Undiscovered local gem
I eat here reasonably frequently. I like the fact that they try and do dishes which you dont get at your bogstandard curry house. The portions are hearty, dishes are nicely presented and the staff willing and friendly.
great food and service, worth the visit, great experience, a must.
We booked late and the restaurant was able to accommodate for the changes in number. The restaurant was slightly hidden away however the food was good, friendly service and a good experience overall. Would definitely recommend it.
We were really impressed with the service and how accommodating this was. We booked for 4 and 6 of us turned up and they were able to honour the offer. Would definitely recommend it.
Authentic Indian Restaurant
I discovered this whilst look for a good Indian Restaurant after being consistently disappointed with the restaurants in Brick Lane. This together with its sister restaurant in Parkway, Camden, provides the tastiest and most interesting Indian food in London. I rarely find a decent Indian restaurant in central London. It is so good that my friend from Nottingham insists on going to it whenever he is in London.
The staff are great, friendly and not over-fawning. I have never been disappointed even though some of the curries are a bit odd - Vindaloo crab curry? 5 star restaurant.
The food that came out of the kitchen that night was fantastic, would not hesitate in going again.
Overall really good. The crab vidaloo promises much but is not anywhere near as good as it sounds - lacking on crab somewhat...
Not run of the mill ..man
Interesting menu combining Goa, Mumbai and other Indian ideas. Great lamb wrap and king Prawn dish for starters. Fish for my partner was a delight.Food and service very good. The place has a lot of glass and the ambience could be improved. A porch and a bit of tasteful art would help make the place a little more cosy rather than brash and noisy. It would then be first class especially as it's a fine area Millman Street round the corner from Russell Square.
Better-than-average curry house
Salaam Namaste is typical of a new breed of Indian restaurant - delicious, well spiced food in the style of much more expensive West End establishments like Benares or Moti Mahal. Good value set menu on toptable. A pleasant surprise.
Very unusual Indian food good menu well cooked and prepared. Excellent value
Great service, great food,
Great service, great food, good atmosphere, excellent deals
Our first visit to Salaam
Our first visit to Salaam Namaste and it won't be our last. The menu was interesting with a wider range of dishes than the usual Indian restaurant and the choices we had were well spiced and flavoured, very enjoyable. The wine list was well priced and the whole meal excellent value, even more so with the special offer price on the al la carte (we did not try the fixed price menu but it too looked interesting). The restaurant was very busy but the service remained excellent throughout, friendly, professional and unharrassed. There were a number of large groups (and we were 6) but we never felt that our service suffered, a good sign. A very enjoyable evening.
Good value curry
The food was a a step above the normal curry house menu and despite a little mix-up with our main course orders, we found it a great value and enjoyable meal
Great food and realy good
Great food and realy good service. A nice little out of the way resturant and well worth the trip
Unusually good Indian food
I think this place offers some of the best Indian food in London - always slightly unusual flavours. The night we went, the food came very slowly, but it was dec 18th so not particularly surprising. The lamb chops are especially good.
A cut above the usual curry
It's a very nice, slightly upmarket curry house with friendly service, a relaxed atmosphere and an interesting range of dishes. What's not to like?
The only thing is that we had quite slow service- that suited us frankly, as we wanted to linger. I don't know what would happen if you were in a hurry.
Good food. Lacked atmosphere
Good food. Lacked atmosphere but was early in the evening, restaurant was filling up when we were leaving. They brought the wrong dish out but let us keep it as a complimentary dish. Enjoyable evening.
We went there for dinner last
We went there for dinner last Friday. Service was very good and the food equally to match. We were using the 50% off but the meal was still over 52 pounds.
The 50% offer is only valid
The 50% offer is only valid on a set menu which is quite limited and seems more expensive than the al a carte and also - the portions are smaller. We therefore opted for the a la carte and the food was very good. The service is great. It's a little expensive but I would go back.
Was a bit miff when I ordered
Was a bit miff when I ordered two shorty, one with a full can of diet coke and one small filled jug with normal coke, but nowhere near the same amount as the can but got charged the same price as the can...Are you following?
The food however, was of great quality, the lamb cooked to perfection, very soft. The a starter called Frankie wrap is out of this world, well worth the eat.
Think the waiters asked if were were ok a bit too much. But not enough to be any trouble,
Well worth a visit if you want a nice meal and a romantic chat with a loved one
very good curry, all the usual
very good curry, all the usual classics on the a la carte menu. Was a little peeved about the extremely limited selection from the "discount" menu offered through Top Table discount which i was originally given when i sat down. I would not have chosen anything on that menu as it was so poor, so went ala carte instead. That could really annoy you if you were on a budget as it looked like a complete con to get you in the place. The normal menu though was extensive and food was very tasty and worth the the price.
