Baluchi at The Lalit London

The Lalit London, 181 Tooley Street , London, SE1 2JR

Baluchi at The Lalit London restaurant Indian City
Baluchi at The Lalit Hotel London Indian restaurant
Baluchi at The Lalit London restaurant Indian City
Baluchi at The Lalit Hotel London Indian restaurant
Baluchi at The Lalit London restaurant Indian City

SquareMeal Review of Baluchi at The Lalit London

This new hotel is The Lalit Suri Group’s first outside Asia and its pan-Indian restaurant brand has tagged along for the ride. Repurposing a former schoolhouse, the dining room’s initial impression is one of grandeur thanks to a vaulted ceiling, rich blues and dark wood. Due to a lack of atmosphere and stifling service however, Baluchi is currently falling short of its lofty aspirations. Our starter of suroor e shorba (Keralan-style lobster, coconut and Cognac bisque) lost its flavours to salt, while the signature gucchi aur mushroom ki galouti (Himalayan morel duxelles with mint and plum chutney) was colourful but bland. Elsewhere, Malabar-style prawns were flavourlessly huge, and a recommended black lentil dish delivered little for its 48-hour cooking process. On the other hand, Kashmiri rogan josh with Romney Marsh lamb was fine, while the speciality naan breads are generally stunning. We’d return for wine-matching at the separate Naanery bar (The Teacher’s Room cocktail bar is worth a look too), but these prices demand smoothing of rough edges. Baluchi is enthusiastic, but this is amateur for London.

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Baluchi at The Lalit London Location

The Lalit London, 181 Tooley Street , London SE1 2JR

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Baluchi at The Lalit London's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 8.0

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Service: 9.0

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Atmosphere: 8.0

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Value: 9.0

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

15 February 2018

I’m not exaggerating when I say that Lalit London is one of the best 5-star hotels. Even in London. Baluchi is by far the best Indian food experience I’ve had there. And the staff is just so polite. Everyone welcomes you with a ‘Namstey’. Makes your day! Loved it!

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