Arlo's Battersea

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Steak
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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JacquiM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really good food, wine was even better. Would go back again.

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vipLauraJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The steaks are amazing and the side orders also very very good - staff always friendly and although not cheap is definitely good value.

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LynseyP
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant. The steak was fantastic, people were lovely. And they stocked English fizz! Will be back.

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DanB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, with great options and excellent service.

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UnloadedNorthcoteRdGal
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

What can I say?! This was our second visit after our first visit and review resulted in mushroom sauce being added to the menu. I paired it with my rib-eye steak and have to report it was so very tasty. Good job!

It's very unusual for a restaurant to be genuinely responsive to customer feedback, which is brilliant!

The customer service was excellent as it was the first time and the lead waitress (friendly, genuine, courteous, responsive) was able to swiftly identify our favourite table.

I wish we had 'discovered' Arlo's earlier not least as we live in very close proximity and look forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The restaurant is really nice and the staff is welcoming and professional, some items on the menu are a bit on the expensive side for what they are, but overall I’d go back!

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Emma
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Nice small place to eat. Sadly we ordered the taste them all platter and the porterhouse was off. (We’ve had a lot of porterhouse) it had a cheesy yeasty taste to it. The other steaks were good.
We asked the waitress and was told the chef said there was nothing wrong with it... we asked for a replacement. And we’re given a nice porterhouse which tasted normal. But we felt we were made to feel that we were wrong... even though it was clear the steaks were very different.
No discount was given for the bad steak. We were also given the other steaks on a different and cold plate, so al of the juice had gone. Probably wouldn’t go back

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 17 February 2020

Hi Emma. Thank you for your review though I'm sorry to read that you did not enjoy your meal. We do not actually have a porterhouse steak on our menu, the Try Them all is a platter of Bavette, Hanger and Ribeye whereas the Porterhouse is a sirloin and fillet served on the t-shaped bone whereas our steaks are not served on the bone. I am pleased that the team re-cooked your steak when you requested - though the plate should not have been cold. Thank you though for the feedback. Kind regards, Tom

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LeeJ
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had for a long time, why pay for an ‘Argentinian’ steakhouse with overdone steak when Arlos serve steak cooked to perfection at half the price! I couldn’t have asked for better food or service, absolutely amazing and will definitely be going back!

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 17 February 2020

What a lovely review - thank you! Also, you have zeroed in on exactly what we aim to do at Arlo's. What a huge pleasure to read this, and to share it with my team. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great steak but could have done with a few more vegetarian options for my date - great place though and friendly staff

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 17 February 2020

Thank you very much and please do check back soon, we've new vegetarian - and vegan - dishes a-plenty if our test kitchen at the moment!

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vipFood4thought
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely time at Arlo’s, split a bottle of the house red and had the hanger steak. It was cooked perfectly and the sides were really good! We had the tenderstem broccoli, mac and cheese and chips! Mac and cheese was a very good size, could have been a main!

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 17 February 2020

Thank you very much for your review, and for so much details - this means a lot given your profile name :) The Mac & Cheese has dominated the menu since day 1 and yes - we do aim to err on the side of generosity with portion sizes...!

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MicheR
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Atmosphere was wrong for a Sat evening. Lighting was too bright. Food not as good as usual. Chips overdone. Chimmichuri too oniony. Starters a bit small.A shame.

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 6 February 2020

Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry to read that your time with us was not perfect. I take every review very seriously as an opportunity to improve and my chef and I will absolutely check back on the chips and the chimichurri - two of our most popular dishes which we make, fresh and in house, every day - and so which should always be spot on. I apologise that the lighting was also too bright - we've reset the settings this morning. Thank you for the feedback and I hope we see you again.

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UnloadedNorthcoteRdGal
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The rib-eye steak was cooked to perfection: succulent and tasty and we enjoyed the generous portions of chips. The peppercorn sauce was fine but I would have preferred a mushroom based sauce to top off the delicious steak. I would also have preferred the option of Stilton cheese as an extra for either steak or burgers as we prefer cheddar cheese over American but overall the burgers were tasty.

Nothing appealed to me on the dessert menu other than the cheesecake on the Balham menu! My husband ordered apple and choc chip crumble but felt it lacked ice-cream, custard or cream.

Overall, we had a very tasty main meal and look forward to selecting other dishes.

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 6 February 2020

Thank you! Following on from your review my chefs, team and I are meeting to test a number of variations on mushroom sauces next week and also our pudding menu - it's key to end on a sweet note and my goal is to have at least one mouth-watering choice for every palette. Thank you again for your helpful review.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, lovely staff. This was for my son’s 12th birthday and he loved it

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 6 February 2020

Thank you! My wife and I opened Arlo's with families in mind (we have three children) and so I'm delighted that your son enjoyed his 12th birthday - and thank you for choosing Arlo's for such an important occasion!

