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With electric-blue uplighting and lacquered floors reminiscent of a nightclub, this darkened basement venue strikes a moody pose that comes into its own during the evening, when the slick surrounds and pumped-up Indian menu draw theatre-goers and parties out on the town. The bar’s extensive cocktail list is a big attraction, and when the kitchen is on form it can deliver ‘exceptional’ contemporary dishes ranging from curried crab and mackerel cake with masala mayonnaise to spiced venison with spinach purée and crisp okra, along with shareable seafood platters. Despite the odd gripe about ‘bland’ food and inept service, no one disputes Mint Leaf’s stylish, ‘chicly opulent’ decor and minimalist layout, with discreet partitions and cocooned tables creating a mood of luxe intimacy. Readers reckon that regular prices are ‘exorbitant’, but myriad special offers are there for the taking.

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Lunch & pre/post theatre: 2 courses £17.50

Get 2 course set menu for £17.50, 3 courses £20. Offer applies to Set Menu.

Available: 11 August 2017

Max: 8 people

Expires: 11 October 2017

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

6 course Degustation menu: £65

Offer is subject to availability and not to be used in conjunction with set menus or other special offers. Menu must be ordered by the whole table. Enjoy this Menu matched with wines by Enotria World Wines. Perfect for special occasions and small groups priced at £65 per person or £95 with wine. Minimum of 4 and Maximum of 8 Guests. Available Tuesdays to Saturdays (24 hours’ notice required for all bookings).

Available: 11 August 2017

Min: 4 people

Max: 8 people

Expires: 11 October 2017

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

3 courses & a Cocktail/Mocktail: £29.50

From a set menu. Offer is subject to availability and not to be used in conjunction with set menus or other special offers.

Available: 11 August 2017

Max: 8 people

Expires: 11 October 2017

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Mint Leaf
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Mint Leaf

Suffolk Place, Haymarket ,London SW1Y 4HX

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The best Indian food experience in London!

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Dec 2013

I have eaten at a lot of Indian restaurants in London and all over India but Mint Leaf definitely stands out for me. I visited the fine-dining restaurant and lounge over 5 times in my 4 week visit to London and I was delighted every time during my visit, whether on a weekday for lunch or on a busy weekend for an intimate dinner. The ambiance and service at Mint Leaf is perfect for a romantic meal with your partner or even a nice quiet dinner with your loved ones. They also have a DJ and a live saxophonist...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 10

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Mint Leaf

Suffolk Place, Haymarket ,London SW1Y 4HX

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Jan 2013

My wife and I were visiting London for the New Year and had booked a table at mint leaf after reading their exaggerated comments on their website. First impression on perusing the menu was the choice was poor and the prices high. The wine prices were also exorbitant. To cut a long story short the food was awful. The worst and by a mile the most expensive excuse for indian food we have ever had. Basic and bland. Wish we'd gone for fish and chips. I hope that anyone who considers visiting this restaurant...

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  • Food & Drink: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 1
  • Value: 1

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Suffolk Place, Haymarket ,London SW1Y 4HX

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May 2012

The 50% off deal was fantastic value for money as the food was good and the decor was very nice. We went on a Friday and had 2 for 1 cocktails during happy hour which were also very good. We each paid under £30 for starters, main course, side dishes, bottle of wine and 6 cocktails. I would definitely recommend Mint Leaf and will be going there again. The waiter wasn't very friendly however he was attentive and asked us many times if we were wanted anything.

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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Suffolk Place, Haymarket ,London SW1Y 4HX

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Jul 2011

I went to this restaurant yesterday. The food was too average, the bar staff where over worked, and the meeter and greeter young girls (as they all looked like hormonal teenagers) were not very helpful and again rushed of their feet and lacked mature social skills (apart from an attractive red-haired one who was extremely friendly and assertive, I even tipped as she was very welcoming and well spoken). I have eaten in many Indian restaurants and this was greatly disappointing. I waited too long for...

