Lucknow 49

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£26 to £40
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Indian
Lucknow 49 is a casual Indian restaurant specialising in Awadhi cuisine featuring kawabs, biryanis and curries from the city of Lucknow, in north India. The restaurant also features in natural and organic wine list curated by Zeren Wilson and a selection of cocktails and mocktails designed by their in house mixologist.
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1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would whole heartedly recommend this restaurant and the tasting menu in particular. Everything was absolutely delicious and the staff were amazing.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was lovely and at time memorable, service was at times a bit chaotic but well meaning. Overall we really enjoyed it.

R
London
25 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great dining experience. Very authentic food. We met the head chef, Pramod Kumar Sah, who it turns out has worked in some of the best restaurants in India, before Harrods etc in London. Hoping to try new dishes as they appear on the menu. Service was great too and playlist upbeat 80's - nice touch. Will be back!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really nice. It is an Indian restaurant in London which I can quote.

p
London
19 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food indeed. Nice learn menu. Great execution. Highly recommended.

E
London
20 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Overpriced, small portion sizes, and lackluster service. It's not significantly better than your local Indian but is priced for it's Mayfair address. Biryani was average although not as good as Dum Biryani.

AH
London
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food, cosy restaurant best for couples or very small groups.
Bathrooms not particularly great, only 1 womens toilet.
Music really destroyed the ambience when I was there, dance followed by Getting Jiggy With It on repeat for the last hour of the meal on a Monday evening.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Every aspect of food is below average - taste, quality, presentation, portions and even freshness. We tried quite a few dishes on the menu and most lacked flavour and were definitely not authentic.
Do not recommend.

SQ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it is authentic Indian food that I recommend. the staff are friendly

OT
London
16 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was amazing but very expensive and the portions quite small.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good but service very slow and sometimes rude
We had a waitress who had my daughters food and stopped literally in front of our table to chat to her friends while the food on her hands cooled down
And I eventually called out to her and she put the food down without even an apology

D
London
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food extremely tasty, trendy ambience (easy going and not pretentious) and small enough place to be intimate. Excellent service.

NF
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Interesting small place.

Good - galouti kebab, pomfret fish musslam, basket of breads, rasmalai dessert

Average - nalli nihari - could be more flavourful and not so creamy or rich ,

Poor - lamb biryani - whilst the the taste was okay, the serving size is a joke for £19. The portion is really tiny.

Chicken tikka - absolutely tasteless, boiled chicken with some grilling. Avoid.

They could make effort to keep some Indian wines on the menu.

Average cost with one drink and food £45-50 per person including service.

S
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent Indian food! The burrah kebab was faultless, the dal and the palak were exceptionally good! Would definitely recommend and visit again.

JL
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The food was exquisite: rich, beautifully-perfumed, exactly what one expects from luxuriant Awadhi/Lucknavi cuisine. The problem, however, was that I booked a lunch with someone and told them - based on what I had seen on the website - that there was a lunch offer (3 courses for £25). Upon arriving, I was told this was not available, so we ended up spending £30 per person for only 1 course - more money, for much less food! - and this was very embarrassing to explain to my companion.

We were the only other patrons, which meant we had to shout over for the staff every so often (who naturally weren't doing the rounds on the restaurant floor for fear of hovering above us, which was nice but also meant we did have to shout them over when necessary). The men's toilet door didn't close properly and the lock was sellotaped on, with chairs in the way of the door. I bring this up only because it took away from the overall polish and appearance of the restaurant.

I think management needs to address these issues because, at present, they are undermining the talents of the kitchen staff, whose food is excellent even if the dining experience and misleading website are far from it.

AT
London
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service! And very quick service!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

There is no variety in vegetarian food

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great evening, food was yum, service great, ambience gorgeous and location ace. A lovely restaurant for a laid back meal in the middle of Mayfair also great value for money.

V
London
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Samosa chat was incredible! Starters were amazing, biryani was aromatic.

YS
London
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lucknow 49 food is one of the best Indian foods that I have had to this day! It is a little pricey, but so worth every penny! If I were to have to criticise, it would be about the music. I was a little disappointed that they had commercial pop music, when a vast and diverse culture is known worldwide for its Bollywood, and its eccentricity! Will definitely bring more friends and be back!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The waiter we had was very rude

OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Absolutely delicious

g
New England
552 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Simply spectacular Indian food. Nuanced, creative, spiced (but not ridiculously so) and flavorful. Setting is low-key & nothing special and server was polite and attentive, but the star is the food. One of my favorite dining experiences of all time in London. It was THAT good, especially the broccoli and the potato pancakes.

GK
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

This was our second visit and again we were not let down.
The food is tasty and well presented
One small issue was the music. It changed in volume a few times and was not what we would call appropriate for the venue. This of course is our opinion and the volume was adjusted each time.
All in all though a great meal as it was on our first visit.

MA
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Food did not have the flavour we would expect based on the type of cuisine advertised in the menu

L
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and good service. Good location.
Food reflected pure Lucknow tastes. Would definitely go back.

QG
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food, probably the best dahl I’ve ever had. The music they had playing was an odd collection of pop rock songs from the 90’s and 00’s.

T
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience1

Good food overall . Starters were very nice . Only criticism was the Aubergine with cashew gravy can easily clog ones arteries with all the fat swimming . Please chef take note !
All in all a good change from Dishoom

d
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and food. They even gave us dessert on the house for my mums birthday.

V
London
74 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

A lovely welcome and great service throughout the evening. Good veggie options, although I don‘t think the portion sizes represent value for money. I found the wine list also overpriced. Having said that, it’s Mayfair!

DR
London
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really great food, one of the best Indians I have ever had, service was also friendly and accommodation.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and excellent food.

FN
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious, they welcomed us and remembered our special occasion daughters birthday & our anniversary and even brought out a dessert and candle for us. The starters especially the gulati kabab & barrah chop were exceptional, lamb biryani was delicious and so was the paneer kofta.

OT
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some of the best, savory Indian food in London, and that says a lot. Excellent lamb shank, the Dal was impressive, and the roasted mixer veg starter was surprisingly inventive and flavorful. Try the Bharbani/chai Negroni!

AS
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian food in United Kingdom. The lamb, The Chicken, The Paneer, The Lachha Parantha were outstanding. No other restaurant can meet it beat them.

Keep it up, will be back soon.

I
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Sadly it took 2 hours from the time we sat down to get main courses. Arrived 658 and mains went down 858pm. Staff are lovely but the engine room seemed to be struggling out back. Told it was due to new menu and having just 2 chefs. I would go back however as the staff were lovely once we pointed out our hunger. Good customer service recovery too from the manager. Food is top notch

A
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good quality food at reasonable prices given it’s location in Mayfair. Would recommend to friends and family and will visit again if I’m in the area.

a
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly and attentive service. Delicious specialities, especially the lamb.

MS
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall very good, lovely flavours and great service. Would like to have had one or two more options on the menu, especially vegetable side dishes.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm and friendly service, delicious food & cocktails, cosy and settings with mix of chairs and sofas.