We're family-owned and independent and we've picked up some fantastic awards from TimeOut’s Best Local Restaurant in 2016, the OpenTable Diner’s Choice awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and our TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2018. The Evening Standard praised our “no high-end cuts or high-end prices, just damned good steak” whilst the Metro labelled us “Brilliant for vegetarians….and a steak-eater’s paradise.”
We serve the highest welfare, grass-fed British native breed beef and we're hugely proud of our vegetarian and vegan dishes. All recipes are cooked on site - fresh & homemade - every single day and yes, we do cut every single chip by hand every day – and we always will…because hand-cut, fresh chips are the best.
Enjoyed a very pleasant evening meal as a family group of 7. We had an area pretty much to ourselves and were well looked after by the staff. The food was excellent, very good steaks and really enjoyed the halloumi and peppers starter. Along with the modern and clean surroundings it all contributed to a great evening out.
Thank you very much MrObo, and thank you for taking the time to post such a detailed and thorough review, this is incredibly helpful for my team and I. I hope we can tempt you back to Arlo's one day and work to converting the 4 out of 5 to a 5 out of 5.....! Best, Tom
Lovely restaurant, yummy food, great staff, and clean - excellent!
Thank you Rachel - you're singled out all of the key things that the team and I strive for at Arlo's every day! Thank you for taking the time to review us, it means everything to my team and I. Best, Tom
Loved it - the staff were super nice and the steak was incredible. Also Mac and cheese was perfect.
Good food, but the staff were amazing! Lovely evening
Thank you GraceF! The team are the very foundations of Arlo's so it is lovely to be able to share this feedback. Thank you very much, Tom
Excellent steak and sides and perfect service from the team, we had a great evening
Thank you so much SAnon - steak, sides and service are what we're all about! Best, Tom
Lovely atmosphere and food at pretty good value and with great service 👌🏼
Thank you very much - those are all the boxes that we are working so hard to keep ticking!!
We were overall extremely disappointed with our meal on Monday 13th of May.
We had been recommended Arlo's by a friend so were excited to try out the steaks. Our entrees were actually quite nice (garlic bread and fried halloumi) but from there everything went down hill.
- We both ordered the bavette steaks which came out far too rare and almost inedible due to the toughness of the meat.
- The house wine tasted off and had a lot of sediment at the bottom.
- The service was very slow despite us being only 1 of 3 parties in the whole restaurant.
- The food and wine were massively overpriced.
Thank you for your feedback Joe. I am sorry to hear about the wine, wine can occasionally be corked and we'd immediately have changed the bottle. In terms of service you arrived at 7.45 with your starter at 8.10 and mains at 8.25 so I'm sorry that this felt too slow. I'm so disappointed that your steaks were chewy as this happens so rarely, though wish you'd told us before finishing them so we could make it perfect! I take feedback very seriously and so thank you for the candid review. Best, Tom
Delicious!! Hanger Steak 👌🏻 And all the sides. Can’t recommend Arlo’s highly enough and will be heading back very soon.
Thank you very much Kerrie!
My fiancé and I eat at Arlo's often but especially when we have friends staying with us, as we know we can rely on Arlo's to impress. As on every visit, tonight the food was superb (we loved the quite significantly expanded menu with much greater choice at every course), cocktails excellent - especially the Martinis, which are better here than in most cocktail bars - and service attentive, kind and warm.
Seeing a recent 1-star review on this site, I genuinely can't help but wonder if it is wholly accurate; I have eaten here so many times and always had such a consistently excellent experience that I genuinely can't imagine the team at Arlo's ever not taking customers' feedback to heart and acting on it appropriately. Whatever - we had, yet again, a wonderful time and will be back soon and often.
