Zaika Restaurant

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Indian
The reimagined Zaika of Kensington, newest addition to Tamarind Collection, is now ready to serve the finest in authentic Awadhi cuisine from the North of India. Heavily influenced by the Mughal and Nawabi culinary traditions, Awadhi preparations are an indulgent mix of flavours and spices, creating gourmet spreads fit for Kings.

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Celebrate New Year's Eve with a fantastic meal!

Please kindly note that the minimum spend of £50per person is applied on occasion. Our cancellation policy is 72 hours prior to the booking date any cancellation within the cancellation period will incur a charge equivalent to £50pp

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

What 869 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
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KR
Denver
51 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The food was quite good but the service was perfunctory. Wish I had been told that the biryani could easily serve two people. Would have not ordered two. Delicious coconut sorbet.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Still a favorite after more than a decade. Dinner at Zaika is always a treat!

SB
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Best Indian in the city, whether for a private dinner or a business event , a quality you can rely on ( i"ve been going there for some years now).

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place! Food was spot on and so was the service. Definitely recommend.

RD
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Classy Indian restaurant opposite Kensington Palace. Not exactly cheap but the food was delicious and a nice relaxed atmosphere

PG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just excellent food - best Indian food in London in my opinion. Also service excellent.

GD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Outstanding service overall a fantastic dinner

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Amazing food, great service and beautiful venue.

AC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyable early dinner before a show at the Royal Albert Hall. Great food, service and overall experience, highly recommend.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful hospitality and food and service

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening with great food

MB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visiting London from Canada and wanted to go to a good Indian restaurant. Loved it.

LB
France
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellente nourriture, excellent service. Le tout dans un lieu original, une ancienne banque.

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M
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Zaika was excellent. The truffle naan is to die for. Eaten here many times and will do again. It’s classy yet unpretentious and the food is just perfect.

A
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very Nice place, great staffs good customer services and lovely dishes! I was bit disappointed when I was placing my order according to the waitress I cannot order anything from the set menu because it’s too late for chef to prepare, how ever chef happy to take any order from the normal menu.
I couldn’t figure this out how did the work. It’s not like We just walked in, I have booked a table nice & early.

Overall I had a good night.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best Indian food in London. Service was top notch. Stephen was our waiter and he was a true professional. Would go back again this week, but leaving town.

D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect as always. Fine-dining to highest standard.

IC
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding restaurant...food was amazing, fantastic drinks and highly professional and attentive staff

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow. Just wow. Not only is it absolutely beautiful, but the staff makes it feel like you’re family. The food is divine and the drinks and perfection. I’ve now made it to Zaika every time I visit London and I walk away so satisfied!! Definitely recommend it!!

KH
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Whilst we enjoyed a lovely meal and the service was extremely attentive, the food didn’t quite hit the mark and live up to our expectations based on Zaika’s reputation. We opted for the tasting menu with pairing wines. Both first and second courses were perfectly enjoyable however the first wine (a very fresh and fruity Sauvignon Blanc) didn’t wholly pair with the starter. Second course redeemed itself with a wonderful Chardonnay and fish course. Sadly the main course let Zaika down (a very tangy chicken dish, a dry lamb dish, a perfectly ‘nice’ paneer and a slushy lentil dhal served with red wine). Dessert was by far the best serving matched sadly with a sparkling muscat not too dissimilar in taste to Appletizer.
Pleased we went but it was an expensive evening with little wow factor.

SS
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

This was our third visit (it’s become a birthday tradition in the few years) and we weren’t disappointed. The building is lovely and service is friendly. The food is amazing, our dinner was one of the best meals out I’ve ever had. I had scallop starter which was amazing, savoured every bite! Monkfish main which was delicious. I tried my husband’s dish of butter chicken which had a beautiful smoky flavour. Side dishes of rice and butter naan were lovely. It’s not a cheap restaurant but it was well worth it. Thank you zaika for a fabulous meal.

OT
France
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Indien très chic à Highstreet Kensington, avec décor colonial ravissant. Cuisine très fine, un service impeccable

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Overpriced.

WT
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment we walked in to the moment we left there wasn’t anything we could have wanted more. Great service, great food, great drinks, great surroundings.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is definitely the best Indian restaurant we have tried. The food is fresh and authentic. The service was super friendly and helpful. We highly recommend the chicken tandoori and the vegetable trio as a starter.

KR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Really great Indian food with lots of flavour.

C
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Continues to be my favourite Indian Restaurant in London. All was good

KJ
Portland
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit back after enjoying a spectacular New Year' Eve set menu in 2014. We weren't disappointed. Every dish was perfection (and we tasted a lot, having ordered the tasting menu!). As with our last visit, the recommended wine pairings were perfect. A special shout out to our wonderful server Stephen - he was absolutely marvelous. His knowledge of the menu and each dish is vast, his attentiveness superb but not obtrusive, he made suggestions for perfect wine pairings, and overall was so pleasant that we would ask for him again by name to be our server! We will come back to this wonderful restaurant on each return trip to London.

j
London
57 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great honest food.. love the decor and the outstanding service.

k
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

i used to like it. service was terrible. tooooo much garlic in every dish, to compensate for good cooking. reception was cold and indifferent.

NU
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Unsuitable for larger companies due to too much noise.

H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice restaurant in a beautiful historic hall. Gilt framed Indian prints and palms for decoration. Tasty food, impeccable chicken and chocolate dessert

SA
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I think it’s an expensive. But everything was brilliant

CB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect lighting, I am a mature lady, would recommend for dinner dates.
Food, ambiance, atmosphere, perfect.
Will be returning shortly 😊

OF
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious! Not spicy unless you request it. Service was excellent.

TO
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We had lunch here for the second time, and on both occasions the food was excellent and the service very attentive. The space is very striking, and the scale of the dining room and the very high ceilings make for a fairly cool ambience, especially when the restaurant is not full, as was the case on Sunday lunchtime. But it made for a very pleasant and relaxing lunchtime.

One minor irritation: on both occasions we had to ask specifically for the set lunch menu - which seems a bit odd, as it was lunch time!

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful old bank building and charming atmosphere. Food is excellent.

S
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wir waren schon mehrfach im Zaika und haben bei jedem Mal das Degustationsmenue genossen. Der Service ist sehr zuvorkommend; die Speisen sind sehr schmackhaft und können individuell in der Würzung bestellt werden. Der Geräuschpegel ist leider sehr hoch. Dadurch werden die Gespräche am Tisch beeinträchtigt.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Add this to your list if you like Indian!

DN
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Had a fabulous meal here last Saturday celebrating my daughters birthday, the food is exquisite, cocktails are among the best I have ever had & the building is awesome.