Balthazar London

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£26 to £40
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French

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In the heart of Covent Garden, Central London, Balthazar is open all day, seven days a week, serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, as well as an amazing weekend brunch. Our private dining room has its own bar and lounge and seats up to 60 guests.

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Specials

2/3 courses £19.95/£22.95

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: January 6, 2020

Ends: April 30, 2020

Availability: Sun 10:00PM-10:30PM
Mon-Thu 12:00PM-4:30PM 10:00PM-11:00PM
Fri 12:00PM-4:30PM

Treat your mum this Mother's Day

*For reservation all bookings we require a credit card and 24 hours' notice. If any reservation is cancelled within 24 hours or if you fail to arrive, then a cancellation fee of £20.00 per guest will be charged.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

What 3144 People Are Saying
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MM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was very good. Table left very little room for conversation. Too close to diners on either side
The servers were not very friendly quite abrupt

SS
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere great. Food amazing. Staff friendly and attentive.

P
London
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice and courteous service

OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and had a lovely waiter! Would highly recommend.

FR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Had reserved a table but ended up still being seated 25 minutes after my slot.

Was told to go to the bar for a drink and wasn't served promptly.

Overall was very dissatisfied with the service

D
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Delay to table due to Valentine’s Day. Still a great meal and well taken care of by great staff...

BN
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience2

It was valentines day, the service was bad, food was very poor and they have super loud music and cheeky decoration. Not the standards of a Balthazar restaurant.

NT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service5ambience1

I would recommend Balthazar any other day than Valentine's. It was loud, gaudy, and the musician only got louder until we couldn't hear each other speak. Not a good gimmick - and hopefully next year it is discarded.

IW
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked as a special meal out for my husband’s Birthday and from start to finish the staff made us feel special. Although we arrived early we were made delicious cocktails at the well stocked bar with an ambience that reminded me of New York. Our table was well positioned and the menu had a wide variety of choices. Overall the service was courteous, efficient and timely giving us a memorable experience.

MB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Everything excellent except the service. A lot of waiters but we were ignore. They came late to ask for the order , to pick the empty plates , to take care of us. A pittt

LT
London
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food was okay but it was hugely noisy.

C
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Unusually moules were not very nice. I always have them every time I go. This time they were pretty bad. Outstanding service, wonderful waiter (from Algeria) and we felt very well looked after. Will of course come back hoping to get better mussels next time!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Always a pleasure to visit.

SC
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fab food, great service. Staff very efficient and the food is yummy!

t
Acapulco
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I had a reservation and eventhough I had to wait 15 minutes more. My dinner tooked about 45-50 minutes to be served. And at the end, poor quality of mussels.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, and

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

No I don’t want to

v
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely place as always, service was a bit inattentive but food was great

OT
Brisbane / QLD
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We were disappointed that the chicken liver mousse has been taken off the menu and replaced with seared foie gras which wasn’t nearly as delicious. The steak frites another firm favourite was also disappointing, the steak was ordinary and the fries weren’t as good as usual. We usually love Balthazar New York and London, however tonight the entree and main were not up to standard. The soufflé dessert saved the day and was truly wonderful!
The service was impeccable and the vibe as uplifting as always.

S
London
16 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Food was excellent service a bit slow - noise level in full restaurant very loud - tables are very close together and no soft furnishings to absorb the sound
A good venue for the shouty

RA
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service was really good as well.

Z
London
17 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

good food with a lot of choice. bit noisy. good service

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was very good, late night hours makes it a gods post-theater option! Service was a bit slacking!

a
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb French cuisine in a beautiful art deco setting, with some of the best service in London. All staff are super responsive, friendly and warm. The pre -theatre menu is also excellent value

DH
London
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good French style food in a Paris look alike Brasserie. Very enjoyable pre theatre meal.

FB
London
12 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yummy macaroni cheese xx

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OT
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food was quick to arrive and drinks were nice too

R
London
15 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Six of us including an 18 month year old had a great brunch with wonderful food and friendly service.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Went for Sunday morning brunch, was lovely surroundings but food wasn’t particularly special for the price.£70 for 2 people for pastries, full breakfast, eggs bene and 2 bloody marys.

A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful, pleasant experience

OT
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Did it once, don’t need to do it again. Food was fine but would never hit my top 10 or even 20 restaurants to return to. Server was a bit of a bull in a China shop.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was good

TD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent time and the food and service were superb!

L
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster with chips was sensational. I had the lobster pasta which wasn’t as remarkable as the lobster on Its own. However this was made up for by the phenomenal desserts. The chocolate dessert was the best I’ve ever had and I’m quite the connoisseur of melting chocolate cakes. The raspberry and pistachio cheesecake was also delicious. Can’t wait to go back! Also good value!!!

W
London
20 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner - the food was delicious (especially the scallops) and the staff were attentive without being overbearing. The atmosphere was welcoming and lively and the restaurant is beautiful. Efficient service so it’s great for pre-theatre!

LL
London
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was excellent as always. Three of us were dining for lunch. Two of us had the set lunch which we were very happy with. The person who had the raw seafood platter thought it was a bit small. Also - the fresh crab was unavailable & a substitute was made by the waiter but no discount was given. Puddings were really, really delicious - especially the raspberry ice cream profiteroles.

It was Friday lunchtime & the restaurant was busy & buzzing. Tables are quite cramped & there’s a lot of steps up to the bathroom if you have any elderly diners as we did. Recommend.

JN
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The food was excellent and service was great. We will definitely go back.

GC
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time at Balthazar. Have always wanted to go there.
Lunch was nice. Had the set menu. Choice was a bit limited.
Was slightly disappointed that the baked soufflé was not on the menu. I saw it on the set menu when I booked but when I got there it was not on the menu.
Mushroom soup starter very good
Bread very good
Macaroni dish very tasty but I would have preferred more meat choices. Eg no chicken or beef on the set menu
Steamed trout was quite good but nothing to rave about
Nice waitress arranged for us to take macaroni leftovers home in a nice Balthazar carrier bag.
The bathroom upstairs on 1st floor is lovely as is the nice staircase going up to the bar

e
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time to Balthazar in London after many visits to Balthazar in Manhattan. It was lovely. Food and service were fantastic!

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. We Weill definitely revisit and always book in advance.