Thank you very much HRWLDN! My name is Tom and I am the owner of Arlo's, though sadly was not at the restaurant last night. Thank you very much for taking the time to post your thoughts - I take all reviews very seriously indeed and it is always such a pleasure to hear from guests who love what we're doing! Next time try the Sazerac and keep your eye on the website, we've some new Summer specials on the way....! Many thanks, Tom
Great food and service. Very happy that you now recognise vegetarians with a decent main course section
Thank you very much! We've some new vegetarian and vegan dishes up our sleeve - so hopefully we'll see you again soon! Many thanks, Tom
Never given a bad review before but this had to be done. We had friends visiting and had chosen Arlo’s due to close proximity to another place we were going after. After ordering burgers (with sides and extras) and specifying how we want it cooked (med/rare for most) we were then served burgers which were black and cold, with the wrong sides. We were told that the waiter was new and didn’t know that all burgers were cooked the same way. This would be fine generally but it was black charcoaled and cold. The apology was nothing but inadequate and 2 sides of chips removed from bill was not enough. Had we not be in a rush, I would have not eaten it in a hurry and refused to pay. The service charge was also left on the bill (just to add insult to injury) which we did not pay. Disappointing to say the least and the worst meal/service received in london in a long time.
Thank you for your review. My name is Tom and I am the owner of Arlo’s. I take all reviews very seriously and am the first to apologise if our guests do not experience the true Arlo’s experience. I was not at Arlo's that evening though I have checked and we discounted much more than two chips. I was also informed by my team that they were not treated respectfully - which is a shame. I would of course be very happy to discuss this further so please do contact me at email@example.com. Thank you
Great food, great service. Really enjoy coming here for brunch and steak
We asked for the kg of meat and were given the full packaged at an additional £40 but weren’t told until the bill came. Despite pointing to our preferred choice on the menu
Thank you for your review. My name is Tom, I am the owner of Arlo's and I am sorry to read that you didn’t experience Arlo’s as I would want every one of my customers to. I was surprised to read your review however as we only have one option for a kg of bavette and it is priced at £85 - there is no additional cost. I would of course be very happy to discuss this further so please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope to hear from you soon. Many thanks, Tom
Can never get tired of going to Arlo's. The meat is sensational - the best on the Northcote Road. Perfect for kids as well.
Thank you RobinH. My wife and I own Arlo's and, with three small children ourselves fresh food (alongside crayons, puzzles, stickers and distraction) was always a huge focus!
Still the tastiest steaks out there, never disappoints. If you have never been, you should ! Many great options for non-meat folk as well.
Thank you Marcus! Fresh and homemade food for all is our mantra - even we don't eat steak for every meal....!
Lovely place with great food. Steak bavette is fantastic
Thank you! I built Arlo's for the beefy British brilliance that is the bavette. Next time do try the hanger, it is juicy and tender and wonderfully beefy and keep an eye on the website - we've some special cuts coming very soon...Thank you again, Tom
Fabulous brunch here on Mother's Day. They gave the ladies at the table a complimentary glass of bubbly, which was such a nice touch! Servers were all lovely and super flexible. They were happy to add or remove items on dishes or even order dishes as required (e.g. adding haloumi or a poached egg to a dish that did not feature them or ordering eggs any style with any trimmings without it being on the menu). Service mostly prompt as well.
They could have kept the coffee orders coming thicker and faster - coffee makes the morning sweeter! My second order of coffee never arrived at the table, but arrived on the bill - although was quickly removed when pointed out!
We will be back soon!
Thank you Ilovold..! Mothers make the world go round, and so thank you for trusting Arlo's for your Mother's Day. I'm sorry that the coffees were slow in coming to you, this is hugely helpful feedback to help the team and I to improve and we will definitely look into how we can do this better, and faster. Thank you again
Lovely food, very nice and attentive staff. We've been a few times now and it's always an enjoyable experience.
