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Moti Mahal

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45 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AA, England
Tube: Covent Garden, Holborn
+44 20 7240 9329
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 203
    Excellent
  • 139
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
TIme out in refined India

Did a quick review of Time out recommendations and found the Moti Mahal in their list. Glad I did. Really excellent creative dishes which mixed the standard Indian selections with quite different options. Home brewed beer which was also good. Topped off with good service and a stylish setting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Waldea
,
Northampton England
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Moti Mahal serves Indian food from different regions of India, well-described in its menu, and our dinner was outstanding. The ambiance is upscale yet tasteful. The wait staff made thoughtful suggestions which provided a variety of flavors that worked in harmony. We came early in order to go the theatre and the staff accommodated us yet made us feel at... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Impressive establishment with authentic, fresh food that was simply divine. The level of service was impeccable! Loved the sights, smells and smiles. Perfectly packaged!

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Northampton England
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236 reviews 236 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Did a quick review of Time out recommendations and found the Moti Mahal in their list. Glad I did. Really excellent creative dishes which mixed the standard Indian selections with quite different options. Home brewed beer which was also good. Topped off with good service and a stylish setting. Recommended.

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MotiMahal-London, Manager at Moti Mahal, responded to this review

Dear Waldea, We would like to thank you for reviewing us. It is great to hear that our guests meet the high standards we are aiming for. We are very much hoping to delight you again with our GTR beer and many other dishes. Best regards, Oana Stanjinel More 

Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I took the train into town and walked a bit to find this gem, but glad I did not give into my hunger and stop prematurely for dinner. This place is a real treat. It was crowded, therefore I took a seat at the bar,which was not ideal, but I made out OK. Enjoyed a cold beverage and enjoyed a... More 

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MotiMahal-London, Manager at Moti Mahal, responded to this review

Dear MikenHouston713, We are glad to hear that your journey led you to our restaurant and you enjoyed our Chicken Tikka and your cold drink. Thank you for sharing the review. We hope to have you among our guests any time soon. Best wishes, Oana Stanjinel More 

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A really good Indian cuisine, where all of our group agreed it was the most sophisticated and enjoyable Indian meal we had had. The taste was refined and varied, the service was warm welcoming and constantly friendly. The price isn't cheap and with that quality why should it be. A lovely experience from beginning to end and well worth it.... More 

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MotiMahal-London, Manager at Moti Mahal, responded to this review

Dear Michael M, Our team would like to thank you for your lovely review. We are more than happy to hear that you enjoyed our dining experience and we hope as well to have the chance of delighting you again soon. Best regards, Oana Stanjinel More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Arrived without having booked. Quickly got a table. Very quiet atmosphere, great food, and excellent service. Thank you Andrea for your very nice service.

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MotiMahal-London, Manager at Moti Mahal, responded to this review

Dear Laurent P, We would like to thank you for your time to review us. It is great to hear that you had a wonderful moment and we hope to provide you more of these in the future. Best regards, Oana Stanjinel More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I was not very hungry and not feeling very well when I last went to Moti Mahal. I didn't want much to eat and had considered staying home. The rest of the table wanted to order the tasting menu. The whole table had to order it, or they couldn't get it, so I went along with it. They assured me... More 

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MotiMahal-London, Manager at Moti Mahal, responded to this review

Dear Susan I, We would like to thank you for your great feedback. We are very happy to hear that we succeeded to please you with our dishes and eventually you felt better. We shared your great words with the team and we are hoping to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes, Oana Stanjinel More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

Amazing food Amazing sevice the food is delicious every time I have gone there,i recommend everyone to go there and try the food I promise you, you will love it, the ambience in the restaurant is beautiful as well to go with the amazing food,there is a lot of choice available from the starters through to main courses so there... More 

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MotiMahal-London, Manager at Moti Mahal, responded to this review

Dear Girishlondon, Thank you for your great review. We are very happy to hear that our guests have good experiences in our restaurant. We hope to delight you again soon with our cuisine. Best wishes, Oana Stanjinel More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This was a first time experience for me and my colleagues for lunch and didn't dissapoint! The food is freshly prepped and the vegetarian selection amazing. The management and staffs are professional and courteous and I will definitely be back and try some of the other delights on the menu. Well done!

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MotiMahal-London, Manager at Moti Mahal, responded to this review

Dear Aniljain01, We would like to thank you for your time and reviewing us. We are very happy to hear that you and your colleagues enjoyed our lunch offerings and the vegetarian selection. We are hoping to welcoming you again soon. Best regards, Oana Stanjinel More 

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I spent a lovely evening there. The atmosphere was relaxing and smart, the staff kind and easygoing. Even if very busy, the restaurant was not noisy at all; they gave us a nice table for two and since we were not familiar with Indian food a waitress helped us by suggesting something we could like. We had... More 

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MotiMahal-London, Manager at Moti Mahal, responded to this review

Dear GiorgioGer, Thank you for reviewing us. We appreciate your kind thoughts and we are very happy that you enjoyed our food, the drinks and the hole experience all together. We shared your feedback with the team and we are hoping to delight you again with our dishes. Best regards, Oana Stanjinel More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AA, England
  • Public Transportation: Tube: Covent Garden, Holborn
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighborhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7240 9329

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 59 - 89
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

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).
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

Questions & Answers

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Covent Garden

Neighborhood Profile
Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


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