Arlo's Balham

4.6
294 reviews
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£25 and under
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Steak
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
At Arlo’s we have a simple and straightforward goal – to source the very best ingredients and to serve them quickly and simply.

We serve the finest, highest welfare and grass-fed pure native breed British beef and we/re also hugely proud of our vegetarian and vegan dishes and focus continually on fresh and interesting dishes from light and leafy salads to hearty roast veg, brunches and, but of course, our famous burgers.

All recipes are cooked on site, fresh & homemade, every day. We cook to our own recipes with fresh ingredients and yes, we do cut every single chip by hand every day – and we always will…
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Vegetarian / Vegan, British
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Hours of Operation
Mon 12:00–22:00
Tue–Fri 12:00–23:00
Sat 10:00–23:00
Sun 10:00–18:00
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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, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 294 People Are Saying
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London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great evening for my partner’s birthday, lovely food and attentive staff, would definely return.

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TB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great little restaurant if you like good steak. Great value for money and good wine too

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service

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HG
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time at Arlo's Balham and it was just as good as last time. Attentive staff. Great atmosphere. The Bavette sharing steak is incredible. Booked again already for this week!

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F
London
18 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steak!
Very friendly staff!
Strongly recommend and will definitely go back.

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LW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great steak, perfectly cooked. Sides are delicious. Puddings ok. Service was really good.

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MC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A fantastic restaurant serving a beautiful small menu of very delicious food. Quality of steak and side we had was great. Definitely don’t mind paying for good food like this. Service fabulous too and we were very happy with our choice of restaurant for a catch up dinner.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, cosy atmosphere and super friendly staff - great place for a date night or catch up with friends!

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p
London
13 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The food took an age to arrive and there were not many people in the restaurant. My ‘well done’ ribeye steak was literally burnt to a crisp. The same for my friend. The burgers had no salad or sauce. Quite disappointing.

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SJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, served by fabulous staff 😀 definitely recommend & can't wait to go again.

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HG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible steak. Great atmosphere. Going to become our next favourite Balham local.

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KR
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, great menu and great staff. Really recommend it either for datenights or for a meal with friends.

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and great service! Nice place, felt very welcome.

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steak was great and the service was brilliant. The waiter was very attentive and had brought over a clean napkin for my mum before she’d even realised hers had fallen to the floor. We had a lovely evening in Arlos, it was a shame we had to leave to go to an event.

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FD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious, ambience is informal and staff is very friendly and goes the extra mile to accommodate requirements of young kids. Overall the experience is always great so we’ll be back again and again...

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B
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We booked Arlos for a birthday dinner, after seeing all the good reviews we thought it would be amazing. Unfortunately the food was a bit of a let down, the steak was very chewy and I couldn’t finish it. That being said everything else was pretty good, service from Gulia was fantastic, she was really good fun, looked after us all very well.

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EC
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service with excellent food. Despite specialising in steaks it has a great range of veggie and vegan options.

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NB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had the brunch menu, which was unusual and very tasty. Definitely would recommend.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best steak in London by far! The bavette is amazing, so tender!! It’s a MUST visit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, and the nicest staff....even though we were the last table of the day.

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ED
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic steak! Will be back for sure! The wine was very nice and you couldn’t fault the service.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing , nice place , nice food , nice people, is everything good

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at the restaurant. Fast, efficient and super friendly service. Wonderful interaction with our kiddos. Wine selection was excellent and the dessert to die for. They can do no wrong in my opinion. Will definitely be back, unless they can open one in SW19!

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LW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The steak is delicious and perfectly seasoned and cooked. Sides are great too. Would definitely recommend.

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S
London
11 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service child friendly and most importantly delicious brunch.

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JB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, yummy steak and they provide blankets if you sit outside :)

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place with great food and drinks. Not cheap but worth it.

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SB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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GT
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JA
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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PS
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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H
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, chilled with a good simple tasty menu

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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

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F
London
14 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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LL
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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HC
London
22 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous staff and very speedy service

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CK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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N
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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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