Balthazar London

4.1
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Vor/nach dem Theater
Ideal für Mittagessen
Das Balthazar empfängt Sie in Covent Garden, im Herzen des Theatreland und einen sehr kurzen Spaziergang vom Royal Opera House entfernt. Es bietet ein von der französischen Brasserie inspiriertes Menü mit einer Fülle an Meeresfrüchten und einer großen Auswahl an klassisch französischer Brasserie sowie Bistrogerichte. Nebenan verwöhnt Sie die Balthazar Boulangerie mit hausgemachtem rustikalen Brot und einer großen Auswahl an hausgemachtem Kuchen. Die Salate sowie Sandwiches eignen sich ideal zum Mitnehmen.
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4.1Basierend auf kürzlich erfolgten Ratings
4.1
Essen
3.9
Service
4.2
Ambiente
3.8
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OpenTable-Gast
1 Bewertung
vor 2 Tagen besucht
Gesamt3Essen3Service5Ambiente4

The food is good but not excellent as expected due to the price

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ChristopheP
London
1 Bewertung
vor 2 Tagen besucht
Gesamt2Essen3Service3Ambiente1

Too noisy and in reality the brunch card is really short

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UnknownName
1 Bewertung
vor 2 Tagen besucht
Gesamt3Essen2Service2Ambiente4

We had booked a table and were withing the 10 minute grace period for being late, thye had given our table away within 5 minutes so we were sat waiting at the bar to be seated, after 30 minutes we still hadnt been seated and when i compained we got seated immediately which is annoying as there were plenty of emty tables.

The food then came and the lobster spaghetti as well over cooked that it was inedible.

Its sucha shame as i go here all the time

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Mayz
London
1 Bewertung
vor 2 Tagen besucht
Gesamt3Essen3Service4Ambiente4

Ayda the receptionist was so nice and friendly in a very busy Sunday. The kitchen though was out of pancakes which is unusual.

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vipHettyP
London
4 Bewertungen
vor 3 Tagen besucht
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente5

We went for my daughter’s 9th birthday - great atmosphere and delicious food

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John
London
1 Bewertung
vor 3 Tagen besucht
Gesamt2Essen2Service2Ambiente4

Tourist trap with mediocre food. The waiting staff seemed lost. No reason to return.

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vipjessica
London
12 Bewertungen
vor 3 Tagen besucht
Gesamt1Essen3Service1Ambiente3

A very, very disappointing visit to Balthazar yesterday. The terrible lunch began with the table not being set and the waitress not knowing what a gin martini was and asking if it was a real drink… she was not joking.

The next calamity was the red wine ordered to go with the main wasn’t available and then our second ordered choice never arrived. In addition our first choice was one of only five that could be ordered by the glass - pretty poor to not have in stock.

One of the mains, the steak frites, was cold.

After managing to flag down a waiter to enquire about the missing red wine whilst eating our mains a glass of white was later delivered to me (looking and being very pregnant and not the person who ordered it). It was post the cold steak and plates being removed so a bit late and most importantly the wrong wine so sent back.

We hoped all could be revived with an espresso martini for my husband, but alas that was undrinkable and my decaf white americano was a black caffeinated one.
fine.

Finally, my husband’s chair was bashed into three times by waiters moving heavy tables across the room with no apology or excuse me. Unfortunately no one at any point asked how our meal was, so apart from asking for the service to be removed from the bill we didn’t get a chance to feed any of this back, hopefully the restaurant will read this but I’m not holding out any hope.


Were there any positives?
I must be fair and admit once they’d arrived our starters (the mozzarella) and one of the mains (lobster Thermidor) were good.

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Sophie7
London
6 Bewertungen
vor 4 Tagen besucht
Gesamt2Essen2Service2Ambiente3

Prawn and avocado cocktail was not nice
Avocado and artichoke salad was served with no artichokes
Moules frites served with no frites, so everyone had food at different times…. Naturally 12.5% service still added
Too busy for servers so service poor
Real shame, been here many times before as was so good and really loved the food…. Now won’t come again

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GerryH
London
1 Bewertung
vor 5 Tagen besucht
Gesamt4Essen4Service4Ambiente4

Always a nice vibe, in a lovely room. Only criticism is that three of us were squeezed around a very small table.

