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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.

26 Earlham Street
London, WC2H 9LN
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Indian, Asian, Indian

Hours of Operation:
Open 7 days lunch 12 noon 2.30 dinner 5.30pm 12 midnight

Cross Street:
Shaftesbury Avanue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7831 1413

Website:
http://www.sartaj-london.co.uk/

Catering:
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.

Public Transport:
Just a few minutes walk away from Covent Garden, Tottenham Court Road or Leicester Square Tube Station.

Executive Chef:
Anhar Miah

Private Party Contact:
Mahmod Ali: 07960 273157

Additional:
Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Sartaj Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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3.6

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3.5

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3.2

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3.6

68% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (36)
Group Bookings (16)
Outstanding Value (15)
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Special Occasions (11)
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Business Meals (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Romance (7)
Child Friendly (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (London)·Dined on 20 May 2016

We had booked a hotel close by and had been looking online for somewhere close by to have an evening meal. Read reviews and thought we would give it a try. Wasn't dissapointed. Friendly welcoming staff and the food was yummy and not overpriced.

Tags: Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 26 February 2016

Fantastic as usual. Large group of us and we had a blast.

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 (Naples)·Dined on 20 February 2016

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 22 January 2016

My favourite curry house- come here time and time again, with work groups, friends and my husband. The food is consistently good (especially their excellent breads), reasonably priced, and the staff are always so friendly and accommodating. Love it!

Tags: Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 31 December 2015

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Outstanding Value
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 (London)·Dined on 21 December 2015

As usual never a bad trip to Sartaj.

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 (Naples)·Dined on 10 October 2015

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 14 August 2015

Great food. Restaurant temperature was warm. The family nan is great table share. Excellent value.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 10 August 2015

We visited Sartaj before going to see Mamma Mia. Lovely meal and plenty of it. Well worth the money and good service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 19 March 2015

Excellent service as always and good family naan. Is my preferred central London curry house by far.

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 (London)·Dined on 20 December 2014

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 14 December 2014

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!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 3 June 2014

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 9 October 2013

Excellent Curry house , really like the Build a Balti option and the Naan bread is tasty but also a bit of show . Very enjoyable place to eat

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 2 August 2013

Good food at a good price right in the middle of town...can't ask for more than that!

Tags: Outstanding Value
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 8 April 2016

Good food, friendly service and always accommodating.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 2 April 2016

We enjoyed the great food, particularly the Family sized garlic Naan! Great service too

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (London)·Dined on 18 December 2015

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 13 May 2015

Supermassive family naan bread!

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 (London)·Dined on 14 March 2015

arrived a little early but table was ready and staff were freindly . good choice of food and drinks although service was a bit slow the food was enjoyed by all the group even the most demanding. overall very good and would go again

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 7 February 2015

This restaurant was tucked away and so can be easily missed. The food was very good, attentive service and a very good atmosphere. Well worth a visit.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 31 January 2015

brilliant food in a cosy atmosphere, very nice for a stay with friends or family

Tags: Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 3 January 2015

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.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 2 December 2014

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Cambridge)·Dined on 8 November 2014

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 29 August 2014

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.

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 (London)·Dined on 27 June 2014

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 27 February 2014

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 12 December 2013

Have eaten here a few times. Scruffy decor but probably the best 'proper' curry house in Central London

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 (London)·Dined on 28 November 2013

The fixed pre-theatre menu is excellent value.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 25 November 2013

As ever Sartaj delivers on flavour and value. Often go here in a large group as they can be relied upon to get all the food out at once (and hot!) and be very attentive even when the restaurant is full.

Looking forward to the next visit already.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 12 July 2013

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 7 August 2015

Great location for a 'standard issue' in and out curry, good time and beer ++ portion sizes were good.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 22 July 2015

The food was only average and the service was peremptory - we didn't see a smile from any of the waiters all evening. We wouldn't go back there even though the allowed us plenty of time to finish our beers.

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 (London)·Dined on 12 June 2015

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.

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 (London)·Dined on 4 February 2015

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Raum Frankfurt)·Dined on 23 January 2015

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

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (London)·Dined on 23 January 2015

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 24 August 2014

Good food although fairly mediocre - slightly bland, salty dishes and lukewarm temperature. Generous portions, friendly staff. Nicely presented restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 21 August 2014

I haven't visited the Sartaj for a while although the food was good and the service fine but the restaurant is in serious need of a refurb!!………. Disappointing.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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