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Salaam Namaste

4.2
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1822 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian

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Located in London’s stylish Bloomsbury, Salaam Namaste has been serving the Indian food aficionados of the area for over 15 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 Mangalorean Kori Gassi and the Dhaba Gosht are particular favourites of the regular diners.
Salaam Namaste is an elegant and contemporary space for intimate dinners or an ideal venue for entertaining guests, business clients and private parties.
COVID-19:
Staff and customers is our highest priority. Some of our measures will include, on the top of strict hygiene rules and team training, reconfiguration of the seating plan, more signage, 2-metre rule applicable wherever possible and closely monitoring the number of customers in the restaurant, separate delivery and collection point, employees will use PPE, face shields, gloves.


Support Salaam Namaste during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks

Offers

30 % Off FOOD -Ala Carte MENU

Aug 6-31, 2020·Sun 12:00-14:30, Thu-Sat 12:00-14:30

Get 30% off your Food Only when ordering a starter and main from the a la carte menu. £3.00 surcharge for seafood. Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

25% Off Your Food Only (zal Carte - Dinner Menu).

Aug 6-31, 2020·Sun 17:30-23:00, Thu-Sat 17:30-23:00

Get 25% off your Food Only when ordering a starter and main from the a la carte menu. £3 surcharge for seafood. Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

What 1822 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.1
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3.9
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CarrieE
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian food in London. In particular salmon amazing and sharing platter of desserts scrummy. Good selection of vegetarian dishes cooked to order.

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ajayp
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, really good service which was safe during the covid situation too. Food was lovely, decent portion sizes for the main. Would recommend

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vipTanyaP
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very pleasant staff and tasty food. The interior looked a bit outdated but luckily they have a small terrace with a couple of tables so Al fresco is also an option.

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RobertB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Not the best, but not bad either. For a quick lunch / dinner may be ok. A bit in the expensive side.

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Bruna
London
11 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, beautifully presented, every time!

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Janet
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and tasty food - different selection to standard Indian restaurant fare,

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Garima
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The ambience was good, had a great time. A must visit for those who want to try Modern Indian cuisine.

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DanJJ
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Hidden gem with great menu and good value - recommend

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JayH
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is delicious. My favourite London curry house.

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Dins
London
60 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely neighbourhood India. The menu was very interesting and has lots of unique dishes. Everything we had was vegetarian and gluten free. Imaginative cooking, friendly service. We will certainly be back.

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SimonG
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were a party of 9; adults and children, that had booked on the day based on online reviews. We were welcomed, given great service and had an excellent meal.
The price for Central London was very good value in my opinion. The potato and apricot dumplings were especially nice too.
So overall we all left well fed and happy having been well looked after.

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FariaF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the place, the ambiance, the service everything was great

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Awesome food, however service was poor due to Valentine’s Day. Would definitely go back again to see if the service is better on a regular day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fair price and good service.

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davidr
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Actually, my review is for their sister restaurant Namaste Kitchen in Camden, though I assume you will have a similar good experience. We made our reservation of course through Open Table only to find on arrival that they had closed temporarily because of an exhaust problem in the kitchen. Open Table did not inform us. However, they were wonderfully considerate, booking us a table at Namaste Kitchen and paying for the short Uber ride to Camden. It is a very lively place and the service is leisurely but attentive. The real attraction, however, is the food. Every dish was excellent and creatively spiced. While finishing, the general manager arrived from Salaam and sent us back to our hotel in another free Uber and our unfinished second bottle of wine. Should emphasize again though that the chef's mix of both traditional and inventive Pakistani and Asian fusion cuisine is truly exceptional. Will definitely be going back.

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vipJayw
London
85 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This is a good curry house. Dishes were variable. Delicious Dahl and the chat starter in a little edible lattice was great too. Thought the lamb curry and chicken tikka were acceptable but the lamb not quite melt in mouth and the chicken came covered in marinade which covered for a lack of flavour in the chicken. It should be a dry dish packed with flavour the chicken juicer

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Valentin
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As outstanding as ever! An even wider choice of delicious dishes excellently presented. Buzzing atmosphere - restaurant was full even on a Monday evening!

