Salaam Namaste

4.3
1720 reviews
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Indian
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  • Spicy
  • Creative Cuisine
Located in London’s stylish Bloomsbury, Salaam Namaste has been serving the Indian food aficionados of the area for over 10 years and is at the forefront of Indian and Pakistani cuisine. Award winning chef patron Sabbir Karim has imparted his wealth of knowledge both behind the scenes in the kitchen and in the development of the menu. Dishes such as Crab Balchao and the Dhaba Gosht are particular favourites of the regular diners.
Following a refurbishment in 2013, Salaam Namaste can cater for 70 covers at any one time and is an elegant and contemporary space for intimate dinners or an ideal venue for entertaining guests, business clients and private parties.

Special Offers

£22.95 Chef Set Menu

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 10 people

Starts: 24 April 2019

Ends: 30 July 2019

Availability: Daily 17:30-23:00

25% Off Your Food Only, Sun-Wed

Get 25% off your Food Only when ordering a starter and main from the a la carte menu. £3 surcharge for seafood. Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 12 people

Starts: 24 April 2019

Ends: 24 July 2019

Availability: Daily 17:30-23:00

What 1720 People Are Saying
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LK
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and great experience. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes good Indian food!

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DM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was a little slow. Servers didnt seem familiar with menu. Food was mostly great. Had to order my drink twice.

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Good but not real fusion ... There are better places for to enjoy asian fusion .

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V
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Food too blend, no spice at all
Though it is neat and clean but I guess the taste lacks that sparks.. won't be going never again.

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TN
London
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great choice of food, very helpful waiters, and a nice atmosphere. Would go again.

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DT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the nicest curries I have had in 30 years of regular weekly meals

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JM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Very good food. Very noisy due to a couple of large , boisterous parties

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried dishes in both the new and traditional categories and thought everything was excellent. The service is friendly and very professional and the space is pretty. We will definitely return.

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LP
London
83 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with a friend to Salaam Namaste near Russell Square in London. The food and service was great and we really enjoyed our catch up. We used the 20% discount on food which made the experience even better. I will definitely recommend this restaurant and will also visit it again.

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e
London
156 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had late lunch with friends and so the restaurant was empty and so lacking in atmosphere. The food was very good and the service was excellent. The menu was a bit different from your standard Indian which made it more interesting for us. Was good value too with the deal.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked Salaam Namaste after doing a bit research online. Overall we were extremely pleased and satisfied with our meal. The menu choice was very good with a range of different dishes as well as the more traditional ones. Also a good selections of wine, some reasonably priced. We really enjoyed both our starter and mains. Nothing to fault at all.
Service was excellent. The manager Tushar Gupta was extremely attentive, asking us for feedback on how we found our meal and service.
A great choice for us and we will be back again next time we are in London.
PS Love the glass.

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l
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellente cuisine, service impeccable, je recommande

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KV
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I recommend the curries: The butter chicken And seafood moilee were absolutely delicious. The scallops and venison as starters were really enjoyable! The dessert though... the presentation made us think that iT might taste good but we were wrong.. the chocolate pudding With the brownie in the bottom was just weird. the halwa I ate here tasted Like it was scooped from a used spoon (I think wrong spices were used) Also the carrots wasnt grated but sliced in small pieces which ruined the whole dish :( I love halwa But This dissapointed me.
Overall the place was cosy, hot and a bit crowded. The waiters were politie And very Well disciplined.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent. I had the green curry with Koriander and tamarindes. Beautiful dish.
Meat used was also of nice quality. No chewy chunks of the chicken in it.

4,5 out of 5 stars for me!

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FC
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and lovely place, quite fancy. Cocktails were really good too.
Staff was really friendly and welcoming.
We went on a Tuesday night so it was quiet.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time .the food was outstanding with reasonable prices

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BK
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Foot was excellent and staff was very kind and nice

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We arrived at the restaurant in time for our reservation, however, was so busy, was told to wait outside.