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OpenTable-Gast
London
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 20. September 2021
Gesamt4Essen4Service5Ambiente4

Brilliant experience ,great service and atmosphere. A few items on the menu were not available but there were plenty of alternatives.

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DavidG
Dorset
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 18. September 2021
Gesamt1Essen2Service1Ambiente2

Been to New York Balthazar many times and always very good.

Felt sorry for the lack of training or experience the waiting staff had.

Will not be going back anytime soon

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OpenTable-Gast
London
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 18. September 2021
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente5

Great food and even better service. Calvin was amazing

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David
London
2 Bewertungen
Besucht am 18. September 2021
Gesamt2Essen3Service2Ambiente1

Supremely disappointing across the board. Rude staff and subpar food are not a good combination. First and last time eating there.

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OpenTable-Gast
Liverpool
3 Bewertungen
Besucht am 18. September 2021
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente5

First time dining at Balthazar, friendly efficient service. Great food, really good atmosphere. Would happily return.

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PhillipA
London
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 18. September 2021
Gesamt4Essen4Service3Ambiente3

Excellent place and location for Brunch
Pavement location near railings not good as pavement users keep knocking you, better under the external umbrellas if outside
Food was good, little pricey for Brunch but great ambience

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OpenTable-Gast
London
3 Bewertungen
Besucht am 18. September 2021
Gesamt3Essen3Service3Ambiente3

Not as I remembered it from 8 years ago…it’s just okay

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OpenTable-Gast
Los Angeles
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 17. September 2021
Gesamt2Essen4Service2Ambiente1

Given table outside as requested. Even though we mentioned it’s our anniversary we were given the worst possible table near a smoking spot in the street

Service was way too slow. Don’t think we saw the waitress smile even once.

After finishing each course we sat there with the empty plates for ages until we ran out of patience calling the waiters over

The food was good. The cocktail and wine menu very limited and not Good value for money at all

We won’t be going back to this restaurant and do not recommend unless it’s last minute and there are no other choices

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MariannaP
Raum New York
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 17. September 2021
Gesamt4Essen4Service3Ambiente4

Drinks areuved very late. Also sides arrived after we alerted the waiters.

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NikG
3 Bewertungen
Besucht am 17. September 2021
Gesamt3Essen3Service3Ambiente4

I felt the food was very average and didn't like the dessert at all. The service was very slow, were sitting there over finished plates for ages... I would say very average, but nice interior and good location.

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OpenTable-Gast
Newcastle
3 Bewertungen
Besucht am 17. September 2021
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente5

Very good indeed.

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stephenm
Cornwall
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 16. September 2021
Gesamt4Essen4Service4Ambiente4

Great room and food.

Needs a value house wine.

Would recommend.
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PeterR
London
24 Bewertungen
Besucht am 15. September 2021
Gesamt4Essen5Service5Ambiente5

I always enjoy going to Balthazar after the opera. Great atmosphere, friendly staff and very good food.

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KATHLEENL
London
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 13. September 2021
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente5

Excellent meal.Good variety well presented.Attentive staff.

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Avocados
London
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 11. September 2021
Gesamt4Essen3Service5Ambiente3

Main dish was only tepid when it arrived at the table but the french fries were hot. Despite this the main dish was very flavourful.

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vipZKhan
London
5 Bewertungen
Besucht am 10. September 2021
Gesamt2Essen2Service3Ambiente5

Food was very average/poor. Service was slow and I had special requests for the table (as was friend’s 50th birthday), that were ignored. Venue is nice but not a patch on New York.

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OpenTable-Gast
London
8 Bewertungen
Besucht am 9. September 2021
Gesamt4Essen3Service5Ambiente4

Nice French style bistro cafe etc, food was nice ,service was very good ..was very busy the prices were on the upper side for the food but it is covent garden

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Peter
London
3 Bewertungen
Besucht am 8. September 2021
Gesamt3Essen3Service3Ambiente2

Straightforward food with good service. But blaring music on top of a very live acoustic means you have to lip-read. Noise is quite exhausting. So not good for conversation.

