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About Thali

Located on the Old Brompton Road in South Kensington, Thali serves up authentic dishes from throughout India, many with an appealing modern twist. The grazing style restaurant focuses mainly on North Indian cuisine but also showcases curries and tandoori specials. The menus are based on family recipes, handed down through generations, and enhanced by head chef Dila Ram. We love the sound of tandoori wild boar, for example, or snow crab patties with mint, coriander and spices. The thali offers a selection of dishes, as does the tasting menu – both provide a good introduction. The décor, an interesting mix of cosmopolitan London meets the mystery of the East, ensures Thali attracts a vibrant mix of local foodies and fashionistas. Diners looking for a casual bite are welcomed upstairs to the candlelit restaurant, while the ground floor is reserved for private dining. Check out the extensive wine list, but don’t leave without sampling Thali’s award-winning cocktails!

166 Old Brompton Road
Kensington
London, SW5 0BA
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 3pm, 6:30pm - 11:30pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7373 2626

Website:
http://www.thali.uk.com/html/home.html

Executive Chef:
Dila Ram

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine

Thali Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.3

service

4.0

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Denver)·Dined on 11 December 2017

Best Indian food I’ve every had

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 (Toronto)·Dined on 3 November 2017

Our hotel recommended Thali to us as they had been themselves. It was worth every single bite. Our reservation was initially for 8pm but we arrived earlier and they were very accommodating. I went with the server's food recommendation and was not disappointed. Loved my dish and loved my husband's too ! :)
Service was great, the location was convenient off the tube stop.
Overall, simply loved our choice!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 9 September 2017

Great food! It's the 2nd time to go to Thali for dinner and it never dissapoints!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on 16 August 2017

Excellent food. Great service

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·Dined on 10 August 2017

Absolutely fantastic Thalis. If you like spicy, try the Fish Thali. Do reserve. Very popular.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (London)·Dined on 8 August 2017

Could not fault this restaurant when looking for authentic Indian, will certainly be back the next time we are in London

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 31 March 2017

I really love this place, food is amazing, the service is perfect, good wine menu.
I've been there 4 times now and it is always perfect !

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 (London)·Dined on 3 March 2017

I've been here many times as it is so close to me. My family and I usually take our guests here when we go out. The food is amazing and the service is even better. It is not just your typical indian restaurant but they take every aspect and make sure to perfect it and we are always very pleased when we dine there!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 23 January 2017

I am a regular here and love it. Fantastic small plates, don't miss the palak chaat and lamb chops.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Norfolk)·Dined on 21 January 2017

Outstanding food and service- this indian restaurant has an amazing menu. This was our second visit to thali and we had the traditional indian (veg) thali. It comes with an amazing array of decent sized portions of food comprising a combination of breads, curries, rice and a dessert portion. Highly recommended.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Organic, Casual, Healthy, Fun, Seasonal, Cozy, Outstanding Value, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 5 November 2016

Been to Thali twice now and each time food was delicious. Staff are very friendly and service is great. Will definitely be making this one of our regulars.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 4 November 2016

We were in London for a few nights and were keen for some authentic Indian food. Thali came up after a few searches and the menu and location were great. We were able to book online which is a great and convenient service - especially while travelling - and went to the restaurant. Dinner and drinks were fabulous. Some of the best Indian we have ever had. Our server was attentive and helpful with the menu and answered all of our questions. It was a great night and we were stuffed. We wished we could have taken our leftovers back to the hotel to enjoy them the next day, the food was that good. Price was reasonable too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on 14 October 2016

Friends talked it up but we didn't have a name. We lucked into it and we were not disappointed . Great service, ambience & food at a reasonable price. We will be back but we will have come halfway around the world again. We look forward to it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on 23 September 2016

High quality north Indian cuisine popular with locals. Decent wine list. Crispy spinach appetizer not to be missed.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Kid-friendly
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 (London)·Dined on 30 August 2016

Great food. Good service. Will come again. Able to sit outside, which was pleasant except for traffic.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 22 July 2016

Excellent Indian food in the Kensington neighborhood. The quality of the food was spectacular with equally impressive service. The staff was very knowledgeable about the menu and made excellent suggestions for my wife and I. Very pleased with our choice to dine there and would definitely recommend it to those wanting authentic Indian food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Norfolk)·Dined on 9 July 2016

It was one of the best dining experiences of recent times. The food was so balanced (like home-cooked meals), we had their veg Thali which is quite adequate for one person. It redefines classical indian food without overdoing with any of the ingredients. If you have eaten Indian elsewhere I would recommend that you try this. Service was outstanding. Very relaxing environment. Highly recommended.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Outstanding Value, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 16 April 2016

Beetroot curry

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 (London)·Dined on 11 March 2016

The food was delicious and the service perfect. I will book a table soon again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 16 January 2016

Organising a last minute table for 12 on Saturday night in London can be a challenge. However it all went smoothly with Thali. A beautiful table was organised for us on the day. The very diligent staff gave us some pretty good suggestions and what we ate was amazing. Those spicy crunchy lamb chops were unbelievable! Overall food is good value. I liked the decor very much - smart, stylish, youthful and clean cut. I will certainly go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Surrey)·Dined on 19 December 2015

We had a lovely meal on Saturday night - there were 12 of us and the service was excellent. Food was delicious and good value. We will go back if we are in the area.