Very Nice Restaurant
The food was delicious and the waiters really friendly and efficient. We eat out every week and will definitely be eating here again.
Best Indian food ever.
We found this restaurang on the internet and made a reservation. The best decision ever.
The food was excellent, the service better than excellent, priceworthy. I have only good things to say about this restaurang and recommend it to everyone.
Good, and that's from an Asian!
Took two colleagues from the Czech office who rarely eat Asian food. They even managed to try the spicy lamb dish I ordered. Very good food, service was attentive but not in your face. Restaurant is on the small side which let's it down ambience wise, but otherwise very enjoyable evening and I would return.
We have been coming to Salaam Namaste since it opened and are great fans. The food is inventive, vibrant and fresh and we always enjoy the regional festival specialities. The new menu, while as tasty as ever, could be seen as veering towards pretentiousness. Always enjoyable, though.
Even better than the first time
Excellent food and service here, the staff are extremely efficient, will definitely highly recommend Salaam Namaste to anyone I know coming down to London, not too far to walk from Russell Square Tube.
What I look for in a curry house are lots of dishes I don't recognise and things like star anise gressingham duck and goat curry (both excellent) fit the bill.
Good quality cooking
The chef deserves praise for the quality of the dishes produced. They displayed skill above that of the usual Indian restaurant. The 'street food' starters were interesting and the onion bhaji showed what a bhaji could be. We enjoyed all the mains. Chicken can often be nondescript but the stuffed chicken was moist with loads of subtle flavour. The vegetarian mango main was delightful. All the dishes had their own qualities and all 6 of us loved the food and would certainly return. Friendly service.
lunch at Salaam Namaste
We had lunch. The food was very good with many unusual dishes - a different slant on an Indian meal. The prices are a bit higher than you would normally expect to pay in an Indian restaurant but overall it was good value for money.
Off the beaten track
Tucked away, but a little gem - lovely food, and attentive service. Not absolutely gourmet, but a few cuts above most other Indian restaurants and a surprising variety of dishes.
A restaurant to impress visiting
A restaurant to impress visiting friends, amazing and creative vegetarian dishes, meat eaters very happy too. Superb, memorable, a special occasion meal.
lots of exciting new dishes to try on the new menu at salaam namaste. Should keep me going for quite some time. Well done.
Second visit by my husband and I. Both times were last minute decisions after a day out in town. Food was delicious, modern and beautifully presented. The mojitos we ordered took a little while to arrive but were perfectly balanced and made with care. The menu is interesting with many regional specialities (although 'traditional' dishes are also included for the less adventurous). The decor does not reflect the standard of the food in terms of style but is easily forgiven. The restaurant seemed busier with takeaway orders than with diners but the service was attentive, friendly and helpful. With the special offer, our meal was very good value for central London.
Really enjoyed the food
The quality of food and value for food is very good. Appetisers and main dishes were great though they had run out of the carrot halva by the time we got around to the dessert menu. The only thing that could be improved with this restaurant was the ambiance, it felt a bit too cold and lacking spirit.
Good selection of unusual dishes, beautifully presented. Good value for money and friendly service.
Salaam Namaste raises the bar
First visit since the refit, and the room now is stylish though a lot of tables are packed into the space. Professional and friendly staff. The new menu is extensive, retaining some old favourites (Lall Maas which is always a treat) but new addditions too. It feels like they have deliberately raised their standards (which were pretty good to start with) and are delivering. This is modern Indian restaurant cooking - beautifully presented, carefully spiced. They do fabulous lassis too. If your purse cant quite stretch to the Cinnamon Club, Salaam Namste is an excellent alternative. I will be back!
lovely intimate dining
We only happens to stumble across this as an online joint experience day entitled is to a 3 course meal in a restaurant from a huge list. Shortlisted to just a few, we eventually booked this because of location and reputation of the food on their website and bbc media. Would recommend, love the street food style and taste with an extra eye for detail to plating and flavour. Very helpful and cheerful staff. Enjoyed with a beer for him and a lovely red wine for me! Desert wasn't amazing, and was only ice cream, so perhaps skip that! Short walk from British museum but off the beaten track which is nice to get in London.
