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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.

Excellent food and charming service.

Daphne 15 December 2018
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 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

4.4 (((() (based on 264 reviews)
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  • dinner (144)
  • lunch (113)
  • luxury (104)
  • afternoon tea (98)
  • romantic (76)
  • value (56)
  • business (53)
  • private dining (31)
  • breakfast (26)
  • trendy (23)
  • large parties (21)
  • views (14)
  • child friendly (10)
  • entertainment (8)
  • al fresco (4)
  • ((*** 4 January 2019 by Greeney from London

    Great food but yet again the service let's it down. Too many people swanning around not doing anything helpful. My friend had soup and when it arrived the waiter said 'enjoy' but there was no spoon! For fine dining one would expect better.... just one of many niggly issues. It has put me off dining there again as remembered the same issues from last time.

  • ((((( 15 December 2018 by Daphne from London

    Excellent food and charming service.

  • ((((( 17 November 2018 by Julie from London

    Second visit here. Excellent location, staff very friendly and professional.

  • ((((( 6 November 2018 by Grace from london

    this is not my first visit to the Balcon and it wont be my last ! Always great service, great food and what and ambiance!

  • ((((( 1 November 2018 by Ann from London

    My daughter and I enjoyed a delicious 3 course lunch as part of the London Food Festival week. The service was impeccable in a beautiful setting.

  • ((((* 28 October 2018 by Debbie from London

    Great ambience. Food tasty, service excellent ... and definitely worth having their cognac baba!

  • ((((( 25 October 2018 by Stephen from Toronto Canada

    The quality remains constant. We hsve been dining here since the original restaurant opened.

  • ((((( 22 October 2018 by Emma from London

    The staff at the Balcon really were what made our whole experience so amazing.
    They were attentive, and friendly. Even though we came towards the end of breakfast, we didn’t feel rushed. They made us feel welcome, (even when we asked to move to another table) and went above & beyond to make the whole experience so enjoyable.. even bringing us a personalised surprise when they realised it was a special occasion.
    Couldn’t have asked for more! In particular, our waitress Nestle gave us helpful information about the local area & took the time to chat to us- she was amazing. Would visit again just because of her!
    Food was incredible, cooked to perfection & came quickly after we ordered. Expected small portions, but quite the opposite.. I couldn’t finish the pancakes, they were huge!
    Great selection of pastries/breads, all in all couldn’t find fault.
    Would definitely visit again, we loved it.

  • ((((( 12 October 2018 by Peter from Glastonbury

    Very enjoyable. Excellent location.

  • ((((* 1 October 2018 by Colin from London

    Great food, although the table for two allocated was far too close to other diners which stifled our business-related conversation.

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