like eating at home, if your home is in Lucknow. So comfortable and such good food.

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