map placeholder

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.

My second visit for afternoon tea was as enjoyable as the first. Beautiful surroundings, outstanding food, and friendly and efficient service.

Pamela Gledhill 06 September 2016
from Sutton

View all 116 reviews

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 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 Balcon menu is a diverse blend of the finest traditional dishes given premium contemporary additions.

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

Make a booking

See all restaurants in London

See all restaurants in West End of London

Customer reviews for The Balcon

4.5 (((() (based on 116 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
  • Food (((()
  • Value (((()
  • Ambience (((()
  • Location (((()
  • Service (((()
  • Drinks (((()

Recommended for

  • dinner (64)
  • luxury (56)
  • lunch (50)
  • afternoon tea (41)
  • romantic (41)
  • value (29)
  • business (26)
  • private dining (15)
  • large parties (11)
  • trendy (10)
  • breakfast (6)
  • views (6)
  • child friendly (5)
  • entertainment (3)
  • ((((* by from Belfast

    Pleasant ambiance; attentive, friendly service without being over-fussy; great food, well-priced. Overall super value and would have no hesitation in returning.

  • ((((( by from Peterborough

    Everything eas top class and service impeccable, one of the greatest dining experiences of my family's life, Wonderful

  • ((((( by from Sutton

    My second visit for afternoon tea was as enjoyable as the first. Beautiful surroundings, outstanding food, and friendly and efficient service.

  • ((((( by from London

    Amazing dining experience! We arrived 45 minutes late for our reservations--no problem; they still sat us and provided unmeasurable customer service. We had the sirloin and lamb dinner dishes and the food was absolutely delicious!!

  • ((((( by from Godstone

    The afternoon tea was fabulous. Lovely surroundings and attentive staff. It was my daughters birthday, in which they did a special plate of cakes with a candle. Lovely touch.

  • ((((* by from Munich

    Perfect setting for a business lunch. Good food and excellent service

  • ((((( by from London

    Fabulous service, subtly altered menu to be pregnancy friendly and were very welcoming

  • ((((( by from Kingston upon Thames

    I have booked Balcon for my friends birthday, the moment we enter we felt very special,Alessio was very welcoming and friendly from beginning to the end of our wonderful dining experience.Food was delicious specially starter I loved it.I just mentioned that we selebrating birthday and for my and my friends surprise Alessio put such effort and organized very beautiful selection of small cakes with candle for my friend.We where very happy and desided to stay for drinks and continued our evening in the bar .Service was amazing .Staff was very helpful especially Hamdi.Thank you very much to everyone who made our evening remarkable.We definitely will be back .

  • ((((* by from London

    Another delicious meal here. This was our 3rd visit and it didn't disappoint. We had the Champagne & 3 Course deal. The menu is varied enough to suit most palates and the service is attentive and friendly. It was quieter than usual, but then, it is holiday season! The decor is elegant but comfortable. I had the goats cheese with ham which was light and summery and very tasty and he had the rabbit which he really enjoyed. Sea bream for me and duck for him-both yummy. Then to finish, chocolate with popcorn and yoghurt pannacotta with raspberries. Overall fabulous food and very good value.

  • ((((( by from London

    Amazing staff, great location and the pastries were delicious. Loved the whole experience

Nearly done! Please enter your details

  • Guests:
  • Date:
  • Time:
  • Menu:
Change Booking reference:

Your Contact Details

  • Name:
  • Email:
  • Phone:
* required
Please enter your first name
Please enter your last name
Please enter a valid email
Please enter your phone number

Please email me the latest promotions and deals from

By completing this booking, you are accepting the Terms and Conditions associated with it.


Booking confirmed

An email confirmation has been sent to

  • Guests:
  • Date:
  • Time:
  • Menu:
Change Booking reference:

Restaurant details

Book this restaurant again Close and return to restaurant


There was an error completing your booking.
This table is no longer available or cannot be booked at this time. Please search for a new table.

Nearby restaurants

Book this restaurant