Lucknow 49

4.3
45 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Indian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Spicy
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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CF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

a welcome change to most of the Indian food easily found in London. Can't wait to go back.

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e
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

We had a strange experience, we walked in at 6pm to mostly empty resturant (only 2 tables occupied), was told there were no tables without reservations. Went outside and booked on Opentable (all times available), walked backed in and was told a table cancelled and we were seated. When we finished the restuarant was still empty.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Eater named them #4 on the June 2019 hottest new places in London list. I see why. FANTASTIC take on northern Indian food.

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JK
London
10 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Promising start but ....
The starters were delicious but the mains were a bit of a disappointment. The desserts were tiny portions too and generally it was a bit over priced. It's in an expensive area of London so the prices weren't a shock just not great value for money. The indian food market is well catered for and there are loads better than this - Benares, Dishoom, Tayyabs.....
Also, my mum is from Lucknow and she didnt say it was a fair reflection of the area. Sorry.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food packed with delicious flavors. We were a party of four and shared different plates which all tasted wonderful. The service was excellent and the ambiance lively and trendy.

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g
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, very friendly and almost homely in style. Food tasted great, but portion wise was much smaller than local competitors and given the limited menu, it was a bit surprising. However, overall it was a very good experience.

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SD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved being at Lucknow!
The atmosphere is so cozy and the food ist fantastic! We were welcomed very friendly and service was on point!
Will return anytime when we‘re back in London!

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Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food. Brilliant flavours. Attentive service. The portions are a tad on the smaller side but well worth it for the special occasion!! The flavours are very unique. Sublime.

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D
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding meal at a great value, with friendly and accommodating staff.

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SB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Like eating at home, if your home is in Lucknow. So comfortable and such good food.

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d
London
23 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Compact but delicious menu. Each item we ordered was fantastic for what it was. Only a confident chef can pull this off

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OT
London
27 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Was excited about trying this place after reading reviews. Starter was good but small for the price. Mains arrived an hour after ordering, one dish was wrong and the other lukewarm, neither that special. Not great quality meat in the dishes and not much of it either. Not sure what this place is trying to be but there are so many better options in the same area.

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NS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Was very excited to taste food from my city, but apart from the name at the door and some posters, didn’t find the food itself to be anything close to Lucknowvi food. Very disappointed by the taste and portion size both. Quiet pricey to be served 3 pieces in amb curry for 16pounds. As per the chef they have adapted to the local market in terms of taste and texture. A sad thing when you claim to cuisine of a certain place. Lucknow food is known for it flavours and mildness of textures. Sadly the restaurant didn’t do any justice to the cuisine. Too pricey too disappointing

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ET
London
14 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Cute and affordable place in Mayfair serving up really good food. Particularly loved their Lamb Chops!

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KJ
5 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best meals we had in London! The flavours were outstanding, really delicious!

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SN
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

Said it was birthday and no body bothered sending a small token gesture eg dessert platter to mark it. Chops were v red & raw and staff during actual meal were not attentive enough. Not a great experience especially for a birthday. No ambience at all and decor very drab. Place too small for comfortable dining

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great galawat kebab, aloo tikki chat and lamb biryani

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Found the food fairly mediocre. The chicken biryani was unfortunately a disappointment, and the vegetarian version had been taken off the menu so choice was limited for the vegetarians in the group. The starters and sides were good but there was a lack of options for dessert (including no simple option of ice-cream/sorbet/kulfi). The wine list was very reasonably priced and the staff were friendly. Bit of a mixed experience - morning terrible to say but I thinks return visit is unlikely.

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P
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The menu is kept simple with only a few dishes, but they are absolutely outstandingly done. Each fork delivers a new flavour, giving your tastebuds an entirely new experience.
The servers are extremely attentive and friendly.
After ordering two appetisers to share, we were offered a complimentary extra dish, as the manager deemed the waiting time too long. This really shows their attentiveness and willingness to create an amazing dining experience for their customers.
I would not hesitate to go back.

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SR
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I think the place is well meaning but definitely over hyped. I booked Lucknow49 for a much anticipated team dinner with great expectations. We were sadly let down. A first look at the restaurant with 3 garbage bags bang outside the so called fine dining restaurant spoilt the image for us. Once inside, the place was quite small, though ambience was ok. The food was of mixed quality. The chicken starter and galouti kebab were good but the vegetarian dahi bhalla starter was disappointing with the bhalla being hard and probably not fresh. The curry portions in the mains were ridiculously small and in general portion sizes were smaller than average given that the restaurant is not cheap. Food overall was ok but nothing exceptional. Our bill was messed up with the waitress charging wrong amount on card which then had to be corrected. Overall a very average dining experience and in my view there are far better restaurants for the price they charge.

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v
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely biryani, bhindi, dal and kulchas. Chaat was a bit soggy and gobi both raw and tasteless. However can't fault the service, attention to detail, kindness and graciousness of the staff, they sorted out any issues with the food and it was overall a fab birthday meal for my mum. Definitely would go back.

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious and the staff were incredible. We were fasting so they provided dates and made sure we were given our food promptly once we broke our fast. Highly recommend!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

Tikka and quorma good but other dishes like goat biyrani and a few of the starters two sweet and/ or unappetising. Also naan was not fluffy as you’d expect but oily and chewy.

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H
London
28 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

From the start the staff were lovely - friendly and welcoming. Food was all delicious ( goat biriani, lamb curry) - loved the design of the room

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t
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, ambience fantastic and service could not be better.
Brilliant!!!

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Amazing food. Best curry i have had so far in London.

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DO
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service

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m
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just perfect. Food dessert must try. Ambience is perfect for the cuisine. Staff is friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

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TC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, staff very kind and food delicious

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GS
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food tasted very authentic- kudos to the Chef!

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FN
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional lamb!
Lovely ambience and super helpful staff.

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SP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

There are far better Indian restaurants at this price point. I had high hopes for this new establishment, sadly was very let down. The food was average, they ran out of certain alcohols so mix drinks were out of the question. Our tables didn't even line up so our party of 6 didn't even have a good seating experience. I am not impressed with this newcomer!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Brilliant food!

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The food is good but we found it a bit on a heavier(read greasy) side. But that’s how Mughlai insipired food is and we knew it. The starters we ordered were excellent. Both paapri chaat and chicken kebab infused with saffron. The Taar Ghost curry and kulcha were good. I found the Biryani a bit dry and the meat lacked moisture. The flavour was just ok. And the disaster was kulfi the dessert we ordered. It was so hard and inedible. We could hardly put our spoons in. It was melting into liquid on the sides and we didn’t really feel we were eating kulfi. We even mentioned this to the waiter politely. There was no offer to either replace it or not charge for such a terrible, inedible kulfi. Overall I would give it a 3/5.

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K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 2

Strictly average experience. The food portions were quite small and greasy and the service was very ordinary. Very limited menu as well. Lastly, they could not accommodate the simplest of requests to make us comfortable. Food is tasty but there are other better options in London.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

One of the best Indian restaurants in London! Authentic food.

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V
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Not a great first impression! Sadly first and the last!! Very crammed seating and sub standard customer service. There are plenty of better restaurants with great food around!!

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RF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The menu really needs to be larger. The food was fine, but not exceptional. With so many other choices at this price point...

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Meat lovers delight!
The food is the main highlight. Melt in the mouth kebabs accompanied by the most tender meat in almost all the dishes, fragrant biryani, buttery kulchas.. everything was divine and reminded of the authentic taste from streets of Lucknow. Combined with great service, atmosphere and central location, this is definitely a must recommend restaurant in London.

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DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible dining experience - great service, food and ambiance.

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