Thali and Pickles

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43 reviews
£25 and under
Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
We specialize in authentic Indian contemporary fine dining, come and try our unique Indian food to experience the real taste of India right here in London. We serve a selection of Thali’s carefully put together in a variety of combinations to get your taste buds going. Thali & Pickles is the brainchild of the Award winning restaurants Indian Room and Indian Moment. When we first opened the doors of our previous restaurant chains, we had a vision...a vision to be different! We took the same approach for Thali & Pickles, but from a more rural and authentic view of Indian street food...served on a traditional Indian "Thali" - this is how its really meant to be eaten! Come and experience a truly genuine feel of eating from a mixture of mouth watering Thali's!

Tuesday - Thursday 30% discount on full Bill!
What 43 People Are Saying
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4.0based on all time ratings
4.2
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3.8
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3.7
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ChristinaM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Popular and friendly local restaurant with tasty, well-presented dishes and lots of choice. Nice vibe and a great menu choice. A firm favourite!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Overpriced

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TomB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Completely overbooked so never got inside the restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful, really terrible

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Starters were good
Food and service was rushed - place was not busy
Thali curry was wrong order
Was £7 for one prawn which a complaint fell on no response.

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WeezT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal at this gorgeous little restaurant
The food was incredible, cool vibes , great atmosphere the staff were very attentive and generous

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vipclive
London
11 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was mediocre and some dishes were hot on the outside but cold in the middle.

Wont be going back

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NeilM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

A table for six with a mixed order of several curries for all to share. The quality was mixed, some were good,especially the tandoori chicken, papa dome and salads others were OK. We all enjoyed it overall and would go back, although not rushing back

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Top notch food. Loved the street foods snacks/starters. Will come again.

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HamishD
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Excellent food but the staff were rude and not at all what we had expected given an earlier meal at the restaurant Also the place is a bit tatty needs renovation a shame because the food is super

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FPC89
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall4food4service1ambience3

Service was a bit dismissive - I ordered a mocktail off the menu and the waiter looked at me like I was insane and just said ‘no’. Food very nice though!

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sw19
London
13 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really nice, intimate Indian restaurant. Great selection of dishes, good value. Restaurant was full so service was a little slower than expected but understandable.

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vipOphelia
London
400 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A good selection of dishes and great food. With the 50% off a good deal but expensive without. The service charge was steep so we didn't pay it. Really not sure I will be back which is a shame as this is quite local.

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AngieT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a thali plate each with bread, curries, chutneys and dessert all served on the same plate - there was so much food but all very tasty, for a reasonable price. Great location right opposite the station.

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vipandyocallaghan
London
18 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A lovely local restaurant serving an array of familiar curries, as well as thalis and smaller "street food". The service is brilliant, really friendly and welcoming and the food's great. The Hyderabadi Biryani is particularly excellent.

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VV24
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

They didnt seem to want us there. No record of our booking. The main took ages to come out. Asked if we wanted anything else, he had the bill ready behind his back for when we said no. The door was opened for us the second we started putting our coats on. It wasnt so busy that there were people waiting for our table. Quite bizarre.

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Frecklz
London
51 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We have been to this restaurant a few times and always enjoyed the food. I enjoyed the thali options.

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vipAand
London
127 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fantastic meal! the staff were very friendly and the food was delicious. We shared a number of starters, all were great - then had our own Thali. There are plenty more things on the menu that i would want to try so will certainly be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food and excellent value for money. Pickles with popadoms bit disappointing.

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SarahT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2016
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Unfortunately, this small restaurant with a small kitchen has got caught the Deliveroo bug and spend more time serving those that have ordered online than guests actually in the restaurant. Booked for 8.45 and didn't get our food until 9.50 by which time we were past it. My starter wasn't available. So I asked for poppadoms instead. But they waited for me to finish my poppadoms before bringing anyone else's starter out. My friends were famished. The table next to us got their starter when they were already eating the main course. When I booked online I got 25% off but the bill was for the full amount. Luckily I noticed and they revised the bill for us. Food is good although overpriced. And you get the smallest amount of rice ever. Not a great experience and wouldn't rush to go back.

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Ashnish
London
31 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2016
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We went there in a big group to try the thali. We were disappointed with what was on offer. They ran out of so many items on the menu and on the drinks menu which was a surprise as the place was empty.
The food was not bad but could be much better.They do have good veg options though.
Time to try new places in the area.

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Harry27
London
23 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2016
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Had high hopes for this place, the atmosphere was buzzing and menu looked good. The food, however, while of a high standard, was served only warm and cooled down very quickly, making it less enjoyable. Also the service was friendly but very slow and took a long time for the bill to come, and then for the credit card reader to arrive. Definitely has potential but some disappointing aspects.

