Foxlow Balham

4.3
482 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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  • Brunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Foxlow Balham on Bedford Hill joined the growing family of neighbourhood restaurants in 2015. Located on a corner site with glass doors opening onto the street with outdoor seating, Foxlow Balham also has an intimate, speakeasy-style 35-cover basement bar, The Owl. The menu revolves around a real charcoal grill and the best produce the team, including the Hawksmoor Group Executive Chef Richard Turner and Foxlow Development Chef Lewis Hannaford, have been able to hunt down, focussing on the company’s belief in quality, sustainability and animal welfare.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British, International
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Hours of Operation
Monday
11am – 10pm
Food served 11am – 8.30pm
Last bookings at 8pm

Tuesday – Thursday
11am – 11pm
Food served 11am - 10pm
Last bookings at 9.30pm

Friday
11am – 1am
Food served 11am – 10pm
Last bookings at 9.30pm

Saturday
10am – 1am
Food served 10am – 10pm
Last bookings at 9.30pm

Sunday
10am – 9pm
Food served 10am – 8pm
Last bookings at 7.30pm
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Phone number
020 7680 2700
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Richard Turner
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Public Transit
Balham - Underground and National Rail services.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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A
London
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always great experience. Very good with kids aswell

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d
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The menu is not extensive, but the dishes we had were delicious - the fish cooked to perfection and delicious.

Side/starter dishes were also creative and very tasty. Good wine, cocktail, and short but effective desert wine list.

We will definitely go back.

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N
London
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Booked for a late lunch. Restaurant was quite noisy so a bit distracting. Limited brunch menu I thought and the main menu was not available until 3 pm. Service was attentive and friendly and food was good but not exceptional (my chicken burger was fried chicken with a lot of batter) so a little bit disappointed as had been expecting better. Not sure I would rush to return but all perfectly fine. At least I was able to book online so no queuing for a table which was a plus.

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I
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great service with super friendly staff, very nice food and lovely atmosphere

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JB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, as always. Service was fantastic. Steaks are amazing, also the mac and cheese. Will definitely go back.

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A
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing local restaurant we always have a great time and the offering is excellent

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HC
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!! Served very quick! Only thing I could ask for is more gravy!

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c
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food & lovely service. The only problem was that the “bubbles” option is a very non-bubbly sparking wine. Otherwise a lovely experience & will definitely be going back. Thank you!

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BG
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I visited Foxlow with my partner for brunch. It’s a nice bistro, with a good attmosphere however on a saturday it’s very loud as a lot of people are participating in bottomless brunch. We booked in advance as I imagine you would need to at the weekend. Service was friendly and efficient - our drinks were topped up regularly. However they do add a meaty service charge on top of the bill (even though there were only two of us!), so remember to exercise your discretion!

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food with good customer service, value for time and money. Will highly recommend friends.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely food as always. Nice ambience and attentive service. Wine a tad expensive though. And not keen on them decanting the wine bottle into another container. Would prefer it in the original bottle!

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a family birthday dinner here. Absolutely great service. Lovely well cooked food and the team are great with children. Will definitely be visiting again. Thank you to the girl who’s first day was on 19/10 amazing service!

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KE
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We took advantage of the 2 hour happy hour and had a very nice cocktail with tequila & pomegranate (amongst other things). Burger of the month, bacon double cheese & caramelised onions, was delicious & I loved the fries. Service impeccable. Lovely evening, will go back!

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T
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food, good service and great atmosphere. Will definitely go back.

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NI
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Sunday lunch: OK food, limited menu, expensive Sunday roast of either Beef or Chicken - looked good but didn't try; but not worth £17/£18
There are better options for a Sunday lunch.

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

First time going to Foxlow in Balham and have to say I was disappointed. Food was good but service wasn’t good.

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LG
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went as a group to Foxlow on a Sunday, late afternoon, the staff were really nice, the atmosphere was good and the food was delicious. It's not the most extensive menu, and they had run out of Sunday lunch (but it was 5pm so that's not unreasonable!), even the gluten free member of our group found something they wanted to eat on the menu. We had a really great time catching up over good food.

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

By 2pm there was no beef left. Never been to a Sunday roast where by there was only a dry chicken option by half service. Poor

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GG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good menu. Liked the cocktails. Will go back. Good atmosphere. Pity they had run out of meat for the mains.

