The Quilon

4.6
1263 reviews
£41 and over
Indian
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Quilon opened in 1999 and quickly established South-west coastal Indian cuisine on the international food-lovers map, winning a Michelin star in 2008 which we have retained ever since. Our menu embodies a unique blend of ethnic and progressive dishes with seafood at its heart but also offering meat, poultry and vegetarian dishes, mostly designed for sharing. At Quilon, our philosophy is simple. We aim to convey our passion for South-west coastal Indian cuisine, through a quest for perfect ingredients and techniques.

Experiences

  • Brunch - South West Coastal, Indian

    £45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Served at the table this celebratory taste experience features a variety of exceptional courses each with multiple dishes created by our talented Chefs. featuring the delights of Michelin starred South-west coastal Indian cuisine but in a weekend brunch format. You can be sure this experience will start your weekend in style.
  • London Restaurant Festival: Five Course Menu

    £85.00 per person

    Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2021

    Five course vegetarian and non-vegetarian tasting menu. Quilon prides itself on offering the very best of south west coastal Indian. Here in the tasting menu you will find an exquisite range of contemporary and healthy dishes that are created with flair, style and deep respect for ingredients

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
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1263 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PhilG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best we food we have ever experienced. Would highly recommend

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Sanjeev
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very warm and friendly as always. nice selection of drinks and thoughtful menu.

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mreys
London
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food focused on the south of India. The service is very attentive. Everything you'd expect of a restaurant that standard.

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SatishK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual. They always look after my son’s allergies and requirements without a problem.

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AdamB
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Bulgarian waiter was extremely attentive. We had a lovely meal and great experience. The head waiter was very helpful and made you feel comfortable. Throughly deserve the Michelin star. Excellent tasting menu.

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DineshN
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service. Quality and taste of food was outstanding.

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Geetap
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

It can be a bit pretentious and tbh it is nice but not mind blowing food! The waiter hoovered with a presence which was irritating and made us uncomfortable.
The main waiter did not have interest in talking to us about the food, he rolled his eyes as we were not good enough for the Michelin star food!

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PreethamP
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant..been there many times and would highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Average food, average ambiance, and ridiculously expensive. Skip it and try somewhere else.

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vipIK01
London
17 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and service

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NeerajC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. We were all vegetarian and the waiter was superb in recommending dishes to us. Service was top, they created individual tasting platters for us.

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Ravi
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and they managed great service with reduced staff

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JamesHuyton
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Delicious! Slightly upset to be sat in the corner right next to the kitchen, and the dessert wine came after we'd finished our dessert. But amazing food and will be back 😊

RG
RoopaG
London
8 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food/ambiance & service.
Very courteous and were busy but food was delicious.

JB
JoshB
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

A nice meal. Just that: nice. We had the seafood tasting menu. Nothing particularly exciting. The biryani was pleasant, some of the other dishes were tasty. It was an entirely unexceptional meal. Service was pleasant and subdued. Cocktails were not, for me, especially nice or unusual.

I'm staggered this place has a Michelin star. Compared with Gymkhana or Tamarind (for example) this was a massively underwhelming meal. I could not recommend this place. I've had similar quality food at Masala Zone (not knocking that - it's generally solid for me)

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SyedB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you For the hospitality.

Wonderful to go back to qulion the best place to be.

Looking forward for many more visits in future

Best wishes

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NikkiS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and service.
We did not go hungry and the cocktail was amazing

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Pcressunda
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Expected better for one star Michelin. Disappointed

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viplynseyT
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service, will definitely visit again. Thanks Quilon team!

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Nadia
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

What a fine experience that was! I liked because I love new dishes and improvised version of our Asian food! And that I can always find in Indian recipes! Thanks for making my evening such wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Cons:
Starters were little cold. Wine not served quickly
Pros:
Mains were top notch... way too pricy though.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Disappointing overall. The poppadoms although cute were bland. The prawns were cold. The chicken starter was nice. Lamb shank curry was ok but not amazing and we regret ordering the lobster as it lacked flavour and don’t think it did the lobster justice. With high expectations as the restaurant has a Michelin star we left really dissatisfied.

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AnthonyD
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The taster menu was great particularly if you are introducing someone to Indian food. Highly recommend it.

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SF2020
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We were a party of 4 with a good knowledge of Indian cuisine and had been looking forward to our dining experience very much. The menu is extensive with a good variety of dishes.
However, the male server was rude and pushy. He wanted to choose our meals for us and when we insisted we wished to make our own choices he was affronted and surly.
The women who served us were delightful but the male server continued to be aggressive and critical of some of our choices.
Overall we enjoyed our meal and would return for the quality of the food.

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ChrisR
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food. The fish tasting menu was just beautiful.....Black Cod melted in your mouth.

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DeepP
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time being here, did not dissapoint. Amazing food and service! Would definitely recommended.

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Seth
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints us, loved the tasting menu. Full of flavour and such a wide spread, it’s a culinary delight.

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vipPickyEater
London
138 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The seafood tasting menu was sensational. The service was friendly and attentive, and it was a very enjoyable overall experience. I highly recommend a visit.

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vipElenaSerena
London
19 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We visited on a Tuesday evening for a birthday dinner. I'm sad to say that the entire experience was deeply disappointing. First, before deciding to book the restaurant I sent an email to ask for additional information which was ignored by staff. Leaving that aside, I still decided to go ahead and book the place as described as one of the best Indian restaurant in London and a Michelin star restaurant. There is absolutely nothing to justify this. While ambience is nice, the vibes of the place are fairly unprofessional (with staff dropping things on the floor, etc). Food was disappointing too: plates arrived dirty (I'm sorry to point out these details but that's not something I expect when going to a restaurant, especially a Michelin star rated place!), portions were small and in all honesty the beer pairing menu a joke (with one paired bottle shared across the whole table - I was expecting one paired beer per person at least). It was nice to receive a birthday dessert, so I appreciate that. I overall don't think that paying 95£ per person was justified considering the service and food quality. I don't recommend and won't be visiting again Quilon. You can find much better Indian restaurants in London.

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has a very good vibe, the staff were all very helpful and kind. The service was amazing, and especially the food. Recommended for anyone who appreciates Indian cuisine

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Connoisseur
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a relief after the constraints of the last few months to go out to a dinner of this quality. delicious food!

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IainC
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quieter than normal due to spacing but same professional service and exquisite food!

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pickyeater
London
29 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food. Excellent service. Would definitely go again

RF
RichardF
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a fabulous time when we visit Quilon, and this night was no exception. The Chill Cauliflower was perfect, as always, as was the lamb shank. Can't recommend it highly enough!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, lovely place. Would highly recommend!

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GaurangP
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, ambience and service. Great value for Sunday Brunch

CS
vipChrisS
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food in a relaxed atmosphere. We went for the tasting menu which was fantastic, very tasty and very filling! Would highly recommend.

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Stewie
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely setting, excellent staff and delicious food

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Archie
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A joy to experience. The attention to flavours made every dish standout. I will be visiting again

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eric
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and uniquely different from standard northern Indian restaurants. Staff was very helpful and made excellent selections for us. Highly recommend.

FAQs

The Quilon does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. The Quilon also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7821 1899.

The Quilon is rated 4.6 stars by 1263 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.