Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.39mi
  2. Distance: 0.74mi
  3. Distance: 1.34mi
  4. Distance: 1.80mi
  1. Distance: 0.39mi
  2. Distance: 0.74mi
  3. Distance: 1.34mi
  4. Distance: 1.80mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.39mi
  2. Distance: 0.74mi
  3. Distance: 1.34mi
  4. Distance: 1.80mi
  1. Distance: 0.39mi
  2. Distance: 0.74mi
  3. Distance: 1.34mi
  4. Distance: 1.80mi

About Gazette Brasserie Balham

London's most authentic French Brasseries with three venues in the capital, GAZETTE captures the essence of local French village cafés with a commitment to fantastic seasonal food, wine discovery and true hospitality all served in comfortable informal surroundings from breakfast through dinner.

GAZETTE was originally born in Battersea in 2007 and had a gentle expansion with the opening of the Balham and Putney branches. GAZETTE is described by owners Pascal Even and Walter Lecocq as a rural style of French brasserie, one you’d find in Provincial areas of France.
Both want it to reflect the spirit of local French cafés and offer a cuisine that is simple, generous and vivacious, with lots of daily specials and on-going food events, and where transpires the warmth and cordiality of true French cuisine.

100 Balham High Road
Balham
London, SW12 9AA
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Open daily: 9am - 11pm
Kitchen closes at 10pm.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 8772 1232

Website:
http://gazettebrasserie.co.uk/balham/

Public Transport:
Balham Station and Underground Station are in walking distance to the Restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Pascal Even

Additional:
Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Our weekly rituals:

MY MONDAYS WITH CHATEAUBRIAND:
London's leading steak night £14.50

THE TUESDAY MOULES CHALLENGE
1 KILO of mussels for only £10

WEDNESDAY MADEMOISELLE
Wednesday ladies night: choose from a cocktail or a dessert…..on us

THURSDAY LOBSTER £25
Grilled whole lobster or Thermidor with GAZETTE homemade fries

Private Dining

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.

Gazette Brasserie Balham Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.0

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

3.8

ambience

3.8

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Lunch (22)
Neighbourhood Gem (17)
Casual (14)
See all
Authentic (14)
Good for a Date (13)
Special Occasions (13)
Brunch (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Child Friendly (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Group Bookings (11)
Romance (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Cosy (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Seasonal (7)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Business Meals (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Outdoor Eating (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sort by
S
369 reviews
Loading reviews ...
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 12 November 2017

We all agreed this birthday lunch was a very enjoyable experience in every way.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service4
value4

 
·Dined on 10 November 2017

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 6 November 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 28 October 2017

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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 28 October 2017

Excellent service at a busy time. Delicious food. Lovely evening!

Tags: Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on 15 September 2017

Great food, good service and lovely wine. Gazette is a regular for good more special meals.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
·Dined on 29 July 2017

Great time had by all 14 Adults for Family Luncheon - Gazette Balham. Great service and great succulent dishes.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Healthy, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 25 July 2017

Amazing staff - really attentive and kind. Lovely food. Will come again!

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 9 July 2017

Felt like being back in Paris. Amazing authentic French cuisine. This place has soul.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 4 June 2017

We had a lovely Sunday lunch at Gazette Balha. Very nice restaurant, bistro style, casual and relaxed. Food was excellent based on a French bistro menu. I'm not long back from a holiday in France and the food at Gazette was better than anything I had tasted in France . Plenty of choice and well priced. The Pomme Tarte Fine dessert was exceptional.
Suitable for families, friends, couples and also great disabled access too.
Definitely would recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 1 June 2017

Lovely dinner with friends, wonderful service and staff!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 20 May 2017

Always a pleasure! Lovely birthday meal here, great service, fantastic food and lovely ambience x

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 22 April 2017

My friends and I had a delicious dinner there. Both service and food were excellent. And the cocktails are worth a try, too!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 9 April 2017

We were looking for somewhere child friendly for brunch in Balham and this place was great! Lots of space, highchairs, baby change and a slate table my toddler could chalk on. She's never been so quiet in a restaurant! Food was delicious too. Will definitely be going back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Coffee
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value3

vip
 (London)·Dined on 11 March 2017

Lovely as usual. Just wish I had not gone for lobster as it was more work than it was worth!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 4 March 2017

