Balthazar London


The original Balthazar opened in downtown New York's Spring Street in 1997. Balthazar London is situated in the heart of Covent Garden, just across from the Royal Opera House. Housed in the old Theatre Museum, Balthazar shares The Flower Cellars building with The London Film Museum. (The permanent flower market was originally built for the Covent Garden flower sellers in 1870 and this space was used for storage.)

Founder Keith McNally has endeavoured to remain as true to the New York original as possible, where bistro food, good wine and friendly service are the order of the day. Balthazar London has the egalitarian appeal of the brasserie – something for everyone all day long: breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, as well as weekend brunch.

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Prices and Opening Times

£26 to £40

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96% customer satisfaction rate

Opening Times:

Monday to Friday 7.30am – 12am

Saturday 9am – 12am

Sunday 9am – 11pm

Venue Details & Map

Balthazar London

4-6 Russell Street
Public transport:
Covent Garden, Underground
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Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 70 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Balthazar London

5.0 out of 5 19 April 2015
by Lisa C.

Another solid London brunch destination. It's a French brasserie, reminding me a lot of Colbert on Sloane Square and some of my favorite brunch places in the US (Parc in Philadelphia and Left Bank in San Jose, CA). The location could not be better (it is right off the Covent Garden Piazza), and the venue is grand and beautiful, with enormously high ceilings and loud jazz music playing...more

4.0 out of 5 17 April 2015
by London Foodie Mam A.

Balthazar is a french brasserie set in the heart of Covent Garden. Lovely atmosphere and decor - great to take a date or your visiting guests from abroad. The food is of a high standard - the duck confit was as good as we have sampled in France. The afternoon tea was good value at £25 compared to the high end hotels such as the Ritz or Claridges; scones were delightful and the patisseries...more

3.0 out of 5 15 April 2015
by Kristen C.

You know, I expected it to be better, much better.

I've been to the one in NYC and it is an institution so was looking forward to trying the London version of this cosmopolitan French styled bistro. It looks very much like the one in downtown New York, but much bigger and along with that it loses some of its intimacy. What was imported across the pond was a good helping of New York type...more

4.0 out of 5 3 January 2015
by Craig F.

This was one of my top choices when my partner and I visited London. Overall, I was not disappointed. The restaurant, decked out for the holidays, was bright, cheerful and bustling with an energetic crowd (bar was packed).

We arrived 20 minutes early and the hostess, without asking, graciously arranged for us to be seated 10 minutes sooner.

Started with the French onion soup, which I had...more

3.0 out of 5 19 August 2014
by Naila M.

A beautiful large, French bistro in Covent Garden with tablecloths and waiters in uniform. Service is attentive but the waiters are particular about their respective areas so you can't call on a different waiter even if yours is busy.

We went here for lunch: grilled salmon on warm spinach, walnut and lentil salad; club sandwich with frites; basket of warm fresh bread. All delicious and fairly...more

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