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7:00 PM

Arlo's Balham

4.5
217 reviews
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£25 and under
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Steak
Top tags:
  • 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 217 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Hedges (London)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

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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Philip (London)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (London)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

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RobO (London)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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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EloiseM (London)
5.0  Dined on 10 February 2018

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

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TonyT (London)
3.0  Dined on 6 February 2018

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

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StevenE (London)
5.0  Dined on 3 February 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (London)
3.0  Dined 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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tone (London)
3.0  Dined 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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TTTTTT (London)
1.0  Dined 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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Karin (London)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined 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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vipsteakdevourer (London)
5.0  Dined on 27 December 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined 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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HelenB (London)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (London)
4.0  Dined on 7 December 2017

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

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Michael 
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 2 December 2017

Not the first time we have been and won't be the last time. Fantastic steak and brunch menu, accompanied with lovely staff in a great little part of town.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 1 December 2017

Booking was really straightforward and I received a friendly call to confirm. Our waitress was on her first shift and was the nicest lady who made our experience even better. The food was absolutely fantastic and the house wine went very well with the steak. Would absolutely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 30 November 2017

I was recommended this place by a bloke in a pub and it was perfect for what we needed. Nice place, friendly staff, focused menu, nice wine and speedy service.
No fuss quality steak and sides in a relaxed environment.

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Jenn (London)
4.0  Dined on 22 November 2017

Service and good was really good. The only criticism I have is there could be better options for starters and desserts. Also for the accompanying sauces that go with the steak (perhaps a warm peppercorn or bearnaise). Fillet steak would be a nice addition too.

Lovely little restaurant but more menu options would prove lucrative to them.

Can't fault it though, service was really good, the wine was delish.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 22 November 2017

Shake + Steak... FULL

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 17 November 2017

The steak was really good, cooked to perfection, the sides were right on the spot and the chocolate brownie was absolutely amazing!
All done with caring, attentive service. Will definitely come back!

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Charl (London)
4.0  Dined on 16 November 2017

Delicious bavette steak! And great atmosphere with comfy booths (with individually adjusted lighting!) downstairs. Lovely!

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FoodieinaHoodie (London)
3.0  Dined on 11 November 2017

We had a lovely time at Arlo's on Saturday.
The steak was excellent, the sides interesting, and our waitress was knowledgeable and friendly.
I would recommend booking though...

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Shazza (London)
4.0  Dined on 1 November 2017

I've lived in Balham for a long time and have not been to Arlo's. This was my first trip. I'll be back. Good steak. Glad I took the advice of the waitress, who was very friendly, and went for medium rare as it was still very pink. Enjoyed the jalapeno slaw. The dessert, shared with my friend, was delicious so I was pleased the portion sizes left enough room for pavlova. Good wine and you can find something for most budgets. Cool interior and laid back vibe. well worth a visit.

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Ezylivin (London)
3.0  Dined on 28 October 2017

Enjoyed the food but for an evening dinner the lights are too bright. The waiting staff look too casual in jeans when in fact the food is very good. It doesn't seem to know what it is. Seems like a burger bar really but food and wine better than that. Mixed messages.

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Kimmy (London)
5.0  Dined on 26 October 2017

Loved this restaurant, the food was amazing. And the service was very good.

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