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The Balcon
The Balcon

The Balcon Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.TheBalconLondon.com
  • Phone: 0207 747 2200 x7820
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11pm
    Saturday: 7am - 11pm
    Sunday: 7am - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, English
  • Executive Chef: Vincent Menager
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from The Balcon
For a sense of arrival, a sense of place and a sense of being part of a scene The Balcon is the place to eat, to drink, to see and be seen. Soak in the atmosphere of this modern London and Parisian grand brasserie under the champagne balcony, at the charcuterie bar or at your preferred table. Let the charcutier and the rest of the cast take you on a culinary journey with dishes inspired by both classic British and French cooking methods. The Balcon your all day dinning destination.

Please note that our set menu is not available on bank holidays.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The OpenTable was a good offer but the choice were very limited for the mains unfortunately. We both had the mushroom ravioli which I would never go for in a restaurant as this is a very simple dish. Mine was too salty. The starter however was really good (steak tartare on toasted hazelnut bread), my friend had the foie gras and the portion was more than generous. The desert were very good too. The service was very friendly but we had to wait very long period of time in between courses and requests. The waitresss though was very knowledgeable and willing to help. Overall a good experience, but wihtout the offer it would have been a very expensive meal."
    dined on 17/08/2014
  • "Amazing value with 3 courses for £23, the food is exceptionally good. The fois gras starter is out if this world. Great service, lovely setting, I will be back."
    dined on 16/08/2014
  • "A grown up girly lunch for friends 'in town' for the day from deepest darkest Gloucestershire, The Balcon was perfect. Impeccable service (unobtrusive, super efficient and warm), wonderful three course lunch full of delicious flavours and textures combined with outstanding value and a real sense of a 'treat'. The Balcon is an elegant oasis away from the frenzy of the National Gallery in the height of the tourist season, a real find. We were thrilled to discover The Balcon and we all would highly recommend it."
    dined on 15/08/2014
  • "the 3 course meal was good value and we thoroughly enjoyed the impeccable service"
    dined on 13/08/2014
  • "Really good evening, service was outstanding. Would highly recommend the restaurant and will be going again. Food was excellent and enjoyed by all present. Setting was very good and we had plenty of space around us."
    dined on 11/08/2014
  • "Lovely lunch with plenty of choice. The staff were very nice and attentive. We would go again."
    dined on 11/08/2014
  • "This was our second time dining at the Balcon. Both times were as part of one of the Toptable deals. Once again we were not disappointed. Great food and great service in fabulous surroundings."
    dined on 10/08/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Our waitress had a detailed understanding of all the food on the menu and was happy to help with our choices for each course. Overall, a great night out, we will return next time we are in London."
    dined on 10/08/2014
  • "Great food and brilliant value on the deal. We will recommend to friends and plan to come again!"
    dined on 10/08/2014
  • "Always enjoy eating at the Balcon, we had a an aperitif in the bar my wife normally enjoys a Bellini made with the traditional Prosecco but given the French nature of the hotel and resturant it was made with Moët Champagne and my wife commented that it was one of the best she had!"
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "We had a lovely meal at the balcon and the service was great."
    dined on 08/08/2014
  • "Four of us enjoyed a lovely dinner at The Balcon on Thursday. The venue is lovely and the table we had was excellent being on a raised area and over looking the restaurant. All courses were delicious and was excellent value with the opentable offer. Will definitely return."
    dined on 07/08/2014
  • "Friends and I have been eating out in London for over 30 years. The Balcon's service is in the top two I have ever soon. The staff were kind, attentive, nothing was too much trouble, totally efficient and I went back on two consecutive days and was not disappointed. The £28 deal for 3 courses including coffee and a glass of wine is unbeatable. I had salmon in gin and the cucumber soup to start on different days, lamb one day and fish the next and the sweets were fabulous as were the portions. I had expected meagre portions for the deal but no. I love the formal but relaxed setting and will not hesitate to go back on 18th of this month. Bravo to the Balcon and you are doing a brilliant job you complete stars!"
