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Foxlow Balham

4.4
379 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Brunch
Foxlow Balham on Bedford Hill joined the growing family of neighbourhood restaurants in 2015. Located on a corner site with glass doors opening onto the street with outdoor seating, Foxlow Balham also has an intimate, speakeasy-style 35-cover basement bar, The Owl. The menu revolves around a real charcoal grill and the best produce the team, including the Hawksmoor Group Executive Chef Richard Turner and Foxlow Development Chef Lewis Hannaford, have been able to hunt down, focussing on the company’s belief in quality, sustainability and animal welfare.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British, International
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Hours of Operation
Monday
11am – 10pm
Food served 11am – 8.30pm
Last bookings at 8pm

Tuesday – Thursday
11am – 11pm
Food served 11am - 10pm
Last bookings at 9.30pm

Friday
11am – 1am
Food served 11am – 10pm
Last bookings at 9.30pm

Saturday
10am – 1am
Food served 10am – 10pm
Last bookings at 9.30pm

Sunday
10am – 9pm
Food served 10am – 8pm
Last bookings at 7.30pm
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Phone number
020 7680 2700
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Richard Turner
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Public Transit
Balham - Underground and National Rail services.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining , Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 379 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
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4.0Dined a day ago

The staff were charming and the whole environment was very relaxed. The children's menu is a good deal and their food was a bit more exciting than the standard children's menus which was great. The fries were especially tasty and I recommend these! The only thing that let it down was that I felt the mains for the adults were quite greasy - even the salad was dripping in oil. Overall a great place though!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent steak as always. BYOB on Tuesdays makes it outstanding value for the quality of ingredients, cooking and service.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Was recommended Foxlow for their Sunday roast dinner and we were delighted we went. Throw in the bottomless prosecco or bloody Mary’s for £18 extra and it was a great value Sunday lunch venue.
Super friendly staff, had a lovely table by the window, food was fab - overall a super place and highly recommended. 👍🏻

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

We have been regular customers at this restaurant for some time. Two reasons we really like this place 1. the tremendously pleasant and helpful staff and 2. It’s dog friendly meaning we can bring our dogs along for Sunday roasts.

However, the last visit saw us relegated to a table in the back right next to a back door leading to the trash area. Apparently, there had been complaints about letting dogs in. As much as I understand that you need to accommodate for your customers I don’t understand why it’s being done at the expense of regular visitors.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Yet another fantastic time at Foxlow Balham with great food and service. The big breakfast was delicious and bottomless prosecco a dream! Thanks to all the staff for making me feel so welcome.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Nice ambience and atmosphere. We ordered the beef burger and chicken burger. The fries were cold and we asked them to be replaced. The replacements were clearly the same fries which had been heated up again the fryer and were over cooked, too crispy and full of grease - not potato left! We told the waitress who agreed it shouldn't have happened and she offered us dessert on the house was fair and a nice gesture.

We had two after dinner cocktails: espresso martini (average) and a negroni which was nice but only filled half a tumbler which was full of ice.

Would go again but for a more casual dinning rather than date night.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Really friendly, attentive service.
Delicious chicken burger.
Would definitely visit again and recommend.

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Great food, warm friendly service from a team who are knowledgeable and enjoy their work.

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Foxlow provided a fun atmosphere although there were not many customers as I visited on a Friday morning. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We did bottomless brunch and definitely got our money’s worth! Would 100% go back.

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2.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Disappointed in this place because I heard it’s owned by hawksmoor. The roast had two pieces of beef. Both of which were chewy and fatty. Service was slow and felt disingenuous.

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3.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Service was very slow on this occasion, we skipped dessert because it took half an hour to get someone’s attention so we had to pay the bill instead. No one came to offer us more drinks or the dessert menu.

The table next to us complained about not being acknowledged.

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4.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Great spot for brunch, we both had the chicken and waffles and would definitely go back!

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4.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Great option for good food with an excellent range of cocktails to suit. Great atmosphere and very attentive staff

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Very well located in Balham. Great staff who knew what they were doing and informative.
Excellently made food and brilliant ambience. Already recommended it to several friends. As it was my birthday, I even got a candle in my dessert - good to feel younger on a day where you’re getting older

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Saturday Brunch. Went here to try out their brunch menu and took advantage of the £18 2 hour prosecco package. Superb food, (although would have loved to have tried the full breakfast which stopped at midday) and excellent service. All staff were very friendly and were quick with the service. The drinks kept flowing throughout the 2 hours. Would recommend

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2.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Saturday brunch was insanely noisy, you couldn’t even hear the babies that were crying as the parents tried to squeeze their prams between you and the next table because everyone was shouting so loud. Far worse than any pub I’ve ever been to and they still insisted on playing background music to add to it. I might sound like a grumbling old man but I’m 36. Put some curtains up, lay a carpet, do something that might help absorb the sound. The place has no character so it could use something.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Very friendly staff, loads of water refills, no rushing people out ,yeah I always have a great time.I love the sofa area at the entrance .