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DK
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit and I am so impressed by the level of service and quality of food. Excellent value.

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RC
London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Foxlowe always delivers! Well executed food, good service, good cocktails, buzzy vibe and well priced...

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A brilliant find in Balham! We loved it! Our food was great and our waitress was so helpful. Really impressed.

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B
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Went to this restaurant on the weekend with my family of 4. Was told by the front of the house that they are too busy and there restaurant is completely full for the day. Bearing in mind there were many empty seats in the restaurant. But anyway fair enough maybe those empty seats had bookings right? My mum said I should try and book on open table just to see. Went on open table and they had all times available. Booked for 10mins later, went back to the restaurant and the front of house looked at us like he had seen a ghost.
So obviously he was lying. He just didn’t want us to sit in the restaurant for whatever reason. Maybe it’s because it’s a young and trendy place? And I was with my mum who knows. But was not a good start at all and he didn’t say sorry or anything. He knew what he did was wrong.
Other than that, good food and we had an excellent waiter as well.

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CS
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Just as the previous owners this place has really bad acoustics. Music was on which meant people were talking very loud to hear each other. No need for music in a very busy place. People in there create the noise.

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I
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I went here with my mum and brother. The vibe was really energetic and buzzing. The food was not anything special and the dessert was a complete let down.

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t
London
14 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I was disappointed Brunch was still be served on Saturday at 1pm. It was very noisy but the staff were kind and attentive. It was full of young people and families perhaps not the correct place for two women to catch up on news.

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C
London
13 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 5

Went for Sunday lunch and they had run out of Sunday Roast at 3pm! Super disappointed. ☹️

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NC
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our evening at Foxlow. From arriving at 7:30pm to leaving after 10, we found the atmosphere buzzing and the service attentive, but not overly so. We sat in a cosy booth in a low-lit corner, away from too much bustle but not too quiet.

The food is really tasty and between us we polished off three of the four vegetarian/vegan main courses, plus three sides and a shared dessert. That wasn't too much as the vegetarian dishes are on the small side - but all are delicious. The wine list is long, with a good range of prices, and we couldn't resist after dinner cocktails - yummy, too. Try the sticky toffee pudding. It's perfect.

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HG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service and great atmosphere. Our party had different dietary needs - including two vegetarians and one lactose/gluten intolerant - and staff were very accomodating, and the menu was varied. Great experience and good value!

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AH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, very generous with the prosecco and friendly, fun staff!
Perfect for a girls’ brunch.
Food was fine, not amazing but not bad and would definitely return, especially if the focus is on the ‘bottomless’ and not so much on the brunch.
Really fun day.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Foxlow on our first visit was amazing so we went back to this - our second visit. Service is excellent , drinks a bit lazy in style and design and food inconsistent. A pity that consistency is an issue as otherwise I’d be there every other day. Recovery on issues raised - excellent thus I’ll go back and hope that things stabilise in time.

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good with friendly and accommodating staff. Food excellent. Only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 is that the music was a bit loud for me - but then I'm quite old now!

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J
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Foxlow is easily the best restaurant in the neighbourhood - it does great food, has fantastic service and a great atmosphere, plus the prices are really reasonable. It’s got the right balance of everything!

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AL
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We had a great time at the restaurant, but service was below average. It took a while to be served at our table.

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e
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everytime I go I have the spice roasted cauliflower with the carrot and kale salad on the side - it is so delicious.

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N
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Fab service! The food really is very yummy and they cook it with love

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MJ
Kent
44 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service (better than I have had on some other occasions). Good drinks, great roast beef.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Menu’s changed a bit - not the same quality as my partner and I are used to but still good nonetheless

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recently celebrated my birthday at Foxlow’s, Balham. However, I did not say that this was the occasion when booking. On the day, my friends made it far too clear that we were out for my birthday celebrations...one of the waiters then provided me with a drink on the house. Thank you!
Alongside that, the food was superb, the service was great and staff were very attentive and catered to our needs.
Will be heading back in the near future, I have no doubts.

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OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for Saturday morning brunch as a group of 7 friends. The bottomless bloody Mary’s and bottomless fizz seemed like great value, and there was always someone on hand to refill!
The food was great, even the veggie option.

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