Talli Joe

3.8
95 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Quick Bite
  • Spicy

Talli Joe is an all-day drinking and dining venue, in a buzzy, casual setting on Shaftesbury Avenue. The team here uses halfplates and fulldrinks to present a new avatar of India on your table.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of Operation
Mon 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Tue 12:00pm – 03:0pm and 05:00pm - 10:00 pm

Wed 12:00pm – 03:00pm and 5:00pm - 10:30 pm

Thu-Fri 12:00pm – 03:00 pm / 05:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00pm – 11:00pm
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Phone number
020 7836 5400
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Public Transit
Walking distance from Leicester Square, Covent Garden and Tottenham Court Road tube stations
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room

Special Offers

Bottomless Brunch: £35

90 minutes of spicy plates, good vibes and BOTTOMLESS Prosecco!

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 23 June 2018

Ends: 15 December 2018

Availability: Sat 12:00-15:00

What 95 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
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3.5
service
3.5
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64% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AP
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Food at best average. Service was fine to start with but once they got busy the service became poor. Beer was warm and they failed to give dishes we had ordered. Trust me there are far better Indian street food places to eat.

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n
London
49 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

CHECK THE BILL! This is my second time visiting Talli Jo's, and although the food is amazing, the service is quite bad. The bill came and it had extra bottle of wine we never ordered and some item that isn't even on the menu. This is the second time this happens to me.

If you ever go here, be patient as service is slow, and always CHECK THE BILL

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TH
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Restaurant was closed for refurbishment despite having taken the booking for 6 earlier that morning.

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j
London
17 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Booked a reservation a week ago, the restaurant was closed when we arrived. The restaurant even texted me prior to the booking to confirm my attendance and did not update me that the restaurant was closed.

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SS
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and ambience , enjoyed the cocktails worth trying

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f
London
85 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We came here hoping for some decent Indian cooking and weren't disappointed (except by the daal which was one of the worst I've ever had!). The food was interesting and used a range of flavours well. We had a lovely meal, just would steer away from the side dishes next time and stick to the small and half plates!

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OT
London
16 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food, small plates better than larger ones. Good amount of spice to most of the dishes.
Not the best selection of drinks, and quite expensive as well.
Service was hit and miss throughout. Especially trying to get a table, and being initially refused when the restaurant visibly had tables available.

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RG
London
9 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is always very good at Talli Joe's but the volume of the music is just too loud, particularly if you get there before it is busy. The wine is a bit expensive for what it is and lacks variety.

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ID
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Table for 7 Bar tiny so cannot hold a few people. Wine v expensive for a group out for celebrations. Food super and service flexible and accommidating but very busy.
So great fun with a heavy bill.

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AR
London
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

food was really good a little on the expensive side but it was flavoursome

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RB
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was nice, but staff didn’t seem to know what was and wasn’t available. Otherwise good service but not child friendly.
Really good choice of cocktails

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J
London
8 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Surprisingly good food, good service, but an odd atmosphere. The decor is all a bit strange, and the early 2000s chart music was far too loud for a restaurant at lunchtime.

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HK
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Poor quality Indian food, not great flavours. Meat was tough and cocktails tasted horrid

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BG
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

If you are in need of a quick tasty snack pre-theatre this will work well. The food was very tasty with lovely different flavours of Indian cuisine across the menu. The drinks are overpriced in comparison to other restaurants in this area. It is a shame but what could be a great place is let down by its service. From the manager/owner in the suit to staff members it feels a very hurried rather than welcoming experience and there feels to be a general lack of attentiveness to customers.

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BH
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

Good great but service was really poor. Staff we had didn’t know the menu or speak English that well, so made communicating menu choices very painful

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RN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had the pre- theatre menu which was good value, but be aware the food must be ordered by 6.30pm latest. This menu was good value, but felt the drinks are pricey. Staff were attentive and friendly.

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f
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great buzzy ambience combined with some authentic Indian flavours. Never disappoints with the food quality, and service has been improved a lot compared to our last visit. We were served by an indian lady who had been very attentive at all times.
We would suggest to pay little bit more attention for any special occasion like Birthday or Anniversary on the booking note and offer a small dessert with complements.
Drinks are priced on higher side and Kary Collins is worth trying.
Non-alcoholic selection lacks innovative drinks. Overall, a very satisfying experience and would return soon.