    dined on 06/08/2014
  • "We visited The Balcon twice: we enjoyed the meals and beverages and the excellent service."
    dined on 04/08/2014
  • "I went to The Balcon on a Friday evening for an anniversary dinner. We had booked a deal with 3 courses and a glass of champagne for £33 a head. The food here was delicious. Nothing overly 'fancy', but really good quality ingredients, well prepared and cooked with some great flavour combinations. The service was impeccable. Our waiter was attentive without being intrusive, polite, friendly and knowledgeable. The only tiny downside to this deal is that there were only 3 choices for the main - lamb, fish and vegetarian. We had the lamb and fish and they were very tasty, but I'd personally want to wait for a new selection of mains before visiting again. Otherwise, I would definitely recommend the Balcon for a great dining experience."
    dined on 01/08/2014
  • "Enjoyed the 1920s setting for an early pre-theatre supper. Starters were very interesting and the portions, although on a small plate were substantial. Mains were also delicious and well presented. Puddings were delicate and just the right amount after two filling courses. The only difficulty was that slightly more than 1.5hrs is needed for the pre-theatre menu of 3 courses and so it's not a 'quick meal' that you can have an hour or so before the theatre."
    dined on 01/08/2014
  • "My first visit here since it has been transformed into The Balcon. Food is still very good and the restaurant spacious and elegant. We had a three-course lunch with wine and coffee - good value. Excellent service - as rushed or unrushed as you have time for. Will definitely return and would highly recommend it.."
    dined on 30/07/2014
  • "This is the second time we have eaten at The Balcon, the first time only 2 months ago. The food and service is very good and we especially like the bar (and the cocktails!) but what we really like is the relaxed feel to the place - not intimidating at all as some venues in central London can be. This place is a real find. After a cocktail in the bar on arrival we just had a modest starter each: a tomato salad and the beef tartare followed by the charcuterie plate and the lobster/pasta dish accompanied by a bottle of Pinot Blanc. We didn't have room for proper dessert but as it was my husband's birthday we were presented with a selection of small cakes which we did manage to work our way through. Now just planning when we can return."
    dined on 29/07/2014
  • "Held a business dinner and again not disappointed."
    dined on 28/07/2014
  • "A warm welcome in classy surroundings for my wife on her eve-of-her-birthday London theatre outing. She immediately appreciated the mellow jazz playing in the background - very much to our taste. As was the food. I'd originally intended the 3-course pre-theatre special, but with time on our side, and a glass of champagne in our hands, we strayed willingly into a la carte. To be picky, my wife's wild sea trout was slightly overdone. Otherwise our "small plate" starters - the gin marinated organic salmon, and the spicy tomato and pepper egg cocotte were first class - as was my lobster coquilletes pasta with clams main. The service was excellent throughout: attentive, fast and friendly without being intrusive. Highly recommendable."
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "I booked the Balcon to dine with some friends who were visiting from Australia and expected a quality restaurant experience. From the moment we walked into the restaurant they were impressed and their appreciation of the ambiance, the service and the food increased throughout the meal. We all had a very enjoyable memorable evening. It was our third visit but won't be our last!"
    dined on 24/07/2014
  • "Perfect for a quite, less crowded business breakfast. Ideally situated. Would go again."
    dined on 23/07/2014
  • "Very nice decor. Great attentive service. Great deal with open table, the cheek of beef was delicious."
    dined on 21/07/2014
  • "I've eaten here a number of times and the food, service and ambiance are always spot on! The market menu is always changing so you never get bored. Good central location."
    dined on 21/07/2014
  • "Excellent attentive but not intrusive service and high quality and tasty food."
