GAZETTE offers through different dining room facilities the ideal place to enjoy pure conviviality with your family, colleagues or friends. Make it merrier this Christmas, and make it very special.View Private Dining Details
I don’t normally bother with poor reviews but I was so disappointed by the food here I have to comment. Firstly it wasn’t clear when I made the booking on open table that there was a set menu, I would urge other diners to call ahead and check as it was pricey (45 per person)
My partners starter (crab and avocado salad) had the most unripe avocado I have ever had I’m not sure how they even cut it in the kitchen it was so hard to chew, my main which was duck was over cooked and came with literally two pieces of potato that were undercooked. To be fair my partners cod main was much nicer and the fish was well cooked but 2 out 4 dishes being poor isn’t great esp considering the price.
I really like French food and was excited by their menu but I will not be returning here.
We went on Tuesday night which was when they do their offer on mussels. To be honest the mussels were over cooked, very small and hardly worth the effort. However the tartiflette which we shared to start with was very good.
The special that was on, the tartiflette was disappointing and not worth the money not enough Reblochon cheese! Music was terrible like dance, trance music, staff were having a social around the bar and didn’t seem busy!
Nobody asked us how the food was.
The bill was expensive for what we had.
Would not recommend or return to this branch. Definitely lost it’s French charm and the quality gone down hill shame really as we used to like it there.
Food was lovely. The service was very poor. Had to ask for the table to be cleared and for desert menus and for someone to take our order.
The food was great, but the service not. The restaurant was quiet, yet we had to take the bill up to the counter and when the waitress served our wine, one person's glass was not refreshed, so we had to buy another bottle!
Great lively atmosphere. Food is superb, always, genuine French and delicious. Accommodating for children too.
An excellent Sunday Lunch. Great food and good service. Good wine and a fun atmosphere. I would definately do it again.
Very tired place. And it’s huge so it all seems hugely tired.
One dish in particular was outrageously over priced for what it was.
Chips and steak were good. Everything else was poor really. Virgin Mary wth a dry match stick of celery, fois gras swimming in grease with raw green apples. No love or finesse to be seen alas.
Quite non descriptive house music in the background?
And a sticky table....urgh
Service fine but non-invested staff.
Just a very tired business overall...needs a rebirth. But maybe people keep coming so they don’t in fact.
It was a Monday night and extremely quiet, so the ambience suffered a little.
The service was quick, friendly and very pleasant. We had the chateaubriand, which was very well cooked and tasty. The chips were crispy. Very nice.
I would recommend this for a casual evening rather than a romantic date, but well worth visiting.
Delicious French food. Impeccable service. Great value for money
Usually the food is delicious and you can enjoy it in a nice and relaxing atmosphere
Fabulous food for my birthday family meal.
Great service too
Will definitely be back
Starter: Goats cheese/courgette crottin
Mains: Roast Duck with spinach and straw potatoes
Dessert: Tarte Tatin
We all agreed this birthday lunch was a very enjoyable experience in every way.
We visited Gazette based on a list of the more notable restaurants in Balham, on TripAdvisor. The reviews were a mixed bag, so we didn't have particularly high expectations coming in, however Gazette really impressed us. The staff was very friendly, and the food was really excellent. Given that it's in London, it was also very good value, two in our party had a generous chunk of Swordfish with nicely sautéed vegetables for £16.00, a far cry from the small slice of steak we'd had for the same price at a restaurant just round the corner. The only slight criticism I have is that the decor isn't particularly remarkable, and it's situated on a fairly busy road. Having said that, it's on my list of to-do again, especially for the Chateaubriande Mondays.
Came to Gazette for our 10th anniversary meal and it was outstanding. From service to the food. We arrived late on a Monday and never felt rushed to finish. The staff were attentive and the food was delicious. I had the chicken liver parfait followed by the steak tartar and my boyfriend had the ham hock followed by the fillet steak. All were fantastic. Can not recommend enough.
I had a pleasant evening at Gazette in Balham. As French I don't go to French restaurant in London to avoid the disappointment that I had in some french restaurant in London. Well, this restaurant is really good, with excellent food. I definitely recommend it! And the Nutella soufflé is divine!
Enjoyed celebrating my son’s 17th with friends and family. Incredibly good value for this French cuisine made right here in the kitchen - such delightful food and staff and a refreshing change from the chains you get everywhere else in London.
Excellent service at a busy time. Delicious food. Lovely evening!
As always Gazette delivered lovely food, great atmosphere and good service. Thank you xx
Great place for casual lunch with friends with an extensive menu and spacious dining room. Also excellent for French cuisine for dinner - great quality meats and cheeses