The Quilon

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Quilon opened in 1999 and quickly established South-west coastal Indian cuisine on the international food-lovers map, winning a Michelin star in 2008 which we have retained ever since. Our menu embodies a unique blend of ethnic and progressive dishes with seafood at its heart but also offering meat, poultry and vegetarian dishes, mostly designed for sharing. At Quilon, our philosophy is simple. We aim to convey our passion for South-west coastal Indian cuisine, through a quest for perfect ingredients and techniques. Chef Sriram will also be delighted to propose a tasting menu, tailor-made to your particular palate, and a world-class wine list specially selected to complement our cuisine. Among the new generation of Indian restaurants specialising in lighter sauces and a more eclectic menu. The interior is an elegant mix of rich muted colours and the bar is a particularly popular place to meet.
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F
Buckinghamshire
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely birthday lunch, one diner was vegan and the chef adapted the dishes accordingly. Idli was nice, chicken dish was excellent. Great service as usual.

ND
London
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Service was imposing where waiters reach over you without warning
courses were rushed for us to hurry up and get out
food was bland with too much salt

p
New England
16 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing and tasty experience during our visit! We do not typically eat Indian food, so this was a nice venture into a moderate level a food adventure that was new to us. The menu selections were varied, and the range of our order suited our palate. Our waiter was excellent and our selections were sufficient enough to bring back to our hotel. We were very happy to have had a delicious experience!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had an amazing evening! Highly recommended!

LI
London
13 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, excellent service and good value set lunch. Could be more lively as it was very quiet at lunch the day we visited, but a lovely and very comfortable space.

LP
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salt baked cod was amazing, melted in the mouth. The ambiance was relaxed which is what we wanted and the service was great, not intrusive but attentive.

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. I have eaten in many indian restaurants but this really was one of the best.

DS
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great! Loved everything!

JM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quilon took into account our dietary requirements which was greatly appreciated. So often this does not happen.
The tasting menu was beautifully presented throughout the meal.
The service was just right -attentive but not intrusive.
A delightful evening.

LM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely pre-theatre dinner here on NYE. Benny and the entire team were amazing at accommodating our vegan diners needs as well as a guest with food allergies. We were a bit rushed because the show started earlier on NYE but highly recommend. The dishes are very flavorful!!

A
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Went in with high expectations but overall the food, although of good quality, was not that special vs other Indian restaurants, and we found the service lacking. For the price they charge I would not recommend this restaurant.

JV
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Indian cuisine, definitely worth its Michelin star

MR
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service. A great experience , don’t miss out

B
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caring attentive service all evening regarding choice of menu and suitable wines, a very enjoyable experience, thank you all at Quilon London.

j
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our tradition on Christmas Eve. Impeccable service, amazing food. Quilon never disappoints.

D
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening with special attention to make sure we were happy.

DK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little high priced

p
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

had an amazing meal at Quilon, menu was amazing and the staff were attentive.

m
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the ambience , cozy ness and warmth. The food was excellent. It just melted in the mouth with urge to have one more of it. The portions were absolutely perfect to satisfy the hunger and still space to appreciate the food.
Service is excellent with warm smiles all around. The quilon turned by birthday so special. Thank you very much. We will visit again soon.

GD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best meal in London! We had the non-vegetarian tasting menu, with the added wine. There was not a single dish I would not have ordered in a future visit. Exceptional service, as well.

l
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and fabulous food. The service was excellent and they informed every little detail regarding the food

V
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All invitees at the table were unanimous - our experience was outstanding from the reception desk until we left.
All bakings were accurate, well spiced and reasonably hot to enjoy the balance of the overall cooking of the dishes served.
The service was carefull without being annoying.
Congratulations to the all team!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails!!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. We ordered non-vegetarian tasting courses with mango lassi. And there’s nothing to complain about the cuisine. My friends and I had a wonderful time there.

MK
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great experience - all what we expected! Great food, attentive staff - the only "negative" I would mention is that there was almost too much to eat :)

RW
London
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

While I love Quilon, I was surprised by how “light” the tasting menu was and how little of Kerala was in the mix give the variety that was possible just with Kerala cuisine especially given the price. Tasing menus at other Indian restaurants have had more courses and more variety.
A thought... would be to have a sadhya style tasting menu to get more flavours and Foods from Kerala...

MF
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to this amazing venue. The service is really outstanding- understated yet very attentive without being intrusive. The little extras are a super touch. The food is authentic, different and of outstanding quality. It is just the best place and I love it.

OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Rule #1 of having a Michelin Star is don’t mention the Michelin Star. Violated in first half hour at the Quilon. Went downhill from there.

CC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a nice dinner. However we did a lot of very good Indian restaurant in London and I must say that I was expecting something more surprising

N
London
67 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great time. Our main waiter was excepcional his helpers need more training. We had the non vegetarian tasting menu. When it comes to tasting everything that comes individually was excellent but the main was not as impressive. We loved it and we are back sometime soon

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Diwali lunch - wanted a place where they could also do food without onion and garlic for one of the people in the group. They couldn’t do that so a bit disappointed with it.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The serve was great and the food was amazing! Worth every penny!!

C
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The service could use improvement. The table was not set properly upon sitting down. We were looked at funny when we asked for a wine recommendation. There was an overly-lengthly delay between courses. One of our courses (we ordered the seafood set menu) was not explained. I struggled to get water glasses refilled. I noticed other tables had water bottles on them, but we did not. I was SO thirsty I had to buy a bottle of water before heading home. Excellent food!!

K
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delightful cuisine. The waiter ensured everything was perfect.

R
London
66 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This place serves only a adequately decent menu. Nothing here to blow you're mind but still decent enough to visit now and again if in the area.

M
London
20 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is one of my favourite places for lunch. The food is good, service impeccable and it has a quiet calm ambience

BE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Horrible service

AC
London
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, with great explanations of each dish. The wait staff were attentive without interrupting the meal too often. The food was outstanding. Welcoming even if you don't normally eat at fancy places!

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to return! The best Indian in London! Authentic, service is top class! Don’t miss out on the Indian wine to match your lunch/dinner!

RF
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Quilon was superb. The staff was exceptional as was the food.