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Balthazar London, London,

Balthazar London

4.2
4.2
4112 Reviews
£41 and over
French
Balthazar is located in Covent Garden in the heart of Theatreland and a very short walk from the Royal Opera House. It offers a French brasserie-inspired menu with an abundance of fruits de mer as well as a wide selection of classical French brasserie and bistro dishes.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 101 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French, International

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:45 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:45 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Sat 4:00 pm–10:45 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    020 3301 1155

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    As well as the beautiful surroundings of our restaurant and terrace, you can also enjoy our French brasserie classics and exclusive, specially crafted menus in one of our two elegant private dining rooms.

  • Private party contact

    Sophie Laplante: 020 3301 8855

  • Neighborhood

    Covent Garden

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Prix Fix Menu

    £21.50 per person

    Jul 18 - Sep 30, 2022
    Prix Fix Menu available Monday - Friday from 11.30 am till 7 pm. Two courses - 21.50 Three courses - 24.95 including VAT, a discretionary service charge added.

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What 4,112 people are saying

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. J

    James

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you like a nice buzzing atmosphere then this is the place for you. Great service, fabulous food. We stopped here for lunch and enjoyed it so much, we went back for dinner. Dinner with a couple of cocktails was 130.00 which was not bad at all. Highly recommended.
  2. JL

    JulieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the food and experience,service was good very nice building
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about the dining experience was spectacular! Marco, our server is easily the best staff member in hospitality in London. Not only did he handle the basics with finesse but went out of his way to make the experience special. Extremely warm and attentive to all- not just us. Many thanks!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    My waitress sucked not gonna lie but when another waitress took over it got incredible
  5. W

    William

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Enjoyed the food, very good atmosphere. The waiters were very kind but continuously asking for me to order while I was clearly waiting for a friend to arrive. Felt a bit rude. However, they were polite and the food was fast.
  6. VY

    VuslatY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Marco was great! He adviced very good starters and main course..He was fantastic, Balthazar ambiance and food was excellent therefore we also book a table again tomorrow August 14th!
  7. JH

    JeffH

    Manchester

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    We booked the prix fixe "experience" for a pre-theatre meal, it took 10 minutes before anyone came to take our order, then a further 10 minutes for them to work out they'd sold out of items on the prix fixe menu and check we were happy with substitutions. Then we waited another 25 minutes for main courses, and had to bolt down our food to get to the theatre for curtain-up time. To be fair they waived the cost of one of our 3 meals and all the service charge, and the wait staff were very apologetic, but even so, we're not going back
  8. IC

    IandCL

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Balthazar is a busy brasserie with a real buzz about it. We visited for lunch and there were very few empty tables. Noise levels are high, but that adds to the atmosphere. The food and service are good, but the wines are pricey.
  9. ET

    EleniTrik

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Well enjoyed dinner!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Their Prefix menu is just a scam Order an onion soup from prefix you get half of the soup!
  11. a

    alexa

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Tourist trap trying to be Brasserie Zedel or The Wolsey but failing miserably. Staff were moody, inattentive save for one good waiter, nobody bothered to bring menus or take a drinks order. When the food came, the Steak Tartar I would not have given to my dog and the Oysters should be thrown back in the sea - huge prices, awful experience and very very average food, but hey they are on the edge of Covent Garden so there will always be mugs passing through. Should have gone to The Wolsey
  12. f

    francesr

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great but chased us off the table after 1.45 but did give us a table by the bar for pudding
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff was outstandingly friendly, the food delicious though a bit overpriced for what it was. The decor is fab, but the people that come tend to be a bit obnoxious sometimes. Overall a great experience.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Pessima esperienza e pessimo servizio, nulla a che vedere con Soho
  15. F

    Fred

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    we had the set menu for lunch and everything apart from one desert was stunning, the only thing that brought the meal down as a strawberry desert which was full of mint choc chip ice cream, which was very unexpected!
  16. JT

    JemmaT

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fab meal - would go again, good for group dining.
  17. a

    antonb

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Noisy atmosphere. Very poor service. Champagne had to be ordered 3 times and arrived half way through meal. Food average.
  18. AC

