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The Balcon

Sofitel St James, 8 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5NG

(((() French
Main course: £23
Food spend: £35
Opening hours
Daily: Breakfast: 06:30 - 11:00. Lunch: 11:00 - 15:30. Dinner: 17:00 - 23:00. Except Saturday to Sunday: 07:00 - 11:00. Sunday: 17:00 - 22:00.

Excellent food and service, relaxed and stylish

Derrick Turner 05 November 2014
from London

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Pure dining splendour is showcased with effortless chic at The Balcon. Combining traditional elegance with contemporary flair, this blend of London and Parisian grand brasserie boasts a champagne balcony, charcuterie bar, and restaurant.

Fabulous blends of styles complement one another beautifully at The Balcon London. Dual spiral staircases make up the striking champagne balcony, which offers a select range of bottles that include Dom Perignon. Sweeping arches and crisp whites are set off by dark stained wood and leather furnishings. The charcuterie bar utilises the finest national and continental meats, serving Welsh, French and Scottish cuts of ham, duck and lamb with homemade chutneys.

The Balcon menu is a diverse blend of the finest traditional dishes given premium contemporary additions. Amongst the rotisserie and pan and grill sections, there is a signature Balcon Scottish cottage pie with foie gras, seared organic salmon fillet, and a selection of tarts and tartines.

Also featuring an accomplished wine list and selection of spirits, The Balcon in St James's is just a 5-minute walk from Piccadilly Circus Tube Station.

The Balcon

Sofitel St James, 8 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5NG

Contact +44 2073897820

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Customer reviews for The Balcon

4.4 (((() (based on 28 reviews)
89% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (17)
  • romantic (16)
  • luxury (12)
  • business (11)
  • lunch (9)
  • afternoon tea (6)
  • value (5)
  • large parties (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • private dining (3)
  • entertainment (1)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((((( by from London

    Excellent food and service, relaxed and stylish

  • ((((( by from Bromley

    Had a lunch at The Balcon on a deal that was part of the London Restaurant Festival. Couldn't have ben more pleased with the choice. Food was exceptional, service was superb and the ambience and setting was just great. Would love to go back for a romantic meal and possibly stay in the beautiful hotel that the restaurant is part of.

  • ((((* by from London

    Good services, good food. It was Sunday, Executive Chef not in. our poached egg (starter) & duck (main course) are over cooked. We have hold parties at Balcon before and food was prefect.

  • ((((( by from London

    An excellent evening celebrating my daughters birthday. The staff were very friendly and attentive, the food was excellent and the restaurant has a very pleasant atmosphere. This was our first visit to The Balcon and we will definitely be returning.

  • ((((* by from London

    I dined at the Balcon with 3 other people all of whom, including myself, enjoyed the dining experience. The decor of the restaurant itself, the service of the restaurant staff and the quality of the food all contributed to a very pleasant evening out. The atmosphere was relaxed and the staff were friendly and helpful. Sometimes in a restaurant there is insufficient staff to provide the same level of service throughout the evening. I did not find it with this restaurant where the staff was attentive at all times. I would recommend this restaurant to friends.

  • ((((* by from Northampton

    The Balcon is a very smart restaurant in a great location. The food was very good and we will most certainly return

  • ((((( by from London

    This is the second time of dining here and we brought American friends. We booked the special and could not fault the food wine ambience or service. Incredible value and we will definitely choose this restaurant again especially with the Bookatable offer of 3 courses with champagne! Excellent

  • ((((( by from Surrey Heath District

    having eaten here on various occasions over the past three years it was my first choice for our 30th wedding anniversary. The staff were very welcoming and the service and food were up to their normal excellent standards. It is a pleasure to eat in the Balcon and I shall be coming back again soon.

  • (((** by from hatfield

    Strange selection but nice food, service very attentive in lovely surroundings.

  • ((((( by from Ascot

    Friendly, welcoming staff who enhanced the whole dining experience.

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