Arlo's Battersea

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At Arlo’s we have a simple and straightforward goal – to source the very best ingredients and to serve them quickly and simply. We’re determined to make Arlo’s the best possible local restaurant; the kind of place where we’d love to sit, eat, talk and drink.

We're family-owned and independent and we've picked up some fantastic awards from TimeOut’s Best Local Restaurant, the OpenTable Diner’s Choice awards in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and our TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. 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, fr
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything here is amazing. Had the truffle mushrooms and it was incredible!

Arlo's Battersea
Responded 17 hours ago

Thank you so much!! You've made my day!

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L
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes Definetely. This is a great place in a good location.
The food is really nice

Arlo's Battersea
Responded 17 hours ago

Thank you very much for your review Laetitia!

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z
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most amazing evening at Arlo’s. The staff were so accommodating and lovely, the food was delicious and moorish, great flavours and nice wine to accompany. Couldn’t fault it, and will definitely be back!

Arlo's Battersea
Responded 17 hours ago

Thank you, and thank you so much for mentioning Grace and Zuzie in your note to me. It is such a pleasure to read your review and to hear how much you enjoyed yourselves, and I will most definitely share your feedback with the team. I hope we see you at Arlo's again soon! Best, Tom

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NM
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Perhaps our fault in ordering vegetarian brunch, but ended up topping up with a sandwich at Pret straight after we left the restaurant.

Arlo's Battersea
Responded 17 hours ago

Oh noooo! No one should ever leave Arlo's hungry - it's my mantra! Thank for your feedback, I'd love to know more if you have a moment to DM me at tom@arlos.co.uk. All reviews are so important for my team and I to improve so I would love to know what you ordered. I hope to hear from you if you have time. Best regards, Tom

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NL
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great choice for steak lovers! I'm still thinking about the bavette and gin martinis. Wonderful and warm ambience. Shall visit again.

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 22 August 2019

Thank you so much for your review - bavette and martinis are the very foundation of Arlo's and I'm so pleased to read that they found a happy home with you!

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Very quiet at lunch but the food was great. Staff very helpful.

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 22 August 2019

Thank you very much!

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d
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

A disappointing experience. We'd seen mention of Arlo's "meat free Monday" offer in a review, and that's what drew us in. We were surprised to find no mention of this on the menu, and the discount was only given on enquiry to the manager, which is awkward in a group setting. If you're going to have an offer, be transparent about it!
The food was mediocre. One of us ordered their bavette steak ultra-rare or blue and was presented with the most cooked of the three, so we had to swap. The meat quality was fine, but nothing special - no fancy dry aging or anything here. Sides were fine but unremarkable; portions are mean.
Flat Iron sets the bar for this kind of thing. By our experience, Arlo's is a very poor relation.

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 22 August 2019

Thank you very much for your review though I'm sorry you were disappointed . Our Meat Free Monday is essentially a huge value special for those in the know, hence it is not on the menu. That said the team should mention this to all guests so I will follow up on this immediately. I'm also sorry you found the bavette to be bland though, if it helps, it is indeed 21 day dry aged. We think Flat Iron is exceptional and so I am very sorry to read that you find us so poor in comparison. Best, Tom

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Top steak, sides & wine. All in all a good dinner

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 22 August 2019

Thank you - "Top steak, sides & wine" = our goal for Arlo's in a nutshell!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat. Would recommend

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 22 August 2019

Thank you

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SF
London
13 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely restaurant, such a nice vibe. Everyone was so friendly and accomodating to us with our baby and buggy. The food was very good, perfectly cooked rib-eye, served on sour dough which soaked up all the meat juices and the mac and cheese was yummy scrummy. Definitely one to re-visit with the rest of our brood.

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 22 August 2019

Thank you so much for your detailed review and what a pleasure to read how much you enjoyed yourself. My wife and I built Arlo's for neighbourhoods and for families and I am so pleased that you were welcomed, looked after and fed so well! Best, Tom

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A
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Generally good although steaks were very inconsistent, our group ordered 3 of the same steaks medium rare and they varied in size by 50%, clearly not based on the weight they suggest.

