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 (USD40.62) 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 29 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Thali

5.0 out of 5 25 July 2015
by Katie B.

I rarely write reviews...but the food and the service was incredible so I figured I must! I had the chicken tikka makhani and my boyfriend had the lamb rogan josh both cooked to perfection. The flavor was like none I've ever had before so if you're looking for your typical indian take away this may not be your place, but I felt like I was eating at a five star restaurant with the attentive...more

1.0 out of 5 30 June 2015
by Joshua J.

Having been seated outside quickly was the first and only instance of this restaurant doing anything in a timely fashion.

Service was absolutely unacceptable, and the poor food did very little to assuage my rage. We were seated around 8pm, and we finally finished at well past 10pm. Starters took in excess of 40 minutes, after waiting for an unacceptable amount of time for drinks and our...more

3.0 out of 5 25 May 2015
by Luca D.

Not sure if I should give 3 or 4 stars, maybe 3.5 is OK. Some of the starters were quite good, some of the mains too. My fish curry was nothing special and the fish used was of the cheapest kind. Also, considering the prices I would expect somewhat larger portions for the mains...more

5.0 out of 5 22 May 2015
by Cat C.

Impeccable service (crumb scrapers!), amazing innovative Indian food, and remarkable attention to detail. I was quite surprised to go there on a rainy night and discover it half empty at dinner time, though I was happy to be promptly seated.

We ordered the mushrooms as part of the starter assortment, and they were like nothing else I've ever had, and lived up to the rave reviews I've seen....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

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