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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Venue Details & Map
4-6 Russell StreetLondonWC2B 5HZ
- Public transport:
- Covent Garden, Underground
Came here a few times, though the last time was certainly memorable. As my friend was visiting from abroad and wanted to book a fancy afternoon tea. After trying to balance showing her a good time and me not falling for my usual go-to's including Sanderson and Sketch, I decided to opt for their specialty Bobbi Brown themed experience, since my friend is a huge makeup fan.
Usually I try to...more
I really liked the atmosphere and interior design in this restaurant. My friends and I went for brunch, so I ordered pancakes and some poached eggs as a side. Both were delicious. The service was good, not great, but we had a nice time regardless. I look forward to returning for lunch or dinner sometime.more
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
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