Roti Chai

4.4
991 reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary Indian
Award winning Indian Street Kitchen & Dining Room in the West End, a short walk from Bond Street and Marble Arch.

Roti Chai houses both a casual canteen-style ground floor Street Kitchen and a more formal lower ground Dining Room, each with their own dedicated kitchen. The menus feature contemporary dishes using traditional cooking techniques from across the Indian sub-continent.

Due to Covid-19 the Street Kitchen will operate with reduced hours, Tues to Sun from 12:30pm until 9pm, for which we are taking bookings for parties of up to 6. Walk-ins will still be welcome subject to availability.

A Collection & Delivery service is also offered for guests who would prefer to order food to take out.

The Dining Room will remain closed for now.

It goes without saying that the health and safety of our guests and team is our top priority, so we have introduced new Covid Secure measures to allow you to dine with confidence

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 991 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
GD
GrahamDMS
Berkshire
11 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious, particularly the Jackfruit Biryani and the Bhel Puri

NL
NormanL
14 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant and delicious food. Great service.

D
David
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great time at Roti Chai. The chaat was amazing. We weren't massive fans of the chicken lollipops they were way overdone.

But lovely place and the food is fantastic.

a
vipaardvark
London
34 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food is reasonably good but pace of service was rushed (mains served whilst we were still eating the starters). Overpriced.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The quality of food has really gone downhill. The chicken on the wings was tough, there was no tamarind sauce on the papri chaat. There papri chaat was smaller in size too.

SH
SyedH
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Quality of food has declined with almost similar spices in all different dishes and high on oil.The fragrance found in food is missing.

f
vipfinediners
London
40 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A very good all-round experience. I especially liked the fish curry on the set menu. We are looking forward to visiting this restaurant again.

DG
vipDianeG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trip to London with hubby. We really enjoyed the food

ML
MartinL
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is unbeatable here!
Service is a little serious ( tiny bit of humour would help)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kuwait
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Every thing was good .. the food was excellent!
nice experience 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beat Indian restaurant in London!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience1

I book a table from the application, but when I arrived they told me no reservation under my name!!!

HM
HanodaMRF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really liked it 👌🏼 the location is in the heart of London

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian restaurant ever

SJ
SamJ
London
9 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dining location. This is not your local Indian establishment, this is beautifully made food, carefully thought out, deftly executed, perfectly balanced in flavour. I had the lamb, which was tender and lightly spiced. The orange zest naan was a revelation. I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

G
vipGeorge
London
93 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very good - both upstairs and downstairs. the service, food and atmosphere are always very good, making us eager to return.

n
nancycamb
New England
19 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the downstairs full restaurant has great ambiance, good service and a really creative take on classic Indian food. we had a great meal!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Once I sat down the service was absolutely wonderful. However I really want to bring to your attention the attitude of one waitress who greeted me at the door. When she said my reservation was for 6, I simply corrected her and stated that it was in fact for 6.30 and that I had the email and notification on Open Table to prove the sale. She was extremely rude and stand off-ish and even walked away when I had not even finished my sentence. Absolutely put off by get service however the service downstairs was much better and enjoyable.

I do however respectfully request that you check the waitresses greeting customers at the main desk because if I had not had a better experience downstairs I can assure you this review would have been worse and I would be writing about it on my social media.

Thank you

BM
vipBernardM
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent quality Indian food. Service was attentive but not overly so. This first visit was a delight.

G
vipGeorge
London
93 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Casual

AR
AnwarR
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food every time. It's the only restaurant where I choose something new on the menu every time because everything is consistently good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The seasonal pav bhaji was smelly and inauthentic but the other food and chai are good. The service was slow but the staff is super friendly.

PL
PaulLovesFood
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

You simply have to go. The food and also cocktails were amazing. Service could definitely be better but the cuisine made up for it.

G
Gisajob
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, great wine list, excellent service can’t wait to go back

j
jasb
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food, happy to serve staff.
nice ambiance

JR
JulieR
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is outstanding! Whilst it might not be authentic Indian food, the flavours are exceptional. Definite highlight of our visit to London

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great night
Great food. More vegan options would be good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Flovorfull. Lamb was nice

J
vipJulia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and some of the best service I have had in London - better than much more upscale restaurants in London. Our table was slightly delayed and the bartender took it upon himself to offer our party free drinks while we waited. Lovely waiter at the table as well who gave us great suggestions on the menu. Super recommended and will be back!

T
vipTash
London
13 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great good. Creative twist that makes it more interesting. Love it there and will definitely be going back.

S
Sarah
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was simply delicious! The lamb shank and Malabar shrimp were our favorite dishes. I'll recommend it to all my friends.

A
Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food didnt taste good, lacked flavour! Ordered paneer and it didnt even taste like paneer. When a restaurant has a few dishes on the menu they are supposed to be exceptional dishes of high quality but this was a let down! The street kitchen food is a 1000 times better upstairs!

SR
SteakReviewer27
Aberdeen
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best butter chicken I tried in London, 100% recommend.

CG
CaraG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food is well flavoured however not quite spicy enough for me. In saying that the chilli chutney does the trick. The food is well worth the price, and most of the staff were really lovely and happy to answer any questions we had. I did however find the staff serving drinks a little slow, and in some instances a little rude when I ordering another bottle for the table. Otherwise, couldn't fault it.

S
Shelly
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Have visited twice, first time the food was absolutely tasty with flavours. Second time bland food nothing great whatsoever, not impressed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very nice, prawns in the starters was delicious

MK
MandarK
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent taste. Authentic Indian food. Good service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Need to do better service. Waiters are not attentive, forgetful and at times lazy.

SF
SamanthaF
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my meal. Come hungry because you’ll want to try everything! The service was amazing and very accommodating and friendly. The dining room fills quickly so a reservation is important if you hope to experience ding here! Enjoy!

SL
SL123
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The first time I came here I was in the upstairs street food area and the food was fantastic. I booked this time the dining room as I wanted to make sure I could bring my partner to experience Indian food outside the usual curry from the local takeaway. Unfortunately, the dining room has a separate menu and it doesn't quite hit the spot in comparison to the upstairs street food menu.
I understand the concept of two separate dining experiences, however, the dining room left quite a lot to be desired in terms of food taste.
I would suggest that allowing diners in the dining room to also order some of the most popular bites from the street food menu would solve this problem rather than offering them to queue and wait for a table upstairs and then come and perhaps have enough time to fulfil their reservation.
We ended up ordering very little and eating very quickly as there was little that caught our eye on the dining room menu. A shame as last time I went I spent a lot more and ate a whole lot more, enjoyed the food a great deal more too.

Again, I understand the concept but one would expect the food to match the standard of the taste levels experienced upstairs, perhaps even exceed them?

Highly recommend the street food style menu in the no-reservation upstairs but cannot recommend the dining room.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Roti Chai using the Order Online button. Roti Chai also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Roti Chai also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7408 0101.

Roti Chai is rated 4.4 stars by 991 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.