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Arlo's Balham

4.5
238 reviews
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£25 and under
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Steak
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
We source our glorious beef from farms in Yorkshire, Northern Ireland and the Scottish Highlands. Steak from traditional native British breeds - because we think they're the best - slowly reared on a natural diet of grass and hay and then served quickly & simply.

Brunch is a huge focus at Arlo's and we're proud to have been named as one of London's best brunches.

We’re also all about family and quality and we've developed a fantastic “Little Arlo’s” menu for your little ones, complete with crayons and stickers designed to entertain them and to give you a few minutes' calm at the same time!

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steak
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 12:00 - 23:00
Friday - Saturday: 10:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 22:00
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Phone number
020 3019 6590
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Public Transit
Balham station
Additional
Beer, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 238 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

The food was great and the staff were wonderful! Nice for a dinner date or a more casual evening.

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4.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Excellent steak and sides in a casual and relaxed environment.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Four of us had a very lovely evening at Arlos. We shared the Tomahawk steak and one of us like it a little more cooked and it was no problem for them to sear his portion a bit longer. The music was a bit loud at first and we asked them to turn it down. No problem. The coleslaw was slightly disappointing, as a friend highly recommend it for its heat. Ours didn’t have any of that. We ate every bit and will definite return since it is a five min walk from our house. Looking to try non meat dishes next time.

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5.0Dined on 2 April 2018

Really amazing food and exceptionally good vibe! Went with friends for a quick dinner and ended up with a feast from heaven! Especially recommend trenchers - very good idea to go with a steak. Staff super friendly, knowledgable and helpful. Recommend to everyone!

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5.0Dined on 2 April 2018

Best brunch! I had The Other Arlo’s with extra bacon.

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4.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Excellent brunch, shame the steak was a bit tough seeing as it's a steak place !

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

This is one of my favourite restaurants in the area. The staff are very attentive so it’s a great place for a birthday. The food is good value and absolutely delicious. The sharing/tapas style approach for the starters goes down really well and the steak is always cooked to perfection. Cannot recommend enough!

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4.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Really nice atmosphere: busy, but not too noisy. Our waitress was delightful. My hanger steak was a tiny bit tough, but still tasty. The chips and broccoli that went with it were delicious. Thoroughly enjoyable evening. We'd definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on 22 March 2018

Lovely local eatery that I wish we'd popped into before! Delicious steak, even when well done. Nice blend of smart and relaxed. Booked to go back in a couple of weeks.

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5.0Dined on 22 March 2018

Food was excellent and I’ve not seen my Dad drink milkshakes like that since we lived abroad.

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Delicious as always

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5.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Great steak and wine and fantastic service. We never felt like we were being rushed. I would definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Managed to eat outside for the first time this year which was lovely. Great service and good food. Made snide gesture of adding candles to desert for my wife’s birthday.

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5.0Dined on 4 March 2018

Excellent food and service. We’ll be coming back for sure. Loved it!

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4.0Dined on 3 March 2018

Amazing steak- we shared 1kg between us and it was more than enough and excellent value. Will visit again for sure.

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4.0Dined on 3 March 2018

Not sure why it's taken us so long to get to Arlo's, but we will definitely be going back. Had a delish meal with friendly service for a good price. A win all around.

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5.0Dined on 2 March 2018

Really really yummy steak - trencher and the truffle fries were amazing. Our waitress was awesome and good humoured. Will definitely go again

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

2nd time there for brunch. Delicious food, lovely staff and great atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Even better on the 2nd visit. Steaks for all four of us were perfectly cooked and the selection of sides really add to the quality of the meal. Great value for a London steak restaurant and also a really nice selection of house and othe wines.

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4.0Dined on 22 February 2018

Please can you put sweet potato fries on the menu!!!!

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4.0Dined on 18 February 2018

Really enjoyed the steak here. They are good at steak and don't try to be anything different which is refreshing! Nice light environment.

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Very good lunch - perfectly cooked steak. Meat was tender but knives blunt so appeared to be tougher than it was.

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3.0Dined on 14 February 2018

MEat was very good. Service a tad slow and not as attentive as I would have liked.
Wine list very limited.
Tis a steak place, have dome big bold Syrzh-based wines at least

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Delicious food drinks and lovely setting. Steak and sides were delicious as were the puddings.

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

An excellent little restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. The Croque moo-sieur is now definitely in my all time top five sandwiches!

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5.0Dined on 10 February 2018

Absolutely loved it. Excellent food, perfect service, great ambiance. Great for kids. Will come back!

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4.0Dined on 9 February 2018

Went for a birthday meal with my girlfriend. The service was great and the food was excellent, one of the best steaks I've ever had. People were in straight after work for a casual meal but it also is suitable if you want to wear something nice and go later in the evening. It's a bit more expensive than your run of the mill place but not much more, and you generally will always pay more for steak. Wouldn't order 2 sides of chips next time as they are really generous on the portion sizes!

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3.0Dined on 6 February 2018

good food and service ideal for casual dinning and meeting with friends

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Great, as always - kids love it, as do we parents

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Little disappointed they asked when booking if it was a special occasion and I advised yes wedding anniversary but this was totally ignored. Simon

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3.0Dined on 26 January 2018

Lovely atmosphere and service was good and friendly. Sadly all our steaks were very tough (even the 2nd time around) which is disappointing for a steak restaurant! Won’t be going back as a result.

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3.0Dined on 13 January 2018

Our usual visit to Arlo's is just me and my wife, and we always have a brilliant meal - so much that Arlo's quickly became our favourite Balham restaurant. This time though we were disappointed. We were a party of eight for a special outing, and this time some of the steaks arrived a bit cold and overcooked, one wasn't cooked enough, and there were some other mistakes in the orders - it was almost like we'd received someone else's order. Also one of the steaks was gristly to the point of being inedible, but it was exchanged with only minor discussion (which should have been none).

Stick to a smaller parties when it's quiet, and order 2x bavette, chips/brocolli/pineapple and booze and you'll have a fantastic feed.

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1.0Dined on 5 January 2018

The steak was mediocre at best. This is disappointing for a restaurant that claims to "take steak seriously" and only really serves steak. The focus seems to be much more on style than substance. The waiting staff were overly attentive, to the point where it got annoying. The chips were fine, I guess.

I think the concept is good and I really wanted to like Arlo's but the quality is just not there.

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5.0Dined on 4 January 2018

I love Arlo's: the food is fantastic (simple menu with few items and everything is cooked to perfection and super tasty), the winelist is great (Arlo's Malbec is fab!) service is always just right (friendly, efficient and never over the top) and the ambience is very nice with soft music so you can make conversation. Love it and cannot wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on 31 December 2017

Great food and exceptional service, worth a visit.

I would say this is a great brunch restaurant and would advise booking as it got busy very quickly.

They are great with children with sticker and colouring books and even a selection of child friendly steak knives!

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5.0Dined on 27 December 2017

Short but great menu. Very well cooked steak and excellent house Malbec

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5.0Dined on 18 December 2017

Great service and amazing food took my partner here for a birthday meal it's child friendly and lovely atmosphere

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5.0Dined on 11 December 2017

What a great place. Kicked off our lunch with spicy Bloody Mary's, followed by a delicious steak, fries and green salad. Simple but perfect. Will be back!

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4.0Dined on 7 December 2017

Really good steak & delicious chips at a good price. Great service too!

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4.0Dined on 2 December 2017

Our waiter told us it was only his third night and he was brill! He checked all of our menu and steak enquiries with the kitchen and we were never short of service! The steak was good. Sides a little small but cheap so would recommend getting a few ! Good family meal !

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