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About Balthazar London

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.

The Balthazar Boulangerie is housed next door serving its own house-made artisan breads, as well as a wide selection of homemade pastries, salads and sandwiches to take away throughout the day.

4-6 Russell Street
London, WC2B 5HZ
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Thursday: 7.30am - 11:30pm
Friday 7:30am: – 12pm
Saturday 9am: - 12am
Sunday 9am: - 11pm

Afternoon Tea is served Monday - Friday from 3:00pm to 5:30pm, Saturday from 3:00pm to 5:00pm and on Sunday from 3:00pm to 6:30pm.

Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday, with Petit Brunch from 9:00am and the main Brunch menu from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 3301 1155

Website:
http://www.balthazarlondon.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Balthazar London Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (249)
Great for Brunch (213)
Great for Lunch (211)
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Special Occasion (209)
Good for Birthdays (187)
Good for a Date (183)
Casual (147)
Business Meals (131)
Good for Anniversaries (128)
Fit for Foodies (122)
People Watching (119)
Authentic (116)
Romantic (116)
Fun (110)
Sunday Lunch (103)
Comfort Food (93)
Hot Spot (89)
Afternoon Tea (89)
Cozy (86)
Good for Groups (77)
Notable Wine List (75)
Afternoon Coffee (67)
Vibrant Bar Scene (62)
Creative Cuisine (58)
Bar Seating (55)
Kid-friendly (54)
Neighborhood Gem (47)
Quick Bite (41)
Late-night Find (37)
Worth the Drive (35)
Handcrafted Cocktails (34)
Quiet Conversation (34)
Tasting Menu (27)
Seasonal (25)
Good Vegetarian Options (18)
Healthy (15)
Local Ingredients (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Scenic View (12)
Disabled Access (11)
Outstanding Value (10)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Great Beer (3)
Organic (3)
Vegan (3)
Spicy (2)
Live Sports (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Lovely, as always! I always look forward to spending the evening here.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (London)·Dined 2 days ago

I went there with my best friend for an afternoon tea. Everything tastes amazing and the Christmas decorations are really beautiful. Good vibes!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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 (London)·Dined 2 days ago

good food and service but terribly noisy, you can not have a conversation unless you scream for that reason I would not come back

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined 3 days ago

Really enjoyed the food. There was a great choice and the place was buzzing

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was good considering the location and the price point.
It was a busy Saturday night and it was buzzing. The staff was quite nice and easy to talk to.
I would advise a friend, who doesn't know London so well and isn't to fussed with the price of things.
I would like to try it for brunch, because the bread and the madeleines were to die for ;)

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

Lively restaurant, excellent service, good food. A bit squashed-up and no good for a quiet conversation - the music and talking are so loud, but they do give the place a great atmosphere all the same.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great environment, and nice food. Waiter was a bit off and abrupt, but overall it’s a lovely place, great for an evening out with friends.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

We are returning customers and picked this restaurant because we were dining with 'out of towners' and it's got a great atmosphere and the decor is impressive. What I'd forgotten though is actually how good the FOOD is - much better food than comparable brasseries such as Zedel or the Ivy Group.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

Balthazar never disappoints. Great food, good service and lots of choice on the menu. Can recommend the moules frites!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We had afternoon tea, and everuthing was just perfect. Great food, great service, great location and ambience. I would definitely go back the next time I'm in London.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Just like Balthazar in NY. Nice food and drinks. Good service, and the best atmosphere!

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 (London)·Dined 5 days ago

Really great restaurant with good service. Would have rated 5 star but had to wait a while for the waiter to ask for my first drinks order and couldn't get their attention. Went to the bar in the end. Food is amazing

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

We were a few minutes late, but our table was held, we enjoyed Balthazar classics (beef stroganoff and pan-fried salmon) - and an enterprising waitress, discovering that a birthday treat of desserts had been wrongly ordered by our neighbouring table, instead served them up to me, having heard it was my birthday the day before!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun
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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

Met my Mum and my Aunt for a meal after the matinee of 42nd Street. I was delayed and they were looked after by the staff really well. There was a nice buzz about the evening and the food was great ! Especially the chocolate fondant. Straight outside they could get a taxi straight back to their hotel , so stress free for 2 very with it octigenarians !

