raspberry sorbet and Mascarpone Chantilly
The food is good but not excellent as expected due to the price
Too noisy and in reality the brunch card is really short
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
Ayda the receptionist was so nice and friendly in a very busy Sunday. The kitchen though was out of pancakes which is unusual.
We went for my daughter’s 9th birthday - great atmosphere and delicious food
Tourist trap with mediocre food. The waiting staff seemed lost. No reason to return.
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.
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.
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
Always a nice vibe, in a lovely room. Only criticism is that three of us were squeezed around a very small table.
Brilliant experience ,great service and atmosphere. A few items on the menu were not available but there were plenty of alternatives.
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
Great food and even better service. Calvin was amazing
Supremely disappointing across the board. Rude staff and subpar food are not a good combination. First and last time eating there.
First time dining at Balthazar, friendly efficient service. Great food, really good atmosphere. Would happily return.
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
Not as I remembered it from 8 years ago…it’s just okay
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
Drinks areuved very late. Also sides arrived after we alerted the waiters.
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.
Very good indeed.
Great room and food.
Needs a value house wine.
I always enjoy going to Balthazar after the opera. Great atmosphere, friendly staff and very good food.
Excellent meal.Good variety well presented.Attentive staff.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Can't wait to go back!
Had a great time. definitely go again recommend it to anybody great value great people
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
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.
Fantastic food, drinks and entertainment.
Starters were OK, but quamain courses and deserts were simply not good
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.
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.
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!
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.
Vibrant place to eat in the heart of Covent Garden with delicious bistro style food and lovely staff.
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.
Balthazar London wird von 3522 OpenTable‑Gästen mit 4.1 Sternen bewertet.
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