Located on the Old Brompton Road in South Kensington, Thali serves up authentic dishes from throughout India, many with an appealing modern twist. The grazing style restaurant focuses mainly on North Indian cuisine but also showcases curries and tandoori specials. The menus are based on family recipes, handed down through generations, and enhanced by head chef Dila Ram. We love the sound of tandoori wild boar, for example, or snow crab patties with mint, coriander and spices. The thali offers a selection of dishes, as does the tasting menu – both provide a good introduction. The décor, an interesting mix of cosmopolitan London meets the mystery of the East, ensures Thali attracts a vibrant mix of local foodies and fashionistas. Diners looking for a casual bite are welcomed upstairs to the candlelit restaurant, while the ground floor is reserved for private dining. Check out the extensive wine list, but don’t leave without sampling Thali’s award-winning cocktails!


£26 to £40

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166 Old Brompton Road
Earl's Court
Public transport:
Gloucester Road, Underground
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Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Thali

5.0 out of 5 21 March 2015
by Jak L.

The best Indian food I have had, ever. We started with tea, mine had fresh mint brewed tea which was executed perfectly. My nann was gently fried and puffy heaven, not to mention the spices to go with, one green and another red-organge. Nothing was ever too spicy, they had tang and mellow earthy flavours to balance the pallate. My rice was a rich yellow with peas and onion crisps. The paneer...more

5.0 out of 5 9 February 2015
by Jason B.

Very nice food, well presented and flavorful. Portions are modest, plan on getting several. Food is flavorful and the default spice level for their "spicy" dishes was on the mild side. If you like your food spicier I would ask for them to add extra.

Oddly, more than half of the patrons in the establishment when I was there were from the U.S., on a Monday night and the restaurant was full....more

5.0 out of 5 1 February 2015
by Alice H.

Friendly service, nice food and setting.

Went with a girlfriend for catching up time.

We got a little beetroot kale salad as a starter on the house.

Had good recommendations from the staff who were very accommodating

Special requests were executed perfextly.

Casual place-will be back!more

5.0 out of 5 21 October 2014
by Sergio L.

One of the things I always look forward to when I get to London is good Indian food. Something my neck of the woods sorely lacks. After reading through Yelp reviews, I decided to give Thali a try. I most definitely was not disappointed!

The restaurant is small with a nice low key modern design that does not detract from the beautiful food. Not the garish pseudo luxury decor of so many Indian...more

5.0 out of 5 14 June 2014
by Matthew R.

I ordered the vegetarian thali - and couldn't be happier. Delicious, voluminous portions and a good selection. Friendly staff too!

J'ai commandé le thali végétarien et n'ai pas été déçu. Tout était délicieux : les portions sont généreuses et la sélection, variée. Service très agréable!

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