Salaam Namaste

4.2
1841 reviews
£25 and under
Indian
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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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 1841 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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4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Clbne
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Our booking of 21h45 was accepted but when we arrived, they said the kitchen closed. They agreed to let us order if we were taking away. The order was wrong (food with chili and plain naan, which were not our order) and we end up paying eat in price for the rests of the day.

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ChristopherS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant, fantastic service and excellent food. It may be down a side street but it's certainly worth venturing there.

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BloomsburyBoho
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Delicious, fresh food and excellent ingredients. The manager was very charming and when we suggested one of the delicious portions was a little small, in a gesture of outstanding generosity, he presented us with another delicious, fish dish on the house. We will definitely go back. One small criticism is that the manager was slightly too relaxed with his face mask.

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Rabbeah
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food. Good table service. Also good value for money due to the eat out scheme.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We have eaten here several times in recent years and after not visiting for a while was really disappointed. Extremely slow service from ordering and between courses. To say the restaurant was more than half empty we just couldn’t understand why the kitchen was taking so long. Were they focussing on their delivery offering maybe? The portion size of the starters was poor and to be honest, the food wasn’t anything more spectacular than any other restaurant in the district. Expensive for a mid-week trip out for a curry. Not good value for money on this occasion I’m affraid.

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Martello66
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was okay. Probably would have been a lot better if they hadn’t been very understaffed. Basically so-so. Underwhelming.

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Perls
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and service. They’re extending the eat out to help out scheme as well, so even better value!

Looking forward to returning.

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HertsUK
London
21 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience3

Wonderful well flavoured food served efficiently in a safe feeling environment. The whole team give good service making their customers feel welcome, comfortable and well fed, quite an achievement in these challenging times. Well done to all at Salaam Namaste.

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DesMic
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with 2 friends for dinner for our first post-Covid meal - the food was delicious and the staff were really attentive and courteous. Thoroughly recommend going - I'll definitely be going back!

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maryam
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a really good service
Rohan our server was so amazing! He was so polite and very sweet
He made sure our food was up to our Acquired taste and he made sure that l we had all the drinks we needed.

Had a great time!!!

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JeanW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whether eating in or enjoying a takeaway, Salaam Namaste always comes up trumps! The new manager, Rohan, gave us a charming welcome back last Saturday and we look forward to dining there again very soon.

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veronica
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food. Probably one of the best indian food in london. The waiter was really friendly as well.

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DLFMLKLNLK
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Two hours for the starter to come
People were walking out as they still had no food.
Ironically they still managed to fulfil all the Deliveroo take-aways which was not great to see considering all the people in the restaurant were waiting for food.

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Lauren
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is an absolute gem! Great service, very nice decor, and the best Indian food I've had in a long time!

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quepasa
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Superb freshly cooked food. Service was excruciatingly slow (meal took hours), but the quality of the food made up for it.

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vipQuiet
London
22 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This unprepossessing local restaurant has long impressed with excellent cooking. Scallops are juicy, chicken not overdone and the spicing interesting without any need to call out London Fire Brigade. We ate on the tiny little terrace whose awning protected us from the soft rain but gave us a view to Mecklenburgh Square. Lovely.

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AB15
London
50 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great to be back at an old regular - well adapted with good spacing and ventilation, and good food as ever.

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LuxuryItem
London
23 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner on a warm Wednesday evening, helped out by Mr Rishi. Managed to get one of only two outside tables on a raised area by the pavement, and this was a great start. Evening continued just as pleasantly with delicious food and lovely service. Veggie options were particularly tasty.

Still one of my favorite Indian restaurants in all of London, and I will definitely return.

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vipLumpydump
London
25 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A most enjoyable meal in this small, pleasant Bloomsbury restaurant. Well organised for this Covid-19 reality. Recommended.

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CarrieE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
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

TP
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.

DJ
DanJJ
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Hidden gem with great menu and good value - recommend

JH
JayH
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is delicious. My favourite London curry house.

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vipDins
London
62 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.

SG
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

OT
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.

MB
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
5 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!

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 1841 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.