The Quilon

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Among the new generation of Indian restaurants specialising in lighter sauces and a more eclectic menu, Quilon is the sister restaurant of the famous Bombay Brasserie. The interior is an elegant mix of rich muted colours and the bar is a particularly popular place to meet. The delicious food is described as 'Coastal Cuisine' and dishes such as seafood, crustacea and a variety of specialities are available. Dishes includes Char-grilled shrimps with lime and chilli, lobster with tangy Goan pickle and fish curry with coconut. Quilon was awarded its first Michelin star in 2008 and received a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2009.
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Mediocre food with mediocre service. Not sure how this is a Michelin rest

DD
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was very good. However, at the end of our meal, our waiter Raghby(?) kept asking us for tips on card even though it said 'no tipping was allowed' and service charge was included. Then he kept us waiting for a long time to get cups to take our wine (for which we paid over GBP350) to the bar area of the hotel. When I finally started walking out, that's when the cups suddenly appeared. I am surprised at the rude treatement by Raghby at a Michelin star restaurant where guests pay so much and expect a level of service rather than being bugged about tipping and then receiving slow service (we ordered a wine carafe AFTER ordering an expensive Bordeaux Pomerol bottle). Did not feel welcome and I don't think I will be going to Quilon again.

MJ
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, would highly recommend it !

KB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Delicious food, Great service and Great price! The tasting menu was awesome 😊

JS
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Indian cuisine is not our favorite, but it was good, and the service excellent. We were seated next to the aisle to the kitchen and that was not the best, but still a good experience.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I have been coming to Quilon for the last 4 years, the service used to be amazing but it has definitely dropped.

My husband and I go for the Sunday special menu where the staff used to give us extra accompaniments and sides, a tea pot of chai per person. When we went with 8 ppl, we got 2 accompaniments across all of us and just one cup of chai, when we asked for extra portions we were charged.

I have recommended Quilon to so many ppl over the years, I am disappointed at the service.

On my previous visit, the waiter dropped a tamarind chutney on our table cloth, instead of changing the tablecloth, they just put an extra napkin to hide the stain.

The service is definitely not what it used to be.

RA
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish this was a first class experience. Staff were friendly and welcoming, food was clever in its presentation with great descriptions by staff when presented at the table. We thoroughly enjoy the meal. I won’t hesitate to return

D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch for £27!

Five star cooking at a great price

EB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been to Quilon several times. This was the first with my son who just turned 20. Surprisecake:-). We had wonderful chicken to start with champagne. The signatur Lamb shank was matched with Little Creatures Pale Ale. Outstanding :-)
Love to be back soon!

SP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food excellent as always. We had the seafood tasting menu and the quality of the ingredients and the blend of spices made every course a delight. The highlights were the turbot and the seafood biryani but I couldn’t fault any of it. Service is efficient and friendly.

DM
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Quilon for my birthday and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We are from the seafood menu and were surprised at how much food came with. We were practically rolling out of the door.

RH
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Although the food and service at Quilon were quite acceptable we felt that there was nothing outstanding about this restaurant. Quite disappointing for a restaurant with a Michelin star.

c
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

We had to ask to move table as the table next to us was very noisy with children shouting.
We chose the 'non-vegetarian' menu. The starter arrived BEFORE we had finished eating the popadoms etc....
The main course of lamb and chicken tasted as though the chef had emptied the salt pot into it by mistake.
The pudding was a piece of dry cake and tasteless pistachio ice cream
The four very small glasses of wine in the wine flight were very average and not worth the £39
The last beer I had in the beer flight tasted like a children's raspberry fizzy pop
Having eaten in numerous Michelin stared restaurants we wondered how you ever achieved your star!
Altogether we were very disappointed

RN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always delicious food and perfect service!

PH
Kent
8 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Supposedly Michelin Star food. Did not bring my main course, and when enquiry made, said it could not be produced. A lamb dish appeared 5 minutes later. Michelin star food is not produced in that time. Quality - average high street Indian. Don't go.

MN
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. We had the black cod and the fish curry. All the service people were professional and pleasant. I wil definitely go back on my next trip to London.

L
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I had the tasting menu, the meal was delicious and the ambience was very good, the service was exceptional!

RN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was just outstandingly delicious. True Fine Dining place! Will be definitely back!!!

V
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Understated and charming, a lovely quiet curry. This place is all about the flavours, which are sensational!

M
London
17 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time in a couple of years. Food was as good as I remember and service was super friendly and really helpful making us feel welcome and enhancing a very enjoyable experience. If you like seafood it's even better but the meat and veg are also great. The extra palette cleansers are also delicious in their own right.

RL
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food, service and atmosphere. Music good too.

DB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food and service was just mediocre. This was a disappointment

GM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the tasting menu with beer. The food was really delicious, and I am surprised that I drank so much beer in one sitting. It was fun and a novel way to have this food experience. The restaurant was really an oasis, and I wish I could go again tonight, although I would choose wine this time. Thank you so much!

M
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was very impressed by the service we received from the waiters and servers. They were friendly, courteous and professional. The wine was very good and the food was excellent. It was certainly the best and most elegant Indian food I have ever tasted, the lamb in particular. I also appreciated the complimentary starter, drink and chocolates and as a result, combined with the quality of the food and service, makes Quilon very good value for money.

OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our water was fantastic. We told him what we wanted and he delivered. Delicious.

S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very creative menu. Deserves the praise for that. Service lax, slow, non attentive.

D
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding, the lamb shank was delicious. Couldn’t have asked for better service or food; a fantastic night out

GO
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite food in a beautiful room with exceptional service. We could not stop smiling from the moment we walked in.

WM
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most amazing meal here; probably the best in London! We did the beer tasting menu - so glad we did. The food was amazing, and so was the beer. The service was outstanding!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all round service, great food and attentive staff

P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I had a good time at Quilon on Friday 21 June 2019 and will definitely return. There is a good vibe about the place, not so loud so one can easily have a good or romantic conversation. The food was excellent every thing we had was good - the mini dosa, fish peeri, lamb biryani, fish curry. The dessert we complained the cake was too much - (better complain for too much than too little) and thats simply because we had overeaten. The only reason I give the service a 4 star is because i stressed no coriander albeit I understand most of the Indian meals come precooked with coriander but my biryani still had some garnished coriander which i removed and still enjoyed the food. Overall a good restaurant, good waiters and a place to treat someone special. To the staff and chefs - well done and please keep up the good service and food quality.

AB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had vegetarian tasting menu. It was a great review of typical Indian food. I enjoyed it very much.
It was much more of quantity that I would expect from tasting menu, so I left really full.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tasting menu is amazing!

J
Orange County
62 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We dined here on the good advice of a friend and would highly recommend to others! Excellent service and very authentic southern Indian food.

z
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this place is fantastic. Authentic food, great service and attentive staff

B
London
17 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really good food. The gussi curry could have been a bit more spicy but absolutely loved mango curry ..mso refreshing. Very fresh ingredients used. Would definitely come back. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

CP
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not Michelin quality. Expensive for what you get. Service was good.

PB
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Southern Indian seafood. Exemplary service. Comprehensive wine list. Hard to imagine how it could be any better!

BG
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and first class Indian meal. We enjoyed our tasting menu with superb presentation - so delicious !

TT
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome all the way around. Food, service, setting all of it 5 star. Beyond recommend.

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