About Thali & Pickles Indian Dining

If spicy street food is your thing then Thali & Pickles demands your reservation. Not only is it simply one of the best Indian restaurants in southwest London, but its location on Balham Station Road, right by the tracks and so a hop, skip and a jump from Wandsworth, Streatham Hill, Tulse Hill and other parts of London makes for a suitably hustling and bustling venue for a restaurant where you can expect to be served South Asia and the Indian subcontinent on a plate. Dedicated to healthy eating and fresh ingredients, Thali & Pickles works its magic all the way from street nibbles and starters like the spicy battered Amritsari machili (sea bass)and Chennai chicken to tandoori platters like the chef’s special nawabi kebabs and curry classics like Kashmiri rogan josh, served the authentic way.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm


Thali & Pickles Indian Dining
5 - 6 Balham Station Road, Balham
London SW12 9SG

Menu Highlights



Jhal Muri (S)

A Kolkata’s snack supreme, made with puffed rice, served with chickpeas, onions, tomatoes, coriander and fresh ginger. (V)

Chennai Chicken 65 (S)

Spicy and deep fried marinated chicken, originating from Chennai, India, served with onion salad and chutney.

Amritsari Machili (S)

Sea bass fish slices marinated with spicy batter and deep fried to golden brown.

5 Thali & Pickles Indian Dining Reviews

5 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Great value
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Miranda R.a year ago · 1 review

The food was delicious with a welcome and unusually large vegetarian choice. The waiter was friendly without being pushy. However, we weren't offered poppadums at the start or coffee at the end of the meal and there is a very limited drinks choice. Overall, good but not stunning.

Anita C.6 months ago · 1 review

Great food and fantastic service! Really good choice for vegetarians as well as meat-eaters. This is one of our favourite restaurants and we go there regularly - highly recommended!

Jessica R.a year ago · 2 reviews

Amazing flavoursome food, knowledgeable and friendly staff, the perfect combination! It's going to be a regular place to visit, and really convenient opposite Balham tube.