Baluchi at The Lalit London

Afternoon tea, Indian·

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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Afternoon tea, Indian
Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Counter dining, Wheelchair access
Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+]

About 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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Location for Baluchi at The Lalit London

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

020 3765 0000


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Very poor customer service, please do not come here at all
16 November 2020  

Since booking the afternoon tea, all we received was disappointment, our booking got cancelled last minute, the person in charge of bookings only let us know it was cancelled when we reached the venue, and couldn't be bothered to call back to offer a discount as compensation, even after calling them so many times, they never called back, will never be returning here, my advice would be not to come here at all, as it was appalling customer service 

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Shruti S

Amazing Food and Service
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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