Situated on Bateman Street in the heart of the West End, the Golden Oven is ideal for long lunches and pre-theatre dinners – especially if you’re a fan of authentic Indian food. The emphasis is on fresh spices and traditional recipes so you can be sure the dishes taste just as they would in India. The restaurant itself is relaxed and unpretentious, with friendly staff to guide diners through the extensive menu. Classics like lamb karahi and chicken madras are done very well here, but we recommend trying one of the chef’s signature dishes. Try the garlic chilli chicken if you like your food hot and spicy, or go for a thali if you want to try a little bit of everything.
The Golden Oven are now accepting Christmas and New Year's reservations.
£25 and under
Small place that offers an excellent lunchtime offer of daal + curry + rice or naan for £6.95 which is as good as it gets in the West End. The daal is souplike but flavoursome and the jalfrezi I had had a bit of a kick to it. Now I know it's here I'll be here a lot of lunches.more
On holiday in London we decided to give this SoHo Indian establishment a try. The service was excellent and the waiter gave us great recommendations. We had Chicken Tikka Massala, Spinach and Mushrooms and Lamb Tiger. The spices were very tasty. We especially liked the spinach and mushroom dish.
If your looking for a cosy Indian place in the SoHo, you can't go wrong here.more
Terrible service, rude and unhelpful. Completely over priced, and in my opinion just decent Indian food.more
I loved the service, liked the food but overall, my experience was just meh with Golden Oven.
Starting on a positive note, the staff is extremely friendly and very helpful in choosing dishes or even offering things that are not on the menu.
As for the not so good things, this place is just TINY. If you are sitting near the singular aisle in this place, guaranteed you will be bumped around...more
Golden Oven is a little gem. Service was quick and friendly. Food was delicious. We had garlic nan, chicken curry, sag aloo, lamb balti, and mango ice cream. Great flavors. Spicy and warmed us up on a cold London evening. Lamb was a little tough but everything else was lovely.more