Review on Baluchi
The LaLiT London is a five star luxury hotel, the first hotel to be launched outside Asia from the LaLit Suri Hospitality Group. Housed in a 120-year old neo baroque red-bricked building that was once St Olave's Grammer School, it's ideally located for all the major tourists attractions just a short walk from Tower Bridge.
The jewel in the crown is their exquisite Baluchi restaurant in the Great Hall, with its stunning décor featuring high vaulted ceilings and mullioned windows. Decked out in a rich palette of royal blue with gold accents and dark wood panelling, together with intricate carved wooden screens, it's illuminated by two beautiful sapphire blue glass chandeliers. Upstairs there's a balcony overlooking the restaurant below where afternoon tea is served.
The kitchen reflects the rich tapestry of the sub-continent with a wide range of culinary influences from all over India. As a curtain raiser there's hand dived Orkney scallops, oyster leaf pakoda, buckthorn puree, gin foam and pickled grapes before moving on to a main course of venison, sula spiced venison, quinoa khichdi, yogurt sauce and salsify. As for dessert, check out the ginger and mint cake with dark chocolate crumble, berry sorbet and honeycomb or saffron infused compressed Tandoori pineapple, cardamom ice-cream and pink peppercorn tuille. There's an extensive wine list offering a creditable selection of styles and varieties.
A special feature of Baluchi is the Naanery, a bread bar serving a selection of artisanal breads baked in an iron tandoor which can be paired with wines.
Baluchi is also featured in: Michelin GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 6.30 - 10.00am (7.00 - 10.30am Sat & Sun)
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm
Dinner: 3.00 - 10.15pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express