Was a shame because I'd been there twice before and it was great but this time all 3 of us had a really tough poor quality steak. Mine was not cooked medium - was well done :( and the service was quite inattentive, polite but we had to ask for the desert menu after waiting ages and saw others attended to much better. It wasn't that busy either so not sure what was going on... If it had been as nice as the last 2 times I'd definitely have gone back
Hi WillJ. First of all, thank you for coming to Arlo's for a third time - and also for your candid review. I am sorry that we did not live up to our previous quality and to your expectations. We were short-staffed on Saturday and also had brand new members of the waiting team but, nonetheless, the service you received is not at all what my team and I aim for. If you do consider another visit to Arlo's please do dm me at email@example.com and we will show you that this was a blip! Best, Tom
Arlos is excellent, offering a simple, restrained menu. But everything they do they do well. Quality of food and drink is great - my gin and tonic was perfect, and the burger and chips was fantastic. Can't really fault it to be honest. Great value for money too.
What a lovely review - thank you HelenB. It is such a pleasure to be able to share this with my team, and to make all the hard work and late nights worthwhile!! Thank you, To
Steak bavette is very tasty but the sides are a little limited but generally nice enough. The staff are very accommodating and friendly. Would go again.
Thank you Sash. My constant focus is to create and serve fresh, homemade food which is delicious, interesting - often different - and always great value. Since you visited we had refined our sides, and added new seasonal dishes so please do let me know your thoughts if you do come to Arlo's again - I'm always looking to see how we can improve. Many thanks, Tom
We went here for my partner's birthday they lurrve steak and we were not dissapointed the food was devine the service was lovely and friendly and the drinks selection varied and wide would recommend Arlos for sure!!
Thank you very much! We're a faimily owned business (by my family and myself) and so these reveiws are hugely important to us - and an absolute joy to pass this feedback onto the team. Thank you again
The service and food was ok - not amazing but not bad. I think they were under staffed the night we went.
Hi AnnaL. Thank you for your review, my name is Tom and I am the owner of Arlo's. If you do have a moment I'd be very interested to hear more about your visit and to see where we can improve. We clearly did not wow you and I'd love to see how we can do better. If you do have a moment my email is firstname.lastname@example.org - we're a family owned business and I am always striving to improve!
My boyfriend and I absolutely love Arlo’s and can’t stop coming back for more! Again, fantastic service, delicious food and great value for money!
I enjoyed my time there
steak was delicious
Could be a bit cheaper
Thank you Legend, I'm delighted that you enjoyed your meal. I source our beef from native breeds, grass-fed and slowly reared on small British farms, always high welfare and all traceable from fork to field. My focus has always been to serve the very best beef possible and at the best possible value. Slow rearing does take time, and there is a cost involved, though I am very grateful for your feedback and will ensure that we always offer the best that we can to all of our guests. Thank you, Tom
Lovely lunch with friends
Sat by door and kept catching, meaning cold breeze. Waiting staff did try and close as quick/often as they could.
Thank you NathanO. The door was the bane of my life for weeks! It is finally sorted (replaced!) and so I hope one day we can tempt you back - come cold, rain or sunshine...!
Staff member was rude and accommodating - made us feel very unwelcome!
Hi Biba. I'm so sorry that it has taken me so long to respond and I hope you will forgive the delay. I'd love to talk to you about your experience as this is absolutely not the way I want any of my guests to feel. I opened Arlo's to offer fantastic food, value and service and I am so sorry that you did not experience this. I am obsessive about friendly service though it sounds as if we let you down here. If you would be happy to do so please do email me at email@example.com. Thank you very much
Amazing Eton Mess
Staff were really friendly- great location for an informal dinner
Thank you LouiseC. The Eton Mess has been on since day 1 and will be there always. Hope to see you at Arlo's again one day soon!
A great selection of food for both meat-lovers and veggies. My steak was a bit chewy - the waiter explained the reason why this sometimes happens and replaced my entire meal (side orders included) with a new (much less chewy) one without fuss. We will return.