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great ambiance but the food quality did not warrant the associated cost. The service was incredibly polite but very slow. All in all, a fun place to go but not the best bang for the buck when compared to the quality of the food.

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 (London)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Really enjoyed a Sunday evening meal at Balthazor. Food was lovely - especially the lobster spaghetti and the slow cooked boeuf daube.
Lovely place in Covent Garden and the staff were really friendly and attentive.
Loved the atmosphere too!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good brunch menu with very fluffy pancakes. Good value for money!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fast service, food was great.

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 (London)·Dined on November 11, 2017

A lively, buzzing, attractive atmosphere. We were recommended delicious wine and have very fun waitresses/waiters. Only draw back was that it was more expensive than we expected it would be.

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 (London)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I had been in Balthazar NYC and I loved it but my experience in London has been very poor. The food was very poorly cooked, the wine by the glass tasted like vinegar and the service very low (they even hit my face with the table cloth while removing it).

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 (London)·Dined on November 11, 2017

A very pleasant meal in a great atmosphere and good service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Brunch, Fun, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great service and food as always. I dine here quite a lot and I did feel the table was crammed in this time with not much space between our neighbours. When the bill came it also felt quite pricey for what we had at £65 per person. Other than that still remains a favourite place.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great service
Great food
Great value
The restaurant provides that great mix of food wine and atmosphere that is so rare to find in London now
I would recommend to anyone

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for a Date, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent spot - buzzy atmosphere with varied menu, great service and food was A1 ! Geoff Lester

Tags: Casual
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 (London)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great food and ambiance. The service is always good here - go to impress!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Balthazar never fails to satisfy. The staff are really on the ball and if you want to have a quick business meal and catch up its the perfect place. Very fast service, good food with lots of options. There is a really mixed clientele, business lunches, dates, family gatherings and the atmosphere is lively and loud.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Romantic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Took my girlfriend here for a surprise afternoon tea for her birthday. The food was excellent and plenty of it for the two of us! The service very efficient and friendly and the atmosphere of the place was great.

Really nice place and will be definitely be returning!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Thank you to the staff at Balthazar. The food was delicious.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It's one of my husband's favourites but, this was my first visit ... I agree with him, completely! We will be back! And we can't wait to bring family and friends!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on November 5, 2017

First class staff and service. A wonderful birthday brunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (London)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very nice food and very friendly staff, but the services was very bad and it slightly ruined the evening.

They forgot about the food order completely and also we ordered drinks that never turned up (except on the bill)

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent bistro food, with terrific service

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was lovely it was the best fish pie I have ever had. The portions are big sadly we couldn’t manage a pudding but the certainly looked nice.
My only complaints would be it was a bit noisy so difficult to hear each other we were also packed in when I left to go to the toilet I couldn’t get back in my seat so we just paid the bill & left

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Atmosphere and meals were amazing as always. Service was a big disappointment and charged 12.5% for it. Even though I love this place it made me question if I would come here again because of the service

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch
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 (London)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Perfect for a friends catch up. Bustling atmosphere, great cocktails and yummy Eggs Benedict.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (London)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a delicious weeknd brunch, great food and coffee, but the experience was let down by the service. There was a lot of staff hanging around chatting yet we had to wait ages to order, for our drinks etc and it was quite difficult to get anyone’s attention when you wanted to order more drinks or get the bill. If the service had been better I would have scored them a 5.

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 (London)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food great atmosphere. Loved the breakfast menu i normally go for dinner which is also just as yummy. Definitely worth it!

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent service, and they made a nice dish for my anniversary! Waiter was awesome

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Outstanding restaurant. Amazing food. Great service. We were there for a pre-theatre dinner, and it exceeded our expectations.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Perfect service, good location, delicous foods, happy times...

Tags: Casual
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