Arlo's Balham

4.6
281 reviews
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£25 and under
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Steak
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
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: 12noon - 10pm
Tuesday to Friday: 12noon - 11pm
Saturday: 10am - 11pm
Sunday: 10am - 9pm
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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 281 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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R
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
4 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
10 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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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

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

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AD
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ive been here twice and the steak does not disappoint!

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

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

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AR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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FC
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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SE
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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ML
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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A
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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C
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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CC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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M
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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p
London
12 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food

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