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

The food was delicious and the service was good, can't ask for much more!

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Always enjoy Foxlow. The staff are brilliant and food exceptional.

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3.0Dined on 2 April 2018

The service was excellent and the atmosphere great for a family birthday lunch. However, the food came in small portions for the price paid. The starters are very expensive for what we got and the sides make a chicken and fries about £20 !!

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3.0Dined on 1 April 2018

First time visiting.

I found the service to be a bit slow, we were waiting ages to even get some table water when we first arrived, and again when we asked for more water. There wasn't an issue with getting wine though. Found difficult to get the waiters attention to ask for things like sauce etc. It was not too busy so

Me and my partner ordered a roast beef dinner and the couple with us ordered a steak each.

The difference between how our two cuts or roast beef were cooked was actually astounding, mine was like leather and I could barely cut it with the steak knife, however, my partners was beautifully cooked and blushing pink in the middle. I never send back food and I was embarrassed to even do it, I actually was going to just leave this on my plate and finish everything else but my partner called over the waiter and my plate was immediately whipped away and replaced eventually. The new piece of meat was delicious and what I had hoped for. They also didn't charge for my main when our total bill arrived. This is why I gave the service 3 stars, other wise I would have given it 2.

Everyone else was very happy with their mains. I also got a sticky toffee pudding which was delicious!

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4.0Dined on 1 April 2018

God but bottomless bloody Mary’s were very weak

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Great service, great food. I took my girlfriend here for bottomless brunch and we honestly couldn’t fault a thing. We would definitely go again.

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4.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Had a nice family meal in Foxlow. I've given it 3 stars for food, because I think the food was nice but I've had better on previous occasions when I've come here, perhaps it was a one off. On this occasion three of us had the burger and while it was pleasant enough it wasn't amazing while one of us had the flat iron and again, it was nice but we feel Cattle Grid down the road does tastier steaks for the same price. Basically we felt the price went towards the ambience.

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Another great brunch at Foxlow Balham, food is literally amazingly and you know you're eating quality ingredients when the yoke is so rich and orange. Chicken on waffle is literally my favourite meal in London. Superb!
Service as always was the best you can find, happy friendly staff that know the menu and love the work they do. Especially thanks to Swish for bringing a smile to our table.
Am sure we'll return soon.

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4.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Great food, nice ambience. Service OK. VfM based on us having a Time Out offer but think it would be reasonable value anyway

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Brill service, love it here. Staff always top notch. Food delicious. Good for brunch

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5.0Dined on 27 March 2018

Lovely relaxed meal, tasty food, and good service. Will be back to give brunch a go!

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5.0Dined on 26 March 2018

The food here was lovely. The staff were welcoming and friendly. The restaurant had a nice, relaxing ambience. Perfect for a nice evening meal out or even a date. I would definitely recommend. Service was timely and professional, I will be returning.

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5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Good food, friendly staff and nice ambience. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Some friends and I ate brunch and loved the food. We were nursing hangovers but the waiter's excellent table manner and comedic timing had us laughing every time he interacted with us! Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Had a bottomless brunch and vegetarian cooked breakfast. Food was delicious, drink was topped u p regularly and staff were really friendly.

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Lovely meal with friends, great atmosphere, delicious food and cocktails.

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4.0Dined on 23 March 2018

The most delicious carrot hummus and beautiful tasty non alcoholic cocktail, great way to kick start maternity leave, thank you.

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4.0Dined on 21 March 2018

Perhaps most delicious steak I have ever eaten. Chips good, salad decent. Will go again, and recommend to friends.

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5.0Dined on 20 March 2018

Service good, you can BYOB on Tuesdays but my steak was tough and chewy !!

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5.0Dined on 20 March 2018

Foxlow is a great restaurant & has become my regular for meeting up friend's. Great food, excellent service and wicked bar downstairs - with creative cocktails

Could do better with desserts - needs refreshing.

Will definitely recommend it.

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4.0Dined on 20 March 2018

Wide food selection, all cooked very well, very fast service, lovely warm atmosphere, great cocktails and the waitresses were exceptionally friendly! Will definitely be back

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Lovely food and very good service. No complains. We had great date night and will return.

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4.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Tasty food. I would recommend the Sunday roast. The steak was average but the sticky toffee pudding was incredible

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