Salaam Namaste

4.3
1754 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian
Located in London’s stylish Bloomsbury, Salaam Namaste has been serving the Indian food aficionados of the area for over 10 years and is at the forefront of Indian and Pakistani cuisine. Award winning chef patron Sabbir Karim has imparted his wealth of knowledge both behind the scenes in the kitchen and in the development of the menu. Dishes such as Crab Balchao and the Dhaba Gosht are particular favourites of the regular diners.
Following a refurbishment in 2013, Salaam Namaste can cater for 70 covers at any one time and is an elegant and contemporary space for intimate dinners or an ideal venue for entertaining guests, business clients and private parties.

Specials

£22.95 Chef Set Menu

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 10 people

Starts: April 24, 2019

Ends: July 30, 2019

Availability: Daily 5:30PM-11:00PM

25% Off Your Food Only, Sun-Wed

Get 25% off your Food Only when ordering a starter and main from the a la carte menu. £3 surcharge for seafood.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 10 people

Starts: May 10, 2019

Ends: July 30, 2019

Availability: Sun-Wed 5:30PM-11:00PM

30% Off Your Food Only, Mon-Sun

Get 30% off your Food Only when ordering a starter and main from the a la carte menu. £3.00 surcharge for seafood.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 10 people

Starts: May 10, 2019

Ends: July 30, 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00PM-2:30PM

What 1754 People Are Saying
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Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Best tandoori chicken I’ve ever had. Large menu, lots of vegetarian, vegan, and gf choices as well many meats.

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J
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really nice restaurant. Busy on Saturday night but was worth.

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Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!!

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FL
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The papadoms were stale. Service was spotty at best. There was only lady taking orders, so we kept waiting every time we needed a drink or order food. She was also answering phones, mopping the floor when someone spilled beer, felt bad for her. Bunch of other guys were either just milking around or delivering food, some of them could have easily helped take table orders. Food was ordinary, nothing to write home about.
I wouldn’t go back there.

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l
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such inventive and thoughtful food. Amazing dishes at great prices. Would absolutely go back!

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VP
London
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It is always a pleasure to eat at Salaam Namaste. Menu changes and food is always of a high standard

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WK
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was delicious and the staff friendly and accomodating. However the experience seems like it would be better when it's a small group. We were a group of more than 10 and for this reason, the food took almost an hr to come. The restaurant also wasn't able to do split bills so we spent about 20 mins trying to make sure the whole bill was covered. Towards the end of the evening, it also got too hot in the restaurant. I'd go there again but just with my husband.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Both my meals had an issue, the starter had little stone and my main contained a piece of chicken being a Vegetarian, couldn't eat anything after

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good. The air condition was a bit too windy for our taste. The four ants that came with the papadum sauces were not welcomed but overall we were content with this restaurant

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JB
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The staff were excellent; brilliant customer service. The food was great, too.

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ML
London
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was a bit slow but food was truly delicious, great tandoori kebabs including a fish one I'd never tried before. Dhall was also excellent and nice cold beer.

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K
London
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

The waiter that was serving us was very rude. We reached at at 1.30 which is the usual lunch time and he came to take the order straight away and said kitchen closes at 2.30 so order quickly. We were like huh? Then we picked the starters and said give us 5 mins to decide the mains, he said that will be the "final" order so we need order everything together.
The restaurant was empty, it was just us 4 there. No wonder nobody visits there due such poor service and rude waiters.

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s
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner for 10 people. We found Salaam Namaste on Opentable as chose it because of its proximity and the reviews. We had a vegan and GF diners and both had plenty of options. The service was friendly and efficient. The food was outstanding: varied and different menu along with all the staple Indian dishes and everything we ordered was well presented and more importantly, delicious. Highly recommend...which is something I rarely do.

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AP
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Was pleased to hold my birthday celebrations at Salaam Namaste. Really excellent food - great range of choice and everyone in my party thought their food was delicious!

They were very busy and so the staff were rushed off their feet. If I had had to give one negative comment it was that there probably weren't enough staff, but the food more than made up for that.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Pretty average. Plus it was horrifying to see they were serving us soapy water because our glasses of water were frothy. Wouldn’t recommend.

