Matsya

4.2
63 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Indian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Spicy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
MATSYA - Reincarnation of Indian Cuisine
MATSYA signifies reincarnation, hence staying true to the name the team at Matysa went around India to find those hidden recipes and present it to London in a new avatar. At Matsya we are reincarnating secret, traditional Indian recipes which have been forgotten or lost from the entire subcontinent. This is a brand new concept in London and our aim is to take you on an Indian Culinary Journey with our menu, you can try dishes that you have never tried before from across India in the heart of Mayfair. Our vision dates back centuries, in Hindu mythology Matsya, the fish, represents the beginning of life and a fresh start, at Matsya you will enjoy an intimate fine dining experience while you get transported to different parts of India with our unique dishes.

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What 63 People Are Saying
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HM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Short staffed on day arrived. Had to show ourselves to the table, no greeting. Ambience was weak, no lighting. Food was fine but very small portions. They trick you by giving you water that is chargeable but don't ask if you want it first.

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Y
County Durham
5 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous flavours. A great dining experience!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food and charming service. Highly recommended.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

We came here for a celebration and were pretty disappointed. The food was below average and starters were very small portions/lacked taste. The downstairs and hallway decor was a bit shabby - not at all what we expected from a Mayfair restaurant. It has good potential but definitely not there yet.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, friend

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p
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food only let down by the roadworks just outside the restaurant

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W
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Modern Indian food with a nice twist.
Lovely room upstairs to eat in. Attentive service.
Great value for quality food.
Would recommend it.

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PL
Surrey
12 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

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LG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

I dined here in a group of eight. The food was very well prepared and very tasty, however the service was all over the place especially considering the restaurant wasn’t even full when we were there.

I would recommend eating here as it’s a very nice restaurant and we throughly enjoyed ourselves but for a pricey restaurant in Mayfair, the service should be much slicker.

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KS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went as an extended family of Americans and English and all enjoyed our experience. Very professional but friendly staff and the food was fantastic, including the desserts. We even made friends with people at another table who were also lawyers and from America. A warm and cosy atmosphere.

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AF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Good plating, ambience and services. Okay food but nothing impressive.

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R
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent hosts. Was a quiet place and not so busy .
The service from Sumita and her team (esp bhavik )was second to none . Was our anniversary and was a last min booking . I had to be seated downstairs and they were obliging with explaining the menu well with comfortable chairs... which is a must for me as a bad back .
Now I must say a word about the food . Chef Uttam came to meet us . The starters were finger lickingly good. The fish and the chicken was like eating in Delhi . That’s the highest praise I can give .... So lovely was their starters that we ended up staying for the mains ! Recommend bharwa baingan it’s tangy and yummy .
All the staff is happy and very obliging . We enjoyed .
Thanks again . Will definitely return !

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M
London
16 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A gem tucked away and not well known. We had the tasting menu - 2xVeg and 3xNon-Veg. Fantastic food - excellent flavours and mix. Friendly service with no pressure on timing.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were the only customers after a couple finished. Food was excellent and service was top drawer.

They plan to redo the bar area to get more lively and should improve ambiance.

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NT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent food in a lovely setting, with down to earth, unfussy service. Very enjoyable - we look forward to returning.

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SR
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Great place for a nice dinner with friends. This place was quiet on a Friday evening suggesting that it is not as well known in the critics circuit. Food was quite nice - comparable to the top Indian restaurants. Less pretentious but great tastes...

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Food was very mediocre for price.

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KS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Very expensive and tiny portions Nan and Tandoori Roti a third th e size of other restaurants

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z
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Familydinner, ("kids" 24 and 27...), very good food, presentation special but not to strange - we all found different dishes as our favorites.
Trio of Bombay Pani Puri - first time for us, fun, tasty - don't miss it
Coconut Shell Shrimps - daughters favorit, very spicy
Tiger Shrimp - not spicy but very tasty
LambChops - excellent!!!
No fancy entrance - but don't hesitate !

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Good flavoursome food and excellent gluten free roti.

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R
London
50 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and great vegetarian options. They care about your dining experience here and this made the whole evening even more enjoyable.
Thanks Matsya.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Sehr gutes, schmackhaftes essen. Fuer london sehr gutes preis / leistungsverhaeltnis. Der wein haette besser sein koennen. Gerne wieder.

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SU
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good ambience. Great food but portions are tiny....even the rice was served in a small dish..so pricey for the quantity..however the taste was excellent and service was great.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Small portions and too expensive for what you get.
Won’t be back.

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b
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We were treated as royalty and the food was delicious

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HC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We booked it very last min as I couldn’t find any availability . It didn’t disappoint us at all we had a good meal thr were few other parties having food but it was nice and quiet . Loved the taste of food will definitely go thr again .

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LD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

The worst food we've ever eaten in London. The pictures of the restaurant decor online look grand and deserving of their Mayfair location however in reality it was a very different story and we felt like we were sitting in someone's living room. Pretty sure the poppadoms came out of a cheap crisp packet and the 'tikka potatoes' had definitely not been home made and had just come out of the freezer. The first time i've ever had inedible indian food.

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RH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious Indian food and the ambiance was lovely.

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DS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

had 6:30 reservation. when we arrived the downstairs was about 75% empty. they said our table was upstairs. i asked if we could sit downstairs. they said no. we were escorted to an empty room upstairs where we continued to eat in an empty room for the next hour when 10 minutes or so before we left another table of diners arrived. when we left i saw a number of tables still empty. I did NOT enjoy sitting in an empty room for an hour for a 110 pound dinner on a sat night.

They asked if we want sparkling or flat water. i chose flat. I don't know how it is London but in NYC they do not charge for flat water. here we were charged 8 pounds for flat water.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great dinner, fantastic food, excellent service. The tasting menu is a good option to get a overview of the type of food. Cocktails also very good.

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HM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing, service was attentive without being over bearing

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S
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Really good food. Well made and served without too much fuss BUT...
Service leaves something to be desired.
Waiters standing over diners left me very uncomfortable!
It is also APPALING etiquette to clear away a fellow diners plate whilst the rest are still eating ESPECIALLY after being told not to.
It is also NOT ok to charge £4.50 for a pot of tea made with a TEA BAG.
Would expect better from the Leela Group.

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J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Turned out to be just a good local curry house rather than an experience dinner. As it was in Mayfair it was an expensive local. We were expecting something interesting and next level from the website.

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S
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Nice restaurant with excellent service. Food was good and well presented but maybe not as tasty as we would expected. But we would definitely go back and try some more dishes and add some extra spice to it

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HP
London
70 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Good quality food but average /boarder line poor service.

The waiter did not know the menu well or options associated with it. We were told one thing by him and then his superior had to come (twice) to correct him. They also served different dishes to people.

Food quality was good and both veg and non-veg items were done well.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. The staff was amazing too. Had a wonderful time

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FR
London
13 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

So nice to have good Indian food not the standard stuff.

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M
Kent
9 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful meal and very good attention from Mr Rattan, the maitre d' . The food was fantastic. Well done Matsya.

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PN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Have had special offers in the past that are often disappointing. This was completely the opposite. The food was amazing and the bottomless prosecco kept flowing. The portions were small however we left feeling satisfied.

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JM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Outstanding food! I had the Aloo Tikki for starters and the Lamb Bhuna- just delicious. Portions were just right, not too much. The service was friendly, once you get their attention - that’s the only downside - hard to get their attention when you need them. I will surely go back.

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