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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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 66 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Balthazar London

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 1 January 2015
by Ally W.

I went to Balthazar years ago in New York and really like it, and I was happy to find in in London right at the heart of Covent Garden. You get that French Bistro feel as soon as you walk into the restaurant. They have a lovely display of fresh seafood: lobsters, crabs, shrimps and, of course, oysters.

The menu here is big and quite French, so if you are in the mood for steak tartare,...more

5.0 out of 5 28 December 2014
by Linda J.

It was date night and my husband and I have been wanting to try Balthazar in Covent Garden. Balthazar was a classic in NYC and I was very excited to try it here in London.

Food: We started off with the onion soup which was ok and the escargots which were top notch. For our mains we ordered the lamb rump and the moules frites. Both were good. I also had a side of onion rings (why not!) and...more

5.0 out of 5 11 December 2014
by Goetz B.

Despite being in the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden, Balthazar provides a relaxed and friendly environment for a delicious meal - and they even serve decent coffee.

It took me quite a bit until I made it to Balthazar in Covent Garden, but one afternoon I finally managed to go there. A few months ago, I read a rather interesting article about the New York company and ever since wanted to...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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