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  • Food & Drink: 1
  • Service: 2
  • Atmosphere: 1
  • Value: 1

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Suffolk Place, Haymarket ,London SW1Y 4HX

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May 2011

Went here as I attended an event at the Haymarket Hotel right opposite. They had an offer on for 2 for 1 cocktails before 7pm and 50% off food which I thought was a good deal. I had 2 cocktails, my partner had 2 beers at the bar and we shared a bottle of wine (not from the high end of the list). The 2 for 1 didn't materialise on my cocktails (I guess you have to order them at the same time to qualify) and the quality of the cocktail was poor. The 50% off food only applied, we were told when...

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  • Food & Drink: 4
  • Service: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4
  • Value: 2

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Suffolk Place, Haymarket ,London SW1Y 4HX

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Jul 2010

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I had dinner here last night, and I was really pleased, the staff were very helpful and knew what they were talking about, I went with three other friends, and we tried some lovely dishes, such as the duck and bhoonas, the food was out timely, and the wine was wonderful, its a great venue and would be perfect for large bookings or a party, great place for a first date, as it has a great atmospehre and great mood lighting, I will be back again. It is quite pricey though, so get someone else to pay!

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 6

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    Hot & Chilli :: Hot & Chilli | food and travel blog: London: Mint Leaf, a very modern Indian dining room

    The first time I tried curry was absolutely tremendous experience. I was just a teenager living in Brazil, hungry for an exotic meal. As soon as I walked into that small cafe in the shopping mall, I was hooked. At that point, Indian cuisine wasn’t exactly a popular food choice in my country, and all I knew about curry was the instant powder packets that local street vendors sold. Even the culturally-diverse city of São Paulo didn’t have very many Indian restaurant options back then.

    Once I relocated to London, I was both shocked and delighted by the enormous selection of Indian restaurants that were available....
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    Connie Consumes :: Cocktail Masterclass at Mint Leaf, Haymarket | Connie Consumes

    What struck me when I first stepped into Mint Leaf was how much it screamed ‘I’m a cocktail bar’. I know there’s a restaurant too but my goodness the bar space is sexy; it’s dark, sleek and just calling out for couples to cosy up over a few drinks. But I digress, no cosiness in this instance, once I had enjoyed my peach bellini there was some serious drink-making to be done. Our little party took our seats at the bar and got ready for our masterclass with Mint Leaf’s Bar Manager, Javed.

    To kick things off, Javed demonstrated how to create three different cocktails, each time giving us a bit of history about...
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    Cooksister :: Mint Leaf (Haymarket) - Cooksister | Food, Travel, Photography

    A few years ago, Nick and I were having drinks with friends in Soho. As the evening wore on, our bellies started rumbling and we decided that we needed to find somewhere to eat. One of our friends suggested an excellent Indian restaurant that he had been to and called Directory Enquiries to get their number. Listening to one side of the animated conversation was very amusing. “Hello? Yes, I need a phone number for the Green Leaf restaurant in central London. Green as in the colour and Leaf as in part of a tree… Really? No listing? Maybe check again. It’s G-R-E-E-N… Yes, I’m sure it is in London. No it hasn’t closed,...
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    The Critics Guide :: The Critics Guide Mint Leaf

    The Mint Leaf restaurant in Haymarket is situated in London’s theatre district, just a few minutes from Piccadilly. The restaurant is situated underground in a basement area, which gives the restaurant the feeling of almost never ending space. The interior is dark and black throughout; a trendy, modern feel.

    We were taken to the bar to enjoy some pre-dinner cocktails. The bar itself spanned the length of the restaurant and was stocked with enough spirits to serve even the fussiest of customers.

    Our first cocktail was the Fresh Fruit Martini, which included Finlandia vodka shaken with a choice of...
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Rajinder Pandey

Rajinder Pandey, who was part of the original opening team for Mint Leaf in Haymarket in 2003, has returned as head chef after travelling through India and gaining experience working in several fine-dining restaurants. Pandey credits renowned Indian chef and entrepreneur Sanjeev Kapoor, who stars in long-running Asian cookery show Khana Khazana, as well as his mother's home cooking as his inspiration to becoming a chef. Pandey’s mouth-watering menu incorporates his signature butter-chicken dish.

Essential Details for Mint Leaf

  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Area: St. James's
  • Price: £51.00
  • Wine: £27
  • Champagne: £64
  • Private Dining: 60,32

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Jaipur Room 60
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