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GrahamC
London
17 Bewertungen
Besucht am 8. September 2021
Gesamt3Essen3Service5Ambiente2

Hate to give a mediocre review coz I love this place, but the food was just not what it should be. And I don’t know if they’ve squashed more tables in but it was SO loud we had to shout to be heard. It’s a lovely setting but when the buzz of the atmosphere becomes painful noise it’s just not enjoyable. Still, a great place for a big party. For three colleagues catching up over dinner - didn’t work out.

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vipDaniel
London
19 Bewertungen
Besucht am 8. September 2021
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente5

This is the best place to eat in Covent Garden
Great ambience, great service, fun place (noise level can be high), amazing delicious food.
The team work so hard there - special thank you to the serving team and also the cooks in the kitchen.
First class
Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable-Gast
London
2 Bewertungen
Besucht am 7. September 2021
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente5

Had a great time. definitely go again recommend it to anybody great value great people

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vipDSha
Raum New York
10 Bewertungen
Besucht am 5. September 2021
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente5

Amazing food and service! Sat us outside so we could watch the chaos of Covent Garden, and let us have the table for longer than they said. Sooo friendly. And tasty desserts!!! Oh and the prawn starter

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OpenTable-Gast
London
5 Bewertungen
Besucht am 4. September 2021
Gesamt1Essen4Service1Ambiente3

We’ve been going to Balthazar in London since it opened. Honestly the service seems to get worse each time. This time we gave up after waiting 25 mins past our booking time (and we arrived early) for a table. Not good enough. Not sure if we’ll be back.

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OpenTable-Gast
Las Vegas
4 Bewertungen
Besucht am 4. September 2021
Gesamt5Essen5Service4Ambiente5

Fantastic food, drinks and entertainment.

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vipOpenTable-Gast
Raum New York
2 Bewertungen
Besucht am 4. September 2021
Gesamt1Essen1Service2Ambiente3

Starters were OK, but quamain courses and deserts were simply not good

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OpenTable-Gast
Raum New York
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 3. September 2021
Gesamt2Essen4Service2Ambiente3

Just isn’t what it used to be. The service has always been dicey but they’ve removed the items that brought us there in the first place, plus such a pitiful wine list. We won’t be returning.

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vipJohnD
Raum New York
18 Bewertungen
Besucht am 2. September 2021
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente5

So much fun. Way beyond my expectations. Had no idea that a simple dinner would become an evening at a glamorous Parisian nightclub. I loved it ALL the way. A true 2021 experience that could be close to the top of my lost by year end.

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OpenTable-Gast
London
5 Bewertungen
Besucht am 31. August 2021
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente5

Drinks post theatre
Lovely fresh mocktail and cocktail
Could only sit at a table if ordered food so we chose the cheese parcels and some chips - super tasty!

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OpenTable-Gast
London
7 Bewertungen
Besucht am 29. August 2021
Gesamt2Essen3Service1Ambiente4

Food was OK and a nice ambience but ruined by rude service; the worst we’ve experienced recently. It was fairly busy but no excuse for that in my opinion.

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JoAll1
London
2 Bewertungen
Besucht am 29. August 2021
Gesamt4Essen4Service5Ambiente4

Vibrant place to eat in the heart of Covent Garden with delicious bistro style food and lovely staff.

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DebbieM
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 29. August 2021
Gesamt4Essen5Service4Ambiente4

It’s a must to book Balthazar as at first the receptionist turned me away saying that she was expecting a few large parties at any minuet??? I then stood outside (where there were more empty tables) and booked via Open Table. During the time I was there I didn’t see any large parties arrive so maybe the receptionist (dark hair in a plait) should at least double check before turning paying custom away.
Brunch was nice but this will be my last visit.

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Balthazar London wird von 3522 OpenTable‑Gästen mit 4.1 Sternen bewertet.

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