The Quilon

4.7
1274 Reviews
£41 and over
Indian
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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.

Experiences

  • Brunch - South West Coastal, Indian

    £47.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Served at the table this celebratory taste experience features a variety of exceptional courses each with multiple dishes created by our talented Chefs. featuring the delights of Michelin starred South-west coastal Indian cuisine but in a weekend brunch format. You can be sure this experience will start your weekend in style.
  • Valentine's Day Tasting menu

    £98.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    special tasting menu

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1274 people are saying
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Harjm
Essex
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was excellent. The staff were attentive. Maybe more attention could be given to the decor as it didnt look like a 1 michelin star dining area.

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Manojabe
London
22 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great.

AC
ArghyatilakC
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely awesome experience! Thanks to the Quilon team for the excellent food and service.

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vipDiner
London
115 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed a good meal. The food was good but I was expecting more from a Michelin restaurant. The service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience - from the food to the service. I would 10/10 recommend Quilon looking for an amazing culinary experience

KK
vipKarthiK
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food n great service . Decent collection of whiskies in the bar

HK
HemaK
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience with excellent food !!!!
The seafood platter is highly recommended.
Cocktails options are the only let down.

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Lemon
London
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service is fantastic, nothing is too much trouble and the staff are brilliant. Food delicious, and although it is expensive it is worth it for a special occasion.

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AngelaJ
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious and we will definitely return to try more of the menu. The service was wonderful and we were made to feel very special. The decor and ambience was just right and the staff were engaging, charming and knowledgable. Thank you.

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Stuart
Bath
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had lovely food but several times during the evening we were left feeling we’d been ignored by the waiting staff.
We had to ask 3 times for our wine & table water to be replenished.

Great food
Disappointing service

TF
TeampkFoodies
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience of dining at Quilon. The seafood and the non-veg tasting menus were very good individually, and thanks to the Chef for accommodating different requests from the guests.

The service was excellent and the staff were very good with explaining the various dishes and the spread.

We hope to visit again soon as opportunity permits.

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vipnotserp
London
33 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service
The set lunch tasting menu exceeded expectation
An overall pleasant experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A birthday dinner that went very well

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KunjS
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! The service was outstanding! Everything was served in a timely manner. The staff were very welcoming and it was all to a very high standard! I would highly recommend Quilon to everybody who wants to have an excellent meal!

RM
RobertM
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Eye—opening food, excellent wine matches, and perfect service. We will back!

KJ
KimJ
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food - would recommend the taster menu.

PJ
PJouttolunch
Kent
17 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and nice ambience: would highly recommend.

DD
DavidD
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I love the food and careful service. Always a treat.

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Gpgd
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vegetarian tasting menu and a lovely evening

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AndyKing
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I thought the food was very basic, dry, tasteless and unappealing for the price; especially as it has a Michelin star awarded over a decade ago and retained year on year, we dined as a party of 6 and had a good selection off the menu. Very disappointing at £100 per head......

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, had the tasting menu and more then enough food. A lot of service (maybe too much!) but a good night for a meal with colleagues.

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WilderK
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, staff, ambiance. It is also quiet so it is possible to have a conversation. It is expensive but great value in the sense that the food is truly excellent. I don't mind paying in light of the great food and that this restaurant serves.

KC
KavitChandaria
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I have been there a few times and the food new let’s me down especially the rassam!

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IndyR
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, polite and helpful staff and great food!

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vipNewtoVU
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were wonderful

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vipAndy
London
24 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

the service was very good, the food was very nice , although we did have the Sunday brunch set menu, we will definitely go back for the ala carte menu.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable experience from start to finish. Staff was incredibly attentive without being at all intrusive. We highly recommend The Quilon.

SG
SurajG
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were extremely diligent and friendly and they provided great suggestions in terms of the menu and what would be best to have. It made for a very special 60th birthday for my father.

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Suzie
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely exceptional food and service. Truly memorable dining experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service

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Ckumar
London
44 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good restaurant that needs a few tweaks to be exceptional. In summary, amazing starters and wine but very bland main dish. Timing is all wrong and needs fixing. Staff are very friendly but disorganised. Do inform the diners about complementary dishes at the start.

Long review because I genuinely want them to do well. Hopefully this will be seen as constructive.

First the positives, staff were very friendly, helpful and polite. Ambiance & decor was pleasant. Wine list is priced very reasonably for the quality.

The Fisherman’s catch starter was simply fantastic! The seafood was very fresh. Each piece cooked to perfection and tasted incredible.

The complementary mini popadoms were freshly made and the chutneys and accompanying sauces were just divine.

The complementary mini rassam soup palate cleanser was delicious.

Here are the negatives.

The signature Mains dish - Braised lamb shank was very disappointing. The meat was tough and the sauce and flavour was very bland. Simply not a good dish - let alone Michelin star quality. The tomato rice was average as was the Malabar paratha.

I didn’t order the Briyani as I was told that it didn’t have any accompanying dhal which is very strange as this is standard in every single Indian restaurant.

The signature Qojito (with chilli infused vodka) tasted very average. The crushed ice was not the right size - a very petty point I admit but this is meant to be a Michelin star restaurant

The timing of dishes was very poor. It took forever for my cocktail to arrive. The starters arrived before the popadoms. The rassam soup arrived at the same time as the main.

The whole paying process was very strange. No complimentary sweet - even something small would have been a nice gesture.

I informed the restaurant during the booking that it was my birthday. They totally forgot. I ordered my taxi and then they rushed over saying they have a cake for me. But it was too late. A real shame.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

ノンベジのコース+ワインペアリングを注文。
美味しかったけれど、期待は超えてこない。
ワインのペアリングを試したが、チョイスやワイン自体の質は…なんともいえない。
座席の配置に配慮の余地あり。
割高感が否めない。

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vipRJC510
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We have been to Quilon before and so we were prepared for the outrageous costs. However, the waiter convinced us to allow him to select items that we would split. Splitting 90 pound dish that had five tiny pieces of cod was hardly what we expected! He ordered way too much food for us. We left one dish untouched! All in all, it was a very disappointing experience.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful vegetarian options and top notch service in a beautiful setting. Highly recommend !

SR
SoniaR
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service was absolutely amazing, a great experience. The ambiance could be improved but this did not affect the experience.
Staff very accommodating

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PavithraN
London
17 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

The food and cocktails were lovely but the whole experience was a little different than what the party who attended expected. Food took too long to arrive and the reservation looked like it was an after thought. Drinks were missed and we were overcharged for water.

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AlfredT
London
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Beautiful food with subtle flavours. Drinks expensive,but a good selection.
Calm and enticing atmosphere.
Highly recommended.

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IanS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

While the food was absolutely on point with what we’ve come to expect from Michelin-starred restaurants, the ambience and service fell short.
We were delighted by the variety and quality of the seafood tasting menu which was delicious.
However, the delivery of food was awkward, disjointed and painfully slow, while the initial warm welcome was soon forgotten with an impersonal approach that was more suited for business dinners rather than couples or families.

PS
PriteshS
London
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Staff exceptional and helpful, starter's unbelievable, would go again

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AshishS
London
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and brilliant staff, polite and friendly

FAQs

The Quilon does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Supper London and Uber Eats. The Quilon also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7821 1899.

The Quilon is rated 4.7 stars by 1274 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.