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SP
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food - lovely, limited choice but food tasty. a bit on milder side. Dumpukht biryani was amazing. But Kathi roll tased more like tortilla warp.
Ambeince - average
Service- prompt, busy and professional

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food , too long a gap between ordering and getting food- 20 minutes for started 50 minutes for main course.
Excellent wines and ambiance

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DT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I tried a recommended starter from the staff that I have not had before. It was similar to a chicken chat but a drier consistency and was delicious . The chicken tikka madras was hot a full of flavour and the cobra beer cold and lively.
What more can you ask for.
The friendly , attentive staff made for a lovely experience.
I will be returning on my next visit to London .

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h
Oklahoma City
7 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried this restaurant on off chance after a show and were very pleasantly surprised. A small restaurant with good ambience. The food was delicious and flavourful especially the jinga peri peri and the Rajasthan Laal Maas. The service was good. Will definitely go back if in the area again.

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MK
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

absolutely amazing food! highly recommend it. Not heavy or oily and right balance of flavours.

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit to Salaam Namaste, and I was not disappointed. Exciting menu and food choices, something I was looking for an excellent service. Only downside was not being able to stash coats and briefcases in the cloak room, as advised by staff that the cloak room was next to the kitchen and would come back smelling of curry ... shame .. apart from that, all else was very good

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RS
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It Was my second time with in one week and it was a right choice ensuring my 3rd and continued choice in Near future

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this place after searching for a place for ages, thank god we did. We had a wonderful time. Food excellent, service was incredible, place busy and top atmosphere.

Will return for sure. My new favourite Indian

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L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went mid-week at lunchtime and had the restaurant to ourselves. Everybody in our group said that teh food was excellent. Service was polite, friendly, and quick. The restaurant is tucked away from the high street, so it probably doesn't get much passing trade, but well worth going to.

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LA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The appetizers were really good, but neither of us much cared for our main dishes. Flavorful, but heavy and not varied -- just meat or just meat and starch and no veg. Would have preferred the format of smaller main dishes so one could also order some vegetables. Quiet, nice atmosphere. No place to put coats, which in the middle of winter is a bit of a drag.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Overall ambiance was good, however food was nothing special compared to some of the new modern Indian restaurants in London.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for a meal for a leaving do, and there were 10 of us. The food was wonderful and all came at the same time (no one was forgotten). The staff were great and helped us with everything we needed. I would definitely recommend going!

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Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is very good quality and tasty. Service is friendly and helpful. The restaurant has a lovely, calm atmosphere - will definitely return again soon.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is quite a gem. Really tasty food that is different from your average curry restaurant. Nicely upmarket, informal and relaxing. Great service. Been twice, having organised two parties of c10 people and get well looked after.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

La musica muy alta!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were placed near a door and wanted to Change places but the seats were not available as they were for other bookings. When the door was ope as people using the door you could feel the draft.

The service was good. Ambience was ok. The food was good with good presentation. The Biriyani, we have tasted better. The prawn dish was excellent .The price was reasonable.

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s
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a fantastic night at Salaam Namaste- great service, delicious food, lovely ambiance.

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SS
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The quality of the food and variety of dishes was much appreciated by all the guests, and I am always happy to return to this restaurant for both business and pleasure.

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AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb cuisine, attentive staff. Tables a tad small and too close, hence losing a couple of stars. Nevertheless highly recommended.

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DS
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second time i had been here in the space of a month. Excellent food and service. first time was for 2, this time for 8. All commented on the quality being top notch. Will be booking here again.

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

I can not fault this restaurant, the waiters were absolutely amazing and the service was excellent. The food tasted lovely and was brought out without delay. Went here for a birthday and they provided a lovely piece of cake with a happy birthday message on it as a finishing touch. Lovely, I recommend everyone to try. Will be going here again.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Visiting from Chicago and was looking for a Pakistani/Indian place for New Year’s Eve dinner. This is a bit outside of central London but a great experience. The hosts were very welcoming, a variety of dishes offered, and good tasting overall.

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