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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.

Impeccable service by discreet and helpful staff and some of the best food I have eaten.

Margaret Curtis 11 April 2016
from Chester

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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 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

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Customer reviews for The Balcon

4.5 (((() (based on 61 reviews)
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  • dinner (32)
  • luxury (29)
  • romantic (24)
  • lunch (22)
  • afternoon tea (21)
  • business (17)
  • value (14)
  • private dining (8)
  • large parties (6)
  • child friendly (5)
  • breakfast (4)
  • trendy (3)
  • views (3)
  • entertainment (2)
  • ((((* by from London

    Gorgeous surroundings and ambience. Very polite and helpful staff. The quality of the food was very good and a great selection. Glad the tea was free flowing. However, the quanity of items, particularly of the desserts/cakes, gave us some concern. We could not divide a cheesecake and the moose into four. There was no need for three scones each. Instead it would have been nicer to have smaller desserts that were enough for one/two of each type to be able to share the experience together e.g. two cheesecakes.

  • ((((( by from Wells

    Staying for a weekend in London with friends we needed to eat out close to Whitehall. Found the Balcon on-line and on the strength of the recommendations we booked. The food and atmosphere were excellent. We asked to change our table - this was no problem, we we able to chat about the food with our delightful waiter, take time over choosing the wine and our waiter found us seating in the delightful lounge for coffees after dinner. We arrived around 7.15 and left over three hours later. We opted for the three course for £25 offer which was exceptionally good value, but next time we are definitely going to opt for the a la carte menu. This Sofitel restaurant is highly recommended and a surprisingly friendly and calm place in the heart of London.

  • ((((* by from London

    Friendly and efficient service. Fine quality food at reasonable price. This is the 4th time I've dined here and it has been consistenly good.

  • ((((( by from Ascot

    Very nice surroundings friendly and overall efficient service. Mixed up order but very apologetic and made good.

  • ((((( by from Chester

    Impeccable service by discreet and helpful staff and some of the best food I have eaten.

  • ((((( by from London

    Fantastic service and really delicious food. Perfect portions, too!

  • ((((( by from London

    We went to have dinner and the experience was amazing from the street to the sublime desserts.

  • ((((( by from London

    Great stuff

  • ((((( by from Coventry

    Had afternoon tea which was lovely
    Staff very helpful and friendly

  • (((** by from Shrewsbury

    Great atmosphere but eggs benedict was cold and service is slow

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