Chez Mumtaj

4.6
1070 Reviews
£26 to £40
French / Indian
This glamorous French-Asian fusion establishment on the London Road in St Albans is a cosmopolitan restaurant with a nod to Josephine Baker inspired glamour and 1920s Shanghai style. Brought to you by the team behind the critically acclaimed Mumtaj Tandoori, Chez Mumtaj Restaurant and Saffron Champagne Lounge is a hit with locals and the dining room - with cream leather banquettes, golden Buddha statuettes and plush Persian carpets – is always filled with a chi-chi crowd. Head Chef Chad Rahman has created a bold menu influenced by Indo-French and Pan-Asian cuisine, and we love the buttered black tiger prawns cooked Malaysian-style; and the seared foie gras with Schezwan pepper, cauliflower puree and hazelnut oil.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1070 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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vipJudes
London
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we had a wonderful evening. The staff are so polite and accommodating. The food is delicious and we felt very safe with the covid precautions. We will be back

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GoranH
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great Indian food. Friendly service. Would prefer if wsiters wore visors and if we didn’t get approached by 4 different staff to minimze risk of Covid infection

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vipJudes
London
11 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I went to Chez Mumtaj, which is our favourite restaurant - we spent our first day there in September 2019. We were given our favourite table. The food was outstanding as usual. The service was first class. The rice arrived a little late so we were given two glasses of champagne to apologise. I wish them well during these trying times, and pray they will still be running when the COVID is in the past.

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EirinnMcC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

his place serves the best Indian I have had and I don't say that lightly. I really enjoyed my evening here. The dish portions were spot on, and the food was unbelievably tasty. As for the restaurant itself, the staff are lovely, all chatty and very friendly and the atmosphere was buzzy but no loud. If you go, I recommend the Duck Samosas and the Chicken Biryani. My husband had the Lamb Rogan Josh and love it.

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michellem
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our last dining out the experience before lockdown part 2 So we took the advice of our children that highly recommended Chez Mumtaj as the Best of its kind. So Pleased to report we could not have enjoyed it more ;-)

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Ivan
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal and flavours.

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vipDiner2012
London
47 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good atmosphere in the restaurant and service was efficient - especially with current time restraints although didn't feel rushed.
Enjoyed dahl and chana dishes from the vegetable sides. Friends enjoyed lamb dishes. Plenty of choice so you will need more than one visit to experience then menu.

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Ants
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We’ve been here a number of times this year and booked it for a 50th celebration and took 2 new timers. It was like a ordinary Saturday night curry house, poor service and average food but high prices. We ordered our first set of drinks 3 times and it took 30 mins to get them, not acceptable.

Disappointed and embarrassed that we dragged our relatives up to St Albans for a special dinner with just average food. Disappointed.

The staff need to also understand that when wearing gloves you don’t keep touching your mask that also sits under your nose! Poor management on PPE!

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vipBijanZ
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

They couldn’t find my booking at the time of arrival and after 50 mins waiting they could give us the table(booked for 7:30 pm) and we didn’t get our main course until 9:25 and we’re not able to finish our dinner by 10 pm and was denied the desert.

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DeanS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic night, thank you very much! Highly recommend to others.

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vipkennieg
London
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I love this restaurant -
we usually go mid-week -
so the atmosphere was busy/active...
I prefer the quieter mid-week experience.

Will come back soon

MB
MeganB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were in St Albans for work and were recommended this restaurant. It did not disappoint, the menu had so much wonderful choice we ordered 3 starters between 2, a main course each and 3 sides. A lovely bottle of wine and great service. I definitely recommend it and will come again if I am ever back this way

AJ
vipAlisonJ
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our second time to visit. Lovely meal. Friendly service. Shame it wasn’t busier. Would definitely recommend. Salmon Tikka was extremely tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience - very special

KJ
KJames
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy our curry at Chez Mumtaj. Service very good as always.

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vipdandan
London
81 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is really great. The dishes are varied and full of flavour. A little gem in st albans.

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Maria
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very nice and so was the service. We’ll be back!

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Roxi
London
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff were lovely and food was delicious. `Masks worn and staff kept there distance.

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LucyAR
London
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely evening in Chez Mumtaj! We’ll be back soon

CL
vipChrisL
Hertfordshire
15 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

It is now an Indian restaurant - not fusion. Very expensive for an Indian. No longer has the fusion special touch.

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halone
London
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good, but nothing special. Good Indian food.
The only thing which was different for me was the desert of pear stuffed in zaffron.

DJ
DanielJ
London
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and setting, well managed within covid constraints

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vipAlanP
London
89 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to see Chez Mumtaj open again and observing very strict procedures. The fusion menu is not being served yet due to the limited numbers but there's an excellent choice of Indian food and ours was to the usual very high standard.
Highly recommended

MR
vipMartinR
London
9 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible. I cannot recommend chez mumtaj enough! Some of the best curry and crafted fusion dishes I’ve ever tasted

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vipKath61
London
86 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 3rd visit and we were not disappointed. It was a special meal to celebrate my husbands 70th birthday. The service is impeccable as is the food. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely people, excellent service and tasty food

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Foodlover
London
23 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & we had no issues with the service- we went on a Thursday evening. We really enjoyed ourselves and would go back

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SueW
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, friendly staff. Third visit, will keep coming back

KD
KatieD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is by far my favourite.
The fish dishes are amazing. The staff are lovely and welcoming
We go chez all the time and we’ve never had a bad meal or a bad word to say
Keep it up guys see you soon

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AlanT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food. Service was excellent. Nice ambience for a Valentine’s Day meal with a great menu. I would definitely recommend dining there on any occasion.

CB
ClareB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chez Mumtaj is consistently excellent. Food is imaginative and delicious; service is impeccable; the restaurant is stylish without being stuffy. It is always a treat to go there.

BE
BillE
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

From a service and seating perspective CM is the best in St Albans. Nothing to beat sitting back in those well upholstered seats and be served by the best service crew I've come across.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a fantastic evening, we both enjoyed the flavour and originality of your creation.
Thoroughly recommend to everyone!!!!

PD
PaulD
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best place to eat St Albans bar none.
Remains our favourite place.

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LoisCook
Hertfordshire
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous food as always. Chad’s award winning cooking never fails to delight.

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Frapey
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Unusual flavours, outstanding service and a great ambience. Will definitely be going back and would highly recommend.

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flanagan4
Hertfordshire
12 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic evening from start to finish. Made very welcome, great service and gorgeous food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was superb. Service was a little slow

CL
vipChrisL
Hertfordshire
15 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good - as always.

CL
vipChrisL
Hertfordshire
15 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was fantastic - as always. The only downer is the wine list - cheap wines don’t go well with excellent food.

FAQs

Chez Mumtaj is rated 4.6 stars by 1070 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 reservations at the moment.