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About Belair House
Located in the heart of Dulwich, Belair House is South East London’s most exciting new Bar, Dining and Social space. Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Belair Park, we have revived this 18th Century Georgian mansion to reflect its heritage, charm and legacy with eccentric British décor, delicious seasonal food and a carefully sourced drinks menu.
The Bar is the height of vintage chic. Inspired by the elegance of the 1920's, it boasts stylish domed pendant lights, crisp brass detailing and an ornate black stone fireplace for those frosty winter nights. The talented bar staff are prepared to tend to your every need with a variety of tantalising prime time offerings. From our signature cocktails to fine wines, craft beers and local ales, there's something for every preference.
Belair House traditionally houses some of the finest events, weddings and private parties and this tradition will live on.
London, SE21 7AB
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 9am - 12:30am, Saturday - Sunday: 9am - 12am
£25 and under
020 8299 9788
Tuesday: Swing Dance Lessons, Wednesday: Live Jazz Performances. For more information visit: www.belairhouse.co.uk
West Dulwich train station 2 min walk through Belair Park
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Belair House Ratings and Reviews
I love Belair House. The food is typical gastro pub so not too fussy which is exactly what we wanted for a family Sunday lunch in lovely settings. The only complaint and not the fault of the venue was another group of diners where the parents should have had their children removed by Child Services as they are the worst parents EVER!!! The let their child scream for the whole lunch disturbing everyone else in the restaurant ruining our lunch. Total disrespect by the parents who should not be allowed to have kids if that is how they let them behave in public!
On arrival to belair house I was amazed at how stunning the walk up was and the exterior of the building. We got there early so we was invited to have a drink at the bar and we would be called when our table was ready . Drinks was a little pricey, about £8 a cocktail but I guess your paying for the ambiance too. We waited about 45 mins before we went up and asked about the table. It was ready but they was waiting for us to approach, would of preferred if they had told us before hand it was ready. The main dining room was beautiful with paintings on the walls and a huge chandelier I thought I was in a movie. The appetisers was Stunning fresh warm breads was to die for. The food came out on time and our main meals were delicious. Great value for money and was surprised at how reasonably priced the food was. Overall I had a lovely evening and would definitely go back in a heartbeat.
Lunched on Sunday 13 July, excellent attentive staff, food excellent, would definitley eat there again, on large drawback the barman, when we ordered 2 cocktails he said he complained he was busy and they would take some time as he was already making 2 for the other couple that was in the bar, he spent some of his time shouting at back room staff that he was busy, it was clear that he wasn't happy in his job and, frankly, should not have been in the public eye, 25 minutes later we had our cocktails, he tried to ingratiate himself with a weak apology, but too late the damage was done. The cocktails were not up to scratch and extremely overpriced for not a good drink. I don't think he was a trained barman. Yes go for the food, the ambience, but not for the drinks in the bar, until they get a proper bar person
Booked for a birthday meal. Made to feel very welcome and the staff service and friendly way we were treated stood out.
Great veg options. Good for meat eaters too. The steak was fantastic. Ample parking if driving in. Not sure how it would be on public transport however.
Visited at night but think it would be great in the day or summer evenings. Very relaxed. Highly recommended
I have eaten at Belair House a number of times and have tended to go back for the relaxed ambiance, funky cocktails in the bar and decent food.
They have, however, changed the chef and I have to say that the dinner we had was simply stunning. For starters we had the game terrine and the treacle cured salmon, both of which were delicious. This was followed by a slow braised short of beef, that was incredibly tender and the chef's inspiration, which was a pork belly that was quite simply the best I have ever tasted. Quite a revelation!
The only disappointment remains the wine menu, which is a bit lacking. So you might want to stick with the cocktails!
Had the most delectable lunch at Belair House. Celebrating my Birthday with my 7 week old grand daughter has such a lovely time. Made to feel very special by our waiter in particular and the other staff. The couldn't do enough for you. Our food was absolutely yummy. The surroundings took you back in time and made the lunch seem very grand indeed, cannot wait to visit again. Drinks are very moderately priced with a fantastic house white (Sauvignon Blanc).
Special thank you to our waiter.
Belair House has an elegant dining room set in fine gardens. The food was of high quality and well cooked. The staff were friendly and efficient. The room was spacious and we were very comfortable. I would recommend this restaurant as there is something special about this place,
My friend and I returned to Belair house because of the good food and service we had received there the first time. We were not disappointed. We were fortunate to get the same waiter, Giovanni, who provides relaxed but professional service. He is a real asset to any restaurant. The food was also again very good with roll mop slices on beetroot salad a great starter. Then broad bean and asparagus linguini for me and duck salad for my friend. Both delicious. We shared a ginger shortbread and strawberry tart which were also very good.
Once in a while you stumble across a venue and restaurant that exceeds all expectations. This is one such place. A beautifully and recently restored Georgian Mansion in the heart of Dulwich. It has a fabulous bar with a good choics of beers and sumptuous restaurant. The food is off excellent quality, the surrounding very elegant and the service top notch. They really care Bout their guests. If you're reading this review, don't read anymore, just book and go. It's reasonably priced too making for an excellent value evening.
We went on a sunny Friday evening and had some incredible cocktails in the terrace overlooking the park. The service was brilliant- staff could not have been more helpful.
