Farzi Cafe

4.3
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319 Reviews
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£26 to £40
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Indian
Welcome to Farzi London. We look forward to serving you soon!
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4.3
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4.1
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4.3
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SA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Was really disappointed by quality of food.
Expected better at this high price point...

S
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Music was too loud for dining, great if you are looking for a bar atmosphere but then the crowd was Auntijies, hijabes, drug dealers and Russian hookers.

NW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

-Limited menu
-Awful service
-Food was nice not amazing
-Phone skills were awful (hung up and also didn’t take the call later)
- Possibly decent for a last minute date night .. but would not revisit

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very friendly staff and delicious food. The Amritsari Fish & Chips main course was superb as was the Avocado chaat starter. Don't normally see those kind of dishes in an Indian restaurant.
A bit pricy though for what we had, especially the vegetarian dishes.

K
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Blown away by our dinner... compliments to the chef! The chicken Pau and Wagyu sliders were amazing! Will most definitely be back very soon!

N
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and ambience. Great place for a date or with a group of friends.

SS
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food and service was average

DW
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We had to get the waiter's attention to order drinks on arrival and again to order our food and again to order more drinks....
Would have been nice if they had checked on us every now and then.
Food however was good as always.

M
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with lovely service..i would love to visit again

F
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We booked the pre theatre menu but upon arrival it seemed quite limited so switched to the main menu. The waiter explained each dish and helped us make informed choices that were delicious! We were able to move tables as the people nearby were rather loud but handled without a fuss and new table was much better for us. Decent wine list and great atmosphere (upstairs) ... food was delicious!

AS
London
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

They took our order but only brought us 1 out of the 2 starters. Then after 35 mins we asked them what happened to our second starter, they said they’ll chase it. But then we got our main dishes brought out after which the second missing starter arrived. But during this whole time for 35 mins no one checked on us or asked us if we were ok. We had to grab one of the waitresses attention to flag the missing food.

Taste wise the food was ok but my Artichoke korma dish was barely lukewarm. The Plates were freezing so as soon as we put any food on it, it’s go cold so we just ate straight off the serving dishes.

The ambiance is great and its not overtly busy but service needs a lot of looking at.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Atmosphere, service and ambience was perfect. Could not be faulted! The food however, whilst beautifully presented, lacked authentic flavour.

A
London
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant overall is a nice place.

We ordered Butter Chicken Pao Sliders and they were nice, we ordered the chicken tikka which came out raw but we sent it back and got a nice portion.

The lamb chops weren’t my thing, but I can see why you would like them, they aren’t Tandoori, beware!

The goat shoulder was extremely fatty, and the biryani with it was horrible.

The CTM and the nihari were alright.

Overall a nice enough eat.

SC
London
67 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find. Chosen at random because our first choice appeared to be closed for business, we were absolutely delighted. The food was delicious, as was the champagne cocktail which accompanied the set menu. We both chose the Roasted Pumpkin, Courgette Salad with Goat’s Curd Mousse and honey truffle, followed by Chicken Tikka Masala. We learned this restaurant had only opened in January 2019 but every element of the service seemed very polished and well-deserving of the Michelin plaque they had recently received. I'll definitely return and recommend the restaurant to friends wanting an up-market Indian cuisine experience.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the time of my life here, I actually cannot fault a thing. The restaurant host welcomed me like he knew me personally, I was quite taken aback. I loved the ambience, decor, hospitality and the food. The food was presented and cooked with thought and creativity. I feel Farzi Café calling itself a bistro is them underselling the experience. It was one of the most exciting nights I had had in while. Gaurav is a Godsend, thank you from myself and my friend Malaika for your impeccable service, it was an absolute pleasure and we hope to see you again when we return on another occasion.

MT
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good service, very tasty food, small portions and desert was nothing special

A
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, amazing service, and most importantly...delicious and creative dishes. The staff were really attentive and I really liked the Ayurvedic theme for the cocktail menu. Can't wait to come back!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Bold effort to create a fusion menu with an Indian recipes. However a bit disappointed with the quantity and mains. Starters and desserts were delicious.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Unfortunately the food did not match the ambience or the prices. Seasoning was lacking on the mains but starters were fine. Underwhelming experience.

