The Quilon

4.6
1250 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.

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 1250 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
28 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food. Excellent service. Would definitely go again

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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!

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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

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ChrisS
1 review
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.

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vipHelenS
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took the vegetarian tastin menu, impressive selection well presented and served
Still one of our favourites in London

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ScousePhil
Liverpool
10 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A repeat visit, this time with my wife's son and my son. Warm greeting and nice table. Ordered dishes to share. Pre dinner given some delicious poppadoms and selection of tasty dips, then given a hot red drink which we all enjoyed. Prawn masala was tasty, Malabar lamb biryani was similarly well enjoyed. Chicken pepper masala was a hit as was the chick pea curry.

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DanD
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, delicious food and fantastic service, look forward to returning.

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PipB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, my only niggle was that soft drinks were very expensive

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TravelMiner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal at Quilon. My friend is vegan and the chef made a special curry for her main. There were other vegan options as starters and sides. Good service and lots of space.

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MinLOVEbeautifulplaces
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a amazing experience, staff were friendly and the food was delicious.

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vipPrasannaL
Surrey
13 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food, as usual. Thank you.

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vipNirdoshK
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been to Quilon several times and it has never failed to meet expectations. This visit was no different. Will need to visit again after all the restrictions are removed so that we can make use of the Ala Carte menu.

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vipLeiner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with wonderful service. The wait staff is attentive, the food fantastic, and the ambiance superb.

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Kuhu
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ragby was amazing, tailoring the menu to meet our specific needs. Prawns masala and lamb shank were the highlights!

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SatishK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent - looked after my son's extreme allergies very well.

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AmalQ
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tasted the brunch menu on Saturday and it was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant best Indian restaurant in London

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anab
London
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

very sofisticated dishes, second time and will repeat. The starters are incredible. very good service too.

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and friendly service. I would highly recommend going.

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DSBabra
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Could not have been better.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Too expensive for nothing

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MLEE
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to The Quilon to eat, the food, services etc is amazing.

I have been there a few times and l’ll be coming back again!.

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 1250 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.