We then had dinner. The mainly dining room is beautiful and nicely spaced- not over crowded at all. The food was very good- especially for the money. The wine was also very nice and good value.
We took a local resident discount card and will definitely be back. I would thoroughly recommend Belair House.
This was the second time I have eaten at Belair house and both times the food has been delicious, the customer service is excellent - all the staff are really friendly and very helpful. Its got a really unique and quirky feel, especially the cocktail menu where one drink was served with popcorn (genius!) There is a mixed bag of customers, we went quite dressed up as it was a special occasion but most people go smart casual. It's set in beautiful grounds and the house itself is gorgeous. 10/10 every time.
If you want a very special place to enjoy a drink or fine food then I totally recommend Belair House. 3 Min walk from West Dulwich train station which is about 12 mins from Victoria and is wonderful. The staff are amazing and the new menu is very nice indeed. I had the Prawn and Avocado salad starter then the pork belly and mustard mash for main with a couple of glasses of house Merlot and felt like a million dollars sat in a very grand room decked out with Georgian style chandeliers, mirrors and art on the walls, oh and the cocktails are the best i've ever had!
Had a fab time here on friday night. Food was lovely and the service was excellent, really friendly staff. We both had steak for main, which was very nice, but the real winner on the night were the scallops which were simply amazing.
They also have a bar area which does great cocktails and has a good atmosphere if you want to go for pre/post dinner drink, or even if you aren't eating.
I organised a business lunch here pre-Christmas. I am a long-standing customer and have seen Belair House go through numerous changes in management and style. This is my first visit in recent months. Although the restaurant was not as 'special' as I remember it in the past (no table cloths, more gourmet pub ambiance), I was a little worried that it would fail to impress my clients. I would prefer a more up market restaurant with more formal table settings - maybe you do this in the evenings? It's what you would expect from the welcome on the door and the waitered service, for a business lunch, in my opinion. The food was good but not gourmet. Fish and chips, burger and chips and several choices of steak and chips were offered on the menu. The waiter was attentive. The bar area was more informal and I think this would suit the gourmet-pub ambience with room for a more sophisticated dining experience in the restaurant itself. On the whole, I was pleased and will revisit.
I booked here for a special occasion meal and was very happy with the food and service. Service was a little delayed between courses as it was busy but personally I like a wait between courses so you can relax and chat a little; I also think it's not a regular incident but leading up to Christmas it should be a time to forgive as the staff can be pushed to the limits due to busy times. The ambience is beautiful so the wait meant we could stay in the setting a little longer. Staff are wonderful and friendly and go above and beyond to make sure you have a relaxing and enjoyable meal. Cannot remember our waiter's name but please send my thanks for the great service and friendly persona. Definitely would go again when in the area.
A beautiful venue, that makes a great first impression. Lovely welcome, cosy bar, relaxed dining room, with good food. Huge potential here to makes this a destination venue. Sunday menu really good, a set menu with some more starters, and better puddings would make this perfect. The maître d' was very warm and friendly, the service was unpretentious, and our party had a most enjoyable long lunch.
Belair is a beautiful Georgian location run by friendly staff. We tried it for Sunday lunch and the food was of a good standard, but the mains options were limited to roast. There were also 2 minor mistakes with our order - nothing that ruined the meal but they did delay things a little. Overall it's still worth a visit for atmosphere and setting.
It was recommended by a family member, was sold to us with a high standard, the overall was Good.
Bit disappointed with the steak no value for money to small for that price I was still hungry, I also left a note when booking to bring a desert to surprise my husband as it was his birthday this did not happen.
But service was good and the place is very nice would love to go back,
We visited Belair house on our wedding anniversary and had a fabulous meal in a beautiful setting. They even laid on a Jazz band for us (!) who were amazing! (Of course it was pure coincidence but it seems they host many jazz events). We last visited circa 4 years ago and things have definitely improved. The building and grounds and so beautiful and the food is fabulous we are just willing for Belair to succeed.
I thought the quality of the food was comparable to Michelin quality meals that I've eaten at more expensive restaurants in London and elsewhere. Outstanding service; staff v attentive and keen to ensure that diners enjoy an optimum dining experience. And you can get very good cocktails at the bar. The bar and dining room are tastefully furnished. All in all, a superb venue for dates, birthdays/anniversaries - or just somewhere to go for Sunday lunch. Also, it's very child-friendly.
We had only been once before for lunch and were pleased to see that it was busier than before, although nowhere near full! We had their fixed price lunch offer and all of us were happy with our choices. The cod was delicious, a good sized portion and very well cooked and moist. Our wine which, was at the bottom end price wise, was also very good. Service remains a bit confused with staff not seeming to know who does what as we were handed menus ,wine lists and water twice! Service was also slow, no problem for us as we were catching up with friends, but I would be worried if they were full and whether they could actually cope.
Our second time at Belair House, and we throughly enjoyed it - although perhaps not as much as last time. The starters - squid and chorizo - were about as good as we've had in London. However, the mains - ribeye steaks - were a little underwhelming, and looked fairly sparse on a massive plate with a withered tomato. We only say the main was underwhelming as the first time we came here, we were blown away by the food. But the staff were excellent, the cocktails brilliant and the price ended up being fairly reasonable after the staff offered a discount because they didn't believe the main had been up to scratch. That was sensational service. Definitely worth a visit, but will be sticking to the delicious seafood next time, which I highly recommend!
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