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The Balcon

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

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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.

Wonderful service especially from Lesley. Portions were very small however were delicious.

Brenda 04 July 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 241 reviews)
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  • dinner (128)
  • lunch (98)
  • luxury (96)
  • afternoon tea (90)
  • romantic (70)
  • value (51)
  • business (50)
  • private dining (28)
  • breakfast (22)
  • trendy (22)
  • large parties (21)
  • views (11)
  • child friendly (10)
  • entertainment (7)
  • al fresco (3)
  • ((((* 10 July 2018 by Amahl from London

    The restaurant is quiet, with well spaced tables and attentive service. The set menu had a good selection of dishes with Interesting flavour combinations. The desserts were especially delicious (particularly the honey macaroon).

  • ((((( 4 July 2018 by Brenda from London

    Wonderful service especially from Lesley. Portions were very small however were delicious.

  • ((((* 2 July 2018 by Alex from London

    It was very good

  • ((((( 27 June 2018 by Margot from London

    The waiting staff did everything to ensure that our evening was top notch. I asked for a small swap of the ingredients in the main course and they changed that without fuss. All 3 courses were superb, the deserts were an absolute delight and cooked to perfection. As the meal was a leaving work celebration for my Assistant the chef produced a dish of lovely cakes to congratulate her. This was a lovely touch.

  • ((((( 23 June 2018 by Naheeda from London

    We had a timeout deal for The Balcon, which was three courses for £28 plus two glasses of bubbly. It was my birthday meal with friends and we all loved it. The service from the waiter Alex (or maybe Alexis, sorry forgot), was absolutely superb. He was accommodating, attentive and brought out a lovely plate of miniature cakes with a candle, for my birthday. The food was delicious as was the venue settings.

    Will be sure to come back soon.

    Please say thank you to Alex again, for us. He made it an amazing experience.

  • ((((* 20 June 2018 by Giles from Islington

    Excellent food for both of us for all three coursees - thoughtfully prepared and presented, Very enjoyable flavours. Complimentary glass of prosecco was generous and quality dry chilled.

    Service was first class, from a friendly and professional team, including Alison the Manager, who went out of her way arranging for the inappropriate disco-thump loop soundtrack (not especially elegant or lunchtime-friendly) to be turned down. Interesting that the overall management doesn't give staff the scope to choose suitable ambient background music, but impose an inaccessible electro-loop tape that runs for 20 hours!

  • (((** 19 June 2018 by Sonia from Surrey

    I booked a 3 course dinner with champagne from the 'offer' meals and was charged for desert (8GBP) which should have been included!

  • ((((( 17 June 2018 by Penny from London

    As a frequent visitor to Le Balcon I am pleased to report that it maintains its' high standards. The Menu deal gave good choice - I had "sardines" which appeared as a single boned. grilled sardine on sourdough toast plus some grilled pepper and a few leaves - cooking and portion size perfect for me. The "bubbles" with the deal were prosecco (oh, not again and so un-French), Very charming service from young French waiters and waitresses. Main was Roast chicken on a bed of sweet potato. Half a Poussin very freshly roasted with sweet potato flavoured with thyme and sage to take the edge of the sweetness. Very successful (my companion usually hates sweet potato but liked this). Desserts are their forte. Rhubarb tarte tatin was indeed "tart" but balanced by vanilla ice cream and my Macaron with honey ice-cream and honeycomb (like a crunchie bar) was very professional, beautifully presented as an upright wheel - slightly less crisp than ideal.
    The surroundings are art deco and the atmosphere restful (very faint music). Perfect after a visit to the Galleries in Trafalgar square.

  • ((((* 16 June 2018 by Paul from London

    Very good

  • ((((* 16 June 2018 by Sandra from BERKHAMSTED Hertfordshire

    Sensitive service and good food and wine

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