Tandoor Chop House

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Tandoor Chop House is the meeting of a North Indian communal eatery and a classic British chop house. It brings together the characteristics of these two traditional restaurants: The tandoor ovens, Indian spices and marinades, select prime cuts of meat, and buzzing atmosphere. The result is a place diners can come to socialise over drinks and share plates of hearty, comforting food.

*Please note that only our chicken is halal

**Our Sunday Mighty Thali menu is only available on Sunday's from 12-4pm (last orders are taken at 3.45 pm)
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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service again and again. Always return here for excellent tandoori food.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, lovely friendly staff, just not quite what we were expecting food wise but that’s not the restaurants fault. If you’re looking for a place that does lots of little/tapas style dishes of Indian food this may be more for you.
Again lovely staff and great atmosphere.

J
London
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Consistently good tandoori. Frequently visited . If only the had salads on side menu it would be even better. Good value but mind you are not tempted to order too many small and side dishes!
Don’t like the very poor lighting

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The basis for a tandoor chop house is the tandoori chops. And these guys make the very best

E
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ingredients, wonderfully cooked, served with a smile and good value. A really great restaurant experience. We will be back.

JM
London
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been here a number of times now and the food is always really tasty - the perfect spot for a quick Indian lunch Thali :) I will be back the next time I am in London.

BC
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The chops are too good...the daal makni was not bad too

O
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very convenient for a pre-theatre dinner. We liked the tables for 2 along the wall so not too close to your neighbours - a mostly young buzzy crowd with cheerful service and a great selection of food.

LS
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our best meals in London

MA
London
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Starters and mains fab. AVOID DESSERT!!

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TC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was amazing but not as great as one would expect for the price you pay (£14 for one tandoor chicken dish). This is definitely a place to enjoy the quality and taste of the food, do not expect abundance as you usually would in an Indian restaurant.

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

It was so noisy, making conversation a huge strain.

KT
London
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious, I will definitely go back! Service was very efficient and fast, and the staff were very friendly.

t
London
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Very busy on a Friday lunch. Food was nice, if a little spare (lunch deal) and we were slightly ignored, in our little corner by the door. Out of sight, out of mind, I suppose!

MS
London
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Business meal. Went good but the atmosphere was very loud!

DM
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good but it was all too rushed. We were seated late and then our starter was given to another delay which delayed us getting our food. We had only just finished our main meal when we were told the next customer was waiting so we had to leave. Shame as the food is very good but the time limit made the whole experience feel rushed.

P
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Very cramped and noisy space. Table was so dark we had to use mobile phone torches to read the menu and we could barely see what we were eating when it arrived. £15 for three scallops hurt a lot. Food is OK but not as special as it should be for the prices. Overall experience was tense and uncomfortable. Would not go again.

G
London
24 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is not your traditional Indian restaurant, but it is a wonderful surprise of great food and wine in a more British ambiance. There are some familiar names on the menu, but just a little nuanced and more delicious. The best Tandoori lamb ever!

T
London
15 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good value with enough food to share, the only complain the portion size of masala fries was too little!! Otherwise everything was great, juicy grilled chicken, tender lamb chops, tasty grilled paneer, good selection of veg dish and salad. Especially loved the sweet carrot halva. Oh, and the masala chai tea is a must order item! Check out images from IG @tastyfoodbel

MS
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Love the food here, and the service is always very good - friendly and efficient. Recommend the chaat starter and the classic tandoor chicken and sirloin steak mains.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so lovely, I really recommend the lamb chops, very meaty and so tender! Masala fries are also really tasty. Love coming here, great service and fab food!

M
London
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, good drinks, lovely staff. Definitely recommending!

AB
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Really vibrant great place - fantastically tasty food HOWEVER if you have any vision problems you will struggle - it was so dark we had to use flashlights to read menu - we are only in our 50s but struggled to see our food!