Best steak tartare around, great menu and friendly service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 21 January 2017

Great dinner as always!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 19 November 2016

Excellent as always and great service too as always! Very consistent.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 12 November 2016

Excellent value for money & friendly service - perfect for a leisurely catch up lunch with friends.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Outstanding Value
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 17 October 2016

Can't fault Gazette, I eat here as often as I can find an excuse to do so

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 11 October 2016

Great food and fantastic service in a cosy setting, the Tuesday-night offer made it extra value but we'd have come even without that as the meals are excellent value and always delicious

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 1 October 2016

I loved the food the atmosphere . Perfect French food and wine, good value, great service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 29 July 2016

Outstanding service and authentic food!
Some very interesting dishes.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 18 June 2016

Really great. Very flexible as we kept changing time of reservation. One of my favorite restaurants in Balham.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 17 May 2016

I had chosen to meet friends for dinner here as I often visit for brunch on a Saturday. 3 of us ordered steak, including myself and it was delicious, the chips were also amazing and a very generous portion. My veggie friend (who likes to complain that there are never enough veggie option anywhere) was pleased with her dish.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 8 May 2016

Fresh pastries, sparkling wine, outside seating and amazingly friendly staff members. Perfect weekend brunch spot!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 29 April 2016

Best Authentic French restaurant in London. Voila quoi! Allez y!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (London)·Dined on 26 March 2016

This place is fantastic. With a charming atmosphere to rival Balthazar, and a great choice of French food, this place is a lovely restaurant. Big enough so not to feel crowded, and always busy. Highly recommended.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 25 February 2016

3 of us for diner, about £60 pp for cocktail, starter, main and dessert with 2 different wine : fantastic. Service was fantastic, good people, food quality was great and serving generous (as good food should be). 5 out of 5 !

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 14 February 2016

Really nice place. Had set menu for valentines day as that was the policy, but was really good, my steak was cooked to my standard, also the chalk board tables are entertaining.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 12 February 2016

Very consistent service and food. Always very well looked after. The French dishes are authentic and of excellent quality. Very good value for money. A great spot for meals with friends. Very good wine selection too.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 31 January 2016

We are a great time at Gazette for a birthday party. The service was outstanding and the food excellent. they are very accommodating and helpful with the organisation. Ordered a birthday cake and it was excellent with very nice portions. We loved the privacy of the space at the back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 29 December 2015

Unbeatable steak in Balham. Chateaubriand is the best I have had a must visit for a steak and red wine meal.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 12 December 2015

Took my girlfriend to the Gazette early on a Saturday night and had a brilliant evening. The staff were attentive but not intrusive, the menu was great with good options for even the most picky palate, the food was delicious and the ambiance was very good. I think this would be suitable not just for a date but also as a place to eat with family and friends, we will certainly be going back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 24 October 2015

We went to Gazette last Saturday for the first time and really enjoyed our date night. Both my husband and I are French and we were missing French food so we had an amazing Vacherin (melted cheese to share) with new potatoes and a delicious delicatessen plate to share as well. We ordered a Bourgogne (red wine) with our meal, and although we were not hungry anymore after the Vacherin we had les 'petits pots de chocolat' with hand made madeleines. It was really good.
Service was great too, all waiters are French and really professional. Atmosphere was cosy and romantic, but also very lively.
I would definitely recommend Gazette to all French food lovers!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (London)·Dined on 24 October 2015

Great food, friendly staff and lovely ambiance - highly recommended!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 23 October 2015

Lovely food, great service. A really enjoyable dining location.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 22 September 2015

Always love coming here. Great service. Delicious food and very good house red which is a huge plus. Nowadays many restaurants seem to have awful house wine which as it is supposed to be recommend by 'the house' seems wrong on all counts. The house wine at Gazette is always delicious. Food - superb!!

Tags: Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience2
service4
value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 19 September 2015

But spoiled by incredibly noisy people next to our table...
How loud do some people have to talk and laugh?
Don't they realise they are impinging on other people's space?
How many ignorant people live in London?
Otherwise, good food and friendly staff.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.