Talli Joe

3.9
88 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Spicy
  • Tapas

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 88 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
4.0
food
3.7
service
3.6
ambience
3.6
value
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68% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on 3 August 2018

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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4.0Dined on 20 July 2018

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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5.0Dined on 27 June 2018

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

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3.0Dined on 25 June 2018

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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3.0Dined on 16 June 2018

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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2.0Dined on 6 June 2018

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

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3.0Dined on 26 May 2018

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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4.0Dined on 23 May 2018

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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4.0Dined on 11 May 2018

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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5.0Dined on 3 May 2018

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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5.0Dined on 23 April 2018

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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1.0Dined on 16 April 2018

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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3.0Dined on 13 April 2018

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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4.0Dined on 12 April 2018

All was superb !

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3.0Dined on 15 March 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

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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3.0Dined on 17 February 2018

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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4.0Dined on 24 June 2017

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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4.0Dined on 8 June 2017

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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5.0Dined on 3 June 2017

Nice staff, good food

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4.0Dined on 2 June 2017

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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5.0Dined on 30 May 2017

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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5.0Dined on 25 May 2017

The best Indian food I had

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5.0Dined on 20 May 2017

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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5.0Dined on 16 May 2017

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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4.0Dined on 13 May 2017

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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4.0Dined on 6 May 2017

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

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2.0Dined on 25 April 2017

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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2.0Dined on 25 April 2017

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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5.0Dined on 22 April 2017

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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5.0Dined on 21 April 2017

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

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5.0Dined on 19 April 2017

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

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4.0Dined on 12 April 2017

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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2.0Dined on 8 April 2017

Although our main waitress was very pleasant, (the other younger waitress was very miserable) The food was quite disappointing, even received a burnt chop!!! I thought for the food we ate, it was very expensive and I won't be recommending the Talli Joe to any of my friends who eat in the west end.

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2017

Lovely food and reminded of lots of Indian street food. Genuine taste with a unique touch. Service was good with the cost ending up around £55 for two people which felt a little over priced.

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3.0Dined on 6 April 2017

Nice food and service but a bit pricey.
Indian tapaa

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4.0Dined on 29 March 2017

They tried to seat us at a communal style high table with bar stools in the middle of two separate groups. Not cool, since we did have a reservation. Agreed to seat us at a proper table because I objected. Had to wait a bit until one opened up.

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5.0Dined on 25 March 2017

Very nice meal, the cocktails were very interesting and the options were varied and different

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1.0Dined on 25 March 2017

Upon arrival we were told that as we only booked on the day of dining there are no tables and we have to sit on a communal bar. No apologies or interest from staff. Bad experience.

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5.0Dined on 25 March 2017

Talli Joe is trying out the concept of indian tapas with cocktails and i must say they have done an excellent job in creating a tapas menu. All the dishes we tried were authentic. My fav was the lamb roast and shrimp shot.

Overall we had a 5 star experience.

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