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ridingjazz
Lincolnshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food with dishes that I have not seen before. Great choice of food and the staff were attentive

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johns
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

food excellent. service friendly and efficient. table we had meant 1 seat jutting out into the aisle therefore kept getting knocked.

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MarkB
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed when visiting this place. Took some good friends after telling them how good it is and they too loved it. One of the best in London.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were visiting London for the New Year holiday and wanted a good Indian meal close to our hotel. Salaam Namaste fit the bill! The waitress made excellent recommendations and everything was delicious. It’s a small space and we were seated near the staircase. It’s sort of like controlled chaos. Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Singapore
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly team, food was big portion and good!!

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JohanN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Busy christmas day. Very loud music. Fairly long waiting time for the food even though they had a special holiday menu with fewer choices. They ran out of some dishes at the end of the evening. All in all, good food but not a top notch experience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

we had booked with OpenTable at a specified time. We arrived on time. Instead we were told to come back much later. Although we returned we waited again. Then they gave us a bad table in front of the open door without shelter from the cold. We were served after a long time with bad professionalism !!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Beaucoup trop de monde, bruyant, réservée pour 19h30, ils nous annonce qu'on aura pas de table avant 20h. On a décidé de partir !

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Very frantic and delayed service.

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vipHamoudi
Savannah
14 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent especially for a Christmas dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Very noisy over Christmas, that was a surprise but maybe it is also something to expect. It wasn't so noisy last time. Service wise, they have this strange machine to take the order whereby you can't order a side as a starter because the order needs to be made following the menu. It was awkward.

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JoyceG
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite Indian restaurant full stop!! Wonderful food and great service!

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Lars
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

we were in a group in london and chose this great restaurant at short notice. we were all delighted.
definitely worth a visit, even if it will take a little while until we will be back in london.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food. All dishes were tasty. Service was good and staff were nice.

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DRMain
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for an office lunch and we all thoroughly enjoyed the food and experience. We all agreed that it was the best Indian cuisine we had tasted and we will definitely be going back again soon

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msl45
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

We've dined here a few times, and on this occasion, it was as bad as the others were good.
We enjoyed the food when it eventually arrived (table booked for 7.30/mains arrived at 9.30pm).
At the end of the meal, when I asked for the bill, the waiter returned and shouted "who wants the bill", then threw a quantity of chocolates across the table. Overall, service was very poor.

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PhilippaL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't fault the staff at Salaam Namaste - they were very accommodating given a last minute change in numbers. Food was delicious - would definitely eat there again.

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SahilK
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Too noisy and crowded place and the seating arrangement is not at at all helpful. Food was Ok but you can get such Indian food in many places.

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Lunchbunch
London
27 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. Second visit, not disappointed. Staff are great too

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ZakiA
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, great service, definitely recommend. The only disappointment is that I made a request that this was for my wedding anniversary and asked if the restaurant could do something special - this was completely ignored.

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AmyW
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Took us 3 hours to receive our mains, we had to remind the waiters numerous times about drinks we had ordered. I appreciate they were busy but the waiters were all running around like headless chickens and with no order or organisation

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AdamG
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top class, freshly made delicious Indian food, a delight to the palate.

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CatherineS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The venue is small so when busy, as it was when we visited, it can be quite loud with talking, however the table we were given felt quite intimate and the noise was not a problem at all.
We were seated instantly by a friendly member of staff and they promptly came over to take our drink order but were more than happy to give us more time.
I cannot consume any dairy products and our waiter was extremely helpful advising me what options I had and what he recommended. The food was then very promptly served and wonderful, I could not believe how generous my portion of sea bass was!
I had noted on my booking it was a birthday, and our waiter asked who's birthday it was, and he then brought out a free dessert with a candle in it and sang happy birthday. This was not something I requested and it really was such a nice touch.
The service charge on the bill was more than reasonable and we were happy to pay extra for the special touch of the free dessert and birthday song.
I would definitely come again.

FAQs

Salaam Namaste does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Salaam Namaste also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7405 3697.

Salaam Namaste is rated 4.2 stars by 1822 OpenTable diners.

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