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Pierfra
London
12 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I really appreciated the taste and texture of hand cut bavette and hanger meats from this small comfortable place that is almost not noticeable from outside. Harder and juicy the first one, tender and ideal for children the second one, are both very easily digested. The cordial expert manager and her staff will not leave you out of sight for one second: they will understand what you need from a quick look. Fair prices, quick service

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 6 February 2020

Thank you Pierfra, what a pleasure to be able to share this lovely feedback with my chefs and with my Manager and her teams. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and for visiting Arlo's.

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TimW
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

V good steaks at sensible prices served by v helpful and attentive staff

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 6 February 2020

Thank you very much - that's one of my favourite reviews ever!

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vipSiobainR
London
15 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this place - third time I have been in 6 weeks - lovely staff, always lovely clientele and food delicious and good value. Fabulous hand cut chips - they are hot and crispy - very rare in a restaurant - and the sides are fabulous - heritage tomato salad and the broccoli - delicious! Will continue to return!

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 4 December 2019

Thank you again Siobain, and thank you for your review from your last visit! My name is Tom and my wife and I own Arlo's, would you be able to DM me at tom@arlos.co.uk if and when you have a moment? Best regards, Tom

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Piggynet
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service was good too. Enjoyable for a relaxed evening meal.

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 4 December 2019

Thank you very much!

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Jaykay
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Decent all rounder. We all had the bavette steaks which were excellent. Sides were good too. Decent enough wine list, nothing on there for much under £30 though.

I thought it was good all in all. The bill was just over £50 each, for Steak, chips and greens, with wine and a coffee , this may put some off.

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 4 December 2019

Thank you for your review Jaykay. We've worked really hard to source the best possible steak paired with sides, all freshly made on site every day, and to keep these prices as tight as possible. This will always be central to the Arlo's DNA and I appreciate your comments to keep this centre of mind. Regarding the wines we've now launched, as of the 2nd Dec, a wider range of wines focussing on some beauties at a sub £30 price point which I hope may be of interest next time you pass by. Best, Tom

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vipSiobainR
London
15 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Amazing chips - hot and crunchy and delicious vegetable choices too to add to your main course. Limited choice but everything is perfect! Mixed range of ages so it offers something for everyone!

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 4 December 2019

Thank you thank yuo Siobain! Five stars all round!! We try to keep the menu small, but perfectly formed...!

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Pigeons
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For steak, it has to be said the the Arlo's restaurants take some beating: the cuts are of a superb quality, exquisitely cooked, and sensibly priced. The menu isn't the broadest you'll find, it's true, but you do feel the specialisation in how excellently each dish is constructed, and how the options combine to make an overall great meal. The staff are unfailingly polite and friendly, the restaurant has a lovely calm ambience for anyone looking for a pleasant, non-formal night out, and I'd recommend any of their venues for anyone considering trying them. And the coffee's excellent, too, which is always a bonus!

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 4 December 2019

Thank you Pigeons. You have absolutely nailed everything my wife, family, team and I are trying to build at Arlo's and it an immense pleasure to read this. Thank you very much indeed, and for taking the time to share so much information. Best, Tom

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LauraH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic! My toddler ate steak and chips and loved it. The staff were lovely too

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 4 December 2019

Thank you Laura! My wife and I launched Arlo's shorty after our 3rd child was born and all three were basically weaned on steak.....! Best, Tom

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good taste and caring service let us feel warm during our vacation:)

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 8 October 2019

Thank you, and thank you for visiting Arlo's during your holidays! Safe travels, best regards, Tom

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MicheR
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Great steak piled high on a tray. What’s not to like?

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 8 October 2019

Thank you MicheR - the bavette feast is our simple, no frills classic - rare-breed steak, hand-cut chips and homemade sauces - the perfect plate for steak purists. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. Best, Tom

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Steak was phenomenal, will 100% be going back

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 8 October 2019

THANK YOU!!!! Phenomenal steak is my mantra!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 17 September 2019

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

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Laetitia
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 17 September 2019

Thank you very much for your review Laetitia!

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Zoitsa
London
8 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on 17 September 2019

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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NadMr
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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 on 17 September 2019

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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NadLondon
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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A123
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

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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vipdionysus
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Would recommend

Arlo's Battersea
Responded on 22 August 2019

Thank you

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SimoneF
London
14 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Alex
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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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Coconut23kat
London
11 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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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Steve
Munich
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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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OpenTable Diner
London
22 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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MrObo
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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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vipRachel
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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Arlo's Battersea is rated 4.4 stars by 172 OpenTable diners.

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