DS
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service.

Guarav was exceptional in his service. Great tasting food.

SN
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and music. The gentleman who served us was really attentive and friendly. The bone marrow was the highlight of the evening for us. Thank you for the special touches, dessert and making my partners birthday more special. The manager as well kept checking on us. Over all highly recommended.

Y
London
93 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, innovative and delicious
Service was excellent also.
Only niggle was the music was a tad too loud. Sometimes hard go hear my friend speak

SS
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The galouti kebab starter was good. My wife ordered a tandoori chicken chops which was a bit under cooked and sweet( sweet tandoori chops was a first for us). I have never paid £7 for a bad mango lassi this record was finally broken here. Dont order the mango lassi. To be fare we went on diwali night and looked like they were struggling and had no time for taking proper care of their customers which can just asking if we are happy with the food. We had our starters and left. My wife has been to their branch in Delhi,India and has good things to say about it. I won't be coming back here unfortunatley.

JB
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We were told on arrival that we could not have the Diwali set menu because we had not pre-booked - this was extremely disappointing as we came especially for the Diwali menu and there was no option to select it when booking via open table.

UD
London
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best quality Indian food I've ever had! Definitely worth it. Would just like more vegetarian/vegan options in this menu.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Overpriced

LB
London
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The food is great. The best lamb chops I've had, perfectly cooked.

The only thing that I was disappointed with was the state of the toilets. They were so bad. Dirty, messy, smelly, too dark. There was water all over the floor, tissue everywhere. It was disgusting and it was not only one toilet but all of them.

KP
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

great food, great venue, service can be a bit slow, they could do with more staff but the food in this place is definitely worth the wait!

v
London
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I was expecting it to be like the one in Pune India and was disappointed in that respect,but the food was nice and service good. Pune restaurant is spectacular and the London one is ordinary.

SS
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely little find! We had an offer for the festival week menu so 3 courses for £30 with a glass champagne was amazing. Nice selection of yummy food!

JB
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was very tasty so it is well worth the visit but I found our waiter quite pushy..we ordered 5 dishes then the waiter wanted main order so we told him we would see how we feel.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner - was well spent at Farzi
They made us a special dessert and we had a nice table in the corner downstairs.
Good service and great food

P
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Service was amazing.
The place is lovely.
However, food is just ok, nothing extraordinary or to get excited about.
Dishes comes in small portions.
We expressed that we didn't like the starter that we have ordered (Galouti Kebab Pate), and they can see that it was almost untouched, but they couldn't be bothered.
I do love exploring restaurants and bars, but would I be returning to Farzi?
More likely not.

M
London
17 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and atmosphere. A very minor point on the lack of explanation on the menu. Will definitely be going back again!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Waitress was clearly new!
Gave us wrong menus, served us wrong drinks and generally we were rushed. Food tasted below average. I would not recommend

FB
London
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Restaurant decor and ambiance was lovely. We were a group of 5 dinning out on a relaxing Wednesday evening. Between us we ordered the naan bread, Paani puri, Black Dhaal, Paneer, slow cooked lamb shank, aubergine dip, beef wagu buns and couple of other side dishes. Food was flavoursome and presented beautifully. We all agreed the dishes were very small (hence why we ordered a-lot of food) i would say 1 starter can equally be shared with another person but not between 5 :) so maybe that was our mistake. The shank was cooked to perfection and I would have happily ordered just this with a bowl of rice instead of the starters. Waiter was attentive although a little bit disappointed he told us that they had ran out of masala chai.

AE
London
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was great..spot on. The best prepared and tasting food I have had in restaurants in a long time...really enjoyed every dish.

Only issue that detracted to the overall experience was the noise. It was a little too noisy. I think this was due the placing of the table right next the bar. Had the background music and the chatter chatter of the people at the bar.

GE
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place for a night out. Chitcken tikka starter and lamb shanks are an absolute must. Also the cocktails are delicious - all so innovative. Definitely worth trying.

SP
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Not bad for central London, great choice of cocktails and Whisky. Food is epic.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ever food. We have been to Farzi in India(Hyderabad) but this place blew us with amazing best ever food. Made our experience memorable arrange a cake for my husband