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Moti Mahal

45 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AA, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
+44 20 7240 9329
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Ranked #2,382 of 17,213 Restaurants in London
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Price range: $66 - $98
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Bloomsbury / Holborn
Transit: Tube: Covent Garden, Holborn
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).
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loire valley
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Living in France we miss good Indian food. This surpassed our expectations with the taster menus, one veggie and one non-veggie. both were excellent. The unusual dishes added to the pleasure. Packing a lot into our visit to London we were able to enjoy this delicious meal and still be in time for the Theatre. Will definitely visit again and... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

My French visitor wanted an Indian meal in central London and we wanted something a little out of the ordinary.I think we found the right place in Moti Mahal. The restaurant has an upmarket feel to it and the atmosphere is quiet and comfortable. We all had the set meal which let us off having to make choices from the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My wife and I had dinner at Moti Mohal after reading some good reviews about it. While the overall experience was pleasant enough, we felt rather underwhelmed by the end of the dinner. We had three main dishes, a naan and rice to share. Of the three main dishes, namely the butter chicken, the stir fried beef and the tandoori... More

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

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your time to write a feedback. We are saddened hearing your experience at Moti. As we are using seasonal and fresh ingredient all the time,it was unfortunate that you tasted differently.Howevere, we will take your feedback in consideration and investigate thoroughly. We are dedicated to serve best quality food and to offer excellent service, so... More

Haarlem
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Every visit I made to London I visited this wonderful indian restaurant. simple interior but delicious affordable indian food. Have an odonno's icecream (next parallel street) afterwards, and you might end up in one of the nice london pubs in this super area of london. enjoy it!

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

Dear Nelly, Thank you very much for taking a time to write those lovely words. We are delighted with your experience here at moti and looking forward to welcoming you at near future. More

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Nice and cosy, great ambience, delicious food are some of the quick thoughts I had while signing the cheque after a sumptuous meal at moti mahal. The dal makhani and biryani are to die for. The service was courteous. Overall, a fantastic option for authentic indian food. Don't miss it.

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

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your time and feedback. I and my team are delighted with those nice words about food , service and ambience. We always intend to provide great taste and great service and will keep on doing. Looking forward to welcoming you again. More

galveston, texas
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We really liked this pricey Indian restaurant near High Holborn Street. Traditional Indian fare - well done. And with a twist. The twist: the restaurant brings a lovely selection of vegetables ( tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, lettuce, Indian spices and so on) - "salad makings" - to one's table, on a silver platter, before the meal. These are excellent quality vegetables... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A vegetarian friend recommended this restaurant to me. I have taken clients and colleagues to this restaurant and have always had an exceptional experience. I love the "salad" plate at the beginning of the meal, where you are provided several super fresh whole vegetables along with seasoning and salt. Included are radishes, tomatoes, greens, and cucumber. Its a wonderful way... More

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South Florida, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We had a delicious dinner at Moti Mahal. The salad plate to start was a beautiful presentation and fresh introduction to the main courses. We ordered prawns, butter chicken, the spicy beef and two side dishes to share between three people. The portions were generous and everything was very tasty. The spicy beef was our favorite. They also have a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by this restaurant, which had been booked by a friend. We arrived at 6.30pm and could take advantage of the set menu, which was fairly limited but tasty and good value at £23 for 3 courses including a glass of prosecco mixed with something sweet. A small cover charge gives you a plate of salad ingredients... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Not your usual run-of-the-mill curry house. Recommend the chilli beef dish, very tasty and good quality meat. Good drinks selection. A little pricey though.

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

Dear Guest Many thanks for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed our signature "CHILLI FRY" dish. As you mention, we alway use fresh, local, seasonal and organic product for our all dishes and hence it is bit pricey. Following your note on drinks, indeed we have hugh selection of cocktails, beers,whiskey and of course appealing wine list. Once... More

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