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, which includes a large choice of egg-based options, such as omelette Arnold Bennett, and scrambled eggs with Cornish crab.
|Typical meal price||From £26.00 (USD 36.38) per diner|
£26 to £40
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Venue Details & Map
4-6 Russell StreetLondonWC2B 5HZ
- Public transport:
- Covent Garden, Underground
Top 5 reviews of Balthazar London
What a wonderful evening -- I owe virtually all of it to the wonderful barman who attended to me. The check says "sam p" was serving, so I'm going to say it was sam.
First, he made an absolutely impeccable martini, and even paused to inquire about my preferred dryness. It was wonderful. I noted the wonderful lemon presence, and he cut a fresh lemon peel and squeezed it over the back of my... more
Nice French restaurant right outside Covent Garden.
The steak tartar I had was authentic and perfect. But the pre fix menu was just ok.
Steak was about 4 oz and was cooked well done. Not much flavor this the need for brown sauce. Cream brûlée was freaky but the crust was thin and clearly pre made.
Romantic place but brasserie quality you find in Paris. more
**Review is for the Boulangerie**
Found myself daydreaming about food (surprise, surprise) - specifically Balthazar's hazelnut rocher.
It's been a while, but I still think back to my halcyon summer of snagging a fresh lemon tart or fluffy croissant each morning. Balthazar (the restaurant proper) and their adjacent Boulangerie are stationed in bustling Covent Garden. The restaurant remains... more
I've been the the NYC location and had high expectations already going in. And let's just say, I was not disappointed.
From the friendly service to the food- thumbs up! Ordered the traditional English breakfast and it was worth every bite. The bacon is not fatty like the one back in the states, the sausage was soft (not chewy), the beans weren't as sweet (which was nice), the fried bread... more
I'd been meaning to go to the NY location for ages and was excited when my friend suggested we grab dinner here. We got here around 7 PM on Friday and there was no wait at all, perfect. Our server was super nice and patient! We hadn't seen each other for years so he let us catch up a bunch and was nice about the fact that we hadn't even opened our menus the first two times he came around.