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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PL
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience2

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

ND
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very buzzy place great food amazingly good value for where it is

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food. Good ambiance. A little on the expensive side, but overall a very enjoyable experience.

MA
New England
16 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food has always been great here. My favorite is by far the tandoori lamb chops. My only issue with the restaurant is being asked to leave after we were done eating and were socializing with our friends. This would never happen in Paris.

JS
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very nice Indian food in London theatre district. Wonderful Tandoori chicken!

KB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food, lovely drinks. Good option for children. Exquisite quality meat from the tandoor full of flavour.

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, served in a cosy and inviting restaurant. Try the lamb chops - melt in your mouth!

C
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tandoor Chop House is an excellent restaurant. I have been many times. The staff are ultra-friendly and the food never disappoints - it's delicious and always very fresh. I couldn't recommend it more highly.

R
London
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really really delicious food, friendly staff, great atmosphere. Excellent for anyone who doesn’t eat meat.

KP
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening at Tandoor Chop House. Staff were great, food was amazing. Will definitely be returning and recommending to friends.

DK
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing, service was a little slow. On arriving we were handed our menus and pointed in direction of a table.

A
London
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambience and friendliness. My go to restaurant. Don’t miss the lamb chops!

T
London
12 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good tasty food but I thought the service charge high for the type of restaurant

CH
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My only criticism would be the noisy extractor fans, but a small price to pay for the best tandoori food I’ve ever had (that includes 3 months spent in India).

OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

食べたかったメニューが日曜しかやっていなくて、ちょっと残念だった。。

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F
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Ambient was extremely dark and impossible to see the meal. Despite being an indian restaurant they do not have rice or meals with mixed sauce as I.e. Masala (typical indian meal). The portions were poor versus high prices per portion. Just chicken tandoori costs 13 pounds with just 5-6 small chicken pieces. For the money paid it is not worth it. The bread Naan also really expensive (2,5 £ per unit). It is the most expensive indian restaurant and with lowest quantities we have tried in London. We decided to go outside and eat some sweets (waffle and crepe) to be fully satisfied. I would recommend other options better than this.

MF
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Pros: It was a comfortable restaurant and they gave a good sized table for 5 people and they sat us right on time for our reservation. The food was great we all really enjoyed our meal. Days later and we’re still talking about how good the food was. (Try the truffle cheese naan 🤤)
Cons: The service was upsetting. The server was so rude and made it clear he had better things to worry about. At one point when I asked for a recommendation for a sauce to go with my naan, he got frustrated that there were no “sauces,” YET the menu clearly has a list of “chutneys & sauces.” We had to ask other servers to order drinks and get our check, as he was avoiding eye contact with us.

MS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nous n'avions jamais mangé indien de notre vie. Arrivés devant la carte nous n'avions aucun idée de quels plats choisir. Mes le patrons est venu nous voir nous a demandé ce que l'on aimé et nous a fait une proposition pour notre repas. Merci encore. Nous avons fait une superbe découverte culinaire

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J
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food is always great here - very different to your typical Indian, but it's so flavoursome and the meat is always cooked to perfection. Cocktails are great, too!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have eaten at the Chop House many times, fantastic food

i
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

we had a confirmed booking, but upon arrival the 'front of house' didn't greet us, hardly acknowledged us, and then pointed to somewhere we could sit until our table became free ( we weren't early but were exactly on time ).

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing.
There was just a bit too much food on the plate.

A
London
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience1

The food was tasty but poor value given the service was slap dash and chaotic. The bathrooms were an absolute mess and treated as a storage room.

GG
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful restaurant with amazing food! Top service too

p
London
32 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went here in May and went for lunch last week. The onion rings were great and the lamb chops were absolutely to die for. The dal was also delicious. My husband and I will be coming here every time we come to London.

A
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was OKish, food served was not fresh and service was slow.
Overall nit a good place I would recommend with the price they charge for...

PD
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and contrary to many reviews, the service was excellent. The food is really quite good, we loved the lamb chops and the truffle naan. Maybe six quid is a bit much for a can of beer but its a restaurant just off Covent Garden for god’s sake (other review). I would definitely go back anytime!
Its true thta some tables are a bit small for greedy people (like us) who ordered loads of dishes!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I am very disappointed with the booking. I pre-booked before a day for 2:45 pm. I called at 1 that we are early can we pop in? The guy said no. When I went to the restaurant, many tables were empty and he was accepting walk in clients. So why he didn’t allow us early? Unprofessional

DC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Terrible service from all staff.
Us: “what are your favourite dishes on the menu”
Waitress: “nothing really, I don’t really like any of it “
Later
Waitress: “kitchen is closing, any last orders”
Us: “yes please”
Waitress walks away for 10 mins comes back
Us: “can we order”
Waitress “kitchen is closed”

Bathroom filthy and overflowing

Tables cleaned with smelly soapy water around us

Lights all turned on to make it clear they wanted us to leave.

D
London
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I was very keen to try this place but in the end it was very disappointing. The Tandoori chicken was terribly bland, not that succulent, and not what you’d expect the place like this. The dhal was underwhelming and a tandoori duck breast was dry and pretty tasteless. Naan was good but small and I can think of places as expensive , and cheaper, which produce much better dishes. Sorry

NB
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is superb. Try the truffle nan bread

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Very unfriendly front of house.
Great food and friendly waiter but front of house certainly would prevent a return visit.

What a shame the tandoori chophouse had no chops!

5
London
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

We love this place and have been a few times but on the last occasion the food was disappointing, the duck breast was over cooked and not very hot, the broccoli was cold and seemed raw & the smoked aubergine raita, whilst delicious was a tiny tiny amount which is a bit mean. The atmosphere was still good though :-)

T
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Seems to be a habit to visit Tandoor Chop House when we do our annual trip to London at Christmas. The food is always excellent and the atmosphere is always vibrant. I do find the tables too small once you have your mains, plus snacks/starters on the table and then drinks. The staff were very busy but we were served promptly. There needs to be more choice of soft drinks - only Coke if you want a fizzy drink and it's a tiny bottle too for the price. Non-drinkers always seem to be penalised in bars or restaurants, often being charged the same as alcoholic drinks or even more.

SF
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely grub but tables are a bit on the small side and it's a challenge getting plates, dishes & drinks all on the table

MC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Black pepper chicken tandoor was awesome. Black Dahl and green chile garlic naan were perfect side dishes.

u
London
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Emanuel good vibe. Terrific food. Been back a few times always great.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Nice food, well cooked and ambience was lovely - always like to see the chefs! Before sitting down we were told when we had to leave by which is always a frustration. Service compulsory but this was the only thing I felt the evening down - clearing plates before finished etc