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SophieP
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2016
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great food. Service definitely could have been better - "service with a smile"

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StephenR
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2016
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Decor very basic. Door was left open.
If the idea was to re-crest a street food feel then the bill at over £60 for 2 was over priced.
Food was bland and nothing special.

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lornac
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Friendly, attentive staff and fabulously authentic Indian food. Good atmosphere, lots of people but they didn't rush us at all.

It's not flashy, nor really fancy but very enjoyable and great value.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place to have some authentic Indian dishes.

LH
LaurenH
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous reception, fabulous food, and lovely staff/host. Small and cute for couples meal.

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lobstercheeks
London
29 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is enticing and exciting, with options that you don't normally see in an Indian restaurant, such as squid. The flavours of everything we ordered were exquisite, packed with flavour and spice. Similar menu concept to Dishoom, but I thought the food was better. Highly recommended.

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HelenY
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely, simple restaurant, amazing food and great service.

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Nell
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the vegetarian and chicken thali dishes very much - a great selection of dishes and the staff were very knowledgeable and helpful when we ordered, ensuring it would be to our taste (ie explained which one would be spicy and mild). Beautifully presented starters and thali. Only negative - rather pricey non-alcoholic drinks ! £4.00-£4.50 for bought-in lassi and mint lemonade.

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foodfan
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my second visit on a Monday night, so the restaurant wasn't very busy, but we had great service and great food on both occassions. Ate too much but didn't regret it :)

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great dinner. Went with my sister and we loved the food. The menu was just the right size and we even chose items we wouldn't normally. Portions were the perfect size.

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benneti
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Loved the thali. Plenty of food. Enjoyed the mini popadoms . Would go again

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Jbizzle
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Decent food and service, pretty much standard curry though still enjoyed it. Shame that the restaurant didn't have the booking that I had reserved through opentable app. Though were very accommodating and found us table anyway.
Will be going back.

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vipJayw
London
85 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2015
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We visited this restaurant twice before for the Thalis which were great. The meal ends quickly so we decided to go and sample the starters , main courses etc and linger a little, The starters were bizarre. One called pav bhaji a small vegetable curry came with a buttered burger bun. Why not a puri? My partner chose some mini vegetable pies(can't remember the name ). They tasted like soap. The curries were better but hardly special. A dhansak advertised as three chillies in heat was mild and lacked that sweet and sour flavour. My partner's Rogan Josh was similarly unexciting. The best bit of the meal was the poppadum plate with chutneys. Service was efficient and friendly, though what the manager is up to parading around in a suit all the time I do not know. He needs to get into the kitchen and sort the food out. Stick to the thali if you visit.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2015
Overall2food1service3ambience3

This was my first experience dining at this restaurant. I will never go back again.
The starter of pani puri was filled to the brim with tasteless potatoes and no chance of filling it with the tamrind water provided. For main i ordered a fish curry (was meant to be spicy but was so bland and unenjoyable) and my partner order the butter chicken.
The first thing lacking from this was seasoning and the butter chicken was cooked with coconut milk.
Given that I am indian and do eat a lot of indian food I would consider myself a god judge. I will not be returning and will definitely not be recommending this place to anyone i know

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Dix666
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent value and diversity in their thali, definitely gets the thumbs up - quick and polite service - ideal for pre night out food...

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Frankie
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really great experience at Thali and Pickles. The staff were really accomodating and the food was fantastic, a really great selection and plenty of choice for vegetarians too. I would definitely recommend the Grand Thali's, Ive not had anything like this before. A really unique experience and I will definitely go back soon.

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Gino
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rd time eating here, and slowly working our way through the menu. No duds yet. Service always very friendly, food always delicious, and really good value for money. Will be back for round 4.

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Ahmed
London
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2015
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Really disappointing. I was looking forward to having our own Masala Zone here in Balham, which is my go to Thali place. Staff were depressing to begin with, and food under seasoned (we literally added salt to every other mouthful). Food was just acceptable; not horrid but nothing to sign about. We sat by the kitchen and I watched in horror as they microwaved rice plate after another, I wonder how long it has been out for. This was all finished with the most awfully soggy and lacklustre Gulab Jamun I've ever tasted. Overall bad experience, I will certainly not go there again nor would I recommend it given the number of really good places around.

FAQs

Thali and Pickles does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Thali and Pickles also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8673 3773.

Thali and Pickles is rated 4 stars by 43 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.