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The Balcon

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

(((() French
Average
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 place to eat
Delicious well presented food
Good portion sizes

Susia 18 May 2016
from N lincs

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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 79 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (44)
  • luxury (38)
  • lunch (33)
  • romantic (29)
  • afternoon tea (28)
  • value (22)
  • business (20)
  • private dining (10)
  • large parties (8)
  • trendy (8)
  • breakfast (5)
  • child friendly (5)
  • views (5)
  • entertainment (3)
  • ((((( by from London

    We had a lovely table and were fussed over as it was a special birthday and we were meeting old friends. The staff were great, around when needed and left
    us to get on with our talking. We started at 1p.m. and left at 4p.m. having had a great meal, lovely wine and a glass of champagne. All our friends congratulated
    me on choosing such a great venue, it was perfect for the occasion. The standard of the food was first class, depth of flavours and presentation of the food
    was savoured by all of us.

  • ((((( by from Letchworth Garden City

    Loved the food which was of excellent quality, the waiters were attentive, but the service was a little slow in moving to each consecutive course. Beautiful classy setting. An added advantage was that we did not have to be formally dressed, as my guests walked in for dinner dressed in jeans and sports shoes. The booking was relatively easy over the phone, as the restaurant phone number was immediately available via Bookatable online, whereas some other Bookatable restaurant phone numbers are not. Overall good value in relation to what was on offer. Would definitely use this venue again.

  • ((((( by from London

    Excellent food - especially the cheese soufflé starter. Very elegant dining room and suitably attentive service. What more could we want from a splendid evening's dining.

  • ((((* by from Lincoln

    Great food, very friendly service and good value for money with the set menu and champagne offer. We used it as a pre-theatre meal. The only negative was that frustratingly we asked for tap water to go alongside a carafe of wine we ordered, however we were given bottled water and charged for it. Nothing to ruin the evening but of note as othe reviews I have read made similar comments. Otherwise it was superb, I'd happily go back.

  • ((((( by from London

    We loved the location - a very grand setting but friendly and warm at the same time. The food was great and the waiters were very generous with the complimentary bread at the start - a nice touch. There was a good choice on the menu and the food was outstanding. The coffee at the end of the evening was lovely but a little cold - maybe because it came at the same time as the puddings.

  • ((((( by from Orpington

    From the moment we entered The Balcon it was a lovely experience. The staff were very attentive without being intrusive and the food was great, especially the chocolate mousse.

  • ((((( by from Blindley heath

    Excellent food, excellent service, excellent ambiance. Pre theatre dinner enjoyed by all.

  • ((((( by from Portsmouth

    Highly recommend this restaurant. 6 of us dined and everyone felt we had an excellent dining experience. Each dish was carefully designed, served beautifully and tasted wonderful. Some very interesting flavours- especially the hake dish.
    Staff were attentive and professional, surroundings spacious and classy.
    Good value- would definitely return.

  • ((((( by from N lincs

    Excellent place to eat
    Delicious well presented food
    Good portion sizes

  • ((((* by from London

    Meal was very good, and set menu was good value.

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