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About Sartaj Restaurant
We are a premier Indian restaurant in Covent Garden London WC2, established since 1979 we’ve been serving exquisite Indian Curry, Balti and Tandoori cuisine for the 34 years. Our authentic Indian food has prepared by the same chef from day one, so you’re guaranteed to always get the perfect blend of flavours.
Our menu offers a choice of classic Indian dishes, as well as great Pre-Theatre and Lunchtime special offers. Come visit us soon and don’t forget to order our renowned giant family nan bread.
London, WC2H 9LN
Contemporary Indian, Asian, Indian
Hours of Operation:
Open 7 days lunch 12 noon 2.30 dinner 5.30pm 12 midnight
£25 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
020 7831 1413
All our food is cooked by our long serving chef who has been with us from day one. We are one of a few restaurants that still offer an authentic Balti as wellt as classic Indian Curry and Tandoori dishes. Sartaj Restaurant is also the only place in the area you will get our unique giant family nan.
Just a few minutes walk away from Covent Garden, Tottenham Court Road or Leicester Square Tube Station.
Private Party Contact:
Mahmod Ali: 07960 273157
Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Sartaj Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
This was our second visit to Sartaj. After booking the table via Open Table and we were greeted friendly at Arrival. A table for 4 waited for us although we booked only for 2 People and the Restaurant was quite full.
Very friendly and promt Service. Quality of Food was very good and we like the Naans, although we did not order their huge Family naans.
Whenever we come back to London we will also come back to Sartaj.
I came with my family to eat in this restaurant after searching for an Indian Restaurant in Covent Garden. I am glad we did it, we ordered 4 different plates and they were all great. The Karahi lamb and the Butter Chicken were outstanding. We really enjoyed the evening and I recommend this small gem to anyone looking for a above averege Indian meal for a good price.
We found Sartaj in the busy Siven Dials Area of Covent Garden, warm welcome and nice table in the dowstairas seating area. Very wide option of food, friendly service. All portions were quite large, quality of food very good. We enjoyed dinner and for sure will come back.
Small, but this means the service is good as they are not catering for a massive restaurant. Food was really good, we liked how you could get your curry made exactly how you wanted, if you wanted a Chicken Tikka Massala, but wanted to try it abit hotter, all you had to do was ask.
Food was superb! My husband is an avid curry fan and we have eaten at many good curry houses but this is amongst the best of the best! Generous portions, tender meal and moist and tasty naan! Service was attentive and food arrived swiftly, what more can I say apart from go book!
I came here to spend time catching up with some old friends. The restaurant had reserved a table for us. From the start we were made to feel very welcome. We were allowed to take our time ordering food and drinks. When we did order food the waiters gave good advice on the ingredients and strengths of the dishes. We could choose from a good selection of drinks. One of my friends really enjoyed her wine, I had Indian branded beer which was nice and cold - and large! The food arrived in good time and was very well presented. Centre of attention was a massive nan bread which was precariously balanced, but we well all able to tear off portions. The various dishes were all extremely tasty and good sized portions.
Booked this restaurant for our Department's Christmas do. First time we had been here and were pleasantly surprised. The staff were very friendly and the food was excellent. A few of the party will be returning here again in the future. Thank you for making our Christmas do so enjoyable.
This is the 2nd time we've visited this restaurant which is very close to the Seven Dials monument in Covent Garden. I'm not sure if they received my Open Table booking as I mentioned we booked but they didn't check. The restaurant itself is quite small. We went on a Saturday around 6:30 which was a Pre Theatre time although we was not going to the Theatre. Dispite the waiters being rushed off their feet, they coped well. The food was extremely nice and fresh. You can create your own dish which is what I did and I would highly recommend.
I love Sartaj. It's my go to restaurant for birthdays or meet ups with friends. The staff are always welcoming and able to cope with fairly large groups and all the frustrations that can entail.
The food is genuinely great, we originally went just because of the giant naans, thinking they were a bit of a gimmick but they are actually delicious along with all the other dishes. I can especially recommend the balti menu where the will make up pretty much any combination of meats, sauce and flavours you like.
Food was outstanding really enjoyed it and the naan bread was huge we only ordered a medium so there was one bigger!! abit slow on service but we were in no rush so it didn't effect us at all!! Staff were all really friendly I would definitely go back all in all a really superb experience
As visitors to London, we visited Sartaj twice, once on a Friday evening and then on that Sunday evening.Friday's experience was wonderful. The place was bustling. The service was quick and the food delicious. Our 13-year-old son ate a lot. That's high marks. On Sunday, the place was a third full, yet the service was sluggish and seemed perfunctory. Often we were waiting long periods...for the table to be cleared, to get the check. Maybe it was the B-team, but it compromised the experience. Food was still good, though. Not cheap, but good value, especially relative to some other Indian restaurants whose menus we considered.
We were going to be 20 mins late so I telephoned and it wasn't a problem. We had a table for 4 even tho there were three of us so we could spread out.
The food was lovely and they didn't rush us Also, they didn't sell beer in tiny bottles!
We spnt some two to two and a half hours there so it was a good evening
Indian restaurants in Central London can be a bit hit or miss because they rarely have to rely on repeat trade, catering as they do for tourists. I found the food at Sartaj to be perfectly fine for a pre-theatre meal. The only problem was that they had not had a wine delivery that day so many of the options on the wine list were not available; the one we did choose was not as cold as a white wine should be.
But I will go back there when I fancy a curry before a theatre trip, and I recommend it.
We were fortunate enough to dine there on the pre theatre menu which made it excellent value for money. Custom curries to suit vegetarians, paneer masala particularly yum. Enjoyed our night very much, the food was great and there was a lot taken home as it was too much for six diners. Would go again.
My friend and I enjoyed our dinner at Sartaj, and the nan (for which the restaurant is noted) was large and tasty. The pre-theatre meal offers good value for money, and service was prompt if a bit perfunctory. Overall, though, the food wasn't especially memorable. I'd say this is a safe, fast and reasonably priced bet but not a terribly exciting one.
We booked this restaurant on line only because of the location as it was near to where we were staying,if we had waited and made our decision whilst passing by the premises we would have walked on as it doesn't have the best kerb appeal. We still decided to go in and thankfully the food was actually really good though,my spinach dish was cold but this was quickly dealt with and a hot dish was brought to the table quickly. The waiters were attentive and friendly. We were offered a complimentary drink to apologise for the spinach being cold. All in all we enjoyed the food, but wouldn't want to recommend it to our friends travelling from Scotland only because it can do with an upgrade and was tired and in need of redecoration, new carpets etc. And this could perhaps give a bad impression.
I came back here because it was recommended to me last year and I had a great meal with friends. So this time I took some new friends but it was not the same....
Service was not good as we got a lot of "eye-rolling"
Food was ok but the one vegetable main dish smelled like it got bad. We didn't eat it and shared the other food which was plenty. When the waiter came to clear the table and asked how it was we said good, but the vegetable dish got bad somehow - it smelled "rotten". He asked us why we didn't say immediately and we said because we smelled it too late and we were busy with the other dishes.
No apologies, no offers of desert AND in the end it appeared on the bill and we even got charged for it.
This threw me off and I will not come back nor will I recommend it to anybody anymore
Food is ok, not outstanding. The naan has a very sweet taste. Service is friendly and fast, and prices are reasonable. We were there on a cold night, and the temperature in the restaurant was warm and pleasant. No cold draft from the door. Close to several theatres.
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