    dined on 21/07/2014
  • "Went for birthday treat Everything was perfect Good food at great prices especially the set menus £28 for 3 courses inc a glass of wine!!! Will return"
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "I wandered in through the beautiful entrance at a completely dead mid-afternoon time and was presented with an excellent interesting menu with some lovely small dishes and starters. Snails in parsnip puree and cheese soufflé in lobster bisque (with lobster slice) were exceptionally prepared and fairly priced. The water at £6/bottle was a bit OTT. Excellent selection of champagnes by the glass, including two Ruinarts. Excellent service from charming and attentive waiter - other staff looked a bit "off duty", the décor is lovely and I was allowed to choose any table. The inclusive selection of warm breads and butter was generous and delicious, as was the complimentary small glass of fruity Pimm's I was served. Heading back asap."
    dined on 17/07/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the evening. Good food and service and location. Would happily go again."
    dined on 16/07/2014
  • "From the moment we walked in, to the moment we left we were treated as if their only job was to make sure we were happy. The ambience was very relaxed, and I would highly recommend this restaurant for any special occasion. We started with the sharing platter, which was delicious, and set the tone for the rest of the meal. Highly recommended."
    dined on 15/07/2014
  • "We had booked for a birthday celebration and this fitted the bill perfectly.We opted for 3 course option which included a selection of breads,a complementary Pimms cocktail ,a glass of wine and coffee to follow all for £28 per person which we thought was excellent value.We had a pre dinner drink in the cocktail bar so didn't need extra wine. The service was very attentive and the food delicious ."
    dined on 14/07/2014
  • "We had a birthday lunch at the Balcon and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience from the initial greeting through to the food and the service. We would totally recommend this restaurant"
    dined on 08/07/2014
  • "Lets start with the one gripe. Atmosphere. It's a big room with high ceiling and until the lights dimmed it was too bright for intimacy to develop.. Service impeccable. Nothing too much trouble. Genuinely interested yet deferential and not over friendly. The starter meats sharing platter was simple but effective. Steak & chips (my partner) should be simple and easily replicated. This was the best my partner had eaten and with a delicious made up non-dairy sauce to boot. My lobster pasta had lobster in it, lots of lobster, and beautifully cooked artichokes, in a heavenly sauce. The wine list is extensive, not cheap but worth delving into. The Creme Brulee with breakfast tea was sublime."
    dined on 06/07/2014
  • "We liked everything about the Balcon: the service was top quality, with special thanks to Merilyn, as was the Food and the wine. The prices were fair. A better selection in beers could have improved the experience, but that is a minor issue."
    dined on 03/07/2014
  • "We went for an anniversary and the service was impeccable - almost like a dance around the customers! Definitely recommend!"
    dined on 01/07/2014
  • "The food was very good as was the service and ambiance . The serving staff were very polite and efficient A very pleasant evening."
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "Took important clients for breakfast and the full breakfasypt was cold and limp. It may work for the hotel guests but not for paying customers. The service was lacklustre and I had to wait 15 minutes to pay the bill. Have just cancelled my booking for next week with done other clients"
    dined on 25/06/2014
  • "It is a lovely restaurant which is a little bit hidden away but definitely worth recommending. I had already few meals there and every time both the service and the food are excellent."
    dined on 23/06/2014
  • "Our second dinner here confirmed first impressions. Great Parisian food with cheery service from French staff. Try the charcuterie and don't miss the whisky baba."
    dined on 21/06/2014
  • "The food as usual was fantastic. I love the way there is a different selection every time we go. The people who work there are charming and attentive. I love the Balcon!"
    dined on 21/06/2014
  • "We went to The Balcon to finish off our honeymoon and it was lovely. We had an excellent cocktail to start with followed by lunch which we started with lobster souffle and then had the aged steak. I also tried their macaron which was delicious. Our lunch was around 3pm so the restaurant was quiet which meant that the staff were extra attentive. Nothing can be faulted really, I could say that because it sort of was our honeymoon and it is a fairly expensive place, it would have been nice to be treated to a cocktail. It's not every day you celebrate that you got married."
    dined on 20/06/2014