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 29 July 2019

Thank you for the review Alex. My name is Tom and I am the owner of Arlo's and wanted to reassure you that all our steaks are cut with a tiny weight variance. We constantly test weigh and are always within less than 5% variance. All steaks are different shapes and thicknesses of course, but it is extremely important to me and my team that the weight is as close as possible to the menu list. I hope this reassures you Alex, though please DM me at tom@arlos.co.uk if you with to discuss. Best, Tom

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C
London
11 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I've been here a few times now and it's hit and miss.. I've had a burger here which was good and their haloumi is amazing.The last time though I had a rib eye steak and it was very expensive considering I've had much better and cheaper in the area. I really didn't enjoy it and was actually ill the next day so I'm not sure I will come back again.

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 29 July 2019

Thank you for your review Coconut23kat though I'm sorry to hear that your ribeye was disappointing. I will absolutely look into this with my chef and our butcher - we source all of our beef from small British farms and we buy in fresh every day, which I hope reassures you. I take all feedback very seriously as an opportunity to improve and so thank you taking the time to post your feedback - we aim to be hit every time and never a miss! Best, Tom

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S
Munich
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We were 4. Warm Thursday night booked ahead. Rather small restaurant but great food and really attentive service - not pushy but always there when needed. Placed inside but asked for outside and moved when free. Steak excellent, shashouki slightly less so. Dessert menu limited- weakest point.

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 29 July 2019

Thank you for your review Steve and for the very helpful and valuable feedback. My chefs and I have in fact spent today tweaking, improving and expanding our veggie and vegan menu and planning some new puddings as well. If you have a moment and would like to do so please do DM me at tom@arlos.co.uk with some pudding ideas. Many thanks and best regards, Tom

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OT
London
22 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fab, the staff were very accommodating about a friend's birthday cake and even sang happy birthday. Thank you for such a pleasant experience. Food was nice as well.

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 29 July 2019

Thank you so much for your review. The team love to sing for every birthday - not always in tun though always with gusto!

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MO
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 25 June 2019

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

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant, yummy food, great staff, and clean - excellent!

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 25 June 2019

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

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it - the staff were super nice and the steak was incredible. Also Mac and cheese was perfect.

GF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, but the staff were amazing! Lovely evening

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 29 May 2019

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

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SA
London
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent steak and sides and perfect service from the team, we had a great evening

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 29 May 2019

Thank you so much SAnon - steak, sides and service are what we're all about! Best, Tom

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere and food at pretty good value and with great service 👌🏼

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 20 May 2019

Thank you very much - those are all the boxes that we are working so hard to keep ticking!!

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JJ
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

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.

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 20 May 2019

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

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!! Hanger Steak 👌🏻 And all the sides. Can’t recommend Arlo’s highly enough and will be heading back very soon.

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 20 May 2019

Thank you very much Kerrie!

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HR
London
77 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 11 May 2019

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

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service. Very happy that you now recognise vegetarians with a decent main course section

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 11 May 2019

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

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SM
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 11 May 2019

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 tom@arlos.co.uk. Thank you

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Really enjoy coming here for brunch and steak

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 11 May 2019

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 tom@arlos.co.uk. I hope to hear from you soon. Many thanks, Tom

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RH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can never get tired of going to Arlo's. The meat is sensational - the best on the Northcote Road. Perfect for kids as well.

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 11 May 2019

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!

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M
London
22 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still the tastiest steaks out there, never disappoints. If you have never been, you should ! Many great options for non-meat folk as well.

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 11 May 2019

Thank you Marcus! Fresh and homemade food for all is our mantra - even we don't eat steak for every meal....!

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place with great food. Steak bavette is fantastic

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 11 May 2019

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

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I
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 11 May 2019

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

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FL
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food, very nice and attentive staff. We've been a few times now and it's always an enjoyable experience.

WJ
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 18 March 2019

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 tom@arlos.co.uk and we will show you that this was a blip! Best, Tom

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HB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 11 May 2019

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

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S
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 11 May 2019

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

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great meat

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 3 March 2019

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

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AL
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The service and food was ok - not amazing but not bad. I think they were under staffed the night we went.

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 3 March 2019

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 tom@arlos.co.uk - we're a family owned business and I am always striving to improve!

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LE
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

L
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed my time there
steak was delicious
Could be a bit cheaper

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 11 May 2019

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

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