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N
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked a table for a friend's birthday and the service was great. I mixed up numbers and the staff helped us with a bigger table. They were also able to put together a gluten free option for the party menu for a coeliac that was with us. And they threw in a bottle of prosecco for free for the birthday girl. The food was really good and the party menu was great value for money - I'd definitely recommend it!

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MT
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Worst service I have ever seen. Even though it was early on Monday night and the restaurant was half full, we waited over half an hour for our meal. Half of the dishes we ordered did not come at all or came with long intervals so we could not enjoy a meal together. After we asked for the missing food from our order, we had to wait for another half an hour for it to arrive. The waiters did not offer any apology or explanation.
We asked for the curries to be mild (which we were assured can be done) and yet they came really spicy and hot, with about a table spoon of rice. We then asked for some bread to finish the curry with, but that took half hour to arrive as well, so did not make any sense either. We refused to pay the service charge. Definitely avoid.

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LI
London
13 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was good but not sure about the place itself. The music was too loud, it’s a bit confused. The service was not perfect but waitress was really nice.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

All was superb !

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

All 5 of the party felt extremely sick the night and day after eating here. Definitely would not visit again

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SC
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our second visit and we had great fun. Food is always amazing here and after 3 bottles of wine I believe we were a bit too loud given the fact that it was an old friends get-together but the staff were very good 🙂🙂

I am looking forward to visit soon sometime.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food, shame about the lack of beer choice. Just 2 choices of small bottled beers. No draught and very pricey and not cold. Spices food needs pints of beer.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife and I had a delicious and promptly served meal before theatre. Great value Indian in the heart of London.

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MS
London
12 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Reception was a bit hit and miss but after that things went smoothly. Food was great and the cocktails in good form. Recommended.

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Österreich
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice staff, good food

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G
London
317 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was looking for somewhere new and not too expensive in Soho for a get-together with friends and decided upon Talli Joe. We were not disappointed. From the Indian-themed cocktails to a variety of delicious and varied sharing dishes to a wine list that had something to offer most palates and wallets, Talli Joe was a success. Fun vibe too. My only quibble would be the decor which looked a little like a typical Leicester Square tourist restaurant.

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E
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Authentic breadth and depth of indian cuisine with chefs twist to some, good service, great cocktails indian themed, good value for money in londons theatreland, excellent for indian tourists who are veggies

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Indian food I had

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s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The indi joint place to be in central london or any part in london. Small plates are awesome.. ambience is spectacular.. for the real indian-booze-food chutzpah.. this is the place to be. Forget Dishoom guys!!!

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t
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have nothing to complain about the restaurant except for the booking experience on Open Table. The restaurant seemed completely busy and we (3 people) could not find a slot for us until the next few weeks. However, when my friend and I decided to book as 2 separate parties of 2 each, Open Table shows plenty of availability. That was what we did to book a table and combine them when we arrive at the restaurant and when we were there, the place was not at all overbooked with still plenty of empty tables around. I suggest Open Table work with the restaurant to fix this.

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RS
London
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food. Excellent ambiance.
Only issue we had was that the food took too long to arrive. The Gap between our starters and the main course was over an hour.

& Maybe they should have a non-vegetarian option too for the Biryani. We had the veg Biryani which was amazing. The Beef fry & the pork sorpotel are highly recommended.

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LC
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and amazing cocktails both beautifully presented.
Friendly and attentive staff.
Good location and decent prices.

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E
London
80 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The Waitress was very nice and explained the dishes which were rather confusingly described interesting concept but it appears to be an english persons' twist on Indian food and whilst nice to try I would suggest that there are many Indian Sub continental restaurants in london which have more authentic and better value for money.

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C
London
44 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Not really what I was expecting, bit fast food for my liking although some of the dishes were a fair effort, the tandoori lamb chop was to die for

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with a relaxed atmosphere. Very pleasantly surprised by their twists on well known dishes - stand outs would be kale chaat, stuffed kulcha with truffle butter... mouth still watering

Only misfire was the kachori

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SM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I love the menu, very tasty food, good presentation too.

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KV
London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and lovely service. My favourite Indian in London!

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M
London
92 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We tried the lunchbox options -chicken or veggie - which were both delicious. Portions not huge but ideal for lunch and good value. We also had a wonderful carrot and peanut dessert. Service was fast and friendly. Décor very modern and light, but background music made it a little harder to hear my companions. However, these age-related issues would not stop me from returning to try other menu options.

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