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Moti Mahal

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Neighborhood: Bloomsbury / Holborn
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Moti Mahal
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45 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AA, England
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45 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AA, England
Tube: Covent Garden, Holborn
+44 20 7240 9329
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Moti Mahal is the chic London outpost of the celebrated Delhi restaurant...
Moti Mahal is the chic London outpost of the celebrated Delhi restaurant which opened in 1959. 'An unexpected delight' (Hardens Guide), Inspired by the culinary roots of India, particularly along the famed Grand Trunk Road, Chef Anirudh Arora brings you time-honoured dishes and recipes. By accentuating new tastes and flavours from India's richly woven history, the new menu at Moti Mahal is a feast for the senses. A perfect setting, with curved glass-fronted kitchen and gleaming copper bar, and attentive service will transform your meal in a memorable experience, and Moti Mahal is also 'perfect before a show' (Zagat).
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Amazing Tasting Menu
5 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2014
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Abbey W
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Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile

I went here last night and had a wonderful experience. I did the vegetarian tasting menu with the wine pairing. It was a thoughtful menu, well constructed from start to finish. If you are... read more

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 146
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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361 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

I went here last night and had a wonderful experience. I did the vegetarian tasting menu with the wine pairing. It was a thoughtful menu, well constructed from start to finish. If you are unsure how to navigate all of the choices, I would suggest doing the tasting menu, because the chef takes you on a journey from course to... More

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Motimahal-Restaurant, Manager at Moti Mahal, responded to this review

Dear Abbey, Many thanks for your post about our restaurant. Spreading positives is always great, we appreciate that. As you said, we try to give a culinary journey along the Grand trunk road and Taster menu is the best option. I remeber that Bibesh was your waiter and I will share your note with him. we will look forward to... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were given three restaurants by London friends, so I am basing my review on the assumption that they would not steer us wrong and that the food and service would be commensurate with dollars. With that disclaimer, and as visitors from Boston, I would rate Moti Mahal as excellent. The room, on the ground level, is very attractive and... More

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Motimahal-Restaurant, Manager at Moti Mahal, responded to this review

Dear Stuart W, It feels fantastic getting 5 Stars. We appreciate your note and will share with our culinary & service team. I will look farward to welcoming you in the future. Regards, Rohit More

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I visited the restaurant today and I will say WOW what a good service this has to be the best Indian restaurant in London this is a 10 out of 10 venue, from management to waiters they were amazing the food was incredible the flavours were great, I have visited all the best restaurants in London and this by far... More

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Motimahal-Restaurant, Manager at Moti Mahal, responded to this review

Dear Guest, You just made our day. We are so delighted having your great review. We are meant for great taste and great hospitality taking you along the GTR.I rebember you and your partner sat on T 5 and had wonderfull meal. I belive that we will see you soon. Regards Rohit Kunwar More

Shanghai, China
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

my husband and I enjoyed this place very much, its located in a quiet area near convent garden, with modern elegant design. the food is excellent, decent portion, great flavor; service is spotless-friendly attentive and professional, when ask for the bill, we were told the machine was down and need to wait 10-15 minutes, and they offered us drinks immediately,... More

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Reservations M, Manager at Moti Mahal, responded to this review

Dear Justjuliet, It is lovely to read and share your note with entire team. We proudly say that is the experience and journey we want to offer to our guests. I am sure your repeat visit will be more memorable and we are ready to welcome you soon. Regards, Rohit More

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We were first timers at such an establishment, the food was great and the service impeccable. our dinner were better than we thought as we always thought the food was hot and I am sure you can get it that way, however, we had the mild to try it out first and it was very mild indeed. The flavors were... More

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Reservations M, Manager at Moti Mahal, responded to this review

Dear Peter, Allow me to thank you for your time to write a lovely review. We are glad that you had a fabulous time . Looking forward to welcoming you soon. Regards, Rohit More

Boulder, Cororado, USA
Top Contributor
188 reviews 188 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We tried this place prior to going to the ballet and the start of our meal, potato cakes with some terrific sauces, had us anticipating something we could call really excellent. But the main courses, while not bad, didn't rise to that level. The murgh makhani, seemed to be a pretty normal chicken tikka in tomato sauce and the prawns... More

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Reservations M, Manager at Moti Mahal, responded to this review

Dear Boulder, Thank you for your post. We are sorry to hear that our food did not meet your expectations however we alway try to give the BEST quality food. Your feedback is valuable for us and passed to our head chef. We would be glad that you will join us again in the near future. Regards, Rohit More

cordoba, spain
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I had been looking forward to trying Moti Mahal for some time. However the experience fell short for me based on the prices charged, which are very high for Indian food in London. Cocktails were quite disappointing for the price , but starters and mains were very good so compliments to the chef on the food and menu. However we... More

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Reservations M, Manager at Moti Mahal, responded to this review

Dear Chloe Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that our price did not meet your expectations along with the service offered. We always appreciate hearing directly from our guests their experience. We hope you will join us again in the near future. Regards, Rohit Kunwar More

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Visited on friday, on my husband's birthday. I was impressed with the quality and authenticity of the food, it was delicious and there is an outstanding flavour in every dish we have odered. Moreover the service was impeccable from the start till it finished, staff was very friendly and attentive. We have enjoyed thoroughly. The whole experience from start to... More

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Reservations M, Manager at Moti Mahal, responded to this review

Dear Aanya S, It really is a pleasure to read this review and your kind note. The plan is to deliver a stunning service cycle with a real focus on personal attention and deliver quality authentic food.I remember you and your guests are enjoying round of drink in our lounge. Thanks for reviewing us, trust me we all read each... More

A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Are off the special/pre theatre menu and as there were 8 we just selected 2 of each starter and main. Food was excellent and the service efficient, friendly and discrete. Would recommend and will be going back on a future visit.

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Reservations M, Manager at Moti Mahal, responded to this review

Dear A TripAdvisor Member, Many Thanks for taking time to write about your recent visit to Moti Mahal. We are delighted that your party had a good time here. Your comments on Food and Service are appriciated. We are eagerly waiting to welcoming you in near future. Regards, Rohit Kunwar More

Nanaimo, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We've all enjoyed good curry before. But this is an exquisite performance of spice and flavours. Portions and prices are designed so you can sample several foods. Each mouthful produces an celebration of flavours. Most of the foods are cooked in traditional, clay, Tandoor oven. The Naan is light and simply perfect. Go on and amaze yourself.

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Reservations M, Manager at Moti Mahal, responded to this review

Dear Frankney, It' was wonderful reading your post. Thank you for your detailed feedback on food and for the 5* for the service. It has been shared with the entire team. We hope you'll join us again soon. Regards, Rohit Kunwar More

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Additional Information about Moti Mahal

Address: 45 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AA, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7240 9329
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury / Holborn
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 63 - 94
Cuisine: Indian

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