Review: Baku London


The countdown is on for the first ever European Games, to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan. That said, I thought I would start preparations early and check out the regional cuisine. I headed straight to “Baku” (the one just off Sloane Street and not the one on the Caspian Sea…close enough). Upon entering you feel like you’ve travelled far – a staircase of Azerbaijan memoirs leads you to an imperial styled monotone dining room.

Delicious flat bread arrived with ‘compliments of the chef”. This was then topped up just without the compliments. It was delicious though so we didn’t worry too much about that.

azerbaijan flatbread

Gutab was up next A special regional dish – crispy pancakes filled with lamb mince, pumpkin and green herbs. They were lovely.

gutab close-up

gutab served

For mains it was country chicken kebab and a piti (a fatty lamb stew). The chicken was perfectly tender and marinated fantastically. Both were just edging on the small side. The kebab only came with a few drizzles of yoghurt so you may want to order an extra jug of that.

chicken kebab

azerbaijan piti

Then there was the dessert. My eyes locked in on the chocolate fondant with pistachio icecream and it did not let me down – it was divine. If that’s anything to go by I would certainly give the other more regional options a go next time.

chocolate fondant before

chocolate fondant after

All in all the outcome was delicious hearty dishes that I will happily go back for more. The only downside is portions were on the smaller side – 3 mains between 2 would be more appropriate.


164 Sloane Street, SW1, London

baku tea