Tandoor Chop House at Covent Garden

4.6
1036 reviews
£25 and under
Indian
Tandoor Chop House is the meeting of a North Indian communal eatery and a classic British chop house. It brings together the characteristics of these two traditional restaurants. the tandoor ovens, Indian spices and marinades, select prime cuts of meat, and buzzing atmosphere. The result is a place diners can come to socialise over drinks and share plates of hearty, comforting food.

*Please note that our chicken is halal
**Our Sunday Mighty Thali menu is only available on Sunday's from 12pm-4pm (regular menu Sunday 4pm-10pm)

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1036 People Are Saying
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Foodie
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were so grateful to the restaurant manager for letting us stay over our allotted time. My friends and I hadn’t seen each other for two years due to covid restrictions and it was so good that the restaurant staff did not rush us and let us spend a good afternoon at the place, especially as we were celebrating a triple birthday!

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JohnG
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The reviews looked pretty good so my wife and I decided to try this restaurant instead of just walking past it on most trips to London. It did not disappoint, we got a nice friendly welcome and the smells were excellent. The menu seemed small but there was enough to choose from. Obviously the house specials were chicken, lamb and their naan bread, all cooked in the tandoor ovens you can see behind the glass screens. We ordered them all plus a green saag and a starter and I must say they were very tasty, right level of spice and the meats were very juicy. We were there on a Saturday lunch time and it gets very busy but the service was outstanding, we never had to wait long for anything and everybody was very friendly. For the center of town this place is a little gem, not expensive, great food and outstanding service, we'll be back.

CB
CarlaB
Surrey
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, really interesting take on British-meets-Indian cuisine. Lovely staff, great decor and ambiance. Recommend!

MZ
MikhailZ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick, tasty, nice!

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Anomander
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Menu is not extensive. Service very good. Lighting in corner meant using mobile phones to find the bones in the bream! Music too loud from 1730 - people having to speak loud to be heard - especially with the concrete ceiling and floors bouncing the sound around. Spices fresh which equated to good (but not great) food.

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Karan
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

If your looking for authentic Indian food this is not the place. It’s an interesting concept but strays away from original Punjabi cuisine too much. Flavours are largely a result of the tandoor with very little seasoning or marinade to the food. Lamb chops are left red inside to completely appreciate the quality of tandoori food. There are far better restaurants out there that blend the modern take on Punjabi cuisine better and far better value. Checkout Tandoor at the Chambers in Essex if you want to see this same concept done right.

JM
JessicaM
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Really good customer service , lovely staff. Food however was disappointing,

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Cliff
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Been wanting to try Tandoor for while and finally made it there, but came away feeling that this was a forgettable experience.

I’m surprised with such a simple concept and minimalist menu they have missed the mark. All the dishes blended into one, no distinctive flavours and most dishes came with the same bland green sauce!

Not sure if all the staff were students, but for such a small restaurant, it looked like they couldn’t cope with around 45 covers.

Conveniently located in theatre land I’m sure they’ll have a steady footfall, but really not inspired to return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice food here. Would definitely return and think very good value for the price. The onion ring/bhajis are amazing and the lamb chops are fantastic, those 2 are absolute stand outs.

MA
MonicaA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The venue was very good and the food was amazing.

NM
NigelM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fantastic food and great advice as well as service

JL
JaneL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always try to go this amazing restaurant whenever we’re in London.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service, great staff and quick service, a little expensive but as in Central London, maybe to expected. Lamb Chops, some of the best I have ever had.

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Putneyfoodie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an awesome restaurant. Service was friendly, informative and better than I’ve seen in some of the top restaurants. Price point was great especially considering the quality. The food is probably the best India I’ve tasted in London. Highlight was the chops.

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aslis
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very satisfactory, food was delicious, service was very good. Ambience is standard, there was no smell of the grill inside the restaurant - which very hard to find in London restaurants.
Highly recommended.

DM
DebbieM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious Indian food and great ambience. Second time and I’ll be back again.

JH
JamieH
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find ! Great food ! Nice Tandoori flavours! Recommend a visit here very much !

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host was so welcoming and kind and food was delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday excellent

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LouiseS
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous authentic Indian food ! Very friendly staff made us welcome !
A hidden gem which we would definitely return too

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Lazymonk
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice vibe, friendly staff. The food was OK but the flavours were over the top. Everything was over egged, no balance, no subtlety, my taste buds felt bombarded. Promised much but just tried too hard.

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Glasweegie
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Highly recommended. Been twice already and will be back again when next in London. The tandoor sea bream was excellent- best I’ve had of fish cooked this way. Staff were also excellent. Have recommended to friends.

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oliverh
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Lovely evening with friends and excellent food!

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tiffytours
London
41 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! Delicious tandoor chicken, delicate fluffy naans, earthy black dal. All bursting with flavour. A gem of a restaurant in an area prone to chains and sub standard offerings. Great pre-theatre option.

JS
JillS
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food, onion bahjis crisp and dry. Tandoori chicken excellent and lamb chops to die for.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and quick service

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Foodie
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had the mighty thali on the Sunday. Great variety of flavours and really enjoyed it. Suggest they replace the halwa with gulab jamans instead for dessert!

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AmeliaP
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious and authentic. Service was great and I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Cath
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent good!
Service was very good. A small restaurant I strongly recommend.

SA
SteelAfoodie
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Utterly delicious and great cocktails too.

MC
MichaelC
Essex
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice. We ordered a little bit too much (as always!). But everything was really nice and an interesting twist on your typical Indian.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing as always! The service was impeccable and fast! The chicken and the lamb was cooked perfectly! Always order the naan!
P. S. The Punjabi Sour always hits the spot!

AB
AndrewB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I’ve been several times before and was taking a foodie friend from Australia. The usual things; onion bhajis, lamb chops, chicken tandoor, roti and fries were all excellent, but our introduction was a disappointing beetroot seekh kebab that was bland and undercooked. A shame as it influenced our view of the rest of the meal.

PS
PeterS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Recommended by daughter. Love the food, especially the lamb. Good choice of beers. Service attentive

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Traveller104
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Highly recommend a meal here.

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IevaT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly staff, great experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great food. Really had a great time. Staff is very knowledgeable too.

TJ
TerryJ
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice vibe very relaxed ..food was excellent and portions a reasonable size.Had a home brewed beer which at £6 a can was expensive but it was very nice. I would definitely come back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food, prompt service and excellent value. The lamb chops were insane and everything else was beautifully cooked.

OT
OpenTable Diner
10 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb chops were really good.

FAQs

Tandoor Chop House at Covent Garden offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3096 0359.

Tandoor Chop House at Covent Garden is rated 4.6 stars by 1036 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.