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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4-6 Russell StreetLondonWC2B 5HZ
- Public transport:
- Covent Garden, Underground
Great ambience and food. Reservations highly recommended. Wine list was considered a bit pricey by somebody in our party, but had good selection. (Or so I was told).
Went for a work function, but seemed like a great date spot, girls night out, or celebrating a special event.more
While planing to have breakfast in somewhere around Covent Garden we came across this place. In NY Balthazar was in our list, but we did not have time to visit. So without checking the menus outside we just entered in!
For breakfast, menu is quite extensive but nothing special in comparison to other French cafes/chains/restaurants/bistros. Ah, maybe more expensive! For single eggs royale in...more
My search for a late breakfast led me today Balthazar Boulangerie just moments from Covent Garden. Pleasant vibe of the area is continued inside with the relaxed yet elegant interior. As a bread lover I had to try their bread selection which was presented in a generous basket (Le Panier in the menu). Alongside the baguette, white and dark bread and a variety of croissants came a choice of...more
Quick Review: A French brasserie with an old school steakhouse type of feeling. Standard dark wood traditional restaurant with great tasting food. Great service, set menu for large groups
Escargots (w/ garlic butter): it came with about 6-8 pieces but its a very rich dish so I would say a good enough portion for 1, maybe 2 if you just want to taste. Shell is included, a little weird...more
Although the food is terrific and delicious, the
service is spectacular. Waiters and bus boys are
Superb. It is a treat to meet delightful people
from a variety of countries. All were fluent in
English but we enjoy using our limited language
Skills in French and Spanish. Tonight will be our
third meal this week! My wife Caro' will return
next week for an encore!more