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Chambeli Restaurant

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146 Southampton Row, London WC1B 5AG, England
+44 20 7837 3925
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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“plain naan” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
146 Southampton Row, London WC1B 5AG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been here about 10 times over the last few years when I come to London on business. I have never had a bad meal , yes they add a service charge but it's London. It's my Indian of choice by a mile. Great service...More

Thank jono3987
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was the standard british selection of indian dishes, nothing new under the sun; however pretty tasty versions of them. The decoration of the room was old fashioned and with impractically large furniture in a narrow space, that made it feel a bit cramped....More

Thank MaddieMK
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long delayed flight and arriving too late for dinner, we found this restaurant who let us order to go (and it was nearly their closing time). We haven't had Indian food in a long time so this was quite the treat. We ordered...More

Thank susan T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived to a pretty empty restaurant at 8pm on a Friday we were not even really acknowledged a waiter picked up the menus and expected us to follow even though we had said hello and that we had booked a table for 2. We sat...More

Thank LoubyLou221
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

My parents and in laws went for lunch to this place while the rest of us ate at the adjoining Subway. The less said about this place the better. While the restaurant was empty, the staff made a big show of asking how many people...More

Thank Tahilyaninaveen
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Very traditional place with good service. Food very tasty and reasonable for its central location. Would definitely visit again if in the area!

Thank Frannullah2
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We went here last night and it was easily the worst Indian meal we have ever had. Expensive too. Avoid !

Thank birkdale2015
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Not a very big space, a long, narrow place, which makes you feel kind of close to other customers, but not too close. Varied menu, wide selection. Food was tasty, excellent naan, portions not too big. A tranquil place, room for conversation. Service not extremely...More

Thank RVaardal
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I am a big fan of finding highly-rated restaurants on TripAdvisor and taking the trouble to seek them out, especially for specialty cuisine like Indian food. Unfortunately, I was with a group of exhausted field trip chaperones, so we chose The Chambeli simply because it...More

Thank Camino_Cap
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

I had the chilli chicken curry, side dish of spinach and peshwari nan bread. The chicken was very tender and juicy, not dry at all. The menu says they do not add much oil or fat to the food, and I did think it was...More

Thank metaltia
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance
access to many of London's most popular attractions.
It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated
museums, including the must-see British Museum.
Despite an understandable popularity with students,
tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
retain a quiet, residential feel year round and
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 Southampton Row, London WC1B 5AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7837 3925
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