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Golden Oven

#13,798 of 18,297 Restaurants in London}
€€ - €€€Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
21 Bateman Street, London W1D 3AL, England
+44 20 7287 2800
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
19 Jun 2016
“Shame they just want your money”
14 May 2016
“Pathetic food.... Very very rude.... ”
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CUISINES
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
21 Bateman Street, London W1D 3AL, England
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1 - 10 of 246 reviews

Reviewed 19 June 2016

So straightaway: "Would you like Indian beer?" The Indian beer is about £4.65 as opposed to £3.80 for a (small) bottle of Cobra / Kingfisher. "Would you like poppadoms? 4 ?" They are 80p each - we were charged £4.20 on our bill as opposed...More

Thank min30s
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Somehow one of our friends thought this is a good place and we landed up here.... It was empty we were the only ones... Still the staff was extremely extremely rude... On top of all this they charged extra for drinks.... Never never go.... You...More

Thank amjind
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Decent Indian food and nice quiet restaurant in the middle of Soho. Very affordable, simple without the fancy over complication that you so often get.

Thank qualidad
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

I feel this place is misunderstood. Yes, it is quite dated and the staff are a little odd, but the curry is absolutely spot on - excellent naga chicken, very good aloo gobi (lovely firm cauliflower - a pleasant change from the mush you usually...More

Thank 604Rooster
Reviewed 8 April 2016

We are very regular eaters of Indian food in London and tried the Golden Oven as it was conveniently located in Soho, near the theatre we'd visited. It was our first time here and I can't imagine we'll return. Everything was average at best. Service...More

1  Thank TopTraveller101
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

The office were taken to the Golden Oven by a colleague (whose first choice was closed) one Friday lunchtime. The restaurant is small and very dated, some of the review stickers in the window are from over a decade ago. I completely agree with other...More

1  Thank Philip C
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Small Indian restaurant in Soho. Good food. Service was fine and good value considering the location.

Thank stevemhall
Reviewed 1 February 2016

We did not plan to dine in Golden oven but after few cocktails in Soho we were looking for a good curry house and stumbled across Golden Oven. We thought we will give it a try. We can’t really complain about the food. Portions were...More

Thank komodo8297
Reviewed 6 January 2016

There was only one other couple eating at the restaurant when we passed but decided to go in as we were in a bit of a hurry. Waiter was very slow and didn’t come to offer us a drink. Waived him over once we decided...More

2  Thank Godsgloriousworld
Reviewed 12 December 2015

First, the good. The location is good and they have a cheap set menu. The chicken jalfrezi was nice and I couldn't fault the rice. Now, the bad. The mattar paneer was poor and the cheese naan made me sad. The service was atrocious. Once...More

Thank SherCXF
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Soho
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho
hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a
compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars,
and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red
Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene –
and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping
enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's
greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$16 - US$40
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Open Hours
Monday
05:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
05:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
05:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
05:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
05:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
05:30 - 11:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Bateman Street, London W1D 3AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7287 2800
  • E-mail
Description
Situated on Bateman Street in the heart of the West End, the Golden Oven is ideal for long lunches and pre-theatre dinners, especially if you're a fan of authentic Indian food. The emphasis is on fresh spices and traditional recipes so you can be sure the dishes taste just as they would in India. The restaurant itself is relaxed and unpretentious, with friendly staff to guide diners through the extensive menu. Classics like lamb karahi and chicken madras are done very well here, but we recommend trying one of the chef's signature dishes. Try the garlic chilli chicken if you like your food hot and spicy, or go for a thali if you want to try a little bit of everything.
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