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27 Uxbridge Street | Notting Hill Gate, London W8 7TQ, England
+44 20 7727 8800
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“raita” (7 reviews)
“lamb chops” (6 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
27 Uxbridge Street | Notting Hill Gate, London W8 7TQ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

First time back in a couple of years and very disappointed. Service was friendly, but all of the nine dishes we ordered were exceptionally bland. The tikka looked like it had barely touched the grill, the curry was watery, and the aubergine undercooked. The only...More

Thank Irishman724
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Malabar consistently delivers on good food and good value for money on its Sunday buffet. We were the only patrons aside from one other table and enjoyed the delicious spread of Indian dishes.

Thank Marina L
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Coming back to Malabar a little over 2 years since my previous review, we were a little disappointed. Maybe we were unlucky to be there on a quiet Saturday night, but atmosphere was lacking and service was just OK ...not especially warm, friendly or efficient....More

Thank TopTraveller101
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

The Malabar is a nice little place, good food, not exceptional but tasty and reasonably priced. Rice comes as a side and portions are quite small but the mains are a good size. The only problem with this restaurant is that the tables are somewhat...More

Thank Babschap
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Both me and my sister were very pleased with the food here. Cosy restaurant, decent prices and our waitress was charming. It was filled up even though it was a weekday. Both the lamb and chicken were well cooked and the spices were delicious. Definetly...More

Thank Vibeke Freia H
Reviewed 4 December 2017

It is Notting Hill, what do you expect? Small portions, not too small though. Tasty plates, nothing extraordinary. The restaurant is clean, the presentation is nice, the atmosphere is OK. Prices are average, only two tables have a street view and half the sitting area...More

Thank Stavros A
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This had been my favorite Indian spot my last time in London, so we obviously had to return. It's quite a bit more posh than I remember, but the Prawns Malabar did not disappoint. We enjoyed our dinner very much.

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I was excited to visit this restaurant because of what a friend had told me. I went for dinner with 2 family members and got the shock of my life. The head waiter/manager met looking very grumpy, almost annoyed. He was like that right up...More

1  Thank rachelP4580HQ
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Delicious! We came here for dinner, and had papadums, garlic naan, basmati rice, lamb chops, dahl, some chicken curry with lime and mint, raita, cauliflower, okra, and spinach. Everything was very tasty, except the raita which tasted a little bit like glue. Service was okay....More

Thank raspberrysmoothie
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I'm sorry to say that this was the worst Indian food I have experienced. In fairness, the food was better when I went to the restaurant (compared to delivery this time) but it can't have changed that much in the five minutes it takes to...More

Thank hercness
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 21 - USD 57
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Buffet, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Uxbridge Street | Notting Hill Gate, London W8 7TQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7727 8800
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Serving spice on the "Hill" since '83
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