J
London
19 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great reviews but food not amazing . It was a v busy Friday night but still important to keep standards high. Signature crispy lamb chop was not crispy and just about cooked. Still tasty food but could have been better

KH
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food is outstanding and some excellent gin and tonics too. Had to wait a while for our table to become free despite booking which is the only thing that let it down but well worth the wait!

KB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Maybe the best Indian I’ve had in London...one of the best meals to date

AC
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must-try and a treat for locals and visitors alike. From starters to desserts, this intimate restaurant serves up creative, delicious dishes with Indian flavors and spices -- but it's not your usual curry house. We especially loved the House Tandoor Chicken, but you can't go wrong with the onion rings, spicy chickpeas or black dahl. The restaurant itself is in a great location in the West End, and has a warm, intimate style, which is made even more enjoyable by the engaging, top-notch staff. These are just some of the reasons this place was picked as one of Time Out's Top Restaurants for 2019, and why I will be back again (this was my second time dining there -- both times I have loved it!).

A
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food comes quickly and while the staff are amazing, they are keen to be very quick!

JN
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food at a reasonable price. Great atmosphere! Highly recommend!

S
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Was a Monday lunch so was only half full which I was quite happy about as it’s quite a small restaurant, food was amazing I had the lamb chops which were succulent and so tasty Truffle and cheese nan bread was the best nan I’d ever had!! Be prepared as it’s not a traditional Indian in the sense that there is no curry or rice but don’t let this put you off as you won’t leave disappointed

BC
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience5

I'm only not giving such a great review because they ran out of chops but they did explain that it was because of the thali special they do on a Sunday so fair enough...it meant I tried their pepper chicken which was excellent so not totally disappointed.

KK
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

This is the second time I’ve eaten at the chop house, and I was rather disappointed this time. The bread I ordered was a thin,dry thing. We had to order Naan to compensate. My mushroom dish said pomegranate, well there must have been 3 seeds in total. It’s not cheap to eat here, so I was rather disappointed. The ambiance remains excellent though

FM
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We arrived much earlier than our booking and although they kindly accommodated us after 15 mins or so they were reluctant to give us a table despite there being many free tables at the time. We were seated at 7.45pm and were quickly informed that we’d need to return the table by 9pm. Our orders weren’t taken until 8pm and although the starters arrived swiftly afterwards, it was another 30 mins or so before the main courses arrived. At this point it was 8.40pm when we started eating our main courses and we had ordered a 3 course feast menu. Our desserts didn’t arrive until 9.10 and at this point we felt uncomfortable as the manager kept looking over to our table.
Although the food was enjoyable the service was poor and we felt very uncomfortable, the manager is clearly inexperienced and needs to reconsider his approach with customers. Unfortunately because of the poor service we received I will not be returning here and would not recommend it to others.

L
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Understated exterior we almost missed it. Glad we didn't though, the manager was very friendly and we were shown to a booth which was great. Food was fantastic except for the tandoori chicken was a bit dry. We were using a voucher which caused some confusion but other than that gret night I will go back

MS
London
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious lamb chops and black pepper chicken tikka supplemented with nan, black Dahl and smashed cucumber. Quite subtle spicing on the marinade and overall a very pleasant lunch experience

SO
London
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food . Have been before and will go again

EB
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience4

The Sunday thali was excellent, delicious array of creative and perfectly cooked tasters. For this reason I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.
The service was unfriendly and unwelcoming so was a major put off. The servers were so scruffy I could hardly tell if they were employees or visitors.

PL
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service wasn’t rushed. Food was amazing and quite different from other Indian restaurants ie no rice and the usual sauces but we all love it. Will be going back 100%

A
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Lovely restaurant but, having made a reservation & arriving on time. Having booked for 2hrs per their terms, we were then told we could only stay for 1:30hrs owing to another booking in our area - not good when this is an expensive restaurant

T
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Pleasant change from dishoom what else can I say !!! Let’s hope they are consistence and deliver this brilliant food in future