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 (New England)·Dined on 27 August 2015

The service and food were delightful. Atmosphere was lovely. Best Indian food I've had.

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 (London)·Dined on 8 August 2015

Had the delicious vegetarian Thali and it was delicious and very good value. Attentative staff and lovely atmosphere.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 17 July 2015

Good service,great food, vegetarian options. Beautifully presented with a difference.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 9 May 2015

Great service, great food. Try the pomegranate salad.

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 (London)·Dined on 8 November 2014

Good food and nice prices. Good service and helpfull vaiter

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Outstanding Value
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 23 November 2013

had lovely dinner fantastic food. One of the best in London.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 19 October 2012

We hadn't been to Thali for over a year but pleased to find it was as good as we remembered. The menu has some new things on it keeping it fresh and appealing but the great things on the old menu are thankfully still there. The lamb cutlets are mouth-wateringly tender and spicy, the spinach chat delicious - when has spinach ever tasted this good. Every spoonful of the biryani was a mouthful of flavour and seabass was also very tasty. We tried an unusual beetroot dessert and had a lovely bottle of wine from a good selection. Enjoyed the meal immensely and the service was excellent as always. The kind of food you fantasise about afterwards - looking forward to going back!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 7 January 2012

Really good food that is worth paying the extra for. Wine list has a range of prices to suit any budget. Along with attentive service we would highly recommend Thali as a change to the traditional indian restaurant,

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 25 November 2011

Wir hatten für Freitag abend 20 Uhr einen Tisch bestellt. Wir bekamen einen schönen runden Tisch. Begrüßung und Service sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend. Essen super lecker und preislich für London eine positive Überraschung. Angenehme, ruhige Athmosphäre bei der auch eine gepflegte Unterhaltung möglich ist. Sehr zu empfehlen :)

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 (London)·Dined on 17 November 2011

Thali is by far the best Indian restaurant in South Ken. Forget Star of Indian, or Bombay Brasserie. They are so overpriced. Thali offers authentic, amazingly spiced and balanced North Indian food in a pleasant atmosphere and amazing service. Chili paneer, lamb buna, fish curry, daal makhni, and spinach chaat are to die for. There are three other Indian restaurants within the block from Thali but they are not even close to the consistency, quality and value for money Thali offers.

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 (London)·Dined on 28 October 2011

Absolutely one of my favourite restaurants ever!

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 (London)·Dined on 6 October 2011

Thali was a great find-friendly, excellent service and food

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 (London)·Dined on 24 September 2011

Thali is great for a romantic meal or quiet catch up with friends. Great food and service.

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 (London)·Dined on 9 August 2011

thali has great food and great service, food took a bit of time to receive the food but well worth it

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 (London)·Dined on 26 July 2011

Thali is by far the best Indian restaurant in South Ken. It serves fresh, delicious and surprisingly light food, the service is knowledgeable and personable, the owner is always there serving with advice and help. It is a must go. We have taken several groups of friends there and they have all loved it.

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 (London)·Dined on 1 July 2011

Thali has ended my search for a good North Indian restaurant. The food is so well cooked you can eat and enjoy almost anything on the menu. The starters in particular are delicious. Great place for a party or a romantic meal and service is always good with staff friendly and willing to help you choose dishes which can be adjusted according to taste. Good wine list and interesting menu. Not your typical Indian menu or restaurant. Looking forward to my next meal there.

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 (London)·Dined on 26 February 2011

Thali in South Kensginton was a very good experience i will be coming again. We really enjoyed our meal they have very nice indian desert which my daughter loved.

Thank you

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 (London)·Dined on 26 February 2011

Another fantastic meal! We tried some new dishes this time...the chef didn't fail us and we enjoyed them equally! We will be going back soon!

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 (London)·Dined on 17 February 2011

Thali never fails to impress! Vik and his staff receive you with a very warm welcome….they are very attentive and professional. The pre-dinner cocktails are moreish and the wine list is varied. The food….is just simply delicious. They have created a perfect balance of taste and texture in their modern but traditional dishes. Compliments to the Chef! I would like to see Vik sit back and quietly rejoice in this little gemstone….this restaurant is in a class of its own. Highly recommended.

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