Arlo's Balham

4.6
265 reviews
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£25 and under
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Steak
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • 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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Area
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Public Transit
Balham station
Additional
Beer, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 265 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.3
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4.4
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food but the service was even better...attentive, quick and very friendly...so welcoming and kind to our table with a lots of kids of all ages!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The staff are very friendly and the food is amazingly good. Had a Rib-eye steak (rare) with sides of mac & cheese, mushrooms, fries, and the whole peppers in olive oil (highly recommend these), and to my delight everything tasted great! Milkshake was probably the best I have had in the uk, by the end of it all I may have shocked the staff with how much I ate haha.. 10/10 will revisit soon.

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5.0Dined on 7 August 2018

Great food at great value. A group of 4 of us went and enjoyed the 1kg sharing steak.

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5.0Dined on 6 August 2018

If you want a well cooked (I don't mean well done) steak this is the place to come. Butchers cuts, great fries and what is not to like.
If you are a veggie best avoid although they do some veggie dishes now

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5.0Dined on 31 July 2018

Great service, chilled with a good simple tasty menu

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3.0Dined on 27 July 2018

Average - alright for an average evening but nothing too special.

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5.0Dined on 25 July 2018

Terrific food and excellent service. Quite noisy but there is a quieter area dowstairs. Good range of coctails too

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5.0Dined on 22 July 2018

Food was brilliant - big portions and all really tasty. Loved the coffee too. Every staff member we spoke to was friendly and so happy to help. Would definitely recommend for brunch and I'm hoping to go back for dinner soon!

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5.0Dined on 21 July 2018

Really great for kids, and delicious brunch menu. Smoothies are a bit expensive! But would return to try dinner etc.

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5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

Fabulous staff and very speedy service

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5.0Dined on 13 July 2018

Always a pleasure. Simple idea - great steak with a range of sides and starters. Brunch is also highly recommended. My favourite restaurant in Balham.

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4.0Dined on 9 July 2018

As usual good food, service and wine. Steak cooked medium rare was perfect and juicy. Didn't feel rushed even though it took us forever to get our order in! I come often and will continue to do so!

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2.0Dined on 24 June 2018

Not keen on being put downstairs- it’s not very nice

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5.0Dined on 17 June 2018

Ive been here twice and the steak does not disappoint!

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

A simple concept executed exceedingly well. Great food, very friendly service and one of my favourite spots in Balham.

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4.0Dined on 11 June 2018

I came with a couple of friends. We all enjoyed our food

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5.0Dined on 10 June 2018

We went there for brunch on Sunday and can honestly say everything about Arlos was amazing. The service was incredibly friendly and relaxed, the atmosphere and decor was excellent and most importantly the food was divine (and reasonably priced, too). We both went for the "Full Arlos" and the steak was cooked to perfection, with an added bonus of a chorizo sausage! My favourite part though was probably the gummy bear surprise that my partner had with his Bloody Mary.... !

Thank you very much Arlos, we will definitely be back for more!

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Fab, as always - we love it here and come back as often as we can!

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4.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Really good food and service. Even put a candle on my brownie and sang because it was my birthday ha

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4.0Dined on 2 June 2018

This was my third time at Arlo’s. Went with my son and he loved it my steak in my steak salad was a bit tough. We ate every bit. Loved the cole slaw. Service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on 29 May 2018

Delicious food and friendly service! It’s my 3rd time and I would keep going back

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5.0Dined on 28 May 2018

We had an early dinner her with some friends and their kids. Great food, friendly atmosphere and good value for the quality of the food. Love this place

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5.0Dined on 18 May 2018

Lovely food. Great service. Cocktails great too! Would recommend.

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5.0Dined on 1 May 2018

Excellent steak, sides, dessert and service.
Truffle chessy fries were awesome. Byob on Tuesday nights, meant it was exceptional value and that I can't comment on their wine.

I previously had no idea what a tomahawk steak, it was very nice! Apparently it's a on-the bone fore rib steak.

I wish I'd taken more notice years/months ago when various people recommended Arlo's .

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5.0Dined on 30 April 2018

The food was very tasty. We will defiantly be back.

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4.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Amazing steak every time. I also love the milkshakes.

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4.0Dined on 26 April 2018

They do steak and some delicious starters and do them exceptionally well. The staff are friendly and helpful. It’s become a definite favourite and my 12 year old asked to go to Arlos on her birthday.

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5.0Dined on 24 April 2018

Great food (we had brunch), great cocktails and great service - would recommend!

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4.0Dined on 21 April 2018

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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