The Golden Oven

22 Bateman Street , London, W1D 3AN

4 reviews

30 Indian Soho

SquareMeal Review of The Golden Oven

A well-liked Soho Indian equally popular for business lunches, pre-theatre suppers or romantic evenings, the Golden Oven offers exceptionally knowledgeable service, sound cooking and fair value in subdued – if unremarkable – surroundings. The menu keeps it familiar with tandoori mixed grills and the likes of lamb tikka, chicken jalfrezi and king prawn masala, but it’s also worth taking a punt on the chef’s specials – perhaps garlicky chilli chicken with a hot and spicy sauce. All-inclusive thalis provide a bit of everything and there are also sensibly priced set menus to be had.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Tottenham Court Road Tube Station 174m

Leicester Square Tube Station 366m


Address: 22 Bateman Street , London W1D 3AN

Area: Soho

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-2.30 5.30-11pm (Thurs-Sat -11.30) Sun 5pm-

Nearby Landmarks

Prince Edward Theatre 65m

Soho Theatre 101m


Telephone: 020 7287 2800

Cuisine: Indian


Food & Drink: 9.3

Service: 9.3

Atmosphere: 8.8

Value: 9.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 4.0

Oliver R. bronze reviewer 25 November 2011

A truely exceptional & authentic curry experience. You will not eat better Indian in Soho without a Michelin star, the food & service is exceptional, its a shame there is not a bit more space. A little claustaphobic but if you want a dead good curry in a hurry its the best around.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Jenefer h. 07 September 2011

This place is fantastic. This was our second meal there and again the food was awesome. The service is personal. Value for money is definitely their and the relaxed atmosphere is the making of a romantic evening. Upgraded the house bottle of wine to a superb Rioja. This is an evening experience rather than just a meal. Will definitely be going back. Thumbs up, do yourself a favour and get booked in worth a try.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Raj b. 07 May 2011

What can I say, the food at The golden oven in soho is extremely excellent. I had a balti tandoori chicken massala and garlic chiliie rice along with sizzing aloo peas galic, I also had a mango lassi with rum which was right on the target had so much falouvor loved it. My partner which had sizzing bengal king prawn luby and chicken tikka naga, loved it all the way.The food was 100% tastey. I would recomend The golden oven to anyone. The food is value for monney and worth going. The staff at The golden oven in soho was really nice to us as well as the service was 100%

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Chris J. 11 March 2011

I've been here twice recently with groups of friends and we've always enjoyed ourselves – the food, drinks, service and overall vibe have been relaxed and really enjoyable. A good spot to go to in central London if you want a good curry and a good alternative to hiking down to the Indian restaurants in East London!