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The Balcon

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

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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.

wonderful service and delicious food. slightly slow with dessert. we needed to finish promptly as we were off to the theatre

Amanda Astle 17 October 2015
from St James Pall Mall 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 36 reviews)
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  • dinner (20)
  • romantic (17)
  • luxury (16)
  • business (13)
  • lunch (13)
  • afternoon tea (9)
  • value (8)
  • large parties (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • private dining (3)
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  • ((((* by from London

    It was difficult to chose a dish the menu was so varied. Best starter Lobster mousse. Succulent
    Pork excellent. Service and ambiance excellent. Will definitely co spider revisiting.

  • ((((( by from Stamford

    Perfect location for a business lunch. Service was excellent. Good selection on menu. Between us we had steak tartare, foie gras, hake and duck confit. An excellent selection of starters and desserts. This was accompanied by a very good wine list. We were able to conduct our business lunch in excellent surroundings, undisturbed. I would definitely book it on another occasion.

  • ((((* by from London

    Nice place, good quality of food

  • ((((* by from Harlow

    Lovely pre theatre lunch. Tray Rapide.

  • ((((( by from St James Pall Mall London

    wonderful service and delicious food. slightly slow with dessert. we needed to finish promptly as we were off to the theatre

  • ((((( by from London

    An exquisite setting with great food and excellent service. The Baba was to die for, the amount of whisky alone is enough to justify the cost. :)

  • ((((( by from Stevenage

    Booked afternoon tea as a wedding anniversary cebrstion before seeing a matinée and experienced wonderful food and service. We were even presented with a complimentary plate of additional treats with our own personalised "Happy Anniversary" chocolate. Very attentive staff and overall a very enjoyable experience with delicious food.

  • ((((( by from Cambridge

    Fabulous champagne afternoon tea, beautiful location very relaxing great service.

  • ((((( 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.

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