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Bali Bali

#1,160 of 17,958 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Covent Garden
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150 Shaftesbury Avenue | Soho, London WC2H 8HL, England
+44 20 7836 2644
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Today
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 23:15
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 23:15
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After a fabulous holiday in Bali last year I was looking forward to a tasty lunch. However I found the dishes to be lacking flavour and had to ask for sambal with the Mee Goreng, which was really just like a Chinese noodle dish. Staff seemed bored and uninterested. Really enjoyed a bottle of Bintang!

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Thank DFamily_12
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the set 2 course menu. Although we were not sure the food would be sufficient; it was plenty, freshly made and very tasty. As we were going in a passerby recommended the restaurant... As for the pudding.. we have to back just for that. The service was friendly and professional...very welcoming! I said to my wife we have... More 

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Thank Kevin M
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly and tasty pre show lunch. Quiet on a Wednesday at 12.30pm. Recommend the red duck Thai curry!

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Thank Jenny B
Calgary, Canada
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went for dinner , we had 2 appetizers & 3 entrees,the food was fantastic, the service was great, no complaints here !

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Thank Neil S
London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We are three there to having lunch menu. We had two spring rolls and crab meat sweet corn soup. The main we have three differences noodles and rice. For me the place is clean. But the service was far too slow for food. I asked the staffs was only one chef working at the time. The food actually is just... More 

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Thank 124kim2015
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Went to Bali Bali to celebrate my birthday with friends, it was great. We had so much food the table wasn't big enough. The staff was really nice and helpful. We had a really good time. The beef with a sort of soy sauce (if I remember well) is amazing and the rice is cooked perfectly. You can see and... More 

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Thank Maella R
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Great tasty food...especially after a theatre trio in west London.. .boom to avoid disappoint ..good selection of food although some of the staff could smile a bit more.

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Thank fromlondontown
Port Talbot S Wales
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107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Firstly when I rang to book , the gentleman asked if I'd been before and when i said no gave me directions form the nearest tube which was helpful . On arrival we were seated promptly and given the menu and asked if we knew much about the food , we said no and he asked if we had any... More 

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1 Thank Davel_7
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I would consider my husband and I as regulars here. We were really looking forward to having our favourite dishes but found that the quality of most dishes have unfortunately deteriorated. Another thing which ruined our dinner was this one waiter whom has consistently provided poor service not only on previous visits, but also yesterday evening. He often rush things... More 

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Thank azianrizal1
London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

A great taste of authentic Malaysian, Indonesian etc. food. The set meals are great and really suit someone wanting a nice meal before going to a show. Also good location for most shows.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 23:15
Monday
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 23:15
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 23:15
Thursday
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 23:15
Friday
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 23:15
Saturday
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 23:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Shaftesbury Avenue | Soho, London WC2H 8HL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7836 2644
Description
An utterly authentic Indonesian restaurant in London's West End, Bali Bali goes from strength to strength, constantly gaining new fans among locals and visitors alike. Classically decorated in simple tones and unfussy furnishings, Bali Bali has a pleasingly relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere and efficient service from staff who know the menu well. For the many years that Bali Bali has been a fixture on the London dining scene the kitchen has only improved, perfecting the traditional regional Indonesian dishes which delight customers with their balance of flavour and heat. The lunchtime and pre-theatre menus are an ideal introduction to Indonesian food or, if you can't decide, simply give chef free reign over your dining experience.

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Staying in Covent Garden

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


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