Thank you Neeko57. As you rightly say our most popular steak - the bavette which comes from the flank of the cow - can very occasionally be chewy though it is this texture, and the wonderful beefiness that comes with it, that won the bavette the focus of canny butchers, butcher's who'd sell the sirloin, ribeye and fillet and sneak the bavette home for themselves! I'm delighted the team sorted it out for you and we look forward to welcoming you back to Arlo's again soon. Many thanks, Tom
Somehow I’ve missed that this place exists, despite being a local! Myself and my friends absolutely loved it. The food was fantastic and great to be in what is predominantly a steak restaurant but with a slightly different menu. We all couldn’t resist the idea of the bavette with Yorkshire pudding and it didn’t disappoint, we all thought it was fabulous. Lovely, friendly staff, great service and I finished on a particularly good espresso martini! I will most definitely be back, very happy to have found this place!
Thank you for your review Monkeygal, and I'm delighted you found Arlo's! You've absolutely nailed everything that my wife and I want Arlo's to be - local, delicious, interesting and different with great food, value and service. Thank you again for your review - reading this and sharing it with the team makes all the hard work and endless nights worthwhile. We look forward to welcoming you back soon, perhaps to a Flat White Martini this time....Thank you, Tom
Great food and good service, we had the £10 lunch deal (although we had to ask for this, separate menu wasn’t provided)
Thank you for your review, and thank you for the pointer on the £10 Set Lunch, we've now put a specials board up in both Arlo's restaurants. We're adding new Summer dishes to the Set Lunch soon so hopefully see you again soon. Many thanks, Tom
Cracking Bavette steak - the bigger the better, and you must do the sourdough!!
Thank you DanielJ - the trencher is our trademark, a beefy signature if you will. Since you visited I've added a roast bone marrow sourdough trencher and am soon to launch a chilli sambal trencher with fresh chilli, ginger, garlic, lime and a hint of coconut oil - an Arlo's take on the Weeping Tiger sauce. I hope you get to try it one day Many thanks, Tom
The staff are so friendly and welcoming and look like they’re having fun. Great with kids too!
Thanks JillG! The team are brilliant and regularly deal with my own three children when my family eat at Arlo's - so they have plenty of practise!!
Loved it, the staff were super friendly and the food was delicious!
Thank you EmilyB - you've totally made our day!
Fantastic brunch spot and great menu
Thank you AlexC......more brunch dishes coming soon! It's a huge pleasure to read your review, it means so much to my wife and I to hear that people are loving what we're doing at Arlo's! Many thanks, Tom
steak came out cold after waiting quite a long time. I wasnt complaining as they seemed busy but they brought me out a new steak additional and really apologised, it was a busy night and the food ended up being great as usual. he also took 20% off the bill. iv been many times but love this place, staff are really great.
Thank you AdamK. I'm so sorry your steak was cold - the kitchen is tiny and super busy in the evenings - but this is definitely not an excuse at all, it's just an explanation! I'd delighted that my team looked after you so well and thank you for your review - I take all feedback incredibly seriously and am pleased to say that we've managed to squeeze in a plate warmer and extra pass light so hopefully every single steak will always be piping hot, no matter how buys we are!! Many thanks, Tom
Very good restaurant that my partner I and have visited numerous times. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch and also dinner!
The milkshakes are delicious and very popular, so seating to the table by the milkshake machine is something that I would not recommend ;)
Overall a great experience.
Thank you HarryK! We've just launched a new milkshake created by my children and the milkshake blender is working double time...! Thank you for the point regarding the noise from the machine and I am going to install a screen by the waiter station to cut this out as much as possible. Thank you for such a helpful review, kind regards, Tom
Fantastic food as always ... new items on the menu and splendid service, nothing seems to be too much trouble. If you still haven't been to either of the Arlo's restaurants you are missing something very good.
Thank you again Marcus - what a joy it is to read this review, and even better to share with my fantastic team! Thank you, Tom