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Thali & Pickles

Restaurants, Indian Balham
5 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
Thali and Pickles Indian restaurant Balham 2015

Time Out says

An Indian street food joint that specialises, unsurprisingly given the name, in thali, a meal made up of a variety of mini dishes/curries and typically served on a metal tray. Like South Asian tapas.



Address: 5-6 Balham Station Rd
SW12 9SG
Transport: Tube: Balham
Price: £25 and under
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Users say (4)

5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.7 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:2
  • 4 star:1
  • 3 star:0
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It took maybe three years of walking past this place to finally venture in, and I am very glad that I did. The food is yummy, the service is swift and the prices are great. 

I had a chicken thali (see pic below) and was feeling greedy so I ordered a side dish too. Don't do the same thing as it is totally unnecessary! The thali was really tasty, not too spicy and really filling. Will definitely be coming back and back again! 


If you never had a reason to venture down to Balham, I think Thali and Pickles should be that reason.They used to do an amazing poppadom starter with mini poppadoms which sadly seems to be normal sized now but the selection of dips are excellent.I have never had a bad meal here but I do think the staff could be a bit more cheerful or helpful. When this restaurant first opened it was such a friendly place to go but it has lost some of its charm over the years.Saying that, the food is still worth going back for and if you get an offer the bills is a great surprise too as it works out at about £40 for starters, 2 meals and drinks for 2 people.For the quality of food it is definitely worth it.

LOVE this place! My favourite restaurant to eat in Balham - the staff are so friendly and it has a wonderful vibe. The food is delicious, I recommend ordering a variety of things to share so you can try as many as possible!

Amazing Sri Lankan food. Friendly staff and wonderful selection of dishes. Cheap and plentiful!

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