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!

Typical meal price: From £26.00 (USD40.23) per diner

£26 to £40

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96% customer satisfaction rate

Venue Details & Map


166 Old Brompton Road
Earl's Court
Public transport:
Gloucester Road, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Thali

1.0 out of 5 27 April 2015
by Annelies V.

Worst indian restaurant in London, and I've been to many. The service was terrible - the waitress refused to help me with allergy information and narrowed down the entire menu to just 2 things she thought was ok for me to eat, without even checking with the kitchen. We asked for tapwater but she brought us bottled water, nice try to sell more. The food was poor - lack of imagination, poor...more

4.0 out of 5 17 April 2015
by Z-Y Z.

Order Hydrabadi Biryani with Lamb. Not bad at all. Also ordered Bhndi (okra). I am pleasantly surprised and recommend this place. Great service. I will be back again. The only reason, I didn't give it a 5 star is due to the fact their Raita is too thick.more

5.0 out of 5 8 April 2015
by Angela T.

This restaurant was so tasty! A lovely find in the Earl's Court neighbourhood that our hotel was located in. The spinach palak chat was so delicious! I loved the flavours and the mixture of textures....this dish is a must try if you come here! I also enjoyed the chicken makhani, the flavours were complex and it was creamy and not spicy, which was perfect for me! The chicken in the dish was...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

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