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AF
London
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good menu and well cooked with choices you don’t normally find.

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NS
London
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is delicious and well presented. Highly recommend the bhel and sizzling seafood platter. Excellent service.

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WK
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was amazing. Good service. I have tried many curry places in London. This one is certainly upper quadrant. Scallops are really good. I ended up getting a second order. Went with some laundry Cal's from London. They had not been there and agreed value for money is great!

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i
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The food is simply amazing, I go there very frequently or order food online.
The service is very good, but the place itself is somewhat cramped. And if there's a lot of people (which there will be), it can get very noisy. However, highly recommend simply because of food.

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HC
London
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worth visiting, different concept, dishes taste nice

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MP
London
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was both delicious in taste and perfectly cooked, a real gem of a find

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C
London
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really tasty food and well presented. It would be nicer if the portions were bigger and if the curries could be hotter (temperature) then it would be perfect. Definitely recommend it.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous presentation with traditional Indian tastes

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Lovely restaurant. They were very friendly and we felt completely at ease. They especially accommodated us as we were fasting and provided dates to break our fasts as well.

The food was plentiful and delicious with lots of menu options and tonnes of veggie options as well. Flavoursome and authentic taste as well.

The music was a tad loud but I could still speak to my friends, and the waiting time was a bit longer than I would have liked but the food came out quickly once we have ordered and staff were very pleasant and helpful.

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VK
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality meal and service at Salaam Namaste. The waiter even reminded us that if we ordered two starters and two mains, we would receive a 25% discount.
Would certainly visit again when in London.

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AB
London
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marvelous, imaginative, lovely service, I feel like a guest in their house.

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S
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

They would not mark that we were there on open table. Even after I showed them email from open table stating we were a no show. Open table did resolve when I contacted them

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DS
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Same sauce for all curries. Slow service,£20 corkage fee,ridiculous!

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RF
London
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Two of us ate a wonderful lunch here on Friday last. We were greeted warmly and after a couple of pints of draft Cobra settled into the most exquisite lunch. The curried goat was sensational. Absolutely amazing! Sadly on that day there were just two other clients, but it made little difference to the enjoyment of the experience.

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s
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Having been to Salaam Namaste on a number of occasions over the years, I was looking forward to the meal I'd booked for myself and five friends. They had never been before, and I was interested to see how they reacted toa very different sort of Indian menu. Well, first the good news: everyone loved the food. The bad news is that the restaurant was understaffed and very busy, so the service was extremely slow. Almost an hour before we got our starters.
In addition we all went for the deal from their web site of 25% off food if ordering starter and main course from the a la carte menu. I told the waiter that we all wanted the deal, but he said it wasn't available. Luckily I'd printed off the page from the Open Table site, and it clearly stated that we were there on the correct days of the week and between the appropriate dates. Even then, there was resistance to honoring the offer, and the waiter and manager had a long discussion before agreeing to honor the offer as a favour. Not impressed, and I'm glad I'd taken the printout with me.

Would I go again? Absolutely, as the food is fabulous and the service is usually very good. I'd make sure I always had a printout of any special offers and be prepared to argue the case.

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d
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious. The service was a little slow but in fairness the restaurant was busy.

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SS
London
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I was shocked there weren't many vegetarian options. There was a maximum of 6 vegetarian options and I was very disappointed. Decoration of food was the best bit. Taste of food was good too. But I wasn't impressed with the menu.

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LK
London
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and great experience. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes good Indian food!

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DM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was a little slow. Servers didnt seem familiar with menu. Food was mostly great. Had to order my drink twice.

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Good but not real fusion ... There are better places for to enjoy asian fusion .

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V
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Food too blend, no spice at all
Though it is neat and clean but I guess the taste lacks that sparks.. won't be going never again.

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TN
London
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great choice of food, very helpful waiters, and a nice atmosphere. Would go again.

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DT
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the nicest curries I have had in 30 years of regular weekly meals

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JM
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Very good food. Very noisy due to a couple of large , boisterous parties

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