This restaurant has a extremely good authentic Indian food at a very attractive price. The serving potions are large and the service is very good. Highly recommend for a mid level dinner in teh city.
gourmet indian food
Salaam Namaste is a reasonably priced restaurant serving top quality food in a modern, tasteful setting. The flavours in the dishes are beautifully put together, and great care and attention is put into the food's presentation. It's not as a cheap as some Indian restaurants, but the extra money is worth paying for what remains a good value, delicious meal. There was one vegetarian diner among us, for whom there was plenty of attractive options, but non-veggies should be sure to try the meat and seafood for something extra special. The service was perfect: friendly but non-intrusive, and quick.
Dinner at Salaam Namaste
Dinner at Salaam Namaste was most pleasant and reasonable on the top table offer. Service was great and the waiters were very attentive. The food was good also and I would return again.
The food was very well presented and unique. We were 5 of us, comfortable seating as well as contemporary feel to restaurant. Char Grill Jingha was delicious. The waiter was friendly and attentive. Satisfied customers.
A lovely dining experience
Found this place on toptable. It is small (~15 tables, plus 3 outside), with a modern interior and on an otherwise quiet street off Guilford. When I dined it was 2/3 full. The maitre d' was prompt, polite and professional - quickly assessing me and my needs for a one-person dinner. I noted he did the same for a large group, a couple with infants, and twenty-somethings out to eat. The menu had a good mix of traditional indian, house specialties and western offerings - I chose the specialities. The spicy pappadums with chutney were excellent and it just got better from there. Rajasthani lamb, matar paneer (cottage cheese and peas), w/ basmati rice and garlic naan. almond kulfi to finish. Just excellent food and experience. thanks Salaam.
Amazing food and friendly service
I have been a regular customer at this place and on Saturday night i brought my girlfriend along and the restaurant was fully packed but they still managed to arrange a nice and quiet table for us in the corner. As usual the service was very attentive and the food was remarkable and it is always hard to decide if which dish is the best. The waiters were well presented and service was spot on.
Excellent all round
Saturday night, 10 diners from various parts of the globe getting together as part of a collector/hobbyist weekend. I chose the restaurant primarily because of good reviews online and proximity to the hotel where we were staying. Everybody was very pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food and service. The range of regional Indian dishes was excellent and the service was attentive and swift. Will definitely come again.
Interesting and delicious
Salaam Namaste delivers excellent, well cooked, interesting indian dishes. I chose the venison for starters which was beautifully presented, and came with beetroot which seemed to have been cooked with horseradish - utterly delicious. My main was the lamb shank with curry leaf potatoes. My companion had the Laal Maas and naan, a reliably yummy well spiced stew if you are reasonably chilli tolerant. 2 gripes from this visit - one of our dishes arrived warm not hot - we weren't the only table sending things back to be reheated. This when the place was barely half full. And the 2nd one is that the tandoori pineapple from the dessert menu was clearly a canned pineapple ring which had been nowhere near a grill! Skip desserts!
The Best Restaurant in the World
The staff gave us a very friendly and warm welcome and we were asked for pappadum and drinks as soon as we were ready after being seated on a nice cozy corner. Within no time the waiter presented the pappadum's and drinks on the table already with a big smile on his face such a lovely guy.
Secondly, when we were ready for the food orders whilst the restaurant was getting busy the waiter suggested us some nice food options without getting distracted. That was really amazing the food was well presented on the plates and the butter chicken was out of this world. The sea bass was also one of the best looking dish.Really happy and satisfied and definitely coming again.
Thank you salaam namaste for such a wonderful evening :D
2nd time we were there and this one was even better
Great Food. Quiet at weekend
Food was excellent.There was a good variety of unusual dishes plus all your more standard dishes. Restaurant was very quiet for a Saturday night - about 3-4 tables were booked in total. I think this is due to location though as it is in quite a residential & office area that isn't busy at the weekends. Would definitely recommend and I would go back, but probably only Mon - Fri.
Excellent menu and service
I booked Salaam Namaste after looking for an Indian restaurant that was slightly outside of the usual tourist trap areas while still being in the Holborn area.
The service was excellent as was the menu - so many items that were not what you would usually see - from goan scallops, to softshell crab or mustard quail - and that was just the starters!
Two of us had the Dhaba Gosht (Goat) which came in a lovely earthen pot and was cooked to perfection. The others had the Seafood Moilee which was seafood medley, and the vegetarian had the Paneer Jalfrezi. We also ordered a date & ginger naan (again, quite original) as well. The wine was reasonably priced which was an added bonus. Would definitely recommend.
Fabulous Indian Restaurant
What a gem, a little bit off the beaten track hardly two minutes from Russell Square more like ten but saying that it was well worth the effort. The food was excellent, there were five in our party and we all had different dishes which were cooked to a very high standard. Would strongly recommend this restaurant and will definitely return.