    AndreaC

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Service was slow especially if you consider that the restaurant was not full and service charge is more than the average.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Layla was the best waitress we’ve ever had! So attentive and still holding down the fort. The food was good but took a little long than expected, but i was in good company so it seemed okay. The waitress’s and runners were fantastic, didn’t appreciate some attitude of the lad in the suits but I guess I’m just very attentive to how others treat others. Ambience was magnificent, forgot I was in the heart of london
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a great evening - not often our family are together and we came to Balthazar. Food was excellent ambience and buzz excellent. The staff looked after us and we got the booth we requested. Thank you for a great evening
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location for a special occasional and casual dinning alike. Service was exceptional, food was top class. Thanks
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Sadly mediocre food, although the service was quite good. Probably good for families with young children, however.
  23. B

    Bibirella

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    It wasn't like the New York branch. The service was not the best and the food was okay.
  24. F

    Francesca

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food and wine! Would recommend to anyone who is looking for a fancy night out!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Really lovely staff, however the seating was really cramped. Service is slow to take orders and we had to keep asking for assistance but overall experience was good. I would dine again
  27. TT

    ThemisT

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Pre theatre dinner. The restaurant was packed but the service was very good and fast. We opted for the pre theatre menu - great value. Glad to see that they offered a carafe of Sancerre as we don’t like drinking too much before the theatre. The food was very good indeed. The only negative comment I have is the noise: extremely noisy made worse by loud music who one cannot really hear as people talk even louder in order to communicate. It made the whole experience very unpleasant. Not a place where one can carry on an intelligent conversation.
  28. MK

    MetineeK

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our night at Balthazar was wonderful from beginning to end. The staff were attentive and great and the food was delicious, something for everyone. I loved the wine lists and the cocktails were good. It's a great venue for any occasion, you can't go wrong.
  29. J

    Jane

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great value set menu, good quality and decent portions, attentive service.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Pre-opera dinner. Staff did not watch the room. It was hard to get some-one’s attention.
  31. C

    Caroline

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Tables were wobbly, wasn’t offered to move to an alternative seat. A little disappointing in a restaurant of this standard. Food was good but service was slow.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Ordered two steaks medium rare- they were well done. The meat was tough. Broccoli had no butter.
  33. B

    Burt

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food with an excellent ambiance. Great evening.
  34. BT

    BrianT

    London

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent for Birthday dinner, classic French cuisine well done
  35. s

    susieq

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We were thrilled to find one of our New York favorites in London. Excellent service, varied menu and wine list.
  36. EH

    EmmaH

    Birmingham

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Smallest physical table I’ve ever had but food was good, as expected and service pleasant although we did have about 6 different wait staff. Always reliable
  37. W

    Woof

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All round good experience for a group of five of us. Pleasant greeting on arrival, shown to a nice table with plenty of space around it. Service was cheerful, prompt and efficient. Nice buzz to the restaurant - didn't find too noisy, but might be a tad loud for an intimate romantic meal for some. Food I found to be perfectly good and my mates seemed very satisfied - its not gourmet quality I wouldn't have said but good bistro quality. Setting bang in the middle of Covent Garden and theres plenty of bars in the the area to have a pre and post dinner drink. Nice one Balthazar, we had a good night. Thank you.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The experience was amazing, all the staff very kind. Our waiter Marco was amazing, he was super kind and professional. We enjoyed so much the dinner and we will definetly come back! 10/10
  39. B

    Bianca

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Divine! Extremely friendly staff, shout out to our waitress Leyla, it was her first day on the job and she did amazingly well. The food was second to none and the ambiance was perfect. Make sure you get the apple tart for dessert, to die for. Will be back very soon.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Aberdeen

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our birthday meal at Balthazar. The food was delicious, the service was brilliant, and they bought out an extra dessert for my cousin, honestly, nothing was too much trouble for the wonderful staff. It wasn’t my first time at the restaurant, and I look forward to coming back. Many thanks.

FAQs

Balthazar London is rated 4.2 stars by 4112 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 101 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Balthazar London

4-6 Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HZ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Covent Garden

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:45 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:45 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Sat 4:00 pm–10:45 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 3301 1155

  • Private party facilities

    As well as the beautiful surroundings of our restaurant and terrace, you can also enjoy our French brasserie classics and exclusive, specially crafted menus in one of our two elegant private dining rooms.

  • Private party contact

    Sophie Laplante: 020 3301 8855

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